Visit Grayling – Lodging and Recreation, Grayling, Michigan

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Labor Day Weekend Clearance Sale! – August 31 to September 3, 2018

XC Ski Headquarters
Don’t miss our ANNUAL BLOW-OUT SALE on Labor Day Weekend!

– 30-50% OFF most of of last year’s winter jackets, fleeces, pants, kids clothing, boots and shoes, plus select hats, gloves and more.

– Clearance on The North Face, Columbia, Swix, Salomon, Patagonia, Merrell, Kari Traa, Bjorn Daehlie, Smartwool, Skhoop Skirts, and more.

– Big sale on cross country skis, boots and ski packages from Fischer, Salomon, Rossignol, Atomic, and Alpina. That includes clearance skis and deeply discounted rep samples like the Salomon S-Lab Classics at over 50% off MSRP, plus the all new recreational touring skin ski from Rossignol, the Evo R-Skin Evolution Package, on sale for 33% off MSRP!

PLUS…

– Your chance to score NEW winter clothing and ski gear that none of your friends have seen yet, including cold-weather lifestyle and activewear from The North Face, Patagonia and Columbia.

– You also get first crack at this year’s skis, boots, bindings and poles from Fischer, Rossignol, Salomon, Alpina and more. And let me tell you, it looks gooooooooood.

– Best of all, our staff of friendly ski freaks is ready to help you pick out all the right gear that is perfect for YOU.

– Did we mention Donnie the dog will be there?

– And also MAYYYYBE a newborn Frye Colie baby?? (no promises, but Mariah’s due date is August 25th!)

Labor Day Weekend Store Hours:
Friday and Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Monday 10:00am to 4:00pm

Btw, the ski trails are beautiful! Bring your bike or take a hike when you come to check out the sale. You won’t regret it!

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Cross Country Ski Headquarters Page On Facebook.

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#tbt to the dog days of winter. Can’t wait to hit the @hartwickpinesstatepark trails again with this pooch! #xcski #skidog #xcskihq ...

#tbt to the dog days of winter. Can’t wait to hit the @hartwickpinesstatepark trails again with this pooch! #xcski #skidog #xcskihq

 

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The pooch can pull a baby slid😊

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2 weeks ago

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

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Love to see these young’ns getting geared out for the winter! With our Junior Trade-In Program, kids can trade up ski equipment until they’re full grown for just a nominal fee. You know what they say, a family that skis together stays together! Thanks @trileyoutdoors for the great shot. #xclife #adventurekids #isitskiseasonyet ...

Love to see these young’ns getting geared out for the winter! With our Junior Trade-In Program, kids can trade up ski equipment until they’re full grown for just a nominal fee. You know what they say, a family that skis together stays together! Thanks @trileyoutdoors for the great shot. #xclife #adventurekids #isitskiseasonyet

 

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Can you still meet me in the morning tomorrow?

Tagged you with a pic of my old skiis....please let me know if you can find bindings.....thanks. Pat

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – February 17, 2018

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 for a nominal charge, please sign in at the rental desk no later than 3:45pm. This lesson is free and lasts approximately 1 hour.

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson
February 17th – Saturday 4:00pm

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – News and Specials via Facebook

#tbt to the dog days of winter. Can’t wait to hit the @hartwickpinesstatepark trails again with this pooch! #xcski #skidog #xcskihq ...

#tbt to the dog days of winter. Can’t wait to hit the @hartwickpinesstatepark trails again with this pooch! #xcski #skidog #xcskihq

 

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The pooch can pull a baby slid😊

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters

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Love to see these young’ns getting geared out for the winter! With our Junior Trade-In Program, kids can trade up ski equipment until they’re full grown for just a nominal fee. You know what they say, a family that skis together stays together! Thanks @trileyoutdoors for the great shot. #xclife #adventurekids #isitskiseasonyet ...

Love to see these young’ns getting geared out for the winter! With our Junior Trade-In Program, kids can trade up ski equipment until they’re full grown for just a nominal fee. You know what they say, a family that skis together stays together! Thanks @trileyoutdoors for the great shot. #xclife #adventurekids #isitskiseasonyet

 

Comment on Facebook

Can you still meet me in the morning tomorrow?

Tagged you with a pic of my old skiis....please let me know if you can find bindings.....thanks. Pat

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – February 24, 2018

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 for a nominal charge, please sign in at the rental desk no later than 3:45pm. This lesson is free and lasts approximately 1 hour.

