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Shanty Creek Has a Rich Mix of Great Winter Fun
Tucked away in the hill country of Antrim County, Shanty Creek has all the ingredients for offering a great ski get away. Not only is it located in one of the snowiest spots in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, the resort's newly expanded Schuss Mountain slopes put it on a par with nearby major resorts.

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ABR: Active Backwoods Retreats (Western UP)
30 KM of Cross Country Ski Trails. Pisten Bully groomed for skating and diagonal striding, and backcountry ski/snowshoe trails. Located on over 350 acres of private land of varied terrain.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters (Roscommon)
Miles of Big Snow Cat groomed trails, Stone Turtle Day Lodge & Huge fieldstone fireplace, vast demo and ski equipment sales program, ski outings and events all season long.

Garland (Lewiston)
Famous for its Zhivago Nights and Gourmet Glides, Garland treats you to the Northern Michigan experience with style - cross country skiing, sleigh rides, ice skating, ice fishing, guided ski adventures and more.

LakeView Hills Country Inn (Lewiston)
You'll find elegant lodging and great cross-country skiing at LakeView Hills. The site is unique, with rolling hills and valleys that give the skiier a new breathtaking view and a new challenge around every turn. The trails are designed in a variety of loops to offer a choice of distances and degree of difficulty, including a breathtaking downhill on what was an historic toboggan run.

Marsh Ridge Nordic Ski Resort (Gaylord)
Stay in the unique, luxurious Inns of Marsh Ridge and enjoy the great cross country ski trails of the Gaylord area.

McGuire's Resort (Cadillac)
Ski among evergreens on the Red Pine Trail (3 km lighted) or 4 km Timber Ridge Outer Loop. Lodging and dining packages, Bar and Grill with scheduled live entertainment.

Windy Lake Lodge (Ontario, CA)
Treat yourself to a cross-country ski adventure in the pristine Canadian wilderness. A short train ride from Sault Ste. Marie takes you to Windy Lake Lodge in the heart of Algoma Snow Country. Tom & Shirley Lee will take good care of you from there. A nordic ski vacation of a lifetime.

Woodmoor Resort, Drummond Island
Stay in classic log homes and lodges and enjoy the cross-country ski trails cut through the forests of Drummond Island.

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Nordic Skiing At Downhill Resorts

Crystal Mountain Resort (Benzie County)
Trackset trails, power-tilled skating lanes or just bust loose -- 30 kms of trails featuring Michigan's first double-black diamond trail.

Shanty Creek (Bellaire)
Shanty Creek offers 30 kilometers of groomed, cross-country trails winding between Schuss Village and the Summit Village.

Treetops Sylvan Resort (Gaylord)
Treetops offers the Nordic enthusiast some of the Midwest's finest terrain for Cross Country Skiing. Many trails provide area wide access allowing majestic views of the Pigeon River Valley.

Regional Pages

Cadillac Area Cross Country
Endowed with maximum snow conditions of approximately 120 inches annually, the five cross-country ski trails of the Cadillac area provide nordic skiers with a wide of variety of trails to sample.

Gaylord Area Cross Country
In Gaylord you'll find the gently sloping terrain, heavily wooded forests and deep annual snowfall ideal for nordic skiing. Facilities range from rustic and scenic to elegant and expertly groomed.

Benzie County

Northern Rental Management
Specializing in Condo, Cottage, and Vacation Home Rental at Crystal Mountain or the nearby northwoods of Benzie County. Unique lodging for your upnorth ski vacation.

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