Whether your tastes lean toward skate skiing or classic stride, gentle grades or heart-pumping hills, you’ll want to explore these locals’ favorite treks through Michigan forests.
When planning a winter trip to cross country ski or snowmobile, the necessary requirements for a top destination include decent snow, accessibility to a network of trails and some sort of cozy lodging.
It’s time to distance yourself from noisy crowds. Strap on the skis and enjoy the tranquility, peace and beauty of a glistening white wintry day as you glide across more than over 3,000 miles of snow-covered Nordic trails for an invigorating wintertime adventure. So, click on your bindings and hit the trails-- because cross country skiing is Pure Michigan.
Head to Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula for your next ski getaway and experience top notch resorts with all of the amenities that cater to avid downhill ski enthusiasts.
Cross country skiing opens the door to unique winter experiences.
For most, memories of Michigan’s crown jewel, Mackinac Island, include warm sunny days strolling along Main Street, the clip clop of horses taking visitors from around the world to the various attractions on the island.
Need to burn off those extra pounds? Just because the ground is blanketed in snow, doesn’t mean it’s time to give up on your aerobic routine. This year, why not take winter by storm and learn how to enjoy and benefit from Michigan’s recreational offerings.
Temperatures are falling, the brilliant colors of autumn have faded and there’s a definite chill in the air—these are sure signs that winter is on the horizon and Michigan is the perfect winter wonderland with activities galore for the entire family.
Cross country skiing on Nordic trails across gently rolling terrain is another way to experience Michigan’s snow season. Many resorts, ski areas, and State Parks offer trails for x-c skiers and snowshoeing, and also rent equipment.
Chills, thrills and (yes) spills! When temps dip and snow falls, Michigan transforms into a winter playground. From snowboarding to dog sledding and from skiing to ice climbing--our cold-weather activities will entice you to get out and enjoy the white stuff. It won’t take long to see why the Great Lakes State loves winter.
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