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Dan Yankus heading out for another lap at Krazy Klassic. Notice the smile on his face - first cross country ski race in several years, and he's really happy!

Dan Yankus heading out for another lap at Krazy Klassic. Notice the smile on his face - first cross country ski race in several years, and he's really happy!

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.

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.

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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...

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

As it rains, let us reflect on the snow...
As it rains, let us reflect on the snow...

As it rains, let us reflect on the snow...

1/20/2017 - By Mike Muha

If you look at the cumulative snowfall, it really hasn't been too bad a year. Alpena and Traverse City are a little ahead of schedule, while other locations have a little less snow than normal...but not radically so.

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UPCOMING

TUE, JAN 15, 2019

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

Tech Trails Citizen’s Night Race Series
Michigan Tech Trails, Houghton, MI

FRI, JAN 18, 2019

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

SAT, JAN 19, 2019

Gitchi Gami Games - Classic Sprint
Birkie Trailhead, Cable, WI

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

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

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

Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Northbound Outfitters Kids Race
Northbound Outfitters, corner of M-72 and Old Lake Rd., Grayling, MI

SUN, JAN 20, 2019

Gitchi Gami Games - Classic Mass Start
Birkie Trailhead, Cable, WI

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club skiing
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

MON, JAN 21, 2019

Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

TUE, JAN 22, 2019

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

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

TUE, JAN 15

Valley Spur: A great base with very good classic tracks. Skate deck is flat with solid pole plants, with a good edge. So as good as it gets. Classic tracks in great shape with some fresh flurries overnight. System is 100% open. Looks good for the next seven days with some fresh snow in the forecast.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Classic tracks are firm and fast from building throughout the whole trail.
Skate deck looked great too.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Conditions on the Rolling Hills, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, Trapper’s Cabin, and Manitou trails remain in good shape. Groomer Mike will snow comb the skate lanes on all trails at daybreak today. Aside from the oak leaves down on the trail, and some of the busier parts becoming hard-packed, conditions are still good for classic and very good for skating. Snow is in the forecast for tonight - do your snow dance!! *Please note that we will be spreading snow on the Trapper’s Cabin trail today, so watch out for tractors and large chunks of snow on the Trappers Cabin trail for the next couple of days!

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe Lunch Special is the Pesto Grilled Cheese Panini! Swiss, provolone, basil pesto, sliced tomato, and red onion – all grilled to perfection on herbed focaccia bread. Served with Great Lakes Kettle Chips and a dill pickle spear! Great job to all the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic participants! Let it snow!!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Bucks Run has been tilled and groomed this morning and is available for use. Tomorrow we are planning on hauling snow to the back loop. This should not impact the availability of the existing trail. Thank you.

MON, JAN 14

Stokely Creek: What a beautiful 4 days of skiing with a lot of Vasa teammates at this beautiful facility. Gaylen and his staff had all the trails perfectly groomed and the weather, all though a bit cold, had mountain blue sky's with no wind. Whether you skied, snowshoed, or just hung out at the lodge there is no Nordic center in North America that offers such first class, dinning, grooming, and hospitality as Stokely. It has a European flavor and if you like snow shoeing it has world class trails, designed by Bob Yankus, with the epic journey to Kings Mountain Hut. On Sunday Stokely hosted the Chocolate (might have the name wrong) snow shoe hike that drew hundreds of people. It was a fund raiser for hospice and they had a record amount over the previous year. Thanks to all the great TC people that made this weekend so special.

: Was nice just to go across the street to Rotary Park to ski again today. Found some tracks made by a fellow skier too! Some good classic ski tracks in the park now!
Rotary Park
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Black Mountain: Groomed trails are holding up very well. Conditions should remain throughout the week and weekend, although dress very warm on the weekend, as temperatures are predicted in the single digits. Much of the system is groomed for both classic and skating. Skate skiing is very fast as the base is solid. Groomed trails can be reached from three trailheads: Twin Lakes, Bluffs and County Line. The northern trailhead off County Road 486 is available too, however skiing is on non-groomed trails for a few links until skiers can hook up with the groomed part of the system. Skiers have been skiing classic on all parts of the system. Come out an ski Black Mountain!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Currently some of the best classic and skating conditions of the season on bucks run.

Vasa Trail: What a beautiful day on the Vasa - the snow is fast and the skiing effortless. Definitely a V2 kind of day. Skate lane is awesome and classic tracks are in good shape.

Stokely Creek: We went from a cold but sunny day yesterday to a cloudy and little warmer today around 29 degrees. Groomers are out today to freshen up the trails. It is misty with snow in the forecast for this evening. Our base is solid.

Hanson Hills: Trails are looking good. Groomer Jason will be out this morning combing skate lanes.

Conditions are looking good for this weekends Cote Dame Marie.

Lodge and Trails will open at 9am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: It was fabulous to see so many people skiing up north this weekend! Conditions remain in good to very good shape, with the best skiing to be found on the Rolling Hills, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, Trapper's Cabin, and Manitou trails. Groomer Mike will snow comb the skate lanes on all trails at daybreak today, and classic tracks remain from late last week. There are some oak leaves down along some parts of the trail, and the busier sections along with some spots under the big trees are becoming more hard-packed. Overall, overall conditions are still good for classic and very good for skating. *Please note that we will be commencing snow spreading on the Trapper's Cabin trail today, so watch out for tractors and large chunks of snow on the Trappers Cabin trail for the next couple of days!

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe Lunch Special is the Pesto Grilled Cheese Panini. Swiss, provolone, basil pesto, sliced tomato, and red onion - all grilled to perfection on herbed focaccia bread. Served with Great Lakes Kettle Chips and a dill pickle spear! PS - if you're ready for some real fun in the tracks, check out the Fischer Twin Skin Carbon classic skis! On sale now, give us a call or stop by and demo a pair for free. Find some snow today!

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