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Coach Andy Liebner demonstrating V1 in his skate technique clinic at Forbush Corner this past Saturday.

Coach Andy Liebner demonstrating V1 in his skate technique clinic at Forbush Corner this past Saturday.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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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.

Kikkan Randal to speak in Traverse City on Nov 14
Kikkan Randal to speak in Traverse City on Nov 14

Kikkan Randal to speak in Traverse City on Nov 14

11/4/2019 - By Vasa Ski Club

Olympic champion Kikkan Randall will present a talk and sign autographs on the Hagerty Campus, 141 Rivers Edge Drive, Traverse City on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 from 5:30 to 6:30pm.

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Toko introduces High Performance Liquid Paraffin
Toko introduces High Performance Liquid Paraffin

Toko introduces High Performance Liquid Paraffin

10/29/2019 - By Ian Harvey

Toko High Performance Liquid Paraffins yield faster skis in most conditions and are quick and easy to apply.

The 2019-20 Michigan Cup Calendar is out!
The 2019-20 Michigan Cup Calendar is out!

The 2019-20 Michigan Cup Calendar is out!

10/20/2019 - By Mike Muha

The Michigan Cup Committee made lots of interesting changes for the 2019-2020 season, including a new Championship and new or changed races.

Rollerski race: perfect practice for icy conditions!
Rollerski race: perfect practice for icy conditions!

Rollerski race: perfect practice for icy conditions!

10/13/2019 - By Mike Muha

It was tricky rollerski conditions for the latest Andy Liebner rollerski race. Held at Kensington Metropark in Milford, Michigan, the course wound 8.5 miles around Kent Lake, with 500 feet of climbing.

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UPCOMING

WED, DEC 11, 2019

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

SAT, DEC 14, 2019

CXC Cup Opener JNQ - Freestyle Mass Start
Grand Avenue Nordic Center, Spirit Mountain, Duluth, MN

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

Lakes of the North Freestyle
Lakes of the North, 8151 Pineview Drive, Mancelona, MI

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

XC Ski HQ Team Dinner and Season Kick-Off Race Weekend
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

SUN, DEC 15, 2019

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

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

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

TUE, DEC 10

Vasa Trail: It is 22 degrees here at the trail head and about 1.5? of fresh snow covering about an 1? of base which survived the rain and warmth. Reports called in suggest up to 3-4? of fresh snow further out on the trail.

James and John started out at 10:30 am and are planning to roll the 5k,10k, 25k. They will be out on the trail until mid afternoon.

Wolverine: All Wolverine trails were piston bully groomed and track set this morning. Trails are setting up nicely.

Chassell Classic Trail: Groomed and tracks set Tuesday morning. Conditions are excellent. A winter wonderland.

Nubs Nob: All trails packed today and conditions are good for early season. There is not enough snow to set a track or machine groom yet.

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Forestville: Andy took the Bombi out this morning to groom and track set all trails inside the 17k mark. Trails may be a little soft early this morning until the snow sets up.

Saux Head: All trails were groomed and track set Sunday. The trail is in very good skiing condition.

Big Bay Pathway: After a strong volunteer showing this weekend, we have the Big Bay Pathway near ready for setting classic tracks. We have completed brushing from the storms on Hidden Grin Loop, and with fresh snow, will be in good shape. Tracks will be set as soon as this next snow event is over.

Fit Strip: Fit Strip was roll packed yesterday so skate skiers should have fair to good skiing today. Classic tracks will be set as soon as snow depths in the City permit.

Michigan Tech Trails: With the bountiful snow we received yesterday and more on the way the trail are looking excellent! Upper trails have been groomed and tracked this morning but are still relatively soft. Competition and Lower trails are going to be flat-groomed today and then competition trails will be tracked tomorrow. With the thin spots that were appearing before this last snow fall on the Lower trails a decision will be made tomorrow morning on whether the trails will be re-tracked or remain flat-groomed for the time being (dependent on base depth). Tolkien trails have been flat-groomed as of last night and are just about ready for tracks. With more snow coming today, tracks will likely be set tonight or tomorrow morning.

Maasto Hiihto Trail: Today all trails were rolled and tracked. Tracks are getting covered quick by snow and wind. Very soft conditions.

Hickory Hills: I skied Hickory Meadows and it was pretty good. The new snow on top of a nice crust underneath made for good conditions. Skating was better than classic but skin skis would have worked. All the trails were ski-able and I did not hit any dirt or rocks. The hill at the trail-head going counter-clock-wise is very thin so be careful to navigate that hill. Once on top the upper meadows is great. No problem with any of downhills, everything is very controllable. Rolling the course would make it even better so I will check with coach K. I am on deck to groom Hickory tomorrow.

Hickory Hills: We have received 3 inches of fluff, with more falling as I type. Tommy G. is out assessing the base from yesterdays rain. We are hopeful to pack in this new snow and get a couple of inner trails skiable. I will update later this morning.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: While the weather has turned back to cold and snowy - we received just shy of an inch of snow last night - the trails will be closed again today to let the moisture from yesterday fully freeze. Luckily, there is more snow in the forecast for today, and if we get enough we will attempt to groom tomorrow. We will commence snow-making tonight as well.

MON, DEC 9

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: After a fabulous weekend of skiing, the trails are closed today due to rain. Temps are forecast to cool dramatically this week, and we will plan to make snow in preparation for the Jordyn Ross ski clinics this Saturday and Sunday afternoon, after the races. Check our website or call 800-832-2663 for sign up - space is limited and filling up fast. The shop is open today, as is the Stone Turtle Cafe. Do your snow dance!

Hanson Hills: Trails are CLOSED. Due to the rainfall, we ask that everyone stay off of the Cross Country Trail System today.

Lodge will be open from 9am-5pm to purchase or pick up Season Passes.

Forbush Corner: Forbush Nordic will be closed today due to the forecasted rain. Reopening Thursday, hopefully to forecasted snow!

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