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Hanson Hills Ski Report – 12/07

Cross Country Trail Report: Let it Snow, Let it Snow!!! First off, Hello everyone!! It is Snowing in Grayling!!! So far we have received 4 inches of fluffy white gold and still falling. We have had high winds the past couple of days, Groomer Tommy G. is out on the trails today putting our chainsaw to the test clearing all debris from our trails.

We are hoping to roll the main trails (Green, Blue, Yellow) if all goes well today, this snow will probably pack down to about a 1/2 inch base. I will keep everyone updated as the snow falls. We are hoping to have some skiable trail by the weekend (fingers Crossed).

Downhill/Tubing Report: Our snowmaking crew is in the process of firing up the snow guns…

We are hopeful to make a 24/7 snowmaking push for the next 2 weeks!! Still hopeful for a December 23rd Opening!! (Ski memberships make great christmas presents, remember Student Passes are only $95!!!)

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Thursday December 14th, 2017 - 9:59 am

Hanson Hills

Hanson Hills Classic

FEE: $25

Point Races: Men & Women 14K

Location: Start and Finish at Hanson Hills
Recreation Area three (3) miles west of Grayling

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 Registration: www.skireg.com/nordicevents

Hanson Hills ClassicFeb 18, 10:00amHanson HillsHanson Hills Classic

FEE: $25

Point Races: Men & Women 14K

Location: Start and Finish at Hanson Hills
Recreation Area three (3) miles west of Grayling

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 Registration: www.skireg.com/nordicevents
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Thursday December 14th, 2017 - 9:49 am

Hanson Hills

The Cote Dame Marie Loppet is presented by The Grayling Recreation Authority and the Grayling Rotary Club.

This exciting Nordic Skiing Adventure will take you through the scenic hardwood trails of Hanson Hills Recreation Area, located in Grayling, Michigan
Rolling Course with outstanding grooming
Professional Timing to ensure immediate and accurate results.

Michigan Cup Men's Division-26km freestyle, and Women's -13km freestyle Michigan Cup points events.

Free Saturday Afternoon Night Kids Race- 1-3km 1pm-2:00pm @ Northbound Outfitters.

Citizens Divisions-For those new to skiing, a 7.5 km course with both Skate and Classic categories. "Fun for All!!"

Custom Gift to the first 250 entrants.

Online Registration Now Open:
www.SkiReg.com/cote-dame-marie-ski-loppet

Cote Dame Marie Ski LoppetJan 20, 10:00amHanson HillsThe Cote Dame Marie Loppet is presented by The Grayling Recreation Authority and the Grayling Rotary Club.

This exciting Nordic Skiing Adventure will take you through the scenic hardwood trails of Hanson Hills Recreation Area, located in Grayling, Michigan
Rolling Course with outstanding grooming
Professional Timing to ensure immediate and accurate results.

Michigan Cup Men's Division-26km freestyle, and Women's -13km freestyle Michigan Cup points events.

Free Saturday Afternoon Night Kids Race- 1-3km 1pm-2:00pm @ Northbound Outfitters.

Citizens Divisions-For those new to skiing, a 7.5 km course with both Skate and Classic categories. "Fun for All!!"

Custom Gift to the first 250 entrants.

Online Registration Now Open:
www.SkiReg.com/cote-dame-marie-ski-loppet
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Thursday December 14th, 2017 - 9:40 am

Hanson Hills

Downhill/Tubing: Tentative Opening Date December 23rd.

Cross Country Trail Report: Dress Warm!! Groomers Jason and Tommy G are facing the cold head on this morning. Jason is snow combing all trails, while Tommy G is strategically placing new trail maps and intersection markers. Also, Tommy G is testing out the track setter as well, no promises but we are hopeful for some tracks down wilderness today... Lodge and Trails Open 9am-4pm today. (Tommy has set tracks down blue and green this morning)
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Downhill/Tubing: Tentative Opening Date December 23rd. 

