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Marvin Stevenson (oldest skier at the Hanson Hills Classic at 80+) stands next to daughter Gwenn and teammate Rick Neier at the end of the race. Says Gwenn, Sunny races today with my dad at the finish line, it's the longest race he did this season. Rick, our valued team member, skied back out after his race was over to see that my dad was ok, and to ski the race in with him for several K's!

Marvin Stevenson (oldest skier at the Hanson Hills Classic at 80+) stands next to daughter Gwenn and teammate Rick Neier at the end of the race. Says Gwenn, Sunny races today with my dad at the finish line, it's the longest race he did this season. Rick, our valued team member, skied back out after his race was over to see that my dad was ok, and to ski the race in with him for several K's!

First Look: Speedmax Classic Double-Poling Ski
First Look: Speedmax Classic Double-Poling Ski

First Look: Speedmax Classic Double-Poling Ski

3/1/2017 - By Mike Muha

Fischer has introduced their new Speedmax Classic Double-Poling ski that tries to combine the best parts of skate ski construction with those of classic ski construction.

Redesigned strap, handle reduce weight of new Swix Triac 3.0 pole
Redesigned strap, handle reduce weight of new Swix Triac 3.0 pole

Redesigned strap, handle reduce weight of new Swix Triac 3.0 pole

2/28/2017 - By Swix

The interface between skier and pole begins at the strap, a hand-shaped anti stretch material aimed at subtle feel and complete integration, all connected to a grip that collectively is nearly 1/3 lighter than previous Swix grips.

BREAKING NEWS: 2017 American Birkebeiner CANCELLED
BREAKING NEWS: 2017 American Birkebeiner CANCELLED

BREAKING NEWS: 2017 American Birkebeiner CANCELLED

2/24/2017 - By Birkie

After days of unseasonable weather, rain, and a predicted snow storm front missing the Hayward and Cable areas, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation regretfully announces the cancellation of the 2017 American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon

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Wax Recommendations for the Birkie!
Wax Recommendations for the Birkie!

Wax Recommendations for the Birkie!

2/23/2017 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for upcoming American Birkebeiner! Rain, snow, warm, cold, clean, dirty???????

Rendezvous Ski Race has 50K, 20K options, plus
Rendezvous Ski Race has 50K, 20K options, plus

Rendezvous Ski Race has 50K, 20K options, plus

2/23/2017 - By Wendy Swenson

An American Ski Marathon Series race, the Rendezvous Ski Race's registration prices goes up today. There are six different races to choose from depending on your age and ability: 2K, 5K, 10K, 25K classic, 25K and 50K.

Send a University of Michigan skier to Nationals
Send a University of Michigan skier to Nationals

Send a University of Michigan skier to Nationals

2/22/2017 - By Abby Potts

We are creating this -Sponsor a Skier- campaign to assist our athletes in getting across the country to compete this year and we asking for donations, big or small, to aid us in this journey.

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Abrasive? Ice crystals? Go Toko Black
Abrasive? Ice crystals? Go Toko Black

Abrasive? Ice crystals? Go Toko Black

2/21/2017 - By Ian Harvey

The "black" in HF Black is a shear lubricant and antistatic (conductor). You can say that is minimizes dry or mechanical friction and also enhances the "black" aspect of black bases.

Birkie announces three scenarios
Birkie announces three scenarios

Birkie announces three scenarios

2/21/2017 - By Birkie

EVENT UPDATE! With unseasonable weather again today, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF) has announced that Birkie Week Friday events have moved, and three race scenarios are under consideration.

Is the Vasa Ski Club running away with the Michigan Cup team title?
Is the Vasa Ski Club running away with the Michigan Cup team title?

Is the Vasa Ski Club running away with the Michigan Cup team title?

2/21/2017 - By Mike Muha

The Vasa Ski Club has a big lead in the Michigan Cup standings. The senior women's and senior men's standings are a toss up. Where do you stand?

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Watch the Birkie over breakfast at XCHQ
Watch the Birkie over breakfast at XCHQ

Watch the Birkie over breakfast at XCHQ

2/21/2017 - By XCHQ

Join us for breakfast at the Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters, and watch the live stream of the American Birkebeiner ski marathon on the big screen!

