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Abby Olson (24) on her way to third-place overall in the Frosty Freestyle 5K (Photo: Greg Sadler Photography. More photos at http://www.backprint.com/gregsadlerphotography)

Abby Olson (24) on her way to third-place overall in the Frosty Freestyle 5K (Photo: Greg Sadler Photography. More photos at http://www.backprint.com/gregsadlerphotography)

Pursuit offers new Fork Flex Roller Skis
Pursuit offers new Fork Flex Roller Skis

Pursuit offers new Fork Flex Roller Skis

4/24/2016 - By Mike Muha

Pursuit is shipping a new Pursuit Fork Flex Roller Skis with a new dynamic Fork Flex™ - essentially, a rollerski with suspension.

NMU's Fjeldheim named USSA Cross Country Domestic Coach of the Year
NMU's Fjeldheim named USSA Cross Country Domestic Coach of the Year

NMU's Fjeldheim named USSA Cross Country Domestic Coach of the Year

4/23/2016 - By NMU

This is the third time Fjeldheim has been honored by the USSA. He first earned Cross Country Coach of the Year accolades in 1991 and then received the Cross Country Domestic Coach of the Year award in 2005.

Michigan Trails Advisory Council meeting on April 12
Michigan Trails Advisory Council meeting on April 12

Michigan Trails Advisory Council meeting on April 12

4/5/2016 - By MDNR

State trail plan, Marquette trails portal, Forestry and trails working together for multiple objectives...

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2016 UM Nordic Skiing: The Video!
2016 UM Nordic Skiing: The Video!

2016 UM Nordic Skiing: The Video!

4/3/2016 - By Mike Muha

Awesome video of the University of Michigan Nordic Ski Club!

Final Michigan Cup Team and Individual Standings
Final Michigan Cup Team and Individual Standings

Final Michigan Cup Team and Individual Standings

3/20/2016 - By Mike Muha

It was a close race all the way to the end for the Senior Men. Milan Baic and John O'Hearn (both Vasa Ski Club) finished with the same number of points.

Huron Meadows Groomer Appreciation Party on April 2
Huron Meadows Groomer Appreciation Party on April 2

Huron Meadows Groomer Appreciation Party on April 2

3/12/2016 - By Ken Roth

Please join us April 2nd, 11:30, at Huron Meadows Metropark in Brighton, MI, to say thank you to the people who work so hard to give us the best possible trail conditions.

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60 degree temps for UofM Nordic at USCSA Collegiate Club Nationals
60 degree temps for UofM Nordic at USCSA Collegiate Club Nationals

60 degree temps for UofM Nordic at USCSA Collegiate Club Nationals

3/11/2016 - By Ellen Wiitala

On Day 3, athletes competed in a 1.3km Skate sprint. Originally, the sprint was set to be Classic, but 60+ degree temperatures and persistent rain made it impossible to set a track. The course was slushy and wet, but, in the end, it was still a great day

Tour de Spam Nordic Ski Stage & Night Race
Tour de Spam Nordic Ski Stage & Night Race

Tour de Spam Nordic Ski Stage & Night Race

3/11/2016 - By Wendy Swenson

Everyone is invited to take part in our new Nordic Ski Event March 18-20th, 2016. Tour de Spam is a three (3) day Nordic Ski stage event, featuring Montana’s first night race!

U-M at USCSA National Championships
U-M at USCSA National Championships

U-M at USCSA National Championships

3/11/2016 - By Ellen Wiitala

The big story: UM Ladies are in 3rd place after day one in Lake Placid! The race was a 15km mass-start classic, and the warm, wet conditions made for an interesting event.

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Video - 2016 Michigan Cup Relays
Video - 2016 Michigan Cup Relays

Video - 2016 Michigan Cup Relays

3/9/2016 - By Ethan Gibb-Randall

Video of the 2106 Michigan Cup relays by one of Team NordicSkiRacer's junior racers, Ethan Gibbs-Randall. The Relays took place at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters.

Photos from the 2016 Michigan Cup Relays
Photos from the 2016 Michigan Cup Relays

Photos from the 2016 Michigan Cup Relays

3/9/2016 - By Mike Muha and Blair Zordell

Photos - 699 of them - from Mike Muha and Blair Zordell of the 2016 Michigan Cup Relays at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters.

Vasa Ski Club: Most powerful senior team in the Michigan Cup Series!
Vasa Ski Club: Most powerful senior team in the Michigan Cup Series!

Vasa Ski Club: Most powerful senior team in the Michigan Cup Series!

3/7/2016 - By Mike Muha

It's a Vasa Ski Club year: The club officially wins the 2016 Brumbaugh Cup for the most powerful senior team in the Michigan Cup Cross Country Ski Racing Series.

