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The unexpected snowstorm in Michigan left lower Michigan trails and golf course fairways with deep heavy snow, better for classic than skating. Looking forward to groomed trails! (Photo by Gregory Worsnop).

The unexpected snowstorm in Michigan left lower Michigan trails and golf course fairways with deep heavy snow, better for classic than skating. Looking forward to groomed trails! (Photo by Gregory Worsnop).

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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Expect an exceptional fun season at XC Ski HQ!
Expect an exceptional fun season at XC Ski HQ!

Expect an exceptional fun season at XC Ski HQ!

10/7/2019 - By Mariah Frye Colie

Traverse the newly extended snowshoe trail, get festive at Bavarian Ski Fest and other events, and enjoy delicious new food and drink specials in the new outdoor heated igloo!

Forbush Corner Fall Work Weekend, Oct 5-6
Forbush Corner Fall Work Weekend, Oct 5-6

Forbush Corner Fall Work Weekend, Oct 5-6

9/20/2019 - By Forbush Corner

We are planning a Fall Work Weekend for October 5th and 6th. The main focus will be pruning and clearing debris from the trails.

CXC looking for staff for 5 spring junior racing trips
CXC looking for staff for 5 spring junior racing trips

CXC looking for staff for 5 spring junior racing trips

9/14/2019 - By Joe Haggenmiller

Selected applicants volunteer their time to coach the best junior racers in the Central Region during these national championship events.

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SkiTrax Magazine forced out of business after 30 years
SkiTrax Magazine forced out of business after 30 years

SkiTrax Magazine forced out of business after 30 years

9/4/2019 - By SkiTrax

After 30 years of serving both the Nordic ski and cycling industries, we regret to announce that despite our best efforts, and due to circumstances beyond our control, we have been forced to close the business.

Swix recalls rollerski wheels after crashes
Swix recalls rollerski wheels after crashes

Swix recalls rollerski wheels after crashes

9/3/2019 - By Mike Muha

Swix has ordered a recall of the wheels on the Swix S5 Pro and Triac Carbon Skate rollerskis after at least 10 elite rollerskiers had problems at the Toppidrettsveka 25km roller ski race in Norway.

Racers propose Michigan Cup Championships
Racers propose Michigan Cup Championships

Racers propose Michigan Cup Championships

8/22/2019 - By Jay Woodbeck

A group of racers, including recent Michigan Cup Champions Kyle Hanson and Sam Holmes, and myself are proposing that one weekend a year is designated as the Michigan Cup Championships.

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UPCOMING

SAT, NOV 23, 2019

NordicSkiRacer long rollerski
West Boat Launch, Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

UPDATED: Skate and Classic Technique (on snow)
Forbush Corners, Frederic, MI

TUE, NOV 26, 2019

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Maybury State Park, Northville, MI

THU, NOV 28, 2019

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United States

FRI, NOV 29, 2019

Thanksgiving Weekend Sale
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

FRI, NOV 22

Forbush Corner: Larry plans to till and groom the snowmaking loop in the morning. We will be open at 10 am. Skiing should be really nice this weekend for both skate and classic. Only the snowmaking loop will be open. Chili will be available for purchase.

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Two inches of heavy snow fell last night and temperatures fell to the high teens at the trail head. The base took a heavy beating during the November thaw (not everyone gets to talk about November thaws) but did survive. Skiing is at least “to-win-a-bet” quality and may even rate “fair” to even “good”. I would say you should expect very thin or even zero base under the power lines near the 10k mark.

THU, NOV 21

ABR Trails: Great news! Thursday night 5 PM
We picked up about 8 inches of heavy snow today. The temps dropped and the snow is drying out. Looks like we should have some pretty good skiing tomorrow at 10 AM. We have a full crew heading out early morning and expect to groom about 25-45 km depending on conditions. We plan to have 45k open for the weekend and in great shape. The old base we had that was frozen hard is still there so I think the skiers will be very pleased.

Forbush Corner: The base has survived the rain in good condition. It is very wet though from the large amount of rain that we received. We will not be open tomorrow to let it set up before we groom. We will open at 10 on Saturday.

Crystal Mountain: The early snow has given way to late rain. Trails are currently closed until mother nature cooperates once again. May give us time to clear the leaves and other debris.

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Forbush Corner: So far, the snowmaking loop has held up really well against the warmer temperatures this week. We will be watching the warmer temps and rain today and evaluate the loop to see if we can open on Friday. If the snow sets up and we can groom it we will be open, if it's too soft we will have to wait until Saturday to open. Only the snowmaking loop has survived the warm up, the other trails are looking pretty sad. We will keep you updated.

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