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Hanson Hills – Cote Dame Marie Ski Loppet – January 20, 2018

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

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

Rolling Course with outstanding grooming
Professional Timing to ensure immediate and accurate results.

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Cote Dame Marie Update:

Due to poor snow conditions, Hanson Hills Recreation Area will not be able to host the annual running of the Cote Dame Marie Loppet. However, our neighbors to the north at Forbush Corners are willing to serve as temporary course host for this year’s race. To keep the MI-Cup schedule intact, we have decided to accept Forbush’s generous offer with a few modifications to our original race schedule.

This year’s race will feature the Michigan Cup Men’s and Women’s Skate Divisions only. All Classic and Citizen Races will be canceled for this year.

Registration: Registration will be from 8am-9:30am at Forbush Corners -4971 W. Co Rd 612, Frederic, MI, 49733.

Course: We will be using the Time Trial loop at Forbush that includes sections of roller coaster and badlands equaling close to a 6.5km loop. MI-Cup Men = 3 laps (19.5KM) , MI-Cup Women = 2 laps (13KM)

Wave Start Times: (All time tentative)
10:00am Michigan Cup Men (19.5KM)
10:03am Michigan Cup Women (13KM)

Chip Timing:
The Cote Dame Marie will be timed using Chip Timing technology. The chip will be attached to your bib. Please do not fold or bend the chip. There is no need to return the chip after the race.

Lunch:
As always let Grayling wine and dine you!!
(Enjoy Great Food Specials, and (1) FREE Beer (Souvenir pint glass) at the following sponsor locations. PADDLE HARD BREWERY, SPIKES Keg ‘O’ Nails, Tinkers Junction, XC HEADQUARTERS. New to the Menu is Tinkers Junction (next to Hanson) help make them feel welcome to the Cote Dame Program…

Saturday Afternoon Kid’s Race @ Northbound Outfitters:
A free Kid’s Race will be conducted SATURDAY, January 20, 2018, at Northbound Outfitters. Registration will be conducted from 1:00PM to 2:00 PM. RACES Start at 1:30PM. All children 15 and under are welcome to attend. Free rental skis will be available on a limited basis.

A special Note to all MI-CUP Masters World Championship participants: The best of luck to all who are making the trip to Minneapolis!!! We will have a complimentary 2017 Cote Dame Pint Glass for you at Hanson Hills when you return!! (We do not want you to have a gap in your glass collection!!)
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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – January 27, 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
January 27th – Saturday 4:00pm

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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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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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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – February 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
February 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

 

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The pooch can pull a baby slid😊

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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 – Ski the Beer Trail with Founders Brewing and Michigan Search & Rescue! – February 3, 2018

Cross Country Ski Headquarters - Ski the Beer Trail with Founders Brewing
Join us for a day of delicious craft beer on the ski trails! Founders 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.

February 3rd, 2018 – Saturday, Noon – 3:00pm
Ski the Beer Trail with Founders Brewing

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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

 

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 – Fun Promotions Fat Bike Race – February 4, 2017

Hanson Hills 2017 Specialized FatBoy/Hellga/Michigan Fat Bike Racing Series Race presented by: Rays Bike Shop

Race Location: Hanson Hills Rec Area – Grayling – Saturday Feb 4th 2017 Part of winterfest at Hanson Hills
7601 Old Lake Rd. Grayling, MI

Event Description: 2017 Specialized FatBoy/Hellga/Michigan Fat Bike Racing Series Race Course Description:approx 10 mi per lap of Groomed trails
Race will Start & Finish @ Hanson Hills

Time Schedule: Saturday February 4th 2017
9:00am – 10:30am Pre-Registration # Pickup
10:55amMandatory riders meeting @ starting line
11:00am Start of A’s, 45+A, & 2 person Open 2 laps
11:05am Start of B’s, Women, Master 45+ 1 lap
12:00pm Approx 1st race riders Finishing

1pm – 2pmRacer post race Chili & Soups & Awards

Required Equipment: No License Required, Approved Helmet, Warm clothing,
No mountain OR half fat bikes, Fat Bike with both wheels @ a 3.7 inch mim.,
and a Competitive spirit. Fat Bikes ONLY!!!

General Information:
$150 each Open Expert$, Expert Women$, Experts 40+$ purses to top 3 in each
Awards to top 3 in all other classes Food & water support may be provided by anyone to anyone at anytime

Event Sponsors: Ray’s Bike Shop, Ramada Inn Grayling, & TP Logos
Ideal Family fun, Spectators welcome!
Bicycle Sales & Services provided by Rays Bike Shop Clare, Midland & Bay City
Your best 4 races count for the 2017 Specialized FatBoy/Hellga/Michigan Fat Bike Racing Series

Contact & Additional Information: Fun Promotions LLC 616-453-4245
Rays Bike Shop Clare (989) 386-3200, Midland (989) 835-1691, Bay City (989) 892-7516
Lodging Host: Ramada Inn 989-348-7611 mention race for discounted rate!

Event Fees & Classes: Open Expert$, Expert Women$, Experts 40+$, Open Men, Jr 17 & UNDER, Masters 45+, & Open Women

Awards to top 3 in all classes receive awards Pre-Reg $35 / $40 Day Of Reg. / JR $25 pre

Please send Pre registration to: Fun Promotions LLC 2225 lake Michigan DR NW Grand Rapids, Mich 49504

http://funpromotions.com/eventinfo/fat_rd3.html

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – February 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
February 10th – 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😊

+ View previous comments

2 weeks ago

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

...

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

+ View previous comments

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Hanson Hills – Ski For Veterans USA Tour – February 15, 2016

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Monday February 15th we will be honored to have Greg Gallup visit Hanson Hills. He is currently on a Ski for Veterans USA Tour fundraising campaign which will take him to 37 different states. Greg is a veteran as well as an avid skier.

He is a one man show raising money for four (4) Veterans groups: USO, Snowball Express, Clear Path For Veterans, and DAV.

He is expected to Visit Hanson Hills between 11am-3pm Monday February 15th.

Greg’s Tour can be followed on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SkiForVets2016/

To Learn more, and to donate, please visit www.plumfund.com and enter “Gallup” in the search box

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