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson
February 24th – Saturday 4:00pm

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – News and Specials via Facebook

#tbt to the dog days of winter. Can’t wait to hit the @hartwickpinesstatepark trails again with this pooch! #xcski #skidog #xcskihq ...

#tbt to the dog days of winter. Can’t wait to hit the @hartwickpinesstatepark trails again with this pooch! #xcski #skidog #xcskihq

 

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The pooch can pull a baby slid😊

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters

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Love to see these young’ns getting geared out for the winter! With our Junior Trade-In Program, kids can trade up ski equipment until they’re full grown for just a nominal fee. You know what they say, a family that skis together stays together! Thanks @trileyoutdoors for the great shot. #xclife #adventurekids #isitskiseasonyet ...

Love to see these young’ns getting geared out for the winter! With our Junior Trade-In Program, kids can trade up ski equipment until they’re full grown for just a nominal fee. You know what they say, a family that skis together stays together! Thanks @trileyoutdoors for the great shot. #xclife #adventurekids #isitskiseasonyet

 

Comment on Facebook

Can you still meet me in the morning tomorrow?

Tagged you with a pic of my old skiis....please let me know if you can find bindings.....thanks. Pat

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – March 3, 2018

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 for a nominal charge, please sign in at the rental desk no later than 3:45pm. This lesson is free and lasts approximately 1 hour.

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson
March 3rd – Saturday 4:00pm

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – News and Specials via Facebook

#tbt to the dog days of winter. Can’t wait to hit the @hartwickpinesstatepark trails again with this pooch! #xcski #skidog #xcskihq ...

#tbt to the dog days of winter. Can’t wait to hit the @hartwickpinesstatepark trails again with this pooch! #xcski #skidog #xcskihq

 

Comment on Facebook

The pooch can pull a baby slid😊

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2 weeks ago

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

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Love to see these young’ns getting geared out for the winter! With our Junior Trade-In Program, kids can trade up ski equipment until they’re full grown for just a nominal fee. You know what they say, a family that skis together stays together! Thanks @trileyoutdoors for the great shot. #xclife #adventurekids #isitskiseasonyet ...

Love to see these young’ns getting geared out for the winter! With our Junior Trade-In Program, kids can trade up ski equipment until they’re full grown for just a nominal fee. You know what they say, a family that skis together stays together! Thanks @trileyoutdoors for the great shot. #xclife #adventurekids #isitskiseasonyet

 

Comment on Facebook

Can you still meet me in the morning tomorrow?

Tagged you with a pic of my old skiis....please let me know if you can find bindings.....thanks. Pat

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – March 10, 2018

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 for a nominal charge, please sign in at the rental desk no later than 3:45pm. This lesson is free and lasts approximately 1 hour.

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson
March 10th – Saturday 4:00pm

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – News and Specials via Facebook

#tbt to the dog days of winter. Can’t wait to hit the @hartwickpinesstatepark trails again with this pooch! #xcski #skidog #xcskihq ...

#tbt to the dog days of winter. Can’t wait to hit the @hartwickpinesstatepark trails again with this pooch! #xcski #skidog #xcskihq

 

Comment on Facebook

The pooch can pull a baby slid😊

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2 weeks ago

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

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Love to see these young’ns getting geared out for the winter! With our Junior Trade-In Program, kids can trade up ski equipment until they’re full grown for just a nominal fee. You know what they say, a family that skis together stays together! Thanks @trileyoutdoors for the great shot. #xclife #adventurekids #isitskiseasonyet ...

Love to see these young’ns getting geared out for the winter! With our Junior Trade-In Program, kids can trade up ski equipment until they’re full grown for just a nominal fee. You know what they say, a family that skis together stays together! Thanks @trileyoutdoors for the great shot. #xclife #adventurekids #isitskiseasonyet

 

Comment on Facebook

Can you still meet me in the morning tomorrow?

Tagged you with a pic of my old skiis....please let me know if you can find bindings.....thanks. Pat

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – March 17, 2018

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 for a nominal charge, please sign in at the rental desk no later than 3:45pm. This lesson is free and lasts approximately 1 hour.

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson
March 17th – Saturday 4:00pm

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Visit XC Ski Headquarters Website >>>>

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – News and Specials via Facebook

#tbt to the dog days of winter. Can’t wait to hit the @hartwickpinesstatepark trails again with this pooch! #xcski #skidog #xcskihq ...

