Cross Country Ski Report: Friday, February 16th

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

We received 5-6 inches of snow last night and the woods are looking gorgeous!  The man-made 1.6km out-and-back Trappers Cabin stretch is completely groomed with tracks set, and the rest of the trail network was packed and rolled, except for Tall Pines. We’re skiing! The practice area and Blizzard Trail are in excellent condition for lessons and demos. There’s a bit more snow in the forecast, and it’s looking like Winter is back!

Today’s Forecast: Light snow on and off this morning, high of 25F, more snow this evening.

Upcoming Events:

Friday, Feb 16th: Winter Fest Weekend Kick-Off!
For only $5, visitors to the Higgins Lake/Roscommon area can purchase a Winter Fest badge and enjoy a weekend full of fun events, including a day of cross country skiing or snowshoeing at XC Ski HQ. The badge gets you an XC Ski HQ facilities pass for the day, plus complimentary hot cocoa and bonfire at Trapper’s Cabin from 3:30-5:30. View the complete Winter Fest schedule on the Roscommon/Higgins Lake Chamber Website.

Saturday, Feb 17th to Monday, Feb 19th – Noon to 4:00pm: Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese Bar, Free Beginner Lesson 2/17
Prepare to indulge in this decadent classic comfort food, complete with a toppings bar that includes onions, tomatoes, spinach, jalapenos, feta cheese, peas, hotdogs, and bacon. So rich and delicious, this mac-sterpiece lunch is the perfect complement to a day on the ski trails! Free Beginner ski lesson at 10:30am on Saturday 2/17.

Saturday, February 24th – 1:00pm: Ribs & Blues, 10:30am: Free Beginner Lesson
A favorite XC Ski HQ tradition, Ribs & Blues features an afternoon of fantastic live music from Rhett’s Eastside Blues Band, as well as German Dave’s famous BBQ ribs. It’s a perfect day to hit the trails, then kick back by the fire and enjoy great music and outstanding ribs, scalloped potatoes, and coleslaw. There is also a free beginner ski lesson at 10:30am.

Click here to view the complete event calendar!

All the best,
Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, George, Missy, Erin, Alex, Mitch, Krista, Will, Donnie and the crew

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