Entering its 22nd year, Cross Country Ski Headquarters and the Great Lakes Winter Trails Council present the “Pure Michigan” Winter Trails Day! Adults and children receive a free Facilities Pass and cross country ski or snowshoe lesson, plus a complimentary hot cocoa and hot dog cookout on the ski trails. Equipment rentals are available for a special reduced rate. Bring your friends and family, 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 outfitting in rental snowshoes, or XC boots, skis and poles for a reduced rate of $9 per adult and $6 per child.
10:30am: X-C 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!
11:30pm: Ski out to Trappers Cabin for Hot Dogs, a bonfire and Hot Cocoa, all on the house. After lunch at the Cabin, skiers and snowshoers will have the choice of exploring more trails, or heading back to Cross Country Ski Headquarters.
5:30pm (or earlier): Skiers return from their tours and return snowshoes, boots, skis & poles. They are invited to relax in front of the fireplace in the Stone Turtle Day Lodge anytime throughout the day.
Preregistration is required for this event. We have a limited number of skis and snowshoes. Please pre-register by emailing your name, phone number, and choice of X-C skiing or snowshoeing to: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 800-832-2663.