#tbt to the dog days of winter. Can’t wait to hit the @hartwickpinesstatepark trails again with this pooch! #xcski #skidog #xcskihq

 

Comment on Facebook

The pooch can pull a baby slid😊

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2 weeks ago

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

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Love to see these young’ns getting geared out for the winter! With our Junior Trade-In Program, kids can trade up ski equipment until they’re full grown for just a nominal fee. You know what they say, a family that skis together stays together! Thanks @trileyoutdoors for the great shot. #xclife #adventurekids #isitskiseasonyet ...

Love to see these young’ns getting geared out for the winter! With our Junior Trade-In Program, kids can trade up ski equipment until they’re full grown for just a nominal fee. You know what they say, a family that skis together stays together! Thanks @trileyoutdoors for the great shot. #xclife #adventurekids #isitskiseasonyet

 

Comment on Facebook

Can you still meet me in the morning tomorrow?

Tagged you with a pic of my old skiis....please let me know if you can find bindings.....thanks. Pat

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Hanson Hills – Skiing and Snowboarding

Hanson HillsWe are one of Northern Michigan’s hidden gems. Enjoy a great Family Atmosphere at a very affordable price.

Our Ski Area offers Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding, Tubing, Snow Shoe Trails, and over 35km of Groomed Nordic Ski Trails.

Ski and Snowboard Instruction Available:

The Hanson Hills Snow Sports School offers a variety of instructional programs that will help you learn to ski or simply make your skiing experience easier and more enjoyable.  From learning the basics of turning and stopping; to taking on the challenge of the terrain park; or shaving seconds off your time in the race course, the snow pros at Hanson Hills can teach ski lessons to help you improve your skills and gain confidence on the slopes no matter what your age or skill.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR LESSONS PAGE

SESSION TUBING IS BACK!

Tubing at its finest is what you will find at Hanson Hills Recreation Area. Adjacent to our ski slopes, this fun filled activity is perfect for children and adults alike. Take an exhilarating ride down the slopes on a tube where you will end up at the base of the hill right next to the tow rope where you will be towed back to the top to do it again! After your one hour session, we guarantee you will be hooked!

Reservations recommended. (989-348-9266) x13

Full Payment is Due at time of Reservation

Reservations Must be cancelled 24hrs before your scheduled session to receive a full refund.

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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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1 day ago

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College Cross Country at Hanson Hills!! Kirtland Community College will be hosting all twelve of its MCCAA Conference members in the 11th annual Firebird Cross-Country Invitational at the Hanson Hills Recreation Area in Grayling, MI on Friday September 21st, 2018. The Men will race a 8k course at 4:30 p.m., followed by a Women's 5k at 5:15. ...

College Cross Country at Hanson Hills!! Kirtland Community College will be hosting all twelve of its MCCAA Conference members in the 11th annual Firebird Cross-Country Invitational at the Hanson Hills Recreation Area in Grayling, MI on Friday September 21st,  2018.  The Men will race a 8k course at 4:30 p.m., followed by a Womens 5k at 5:15.

1 week ago

Hanson Hills

Do not forget sign up for flag football tonight! Sign up at 5:00pm at the Lodge, followed by parents meeting!! ...

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My favorite spot

Me too!

Wow great!

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2 weeks ago

Hanson Hills

We Need Your Help To Preserve Our Lodge!

Hanson Hills has a rich history of providing quality recreational opportunities for all types of user groups all beginning in 1929 when it became the first ski area in Michigan. Over the years we have been recognized as; Grayling Winter Sports Park, Bear Mountain and now Hanson Hills Recreation Area. In the late 50’s to early 70’s the building we currently recognize as our “LODGE” building was constructed as a warming area for winter sports enthusiasts. The theme of “using what you have” as donated material and labor were used to construct multiple additions to the lodge, transforming it from a simple warming area into functioning lodge with restrooms, offices, and a concessions area. In most recent years we have been progressive on adding an ADA compliant restroom, along with making necessary repairs and maintenance to an aging building, while keeping that nostalgic feel of the ski lodge that so many of us remember as generation after generation of youth have passed through. Time is catching up to this remarkable building, and we are hoping to preserve what we have, so that we can continue to provide the many programs, events, and recreational opportunities to Crawford County residents and Visitors. Our lodge needs the following repairs to help bring us out of a deteriorating stage, Siding, Windows/Doors, and Roof are the main areas of concern. We are kindly asking for community support to help accomplish our project goals. Total project cost is $295,766 and we are asking for community support in form of a 1 year “one and done” Millage to expedite these repairs.
How can you help to preserve the Lodge? Join the Hanson Hills Lodge Preservation Committee. Help us spread the word of how Hanson Hills (Grayling Recreation Authority) has impacted you, your kids, your grandchildren, share the memories, help us inform the community of what our preservation project is all about. To join, call 989-348-9266. Our next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday September 13th 6:30pm @ Hanson Hills.