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UPCOMING

TUE, JAN 16, 2018

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

Vasa Ski Club Tuesday Night Sprints - Classic
Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City, MI

Team NordicSkiRacer Tuesday Night Sprints
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

WED, JAN 17, 2018

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Classic

SAT, JAN 20, 2018

Gitchi Gami Games (Junior National Qualifier)
American Birkebeiner Trailhead, Cable, WI

Cote Dame Marie Ski Loppet
Hanson Hills Recreation Area, Graying, MI

Stretch and Slide: A Yoga-Ski Retreat!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Fire Grilled Pizzas on the Sun Deck
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Northbound Outfitters Kids Race
Northbound Outfitters, Grayling,MI

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

SUN, JAN 21, 2018

Gitchi Gami Games (Junior National Qualifier) - Day 2
American Birkebeiner Trailhead, Cable, WI

Michigan Backcountry Ski Series: Stinchfield Loppet
Stinchfield Woods between Dexter and Pinckney

Paella on the Sun Deck
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

TUE, JAN 23, 2018

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

Vasa Ski Club Tuesday Night Sprints - Freestyle
Hickory Hills, Traverse City, MI

Team NordicSkiRacer Tuesday Night Sprints
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

TUE, JAN 16

Vasa Trail: Left from Timber Ridge (not groomed, rough tractor ruts). Skied towards Riley’s. A little bumpy but not bad. Looks like a snowmobile was on it. We got to the single track parking lot and the trail had been destroyed by a truck! We turned around and completed our ski on the inside loop of the main Vasa trail. It was very nice even without a fresh groom. Squeeky snow for skate skiing today but gorgeous out!

Milham Park Golf Course: Woke up early to groom Milham this morning only to find that it was very cold and snowing pretty hard. I have today off from work so current plan is to wait until it the snow lets up and it warms up a bit. Plan is to groom late morning / early afternoon now. Would expect it to be ready by midafternoon. I will report after grooming but expect thin but doable skate lane and to thin to set a machined track. Would expect classic skiing to be ok just to thin to run the track setter around though.

Hanson Hills: Total accumulation of snow received yesterday 1/4- 1/2 inch. We will be out packing this light lake effect snow this morning, and re-assessing the trail system. Trails will remain closed today.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Groomer broke yesterday. Staff is working to get it up and running again.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Trail Doctor Bob continued adding snow all day yesterday to the John Deere loop, and was able to snow comb and even set classic tracks late in the afternoon! Conditions on the 1.2km John Deere loop are excellent for classic and skating. We also received about 2 inches of snow throughout yesterday and last night, which helped conditions immensely. This morning, Groomer Mike will snow comb Rolling Hills, Manitou, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, Trapper’s Cabin, and Adventure, which will be open for rock skiing today. He will also work on extending the John Deere loop with the snow spreader. The practice area still has plenty of coverage for ski demos and lessons. Snowshoeing is welcome on all the trails as well.

Stop by and demo some skis! Free equipment demos are available all day, every day. Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Wild Turkey Panini! Sliced turkey breast, basil pesto, sun dried tomatoes, spinach, and provolone cheese, grilled on Stone House 7-Grain bread. Served with Great Lakes Chips and a dill pickle spear. The trails area calling, time to ski!

MON, JAN 15

Muncie Lakes Pathway: Tracks were shallow, but quite usable. Note that the snow on the shore of Muncie Lake (at sign post #6) is deceptive--there is no base, and our skis went down to the frozen sand. (We like to go along the shore and avoid the down-hill curve challenge of that trail section.) The snow was on the fast side. We did a fair bit of snow plowing to control speed on downhills. But overall, we had a good ski and had a good workout.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Skied classic on buck's run again today. Trail was groomed this morning. Tracks are shallow, but still good. Skating also looked good today.
Get out before the warm weather and rain.

Thanks again for all those at Huron Meadows for keeping the trail going.

Hanson Hills: Trails are still closed at Hanson Hills. We have received a light dusting of new snow overnight, and are predicted to receive possibly an inch throughout the day today. I am hopeful that with the marginal base that we currently have now, and a few inches of snow that we will be able to reopen. Please be patient as we beg mother nature for some new snow.

Cote Dame Marie: As of right now, we are doing everything in our power to hold the Cote Dame. Any race related decisions/modifications/cancellations will be made Wednesday morning.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Yesterday was a very productive day for Trail Doctor Bob. He completed spreading snow with the new Snow Spreader along the 1.5km John Deere Loop, used the pre-seeder to smooth it out, and then Ginzu snow combed it late yesterday afternoon. The results are fantastic! The skating lane is plenty wide, although the snow is not quite deep enough for classic tracks yet. Using “A” skis is fine as long as you watch for the couple of slightly thin spots. The John Deere Loop is comprised of the main trail vein, and part of the Rolling Hills trail. Our plan is to continue expanding the trail throughout the day today to make it even longer. We have a large stockpile of manmade snow and will continue to make snow when needed. We received a dusting of now overnight, and are forecast to receive more throughout the day today as well. To summarize, skiing is encouraged on the 1.5km loop, as well as the Practice Area. Snowshoeing is still of course a great way to get outdoors today, too!

Stop by and demo some skis! Free equipment demos are available all day, every day. Shop our sale and eat some delicious food while you're at it. Today is the last day of our most decadent lunch special of the year… Gourmet Mac n’ Cheese! Grab a steaming bowl of homemade mac, and top it with your choice of bacon, feta, tomatoes, spring onions, breadcrumbs, spinach, plus classics like peas and hot dogs. See you at HQ!

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