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Practicing corners at Forbush Corner this past Saturday.

Practicing corners at Forbush Corner this past Saturday.

Midwest Nordic Rendezvous: Ski and teach better!
Midwest Nordic Rendezvous: Ski and teach better!

Midwest Nordic Rendezvous: Ski and teach better!

12/15/2019 - By Amy Powell

Learn to ski better or learn to instruct other skiers how to ski better!

What wax to use when?
What wax to use when?

What wax to use when?

12/12/2019 - By Ian Harvey

Picking the right wax is more complicated than simply looking at a wax chart. Snow and air temperature, free moisture, and snow crystal type all play a role.

Waxing recommendations for this weekend's MI Cup and JNQ races
Waxing recommendations for this weekend's MI Cup and JNQ races

Waxing recommendations for this weekend's MI Cup and JNQ races

12/12/2019 - By Mike Muha

So far, only Toko has posted any recommendations, and the Swix recommendation site is gone! I'll update if other recommendations are released!

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WADA bans Russia for 4 years
WADA bans Russia for 4 years

WADA bans Russia for 4 years

12/10/2019 - By Mike Muha

Russia has been banned from the Olympics and other competitions for 4 years because of drug testing data manipulations.

Work bees for Noque Trail
Work bees for Noque Trail

Work bees for Noque Trail

12/5/2019 - By NTN Trails

There are four scheduled volunteer events planned starting Friday including two at Forestville and two at Big Bay to deal with all the downed trees across the trails.

ABR makes USA Today 10 Best list
ABR makes USA Today 10 Best list

ABR makes USA Today 10 Best list

12/2/2019 - By Mike Muha

ABR Trails made USA Today's 10 Best list, the only Michigan resort to do so. Stokely Creek Lodge also made the list.

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Nordiq Canada bans medium and high fluoro waxes
Nordiq Canada bans medium and high fluoro waxes

Nordiq Canada bans medium and high fluoro waxes

11/27/2019 - By Mike Muha

Nordiq Canada has banned the use of medium and high fluoro waxes in all Tier 2 and some Tier 1 races

Forbush Corner ribbon cutting and youth day, Dec 7
Forbush Corner ribbon cutting and youth day, Dec 7

Forbush Corner ribbon cutting and youth day, Dec 7

11/27/2019 - By Mike Muha

Forbush corner is hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for their new snowmaking system plus a Youth Day for kids on Saturday December 7.

White Pine Stampede: New Race Director and Committee Members
White Pine Stampede: New Race Director and Committee Members

White Pine Stampede: New Race Director and Committee Members

11/25/2019 - By White Pine Stampede

The White Pine Stampede Committee announced a new director and committee members as they kick off official preparations for the 44th annual race to be held Feb. 1, 2020.

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FIS bans fluorine waxes for the 2020/2021 season
FIS bans fluorine waxes for the 2020/2021 season

FIS bans fluorine waxes for the 2020/2021 season

11/24/2019 - By Mike Muha

The International Ski Federation's (FIS) Committee for Competition Equipment has banned the use of fluorinated ski waxes or all FIS disciplines starting with the 2020/2021 season.

Reserve Fischer demo skis in West Yellowstone
Reserve Fischer demo skis in West Yellowstone

Reserve Fischer demo skis in West Yellowstone

11/13/2019 - By Fischer Skis

Reserve Fischer Demo equipment for on-trail testing at the West Yellowstone Ski Festival!

NENSA bans pure fluoros
NENSA bans pure fluoros

NENSA bans pure fluoros

11/5/2019 - By Mike Muha

NENSA has banned the use of pure fluoro ski wax topcoats and is limiting use of paraffin-based fluoro glide waxes for the 2019-2020 season over concerns of health risks.

