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This graph from the National Weather Sevice office in Gaylord, Michigan shows the snowfall totals progression each day throughout the winter season in comparison with what is considered normal up to each day, along with what is average for the entire winter season. I think we are abnormal this season...but in a good way!

This graph from the National Weather Sevice office in Gaylord, Michigan shows the snowfall totals progression each day throughout the winter season in comparison with what is considered normal up to each day, along with what is average for the entire winter season. I think we are abnormal this season...but in a good way!

Volunteers sought for US Nationals
Volunteers sought for US Nationals

Volunteers sought for US Nationals

11/20/2014 - By Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech will host the 2015 U.S. Skiing Championships Jan. 2-10 at its on-campus Nordic Training Center. The organizing committee is looking for volunteers to help put on this world-class event.

Toko introduces JetStream 2.0 and HelX 2.0
Toko introduces JetStream 2.0 and HelX 2.0

Toko introduces JetStream 2.0 and HelX 2.0

11/19/2014 - By Ian Harvey

Toko has introduced new versions of Helix and JetStream, and has updated the application method. Take note!

Leeward side of Great Lakes get slammed
Leeward side of Great Lakes get slammed

Leeward side of Great Lakes get slammed

11/18/2014 - By Mike Muha

Can you say "Lake Effect"? The large temperature difference between the Great Lakes and the air allows the air to rise quickly, generate lots of lake effect snow.

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A cold ride for a good cause in Nashville
A cold ride for a good cause in Nashville

A cold ride for a good cause in Nashville

11/15/2014 - By Mike Muha

It was off the rollerskis and on the bike for a November 1 JDRF ride to raise money for research into a cure for Type 1 diabetes. But what's with 32 degrees and 20 mph winds...in Nashville???

Reserve Fischer demo skis and boots at Yellowstone Ski Festival
Reserve Fischer demo skis and boots at Yellowstone Ski Festival

Reserve Fischer demo skis and boots at Yellowstone Ski Festival

11/14/2014 - By Rick halling

The registration process is quite simple. Go to http://tinyurl.com/fischerWEST and fill out the form. You will receive a confirmation within 48 hours. Quantities are limited so do not delay.

Forbush Corner opens tomorrow (Saturday)
Forbush Corner opens tomorrow (Saturday)

Forbush Corner opens tomorrow (Saturday)

11/14/2014 - By Todd Hubbard

We have about 10 inches of snow on the ground in Frederic. I'm headed out to roll the East Trail System with the intent of grooming it again in the morning.

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Lower Peninsula to have over 8 inches of snow
Lower Peninsula to have over 8 inches of snow

Lower Peninsula to have over 8 inches of snow

11/13/2014 - By Mike Muha

The US National Weather Service Gaylord Michigan says expect quite a bit of snowfall. Forbush Corner is considering open this weekend because of the forecast.

Valley Spur says 'Bring your A skis'
Valley Spur says 'Bring your A skis'

Valley Spur says 'Bring your A skis'

11/13/2014 - By Valley Spur

Valley Spur says there is close to 2 feet of snow. Bring your A skis!

Noque Nordic memberships now available
Noque Nordic memberships now available

Noque Nordic memberships now available

11/12/2014 - By Noquemanon Trail Network

The Noquemanon Trail Network (NTN) now has Nordic ski memberships available for sale at area outlets throughout Marquette County.

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Michigan Cup Children's Hospital of Michigan Team Challenge
Michigan Cup Children's Hospital of Michigan Team Challenge

Michigan Cup Children's Hospital of Michigan Team Challenge

11/12/2014 - By Becca Beebe

Michigan Cup teams have challenged each other to significantly to the White Pine Stampede donation to Children's Hospital of Michigan.

Straits Striders Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Swap
Straits Striders Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Swap

Straits Striders Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Swap

11/11/2014 - By Jim Harrington

The Straits Striders ski team will hold a Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe swap on Saturday, November 22, from 9:00am until 1:00pm, at the Petoskey Winter Sports Park, in Petoskey, MI.

Continental Divide Thru-Hike – A Journey For The Kids
Continental Divide Thru-Hike – A Journey For The Kids

Continental Divide Thru-Hike – A Journey For The Kids

11/7/2014 - By Ken Dawson

In March of 2015 I will retire and in April will hike the Continental Divide Trail to raise money for an organization called Big City Mountaineers. They work with under-resourced urban youths, inter-city kids raised by single parents...

