Upcoming Events


Au Sable Valentine’s / Presidents Weekend Getaway

February 16-18, 2018

Enjoy a romantic weekend with someone special! Your cabin reservation includes champagne and sweet Cherry Republic treats in room upon arrival.

Special rates on lodging, special activities and food at XC Ski Headquarters and Stone Turtle Yoga - and all the romantic winter warmth and beauty that the Au Sable River and Higgins Lake areas have to offer!

Planning is easy - choose what you like and book directly with each business.

 Au Sable Riverview Resort 989-344-2164

Cabins at $205 per couple, plus tax. Arrive Friday February 16 and Depart Sunday February 18. Our Lodge is also available (only) for groups of 12-18 ppl for $125 per couple, plus tax. 

Guests will receive a voucher for 10% off their next stay in 2018 and a 15% discount in our Market during stay. Excludes alcohol.

XC Ski Headquarters  989-821-6661

Half Price trail passes all weekend.

Free XC Ski Lesson Saturday at 4pm.

February 16th, 2018 – Friday 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Winter Fest Night Skiing
Experience the magic of winter in a whole new light! To celebrate Winter Fest, we will light the Trapper’s Cabin trail with torches, creating a truly unique and memorable nighttime experience. We will also have a bonfire and serve hot chocolate at Trapper’s Cabin from 6:00-8:00PM. Skiers who need to rent skis must do so before 7PM. Join us for an evening you’ll never forget!

February 17th, 2018 – Saturday 10:00am

Stretch and Slide: A Yoga-Ski Retreat!
Stretch and Slide begins at 10:00am with a yoga class at the Gerrish Township Municipal Building (1 mile south of XC Ski HQ), and continues with a full day ski/snowshoe rental and group lesson at 11:45am (facilities pass included!). Also included after the lesson is a homemade chili lunch (classic or vegetarian) at the Stone Turtle Day Lodge Café at Cross Country Ski Headquarters. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the serenity of the beautiful Michigan winter forests on the pristinely groomed Headquarters ski trails, or relaxing with a mug of hot cocoa by the Stone Turtle Day Lodge fireplace! All are invited to participate, including novices to yoga, skiing or both. Over a $65 value for $45 ($35 if you have your own equipment). There will be an opportunity to change from yoga clothes into ski clothes before the ski lesson, and XC Ski Headquarters has a great selection of ski clothing if you need to get outfitted before the lesson!  To pre-register (recommended but not required), email info@crosscountryski.com or call 800-832-2663.

Great Food All Weekend!  In addition to our fresh, healthy Café menu, we will be offering…

February 17th, 18th & 19th, 2018 – Saturday, Sunday & Monday, Noon to 4:00pm

Gourmet Chili Bar
Build your own gourmet Chili Lunch! Start with our famous Classic Chili or Veggie Chili. Then head to the Chili Bar and add such toppings as fresh jalapenos, fresh poblano peppers, white onion, red onion, sharp cheddar cheese, feta cheese, sour cream, or strange but delicious favorites like cucumber yogurt or black olives. Have your chili in a bread bowl, or help yourself to some fresh baked cornbread and real butter! You might never be the same!


Stone Turtle Yoga (989) 302-7928



Saturday , February 10 - 9:30am Yoga Class at Stone Turtle Yoga Grayling - $15 per person

Monday, Presidents Day: 9:00am in Grayling, and 10:30am in Higgins Lake. - $15 per person.

Follow web link for locations, reservations and details.