Ribs and Blues XC Ski HQ

Cross Country Ski Report – Thursday, March 4th

The trail surface remains in good shape, thanks to consistent grooming and cold overnight temps. Groomer Butch will snowcomb the open trails this morning. They are mostly not icy, but do have some slick spots and minimal debris. Overall, conditions for skating should be great today. Classic tracks are well-entrenched and quite icy, but there is plenty 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