Project Scope:
• Replacement of Lodge Siding
• Replacement of Lodge Windows
• Replacement of Lodge Roof

1-year Millage:
• $295,766 (1 year Millage Proposal- November Ballot 2018)

What will this cost me? ($ .50 per $1,000 taxable value)
$50,000 taxable value = $25 (1yr)
$110,000 taxable value= $55 (1yr)
$250,000 taxable value= $125 (1yr)
**Contact the Crawford County Treasurers office for your property value and potential cost to you.
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We Need Your Help To Preserve Our Lodge!

Hanson Hills has a rich history of providing quality recreational opportunities for all types of user groups all beginning in 1929 when it became the first ski area in Michigan.  Over the years we have been recognized as; Grayling Winter Sports Park, Bear Mountain and now Hanson Hills Recreation Area.  In the late 50’s to early 70’s the building we currently recognize as our “LODGE” building was constructed as a warming area for winter sports enthusiasts. The theme of “using what you have” as donated material and labor were used to construct multiple additions to the lodge, transforming it from a simple warming area into functioning lodge with restrooms, offices, and a concessions area.  In most recent years we have been progressive on adding an ADA compliant restroom, along with making necessary repairs and maintenance to an aging building, while keeping that nostalgic feel of the ski lodge that so many of us remember as generation after generation of youth have passed through.  Time is catching up to this remarkable building, and we are hoping to preserve what we have, so that we can continue to provide the many programs, events, and recreational opportunities to Crawford County residents and Visitors.  Our lodge needs the following repairs to help bring us out of a deteriorating stage, Siding, Windows/Doors, and Roof are the main areas of concern.  We are kindly asking for community support to help accomplish our project goals. Total project cost is $295,766 and we are asking for community support in form of a 1 year “one and done” Millage to expedite these repairs.  
How can you help to preserve the Lodge?  Join the Hanson Hills Lodge Preservation Committee. Help us spread the word of how Hanson Hills (Grayling Recreation Authority) has impacted you, your kids, your grandchildren, share the memories, help us inform the community of what our preservation project is all about.  To join, call 989-348-9266.  Our next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday September 13th 6:30pm @ Hanson Hills.
 
Project Scope: 
• Replacement of Lodge Siding
• Replacement of Lodge Windows
• Replacement of Lodge Roof 

1-year Millage: 
• $295,766 (1 year Millage Proposal- November Ballot 2018)

What will this cost me? ($ .50 per $1,000 taxable value)  
$50,000 taxable value = $25 (1yr)
$110,000 taxable value= $55 (1yr)
$250,000 taxable value= $125 (1yr)
**Contact the Crawford County Treasurers office for your property value and potential cost to you.Image attachment

 

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Today’s rain

Arthur Levitan looks like a project for you!

Memories thru the 50's and 60's of this wonderful place. It was the weekend go to place.Hope the millage passes. Very special facility.

I don't understand how this cost this much siding doors windows and a roof?? I'm sure people would volunteer time to get this accomplished definitely a good cause just seems like you could build a whole new Lodge for that price Im not knocking the idea of fixing the old girl up It just seems way over priced!

Tear down, disposal of waste materials, insulation, and who knows what is under the siding, in the rafters and walls, permits and code......I spent alot of years out there, ran the ski school and patrol. Would be great to see it fixed up

Justin Andre, I personally will donate to help with renovations. I'm sure that there are a lot of people who have great memories there that would donate. I shall send a check directly to you for this. Maybe I could encourage others to do the same with permission.

I’m curious with the building be as old as it is...who’s to say there’s no asbestos and will end up costing even more? And have you priced demolishing and just starting new?? That price does seem pretty high! Don’t get me wrong, I have MANY memories there!! I spent every minute I could from 2nd grade through to high school skiing and racing! But looking at the big picture, that’s a lot of money.

We need the community to get behind this

Absolutely, Betty Bennett! I'm in!

Christopher Krey

You please send me over this information?

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Hanson Hills – Photos From Instagram

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Roscommon

Cross Country Ski HeadquartersLocated in Higgins Lake, Michigan. Cross Country Ski Headquarters is a Pure Michigan premier destination for cross country skiing in Michigan and the Midwest. It is the best source for cross country skis, equipment, clothing, cross country ski packages, and expertise. Located at 9435 N. Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: XC Ski Outfitters, Ski Area, Rentals and Day Lodge

Our Story

In the winter of 1974, Bob Frye opened a small cross country ski rental operation out of the shed of a Higgins Lake snowmobile repair shop. Thirty-eight years and multiple expansions later, Bob and his wife Lynne are still committed to the same goal with which they started: make cross country skiing fun and affordable for everyone.

