It’s always sad to see golf season go, but the start of ski season offers new opportunities for excitement and outdoor fun. Skiing northern Michigan is one of the most beautiful ways to see winter scenery, and it’s a great way to get some exercise as well. Garland Lodge & Golf Resort is known for our gorgeous golf courses and unparalleled accommodations and amenities. But did you know that we also own more than 20 kilometers of cross country skiing trails? We love the snow too much to stay closed all winter long! So come experience one of the most exceptional ski resorts in Michigan this winter.

XC Skiing Northern Michigan

Garland Lodge carefully grooms over 20 kilometers of cross country skiing trails from December through February, making us one of the best ski resorts in Michigan. We want everyone to experience the glittering, diamond-like snow unique to northern Michigan. Our seasonal average for snowfall is 141.4 inches! Because we own the trails around our resort, they are clean and private, which means you have open trails to move as quickly or as slowly as you please. You won’t find any trash along the way. Instead, you will find plenty of beautiful photo opportunities in the serene, enchanted winter forest. It’s the most outstanding cross country skiing Michigan has to offer. Child cross country skiing in Michigan

If you don’t own skis, or if you’ve never set foot in a pair before, don’t worry! We offer affordable cross country ski rental for $15 as well as lessons upon request. Garland Lodge’s expert staff will find the right fit for you, and they’ll teach you everything you need to know as a beginner. Or if you simply want to brush up on your skills, they’re happy to help you review. Learning a new sport is the best way to start enjoying winter. Once you fall in love with cross country skiing, you’ll never dread fall’s first frost again. But if you decide that skiing isn’t your thing, that’s okay too. We have tons of other winter activities to keep you occupied.

Top-Notch Ski Resorts in Michigan

When it comes to cross country skiing, Michigan is the place to be. And when it comes to Michigan, Garland Lodge is the place to stay. After hours of outdoor fun, warm up in our indoor hot tub and sauna, then grab a hot meal from the rustic Antlers Bar & Grill. Call 877-442-7526 to learn more about our cross country ski packages and to book your trip to one of the best destinations for cross country skiing Michigan wide.