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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.

Vasa Ski Club leads Brumbaugh Cup
Vasa Ski Club leads Brumbaugh Cup

Vasa Ski Club leads Brumbaugh Cup

1/9/2017 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: The Vasa Ski Club leads the Brumbaugh Cup as the top senior team in the Michigan Cup series. Grand Rapids Nordic and Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop follow in second and third.

Winter has arrived in Calumet, MI!
Winter has arrived in Calumet, MI!

Winter has arrived in Calumet, MI!

1/9/2017 - By Great Bear Chase

We have 118 inches so far this season. That's almost TEN FEET! All that snow is perfect for the UP Health System Portage Great Bear Chase which will take place on Saturday, March 11th.

Hanson Hills Team Time Trial: great trail, cold temps, pickled herring
Hanson Hills Team Time Trial: great trail, cold temps, pickled herring

Hanson Hills Team Time Trial: great trail, cold temps, pickled herring

1/8/2017 - By Mike Muha

It may have been a little on the cold side, but it didn't keep almost a 100 skiers from racing and eating at the Hanson Hills Team Time Trial.

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VIDEO: Diggins wins three 5k's in a row
VIDEO: Diggins wins three 5k's in a row

VIDEO: Diggins wins three 5k's in a row

1/6/2017 - By Mike Muha

Jessie Diggins has now won three interval start, freestyle 5k races in a row in the World Cup, a feat only shared with one other skier, Elena Valbe of Russia.

Kautzer to Represent USA at the Youth World Championships
Kautzer to Represent USA at the Youth World Championships

Kautzer to Represent USA at the Youth World Championships

1/5/2017 - By Michigan Tech University

JERICHO, Vt. – Amanda Kautzer of the Michigan Tech Nordic Ski team will represent the United States at the Youth World Championships. Kautzer recently competed at the youth biathlon trials conducted by the United States Biathlon Association.

HeartMISnow Virtual 5K to benefit Michigan state parks
HeartMISnow Virtual 5K to benefit Michigan state parks

HeartMISnow Virtual 5K to benefit Michigan state parks

1/3/2017 - By DNR

Run, walk, hike, snowshoe, cross-country ski 5k in a Michigan state park, forest, trail or public land, show your GPS tracker, and get a cool medal!

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Ross and Vanias win Winterstart, Michigan Cup opener
Ross and Vanias win Winterstart, Michigan Cup opener

Ross and Vanias win Winterstart, Michigan Cup opener

12/24/2016 - By Mike Muha

With tons of early season snow, the first Michigan Cup race of the season - the Lakes of the North Winterstart - started with everyone on their best skis.

DNR to hold Blueberry Ridge Pathway trail grooming open house Dec. 29
DNR to hold Blueberry Ridge Pathway trail grooming open house Dec. 29

DNR to hold Blueberry Ridge Pathway trail grooming open house Dec. 29

12/22/2016 - By DNR

This open house will provide the public an opportunity to see the grooming equipment used on the Blueberry Ridge trails, and to meet with the DNR workers who maintain the trails.

How to have fast skis ALL THE TIME and in EVERY CONDITION
How to have fast skis ALL THE TIME and in EVERY CONDITION

How to have fast skis ALL THE TIME and in EVERY CONDITION

12/21/2016 - By Ian Harvey

In order to have fast skis in all conditions, the skis need to be the right flex and design for the conditions and they need to fit the skier such that the contact area matches the intent of the ski design.

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Ross and Vanias top skiers in Forbush Corner Time Trial
Ross and Vanias top skiers in Forbush Corner Time Trial

Ross and Vanias top skiers in Forbush Corner Time Trial

12/20/2016 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED. Jordyn Ross and Alex Vanias were the top skiers at Sunday's Forbush Corner Time Trial. Ross beat Brenda Carlson and Ann Wagar for the honors. Vanias beat out Sam Holmes and Jay Woodbeck.

Forbush Corner gets new Piston Bully
Forbush Corner gets new Piston Bully

Forbush Corner gets new Piston Bully

12/16/2016 - By Forbush Corner

Here is the latest addition to the Forbush Corner family. An almost new PB 100. It was a tough decision and costly, but our old groomers were 30 years old and parts were getting harder and harder to come by.

Wax Recommendations: Get those skis ready for the weekend races!
Wax Recommendations: Get those skis ready for the weekend races!

Wax Recommendations: Get those skis ready for the weekend races!

12/15/2016 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for upcoming races: Lakes of the North WinterStart, Forbush Time Trial, and the Michigan Tech JNQ races.

More News...

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UPCOMING

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

SAT, DEC 15

Huron Meadows Metropark: Skied Buck's run Saturday morning (8:15am)...was still in good shape after Friday's rain. Go get some!

Brad

Forbush Corner: Are trail base is thinning, but it has survived the warm temperatures and sun. Todd will be evaluating the trails in the morning to determine the best route for the time trial. Length will be around 6-7 k. Rock skis are recommended. Race starts at 11 am. Racers will go out in intervals of 5 skiers every 30 seconds.

Forbush Corner: The Forbush Corner Freestyle IS on tomorrow! (In case you were wondering).

Lakes of the North: I didn't decide WHERE I was going to ski until the last minute, but so glad to join the Vasa Ski Club's Lakes of the North freestyle race since groomed (no classic tracks), plenty of snow for skin skis, and many Michigan Cup & VSC friends participating. I would have skied longer than 7km, but not ready to race farther since too early season & tired from 3.5 hrs of Nordic Rocks PE yesterday. Thanks, VSC volunteers & Lakes of the North! Great fun on the snow & in the warm sunshine!!! Back to hiking tomorrow after this afternoons' mid-40s temps, although 2.5" in my yard still. LET IT SNOW!!! DANCE, DANCE, DANCE the Heikki Lunta!

Valley Spur: Very nice skiing conditions at Valley Spur this morning. Skating is excellent while the classic tracks are holding up well but are hard and fast until it starts to warm a bit. We are in a freeze/thaw cycle but the low angle of the sun and cold overnight temps are keeping the trails virtually unscathed. We are likely to have good coverage through Christmas weekend snow or no snow.

Boyne Mountain: Skiers report that Vistas is pretty good skiing. Lower trails are skiable, but thin.

It's a beautiful day--hope you get out to enjoy it!

Crystal Mountain: Sorry to say the trails are closed until we get more snow so get out and do the snow dance.

More trail reports...

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