Cross Country Ski Report – Sunday, Feb 11th

Marginal Conditions XC SKI HQ

Good morning! The outbound Trapper’s Cabin trail is still skiable, with mostly marginal, some good, and some sparse stretches. Fortunately, there is not much ice to be found, and the short stretches of ice can easily be traversed by double polling. The snow-moving team spread man-made snow onto the .25km Pond Loop and patched up the practice area, which are both now in excellent shape for lessons, demos, and just skiing around. The rest of the trails need more snow and are not skiable at this time. We will begin spreading more snow onto the Trapper’s Cabin trail early this week. There is no charge to ski the trails today. Join us for the Super Bowl Foodie Face-off for lunch today, starting at noon and ending when it sells out!

Today’s Forecast: Cloudy. High near 35F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Upcoming Events:

TODAY, Feb 11th: Superbowl Foodie Face-Off and Learn to Skate Ski Clinic!
Have you been thinking about trying skate skiing, but aren’t sure how to get into it? Join us for our Learn How to Skate Ski Clinic, which includes a Facilities Pass, and 90 minute group skate ski lesson. Cost for the clinic is $20. Click the event calendar link below to register. For Lunch: It’s a Superbowl Foodie Face-Off! The chefs at the Stone Turtle Cafe will prepare the culinary specialty that represents each Superbowl city: Cioppino (clams, mussels, and fish stew in a tomato base) in a sourdough bread bowl for San Francisco, and BBQ pulled pork from Kansas City.  YOU get to enjoy the flavor!

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.

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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