Trappers Cabin Spring Skiing xc ski hq

Cross Country Ski Report – Saturday, March 6th

Conditions remains good to great on the Rolling Hills, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, and Trappers Cabin trails, thanks to snow moving, good grooming, and cooler temps during the day and overnight. There are some thin/icy spots and debris on all the open trails, but each marginal spot is easy to ski through or over. Groomer Butch will snowcomb these trails this morning, and will also attempt to groom the Manitou trail as well. Conditions like these are most ideal for skating, as classic tracks are well-entrenched and quite icy; however, there is adequate of snow in the skate lanes for classic skiers to ski on and have a great time. We have 6-12 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 Tall Pines trails for the time being. 


TODAY: FREE SKI LESSON at 10:30am on the Practice Field!

PLUS, 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 50% capacity indoor dining. Enjoy this awesome weekend of spring skiing!

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