Cross Country Trail Report: Dress Warm!! Groomers Jason and Tommy G are facing the cold head on this morning. Jason is snow combing all trails, while Tommy G is strategically placing new trail maps and intersection markers. Also, Tommy G is testing out the track setter as well, no promises but we are hopeful for some tracks down wilderness today... Lodge and Trails Open 9am-4pm today.  (Tommy has set tracks down blue and green this morning)

Thursday December 14th, 2017 - 9:14 am

Hanson Hills

6 Hour Michigan Cup Team Relays

This is a fun/social event with a competitive spirit!! 3 person teams will compete to see who can tally up the most laps in a 6 hour period. This is a pot luck social so bring a dish to share!! A fun/friendly atmosphere. You may Skate or Classic ski any of the legs.
$45 per team ($15 per person) - Be Sure to come up with a creative Team Name!!

Here is a quick run-down of the Rules:
Michigan Cup
6hour Team Relay Instructions
REGISTRATION:
• Registration from 8:30am-9:30am (Lodge)
• $45 PER TEAM = $15 PER PERSON (team money must be paid all at once)

TEAMS:
• Teams will consist of (3) members.
• Categories of teams will be; ALL MALE team, ALL FEMALE team, CO-ED team.
• Each member of team must complete at LEAST (1) Lap during the 6hr period.
• Only (1) Team Member on course at a time.
• Each TEAM will be provided with a Lanyard with a designated team number, Lanyard will be used as a Baton. Team member must have Lanyard with them to have laps scored. TEAMS MUST EXCHANGE NUMBER LANYARD WITHIN THE PRE DETERMINED EXCHANGE ZONE.
• Teams will be provided with a personal lap counting sheet, (this is for team’s use only, cannot be used for official results)
TIMING:
• Timing will begin at 10am.
• Teams have until 3:59pm to start the final lap.
LAP COUNTING:
• When skier is finished with his/her “turn/leg”. They must immediately and politely “SELF REPORT” number of laps that they have skied that “turn/leg” at the officials table. If you do not report, those laps will not be counted.
• Hourly Lap reports will be posted.

Register your Team: nebula.wsimg.com/6b13ebfe4bd86922d8d14d6b97106a4c?AccessKeyId=0B7430DA7F8D0E3FF713&disposition=0&...

6 Hour Michigan Cup Team RelaysJan 6, 10:00amHanson Hills6 Hour Michigan Cup Team Relays

This is a fun/social event with a competitive spirit!! 3 person teams will compete to see who can tally up the most laps in a 6 hour period. This is a pot luck social so bring a dish to share!! A fun/friendly atmosphere. You may Skate or Classic ski any of the legs.
$45 per team ($15 per person) - Be Sure to come up with a creative Team Name!!

Here is a quick run-down of the Rules:
Michigan Cup
6hour Team Relay Instructions
REGISTRATION:
• Registration from 8:30am-9:30am (Lodge)
• $45 PER TEAM = $15 PER PERSON (team money must be paid all at once)

TEAMS:
• Teams will consist of (3) members.
• Categories of teams will be; ALL MALE team, ALL FEMALE team, CO-ED team.
• Each member of team must complete at LEAST (1) Lap during the 6hr period.
• Only (1) Team Member on course at a time.
• Each TEAM will be provided with a Lanyard with a designated team number, Lanyard will be used as a Baton. Team member must have Lanyard with them to have laps scored. TEAMS MUST EXCHANGE NUMBER LANYARD WITHIN THE PRE DETERMINED EXCHANGE ZONE.
• Teams will be provided with a personal lap counting sheet, (this is for team’s use only, cannot be used for official results)
TIMING:
• Timing will begin at 10am.
• Teams have until 3:59pm to start the final lap.
LAP COUNTING:
• When skier is finished with his/her “turn/leg”. They must immediately and politely “SELF REPORT” number of laps that they have skied that “turn/leg” at the officials table. If you do not report, those laps will not be counted.
• Hourly Lap reports will be posted.

