Skip navigation
Team NordicSkiRacer's captain Mike Muha celebrates having fast skis and winnning his age class in the Krazy Klassic! (Photo: Ricardo Lung)

Team NordicSkiRacer's captain Mike Muha celebrates having fast skis and winnning his age class in the Krazy Klassic! (Photo: Ricardo Lung)

The REAL Noque story: What DID they wax with????
The REAL Noque story: What DID they wax with????

The REAL Noque story: What DID they wax with????

1/28/2020 - By Mike Muha

What did skiers in the Noquemanon Ski Marathon 50K classic do to get kick in temperatures right around freezing? I always think of this as the "what wax do I try next" conditions because of the difficulty of finding the right kick wax.

RESULTS: Hanson and Lipp take Krazy Klassic
RESULTS: Hanson and Lipp take Krazy Klassic

RESULTS: Hanson and Lipp take Krazy Klassic

1/27/2020 - By Mike Muha

The Krazy Klassic celebrated it's 10th year with wins by Team NordicSkiRacer's Erin Lipp and Kyle Hanson on a triple-tracked classic trail.

Waxing recommendations: Noque and Krazy Klassic
Waxing recommendations: Noque and Krazy Klassic

Waxing recommendations: Noque and Krazy Klassic

1/23/2020 - By Mike Muha

Toko, Rex, Fast Wax, Start, Holmenkol Ski*Go, Vauhti, oh my!

www.xcskiworld.com/about
Headquarters continues lead in Brumbaugh Cup
Headquarters continues lead in Brumbaugh Cup

Headquarters continues lead in Brumbaugh Cup

1/22/2020 - By Mike Muha

After four races, the Cross Country Ski Headquarters still leads the Brumbaugh Cup competition. Team NordicSkiRacer is in second, and Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop pushes into third.

RESULTS: Vanias and Lipp win snowy Cote Dame Marie
RESULTS: Vanias and Lipp win snowy Cote Dame Marie

RESULTS: Vanias and Lipp win snowy Cote Dame Marie

1/19/2020 - By Mike Muha

Well, that was one epic race for the books. Hardest conditions I've had in years, soft snow, falling snow then ice pellets then fog so thick I could see nothing...

Headquarters leads Brumbaugh Cup
Headquarters leads Brumbaugh Cup

Headquarters leads Brumbaugh Cup

1/17/2020 - By Mike Muha

After three races, the Cross Country Ski Headquarters has a big lead in the competition, with 184 points. Last year's Brumbaugh Cup winner, Team NordicSkiRacer, is far behind in second place with 389 points.

www.cxcacademy.com/
Rossignol to reduce carbon footprint by 30%, waste by 40%
Rossignol to reduce carbon footprint by 30%, waste by 40%

Rossignol to reduce carbon footprint by 30%, waste by 40%

1/17/2020 - By Groupe Rossignol

The Rossignol Group officially launches its RESPECT program, aiming in particular to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% by 2030 as well as to reduce its waste by 40% by 2025.

Wax recommendations: Cote Dame Marie
Wax recommendations: Cote Dame Marie

Wax recommendations: Cote Dame Marie

1/17/2020 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Toko and now Rex wax recommendations for the this weekend's Michigan Cup race!

Former MI Cup skier Sarah Goble qualifies for U23 Worlds
Former MI Cup skier Sarah Goble qualifies for U23 Worlds

Former MI Cup skier Sarah Goble qualifies for U23 Worlds

1/16/2020 - By Mike Muha

Former Michigan Cup racer Sarah Goble has made the U23 (under 23) World Championship Team and will represent the United States at the U23 Cross-Country World Ski Championships on February 28 - March 8 in Oberwiesenthal, Germany.

www.cross-country-ski.com
RESULTS: Hanson and Ross win wet Frosty Freestyle!
RESULTS: Hanson and Ross win wet Frosty Freestyle!

