Winter Trails Day Registration – January 7, 2022

Scroll down for complete event description and please read carefully. Equipment rentals are not included in this free event, but are available for a reduced rate of $9 for adults and $5 for children under 100 lbs. If you need rentals, please notify us at check-in.


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Saturday, Jan 7th: “Pure Michigan” Winter Trails Day with the Great Lakes Winter Trails Council

Entering its 26th year, Winter Trails Day invites adults and children for a free Facilities Pass and cross country ski lesson, plus a complimentary hot cocoa and hot dog cookout on the ski trails. Bring your friends and family for a fantastic day on the snow, and discover how fun winter in Northern Michigan can be!

Check-in is at 10:00am. Please make sure you are pre-registered. Check-in is followed by outing in rental snowshoes or XC skis for a reduced rate of $9 per adult and $6 per child.

10:30am: XC Ski & Snowshoe group lesson. Learn the basics of cross country skiing and snowshoeing, including going up and down hills, and how to fall down and get back up!

11:30am: Ski out to Trappers Cabin for hot dogs, a bonfire and hot cocoa, all on the house. After lunch at the Cabin, skiers will have the choice of exploring more trails, or heading back to XC Ski HQ.

5:30pm (or earlier): Skiers return from their tours and return boots, skis & poles. They are invited to relax in front of the fireplace in the Stone Turtle Day Lodge anytime throughout the day. *Space is limited for this event, and pre-registration is required.