Register your Team: nebula.wsimg.com/6b13ebfe4bd86922d8d14d6b97106a4c?AccessKeyId=0B7430DA7F8D0E3FF713&disposition=0&...
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Upcoming Events at Hanson Hills

6 Hour Michigan Cup Team Relays

6 Hour Michigan Cup Team Relays

Jan 6, 10:00am - Jan 6, 4:00pm

Hanson Hills
7601 Old Lake Rd
Grayling, MI  49738 Map

6 Hour Michigan Cup Team Relays

This is a fun/social event with a competitive spirit!! 3 person teams will compete to see who can tally up the most laps in a 6 hour period. This is a pot luck social so bring a dish to share!! A fun/friendly atmosphere. You may Skate or Classic ski any of the legs.
$45 per team ($15 per person) - Be Sure to come up with a creative Team Name!!

Here is a quick run-down of the Rules:
Michigan Cup
6hour Team Relay Instructions
REGISTRATION:
• Registration from 8:30am-9:30am (Lodge)
• $45 PER TEAM = $15 PER PERSON (team money must be paid all at once)

TEAMS:
• Teams will consist of (3) members.
• Categories of teams will be; ALL MALE team, ALL FEMALE team, CO-ED team.
• Each member of team must complete at LEAST (1) Lap during the 6hr period.
• Only (1) Team Member on course at a time.
• Each TEAM will be provided with a Lanyard with a designated team number, Lanyard will be used as a Baton. Team member must have Lanyard with them to have laps scored. TEAMS MUST EXCHANGE NUMBER LANYARD WITHIN THE PRE DETERMINED EXCHANGE ZONE.
• Teams will be provided with a personal lap counting sheet, (this is for team’s use only, cannot be used for official results)
TIMING:
• Timing will begin at 10am.
• Teams have until 3:59pm to start the final lap.
LAP COUNTING:
• When skier is finished with his/her “turn/leg”. They must immediately and politely “SELF REPORT” number of laps that they have skied that “turn/leg” at the officials table. If you do not report, those laps will not be counted.
• Hourly Lap reports will be posted.

Register your Team: nebula.wsimg.com/6b13ebfe4bd86922d8d14d6b97106a4c?AccessKeyId=0B7430DA7F8D0E3FF713&disposition=0&...
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Hanson Hills Hoppers- Learn to Ski Programs

Hanson Hills Hoppers- Learn to Ski Programs

Jan 6, 11:00am - Jan 6, 12:30pm

Hanson Hills
7601 Old Lake Rd
Grayling, MI  49738 Map

(Hanson Hoppers) A six week program for beginner skiers ages 4-7.
A six week program specially designed for children ages 4-7. This program is animated and colorful in order to keep the attention of our young students. Classes are held on Saturdays at 11:00 starting on January 6th. Each class will last an hour and a half, and then the students will be allowed to stay and ski the rest of the day. Class includes rental equipment and lift tickets for the day. Class is held at Hanson Hills Recreation Area.

Each class will be an hour and a half, and then the students will be allowed to stay and ski the rest of the day. Class includes rental equipment and lift tickets for the day. . Class is held at Hanson Hills Recreation Area.

Cost: $150.00 for each program, which includes rental equipment, helmet and lift ticket for the day. (Package is $360.00 value)

Early registration is recommended due to limited equipment!

