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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Ski Clinic, Toko Wax Clinic, & Team Dinner
 – December 9, 2017
[ December 9, 2017; ] 
Join our annual season kick-off ski clinic for both classic and skate skiing at XC Ski HQ. The Level 1-2 Skate Clinic will be from 10:00am – 11:00am, and the Level 1-2 Classic Clinic will be from 11:30am – 12:30pm. There will be a Level 2-3 Skate Clinic from 1:30pm – 2:30pm, and a Level [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters
 – Ski Clinic with Jordyn Ross – December 9, 2017
[ December 9, 2017; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Jordyn Ross, former NMU skier and arguably the fastest female skier in the Michigan Cup, will be leading our annual season kick-off clinic on Saturday, December 9th. CLINIC OFFERING VIDEO FEEDBACK! One of the best ways to improve as a skier is to actually see yourself skiing. So, along with realtime coaching, Jordyn will have a [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Trapper Santa at the Cabin – December 16, 2017
[ December 16, 2017; 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] 
Ski or snowshoe to Trapper’s Cabin to find Trapper Santa! This rustic, jubilant Santa will be tending the bonfire, roasting chestnuts, and telling wintery tales to kids from 1 to 92. Join him for free hot cocoa and lots of Christmas spirit! Trapper Santa at the Cabin! December 16th – Saturday 12:00pm – 3:00pm Visit XC Ski Headquarters Website >>>> Cross [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – December 16, 2017
[ December 16, 2017; 4:00 pm; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our Saturday free ski lesson! This beginner lesson teaches the basics of cross country skiing, including classic diagonal stride and/or skate skiing, hill climbing and descending, and turning. We even teach you how to get up after you fall down! Adults and children are welcome. If you need to rent skis [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – December 23, 2017
[ December 23, 2017; 4:00 pm; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our Saturday free ski lesson! This beginner lesson teaches the basics of cross country skiing, including classic diagonal stride and/or skate skiing, hill climbing and descending, and turning. We even teach you how to get up after you fall down! Adults and children are welcome. If you need to rent skis [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – December 30, 2017
[ December 30, 2017; 4:00 pm; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our Saturday free ski lesson! This beginner lesson teaches the basics of cross country skiing, including classic diagonal stride and/or skate skiing, hill climbing and descending, and turning. We even teach you how to get up after you fall down! Adults and children are welcome. If you need to rent skis [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Full Moon Night Skiing! – January 5, 2018
[ January 5, 2018; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Experience the magic of winter in a whole new light! On the weekend day that is closest to the full moon during the ski season, we will light the Trapper’s Cabin trail with torches, creating a truly unique and memorable nighttime experience. We will also have a bonfire and serve hot chocolate at Trapper’s Cabin from 6-8:00PM. Skiers [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Pure Michigan Family Winter Trails Day – January 6, 2018
[ January 6, 2018; 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. ] Entering its 21st year, Cross Country Ski Headquarters and the Great Lakes Winter Trails Council present the “Pure Michigan” Winter Trails Day on Saturday, January 6th, 2018. Adults and children receive a free Facilities Pass and cross country ski or snowshoe lesson, plus a complimentary hot cocoa and hot dog cookout on the ski trails! [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – January 6, 2018
[ January 6, 2018; 4:00 pm; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our Saturday free ski lesson! This beginner lesson teaches the basics of cross country skiing, including classic diagonal stride and/or skate skiing, hill climbing and descending, and turning. We even teach you how to get up after you fall down! Adults and children are welcome. If you need to rent skis [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – January 13, 2018
[ January 13, 2018; 4:00 pm; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our Saturday free ski lesson! This beginner lesson teaches the basics of cross country skiing, including classic diagonal stride and/or skate skiing, hill climbing and descending, and turning. We even teach you how to get up after you fall down! Adults and children are welcome. If you need to rent skis [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Stretch and Slide: A Yoga-Ski Retreat! – January 20, 2018
[ January 20, 2018; 10:00 am; ] Stretch and Slide begins at 10:00am with a yoga class at the Gerrish Township Municipal Building (1 mile south of XC Ski HQ), and continues with a full day ski/snowshoe rental and group lesson at 11:45am (facilities pass included!). Also included after the lesson is a homemade chili lunch (classic or vegetarian) at the Stone Turtle [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – January 20, 2018
[ January 20, 2018; 4:00 pm; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our Saturday free ski lesson! This beginner lesson teaches the basics of cross country skiing, including classic diagonal stride and/or skate skiing, hill climbing and descending, and turning. We even teach you how to get up after you fall down! Adults and children are welcome. If you need to rent skis [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – January 27, 2018