The Cross Country Ski Headquarters is in the heart of Michigan’s cross country skiing mecca, with beautiful trails not just onsite, but all around us. This location, combined with Bob and Lynne’s decades of XC-ski knowledge and experience, makes the XC Ski HQ your premier resource for top-of-the-line service, equipment, clothing, and facilities. The business has grown from its humble beginnings to a vast retail store, a sprawling, meticulously maintained trail network, a large rental and demo facility, and a full-service café and day lodge – all completely dedicated to cross country skiing and, more recently, snowshoeing. We encourage our skiers to “try before you buy” when it comes to skis, boots, poles, and snowshoes, and we promise to help our customers create the best cross country skiing experience possible.

Come see why people from across Michigan and the Midwest return year after year to experience winter in a truly unique and memorable way. Our friendly and experienced staff, broad selection of equipment and apparel, and accommodating facilities make Cross Country Ski Headquarters a perfect getaway that is not only fun, but affordable.

So what are you waiting for? Come Ski With Us!

Your Best Source for Everything Cross Country

Cross Country Skiing is all we do. When the snow melts for good, we shut our doors and start planning for next winter. We eat, sleep, and breathe cross country skiing all spring, summer, fall, and winter, which is why we are truly the cross country skiing experts.

Skiers across the country and around the world have come to rely on our unbeatable customer service, excellent prices, and extensive selection from top brands including Salomon, Fischer, Rossignol, Atomic, Madshus and Alpina. We also offer a wide variety of carefully selected apparel, including items from North Face, Patagonia, Under Armour, Columbia, Sporthill, Brooks, Salomon, Swix, and more.

Whether you’re an elite racer, a novice, or somewhere in between, the expert crew at Cross Country Ski Headquarters will help you fulfill your XC skiing needs at the lowest price possible.

We are a…

  • Fischer Race Center
  • Fischer Speedmax Center
  • Fischer Carbonlite Demo Center
  • Salomon Race Center
  • Atomic Race Center
  • Alpina Race Boot Center

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#tbt to the dog days of winter. Can’t wait to hit the @hartwickpinesstatepark trails again with this pooch! #xcski #skidog #xcskihq ...

#tbt to the dog days of winter. Can’t wait to hit the @hartwickpinesstatepark trails again with this pooch! #xcski #skidog #xcskihq

 

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The pooch can pull a baby slid😊

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2 weeks ago

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

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Love to see these young’ns getting geared out for the winter! With our Junior Trade-In Program, kids can trade up ski equipment until they’re full grown for just a nominal fee. You know what they say, a family that skis together stays together! Thanks @trileyoutdoors for the great shot. #xclife #adventurekids #isitskiseasonyet ...

Love to see these young’ns getting geared out for the winter! With our Junior Trade-In Program, kids can trade up ski equipment until they’re full grown for just a nominal fee. You know what they say, a family that skis together stays together! Thanks @trileyoutdoors for the great shot. #xclife #adventurekids #isitskiseasonyet

 

Comment on Facebook

Can you still meet me in the morning tomorrow?

Tagged you with a pic of my old skiis....please let me know if you can find bindings.....thanks. Pat

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Photos From Instagram

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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 2017 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.

Visit Cote Dame Marie Loppet Website >>>>

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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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Visit Hanson Hills Website >>>>

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Hanson Hills On Facebook

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

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1 day ago

Hanson Hills

College Cross Country at Hanson Hills!! Kirtland Community College will be hosting all twelve of its MCCAA Conference members in the 11th annual Firebird Cross-Country Invitational at the Hanson Hills Recreation Area in Grayling, MI on Friday September 21st, 2018. The Men will race a 8k course at 4:30 p.m., followed by a Women's 5k at 5:15. ...

College Cross Country at Hanson Hills!! Kirtland Community College will be hosting all twelve of its MCCAA Conference members in the 11th annual Firebird Cross-Country Invitational at the Hanson Hills Recreation Area in Grayling, MI on Friday September 21st,  2018.  The Men will race a 8k course at 4:30 p.m., followed by a Womens 5k at 5:15.

1 week ago

Hanson Hills

Do not forget sign up for flag football tonight! Sign up at 5:00pm at the Lodge, followed by parents meeting!! ...

