Get ready for a winter of fun!
Entering its 21st year, Cross Country Ski Headquarters and the Great Lakes Winter Trails Council present the “Pure Michigan” Winter Trails Day on Saturday, January 6th, 2018. Participants receive a free Facilities Pass and cross country ski or snowshoe lesson, a complimentary hot cocoa and hot dog cookout on the ski trails, and reduced rate equipment rentals. Bring your friends and family, and discover how fun winter in Northern Michigan can be! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register for Winter Trails Day on January 6th, 2018
Ski the Beer Trail returns to XC Ski HQ this year on Saturday, February 3rd. Tasting stations at Trapper’s Cabin will offer craft beer tastings to skiers and snow-shoers, while grill chef German Dave prepares a hearty barbeque lunch around the bonfire. This highly festive event also features live music from local musicians!
Foodies can rejoice in the multitude of fantastic food events on the calendar this year, including the return of Ribs & Blues on March 3rd! Also join us for Paella Sundays on January 21st and February 11th, Spring Ski Fest & Hawaiian Barbeque on March 10th, and the all-new Taste of Gates, featuring cuisine from the renowned Gates AuSable Lodge, on February 24th. Every weekend brings a new food special to XC Ski HQ, including Get your Fill at the Grill, Fire-Grilled Pizzas, Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese, and more.
Want to try yoga, skiing, or both? Join us for Stretch & Slide: A Yoga-Ski Retreat on January 20th and February 17th. This unique combo event features a gentle yoga class, a group ski lesson, plus equipment rentals and lunch for a discounted rate. It’s a wonderful way to spend a winter day! Novices to yoga and skiing are welcome.
Full Moon Night Skiing takes place on January 5th, January 26th, and February 16th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Skiers and snow-shoers can enjoy the magic of winter at nighttime, with torch lit trails, a bonfire, and free hot cocoa.