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Cross Country Ski Report – Saturday, February 29th

Happy Leap Year Day! And what fabulous Leap Year Day conditions we have… Since the start of the winter storm on Wednesday, we have received about 5 inches of snow. Groomer Mike is snow combing the skating lanes and setting classic tracks on all the trails. With temps in the mid-20’s today, it will be an ideal day for cross country skiing. There are 6 to 8 inches of snow packed on the trails, and 10 to 14 inches in the woods. Join us today for awesome skiing, plus a beloved HQ tradition: Ribs & Blues!

Cross Country Ski Lesson XC Ski HQ
Did you know that a complimentary mini ski lesson is available anytime you rent skis at XC Ski HQ? This group of sisters learned the basics from Missy yesterday, and learned how to climb and go down hills, all within 15 minutes!

Join us Today 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 $10 ($5 for kids 8 and younger). Music and food starts at 1:00pm! Plus, don’t miss the Free Beginner Ski Lesson on Saturday at 10:30am.


It’s the last day of February, which means spring skiing is right around the corner! It’s the perfect time of year to try out a back country ski package, or surf the spring crust on some skate skis. Book a ski lesson with one of our awesome instructors, or demo some skis for free, any day of the week. A ski fitting expert is always available to help get you into the right equipment!

All the best,

-Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Erin, Matt, Missy, Gill, Krista, Ethan, Andrew, Will, Katrina, Brenna, Mike, Butch, Tony, Donnie and the crew