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Milan Baic brings it home at the Noquemanon Ski Marathon. Milan was 4th overall and first in the Male 55 to 59 age class in teh 50k Classic division. (Photo: Francis Upton)

Milan Baic brings it home at the Noquemanon Ski Marathon. Milan was 4th overall and first in the Male 55 to 59 age class in teh 50k Classic division. (Photo: Francis Upton)

XC Ski Headquarters an Outside Magazine
XC Ski Headquarters an Outside Magazine

XC Ski Headquarters an Outside Magazine "Nordic Mecca"

1/27/2015 - By Mike Muha

Outside Magazine named six cross country ski destinations, including Michigan's own Cross Country Ski Headquarters, as "America's Nordic Skiing Meccas".

Sixteen named to World Championships Team
Sixteen named to World Championships Team

Sixteen named to World Championships Team

1/27/2015 - By USSA

Liz Stephen, Kikkan Randall and Simi Hamilton lead a team of 16 cross country athletes named by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to compete in the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships.

Jessie Diggins 5th in skiathlon
Jessie Diggins 5th in skiathlon

Jessie Diggins 5th in skiathlon

1/27/2015 - By USSA

For the second time in as many days, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) posted a fifth place in a World Cup. Sunday’s 15km skiathlon marked the strongest result from Diggins in a distance race this season.

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Jessie Diggins 5th in snowy Rybinsk sprint
Jessie Diggins 5th in snowy Rybinsk sprint

Jessie Diggins 5th in snowy Rybinsk sprint

1/27/2015 - By USSA

After a strong qualification that saw seven Americans move through to the rounds, Jessie Diggins moved through the heats to finish fifth overall and to lead the U.S. at the World Cup freestyle sprint Saturday in Rybinsk.

Liz Stephen 1st women to podium in World Cup- distance race
Liz Stephen 1st women to podium in World Cup- distance race

Liz Stephen 1st women to podium in World Cup- distance race

1/27/2015 - By USSA

Liz Stephen finished second on Friday in the 10k freestyle race in Rybinsk, Russia—the top World Cup distance result by an American woman.

Borah Teamwear expands to 25 Nordic race suit designs
Borah Teamwear expands to 25 Nordic race suit designs

Borah Teamwear expands to 25 Nordic race suit designs

1/26/2015 - By Ben Wizner

From head to toe, Borah Teamwear has expanded its retail Nordic collection to over 25 stock XC race suit designs and matching XC Tassel hats.

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Trolls do well at 2015 Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Trolls do well at 2015 Noquemanon Ski Marathon

Trolls do well at 2015 Noquemanon Ski Marathon

1/25/2015 - By Mike Muha

The Trolls bettered the Yoopers at the 2015 Noquemanon Ski Marathon. The top two Michigan skiers in the premier 50K Classic event were Milan Baic, Daniel Yankus (men) and Kaitlyn Patterson and Rebecca Davis (women).

Wax recommendations for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Wax recommendations for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon

Wax recommendations for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon

1/22/2015 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup cross country ski race, the Noquemanon Ski Marathon.

Brumbaugh Cup scoring to date
Brumbaugh Cup scoring to date

Brumbaugh Cup scoring to date

1/21/2015 - By Chris Jones

Here is the Brumbaugh Cup scoring for top senior team for the Frosty Freestyle, Frosty Classic and the Cote Dame Marie.

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Vasa Tuesday Sprint results: Jan 20
Vasa Tuesday Sprint results: Jan 20

Vasa Tuesday Sprint results: Jan 20

1/21/2015 - By Mark Esper

Results from the Vasa Ski Club Tuesday Night 4k Classic Sprints on January 20, 2015 at Hickory Ridge.

Swedish National Team races in new Craft suit
Swedish National Team races in new Craft suit

Swedish National Team races in new Craft suit

1/21/2015 - By Lisa Lazarczyk

The Kurbits Race Suit is made from a new very thin and lightweight Italian polyester that offers superior function and body-temperature management. Compression fabrics keep the muscles focused while ultrasonic taped seams create optimal aerodynamics.

Muffin Race rescheduled to March 15
Muffin Race rescheduled to March 15

Muffin Race rescheduled to March 15

1/20/2015 - By Bob Frye

Due to the very late start of the 2014 - 2015 Cross Country Ski Season here at Higgins Lake we have decided to change the date of the 22nd Annual Muffin race from February 8, 2015 to Sunday March 15, 2015.

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UPCOMING

FRI, JAN 30, 2015

Super Bowl Weekend Hut to Hut
Stokely Creek Lodge, Goulais River, ON, Canada

SAT, JAN 31, 2015

Full Moon Night Skiing
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Meijer State Games Of Michigan - Forbush 8K/17K Freestyle
Forbush Corner, Frederic, MI

Boyne Mountain GLD JNQ Freestyle Race
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI

Fire Grilled Pizzas on the Sun Deck
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Learn to Ski - Midland area
Midland, MI

Learn to Ski for Free
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

SUN, FEB 1, 2015

Meijer State Games Of Michigan - Hanson Hills 12K Classic
Hanson Hills Recreation Area, Grayling, MI

Boyne Mountain GLD JNQ Freestyle Sprint
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI

TUE, FEB 3, 2015

Vasa Ski Club Tuesday Night Sprint Races
Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City, MI

WED, FEB 4, 2015

Hanson Hills Nordic Headlamp Racing Series
Hanson Hills Recreation Area, Grayling, MI

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Classic Ski
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

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TRAINING LOG

THU, JAN 22: XC Ski-Doublepole, :50, Aerobic threshold

TUE, JAN 20: XC Ski-Skate, 1:34, Pace

SAT, JAN 17: XC Ski-Classic, 3:14, Long slow distance

THU, JAN 15: XC Ski-Classic, 1:09, Aerobic threshold

TUE, JAN 13: XC Ski-Skate, 1:07, Aerobic threshold

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

THU, JAN 29

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Good news! As of 7am this morning we have received upwards of 2 inches of fresh dense snow and the forecast is calling for more throughout the day! We will start packing and grooming all the trails very early this morning and will continue to groom and set fresh tracks all day. Fresh groomed snow conditions will prevail.