[ January 27, 2018; 4:00 pm; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our Saturday free ski lesson! This beginner lesson teaches the basics of cross country skiing, including classic diagonal stride and/or skate skiing, hill climbing and descending, and turning. We even teach you how to get up after you fall down! Adults and children are welcome. If you need to rent skis [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – February 3, 2018
[ February 3, 2018; 4:00 pm; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our Saturday free ski lesson! This beginner lesson teaches the basics of cross country skiing, including classic diagonal stride and/or skate skiing, hill climbing and descending, and turning. We even teach you how to get up after you fall down! Adults and children are welcome. If you need to rent skis [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Ski the Beer Trail with Founders Brewing and Michigan Search & Rescue! – February 3, 2018
[ February 3, 2018; 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Join us for a day of craft beer on the ski trails! Northern Michigan's own Paddle Hard Brewery will set up tasting stations along the Trappers Cabin and Manitou trails, at which skiers and snowshoers can try some of Michigan’s most excellent craft beer. more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – February 10, 2018
[ February 10, 2018; 4:00 pm; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our Saturday free ski lesson! This beginner lesson teaches the basics of cross country skiing, including classic diagonal stride and/or skate skiing, hill climbing and descending, and turning. We even teach you how to get up after you fall down! Adults and children are welcome. If you need to rent skis [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – February 17, 2018
[ February 17, 2018; 4:00 pm; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our Saturday free ski lesson! This beginner lesson teaches the basics of cross country skiing, including classic diagonal stride and/or skate skiing, hill climbing and descending, and turning. We even teach you how to get up after you fall down! Adults and children are welcome. If you need to rent skis [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – February 24, 2018
[ February 24, 2018; 4:00 pm; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our Saturday free ski lesson! This beginner lesson teaches the basics of cross country skiing, including classic diagonal stride and/or skate skiing, hill climbing and descending, and turning. We even teach you how to get up after you fall down! Adults and children are welcome. If you need to rent skis [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – 25th Annual Junior Muffin Pursuit Races – February 25 , 2018
[ February 25, 2018; ] The longest standing juniors race in Michigan, the Muffin Race will be held at Cross Country Ski Headquarters on Sunday, February 28th. The race is a Junior Girls & Boys 8km Pursuit race. Skiers will classic ski the first half of the race then ski freestyle the second half of the race. more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Ribs and Blues – March 3, 2018
[ March 3, 2018; ] A favorite tradition at Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Ribs & Blues celebrates live music from the West Side Blues Band, made up of local artists Don Mick and Dan McCullough. Enjoy what is surely some of the best barbeque in all the land: German Dave’s famous slow cooked barbequed ribs, cooked over our outdoor fire pit [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – March 3, 2018
[ March 3, 2018; 4:00 pm; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our Saturday free ski lesson! This beginner lesson teaches the basics of cross country skiing, including classic diagonal stride and/or skate skiing, hill climbing and descending, and turning. We even teach you how to get up after you fall down! Adults and children are welcome. If you need to rent skis [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – March 10, 2018
[ March 10, 2018; 4:00 pm; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our Saturday free ski lesson! This beginner lesson teaches the basics of cross country skiing, including classic diagonal stride and/or skate skiing, hill climbing and descending, and turning. We even teach you how to get up after you fall down! Adults and children are welcome. If you need to rent skis [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Spring Ski Fest & Hawaiian BBQ – March 10, 2018
[ March 10, 2018; ] Wear your Hawaiian shirt and feast on some of the best Hawaiian Barbeque this side of the Pacific! We will be barbequing locally raised pork hocks, along with island style veggies and of course fresh pineapple. Celebrate all that is great about spring: long, sunny days of great cross country skiing in Michigan! Visit XC Ski Headquarters Website [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Michigan Cup Relays – March 11, 2018
[ March 11, 2018; 9:30 am; ] A Michigan Cup Relay Race with 3 skiers per team: 2 legs freestyle, one leg classic; approximately 8km per leg for freestyle and classic. Registration starts at 9:30am. Relays start at 11am. Entry Fee is $20 per racer. All entrees score Team Points. more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – March 17, 2018
[ March 17, 2018; 4:00 pm; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our Saturday free ski lesson! This beginner lesson teaches the basics of cross country skiing, including classic diagonal stride and/or skate skiing, hill climbing and descending, and turning. We even teach you how to get up after you fall down! Adults and children are welcome. If you need to rent skis [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters Events via Facebook

