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ABR Trails Angela and I are just coming in from checking the trails. I am looking at the 10 day forecast for an inch of snow possible next week…. it does not look good for reopening the ABR ski trails this season!

We are closing for the season after 101 days of being open and challenged with the mild winter. Thank you for your patronage and we hope to see you back with a normal winter next season.

We will extend the early season discount on season passes thru April 1…. you can mail your check and info.

Eric and Angela

03 / 08
Boyne Highlands 35KM of trails open with 33 track set.

There are 6km of snow show trails open and fat tire bike trails with snow depth ranging from 19-12.

Check out our website for complete details.


With more than 35 kilometers of groomed and track-set trails, there's no better way to experience the forests and fields of Boyne Highlands than from a pair of cross-country skis. Whether you're looking for an all-day tour, a challenging hill loop or a brisk skate, you'll appreciate the beauty and tranquility of our beautifully maintained trail network.

01 / 19
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 TRAIL UPDATE - The trail system has a solid frozen base of snow with about two inches of fresh snow on top, making for safe enjoyable skiing in the SILVER VALLEY section.

There is not enough snow for mechanical grooming at this time. (The Corsair and Wright's Lake sections, with steeper hills, will be extremely fast and unsafe.)

02 / 02
Crystal Mountain 0"
0" Trails are closed! Time to get ready for golf season. Call the Kinlochen Pro Shop at ext. 4000 to reserve tee times. 04 / 04
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 Todd is grooming the entire east trail system today or about 10km of trails.

Expect spring-like conditions with a few open areas. Free rentals this weekend.

Open Saturday and Sunday.

03 / 18
Gaylord Area Convention and Tourism Bureau 11 / 11
Hanson Hills Cross Country Trail Report: A big congratulations to Groomer Jason, as his son Dylan was born this morning!! Groomer Tommy G. is out on the trails grooming 3 inches of snow. Green, Blue, Brown and Yellow Trails will be groomed today, with set tracks to follow. Lodge and Trails Open at 9am.

02 / 13
Mackinac Island Winter has returned to Mackinac Island... Thanks to the snow storm on Wednesday trails are snow-covered once again and you should be able to find some great cross-country skiing into the first part of the weekend. Warm up on Sunday so get to the island as soon as possible.


Winter Service Schedule January 3rd - March 10th (Weather Permitting)

ALL departures will leave from St. Ignace.

Tickets will be available for purchase 30 minutes before each departure at Dock 1.

Any changes to the schedule will be updated here on our Facebook.


03 / 02
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 Finally some SNOW!

The grooming crew completed the Glen Arbor to Glen Haven groom this morning and the second crew is doing Glen Haven to Dune Climb now!

Temperatures are rising and once they get too warm, they'll have to stop grooming or they'll be making ice.

This might be your last chance to ski the Heritage Trail this season, so get out the skis!

03 / 02
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 Well the time has come to pull the plug on grooming operations at Valley Spur. Most segments now have bare spots on them.

For the most hardy there is still a good base in areas so skiing can still be had.

Thanks to all our patrons for another great season. See you next winter!

04 / 13
Vasa Trail Started at the trailhead at 10 AM and the trail was firm and had decent glide. By the time I got to the Wall the sun was softening it and slowing things down. The correct wax will make a huge difference if you're getting out this afternoon.

The trail is still in great shape and there is a lot of snow out there but signs of the upcoming spring are starting to reveal themselves. Get out while u can. 😉👍🏼❄

03 / 05
XC Ski Headquarters Prepare for the last hurrah of spring skiing!

No, we're not April-fooling you. We are forecast to receive 1 to 3 inches of snow tomorrow, Thursday, which could make for a great day of adventure skiing! Some of the Rolling Hills and other trails still have remnants of a nice, crusty base on them, and 3 inches of snow on top will make for some fun spring skiing. If we do get 3 inches of snow, we will try to roll in tracks and will keep you posted of the results. It is supposed to snow all day, so come enjoy free rock ski rentals, plus use of the trails "on the house" as long as the snow lasts. And if you're so inclined, stick around for yoga class tomorrow (Thursday) night at 5:30pm in the Stone Turtle Day Lodge!

Our end of season hours are as follows (barring any April blizzards, in which case we will reopen of course):

This week:

Thursday & Friday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00pm - Shop the End of Season Sale, then join Bob and Lynne for some food, fun and sunshine on the sun deck!

Sunday and beyond: Open by appointment - Call 800-832-2663 and we'll meet you at the shop. Or, if you see the open flag out by the road, it means we're there and we're open!

*The End of Season Sale is in full swing, so don't miss your chance to score some really sweet deals on cross country skis, clothing and more!

Finally, we would like to thank you, our customers, friends and supporters, for a very fun and memorable ski season. We feel very grateful for the many days of excellent skiing, for your enthusiasm and wonderful company, and for your never ending passion for the authentic wonders of the outdoors. Thank you for sharing your precious winter time with us, and for making Cross Country Ski Headquarters the special place that it is.

Please stop in and see us this spring and summer when you're in the area! Feel free to ride bikes, hike, and walk dogs on the ski trails. Remember that we are only a phone call away if you want to stop in and talk skis or browse the sale racks. We also sell roller skis, so just give us a call if you want to try them out or order a pair!

And don't forget to mark your calendar for our annual Labor Day Weekend Sale!

All the best,
-Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Fran, Erin, Matt, Ryan, Lexi, George, Michelle, Dana, Jim, Gage, Grant, Matt B., Heidi, Jose, and Donnie

03 / 29

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