Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ludington Lincoln Hills to Create X-C Ski Loop for Jan 2

cross country skiers
skiers (photo by JHY)

by JHY

Ludington's Lincoln Hills Golf Course will welcome cross-country skiers on Sunday, January 2, 2011 as part of the Light Up the Lake New Year's Celebration. The course will be open from 9 am till noon, assuming sufficient snow.

Manager Don McCann states that a single loop will be groomed on the "front nine." This will give skiers better access to the Clubhouse, and also offer some protection from lake winds, which can be blustery on the "back nine."

There is no charge to ski, but participants will need to bring their own equipment. There are two places in downtown Ludington to rent skis, for those who do not have their own. Coffee, hot chocolate, and soda will be available for purchase at the Clubhouse.

The Ludington Area Visitors and Convention Bureau web site indicates that snowshoers are welcome as well. Since the ski trail will be groomed, it is assumed that shoers will be asked to walk beside the trail.

Lincoln Hills is located on rolling hills, surrounded by woods. McCann stated that the ski trail will be in the open, not through trees. They are in the stages of planning the course, but it is expected to be at the novice to intermediate level. The address of the course is 1527 N Lakeshore Dr, Ludington, Michigan.

McCann added, "We hope everyone will take this opportunity to tour the course and enjoy the community during 'Light Up the Lake.'"

The overall festival includes events such as the New Year's Eve ball drop on the beach, a 5K run, snowman decorating, and a try for the Guinness Book of Records win at concurrent snow angel making.

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