Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Roscommon, Michigan

Cross Country Ski Headquarters is a specialty cross country ski shop and premier nordic skiing destination in Michigan and throughout the country. Listed as a “Nordic Skiing Mecca” by Outside Magazine, we offer 18 kilometers of pristinely groomed ski trails for classic and skating, a large and modern ski rental fleet, PSIA-certified ski instructors, a day lodge with a roaring fire place, plus a cafe serving a delicious menu of handcrafted soups, sandwiches and more. Our facility is family- and beginner-friendly, and is a perfect getaway for groups large and small.

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.

With events every weekend throughout the winter, including free ski lessons, live music, barbecues, Paella feasts, Ski the Beer Trail and more, Cross Country Ski Headquarters is the place to be this winter season!
Trail Conditions
New Snow:
km of trails open: 18
Trail doctors Bob and Mike worked tirelessly with the new Snow Spreader yesterday to distribute manmade snow atop the layer of ice that now covers most of the trail surface. They were able to successfully cover the main vein of the trail system – which is now open for back country skiing – and hope to complete a 1.5km loop by this afternoon. In the meantime, the Practice Area is open for ski demos and lessons, as the deep base of manmade snow out there is still holding up well. As for the rest of the trails, they are open for snowshoeing only today as we continue to rebuild the base for skiing.


Today: Mostly cloudy with snow showers during the morning. High 13F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies this evening will become partly cloudy after midnight. Low near 5F. Winds light and variable.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High around 20F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Despite the limited skiing, there is still plenty of fun to be had this weekend in the Heart of Pure Michigan! Shop our sale on XC ski jackets from Salomon, Swix, Patagonia, Bjorn Daehlie, and more! We also have free equipment demos on the practice area all weekend, so don’t miss this opportunity to test out a new ski package. Snowshoeing is permitted on all trails, and is a fantastic way to enjoy the outdoors even when ski conditions are marginal. Demo or rent snowshoes right here at XC Ski HQ!

We also have a mighty tasty lunch special this weekend… Gourmet Mac n’ Cheese! This Saturday through Monday, we’re serving up homemade cheesy mac featuring do-it-yourself toppings like bacon, feta, tomatoes, breadcrumbs, spinach, plus classics like peas and hot dogs.

Rest assured that there is skiing and snowshoeing up north this weekend, and a winter adventure awaits you!

All the best,

– Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Fran, Matt, Kelsey, Alex, Dodge, Kim, Missy, Annie J., Annie B., Denny, Erin, Mike, Dana, Butch, Brian and the crew
New Snow:
km of trails open: 18

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