Winter Trails Day – Entering its sixteenth year, the event offers children and adults NEW to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for FREE, and to discover the great fitness and social benefits with these easy-to-learn winter sports. Winter Trails Day is a national snowsports day, held on January 8, 2011.
Hanson Hills Recreation Area in Grayling, Michigan and The Cross Country Ski Headquarters in Higgins Lake, Michigan are both hosting this special event. More details will be posted as they become available.
About the Hosts:
Hanson Hills – “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.”
Cross Country Ski Headquarters – ”
Cross Country Ski Headquarters is a specialty cross country ski shop and premier nordic skiing destination in Michigan and throughout the country. Established in 1974, we are most known for our outstanding selection of cross country ski equipment and clothing, and our excellent customer service.
We specialize in cross country ski packages at highly competitive prices, and we carry Fischer, Salomon, Rossignol, Alpina, and Atomic ski equipment. We are also a Tubbs snowshoe dealer, and carry top outdoor winter clothing brands like The North Face, Patagonia, Columbia and more. We are expert XC outfitters, and have everything you need for an authentic, unforgettable winter experience.”