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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – We Are Open For the Season

Season Hours are:

Monday through Thursday: 10:00am to 5:30pm
Friday and Saturday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

We’re open for the season and it’s time to PARTY! Winter clothing sales, XC ski and snowshoe sales, kids clothing/outerwear, winter boots, flannels, sweaters, socks, hats and gloves – all of it is on sale all weekend as we kick off the 2016-17 ski season! More details below.

SALE DETAILS:

Feast your eyes on our full 2017 inventory of cross country skis, boots, poles and accessories this weekend, including a huge selection of ski packages from Fischer, Rossignol, Salomon, Atomic, and Alpina, all 15-40% off. We carry everything from recreational skis to high performance race equipment. Let us help you get the perfect cross country ski package at a great price!

If you’re in the market for winter clothing, don’t miss this sale. The North Face, Columbia, Under Armour, Patagonia, Brooks, Salomon, Lucy, Woolrich, Mountain Hardwear, Swix, Rab, Craft, Bjorn Daehlie, Salomon, Smartwool, Sporthill, Kari Traa, Shkoop Skirts and more are on sale for 10-25% off! Last year’s clearance clothing is priced to sell at up to 50% off, so come stock your closet with high-end gear without high-end price tags!

The ski trails are open and free to the public. Try out the new Fischer roller skis, or the all-terrain C.A.T. Skis, a great way to XC ski without snow. Or, 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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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Toko Wax Clinic with Nick Baic – November 19, 2016

Learn the best of the waxing world from Toko guru and Michigan Junior Olympic Coach, Nick Baic.

He will demonstrate how to make your skis fast without wrecking them, and also showcase the latest and greatest wax technologies used in the Sochi Olympics!

Don’t miss this free clinic.

November 19th, 2016 – Saturday, 4:00pm
Free Toko Wax Clinic with Nick Baic

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Thanksgiving Weekend Sale, Small Business Saturday, Bean Bomb Bash, and Fashion Show – November 24 – 27, 2017


Don’t miss the famous Thanksgiving Weekend Sale at Cross Country Ski Headquarters!

The crew member fashion show will showcase fabulous winter apparel from The North Face, Columbia, Patagonia, Salomon, Woolrich, Mountain Hardwear, Swix, Rab, Hot Chilys, Craft, Bjorn Daehlie, Smartwool, Sporthill, Kari Traa, Skhoop, and more throughout the weekend. Win a prize if you buy something a crew member is wearing!

This is also the perfect time to shop for cross country skis and ski packages. You will also find a fantastic selection and prices of over 40 custom cross country packages, including the new Atomic Pro C2 Skin no-wax skis, which have a synthetic mohair grip zone for reliable and quiet no-wax performance.

Browse the deals at CrossCountrySki.com.

Shop with us on Small Business Saturday for Buy-2-Get-1-Free Smartwool socks and other giveaways! (*Limit 2 free pairs of socks per person.)

The most important reason you should come see us on Thanksgiving Weekend is, of course, Bob’s Bean Bomb. Not even the strictest health food nuts can resist this hot, cheesy, bacony dip. It will be served all weekend.

Feel free to walk off your Thanksgiving dinner on our ski trails! Open to the public all weekend for hiking, biking, and dog walking.

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Trails Open – December 1, 2017

Rolling Hills, Trapper’s Cabin, Mackinac Cut and Wild Turkey Trails Open!


If we have received enough snow by December 1st, we will groom Rolling Hills, Trapper’s Cabin, Mackinac Cut and Wild Turkey Trails.

All 18 kilometers of trail will be groomed for cross country skiing and snowshoeing by December 3rd, snow permitting!

Take advantage of this great opportunity to demo some great skis that are still on sale at Pre-Season package prices

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Warren Miller’s “Here, There & Everywhere” – Rialto Theater – December 3, 2016


Warren Miller’s “Here, There & Everywhere” World Premier
Presented By: AuSable Family Dental

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! Saturday December 3rd!! And prepare to join us for the World Primier of Warren Miller’s “Here, There, & Everywhere” at the Rialto Theather in Downtown Grayling.

This is a fundraiser event for Hanson Hills Recreation Area.

Movie Ticket Price is $20 per person

Only 172 Tickets will be available for purchase.

Tickets are on Sale Now!!
How to buy Tickets:
1. Call Hanson Hills M-F 10am-3pm 989-348-9266
(Pay with Credit Card)
2. Visit Main Office at Hanson Hills M-F 10am-3pm
(Pay Cash/Check/Credit)

Thousands of Dollars in Door and Raffle Prizes!!! You do not want to miss out on this great Fundraising Event!! $20 Movie Ticket gets you entered into great Door Prizes and Entry to try and win destination ski trip for to Switzerland. Everyone gets a voucher to Boyne Resorts, and you will receive food discounts after the event at Paddle Hard and Spikes!! We will also have great bucket raffles including prizes from our Sponsors and Ski Vendors, along with a 2 day 1 night stay at Boyne Highlands!! Too great prizes to list. Please Call Hanson Hills at 989-348-9266 and reserve your tickets. You may also purchase tickets at Hanson Hills between 10am and 4pm this week. Left over tickets will be sold day of the event at the Rialto Theater.

