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Blizzard Fest 2019
February 9th, Noon – TBD Downhill Canoe and Kayak Races at Hanson Hills Recreation Area.
Race against the clock down our famous Tubing Hill!
2 Person Canoe: $40 per boat
Solo Kayak: $20 per boat
10am-NOON; Come and tube from 10am-12pm for free!! Sponsored by the Grayling Youth Booster Club. – No registration needed.
Noon-TBD; Beer Tent – Fundraiser for the Grayling Youth Booster Club. Enjoy great brews, and specialty drinks while taking in all the activities at Hanson Hills. Must be 21+
Noon-2pm: Archery Building @ Hanson Hills: Chili Cookoff!
Taste and Vote on Grayling’s best home cooked Chili Recipes. Hosted by the Grayling Youth Booster Club. We invite you to enter as a cook, or just come and taste the fun!!
About the venue:
Hanson Hills has a rich history of activity and controversy. Opened in 1929, it was the first downhill ski area in Michigan and the second to open in the Midwest. The “Snow trains” brought many people to Grayling where they would board flat bed trucks for the ride to what was then called the “Grayling Winter Sports Park”. The Michigan Snow Queens were crowned and honored at the annual Winter Carnival, famous for the elaborate ice sculptures built by local people. The old toboggan run was an attraction that thrilled many. Another exciting attraction was the 66 ft. ski jump that was built in 1934.