Wilderness Valley Cross Country Skiing

The 42nd most popular XC Ski in Michigan.

In upper Lower Michigan, the Gaylord area has several cross-country ski trail systems with over 300 km of groomed tracks. The Marsh Ridge Resort has 20 km of groomed trails, with 4 km lighted for night skiing. The Wilderness Valley XC Ski Center has 63 km of trails groomed for in-line and skate skiing. Also, see the Garland Resort.

Overall, Wilderness Valley is the 42nd most popular cross country ski area of all 49 Nordic ski destinations in Michigan.


Local Contact(s):  Gaylord Tourism (800) 345-8621; Michigan Tourism (800) 543-2937; Wilderness Valley XC Ski Center (616) 585-7141 or 585-7090.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Jan. - Feb.

Base Camp:  Marsh Ridge Resort (800) 743-7529

Luxury Loding:  Garland Resort (800) 968-0042

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/26/2016

ID:  17472


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