Higgins Lake, MI, October 13, 2020– Cross country skiing is, by nature, the ideal activity for a pandemic; the outdoor and crowd-less nature of the sport, as well as its tremendous health benefits and affordability, give it a unique opportunity to be one of the most popular activities available this winter. This is why Cross Country Ski Headquarters (XC Ski HQ), named one of the “10 Best Cross Country Ski Resorts” by USA Today, is more prepared than ever for a busy winter of cross country skiing.
Visitors can expect the same excellent trail grooming this winter, as well as retail, rental, and restaurant operations, with some added enhancements to provide a safe experience for everyone. These include outdoor drop-off for rental equipment, an expanded outdoor dining area with heat lamps on every table, and increased “grab-and-go” options at the Stone Turtle Cafe.
A full schedule of outdoor events will take place throughout the winter, including ski lessons, food and drink events, live music, and more. Don’t miss Winter Trails Day on January 9th, where beginner skiers receive a free trail pass and ski lesson, plus discounted rental rates. Lovers of German fare should check out Bavarian Ski Festival on January 23rd, and wine drinkers can delight in the Winter Wine Tasting Festival on February 20th. Several live music events will take place at XC Ski HQ this winter, including Ribs & Blues on March 6th. Many “Learn to Ski” clinics will be offered, including the Free Beginner Ski Lesson every Saturday at 10:30am.
As part of a commitment to environmental responsibility, XC Ski HQ has installed two new Electric Vehicle Charging Stations onsite. Now, customers with EV’s can charge up while skiing or shopping. Additionally, skiers this season can enjoy night-skiing under solar-powered lights on the Trappers Cabin trail.
People looking to purchase cross country ski equipment need look no further than XC Ski HQ, which has developed a sterling reputation for selection, customer service, and low prices. Customers can work one-on-one with a ski-fitting expert, and even demo equipment for free before they buy (snow permitting). With an award-winning retail store, XC Ski HQ offers one of the largest assortments of winter and cross country ski clothing in the Midwest.
XC Ski HQ intends to be a haven for outdoor recreation this winter more than ever, and we hope to see many skiers enjoying one of the safest and healthiest outdoor activities there is: cross country skiing. We look forward to seeing you!
Check out info on events, ski rentals, area lodging, and more, plus shop the expansive online store at www.CrossCountrySki.com. Winter fun begins at XC Ski HQ!