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ABR Trails Thursday 8 pm

We had a great day of skiing with mild temps 28 f and sun.

Skiing does not get much better!

02 / 22
Boyne Highlands

12 / 09
Boyne Mountain

OPEN - 30 km

TRACKSET - 20 km




New Snow: 0
km of trails open: 30


With more than 35 beautifully-groomed kilometers of cross country delight weaving through the woods and wilds of Boyne Mountain, you'll find plenty of room for exploration. Pack up the kids or rally your friends to sample everything we have to offer - from gentle trails through pine forests to technical terrain designed to test even the most dedicated Nordic skiers. Whatever your preference or your ability level, our trails are ready for your tracks.

01 / 18
Corsair Ski Trails After a light snowfall, there were some nice skied-in tracks at Silver Valley today. Dan Godwin is grooming the trails tonight and should have them ready at daybreak. (the temperature at 3AM will be zero degrees and Dan will be bundled up and driving an unheated Yamaha Grizzly ATV)

Be sure to purchase a Corsair Trail button to financially support the groomed ski trails!

01 / 03
Crystal Mountain 0" 12+" Wacky winter temperatures can wreak havoc on the trails, but our groomers are out daily to scuff the surface. Skating lanes are pretty good right now - fast but fun - while new tracks for classical are on hold awaiting further natural snow. Stay off the icy hills unless you're an expert with edge control. Our regular grooming habits help maintain good coverage and skiable conditions. Rental equipment is available, and trail passes are required. Call the Kinlochen Pro shop at ext. 4000. PLEASE NOTE: Our XC trail system is for skiers only - no walking on these fresh tracks, please. Footprints ruin the packed, corduroyed skating lanes. For walkers, the Otter Run loop directly across from Kinlochen is a multi-use trail designated for walking as well as skiing. Please note, the Otter trail night cross-country skiing is closed until further notice. 02 / 23
Drummond Island Our cross country ski trails are groomed and ready!

Pick up a map at our front desk. Resort Guests enjoy free use of skis and snow shoes.

Rental sets for $25/day. If snow shoeing, please stay off groomed areas, walk on side of ski trails.

Call for information 906-493-1029 - 8a-4p, M-F
12 / 20
Forbush Corner Larry groomed all the East Side Trails this afternoon for both skating and classic skiing.

We will be open tomorrow, Friday, Jan 26th, from 10 AM to 5 PM and this weekend from 9 AM to 5 PM.

February Sales starting early this year. We are giving the shop away !!! Great deal on all in stock equipment and apparel. Deal of the century on in-stock Redline Cold Classic Waxables - $398 plus tax.

01 / 25
Gaylord Area Convention and Tourism Bureau 11 / 11
Hanson Hills Cross Country Trail Report: Unfortunately our trail system has not responded well to the rain and warmer temperatures. All Cross Country Trails are closed and un-skiable at this time.

Just a quick update on our current conditions:
Downhill and Tubing: Snow coverage is looking good as of right now. We do have some standing water at the bottom of the Bunny and Bear Hills. If this water freezes we will be able refresh with snow and groom. We will keep everyone updated as we still plan for Friday Night Operations.

02 / 21
Mackinac Island 42nd Annual Mackinac Island Winter Festival is Saturday - Sunday February 3-4, 2018

Saturday February 3 (Great Turtle Park)
* Bonfire and Hot Dogs
* Cardboard Sled Contest
* Kids Sledding and Games
* Boom Hockey
* Snow Bowling and Snow Golf
* Snowmobile Egg and Spoon Obstacle Course

Saturday February 3 Evening Turtle Trek Sponsored by MSHP

Sunday February 4 (Mackinac Island Public School)
10am Brunch
* Bake Sale
* Silent Auction
* Photo Contest
* Kids Activities
* Snow Biathlon
* Poker Run
* Cupcake Walk



01 / 31
Noquemanon Trail Network Real Grooming Report Forestville: Six inches of new cold dry snow fell yesterday and the Gator is out on the Noque and Animoosh to 17k this morning and setting fresh classic tracks. Then they will go back out on the other trails inside 17k but may run out of time before they all get classic tracks. Yesterday we roll packed all the way to the Dome.

Saux Head: All trails were groomed and track set Friday. Saux Head is groomed as needed but at least once per week.

Fit Strip Trails: The Fit Strip was groomed Wednesday night after the second day of heavy snow. Drew was skiing last night and said it was a winter wonderland. The Fit Strip in Marquette is now open for skiers. Grooming is performed as needed but at least once per week. Skiers should be advised that some people do also walk on the groomed trails so expect some foot prints.

Big Bay Trails: All trails except Ridge Line are groomed and open for classic skiing. Big Bay trails well be groomed as needed but at least once per week. Classic skiing on trails with no skate lanes are way more fun than being on the side of a skate lane. See our website for details on the Big Bay trails.

Snow Bike Trails: Snow bike enthusiast are encouraged to visit the Face Book page dedicated to snow bike trails. Conditions vary from day to day and grooming is not a daily event. Each day bikers will comment on conditions and post pictures.

Way Too Long Grooming Report: Wow, another day of 6”+ snow event. What a great thing. We can use the additional base but the groomer’s (and the report writer’s) dream is to receive about 2” of new snow every day. This embarrassment of riches creates several days of clean up grooming. Skiers will likely find a soft skate track today and it will take several days to set all trail’s classic tracks. Smart skiers pull out their classic skis after a major snow event because of the soft skate lanes.

