Rolling Hills Ski Trail

Cross Country Ski Report – Friday, March 8th

The trails are in the best shape of the season. Groomer Butch set the most perfectly deep and firm tracks yesterday, and Groomer Mike will be snow combing the skating lanes this morning. All trails are in excellent condition. In fact, it’s hard to imagine better conditions than what we have now! Snow depth in the woods is 24 to 28 inches, and packed on the trail about 14 to 16 inches. With partly sunny skies and temps at 32, it will be just fabulous out there today.

Weather forecast:
Today: Partly sunny. High 32F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Clear skies. Low 4F. Winds light and variable.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 36F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.

Rolling Hills Ski Trail
Looking backwards up the Rolling Hills trail yesterday… sort of like looking up a stairway to heaven!
Today’s Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe Lunch Special is the Mediterranean Tuna Panini! Albacore tuna, sundried tomatoes, basil pesto, red onion, spinach, black olives and banana peppers, grilled on a Swiss roll. Served with chips and a pickle. There’s always classic and chipotle veggie chili for you traditionalists!

Join us Saturday for a Free Ski Lesson at 10:30am, and the Michigan Cup Relays on Sunday!

Michigan Cup Relays – Sunday, March 10th: Join us for one of the most exciting and entertaining ski races in Michigan! This grand finale race for the Michigan Cup Race Series features a relay race with 3 skiers per team: 2 legs freestyle, one leg classic; approximately 4-6km per leg. You do not have to be a Michigan Cup racer to participate! If you do not have a team but would still like to ski, we will try to find a team for you. Registration starts at 9:30am, and the race starts at 11:00am. The entry Fee is $20 per racer. All entrees score Team Points.

After the Relays, stick around for the awards ceremony on the sun deck, and enjoy a hearty post-race meal of house-made BBQ pork sandwiches, black bean veggie burgers, vanishing scalloped potatoes, cookies, and $2 pints. This post-race meal is included in the race registration fee. Each racer will also receive an official XC Ski HQ pint glass!

Get out there today!

-Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Erin, Matt, Missy, Gillian, Molly, Annie H., Katrina, Annie B., Grant, Josh, Michelle, Krista, Crystal, Mike, Butch, Tony and the crew