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UPCOMING

SUN, DEC 15, 2019

CXC Cup Opener JNQ - Classic Sprint
Grand Avenue Nordic Center, Spirit Mountain, Duluth, MN

UPDATED! Forbush Time Trial
Forbush Corner, Frederic, MI

Vasa Domingos family-friendly group ski
Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City, MI

Skate and Classic Ski Clinics with Jordyn Ross
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

Hickory Hills Open House & Potluck
Hickory Hills, 2000 Randolph St, Traverse City, Michigan 49684

WED, DEC 18, 2019

Cross-country ski instruction for kids in 1st-8th Grade
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

SAT, DEC 21, 2019

MTU Pre-Nationals CXC Cup / JNQ / CCSA - Freestyle Sprint
Michigan Tech Trails, Houghton, MI

Free Beginner Ski Lesson
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

George Silvercrow Live
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

SUN, DEC 22, 2019

FIRST DAY OF WINTER
Everywhere

MTU Pre-Nationals CXC Cup / JNQ / 5k/10k Classic Mass Start
Michigan Tech Trails, Houghton, MI

Vasa Domingos family-friendly group ski
Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City, MI

More events...

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SUN, DEC 15

Vasa Trail: Great ski before Vasa Domingos, classic tracks in Timber Ridge, Special K to 10/25 split, back to 6k downhill & up valley trail on 2” fresh snow on my skin skis!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Staff will be working Monday to Thursday until 2pm spreading and grooming the entire Buck's trail. The hope is to have 2.5km available for 12/20 for both classic and skate.

Dunes Golf Club: Once again the stand alone xc area to do your thing on snow!
Frozen base with 1.5+ new ,25*. Classic and hearty skaters.
Plowed parking at both shops
Just nice stuff

Huron Meadows Metropark: Skate lane a bit icy this morning. The little bit of snow we are getting is helping some.
Classic tracks are on about 75% of trail. Oak leaves starting to come down with today's breeze.
And you do have to walk out to the trail to ski.

Boyne Mountain: Trails are crunchy this morning due to the cold temps overnight. Everything is rolled. Family Trail (beginner 5 km) is double tracked. Deer Run is icy.

Crystal Mountain: With 2 inches of new snow overnight, Kathy is on the groomer combing out the skate lanes.
We need a bit more depth for a track set but the classic skiing is still nice with the new snow.
Skating is hard and fast and we are fully open. THINK SNOW!
Kathy, Greg and Tim


Forbush Corner: We received a little lake effect snow over night. Still lightly snowing this morning. We plan to groom up most of the trails. Skiing should be really nice today. We have a short time trail race at 11. Race will be finished by noon.

Hanson Hills: Lodge will be open from 9am-Noon today. Great chance to purchase this season passes or gift cards for the holidays.

Cross country trail report: We received a dusting of snow over night. We will not be running groomers or charging for trail passes today. Trails are in poor/fair shape after the last couple of days of warmer weather. There is skiable trail, rock skis are recommended.

SAT, DEC 14

Hartwick Pines: Classic skiied inner loop in the mist. Surprisingly, snow cover and tracks were good, fairly fast, with avoidable thin spots. Practically leaf free, aka mostly pine trees.

Hanson Hills: Tommy G. Reports Trails are thin but skiable. Rock skis may be the ski of choice due to some marginal areas.

Forbush Corner: Larry re-groomed the snowmaking loop this morning. The remainder of the East Trail System was groomed Thursday and is still skiing great. Come on out and ski!!!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Bucks run is open. But, there is no snow from our building to the trail in the woods. skiers must walk out to the Bucks trail. It is groomed for both skate and classic skiing.
The ski center building will be open Sat., and Sunday. 9to5. And during the week 2 to 7pm.
Huron Staff

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The practice area is open today, with great, man-made conditions. Join us for the Saturday Free Ski Lesson today at 10:30, or the Jordyn Ross Ski Clinics beginning today at 2:00pm and Sunday at 1:00pm. The trail system across the street is not in good enough condition to allow for safe skiing just yet. Mike and Tony are working on spreading man-made snow, with hopes of having a skiable loop next week! Stay tuned. Come in and demo some skis! Work one-on-one with a ski fitting expert, today and every day of the week. Stone Turtle Cafe is open, and the Christmas Sale is in full swing. Ski you soon!

Hanson Hills: Lodge and Trails open from 9am-5pm today.
We are not grooming this morning. All trails have nice firm skate lanes. Set tracks on Green, Blue, Brown, Yellow and Easy Return.

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