2012 Hanson Hills Classic Cross Country Ski Race
The Hanson Hills Classic Nordic (cross country) ski race is scheduled for February 17, 2013 in Grayling, Michigan. The 12K race Classic Interval starts based on age group. This race is designed for the Classic Discipline only.
For more information, visit Hanson Hills Recreation Area.
About 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. With the cooperation of the Michigan National Guard and the State Military Board, a special law was made to allow the “Authority” to work on a non-profit basis. The Grayling Recreation Authority (GRA) is a government “consortium”, made up of representatives from Grayling Township, Crawford County, the Crawford AuSable Schools and three members at large.