February 23, 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.
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 Location: The Ski Center is located at the Golf Course.
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).