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Hanson Hills - Cross Country Ski Trails

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Welcome to Hanson Hills Recreation Area located in Grayling, Michigan.

Hanson Hills offers over 35KM of wooded rolling terrain that is groomed daily 14’ wide with set track to accommodate both classical and skating styles.

Trail System opens Daily at 9:00am. Daily Trail Conditions

Featured Events

2018 Cote Dame Marie Loppet – January 20, 2018

The 2018 Cote Dame Marie Loppet is presented by The Grayling Recreation Authority.

This exciting Nordic Skiing Adventure will take you through the scenic hardwood trails of Hanson Hills Recreation Area, located in Grayling, Michigan.

Race Features:

Rolling Course with outstanding grooming

Professional Timing to ensure immediate and accurate results.

Michigan Cup Men's Division-26km freestyle, and Women's -13km freestyle Michigan Cup points events.

Free Saturday Afternoon Night Kids Race- 1-3km 1pm-2:00pm @ Northbound Outfitters.

Citizens Divisions-For those new to skiing, a 7.5 km course with both Skate and Classic categories. "Fun for All!!"

Custom Gift to the first 250 entrants.

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Hanson Hills Recreation Area
Grayling Recreation Authority
PO Box 361
Grayling, MI 49738
1-888-876-2196

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Hanson Hills On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Hanson Hills Page On Facebook.

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Tuesday October 4th, 2022 - 8:40 am

Hanson Hills

We are sad to announce that a team member has passed away over the weekend. William “BILL” Bonkowski passed away from a brief battle with cancer. Bill envisioned and developed the Hanson Hills Snowsports School and served as the Director for the past 11 years. Bill shared his passion for Skiing, Rock n Roll, and hunting to all that came in contact with him. Bill was a great mentor and helped many young skiers and adults to fall in love with the sport of skiing. We kindly ask for you to keep Bill’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
Rest in Peace my friend and enjoy your Endless Winter!
(Bill Bonkowski is pictured here with his faithful companion Gunner)
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We are sad to announce that a team member has passed away over the weekend.  William “BILL” Bonkowski passed away from a brief battle with cancer.   Bill envisioned and developed the Hanson Hills Snowsports School and served as the Director for the past 11 years.  Bill shared his passion for Skiing, Rock n Roll, and hunting to all that came in contact with him.  Bill was a great mentor and helped many young skiers and adults to fall in love with the sport of skiing.  We kindly ask for you to keep Bill’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.      
Rest in Peace my friend and enjoy your Endless Winter! 
(Bill Bonkowski is pictured here with his faithful companion Gunner)

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RIP Bill. I’m so thankful the the time I was able to spend as coworkers inside the rental shop. I’ll cherish those moments forever 🤘❤️

This news is heartbreaking. Thank you for everything Bill Bonkowski.

I’ve known Bill for decades. I followed his physical battles and thought he was on the upswing. I’m so sorry to hear this. What a stand up guy. Only the good die young and that is certainly the case here. I know there is only powder in heaven so enjoy Bill.

So sad. Was such a nice man. Condolences to his family

Sorry to hear this. Bill worked diligently with my son thru the school. Adam respected him. R.I.P.

I'm in shock. He had been through so much with his health and the deaths of his parents. RIP Bill 💔

So sad to hear this. He gave me my first job at 15 years old and helped improve my skiing immensely. 😢

I'm lso sorry to hear this. He was a force for good at Hanson Hills. A lot of people are going to miss him greatly.

what a loss this is for our community

Oh how heartbreaking! Prayers to his family and friends!

RIP Thank you for all you have done for my family.

Sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

So heartbreaking, prayers to the family.

This is so sad!!! Thoughts and prayers go out to his family

So sad to hear this😔

Prayers 🙏

Sincere Sympathy to all who loved and knew Bill. After the darkness comes the promise of a new day, Beyond life’s cares is the sureness of peace.

Very sad

RIP🙏🙏

R.I.P. My deepest condolences to the family an friends .

🙏🙏🙏❤️🕊

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Saturday October 1st, 2022 - 8:11 am

Hanson Hills

Come out and meet the superhero’s!! 5K 10am, Kids Race 9:45am. All proceeds help the Childrens Assessment Centers. ... See MoreSee Less

Come out and meet the superhero’s!!  5K 10am, Kids Race 9:45am. All proceeds help the Childrens Assessment Centers.

Wednesday September 28th, 2022 - 2:06 pm

Hanson Hills

Pics from last nights Flag Football. Bronco's beat the Chippewas- Spartans beat the Wolverines. 🏈🏈🏈🏈 ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday September 27th, 2022 - 10:46 am

Hanson Hills

Flag Football game tonight at 6:00pm. High of 52 degrees, dress kiddo's accordingly. Remember water bottle and it might be a good idea to bring a towel for them to dry off after the game.🏈🏈 ... See MoreSee Less

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Hanson Hills - Photos From Instagram

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