RESULTS: Hanson and Ross win wet Frosty Freestyle!

1/12/2020 - By Mike Muha

It was wet, it was wild, and it was just an event. It was epic. It was a little slow out there. There was three inches of standing water in a lot of places. It kind of slowed down the race but we finished. It was good. It was amazing we held it.

Wax recommendations for an EPIC race weekend!
Wax recommendations for an EPIC race weekend!

Wax recommendations for an EPIC race weekend!

1/9/2020 - By Mike Muha

This weekend's races are competing for the most challenging weather award! Huron Meadows expects to have a skiable trail regardless of the weather.

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club starts its third season
Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club starts its third season

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club starts its third season

1/9/2020 - By 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.

More News...

www.forbushcorner.com

UPCOMING

WED, JAN 29, 2020

Nordic Nights at Nubs Nob
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

SAT, FEB 1, 2020

Super Bowl Weekend Hut to Hut
Stokely Creek Lodge, Pickard Rd, Goulais River, ON P0S 1E0, Canada

White Pine Stampede 10/20/50K
Mancelona High School, Mancelona, MI

Maple Syrup Stampede
St. Joseph Island, one hour east of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

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

Around the World Wine and Ski Tour
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

SUN, FEB 2, 2020

Nordic Ski Loppet
Harbor Springs, MI

Mike Seaman Memorial 5k/10k Classic
Forbush Corner, Frederic, MI

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club
Huron Meadows Metropark, 8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI

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

Sun Deck Cooking Show: Bob's Bean Bomb + Nacho Bar!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

TUE, FEB 4, 2020

Tech Trails Citizen's Night Ski Race Series
Michigan Tech Trails, Houghton, MI

More events...

www.rossignol.com/US/US/nordic-men-skis.html?utm_source=nordicskiracer&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=logo

LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

TUE, JAN 28

White Pine Stampede course: 1/28/20 Trail Update!

As a short freeze approaches tonight, we have a MAJOR UPDATE for the 50k trail. The warm weather left the 50k only trail thin in some areas, which will make the trail very difficult to Tidd Tech. The decision to not use this portion was made tonight and an alternate route for the 50k will be used on Saturday. At 8.5k, the trial will split (50k one way, 10k/20k other way) and the 50k will complete two 12k loops before rejoining the 10k/20k trail. This section is in good condition and held up nicely despite the warm weather. Great news for the 50k, all but 200 yds of the trail will be groomed by Shanty Creeks Nordic Trail 18 ft wide groomer!

With this new course, the 50k, 20k, and 10k, will all be groomed wide, smooth, and ready for a great day of racing! Remember, Wednesday and Thursday are the last days for online registration. Registration on Friday and Saturday will take place at Mancelona High School. We look forward to seeing all of you on Saturday for the 44th annual White Pine Stampede!

Crystal Mountain: Excellent skiing
Faster every day now that it’s gotten colder

Diego Panamera

Vasa Trail: Skied a clockwise loop of the 10k from the Bartlett lot after 4:30 pm. Trail looked to be in good shape, skate skiers were cruising by on a firm pack. Classic tracks were in good shape and the skintec's worked well for kick. Had decent control on the downhills, better than what I expected. Could use a some snow to freshen things up.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Skied Buck's Run tonight. Mike's review is right bit I'll add my two cents. The icybspots are on the second and third straightaways and you can pretty much ski around them, although I found I could ski through them without effort. There was granular snow on top of the hard pack, especially on the uphills - they were really nice skating!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Hard packed and fast skating today. A little icy but controllable. Classic tracks also looked slick. Jim said he was having trouble getting traction with skins.

Valley Spur: Trails are in really nice condition today. We finally have gotten some freezing temperatures at night. We have received a lot of heavy wet snow in the last bunch of days which has been challenging for grooming and skiing but we stayed at it and the trails are really nice. Very flat and solid skate lanes and our classic tracks are very good as well. We are hoping the warmer temps have passed and the cold temps will return. Get out and enjoy the beauty!

