CROSS COUNTRY SKI HEADQUARTERS READY FOR ANOTHER BIG SEASON
Skiers of all ages and abilities flocked to the trails last winter, and this winter looks to be no different
Higgins Lake, MI, October 14, 2021– After a major growth year for the entire sport of Nordic skiing, Cross Country Ski Headquarters is gearing up for another record-breaking season.
Droves of Americans took to the outdoors for recreation last winter, and sports like cross country skiing and snowshoeing saw unprecedented increases in participation across the country. Cross Country Ski Headquarters - a northern Michigan cross country ski shop, trail network, restaurant and rental facility named “Nordic Skiing Mecca” by Outside Magazine - welcomed more visitors last winter than in any other season, ranging from young children to retirees, multi-generational families, and everyone in between. Demand for cross country ski equipment continues to be at an all time high, and once the snow falls, folks at Cross Country Ski Headquarters expect to see the same level of enthusiasm for cross country.
Visitors to the Headquarters this winter can expect excellent trail grooming, as well as expanded retail selection, updated and expanded rental equipment, and expanded restaurant operations at the onsite Stone Turtle Cafe. The Cafe added six additional propane bonfire pits to the sun deck last season, which doubled the seating capacity and also created an outdoor space for people to gather, eat, and enjoy craft beers and cocktails. The ambiance and welcoming atmosphere at Cross Country Ski Headquarters and the Stone Turtle Cafe make the entire destination a haven for people seeking good times and simple fun amidst the beauty of a Michigan winter.
Fun-seekers will enjoy a slew of outdoor events that 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 8th, where beginner skiers receive a free trail pass and ski lesson, plus discounted rental rates. Foodies should check out Bavarian Ski Festival on January 22nd, Paella on February 6th, and a new evening event called Winter Feast, featuring a rustic, gourmet dinner on January 29th. Several live music events will take place at XC Ski HQ this winter, culminating with Ribs & Blues on February 26th. Many “Learn to Ski” clinics will be offered, including the Free Beginner Ski Lesson every Saturday at 10:30am, plus two Learn to Skate Ski clinics.
Cross Country Ski Headquarters encourages skiers of all abilities and ages to join them for an authentic, outdoor experience cross country skiing or snowshoeing this winter, and look forward to a great season!
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!