Forecast:
Today: Snow this morning will transition to snow showers this afternoon. High 31F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph, becoming NW and increasing to 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 100%. 1 – 3 inches of snow expected.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies. Windy this evening. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Low 6F. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph.
Friday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High around 15F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy skies in the evening, then becoming cloudy overnight. A few flurries are possible. Low near 5F. Winds light and variable.
Saturday: Overcast. High 29F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Today’s lunch special is Bob’s Favorite Tuna Panini: albacore tuna, sliced black olives, sliced jalapenos, spinach, sliced fresh tomatoes and swiss cheese, grilled to perfection on Stone House bread. We will also be serving piping hot chili and other tasty paninis!

Get ready for this weekends races by having your skis waxed by our wax pros!

The “Let it Snow Sale” continues. Shop great deals on ski packages, racing skis, racing boots and X-C ski clothing. Free demos on all ski models today and everyday.

Let it keep snowing!

Lynne, Bob, Mariah, Stu, Fran, Brian, Erin, Matt, Steve, Sarah B., Gage, Kerrigan, Leah, Sarah L., Matt B & Crew

WED, JAN 28

Black Mountain: Mary W. , to answer your question about Black Mountain. There is snow to ski out there. As with most places in lower Michigan, we could use more , new snow. But, it was groomed with a classic track 3 weeks ago, and that has held up very well. There is some tree trash on the trails, but still very ski-able , and enjoyable. There is nothing groomed for skating yet. But, you could get a nice classic ski in . The vast majority of the system has the track.

Hanson Hills: Trails is fast and controllable.. perfect for hard pack race skis.. super fun!! Tracks are awesome too!! Will welcome some fresh snow.. but conditions are awesome considering the lack if snow this year. Headlight series was good to see a birthday boys name on there today!! Happy birthday Ryan Harris!! Ski Hanson hills!!

Independance Oaks: 1:00pm skied spring lake excellent conditions .where spring lake joins lake shore a little hard but not icy

Black Mountain: Anyone ski here lately?
Is there any snow to ski on? Is it groomed?
Thanks for the info

Forbush Corner: 2-3" of snow in the forecast for tonight and into tomorrow. We really need the snow for our big weekend ahead at Forbush Corner. See the Forbush Freestyle page on the website for more details.

WHAT: Meijer State Games of Michigan / Michigan Cup - Forbush Freestyle 8k/17k Race
WHEN: Saturday, Jan 31
17k START TIME: 10:00 AM
8k START TIME: 10:30 AM
FEE: $25

The race course will utilize the East Trail System only, so all non-racer types can still enjoy the entire West Trail System (i.e. Green Trail, Back Forty, etc) at the same time. The entire trail system will be open to everyone in the afternoon following the finish of the race. We are also featuring a 20% OFF STORE-WIDE SALE this weekend along with a complimentary chili lunch following the race too.

Independance Oaks: Last post was for Independence Oaks, not Lake.

Independance Lake: Skied around the lake several times yesterday evening. Hard packed, no tracks, good coverage, able to get a little bite but pretty hard. 3"-6" of snow predicted over next 4 days will make it mint!

Hanson Hills: Lodge and Trails open at 9am. Groomers are out tenderizing the skate lanes on all trails. All trails have set tracks. Fresh Tracks set yesterday on Novice, Green, Blue, Easy Return and M-93 Hills.

Meijer State Games Of Michigan - Hanson Hills Classic
Nordic Ski Race: 12K Classic Interval Starts based on Age Group.

DATE: February 1, 2015
TIME: 10:00am
LOCATION: HANSON HILLS
DISTANCE: 12K
DISCIPLINE: CLASSIC
FEE: $20

Huron Meadows Metropark: Bucks run is closed until 2 o'clock today to add snow

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: As of 7 am this morning the temperature was 0F. All our trails groomed up well yesterday, and with the sunny skies there were a lot of skiers who enjoyed very good conditions on most of the trails. Utilizing our new power-tiller, conditions are very good to excellent for skating and classic on the Rolling Hills, Manitou, Trapper’s Cabin trails, Mackinac Cut, Blizzard and Wild Turkey trails. We have 7 to 11 inches of snow in the forest and 4 to 7 inches packed on the trail. Today we will start grooming at 7:30am.

Forecast:
Today: A mix of clouds and sun early followed by cloudy skies this afternoon. High around 30F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Cloudy. Snow likely late. Low 22F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snowfall around one inch.

Thursday: Snow during the morning will transition to snow showers during the afternoon. High 31F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph, becoming NW and increasing to 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 80%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.

Today’s lunch special is the Turkey Apple Swiss Panini! Oven roasted turkey, sliced apples, and swiss cheese with honey mustard on Stone House Cracked Wheat bread. We will also be serving piping hot chili and other tasty paninis!

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