Registration Form: nebula.wsimg.com/b1009269db42b5014be22ea8a992a208?AccessKeyId=0B7430DA7F8D0E3FF713&disposition=0&...
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3rd & 4th Grade Learn To Ski Free

3rd & 4th Grade Learn To Ski Free

Jan 8, 3:30pm - Jan 8, 5:00pm

Hanson Hills
7601 Old Lake Rd
Grayling, MI  49738 Map

Provided by the Grayling Youth Booster CLUB!!
For Crawford AuSable School District Students in 3rd or 4th Grade (First Time Skiiers) Registration Deadline: December 22nd

Your child will attend one (1) day a week. Class will meet five (5) weeks beginning January 8, 2018.
Lessons will be given Mondays or Tuesdays, from 3:30-5pm. Transportation to Hanson Hills will be provided by the Crawford AuSable School District. Parents: You are responsible for your child’s ride home at 5 p.m. If school is closed due to scheduled days or ½ days off, or inclement weather, ski lessons will be extended by one (1) week. If there is a cancellation because of weather the school will be notified and your kids will be sent home as it is on their emergency card. WE WILL NOT BE CALLING EVERY PARENT. Weather cancellations are if actual temperatures are below 10 degrees at 11:00 am we will cancel. If wind chill is -10 degree or lower at 11:00 am we will cancel. If it is raining at 11:00 am we
Registration Form: nebula.wsimg.com/f7b0b3f85a9ffe410bcf63ba1d54131d?AccessKeyId=0B7430DA7F8D0E3FF713&disposition=0&...
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5th & 6th Grade Learn to Cross Country Ski Free

5th & 6th Grade Learn to Cross Country Ski Free

Jan 9, 3:30pm - Jan 9, 5:00pm

Hanson Hills
7601 Old Lake Rd
Grayling, MI  49738 Map

Your child will attend one (1) day a week. Class will meet five (5) weeks beginning January 9, 2018.
Deadline: December 22nd

Lessons are Tuesdays from 3:30-5pm. Transportation to Hanson Hills will be provided by the Crawford AuSable School District. Parents: You are responsible for your child’s ride home at 5 p.m. If school is closed due to scheduled days or ½ days off, or inclement weather, ski lessons will be extended by one (1) week. If there is a cancellation because of weather the school will be notified and your kids will be sent home as it is on their emergency card. WE WILL NOT BE CALLING EVERY PARENT. Weather cancellations are if actual temperatures are below 10 degrees at 11:00 am we will cancel. If wind chill is -10 degree or lower at 11:00 am we will cancel. If it is raining at 11:00 am we will cancel.

Registration Form: nebula.wsimg.com/0b7506d46568f4dcab8d656176c81627?AccessKeyId=0B7430DA7F8D0E3FF713&disposition=0&...
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Cote Dame Marie Ski Loppet

Cote Dame Marie Ski Loppet

Jan 20, 10:00am - Jan 20, 12:00pm

Hanson Hills
7601 Old Lake Rd
Grayling, MI  49738 Map

The Cote Dame Marie Loppet is presented by The Grayling Recreation Authority and the Grayling Rotary Club.

This exciting Nordic Skiing Adventure will take you through the scenic hardwood trails of Hanson Hills Recreation Area, located in Grayling, Michigan
Rolling Course with outstanding grooming
Professional Timing to ensure immediate and accurate results.

Michigan Cup Men's Division-26km freestyle, and Women's -13km freestyle Michigan Cup points events.

Free Saturday Afternoon Night Kids Race- 1-3km 1pm-2:00pm @ Northbound Outfitters.

Citizens Divisions-For those new to skiing, a 7.5 km course with both Skate and Classic categories. "Fun for All!!"

Custom Gift to the first 250 entrants.

Online Registration Now Open:
www.SkiReg.com/cote-dame-marie-ski-loppet
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11 interested  ·  5 going
Hanson Hills Classic

Hanson Hills Classic

Feb 18, 10:00am - Feb 18, 12:00pm

Hanson Hills
7601 Old Lake Rd
Grayling, MI  49738 Map

Hanson Hills Classic

FEE: $25

Point Races: Men & Women 14K

Location: Start and Finish at Hanson Hills
Recreation Area three (3) miles west of Grayling

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 Registration: www.skireg.com/nordicevents
... See MoreSee Less

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