Cross Country skiing (hiking if no snow) Kensington metropark

  • February 2, 2014 · 11:00 AM

Fred will be hosting this event in my absence so he may change things.  Idea is to cross country ski/ or hike if there is no snow.  

Cross-Country Skiing

Fasten your skis and glide across more than twelve miles of groomed trails at Kensington Metropark. Coast past snow-glazed fields, frozen ponds and beautiful deciduous woods. Beginner and intermediate level trails traverse the park and golf course.

The Ski Center is located at the Golf Course. Rental equipment will be available Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 10 am to 5:30 pm with the last rental at 4:30 p.m.(weather and trail conditions permitting). The Ski Center also offers public restrooms and limited food service. Special equipment rental rates are available for organized groups on weekdays. Please schedule a minimum of one week in advance and pre-payment is required.

Trail maps are available at the Ski Center, tollbooths or the Kensington Park Office. Skiing is prohibited in the following areas: Nature Study Area and nature trails, sledding hills and toboggan runs, snowboarding hill, and on the golf course greens. Trails are open 6 am to 10 pm and they are not lit. Please use only marked ski trails.

Cross-Country Ski Rental (Deposit = Driver's License)

Rates1/2 Day Full Equip Pkg - $131/2 Day Full Equip Pkg - $9(youth under 16)Group Rate (M-F only); groups of 15+, advance reservation only - $8/personTo reserve call:[masked]Skis Only - $5Boots Only - $5Poles Only - $5

Meeting LocationThe Ski Center is located at the Golf Course. 

Time: 11am

Plan: Start by skiing at the golf course to give newer skiers a chance to practice.  May head out on some trails. 

Apres-ski: TBD (there is some type of food/hot chocolate at their ski center), but we can always go out near Beck Rd and Grand River Ave (choices include: Peets, Applebees, Olgas, etc).

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  • fred s.


    February 3

  • Fred

    Hope everybody had a good time. I posted a couple of pictures. Tag yourself if you want.

    February 2

  • Fred

    Great weather and ski conditions. Good exercise and great company. Collete is a downhill speed demon. :).

    February 2

  • Vivian G.

    A good first meeting. Thank you Fred

    February 2

  • Fred

    Saturday weather calls for snow then wintery mix then snow. Sunday looks clear to cloudy. Should be fine for Xcountry. To RSVPers, let me know if your plans change.

    February 1

  • Barbara

    Have fun and hope your weather is good. I'll be skiing at Boyne Mtn.

    January 30

  • Barbara A.

    It's weird. When I view via the actual meetup website, it shows 11. When I view via the app on my phone or iPad it shows 10.

    January 30

  • Fred

    Barbara, it is at 11am. Where do you see 10am? I will fix it. Thanks.

    January 30

  • Barbara A.

    Is this at 10AM or 11AM? One way I look at it, it says 10 but another way it says 11, weird.

    January 29

  • Sharon

    Not sure yet if I can make it, but if the plan is to "(s)tart by skiing at the golf course to give newer skiers a chance to practice" (as posted in the event description), then this sounds good.

    January 23, 2014

    • Fred

      Sharon, We can do that. Last week we started on golf course then split into two groups. One on golf course and one on trail. We will definitely start on golf course.

      1 · January 23, 2014

  • Colette T.

    I had been hoping to ski at Kensington. This provides an excellent time to do it.

    1 · January 22, 2014

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