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Dan Yankus heading out for another lap at Krazy Klassic. Notice the smile on his face - first cross country ski race in several years, and he's really happy!

Dan Yankus heading out for another lap at Krazy Klassic. Notice the smile on his face - first cross country ski race in several years, and he's really happy!

Team NordicSkiRacer leads Brumbaugh Cup
Team NordicSkiRacer leads Brumbaugh Cup

Team NordicSkiRacer leads Brumbaugh Cup

1/18/2019 - By Mike Muha

With four races into the season, Team NordicSkiRacer leads the Brumbaugh Cup for strongest Michigan Cup Team.

UPDATED: Wax recommendations for Cote Dame Marie and Gitchi Gami Games
UPDATED: Wax recommendations for Cote Dame Marie and Gitchi Gami Games

UPDATED: Wax recommendations for Cote Dame Marie and Gitchi Gami Games

1/17/2019 - By Mike Muha

Added Solda recommendation... Wax recommendations for Cote Dame Marie (Michigan Cup) and Gitchi Gami Games (Junior National Qualifer)

Forbush Corner to install 2.5km of snowmaking over summer
Forbush Corner to install 2.5km of snowmaking over summer

Forbush Corner to install 2.5km of snowmaking over summer

1/15/2019 - By Forbush Corner

Forbush Corner Nordic cross-country ski center will be substantially extending their ski season by installing a state-of-the-art snow-making system which will initially encompass a 2.5-kilometer trail.

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RESULTS: Lars Hallstrom and Jordyn Ross win Krazy Klassic
RESULTS: Lars Hallstrom and Jordyn Ross win Krazy Klassic

RESULTS: Lars Hallstrom and Jordyn Ross win Krazy Klassic

1/14/2019 - By Mike Muha

Lars Hallstrom and Jordyn Ross won both the Krazy Klassic and the weekend award for lowest cumulative time over the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic races.

RESULTS: Alex Vanias and Jordyn Ross win 10th anniversary Frosty Freestyle
RESULTS: Alex Vanias and Jordyn Ross win 10th anniversary Frosty Freestyle

RESULTS: Alex Vanias and Jordyn Ross win 10th anniversary Frosty Freestyle

1/12/2019 - By Mike Muha

Alex Vanias came in first in 30:29. For the women, Grand Rapids Nordic's Jordyn Ross was first in 36:06. Conditions were great for the 10th running of the Frosty Freestyle

The Gobles do well at US Nationals for Michigan Tech
The Gobles do well at US Nationals for Michigan Tech

The Gobles do well at US Nationals for Michigan Tech

1/11/2019 - By Michigan Tech

Former Michigan Cup skiers Reid and Sarah Goble had good finishes at US Nationals, with Reid in the top five in the Freestyle Sprint.

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UPDATED: Waxing recommendations for the Frosty Fest races and SISU
UPDATED: Waxing recommendations for the Frosty Fest races and SISU

UPDATED: Waxing recommendations for the Frosty Fest races and SISU

1/10/2019 - By Mike Muha

UPDATE: Added Solda recommendation. Wax recommendations for upcoming Michigan Cup races (the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic plus SISU.

RESULTS: 6-Hour Michigan Cup Team Relay
RESULTS: 6-Hour Michigan Cup Team Relay

RESULTS: 6-Hour Michigan Cup Team Relay

1/8/2019 - By Mike Muha

Finally, it snowed! After a very un-snowy holiday season, Hanson Hills go dumped on in time for the 6-Hour Michigan Cup Team Relay.

Wax recommendations: Team Relay
Wax recommendations: Team Relay

Wax recommendations: Team Relay

1/4/2019 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for the 6-Hour Michigan Cup Team Relay at Hanson Hills in Grayling, MI.

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Five (!?!?) lead Michigan Cup Standings
Five (!?!?) lead Michigan Cup Standings

Five (!?!?) lead Michigan Cup Standings

12/26/2018 - By Mike Muha

Jordyn Ross, Kyle Hanson, Sam Holmes, Andrew Amato, and Annie Paulson lead the pack after two races.

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club is starting its second season
Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club is starting its second season

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club is starting its second season

12/18/2018 - By Ricardo Lung and Doug Heady

Our goal is to give young skiers an opportunity to cross country ski with their peers, advance their skiing skills and have FUN. Skiers of all abilities are welcome to join and learn a sport they can enjoy for a lifetime.

RESULTS: Jordyn Ross and Kyle Hanson take Forbush Time Trial
RESULTS: Jordyn Ross and Kyle Hanson take Forbush Time Trial

RESULTS: Jordyn Ross and Kyle Hanson take Forbush Time Trial

12/17/2018 - By Mike Muha and Michael Bourassa

It was Jordyn Ross (GRNST), Rebecca Davis, and Mariah Frye-Colie for the second time this weekend. Kyle Hanson (Team NordicSkiRacer) beat Vasa's Sam Holmes, with Kevin Tarras third in the men's race.

