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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.

2017 Muffin Race results
2017 Muffin Race results

2017 Muffin Race results

3/21/2017 - By Mike Muha

Last Michigan Cup Race of the season! The Muffin Race, held at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters, was a junior-only race. Racers did an 8km classic race, then an 8km freestyle race, pursuit-style.

RESULTS, VIDEO: 2017 Michigan Cup Relays
RESULTS, VIDEO: 2017 Michigan Cup Relays

RESULTS, VIDEO: 2017 Michigan Cup Relays

3/21/2017 - By Mike Muha

It was a little worrisome, what with the warm weather and rain leading up to the Michigan Cup Relays, but the Cross Country Ski Headquarters spread man-made snow where they could and farmed snow elsewhere to successfully keep the course covered.

The Muffin Race is this SUNDAY (not Saturday)
The Muffin Race is this SUNDAY (not Saturday)

The Muffin Race is this SUNDAY (not Saturday)

3/14/2017 - By Mike Muha

The Muffin Race was incorrectly listed in the NordicSkiRacer event calendar for Saturday and is actually taking place this Sunday, March 19th. If you are going the race, make sure you show up on the correct day!

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Deedra Irwin and Kyle Bratrud win Great Bear Chase
Deedra Irwin and Kyle Bratrud win Great Bear Chase

Deedra Irwin and Kyle Bratrud win Great Bear Chase

3/13/2017 - By Angela Luskin

Two former U.P. college skiers took the victories in the 50km skiathlon: former Michigan Tech standout Deedra Irwin of Pulaski, Wisconsin, and Northern Michigan alumnus Kyle Bratrud of Marquette, Michigan. Bratrud eked out the win by just 1.4 seconds

Rebecca Davis and Sam Holmes win Michigan Cup titles
Rebecca Davis and Sam Holmes win Michigan Cup titles

Rebecca Davis and Sam Holmes win Michigan Cup titles

3/10/2017 - By Mike Muha

Rebecca Davis and Sam Holmes win Michigan Cup senior titles in close racing.

Weekend wax recommendations
Weekend wax recommendations

Weekend wax recommendations

3/10/2017 - By Mike Muha

Great Bear Chase! Michigan Cup Relays! Fast Wax! Toko! Swix! Solda! But only a weather report for the Relays so far....

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Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop win Brumbaugh Cup
Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop win Brumbaugh Cup

Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop win Brumbaugh Cup

3/7/2017 - By Mike Muha

It was a close battle throughout the year but HH/CCSS was able to come from behind with a great team effort at the Black Mountain races!

Founders Day Celebration at Forbush Corner, March 11
Founders Day Celebration at Forbush Corner, March 11

Founders Day Celebration at Forbush Corner, March 11

3/7/2017 - By Forbush Corner

Please join us Saturday, March 11 at The Corner for a celebration of our Founder, Dave Forbush. This is also a day for us to appreciate our super loyal customers - Free Skiing !!!

RESULTS: Harris and Ross win The Beast!
RESULTS: Harris and Ross win The Beast!

RESULTS: Harris and Ross win The Beast!

3/6/2017 - By John Gravlin

UPDATED. Sunday's 11km Black Mountain Freestyle Race did not have the weather or groomer issues like the classic race the day before but a few rogue snowmobile incursions onto the trail had to be smoothed out, delaying the start by 5 minutes.

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RESULTS: Holmes and Oppllger take Black Mountain Classic
RESULTS: Holmes and Oppllger take Black Mountain Classic

RESULTS: Holmes and Oppllger take Black Mountain Classic

3/6/2017 - By John Gravlin

UPDATED. The largest snow fall of the season, the coldest night of the season, not enough ice on the lake start/finish area, frozen gas lines on one of the groomers on race day, but the end result was spectacular!

Field announced for 2017 NCAA Championships
Field announced for 2017 NCAA Championships

Field announced for 2017 NCAA Championships

3/4/2017 - By Central Collegiate Ski Association

With the upcoming NCAA skiing championship being held in Jackson, New Hampshire, the Central Region is sending its top athletes to compete along with the top collegiate skiers in the country. The Nordic events will take place on March 9 and 11.

Great Bear Chase Countdown
Great Bear Chase Countdown

Great Bear Chase Countdown

3/3/2017 - By Angela Luskin

The 37th annual UP Health System Great Bear Chase is almost here! Conditions are looking great, with a packed base of 24” on the course and great temperatures leading up to Saturday, March 11th.

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UPCOMING

SAT, DEC 15, 2018

MTU CXC Cup - Classic Interval Start
Michigan Tech Trails, Michigan Tech University, Houghton, MI

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

Lakes of the North Freestyle
Lakes of the North, Mancelona, MI

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

FRI, DEC 14

Nubs Nob: Fantastic sunset ski conditions today on the upper loops. The crew at Nubs groomed in Wednesday night's new snow and it looked like there had been a lot of traffic since Thursday morning. Used best skis. Full coverage with 99% clean, pure white, snow. Best conditions this weekend will probably be mid-late morning as the snow starts to loosen up. Tracks are still deep, but some leaves have started to accumulate in the track on certain sections.

Blueberry Ridge: Poor conditions at Blueberry. There are constant ruts in the skate lane on every trail, which is from the groomers. Classic tracks are sugary and basically non-existant. Blueberry is just not what it used to be. Grooming has been very poor of late. The sun and warm weather was not really effecting the trails today. No new snow in a while, so trails are also very dirty. Definitely use B skis because you will be skiing over millions of pine needles and twigs.

Shanty Creek - Schuss Mtn: It's been a slow start for us in terms of natural snow - we still have only an inch of snow and haven't even been able to roll it out. However, starting tomorrow we will have the slightly modified King of the Hill loop which provides approximately 1.5K of 100% man made snow with a depth of at least two feet. Race skis are fine if you are so inclined.

We are providing this terrain at no cost. Because you will be sharing the hill with downhill skiers, we are asking that you stop by the pro shop at Cedar River and get a XC trail pass.

I skied it last night and really enjoyed it.

Forbush Corner: We will be closed today to preserve the base for the weekend. The base is holding from last weekend and has some new snow on top of it. The temperatures will be above freezing today and tomorrow along with abundant sunshine. The sun may burn open some spots. We have a time trial on Sunday and we will do what we can to put together a race course. It all depends on the melting on Saturday. Weekend skiing looks good, expect warm early season conditions. no track set.

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