Last two days

Trail reports from ALL regions

Fri, Mar 24: Valley Spur (Munising)

We still have 6-8" base, so drizzle last night had little effect. Groomers will cover most of the skate lanes in a.m. with ginzu. Cooler overnight, so groomers will ginzu skate lanes in the a.m. Weatherman promising dry air tomorrow and full sun, so should be great Spring skiing. I was able to re-set some classic tracks. Skin and no-wax classic were working.

- John Gierke

Fri, Mar 24: Valley Spur (Munising)

Very nice spring conditions. I used my new classic mohair skis which were great. No icy or bare spots. It was well worth the drive north. Don't give up on skiing yet. I will be back for more tomorrow.

- Jim stark

Fri, Mar 24: Cross Country Ski Headquarters (Higgins Lake)

Well friends, sadly the 2km Michigan Cup Loop is too icy at this point to allow for safe skiing. We still have plenty of man-made snow for demoing, so skiers are still welcome to come try skate, classic, and metal edged skis at no charge. If we receive enough new snow this season to groom, we will definitely groom and reopen the trails for skiing. But at this point with rain in the forecast for the next few days, we will only be open for demos on the snow we have left.

It’s a great day to demo some skis, eat lunch, and go shopping! The March Madness Sale is on, and the Stone Turtle Day Lodge Lunch Special is the Mediterranean Tuna Melt! Albacore Tuna, feta cheese, house made hummus, kalamata olives, banana peppers, and tomatoes on Stone House 7-Grain Bread. Served with Great Lakes kettle chips and a pickle!

Join us for a Euchre Tournament and Pizza Party to celebrate our Season Trail Sponsors tomorrow, March 25th at 12:00pm! Show your 2016-17 Trail Sponsor Badge at XC Ski HQ this Saturday, and enjoy free entry into our very high stakes Euchre tournament, PLUS an order of complimentary gourmet Bosco Sticks: mozzarella-cheese-filled breadsticks, served hot and doctored up with garlic and delicious seasonings, and served with classy dipping sauces like Marinara and Ranch. Also, bring your skis in and enjoy $5 storage wax application per pair (the surefire way to guarantee an April blizzard), $5 gourmet flatbread pizzas, and 2 for $1 famous chocolate chip cookies. Both Euchre Tournament Champions get a free Silver Hot Wax on any one pair of skis, to be used anytime this season or next ($46 value!). BYO Beverages, and either BYO Euchre Partner or show up solo and we will find you one. Non-Trail-Sponsors who still like to have fun can enter the Euchre tournament and enjoy an order of Bosco Sticks for $10. Of course there will be special sales throughout the whole store, too.

See you at HQ this weekend!

- -Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Fran, Erin, Ryan, Matt, Michelle, George, Lexi, Dana, Gage, Grant, Heidi, Jim, James, Jose, and the Crew