Classic skiers will appreciate the use of the Gator for classic track grooming because of the firm outside pole plant provided. When at the trail head you may want to study the various pieces of equipment. The Gator is the enclosed side by side unit with four sets of tread tracks. The tracks are placed at the outer edge rather than in the middle as on a snowmobile. I am interested to know if any of today’s classic skiers notice today’s pole plant. Of course, all the trails and pole plants will be soft so today may be a poor day to run such a test. In any case, the pictures sure look good.

Trail Host Volunteers Needed: I expect you have enjoyed the company and service of our trail head hosts over the years. You too can be a host volunteer. It is fun and warm work. You get to play with fire, meet interesting people and perform a valuable service to the community. The ideal volunteer provides services for a 3 hour shift once a week M-F. Our trail head coordinator is JJ Farrington. Please stop and say hi. If you would like to help out, call JJ Farrington for details. 248-242-2723.

For more information on the NTN visit


01 / 12
Shanty Creek Resorts The Nordic Trails are being tilled and track set today. We are still skiing 100% of SCR's trail system and they are in great shape.

The sun is shining. It's a beautiful day.
03 / 18
Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail Monday, January 8, 2018

The trail was groomed today from Glen Arbor to the Dune Climb. Groomer crews will be out again tomorrow between Glen Arbor and Empire.

We do not groom from Port Oneida Road to Bohemian Road (CR-669) because much of the trail in this section is very close to M-22 and snowplows throw sand and salt on the trail.

Glen Arbor to Glen Haven
Groomed – classic tracks, Base = 8″
Glen Haven to Dune Climb
Groomed – classic tracks, Base = 6″
Dune Climb to Empire
Groomed – classic tracks, Base = 8″
Glen Arbor to Port Oneida Road
Groomed – classic tracks, Base = 8″
Port Oneida Road to CR-669
Ungroomed – backcountry ski and snowshoe tracks.

Palmer Woods
Groomed – classic tracks, Base = 8″

01 / 08
Swedetown Trails Several of the trails were rolled, dragged and tracked today. The trails include Len's Loop, Valley, Cedar, Greenstone, Mama Bear, and Ed's Loop.

The skate lanes and the tracks are both firm and we've had 4 inches of new snow this afternoon. The trails will be groomed again tomorrow with the snowmobile. Skiing conditions mid-afternoon were very good for striding and skating.

The trail lights have been turned off for the season. Our thanks to our back-up groomer Dave Regis who stepped up today and did a great job!


04 / 06
Treetops Resort Closed for the season. Look for Treetops in 2014-15 as we embark on another fantastic Nordic Season. We'll be hosting additional Skiable Feasts in 2015, so stay tuned! 04 / 06
Valley Spur Trail System The brief warm spell has had no negative impact on our trail system. We have been grooming at least some of the trails system daily and conditions have been excellent.

We have a very deep and firm base that will hold up well into next month.

We are approaching the Spring skiing season which can be some of the best skiing of the year. We are seeing alot of beech tree leaves falling which can make the tracks a bit sticky so use caution when you see them

02 / 15
Vasa Trail Todays grooming report indicates that the Vasa is in good shape for skating despite a couple icy patches and its still ok for classic skiing although they werent able to set new tracks and the existing ones are getting glazed over.

Skier Report: Classic tracks late yesterday were very icy. Not the best skiing but doable.

Skier Report: Rileys was groomed yesterday. Lots of gray ice under the loose corduroy. Use care on south facing downhills.

02 / 17
XC Ski Headquarters The temps stayed cold yesterday and last night. Tractor Mike spent the day yesterday using the pre-seeder to grind up the icy, crusty snow surface on the John Deere trail. The results were very good, and he will continue to grind and add snow where needed throughout the day today to make the 2.5km John Deere trail as great as it could possibly be. The skate skiing should be fair to good today, with full coverage of snow but the occasional icy spot. Classic skiing with metal edged skis is a good idea, as we are not able to set classic tracks just yet. Our plan is to grind up the snow up enough by tomorrow to make for good classic and skate conditions for the weekend!


Today: Cloudy. Periods of freezing rain possible. High near 40F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

Tonight: Cloudy skies. Low 24F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High 42F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Todays Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Wild Turkey Panini! Sliced turkey breast, basil pesto, sun dried tomatoes, spinach, and provolone cheese, grilled on Stone House 7-Grain bread. Served with Great Lakes Chips and a pickle!
Join us this weekend for these great events!

Saturday, February 24th: Birkie Live Stream and Taste of Gates!
Watch the Greatest Show on Snow the North American Birkebiener, live in Cable, Wisconsin! This famous ski race draws just as many fans as participants well over 10,000. Join in the excitement by watching the live stream in the HQ Day Lodge! Then for lunch, experience the fantastic flavors of Gates AuSable Lodge, right here at Cross Country Ski Headquarters! Gates Lodge Head Chef, Matt Haley, will cook up a hearty winter feast youll never forget. Join us for this very special culinary experience, which showcases one of Northern Michigans best dining experiences. *Beverages not included.

Sunday, February 25th: The 26th Annual Junior Muffin Race!
Join us for the longest standing juniors race in Michigan! The Muffin Race celebrates the fun of youth skiing with a Junior Girls & Boys 8km Pursuit race. Skiers will classic ski the first half of the race then ski freestyle the second half of the race. Registration begins at 9am on Sunday, and we will shoot for a 10:30am start. This is a Michigan Cup Junior Race. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in the girls and boys races, and awards will also be given for best costumes! There will also be a Mini Muffin Race following the Senior Muffin Race. ALL AGES of kids are welcome for the Mini Muffin Race, and entry is free. Each Mini Muffin racer receives a medal!

In the meantime, stop in for some shopping! We have great sales on skate and classic ski packages, plus winter clothing and accessories.

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

02 / 23

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