Established in 1977 the event has been held on the first Saturday of February every year since, with the exception of snow challenged 2012. Originally a 50 kilometer, point to point, race from Frederic to Mancelona, Michigan the race is now contested 50 kilometers or 20 kilometers from Mancelona to Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire. There is also a 10 kilometer timed but non competitive event available for those who wish to take a more leisurely trip.
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50 Kilometer Event
Join the thousands who have skied this event on professionally groomed trails which wind through the most picturesque landscape of northwestern Lower Michigan. The race ends at Summit Village at Shanty Creek.
20 Kilometer Event
The 20 kilometer event (12 miles) takes skiers over rolling hills and across fields, concluding at Summit Village at Shanty Creek.
10 Kilometer Timed Tour
Enjoy skiing the Roger Eschedor 10 kilometer timed tour (6 miles), finishing at Schuss Village at Shanty Creek.