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Brrrrr! Junior start of the Cote Dame Marie at Hanson Hills.

Brrrrr! Junior start of the Cote Dame Marie at Hanson Hills.

Michigan Cup Skiers Compete in Lake Placid Loppet
Michigan Cup Skiers Compete in Lake Placid Loppet

Michigan Cup Skiers Compete in Lake Placid Loppet

3/25/2017 - By Doug Cornell

“You can do it!” a spectator yelled as I single-sticked my way up a vertical pitch. I crested the summit and with wobbly legs, dropped into a tuck and blasted the descent.

Team NSR and GRNST at the Engadin Skimarathon
Team NSR and GRNST at the Engadin Skimarathon

Team NSR and GRNST at the Engadin Skimarathon

3/23/2017 - By Allen Sorgenfrei

Despite a very disappointing year for snow in Europe, rumor was that there was still snow in Switzerland. We drove there from Munich, which was spring like, with not a snow pile in site.

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.

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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!

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

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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....

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!

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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.

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!

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UPCOMING

TUE, JAN 22, 2019

4-H Junior Ski Program
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

FRI, JAN 25, 2019

Junior Noque
Forestville Trailhead, Marquette, MI

SAT, JAN 26, 2019

Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Marquette, MI

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

Get your Fill at the Grill – Fire on the Mountain!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

SUN, JAN 27, 2019

Get your Fill at the Grill – Fire on the Mountain!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Retro Ski
Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids trail system, Hancock, MI

TUE, JAN 29, 2019

4-H Junior Ski Program
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

TUE, JAN 22

Hanson Hills: All Trails are groomed with set tracks. Groomer Tommy G. snow combed Green, Brown, and Blue trails yesterday afternoon. Lodge and Trails open at 9am.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Conditions remain in very good shape on the majority of the trails. Groomer Mike is snow combing the skating lanes this morning. Tracks remain on all trails, with the best tracks found on the Trappers Cabin trail. The best conditions are on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey and Manitou trails. There is a lot of snow in the forecast for tonight (3-5 inches) and tomorrow (3-5 inches), which will cover up the oak leaves completely and put us in great shape for the coming weekend!

Today's Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Classic Hammy Sammy! Baked ham, Swiss cheese, sliced tomatoes, and stone ground mustard on a delicious Swiss roll. Served melty and hot with chips and a pickle! Plus, it's a great time to demo the Fischer Speedmax Skate skis! Incredibly lightweight, these skis offer whole new level of speed. Find some snow and enjoy this beautiful day!

MON, JAN 21

Huron Meadows Metropark: Buck's Run was great for skate and classic. Very fast for classic! The north 5k loop was groomed for skate and decent (you could classic there too but not enough snow for deep tracks). Use your rock skis though. Some ground showing through in some spots but decent overall. It was a nice break from BR and the sun was out!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Another great day of classic skiing on buck's run.

Lost Lakes Pathway: A fun 1:40 hr afternoon ski close to home with Paula at Lost Lakes Pathway. The Campground loop has enough coverage for good skis, but not much of a track. As always, the big, back loop, that weaves around several lost lakes, had more snow, 4-6" & deep tracks. We skied clockwise so we could return along the shore of Lake Dubonnet, and since there were fishermen out on the ice, we skied across part of the lake, checking out 2 augered holes of approx 4-5" depth. There was no wind chill in the woods, and the sun felt warm! One of my favorite skis this season at LL!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Nice Classic and Skating at Huron Meadows this afternoon. Tracks deep, skate lane fast. Buck's Run is in fine shape!

The golf course has been rolled - no tracks, lots of wind-blown areas from yesterday. No grooming elsewhere, although lots of classic skiers have broken trail around the lake and the south side of Hammel Road. Cold, sunny...and no wind! Great day to ski!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Skied 9:30 ish so pretty cold. Stayed on Buck’s Run to skate loops, conditions very good

Saw the groomer on golf course but did not venture out

Get outside and pay your$ for them maintaining Bucks Run

Stokely Creek: The cold weather is passing and going up to 27 degrees by Wednesday. Starting tomorrow we have 3 days of snow in the forecast. Fresh snow alway makes things better. Our trails are in great shape no bare spots and all trail are open. Howard a regular skier said his skin skis were working great.
On Saturday Feb 2 , you can ski-snowshoe-ski. Ski to Stokely Lake Cabin put on your portered snowshoes and follow Bob Yankus for a guided tour around Moose Mt, Lonesome Beaver ponds, and ice cliffs. Back at Stokely Lake Cabin enjoy a Stokely lunch before skiing back to the lodge. Call 866-stokely for reservations.

Forbush Corner: Whole system in great shape. Skate deck is firm, skiing slow of course due to the extreme cold but should get better as it gets warmer this afternoon. Classic tracks are in really nice shape. Come on out!

Shanty Creek - Schuss Mtn: Great skiing, fast track on hard snow. Best bet are Pine Cone, Winter Brook and King of the Hill. It’s a brisk sunny day for skiing at SCR...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Many hearty souls took to the trails in the crisp sunshine yesterday, and enjoyed some great ski conditions on the Headquarters trails. Groomer Mike will snow comb the skating lanes later this morning. Tracks on the Trappers Cabin are still in great shape. The best conditions are on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey and Manitou trails. Barring some oak leaves, conditions are overall very good for skating and good for classic, with some fabulous stretches out there. The skiing will be wonderful today, with temps in the low teens the sun shining. More snow on the way this week!

Today's Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Gourmet Mac 'n Cheese Bar! Feast on our deluxe, cheesy mac ‘n cheese, and choose from a variety of toppings to create your own mac-sterpiece. Plus, the 2020 Fischer Speedmax 3D Skate Skis are now here! Stop by HQ for a free demo (psst... they're on sale, too!). Enjoy the great skiing and sunshine today!

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