Skip navigation
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.

White Pine Stampede: Classic skiers go first!
White Pine Stampede: Classic skiers go first!

White Pine Stampede: Classic skiers go first!

2/2/2017 - By ‎Stacey Titus Hicks

We are anticipating a large field for the 20K race this weekend since we had to cancel the 50K event. To alleviate the congestion on the course, the committee has decided to stagger the start times for the 20K.

Cross country skiers can gather each Wed at Nubs Nob!
Cross country skiers can gather each Wed at Nubs Nob!

Cross country skiers can gather each Wed at Nubs Nob!

1/31/2017 - By Jim Harrington

Cross country skiers can gather each week at Nub’s Nob for a new Nordic series created with fun, community, and skill building in mind. Happening every Wednesday night, this soon-to-be midweek staple offers a great reason to get out of the house.

White Pine Stampede shortens 50k to 20K
White Pine Stampede shortens 50k to 20K

White Pine Stampede shortens 50k to 20K

1/30/2017 - By Jack McKaig

Despite our recent snowfall, the 50K trail was still not good enough in spots to run the full 50. However, the 20K and 10K trails are in excellent shape, so those two races are on as scheduled. All racers registered for the 50K will now be in the 20K.

www.usskipoles.com/
RESULTS: Lower Peninsula skiers top Junior Noque 5k
RESULTS: Lower Peninsula skiers top Junior Noque 5k

RESULTS: Lower Peninsula skiers top Junior Noque 5k

1/28/2017 - By Mike Muha

Lower peninsula skiers took the top spot in four of the six age classes in the 5K classic Junior Noquemanon today.

RESULTS: Kyle Bratrud and Isabella Howden win Noquemanon
RESULTS: Kyle Bratrud and Isabella Howden win Noquemanon

RESULTS: Kyle Bratrud and Isabella Howden win Noquemanon

1/28/2017 - By Mike Muha

Kyle Bratrud and Isabella Howden won the shortened Noquemanon Ski Marathon classic today on a course shortened because of low snow and open water on lakes.

Waxing recommendations: Noquemanon Ski Marathon!
Waxing recommendations: Noquemanon Ski Marathon!

Waxing recommendations: Noquemanon Ski Marathon!

1/27/2017 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Toko, Fast Wax, Swix...and now Solda! Get waxing...

www.tokous.com
White Pine Stampede countdown begins
White Pine Stampede countdown begins

White Pine Stampede countdown begins

1/26/2017 - By Stacey Titus Hicks

Snow is falling here in Northern Michigan, and we expect to receive between 6-10 inches more before race day! As the final countdown for the event begins, we just wanted to pass on some reminders.

Noque shortens race; Mandatory bussing; Start time changes
Noque shortens race; Mandatory bussing; Start time changes

Noque shortens race; Mandatory bussing; Start time changes

1/26/2017 - By UPHS Noquemanon Ski Marathon Race Committee

Due to forces outside of our control (weather, snow conditions, etc.) there have been decisions made regarding course start and finish locations as well as timing.

Noquemanon forced to move race start and finish
Noquemanon forced to move race start and finish

Noquemanon forced to move race start and finish

1/25/2017 - By Jon Mommaerts

Open water, dirty snow, low snow: The start and finish have been moved, and additional trails in the Forestville system will be leveraged for the race.

epicraces.com/events/frosty-freestyle-and-krazy-klassic/
Vasa Ski Club narrowly leads Michigan Cup
Vasa Ski Club narrowly leads Michigan Cup

Vasa Ski Club narrowly leads Michigan Cup

1/25/2017 - By Mike Muha

It's another close year in the Michigan Cup Team Standings! The Vasa Ski Club maintains a narrow lead over the Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 10,651 points to 10,119.

MI Cup Standings as of the Cote Dame Marie
MI Cup Standings as of the Cote Dame Marie

MI Cup Standings as of the Cote Dame Marie

1/24/2017 - By Mike Muha

Epic battles are underway. It looks to be a North vs. South battle for the junior championships, and the leaders in the Senior division are at risk!

RESULTS: Vanias and Darnton win Cote Dame Marie
RESULTS: Vanias and Darnton win Cote Dame Marie

RESULTS: Vanias and Darnton win Cote Dame Marie

1/22/2017 - By Mike Muha

Vanias skied away from the pack to finish in 1:13:26, well ahead of second place. This was Vanias's third victory this season in the Michigan Cup - he's won every event he's entered.

More News...

www.xcskishop.com

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...

www.skifastwax.com/

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.

More trail reports...

borahteamwear.com/nordic-ski-teamwear/
www.befastsportgear.com/