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XC Ski Headquarters Cross Country Ski Report – 01/12

After the warm temps and rain yesterday, the snowpack on the ski trails experienced a considerable thaw. Thankfully the temps have returned to the mid-teens, and look to stay there for the foreseeable future. Trail doctors Bob, Stu and Mike will be working with the new Snow Spreader today to distribute manmade snow atop the layer of ice that now covers most of the trail surface. With any luck, we will have 1 or 2 trails that are fully skiable for the weekend. In the meantime, the Practice Area is open for ski demos and lessons, as the deep base of manmade snow out there is still holding up well. As for the rest of the trails, they are open for snowshoeing only today as we work to rebuild the base for skiing.

Forecast:

Today: Snow showers this morning. Becoming partly cloudy later. High around 15F. Winds N at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

Tonight: Cloudy. Low 3F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow: Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 13F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Despite the recent weather, there is still plenty of fun to be had this weekend in the Heart of Pure Michigan! Shop our sale on XC ski layering tops, including merino wool from Smartwool, Terramar, and a new favorite for women: Kari Traa! We will also have free equipment demos on the practice area all weekend, so don’t miss this opportunity to test out a new ski package. Snowshoeing is permitted on all trails, and is a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors even when ski conditions are marginal. Demo or rent snowshoes right here at XC Ski HQ! We will also have a mighty tasty lunch special all weekend… Gourmet Mac n’ Cheese! This Saturday through Monday, we’re serving up homemade cheesy mac featuring do-it-yourself toppings like bacon, feta, tomatoes, breadcrumbs, spinach, plus classics like peas and hot dogs.

A little further north of us in Frederic, Forbush Corner did hold on to more of their base, and will be open and grooming for cross country skiing this weekend. Rest assured that there is skiing and snowshoeing up north this weekend, and a winter adventure awaits you!

All the best,

– Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Fran, Matt, Kelsey, Alex, Dodge, Kim, Missy, Annie J., Annie B., Denny, Erin, Mike, Dana, Butch, Brian and the crew

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Tuesday October 16th, 2018 - 3:54 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Is that a bison on cross country skis?? 😁 Thanks @patagonia for this great design! Come get yours at the Season Opening Sale, Oct 27-28! ... See MoreSee Less

Is that a bison on cross country skis?? 😁 Thanks @patagonia for this great design! Come get yours at the Season Opening Sale, Oct 27-28!

 

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Can I order it?

Monday October 15th, 2018 - 3:25 pm

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Had to share this unbelievably cute post from @trileyoutdoors after last week’s snowfall. We know the feeling, little lady!! #isitwinteryet #xcskiing ... See MoreSee Less

Had to share this unbelievably cute post from @trileyoutdoors after last week’s snowfall. We know the feeling, little lady!! #isitwinteryet #xcskiing

 

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Honest kids give the best testimonials!

I cry because it’s snowing and I have to go to work and it will melt by the weekend.

Awesome!

Friday October 12th, 2018 - 1:14 pm

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Did you know that we open in just 2 weeks?? We even had to recruit this little baby to help stock the racks 😂 See you October 27-28 for the Season Opening Sale, Cider Press and Hay Rides on the ski trails!! #xcskihq #startthemyoung ... See MoreSee Less

Did you know that we open in just 2 weeks?? We even had to recruit this little baby to help stock the racks 😂 See you October 27-28 for the Season Opening Sale, Cider Press and Hay Rides on the ski trails!! #xcskihq #startthemyoung

 

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Love the new accessory. Congrats.

Momma is teaching her little girl, Sayla, how to shop early. Love it!❤🍼

Cutest employee ever

Do you Import ski jackets softshell, hoodie..etc?

Ooh I just notice the lil one! Lol

Kari Traa! My new favorite brand to go along with my new favorite baby!

Mariah you ware "it" well !

Anything would look good on that beauty❤❤

Can’t wait!

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Friday October 12th, 2018 - 11:30 am

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Hello snow! First of the season, baby!! 😍🤟 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Andrea May Olivia O'Chel Emily Berger Kate Mac ⛄️

First snowfall eh??? Meant something a bit different to us!!!🤪🙄😏

Jim Burr

AWESOME 😁

I am happy for you! Not so happy for me!

Cant wait.. bring it on!

Anthony John

WOW!!!!

I have my skis out (never put em away) : )

I'm picking out my winter clothes from XCSkiHQ every day when I show up to work! 😉

Save some clothes ideas for us to give you on Christmas

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