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Snow and grooming look fine at Lakes of the North! Gussie Peterson shown skiing on the trail that will be used for The Lakes of the North Freestyle this Saturday.

Snow and grooming look fine at Lakes of the North! Gussie Peterson shown skiing on the trail that will be used for The Lakes of the North Freestyle this Saturday.

Fischer tunes Nordic line-up for 2018
Fischer tunes Nordic line-up for 2018

Fischer tunes Nordic line-up for 2018

12/14/2017 - By Fischer Sports

Fischer introduces 2018 – 2019 product introductions and improvements to both in-track and light touring models, including a new Speedmax Twinskin, a marriage of the dual mohair channel technology with their highest level racing skis.

Full Michigan Cup points for both races this weekend
Full Michigan Cup points for both races this weekend

Full Michigan Cup points for both races this weekend

12/13/2017 - By Mike Muha

Both the Lakes of the North Freestyle and the Forbush Time Trial will both award full Michigan Cup points this weekend.

2018 Michigan Backcountry Ski Series
2018 Michigan Backcountry Ski Series

2018 Michigan Backcountry Ski Series

12/10/2017 - By Mike Muha

Not all the racing in on groomed trails. For a decidedly different adventure, there's the 2018 Michigan Backcountry Ski Series.

www.cross-country-ski.com
Midwest Nordic Rendezvous, Jan 6-7
Midwest Nordic Rendezvous, Jan 6-7

Midwest Nordic Rendezvous, Jan 6-7

11/19/2017 - By Amy Powell

Join us for the second annual Midwest Nordic Rendezvous with our guest instructor Emily Lovett from Steamboat Springs, Colorado!

Why would you drag a tire during a rollerski race?
Why would you drag a tire during a rollerski race?

Why would you drag a tire during a rollerski race?

11/10/2017 - By Mike Muha

Race Director Andy Liebner told participants in the Grand Rapids 10k Rollerski Race on Sunday, November 5 that dragging a tire reduces speed and increases safety. I can think of some alternative reasons...

Hanson Hills adds 5km to Wilderness Trail
Hanson Hills adds 5km to Wilderness Trail

Hanson Hills adds 5km to Wilderness Trail

11/9/2017 - By Justin Andre

We've made a number of changes this season at Hanson Hills for cross country skiers, including adding 5km to our popular Wilderness Trail.

www.forbushcorner.com
Grand Rapids Rollerski Race, Nov 5...with twist!
Grand Rapids Rollerski Race, Nov 5...with twist!

Grand Rapids Rollerski Race, Nov 5...with twist!

10/23/2017 - By Andy Liebner

Coach Andy Liebner of the U.S. Ski Pole Co. is hosting the *Unofficial Freestyle Roller Ski Race Season Prep Challenge* on Sunday. November 5

WSTC announces ski touring trips
WSTC announces ski touring trips

WSTC announces ski touring trips

10/14/2017 - By Margaret Walter

The Washtenaw Ski Touring Club has announced its trip schedule for the winter of 2017-18. The trip committee has decided to start trip sign-ups at the upcoming Fall potluck on Sunday, October 22nd.

Changes to scoring, new races in 2018 Michigan Cup
Changes to scoring, new races in 2018 Michigan Cup

Changes to scoring, new races in 2018 Michigan Cup

9/5/2017 - By Mike Muha

Representatives from each Michigan Cup team meet this past weekend for the annual Michigan Cup Committee meeting, to review last season and to plan out the new cross country ski racing season.

www.cxcacademy.com/
Two rollerski clinics over Labor Day Weekend
Two rollerski clinics over Labor Day Weekend

Two rollerski clinics over Labor Day Weekend

8/22/2017 - By Mike Muha

It's time to get serious about cross country ski season, and Andy Liebner is going to help you get into your Nordic Groove with two rollerski clinics this Labor Day weekend.

Junior rollerski camp, August 1-3
Junior rollerski camp, August 1-3

Junior rollerski camp, August 1-3

7/24/2017 - By John Kostrzewa

If you are on a cross country ski team or plan on ski racing this winter: our annual VASA Ski Club Sponsored Dryland and Rollerski Training Camp is coming up at the Sleeping Bear Dunes Group Camp Site.

Michael Seaman Memorial Scholarship Fund - ski sale fundraiser
Michael Seaman Memorial Scholarship Fund - ski sale fundraiser

Michael Seaman Memorial Scholarship Fund - ski sale fundraiser

7/21/2017 - By Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, and the XC Ski HQ Crew

Mike’s father, Jim, is in the process of creating the “Michael Seaman Memorial Scholarship Fund” to help provide assistance to students in financial need.

More News...

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UPCOMING

SUN, DEC 16, 2018

MTU CXC Cup - Freestyle Mass Start
Michigan Tech Trails, Michigan Tech University, Houghton, MI

Forbush Time Trial
Forbush Corner, Frederic, MI

WED, DEC 19, 2018

Beginning & Intermediate ski lessons for kids...and a kids race!
Huron Meadows Metropark, 8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI

FRI, DEC 21, 2018

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

SAT, DEC 22, 2018

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson (XCHQ)
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Santa at Trapper’s Cabin! (noon-3:00pm)
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

More events...

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SAT, DEC 15

Huron Meadows Metropark: Skied Buck's run Saturday morning (8:15am)...was still in good shape after Friday's rain. Go get some!

Brad

Forbush Corner: Are trail base is thinning, but it has survived the warm temperatures and sun. Todd will be evaluating the trails in the morning to determine the best route for the time trial. Length will be around 6-7 k. Rock skis are recommended. Race starts at 11 am. Racers will go out in intervals of 5 skiers every 30 seconds.

Forbush Corner: The Forbush Corner Freestyle IS on tomorrow! (In case you were wondering).

Lakes of the North: I didn't decide WHERE I was going to ski until the last minute, but so glad to join the Vasa Ski Club's Lakes of the North freestyle race since groomed (no classic tracks), plenty of snow for skin skis, and many Michigan Cup & VSC friends participating. I would have skied longer than 7km, but not ready to race farther since too early season & tired from 3.5 hrs of Nordic Rocks PE yesterday. Thanks, VSC volunteers & Lakes of the North! Great fun on the snow & in the warm sunshine!!! Back to hiking tomorrow after this afternoons' mid-40s temps, although 2.5" in my yard still. LET IT SNOW!!! DANCE, DANCE, DANCE the Heikki Lunta!

Valley Spur: Very nice skiing conditions at Valley Spur this morning. Skating is excellent while the classic tracks are holding up well but are hard and fast until it starts to warm a bit. We are in a freeze/thaw cycle but the low angle of the sun and cold overnight temps are keeping the trails virtually unscathed. We are likely to have good coverage through Christmas weekend snow or no snow.

Boyne Mountain: Skiers report that Vistas is pretty good skiing. Lower trails are skiable, but thin.

It's a beautiful day--hope you get out to enjoy it!

Crystal Mountain: Sorry to say the trails are closed until we get more snow so get out and do the snow dance.

More trail reports...

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