Friday, February 15, 2013

XC Skiing - Lapland Lake XC Ski Center

Desperate times call for desperate measures.  With all of the free areas to XC ski in the local area, we rarely pay to go skiing in the somewhat artificial environment of a commercial XC ski center.  But with both the winter we had last year and again this year, local skiable snow has been a little hard to come by.  So today, Holly and I headed off to Lapland Lake, a ski center north of Northville, just over an hour from home. 

The nice thing about these places, and especially Lapland Lake, is that the trails are impeccably groomed, allowing for lots of kicking and gliding and some really nice downhill runs.  And a delicious lunch here at the Tuulen Tupa Grill is another advantage over a cold sandwich out somewhere in the woods.  Still I prefer making my own way in a more natural setting.  Except when there's nowhere nearby to do that.  Like today.  So we sucked it up, paid the trail fee, and got in a couple of good hours of skiing and a nice lunch. 

We desperately need some snow, or it might as well be spring.

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