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UPCOMING

TUE, NOV 25, 2014

Team NordicSkiRacer Night Rollerski
Kensington Park Apartments, Grand River Ave, near Kent Lake Road, near Kensington Metropark

FRI, NOV 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Weekend Sale, Bean Bomb Bash, and Fashion Show
Cross Country Ski Headquarters

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TRAINING LOG

THU, NOV 20: XC Ski-Classic, 1:03, Just ski

WED, NOV 19: Run, :40, Aerobic threshold

SUN, NOV 16: Rollerski-Doublepole, :40, Uphill DP intervals

SAT, NOV 15: Rollerski-Skate, 2:17, Long slow distance

THU, NOV 13: Run, :50, Aerobic Threshold

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SUN, NOV 23

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Forestville: Warm temperatures overnight kept the groomers parked. Fortunately (for skiers anyway) the thaw looks to be a short lived affair to be followed with new snow.

Skiers are reminded that Michigan’s fire arm Deer Hunting season runs through the 30th. If you do choose to ski you must wear blaze orange. Please do not disturb hunters. It is not only a courtesy but the law.

The Big Bay Pathway is not yet groomed.

Saux Head was groomed and track set Thursday

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: XC Ski Headquarters Ski Report 11/23/2014 As of 6:30 this Sunday morning the temperature was 41F. The bad news is that the snow has turned soggy and skiing is not practical. The good news is that it looks like we will get cooler temps and more snow Monday night and Tuesday! The Stone Turtle Day Lodge and will be serving Famous Spicy Chili and a variety of Stone House Bread Paninis today. Chef Mariah is serving her best Veggie Chili ever! The weather for today is calling for occasional showers during the afternoon with a high of 43F. Tonight the low will be 40F with rain. Monday is forecast to be a high of 43F with rain transitioning to snow in the afternoon. A hike on The Marl Lake Trail takes you back to true wilderness! The other good news is that the Pre-Season Sale continues and shoppers have been getting and will continue to get Black Friday prices before Black Friday! The selection is the best ever! Hours are 10 to 5:30 Mon – Thurs, 9 to 6 Fri & Sat and 9 to 5 on Sunday. This looks like a good to be a duck or to come shopping at Cross Country Ski HQ and have lunch too! Lynne, Bob, Mariah, Stu, Fran, Erin, Dana, Brian, Sarah, Steve, Matt & Crew

SAT, NOV 22

Hanson Hills: Butch has rolled the green trail at least three times! Skied the last 6 days there. Plenty of snow coverage and just a few sticks and leaves... It's been awesome except for the pick up truck that keeps running some of the trail to get to his hunting spot.. Hope we catch him..He seems to be just minutes ahead of me. 8:30 am. Or so. Get license plate number if you can.. Black Ford extended cab. With a low topper over bed.. Buck sticker in upper left rear window..

Timber Ridge: So sorry folks....we are closing Timber Ridge Trails while the big thaw passes thru. We have to ask that Season Pass holders honor this request. Water skiing is the appropriate description if you are out there skiing right now! Hoping to open trails back up on Tuesday. Please stay posted and we will put the word out when we will be open again.

Rendezvous Ski Trail: Four or five inches of new snow overnight, gusty winds, 30 F. Trails groomed, Rendezvous, Dead Dog, Deja View, Volunteer, Jerry's, the Doodle, Biathlon Range, Biathlon Red, Orange and green, Washburn, Spencers, and the Kid's loops. Still some grass and a occasional dirt spot. Skate and classic in most places. Good skis with care.

Stokely Creek: Yesterday I skied the Stokely trails for the first time this early in the season. I have never skied before Thanks Giving, but Stokely has lots of snow. Our groomers are out packing and rolling the trails. They have set track for about 5 miles for the eager beavers like myself. I went out late in the afternoon and saw the beautiful orange sunset as i returned. Stokely ski conditions are as good as peak of the winter season.

Crystal Mountain: It's time to get those skinny skis out! Otter Run, Outer Otter, Stag Hollow, XC Training Center and Jack’s Rabbit are packed and groomed. These trails will be open for skiing today.

Nubs Nob: 100% of the trail system is packed and tracked and is open this weekend.

Forbush Corner: Correction: warm weather conditions as Temps warm up.
No rain here and none expected until late Sun.

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: We groomed Noque to 14k, Animoosh and Mukwa last night for skate and re-set the classic tracks. I must apologize to skiers looking for more variety of groomed trails. We have had a series of equipment failures and hope to have the cleared up in the near future. Today through Monday evening look to be a thaw so groomers will have to be parked. It looks to be a short lived affair with cloud cover so we will weather it just fine. Monday evening is forecast to snow so we may not even get the icy back end of the freeze/thaw cycle.

Forbush Corner: Update:the trail is skiing well,expect warm wwater skiing. The big groomer pulled up some dirt on some corners, but they are easily skied around.

Forbush Corner: Trails groomed up beautifully with a nice skate lane and deep molded classic track. There is complete coverage, you can use good skis. The rain is not predicted here until late Sunday afternoon. Temps will rise to 36 today. Should be great skiing today.

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