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UPCOMING

SUN, JAN 20, 2019

Gitchi Gami Games - Classic Mass Start
Birkie Trailhead, Cable, WI

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club skiing
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

MON, JAN 21, 2019

Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

TUE, JAN 22, 2019

4-H Junior Ski Program
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

FRI, JAN 25, 2019

Junior Noque
Forestville Trailhead, Marquette, MI

SAT, JAN 26, 2019

Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Marquette, MI

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson (XCHQ)
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Get your Fill at the Grill – Fire on the Mountain!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

SUN, JAN 27, 2019

Get your Fill at the Grill – Fire on the Mountain!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Retro Ski
Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids trail system, Hancock, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SUN, JAN 20

Huron Meadows Metropark: 2:00pm. Did a loop of Buck's Run (excellent tracks - best of the season) to warm up, then skied the north golf course loop for a change of scenery (groomed, not tracked, wind-blown - use your B skis), then finished with a couple more loops around Buck's Run.

Skate lane on Buck's Run looked excellent. Hard pack, not wind blown. South golf course packed, no tracks, wind-blown (use B skis).

Parking lot is jammin'

Huron Meadows Metropark: Noon. Just arrived. Buck's Run is groomed, with Skate and Classic tracks.the entire golf course is groomed for skating, but wind blown now. Parking lot is getting full as the weather final gets near double-digits.

Crystal Mountain: I groomed the skating lanes yesterday. According to reports from the many skiers we had, the trails were great. We got a dusting of snow over night so if you can brave the cold come on out.

Hanson Hills: CLOSED TODAY: 1/20/2019 Please read below

Due to the extreme cold weather and high exposure time to frostbite and hypothermia, we will be Closed for all Downhill, Tubing, Snowsports school, and Cross Country/Fat bike Operations.

Thank you for your understanding as we make every effort to keep our Staff and Visitors safe.

All Tubing reservations and private snow sports school reservations will be refunded.


Forbush Corner: The entire trail system has been groomed over the past couple of days and the classic tracks and skate lane remain in great condition. Bundle up and head out to The Corner !!!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: It was a beautiful, sunny day on the ski trails yesterday, and it was so great to see so many people enjoying the ski conditions, which range from good to excellent on all trails except Tall Pines. Groomer Mike snow combed the skating lanes last night, and tracks on the Trappers Cabin are still in excellent shape. The best conditions are on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey and Manitou trails. Barring some pesky oak leaves, conditions are overall very good for skating and good for classic, with some truly excellent stretches out there. While temps will be cold today, the sun will make it feel much warmer!

Today's Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Gourmet Mac 'n Cheese Bar! Feast on our deluxe, cheesy, homemade mac ‘n cheese, and choose from a variety of toppings to create your own mac-sterpiece. A true treat on a cold winter's day! Keep moving and you'll keep warm!

SAT, JAN 19

Huron Meadows Metropark: Speed increased on Bucks Run as darkness set in. Wonderful skating.
My yellow Patagonia jacket was missing from the picnic table halfway through my ski, about 5 pm. If found, please turn it in to ski rental. Thank you.

Forbush Corner: Excellent conditions! We skied from Forbush through Back 40 and to Hartwick Pines visitor center the back via Pines and Back 40 again. Outstanding!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Skied around 3:00 today. Slow going in skate lane with all the new snow on top. Classic looked better.
Should be better tomorrow and Monday.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Arrived at Huron Meadows around 9:30 this morning. Groomed Buck's Run, with about 2 inches of fresh snow on top made for nice skating. Lots of classic skiers and the classic tracks were in fabulous shape, and faster than the skating!

Around noon, I noticed that the main trail system was being groomed. I'm guessing the skating will be pretty good tomorrow, but probably not enough snow to set tracks.

By the way, Toko LF Yellow is the wrong skate glide wax for 20 degrees and fresh snow - I had great kick when I tried to stride in the classic tracks!

Nubs Nob: Conditions on the upper trails are excellent. Upper trails were power-tilled this morning.
Lower trails are still in very good condition, but not enough snow to power-till.

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Classic skied from 510 down to 17k and back up. Trail was bombi groomed. They even groomed the new Mead Hills Bypass. The new section is pretty incredible! They added some tough, steep climbs. The final downhill is like a roller coaster, very fun and technical. All of the 24k racers will be skiing this new section! 4 degrees out and an inch of lake effect snow in the tracks made for slow skiing. Race day in a week!

Stokely Creek: What can I say but it is a beautiful day. We might have a cold snap but it is winter right? Our guest are not inside by the fire but out on the trails. Face masks and warm outfits are what it takes. Two guests from New York City are hitting the trails today and taking lessons this afternoon. If they can handle it everyone can. Trails are in perfect shape. And Norm's is open with tea and cookies this weekend.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: After some fresh snow in the past couple days, plus tremendous snow spreading and doctoring efforts by Mike and Tony, conditions range from good to excellent on all trails except Tall Pines. Groomer Mike will snow comb the skating lanes this morning, and fresh tracks were set on the Trappers Cabin trail yesterday. The best conditions are on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey and Manitou trails. The worst of the hard-packed spots have been patched up, so aside from bits of oak leaves, conditions are overall very good for skating and good for classic!

Today's Stone Turtle Cafe Lunch Special is the Gourmet Mac 'n Cheese bar!! Choose from a variety of toppings to create your own mac-sterpiece. Plus, stop by and demo the brand new 2020 Fischer 3D Speedmax Skate skis, with gliding sidewalls! Good luck to all Cote Dame racers today!

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