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Ski Clinic, Toko Wax Clinic, & Team Dinner
 – 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 2-3 Classic Clinic from 3:00pm – 4:00pm.

The cost per clinic is $15, or two for $25. Space is limited, so sign up soon by calling 800-832-2663 or emailing infocrosscountryski.com. If there is not enough snow, we will reschedule the clinic to December 16th.

After the ski clinic is our annual wax clinic at 4:00pm. This year, Toko Wax guru Nick Baic will be giving the clinic, which will be highly informative and of interest to both racers and recreational skiers. He will go over waxing technique for skating and classic, and will also highlight some key products from Toko, one of the best wax makers out there. There is no charge for this clinic.

The XC SKI HQ Team dinner follows the wax clinic, beginning at 6:00pm. Come join the 2004, ’07, ’08, ‘09, ’10 ’13, ’14, and 2015 Michigan Cup Champions (also the ’10, ’11 and 2013 Brumbaugh Cup Champions) in our annual kick-off potluck dinner. We’ll introduce new team members, talk about what’s new in the Michigan Cup this season, and hone in our strategy to bring home the cups this year. Other topics will include technique, team training dates, and upcoming race info.

This event always ends up being a lot of fun, so even if you think you might only do one race this season, you are invited to come and enjoy this annual gathering of the most fun-loving skiers in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

Don’t forget, we are very welcoming to new team members! Our team spans a wide range of age and ability, and members are always willing to help out fellow skiers. To find out more, join us on Team Night, or call Devan Thielfoldt at 248-740-8825, or Mariah Frye Colie at info@crosscountryski.com

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Warren Miller’s – Line of Descent Movie Premier – Rialto Theater – December 9, 2017

Line of Descent Movie Premier
This year, don’t miss Warren Miller’s Line of Descent, presented by Volkswagen. Travel the globe, by land, air, and sea, exploring the ties that bind us. Visit skiing icons who have made the mountains their home and raised the next generation of winter adventurers. Go from New Zealand, home to some of the Southern Hemisphere’s deepest lines, to the French Alps, where native son Jean Claude Killy’s legacy fills Val-D’Isere hearts with pride. In Norway, a Canadian ski patroller enjoys the company of his Norwegian brethren, and in British Columbia, the Provo brothers discover the powsurfing stashes of Mustang Powder Lodge. Cruise through the Northern Rockies with Kalen Thorien by motorcycle and rip the rugged terrain of Jackson Hole with legends like Tommy Moe and Jess McMillan. For 68 years, ski families have cheered on the official kickoff to winter with the ski film company that started it all and this year is no different. As the family grows, the traditions grow richer in Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s Line of Descent. Deeper and fresher than ever….

Fundraiser for Hanson Hills Snowsports School.
Premier Local Sponsor: AuSable Family Dental
MOVIE TICKET GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE
BUCKET RAFFLE PRIZES
SKI VENDORS
SOCIAL HOUR
GREAT START TO WINTER!!

Tickets: $20 (Each Movie Ticket is entered into a Grand Prize Drawing)

Tickets Available at:
Hanson Hills Recreation Area: Cash, Credit, Check Accepted. (989)348-9266.

Flowers By Josie (Downtown Grayling) Cash, Check Accepted.

MOVIE TRAILER: youtu.be/t5J1cJwXlO0

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters
 – Ski Clinic with Jordyn Ross – December 9, 2017


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 pro videographer (Ernie Brumbaugh) film each participant throughout the clinic. Afterwards, Jordyn will provide personalized video feedback!

Clinic Schedule:
Level 1-2 Skate Clinic (beginner/intermediate): 10:00am – 11:00am
Level 1-2 Classic Clinic (beginner/intermediate): 11:30am – 12:30pm
Level 2-3 Skate Clinic (intermediate/advanced): 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Level 2-3 Classic Clinic (intermediate/advanced): 3:00pm – 4:00pm

The cost per clinic is $15, or two for $25. Space is limited, so sign up soon by clicking the “Get Tickets” link above, calling 800-832-2663, or emailing info@crosscountryski.com.

Stick around for the Toko Wax Clinic at 4:30pm!

Toko Wax guru and Junior Olympic Nordic coach Nick Baic will be demonstrating best practices for both grip and glide waxing, plus tricks of the trade that he has learned through his long career as a skier, coach, and wax tech. He will also highlight some key products from Toko, one of the best wax makers out there. There is no charge for this clinic. *Toko Wax Special – EXTRA 10% off Toko Waxes after the wax clinic!

Following the Wax Clinic is the XC Ski HQ Team Dinner! If you are on our Michigan Cup ski team, or are interested in joining, please join us for our annual Team Potluck Dinner Party after the wax clinic (approx 6:00pm). Bring a dish and/or beverage to pass, and please be sure to RSVP to info@crosscountryski.com.

*A Note on the Weather!
The forecast is currently looking cold enough for us to be able to make plenty of snow for this clinic. However, if the weather turns against our favor and we don’t have enough snow, we will reschedule the ski clinic to December 16th.

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Trapper Santa at the Cabin – December 16, 2017


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

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – December 16, 2017

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
December 16th – Saturday 4:00pm

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