Copper Country Ski Tigers win overall 2017 High School Championships!
Copper Country Ski Tigers win overall 2017 High School Championships!

Copper Country Ski Tigers win overall 2017 High School Championships!

2/20/2017 - By Mike Muha

Led by Mitchell Delong's win in the Classic, Pursuit and Sprint, with strong supporting finishes by Anabel Needham, Kora Johnson, Matthew Chard, Nikolai Huotari, Joseph Wood and others, the Ski Tigers racked up 566.5 points for the victory.

Lyon and Delong sprint to a perfect weekend!
Lyon and Delong sprint to a perfect weekend!

Lyon and Delong sprint to a perfect weekend!

2/20/2017 - By Mike Muha

Traverse City Central's Mary Lyon and Mitchell Delong of the Copper Country Ski Tigers made it a perfect weekend by winning the Michigan HS XC Ski Championship sprint in addition for taking the Pursuit Championships.

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UPCOMING

WED, MAR 1, 2017

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

SAT, MAR 4, 2017

Black Mountain 31K Classic and 10km Tour
Bluffs on Black Lake, 10905 Doriva Beach Rd., Cheboygan, MI 4972

Ski the Beer Trail! – Sponsored by Paddle Hard Brewing
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Gourmet Chili Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson at XCHQ
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

SUN, MAR 5, 2017

Black Mountain 10km Freestyle
Bluffs on Black Lake, 10905 Doriva Beach Rd., Cheboygan, MI 4972

Gourmet Chili Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

MON, MAR 6, 2017

Junior Nationals - Interval Start Freestyle (10km & 5km)
Lake Placid, NY

WED, MAR 8, 2017

Junior Nationals - Classic Sprints
Lake Placid, NY

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

More events...

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TRAINING LOG

SUN, AUG 7: Road Bike, 4:40, Pace

SAT, AUG 6: Road Bike, 2:13, L1 LSD

TUE, AUG 2: Road Bike, 1:44, Race

SUN, JUL 31: Mountain Bike, 2:03, Mellow ride

SAT, JUL 30: SUP, :15, Race

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

WED, MAR 1

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We are holding onto the snow as best we can with the wet weather. Fortunately, we are supposed to start receiving snow around noon today, and are forecast to receive up to 6 inches based on the Winter Weather Advisory in our area. It will also get cold following today’s snow, which will help refreeze some of the wetness on the trails. Since it is supposed to be damp this morning leading up to the snow, we ask that you only ski on the Blizzard trail and practice area today. Despite a few bare spots, there are still some great stretches of snow, and skiing is always better than not skiing!

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge lunch special is the Greek Turkey Sandwich! Oven roasted turkey breast, feta cheese, hummus, olives, banana peppers, tomatoes and spinach, all grilled to perfection on Stone House Sourdough bread. Served as always with Great Lakes Chips and a dill pickle spear! Meanwhile, the February Sale has transitioned into the March Madness Sale! Shop 40-50% off most soft goods, including jackets, layering tops, sweaters, and more. Plus a huge sale on cross country skis and boots, including Salomon S-Lab Classic skis for $299, Fischer Speedmax skate and classic skis for $499, Rossignol Xium WCS skate skis for $427, and Fischer RCS Skate skis for $399. C'mon snow!

-Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Fran, Erin, Ryan, Matt, Michelle, George, Lexi, Dana, Gage, Grant, Heidi, Jim, James, Jose, and the Crew

TUE, FEB 28

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Our base is still holding up remarkably well with only a few bare spots, but with rain in the forecast today, for the sake of preservation, all trails will be closed for skiing today except for the Blizzard Park. The good news is that AFTER this rain, we have three to five inches of SNOW forecasted for tomorrow. Typically, when snow follows rain, we have to let the base and ground have time to re-freeze , and so we expect to keep the trails closed tomorrow (Wednesday) and then plan to be back out skiing again on Thursday on fresh new snow! We will keep you posted.

A bad day for skiing can be a great day for shopping! The February Sale is in full force with 40-50% off most soft goods, plus a huge sale on cross country skis and boots, including Fischer Speedmax Skate and Classic skis for $499, Rossignol Xium WCS Skate skis for $427, Fischer RCS Skate skis for $399, and Salomon S-Lab Classic Cold skis for $299.

Do your snow dance!

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