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With winter in full swing it's a good idea to head out on the trails and give cross country skiing a shot. From trails winding through the woods to groomed trails for aggressive skate skiing, Great Lakes Winter Council president Bob Frye says there are a series of events all across Michigan this winter.

“It can be relaxing [and] recreational – and you don't have to keep up with your wife. It's OK if she skis faster. You can enjoy the trail by yourself.”


With a combined total of 51 ski areas, over 260 lifts, and about 1,000 runs, Michigan ranks second in the nation for number of skiing areas found across the state. For the latest on events and conditions on the trails around Michigan, you can go to



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