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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Labor Day Weekend Clearance Sale! – September 1 to 4, 2017

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

Specials include:

– Up to 50% OFF almost all of last year’s winter jackets, fleeces, performance layering pieces, pants, kids clothing, boots, shoes, hats, gloves and more. We have a HUGE stock!

– Clearance on The North Face, Columbia, Under Armour, Patagonia, Merrell, Smartwool, and more.

– YUUUGE sale on cross country skis and ski packages from Fischer, Salomon, Rossignol, Atomic, and Alpina.

– Brand-new ski packages starting at just $279! That includes skis, boots, bindings, poles, and installation. Check out our best-selling recreational classic ski package, the Rossignol Evo XC 60 Tour Package, on super sale for just $329.

– Huge sale on race skis, like the Salomon S-Lab Classics for over 50% off list price.

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Pre-Season Sale! – Sept. 5 – Nov. 3

XC Ski HeadquartersWe are open when we’re at the shop getting ready for our official season opening on Saturday, November 4th (we are there most weekdays throughout September and October), but you should call 800-832-2663 to make sure we’re there when you want to come shop.

Usually you can call the day of and we’ll be able to meet you at the shop, but at least a day’s notice is always helpful.

All of our skis and clothing are on sale, and you will get all the personal shopping help and ski sales assistance you need.

We can also take phone orders, and you may shop online at www.CrossCountrySki.com

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Bob Frye Inducted to Michigan Ski Hall of Fame!

Bob FryeWe are honored to announce that Bob Frye, after 42 years in the cross country skiing industry, has been inducted to the Michigan Ski Hall of Fame!

The induction took place on Monday, August 22nd, at the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association annual meeting and dinner. Bob, founder of Cross Country Ski Headquarters, was honored for his “major contributions in areas of organization, promotion, or development of the skiing industry in Michigan.”

During his acceptance speech, Bob thanked all the people who have believed in the mission of Cross Country Ski Headquarters: help people have fun on the snow. He made a special thanks to his wife, Lynne, who joined him early on in the business, and without whom XC Ski HQ would not be what it is today. The ceremony was attended by many members of the Michigan and Midwest ski industry, as well as Lynne, his children, and other family members. If you’d like to read Bob’s story that was featured in the ceremony program, click here:

Bob Frye Hall of Fame program

Let’s Celebrate!

Come say hello to Bob and the crew at the Labor Day Weekend Sale, Friday, September 2nd through Monday, September 5th! Sale hours are Friday and Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm, Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Monday 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Also, stay tuned for a special reception to be planned for later in the season, so that we can celebrate when there’s snow on the ground.

Thanks to everyone for your support, and here’s to a great upcoming ski season!

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Hanson Hills – Cash Bash BYOP Doubles – Disc Golf Tournament – October 8, 2016

Cash Bash BYOP DoublesCash Bash @ Hanson Hills Recreation Area – Presented by the Hanson Hills Disc Golf Club. Fundraiser for Hanson Hills Disc Golf Club.

2 Rounds of bring your own partner best shot doubles!
1st Round 24 Holes PDGA Course (Hill Course)
2nd Round 18 Holes Pine Knoll Course (Mixed Pin placement)

$70 OPEN Division; 70 percent Cash payout and $400 guaranteed Added Cash (possibly more with tentative sponsorship).

$60 Advanced Division(Individual Player ratings not to exceed 969) will have a 25 percent Cash Payout and 25 percent in Disc prizes.

$50 Recreation Division (Individual Player ratings not to exceed 899) will have disc prizes.

We will be paying out top 1/3 places in each Division.

Cashless registration, just leave your names, PDGA # and division in the comments section. This is an unsanctioned event but we will follow PDGA rules and guidelines.

Prices are for the team.

Optional Ace Pool, 50/50 CTP, and 50/50 Long Putt. Also we will have Division Skins. More info will be announced soon.

RUSTIC CAMPING Available for $5 per person.

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Season Opening Sale and Cider Press Party – November 4 – 5, 2017

Cross Country Ski Headquarters is open daily starting Saturday, October 29th, with hours from 9am-6pm Fri-Sat, 9am-5pm Sun, and 10am-5:30pm Mon-Thurs.

Our Season Opening Sale includes the largest selection of 2017-18 ski equipment and winter clothing that you’ll see all year… and all of it is on SALE!



The largest selection of 2017-18 ski equipment and winter clothing you’ll see all year is on sale Opening Weekend! This includes cross country skis, boots, bindings and poles from Fischer, Rossignol, Salomon, Atomic, Alpina, and Swix, all marked 10-30% off. We specialize in cross country ski packages, and have a large selection of everything from recreational to high performance race equipment. Our expert staff of ski specialists is ready to help you find the perfect cross country ski package at a great price! Compete ski packages start at just $279. Check out the full selection and shop online at CrossCountrySki.com.

You don’t have to be a skier to shop the sale! Stock up on outdoor winter clothing from The North Face, Columbia, Patagonia, Woolrich, Mountain Hardwear, Swix, Rab, Craft, Hot Chilys, Bjorn Daehlie, Salomon, Smartwool, Sporthill, Kari Traa, Skhoop and more, all on sale! Shop our huge selection of winter jackets, sweaters, fleece, kids clothing, plus winter shoes and boots, all marked 10-25% off.

Best of all, last year’s skis and clothing are on clearance for 30 to 60% off! Stock up on name-brand winter clothing and cross country skis at super low prices.

We’ll also host a Cider Press Party throughout opening weekend! Make homemade cider with our vintage cider press and eat fresh baked goodies on the sun deck all Saturday and Sunday. The ski trails are open and free to the public.

Try a pair of the ever-popular Nordic Ski Walking Poles and take your trail walking to a new level. Free demos until the snow flies.

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