Full Moon Night Skiing

Full Moon Night Skiing

Jan 5, 6:00pm - Jan 5, 8:00pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters
9435 N Cut Rd
Roscommon, MI  48653 Map

Experience the magic of winter at nighttime! Ski along the Trappers Cabin trail, which is lit with rustic torches on this magical evening under the night sky. Enjoy a bonfire and free hot cocoa at Trapper's Cabin, and venture out on the other trails under the light of the moon if you dare! (Or, bring/rent a headlamp.) Skiers who need to rent skis or snowshoes for Full Moon Night Skiing only (between 6:00 - 8:00pm) may do so for $12. Join us for an evening you’ll never forget!

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Winter Trails Day at XC Ski HQ

Winter Trails Day at XC Ski HQ

Jan 6, 10:30am - Jan 6, 5:30pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters
9435 N Cut Rd
Roscommon, MI  48653 Map

Entering its 21st year, Cross Country Ski Headquarters and the Great Lakes Winter Trails Council present the “Pure Michigan” Winter Trails Day on Saturday, January 6th, 2018. Adults and children receive a free Facilities Pass and cross country ski or snowshoe lesson, plus a complimentary hot cocoa and hot dog cookout on the ski trails! Equipment rentals are available for a special reduced rate. Bring your friends and family, and discover how fun winter in Northern Michigan can be!

Check-in is at 10:30am. Please make sure to pre-register by emailing info@crosscountryski.com. Check-in is followed by outfitting in rental boots, skis, poles or snowshoes for a reduced rate of $9 per adult and $6 per child.

11:00am: X-C Ski & Snowshoe group lesson. Learn the basics of cross country skiing and snowshoeing, including going up and down hills, and how to fall down and get back up!

12:00pm: Ski out to Trappers Cabin for Hot Dogs, a bonfire and Hot Cocoa, all on the house. After lunch at the Cabin, skiers and snowshoers will have the choice of exploring more trails, or heading back to Cross Country Ski Headquarters.

5:30pm (or earlier): Skiers return from their tours and return snowshoes, boots, skis & poles. They are invited to relax in front of the Fireplace in the Stone Turtle Day Lodge anytime throughout the day.

Preregistration is required for this event. We have a limited number of skis and snowshoes. Please pre-register by emailing your name, address, age, shoe size, and choice of X-C skiing or snowshoeing to: info@crosscountryski.com or calling 800-832-2663. If we are fully booked, we will reschedule you to Sunday, January 7th.
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Stretch & Slide: Yoga Ski Retreat!

Stretch & Slide: Yoga Ski Retreat!

Jan 20, 10:00am - Jan 20, 1:00pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters
9435 N Cut Rd
Roscommon, MI  48653 Map

Stretch and Slide combines two fabulous activities: yoga and cross country skiing!

Stretch & Slide begins with a yoga class at 10:00am (meets at the Gerrish Township Municipal Building, 1 mile south of XC Ski HQ), and continues with an awesome day on the snow! After yoga, head to XC Ski HQ to get your ski or snowshoe rental and facilities pass, and join in a private group lesson with a PISA certified ski instructor (at approx 11:45am). After the lesson, refuel with a delicious chili lunch (classic or vegetarian) at the Stone Turtle Day Lodge Café at Cross Country Ski Headquarters. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the serenity of the beautiful Michigan winter forests on the pristinely groomed Headquarters ski trails, or relaxing with a mug of hot cocoa by the Stone Turtle Day Lodge fireplace!