1 week ago

Hanson Hills

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Comment on Facebook

My favorite spot

Me too!

Wow great!

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2 weeks ago

Hanson Hills

We Need Your Help To Preserve Our Lodge!

Hanson Hills has a rich history of providing quality recreational opportunities for all types of user groups all beginning in 1929 when it became the first ski area in Michigan. Over the years we have been recognized as; Grayling Winter Sports Park, Bear Mountain and now Hanson Hills Recreation Area. In the late 50’s to early 70’s the building we currently recognize as our “LODGE” building was constructed as a warming area for winter sports enthusiasts. The theme of “using what you have” as donated material and labor were used to construct multiple additions to the lodge, transforming it from a simple warming area into functioning lodge with restrooms, offices, and a concessions area. In most recent years we have been progressive on adding an ADA compliant restroom, along with making necessary repairs and maintenance to an aging building, while keeping that nostalgic feel of the ski lodge that so many of us remember as generation after generation of youth have passed through. Time is catching up to this remarkable building, and we are hoping to preserve what we have, so that we can continue to provide the many programs, events, and recreational opportunities to Crawford County residents and Visitors. Our lodge needs the following repairs to help bring us out of a deteriorating stage, Siding, Windows/Doors, and Roof are the main areas of concern. We are kindly asking for community support to help accomplish our project goals. Total project cost is $295,766 and we are asking for community support in form of a 1 year “one and done” Millage to expedite these repairs.
How can you help to preserve the Lodge? Join the Hanson Hills Lodge Preservation Committee. Help us spread the word of how Hanson Hills (Grayling Recreation Authority) has impacted you, your kids, your grandchildren, share the memories, help us inform the community of what our preservation project is all about. To join, call 989-348-9266. Our next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday September 13th 6:30pm @ Hanson Hills.

Project Scope:
• Replacement of Lodge Siding
• Replacement of Lodge Windows
• Replacement of Lodge Roof

1-year Millage:
• $295,766 (1 year Millage Proposal- November Ballot 2018)

What will this cost me? ($ .50 per $1,000 taxable value)
$50,000 taxable value = $25 (1yr)
$110,000 taxable value= $55 (1yr)
$250,000 taxable value= $125 (1yr)
**Contact the Crawford County Treasurers office for your property value and potential cost to you.
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We Need Your Help To Preserve Our Lodge!

Hanson Hills has a rich history of providing quality recreational opportunities for all types of user groups all beginning in 1929 when it became the first ski area in Michigan.  Over the years we have been recognized as; Grayling Winter Sports Park, Bear Mountain and now Hanson Hills Recreation Area.  In the late 50’s to early 70’s the building we currently recognize as our “LODGE” building was constructed as a warming area for winter sports enthusiasts. The theme of “using what you have” as donated material and labor were used to construct multiple additions to the lodge, transforming it from a simple warming area into functioning lodge with restrooms, offices, and a concessions area.  In most recent years we have been progressive on adding an ADA compliant restroom, along with making necessary repairs and maintenance to an aging building, while keeping that nostalgic feel of the ski lodge that so many of us remember as generation after generation of youth have passed through.  Time is catching up to this remarkable building, and we are hoping to preserve what we have, so that we can continue to provide the many programs, events, and recreational opportunities to Crawford County residents and Visitors.  Our lodge needs the following repairs to help bring us out of a deteriorating stage, Siding, Windows/Doors, and Roof are the main areas of concern.  We are kindly asking for community support to help accomplish our project goals. Total project cost is $295,766 and we are asking for community support in form of a 1 year “one and done” Millage to expedite these repairs.  
How can you help to preserve the Lodge?  Join the Hanson Hills Lodge Preservation Committee. Help us spread the word of how Hanson Hills (Grayling Recreation Authority) has impacted you, your kids, your grandchildren, share the memories, help us inform the community of what our preservation project is all about.  To join, call 989-348-9266.  Our next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday September 13th 6:30pm @ Hanson Hills.
 
Project Scope: 
• Replacement of Lodge Siding
• Replacement of Lodge Windows
• Replacement of Lodge Roof 

1-year Millage: 
• $295,766 (1 year Millage Proposal- November Ballot 2018)

What will this cost me? ($ .50 per $1,000 taxable value)  
$50,000 taxable value = $25 (1yr)
$110,000 taxable value= $55 (1yr)
$250,000 taxable value= $125 (1yr)
**Contact the Crawford County Treasurers office for your property value and potential cost to you.Image attachment

 

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Today’s rain

Arthur Levitan looks like a project for you!

