Local Cross Country Ski/Hike/Snowshoe
A perfect way to get out and enjoy our wonderful local parks, with friends and family, non-members are welcome! We will meet in Jan & Feb. Depending on the weather-- we can ski, snowshoe or hike. We usually go to a restaurant or gather at the leader's home for a potluck. No cost, except park entrance fees. Some of the parks do rent skis, please call ahead and reserve, if needed. We have a great group of people who have volunteered to lead. Many thanks to all of them! If you'd like to host one, please contact Pat Marten email@example.com Hope to see you on the trails!
Watch our calendar for dates and locations for these organized events
See "Trips" for information on cross country and downhill ski trips.
Locations for cross country skiing near Ann Arbor area:
Metro Parks. With groomed trails, rentals, activities building w/ rest rooms and snacks. (MetroPark Pass) https://www.metroparks.com/
--Hudson Mills, Huron Meadows, Kensington
State Parks: Self tracked trails, no rentals, outhouses. (State Park Pass)
--Island Lake, Maybury
State Recreation Areas: self tracked trails, no rentals, outhouses. (may need State Park Pass)
--Brighton, Pinckney, Waterloo—Gerald Eddy Discovery Center has visitor’s center.
Washtenaw County Parks: Groomed trails, (rentals and bldg @ RH only). (county park pass)
--Rolling Hills, Independence Lake
U of M properties: Self tracked, no rentals, limited parking, no fee.
--Stinchfield Woods, Saginaw Woods
Some golf courses allow skiing.
Sun and Snow http://www.sunandsnow.com/
U of M Outdoor Rec https://recsports.umich.edu/article/equipment-rentals
XC Headquarters in Roscommon: Lessons, great equipment & clothes and trails.
Websites for misc info and trail conditions:
If you've wanted to try racing, now's your chance with the AASC Race Team.
. Have fun and ski more often - 5 weekends at Boyne are scheduled in 2017.
. Makes skiing in Michigan fun and inexpensive and we can help arrange lodging.
. Exclusive access to ski FIS/Super Bowl Hill at Boyne.
. Win individual and team awards.
. Improve your skills and enjoyment of the sport.
. Races are run in classes based on your ski level and are handicapped, so you are matched with others who ski at your level.
For more information, contact our Team Rep Holly Polopolos, or contact Alan Osterdale. You must be an AASC member to join the team...however, new racers can race as a guest before signing up for the entire season and fees can be paid at the first race in January.