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Grayling Area Skiing

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

Hanson Hills – Skiing and Snowboarding
We 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 [...] more...

Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Roscommon
Located 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 [...] more...

Hanson Hills – Cross Country Ski Trails
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 [...] more...

Hartwick Pines State Park
Hartwick Pines is rich in scenic beauty and different habitats. The principal features of this park are the 49-acre forest of Old Growth Pines and logging museum. There is ample subject matter for the sports person, photographer, or naturalist throughout the year. With an area of 9,672 acres, Hartwick Pines is one of the largest state [...] more...

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Ski News, Events and Specials

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Beginner Ski Lesson – December 28, 2019
[ December 28, 2019; 10:30 am; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson, which teaches the basics of cross country skiing. Learn classic (traditional) style or skate skiing, as well as hill climbing and descending, and turning. We will even teach you how to get up when you fall down! Ski rentals are available, please sign in at [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Beginner Ski Lesson – January 4, 2020
[ January 4, 2020; 10:30 am; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson, which teaches the basics of cross country skiing. Learn classic (traditional) style or skate skiing, as well as hill climbing and descending, and turning. We will even teach you how to get up when you fall down! Ski rentals are available, please sign in at [...] more...

Hanson Hills – Michael Seaman Memorial – MI-Cup Team Ski Day- January 4, 2020
[ January 4, 2020; ] This is a fun Social event. Ski as a group or go out individually, we don’t care!! Just keep a good count how many laps each team member completes in the 4 hour period. Special awards for the teams that record the most combined laps. Registration: 8:30am-9:30am FEE: $45 per team - (3 [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Full Moon Night Skiing – January 10, 2020
[ January 10, 2020; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Experience the magic of winter by light of rustic torches, and the full moon! From 5:30pm to 7:30pm, skiers and snowshoers can enjoy a groomed, torchlit trail out to Trapper’s Cabin, where a bonfire and hot cocoa await. Equipment rentals are available anytime before 7:00pm. Full Moon Night Skiing! January 10, 2020 – Friday <> Visit XC Ski Headquarters Website >>>> <> Cross [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Pure Michigan Winter Trails Day – January 11, 2020
[ January 11, 2020; ] Entering its 23rd year, Winter Trails Day invites adults and children for a free Facilities Pass and cross country ski or snowshoe lesson, plus a complimentary hot cocoa and hot dog cookout on the ski trails. Bring your friends and family for a fantastic day on the snow, and discover how fun winter in Northern Michigan [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Beginner Ski Lesson – January 11, 2020
[ January 11, 2020; 10:30 am; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson, which teaches the basics of cross country skiing. Learn classic (traditional) style or skate skiing, as well as hill climbing and descending, and turning. We will even teach you how to get up when you fall down! Ski rentals are available, please sign in at [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Beginner Ski Lesson – January 18, 2020
[ January 18, 2020; 10:30 am; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson, which teaches the basics of cross country skiing. Learn classic (traditional) style or skate skiing, as well as hill climbing and descending, and turning. We will even teach you how to get up when you fall down! Ski rentals are available, please sign in at [...] more...

Hanson Hills – Cote Dame Marie Ski Loppet – January 18, 2020
[ January 18, 2020; ] The Cote Dame Marie Loppet is presented by The Grayling Rotary Club and 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 [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Beginner Ski Lesson – January 25, 2020
[ January 25, 2020; 10:30 am; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson, which teaches the basics of cross country skiing. Learn classic (traditional) style or skate skiing, as well as hill climbing and descending, and turning. We will even teach you how to get up when you fall down! Ski rentals are available, please sign in at [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Bavarian Ski Festival – January 25, 2020
[ January 25, 2020; ] 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 – Around the World Wine and Ski Tour – February 1, 2020
[ February 1, 2020; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Our first ever Around the World Wine and Ski Tour will showcase different wines from around the world along a beautifully groomed cross country ski trail! Venture out along the Blizzard trail on your XC skis or snowshoes, where wine tastings from Europe, South America, Australia and the US await you, along with complementary finger-food [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Beginner Ski Lesson – February 1, 2020
[ February 1, 2020; 10:30 am; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson, which teaches the basics of cross country skiing. Learn classic (traditional) style or skate skiing, as well as hill climbing and descending, and turning. We will even teach you how to get up when you fall down! Ski rentals are available, please sign in at [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Mason Tract Point-to-Point Rendezvous – February 8, 2020
[ February 8, 2020; ] Join us in a point-to-point ski tour of our beloved local trail, the Mason Tract. This groomed (classic only) nine mile, intermediate level trail winds along an undeveloped stretch of the AuSable River. The scenery is pristinely beautiful, and skiing through it is a quintessential Northern Michigan winter experience. We will meet at XC Ski HQ [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Beginner Ski Lesson – February 8, 2020
[ February 8, 2020; 10:30 am; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson, which teaches the basics of cross country skiing. Learn classic (traditional) style or skate skiing, as well as hill climbing and descending, and turning. We will even teach you how to get up when you fall down! Ski rentals are available, please sign in at [...] more...