Memories thru the 50's and 60's of this wonderful place. It was the weekend go to place.Hope the millage passes. Very special facility.

I don't understand how this cost this much siding doors windows and a roof?? I'm sure people would volunteer time to get this accomplished definitely a good cause just seems like you could build a whole new Lodge for that price Im not knocking the idea of fixing the old girl up It just seems way over priced!

Tear down, disposal of waste materials, insulation, and who knows what is under the siding, in the rafters and walls, permits and code......I spent alot of years out there, ran the ski school and patrol. Would be great to see it fixed up

Justin Andre, I personally will donate to help with renovations. I'm sure that there are a lot of people who have great memories there that would donate. I shall send a check directly to you for this. Maybe I could encourage others to do the same with permission.

I’m curious with the building be as old as it is...who’s to say there’s no asbestos and will end up costing even more? And have you priced demolishing and just starting new?? That price does seem pretty high! Don’t get me wrong, I have MANY memories there!! I spent every minute I could from 2nd grade through to high school skiing and racing! But looking at the big picture, that’s a lot of money.

We need the community to get behind this

Absolutely, Betty Bennett! I'm in!

Christopher Krey

You please send me over this information?

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What’s New This Year for the Cross Country Ski Trails at Hanson Hills

Hanson Hills Cross Country SkiingWe are pleased to announce a few exciting changes to our Nordic Operations for the 2017-18 Season.

1.CLASSIC ONLY- We have added 5 kilometers to our Wilderness Trail making it a looped classic only adventure trail. With fun section names including Wanderlust, PB&J, Sunset Ridge and the soon to be famous Buck Snort!

2. SHORTCUT – We have opened a Service trail that could serve as a shortcut between the Red and the Green Trail to help our groomer/ski patrollers easily navigate trails without having to ride the whole system.

3. IN MEMORY OF –There will be a newer waxing bench added to our main lodge, the bench was donated from Michael Seaman’s Trust, this was his personal bench, that he prepped many ski’s on! We are honored to have this in memory of Mike and we hope you remember his athletic spirit as you prep your skis! We will also have envelopes for Mike’s Scholarship fund available in the lodge for all those who wish to donate!

4. GROOMER LOVE- We are adding an additional Bear Cat Groomer Special to our grooming fleet!

5. GOING THE DISTANCE-
You will notice on our redesigned maps, point to point distances between colors!! Look for a new Trail Head (Coming Soon) signboard as well!

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College Cross Country at Hanson Hills!! Kirtland Community College will be hosting all twelve of its MCCAA Conference members in the 11th annual Firebird Cross-Country Invitational at the Hanson Hills Recreation Area in Grayling, MI on Friday September 21st, 2018. The Men will race a 8k course at 4:30 p.m., followed by a Women's 5k at 5:15. ...

College Cross Country at Hanson Hills!! Kirtland Community College will be hosting all twelve of its MCCAA Conference members in the 11th annual Firebird Cross-Country Invitational at the Hanson Hills Recreation Area in Grayling, MI on Friday September 21st,  2018.  The Men will race a 8k course at 4:30 p.m., followed by a Womens 5k at 5:15.

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Do not forget sign up for flag football tonight! Sign up at 5:00pm at the Lodge, followed by parents meeting!! ...

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My favorite spot

Me too!

Wow great!

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2 weeks ago

Hanson Hills

We Need Your Help To Preserve Our Lodge!

Hanson Hills has a rich history of providing quality recreational opportunities for all types of user groups all beginning in 1929 when it became the first ski area in Michigan. Over the years we have been recognized as; Grayling Winter Sports Park, Bear Mountain and now Hanson Hills Recreation Area. In the late 50’s to early 70’s the building we currently recognize as our “LODGE” building was constructed as a warming area for winter sports enthusiasts. The theme of “using what you have” as donated material and labor were used to construct multiple additions to the lodge, transforming it from a simple warming area into functioning lodge with restrooms, offices, and a concessions area. In most recent years we have been progressive on adding an ADA compliant restroom, along with making necessary repairs and maintenance to an aging building, while keeping that nostalgic feel of the ski lodge that so many of us remember as generation after generation of youth have passed through. Time is catching up to this remarkable building, and we are hoping to preserve what we have, so that we can continue to provide the many programs, events, and recreational opportunities to Crawford County residents and Visitors. Our lodge needs the following repairs to help bring us out of a deteriorating stage, Siding, Windows/Doors, and Roof are the main areas of concern. We are kindly asking for community support to help accomplish our project goals. Total project cost is $295,766 and we are asking for community support in form of a 1 year “one and done” Millage to expedite these repairs.
How can you help to preserve the Lodge? Join the Hanson Hills Lodge Preservation Committee. Help us spread the word of how Hanson Hills (Grayling Recreation Authority) has impacted you, your kids, your grandchildren, share the memories, help us inform the community of what our preservation project is all about. To join, call 989-348-9266. Our next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday September 13th 6:30pm @ Hanson Hills.

