Cross Country Ski Report – Sunday, February 25th


What a fun day we had yesterday! Ribs & Blues was perhaps the best it’s ever been, with awesome music, great food, sunny skies, and great company. Today, the Trapper’s Cabin trail is once again open and snowcombed, with excellent conditions. Please note that this trail is closed from 10:00 to 11:00am today while the Junior Muffin Race is in progress. The Stone Turtle Cafe is open for lunch and drinks today!

Weather forecast: Snow showers this morning. Peeks of sunshine later. High 47F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

Shop the Late Winter Clothing Sale! Update your cold/cool weather clothing kit with newly marked-down apparel from Kuhl, Norrona, and more. Get the right outdoor clothing to match your outdoor lifestyle! Clothing experts are on staff every day to help you pick the right pieces for your outdoor pursuits.

Upcoming Events:

Today, February 25th – 31st Annual Junior Muffin Race!
Join us for the longest standing juniors race in Michigan! The Muffin Race celebrates the fun of youth skiing with a Junior Girls and Boys 5km Team Sprint Relay Race. This 13+ freestyle relay race will feature two skiers per relay team. Registration begins at 9:30am on Sunday, with a 10:30am start. After the Muffin Team Sprint Relay Race, we will hold three Mini Muffin freestyle races: Ages 6 years old and under, 7 to 9, and 10 to 12. All racers 12 and under will be awarded a medal. There is no entry fee for the Mini Muffin racers. All racers receive a post-race lunch, which costs $5 for anyone else who might be hungry too. Click the link below to register (ages 13 and up only are encouraged to pre-register).

Saturday, March 2nd – 10:30am: Free Ski Lesson
Learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson! You will learn the basics of traditional (classic style) XC ski technique, plus hill climbing, descending, and turning. You will even learn how to get up when you fall down!

Sunday, March 2nd: Trail Sponsor Appreciation Day
Season Trail Sponsors are invited to enjoy a bowl of chili on the house today. Thank you for your support for the XC Ski HQ trail system!

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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