Hanson Hills – Blizzardfest – February 8 & 9, 2020
[ February 8, 2020 to February 9, 2020. ] Get Ready for Blizzardfest!!! We have joined up with the Grayling Youth Booster Club to host this great event. Free Tubing 10am-Noon February 8th, 10am-NOON Come and tube from 10am-12pm for free!! Sponsored by the Grayling Youth Booster Club. - No registration needed. Downhill Canoe and Kayak Races Downhill Canoe and Kayak Races at Hanson [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Winter Fest Night Skiing – February 14, 2020
[ February 14, 2020; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Experience the magic of winter by light of rustic torches! From 5:30pm to 7:30pm, skiers and snowshoers can enjoy a groomed, torchlit trail out to Trapper’s Cabin, where a bonfire and hot cocoa await. Equipment rentals are available anytime before 7:00pm. Your purchase of a Winter Fest badge ($5) is your ticket to night skiing, as well [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Beginner Ski Lesson – February 15, 2020
[ February 15, 2020; 10:30 am; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson, which teaches the basics of cross country skiing. Learn classic (traditional) style or skate skiing, as well as hill climbing and descending, and turning. We will even teach you how to get up when you fall down! Ski rentals are available, please sign in at [...] more...

Hanson Hills Classic – February 16, 2020
[ February 16, 2020; ] Hanson Hills Classic FEE: $25 Point Races: Men & Women 14K Location: Hanson Hills Recreation Area Race Day Registration: 8:00am-9:30am Race Time: 10:00 am Men and Women 15 second interval starts. Course: Hilly terrain. Classical race with interval starts. Course will have double set tracks. Awards: Awards for first overall male and female finishers. Medals to top three male and Female finishers in each age group. Online [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Beginner Ski Lesson – February 22, 2020
[ February 22, 2020; 10:30 am; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson, which teaches the basics of cross country skiing. Learn classic (traditional) style or skate skiing, as well as hill climbing and descending, and turning. We will even teach you how to get up when you fall down! Ski rentals are available, please sign in at [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Junior Muffin Sprint Relay Race – February 23 , 2020
[ February 23, 2020; ] 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 – February 29, 2020
[ February 29, 2020; ] A well-celebrated tradition at Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Ribs and Blues brings together live music from local artists and our famous Sweet Baby Ray’s slow cooked barbequed ribs, cooked over open flame by renowned chef German Dave. more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Beginner Ski Lesson – February 29, 2020
[ February 29, 2020; 10:30 am; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson, which teaches the basics of cross country skiing. Learn classic (traditional) style or skate skiing, as well as hill climbing and descending, and turning. We will even teach you how to get up when you fall down! Ski rentals are available, please sign in at [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Full Moon Night Skiing – March 6, 2020
[ March 6, 2020; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Experience the magic of winter by light of rustic torches, and the full moon! From 5:30pm to 7:30pm, skiers and snowshoers can enjoy a groomed, torchlit trail out to Trapper’s Cabin, where a bonfire and hot cocoa await. Equipment rentals are available anytime before 7:00pm. Full Moon Night Skiing! March 6, 2020 – Friday <> Visit XC Ski Headquarters Website >>>> <> Cross [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Beginner Ski Lesson – March 7, 2020
[ March 7, 2020; 10:30 am; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson, which teaches the basics of cross country skiing. Learn classic (traditional) style or skate skiing, as well as hill climbing and descending, and turning. We will even teach you how to get up when you fall down! Ski rentals are available, please sign in at [...] more...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Michigan Cup Relays – March 8, 2020
[ March 8, 2020; 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...

What’s New This Year for the Cross Country Ski Trails at Hanson Hills
We 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 [...] more...

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Grayling Area Skiing On Facebook

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2 hours ago

Hanson Hills

Congratulations to all Cote Dame Marie participants, 172 racers!! ...

Congratulations to all Cote Dame Marie participants, 172 racers!!Image attachmentImage attachment

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179 looks like he needs to cool down a bit.

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9 hours ago

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Just some of the fun happening at HQ today! Amazing snow!!! @ Cross Country Ski Headquarters ...

Just some of the fun happening at HQ today! Amazing snow!!!  @ Cross Country Ski HeadquartersImage attachment

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Great day today on the trails!!

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9 hours ago

Hanson Hills

Powder day for our Hoppers!!! ...

Powder day for our Hoppers!!!

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This is great! I love to see young kids learn this sport,this stays with them forever....

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