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XC Ski Headquarters Cross Country Ski Report – 11/01

We received 4 to 5 inches of snow last night during a real Halloween blizzard!! As to be expected, the bottom layer is a bit wet, but the snow on top is very skiable. The trails prior to the snowfall had been meticulously mowed, cleared and graded over the past weeks, so we are confident that some really good early season conditions exist out there. The ground is not frozen yet, and there is no base, so there will be no grooming this morning and snow coverage will not be perfect on all the trails. However, these early snows are SO exciting, and there is a TON of fun to be had skiing out there, especially in the morning when temps are coolest!

*Rock Skis are recommended – we will loan you some if you need, just come inside and ask!
*Please stick to the Rolling Hills, Tall Pines, Mackinaw Cut, Trappers Cabin and Manitou trails today. Wild Turkey is closed.
*Temps will get into the upper 30s today, so come early and get it while it’s good!
Enough snow for a snowman usually means enough snow for skiing!
After you’ve enjoyed the early season skiing, come inside and shop the Pre-Season Sale! You will find tons of great deals on winter and XC clothing, plus cross country skis and over 40 custom packages. Ski season is officially upon us – come get outfitted at great prices so that you can make the most of it!

PS – if you’re at the Iceman Expo today, be sure to stop by the XC Ski HQ booth to see Erin and Fran and score sweet deals!

All the best,
Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Erin, Missy, Gill, Krista and the crew

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Saturday November 16th, 2019 - 11:05 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Beautiful day, early snow, lovely people... feeling so much gratitude for this amazing place called Northern Michigan, where we get to work, play, and meet incredible, outdoor-loving people!! #learntoski #earlyseasonskiing ... See MoreSee Less

Beautiful day, early snow, lovely people... feeling so much gratitude for this amazing place called Northern Michigan, where we get to work, play, and meet incredible, outdoor-loving people!! #learntoski #earlyseasonskiing

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We enjoyed our visit and will definitely be back! Beautiful trails and friendly skiers and staff. First ski of the season (and first pregnant ski) in the books! 😁

Beautiful day!

Wish I was there.

Saturday November 16th, 2019 - 7:14 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Interested in trying cross country skiing, or brushing up on your skills? Start the season on the right ski, and join us for our FREE beginner ski lesson today, and every Saturday, at 10:30am! ... See MoreSee Less

Interested in trying cross country skiing, or brushing up on your skills? Start the season on the right ski, and join us for our FREE beginner ski lesson today, and every Saturday, at 10:30am!

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Can you rent ski’s to use for the lesson?

Can't wait to get back!!!!!!

Thursday November 14th, 2019 - 12:32 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Trails are freshly rolled for your early season skiing enjoyment! Classic and skating conditions are pretty darn great after the 2-3 inches of fresh snowfall from yesterday. This weekend we will be open for skiing, demos, and lessons, and even the cafe will be open with a limited menu. Also, our Saturday Free Ski Lessons are starting earlier than ever this year, with the first one this Saturday at 10:30! Come enjoy this beautiful winter wonderland ❄️ ... See MoreSee Less

Trails are freshly rolled for your early season skiing enjoyment! Classic and skating conditions are pretty darn great after the 2-3 inches of fresh snowfall from yesterday. This weekend we will be open for skiing, demos, and lessons, and even the cafe will be open with a limited menu. Also, our Saturday Free Ski Lessons are starting earlier than ever this year, with the first one this Saturday at 10:30! Come enjoy this beautiful winter wonderland ❄️

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters - simply the BEST!!!

Can't wait till I'm home. We are all going.

Wish I could

Tuesday November 12th, 2019 - 10:32 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

The trails are freshly snow-covered after the 2 inches from yesterday! By the way, does anyone know what these tracks are from? Looks like a large bird/small dinosaur was wandering the trails... @ Cross Country Ski Headquarters ... See MoreSee Less

The trails are freshly snow-covered after the 2 inches from yesterday! By the way, does anyone know what these tracks are from? Looks like a large bird/small dinosaur was wandering the trails...  @ Cross Country Ski HeadquartersImage attachment

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Definitely small dinosaur. πŸ˜‚

I’m going with Dino the dinosaur!

Are the dinosaurs tasty if you catch them? I would think they taste like chicken. New dish at the Stone Turtle Day Lodge: small dinosaur soup!

we are coming up this weekend and look forward to trying out our new skis. You only got 2 inches yesterday? I am downstate, we got 8 in the city, I would love to share some with you.

I like the dinosaur theory. πŸ˜„

Emu on the loose? That is a very large turkey, long stretch.

Those look like Turkey tracks. They won't hurt you if you leave em alone. Watch out for train tracks though.

Baby rapture😳

Turkey of course!!

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