Cross Country Ski Headquarters is a specialty cross country ski shop and premier nordic skiing destination in Michigan and throughout the country. Established in 1974, we are most known for our outstanding selection of cross country ski equipment and clothing, and our excellent customer service.

We specialize in cross country ski packages at highly competitive prices, and we carry Fischer, Salomon, Rossignol, Alpina, and Atomic ski equipment. We are also a Tubbs snowshoe dealer, and carry top outdoor winter clothing brands like The North Face, Patagonia, Columbia and more. We are expert XC outfitters, and have everything you need for an authentic, unforgettable winter experience.

Listed as a “Nordic Skiing Mecca” by Outside Magazine, we offer 18 kilometers of pristinely groomed ski trails for classic and skating, a large and modern ski rental fleet, PSIA-certified ski instructors, a day lodge with a roaring fire place, plus a cafe serving a delicious menu of handcrafted soups, sandwiches and more. Our facility is family- and beginner-friendly, and is a perfect getaway for groups large and small.

With events every weekend throughout the winter, including free ski lessons, live music, barbecues, Paella feasts, Ski the Beer Trail and more, Cross Country Ski Headquarters is the place to be this winter season!
Located at:
9435 N. Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

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. Forty 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.