A woman cross country skiing in a snowy forest

Cross Country Skiing

It's All About the Journey

Michigan is steeped in history when it comes to this silent winter sport, which can be enjoyed in solitude or with family and friends. Ski along national lakeshores and through frosted wonderlands with pleasant views.

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Cross country skis offer the perfect way to glide through snowy trails and take in the peaceful sights and sounds of a Pure Michigan winter day.

Cross country skiing epitomizes the saying “it’s all about the journey, not the destination.” Enjoy that journey along Michigan’s more than 3,000 miles of cross country ski trails. With each mile you will discover the hush of snow-covered landscapes that set the tone for a contemplative, yet invigorating, winter pastime. 

Whether you prefer classic or skate-style skiing, Michigan is steeped in history when it comes to this silent winter sport, which can be enjoyed in solitude or with family and friends. Ski along national lakeshores, through wooded wonderlands, or visit Cross Country Ski Headquarters, a Nordic mecca where cross country is king. Are you ready to glide into Pure Michigan?

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