Project Scope:
• Replacement of Lodge Siding
• Replacement of Lodge Windows
• Replacement of Lodge Roof

1-year Millage:
• $295,766 (1 year Millage Proposal- November Ballot 2018)

What will this cost me? ($ .50 per $1,000 taxable value)
$50,000 taxable value = $25 (1yr)
$110,000 taxable value= $55 (1yr)
$250,000 taxable value= $125 (1yr)
**Contact the Crawford County Treasurers office for your property value and potential cost to you.
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We Need Your Help To Preserve Our Lodge!

Hanson Hills has a rich history of providing quality recreational opportunities for all types of user groups all beginning in 1929 when it became the first ski area in Michigan.  Over the years we have been recognized as; Grayling Winter Sports Park, Bear Mountain and now Hanson Hills Recreation Area.  In the late 50’s to early 70’s the building we currently recognize as our “LODGE” building was constructed as a warming area for winter sports enthusiasts. The theme of “using what you have” as donated material and labor were used to construct multiple additions to the lodge, transforming it from a simple warming area into functioning lodge with restrooms, offices, and a concessions area.  In most recent years we have been progressive on adding an ADA compliant restroom, along with making necessary repairs and maintenance to an aging building, while keeping that nostalgic feel of the ski lodge that so many of us remember as generation after generation of youth have passed through.  Time is catching up to this remarkable building, and we are hoping to preserve what we have, so that we can continue to provide the many programs, events, and recreational opportunities to Crawford County residents and Visitors.  Our lodge needs the following repairs to help bring us out of a deteriorating stage, Siding, Windows/Doors, and Roof are the main areas of concern.  We are kindly asking for community support to help accomplish our project goals. Total project cost is $295,766 and we are asking for community support in form of a 1 year “one and done” Millage to expedite these repairs.  
How can you help to preserve the Lodge?  Join the Hanson Hills Lodge Preservation Committee. Help us spread the word of how Hanson Hills (Grayling Recreation Authority) has impacted you, your kids, your grandchildren, share the memories, help us inform the community of what our preservation project is all about.  To join, call 989-348-9266.  Our next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday September 13th 6:30pm @ Hanson Hills.
 
Project Scope: 
• Replacement of Lodge Siding
• Replacement of Lodge Windows
• Replacement of Lodge Roof 

1-year Millage: 
• $295,766 (1 year Millage Proposal- November Ballot 2018)

What will this cost me? ($ .50 per $1,000 taxable value)  
$50,000 taxable value = $25 (1yr)
$110,000 taxable value= $55 (1yr)
$250,000 taxable value= $125 (1yr)
**Contact the Crawford County Treasurers office for your property value and potential cost to you.Image attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

Today’s rain

Arthur Levitan looks like a project for you!

Memories thru the 50's and 60's of this wonderful place. It was the weekend go to place.Hope the millage passes. Very special facility.

I don't understand how this cost this much siding doors windows and a roof?? I'm sure people would volunteer time to get this accomplished definitely a good cause just seems like you could build a whole new Lodge for that price Im not knocking the idea of fixing the old girl up It just seems way over priced!

Tear down, disposal of waste materials, insulation, and who knows what is under the siding, in the rafters and walls, permits and code......I spent alot of years out there, ran the ski school and patrol. Would be great to see it fixed up

Justin Andre, I personally will donate to help with renovations. I'm sure that there are a lot of people who have great memories there that would donate. I shall send a check directly to you for this. Maybe I could encourage others to do the same with permission.

I’m curious with the building be as old as it is...who’s to say there’s no asbestos and will end up costing even more? And have you priced demolishing and just starting new?? That price does seem pretty high! Don’t get me wrong, I have MANY memories there!! I spent every minute I could from 2nd grade through to high school skiing and racing! But looking at the big picture, that’s a lot of money.

We need the community to get behind this

Absolutely, Betty Bennett! I'm in!

Christopher Krey

You please send me over this information?

+ View previous comments

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