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Cross Country Ski Report – Friday, March 5th

Conditions remains very good on the Rolling Hills, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, and Trappers Cabin trails, thanks to good grooming and cold overnight temps. Groomer Mike will snowcomb these trails this morning. Most of the trail surface is ground up snow, which is great to ski on, but there are a couple of icy spots and minimal debris. Overall, skating conditions are mostly great on these trails. Classic tracks are well-entrenched and quite icy, but there is adequate of snow in the skate lanes to catch an edge with classic trees. We have 6-14 inches inches of snow in the woods, and 2-6 inches packed on most of the trail surface. Due to ice and debris, we have closed the Manitou and Tall Pines trails for the time being. 


Saturday, March 6th: Join us for Ribs & Blues! A favorite XC Ski HQ tradition, Ribs & Blues features an afternoon of fantastic live music from Rhett’s Eastside Blues Duo, as well as German Dave’s famous BBQ ribs. It’s a perfect day to hit the trails, then kick back by the outdoor fire pit and enjoy great music and outstanding ribs, scalloped potatoes, and coleslaw for $12 ($6 for kids 8 and younger).

The Michigan Cup Relays are Sunday, March 7th! Advance registration is required. Read all about it and sign up your relay team here!

The Stone Turtle Cafe is open for outdoor dining, as well as 25% capacity indoor dining. Have a Bob’s Favorite Tuna panini outside on the sun deck and soak up the sunshine after you ski!

All the best,

– Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Erin, Gill, Missy, Krista, Alex, Bradley, George, Mike, Butch, Will, Joel, Donnie, Josh, Josie, Annie, Lissa, Brian and the crew