Vasa Trail: WOW! Pleasantly surprised at the nice conditions! Skate skied from Timber Ridge around the inside loop. A little fresh snow on top. Had good glide. On our return to TR it actually had improved some due to the ski traffic grooming down the new snow.
Really thankful for the folks who posted about yesterday’s good conditions because I was considering not going today. Glad I ventured out!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We received a dusting of snow last night, which will add a nice bit of grip to the classic tracks, which were set on Friday. Groomer Mike will snow comb the skating lanes this morning, which are firm and fun. Overall, conditions are great, and there is a lot of snow out there. There are 5 to 7 inches of snow packed on the trails, and 8 to 12 inches in the woods. Enjoy the trails today, plus hot lunch and great sales!

MON, JAN 27

Hickory Hills: I spent 4 hours grooming both Hickory Hills and the meadows and than skied both of them. In between the grooming and skiing, some walkers pretty much destroyed the meadows loop. This is a walking loop as well and pretty much a big dog park. No problem as long as everyone stays in their tracks, but it only takes one to destroy the trail. It is especially bad when we have soft wet snow. Tracks sink into the bottom. The hills were a little better but have not been groomed in a long time so it remains soft to ski. The hills are hard when they have good grooming, so everything else makes it exponentially harder. Need to get the city to groom with piston bully. Nordic skiing is a huge activity their, they need to do a better job of embracing it. Thankfully we have people like Todd, coach K and others doing a lot of promoting.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Snow was added today. Trail connector is back. You can ski from building to woods. Shallow classic tracks. Tracks took a beating today with 30 or so kids out enjoying the day.
One wet area to skip around. Most dirt patches gone.

Nubs Nob: Hard pack, fast but controllable. Probably not groomed since Friday. Good coverage and track set looked fast.

Vasa Trail: Great morning ski on the Vasa with Paula H Dreeszen in freshly groomed classic tracks, though they're a little grippy. We skied from Timber Ridge to Special K, 10/25k split to the Rock & back. Beware that the 2nd powerline nearest to The Wall is very rough, with several frozen snowmobile ruts. We really enjoyed the trees decked out in their winter blankets of snow. What a gorgeous winter wonderland!

Vasa Trail: Pristine conditions on freshly set classic tracks and refurbished corduroy skate lane that incorporated the latest inch of fresh snow. I was pleasantly surprised that skate conditions weren't slow as I'd expected during my late morning ski - in fact they were slightly faster than average and best since the warm-up of last week. Classic tracks were fast on the downhills. With forecast temps overnight going below freezing, it could be really fast for skaters early tomorrow morning.

Crystal Mountain: Colder temps and a dusting of snow overnight has improved conditions resort wide.
Stag, Jack's Rabbit, Loons and Otter have all been groomed and track set is holding up well.
All other trails were groomed and track set yesterday and looking good.

Hanson Hills: Groomer Tommy G. is out combing skate lanes on Green, Blue, Brown and Red trails this morning. Fresh tracks to be set on Wilderness later this morning.

Lodge and Trails open at 9am.

Forbush Corner: Pines Loop has already been groomed this morning. Headed back out to re-groom parts of the main trail system. Open at 10 AM.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We received snow throughout the day yesterday and last night. Groomer Butch will snowcomb the skating lanes this morning, which are in excellent shape with firm, fast conditions. He will also work on the classic tracks. Overall, conditions are great, and there is lots of snow out there. There are 5 to 7 inches of snow packed on the trails, and 8 to 12 inches in the woods. Looks like another great day of XC skiing is in the works for today! It's a great day to demo some new skate skis or pick out a new XC ski outfit - lots of selection and great prices. The Stone Turtle Cafe is open for delicious lunch!

More trail reports...

www.cross-country-ski.com
borahteamwear.com/nordic-ski-teamwear/


Privacy Notice