All are invited to participate, including novices to yoga, skiing or both. Over a $65 value for $45 ($35 if you have your own equipment). There will be an opportunity to change from yoga clothes into ski clothes before the ski lesson, and XC Ski Headquarters has a great selection of ski clothing if you need to get outfitted before the lesson! To pre-register (recommended but not required), email info@crosscountryski.com or call 800-832-2663.
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Full Moon Night Skiing

Full Moon Night Skiing

Jan 26, 6:00pm - Jan 26, 8:00pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters
9435 N Cut Rd
Roscommon, MI  48653 Map

Experience the magic of winter at nighttime! Ski along the Trappers Cabin trail, which is lit with rustic torches on this magical evening under the night sky. Enjoy a bonfire and free hot cocoa at Trapper's Cabin, and venture out on the other trails under the light of the moon if you dare! (Or, bring/rent a headlamp.) Skiers who need to rent skis or snowshoes for Full Moon Night Skiing only (between 6:00 - 8:00pm) may do so for $12. Join us for an evening you’ll never forget!

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Ski the Beer Trail with Paddle Hard Brewing and MISAR

Ski the Beer Trail with Paddle Hard Brewing and MISAR

Feb 3, 11:00am - Feb 3, 4:00pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters
9435 N Cut Rd
Roscommon, MI  48653 Map

February 3rd, 2018 – Saturday, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Ski the Beer Trail with Paddle Hard Brewing and Michigan Search & Rescue!

Join us for a day of delicious craft beer on the ski trails! Paddle Hard Brewing will bring their hops to the snow at Trapper’s Cabin, where skiers and snow-shoers can try some of Michigan’s most excellent craft beer and enjoy a gourmet barbecue with locally made beer brats. The Beer Trail Pass includes a full day facilities pass, barbecue lunch at Trapper’s Cabin, and four beer tokens for $30. Additional beer tokens may be purchased separately. Ski and snowshoe rentals are available for a nominal fee on a first come, first served basis, and free mini ski lessons are available upon request.

Plus, stick around to meet the Michigan Search and Rescue team! Michigan Search and Rescue provides services for missing persons response, specifically canine search teams, at no cost. The team is composed of 50 volunteers and 30 dogs, and all the dogs have canine good citizen certification so are people and kid friendly. There will also be dog demos, where the dogs will find missing people (someone hiding in the woods – Airscent Wilderness Dog), and/or find hidden bones (HRD Dog). These demos will take place at 1:00pm and 3:00pm on the sun deck/practice area.
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Winter Fest Night Skiing

Winter Fest Night Skiing

Feb 16, 6:00pm - Feb 16, 8:00pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters
9435 N Cut Rd
Roscommon, MI  48653 Map

Experience the magic of winter at nighttime! Bring your Winter Fest Badge (or purchase one for $5), and ski or snowshoe along the Trappers Cabin trail, which is lit with rustic torches on this magical evening under the night sky. Enjoy a bonfire and free hot cocoa at Trapper's Cabin, and venture out on the other trails under the light of the moon if you dare! (Or, bring/rent a headlamp.) Skiers who need to rent skis or snowshoes for Full Moon Night Skiing only (between 6:00 - 8:00pm) may do so for $12. Join us for an evening you’ll never forget!... See MoreSee Less

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Stretch & Slide: Yoga Ski Retreat!

Stretch & Slide: Yoga Ski Retreat!

Feb 17, 10:00am - Feb 17, 1:00pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters
9435 N Cut Rd
Roscommon, MI  48653 Map

Stretch and Slide combines two fabulous activities: yoga and cross country skiing!

Stretch & Slide begins with a yoga class at 10:00am (meets at the Gerrish Township Municipal Building, 1 mile south of XC Ski HQ), and continues with an awesome day on the snow! After yoga, head to XC Ski HQ to get your ski or snowshoe rental and facilities pass, and join in a private group lesson with a PISA certified ski instructor (at approx 11:45am). After the lesson, refuel with a delicious chili lunch (classic or vegetarian) at the Stone Turtle Day Lodge Café at Cross Country Ski Headquarters. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the serenity of the beautiful Michigan winter forests on the pristinely groomed Headquarters ski trails, or relaxing with a mug of hot cocoa by the Stone Turtle Day Lodge fireplace!

All are invited to participate, including novices to yoga, skiing or both. Over a $65 value for $45 ($35 if you have your own equipment). There will be an opportunity to change from yoga clothes into ski clothes before the ski lesson, and XC Ski Headquarters has a great selection of ski clothing if you need to get outfitted before the lesson! To pre-register (recommended but not required), email info@crosscountryski.com or call 800-832-2663.
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