Every winter my lovely wife and I say we're going to go cross-country skiing. And yet - we don't. Probably because of me. My excuse has always been - there's not enough snow or, when there IS enough snow, the places you go to ski are probably packed with people. (I have excuses for everything - deer that I didn't shoot, fish that got away, money I lost at the casino....it goes on and on) I want to try it - I just want to make sure that when we go, it all works out. (I know I'm not the only one thinking like this - right?)

I may have met my match.

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As it turns out, according to MLive.com, Michigan has a world-class, cross-country ski location that nobody seems to know about. And this place (Forbush Corner, in Frederic, Michigan - north of Grayling) has a snow-making system - the only one like it in the U.S. - so there's always snow. To the point where they sometimes stay open and ski into April. Well, now we're talking.

And now my wife just read this and is calling me.

Here's the story.