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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!

Legendary Vojin Baic passes away at 89
Legendary Vojin Baic passes away at 89

Legendary Vojin Baic passes away at 89

12/14/2018 - By Reynolds-Jonkhoff

Visitation will be held from 4-8pm at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home on Sunday, December 16, 2018. Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 11am.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters One of 10 Best Cross Country Ski Destinations
Cross Country Ski Headquarters One of 10 Best Cross Country Ski Destinations

Cross Country Ski Headquarters One of 10 Best Cross Country Ski Destinations

12/14/2018 - By Mariah Frye Colie

The voting ended with Cross Country Ski Headquarters taking a solid 2nd place finish behind the famous Devil’s Thumb Ranch of Colorado.

Michigan Cup Teams explore unorthodox training methods in off-season
Michigan Cup Teams explore unorthodox training methods in off-season

Michigan Cup Teams explore unorthodox training methods in off-season

12/10/2018 - By Jay Woodbeck

NordicSkiRacer is always looking to be up to date with the latest training techniques. Our investigative journalist has uncovered several new training methods used across Lower Michigan this summer and fall.

www.cross-country-ski.com
Preparing new or freshly stoneground skis
Preparing new or freshly stoneground skis

Preparing new or freshly stoneground skis

12/6/2018 - By Ian Harvey

New skis or freshly stoneground skis have the potential to be your fastest skis ever. Following this advice will give new skis the best chance possible to reach their potential.

Kirt and Brumbaugh win age groups at Yellowstone 5k
Kirt and Brumbaugh win age groups at Yellowstone 5k

Kirt and Brumbaugh win age groups at Yellowstone 5k

11/25/2018 - By Mike Muha

Two Michigan Cup skiers won their age groups at the West Yellowstone Ski Education Foundation (WYSEF) / National Nordic Foundation 5km Master Ski Race at the Yellowstone Ski Festival on Saturday, November 14, 2018.

Reserve Fischer demo skis at Yellowstone Ski Festival
Reserve Fischer demo skis at Yellowstone Ski Festival

Reserve Fischer demo skis at Yellowstone Ski Festival

11/16/2018 - By Mike Muha

All the major ski vendors will be doing ski demos, but Fischer Skis has opened an online reservation system to make it easier. Instead of waiting in line you can reserve them ahead of time.

www.forbushcorner.com
Improve skiing skills or learn to teach: Midwest Nordic Rendezvous
Improve skiing skills or learn to teach: Midwest Nordic Rendezvous

Improve skiing skills or learn to teach: Midwest Nordic Rendezvous

11/16/2018 - By Amy Powell

Join us for the third annual Midwest Nordic Rendezvous with our guest instructor Emily Lovett from Steamboat Springs, Colorado! Come and improve your own skiing skills or learn to become a ski instructor!

Coaching staff for US Cross Country Ski Team
Coaching staff for US Cross Country Ski Team

Coaching staff for US Cross Country Ski Team

11/15/2018 - By Reese Brown, USSA

The World Cup coaching staff has been consistent in the years leading up to Pyeong Chang and now leading into a World Championship year. Chris Grover enters his ninth season as head coach and is joined by veteran coaches Matt Whitcomb and Jason Cork.

2018-19 US Cross Country Ski Team named
2018-19 US Cross Country Ski Team named

2018-19 US Cross Country Ski Team named

11/14/2018 - By Reese Brown, USSA

Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins (Afton, Minn.) leads the 16-member 2018-19 U.S. Cross Country Team, announced by U.S. Ski & Snowboard, with a strong focus on the 2019 World Cross Country Championships.

www.cxcacademy.com/
A training recommendation for Master Skiers specifically
A training recommendation for Master Skiers specifically

A training recommendation for Master Skiers specifically

11/6/2018 - By Ian Harvey

Are you happy with your overall ski experience or would you like to be faster and have a more diverse skiing experience?

Denny Paul wins wet and wild Roller Ski Time Trial
Denny Paul wins wet and wild Roller Ski Time Trial

Denny Paul wins wet and wild Roller Ski Time Trial

10/28/2018 - By Mike Muha

The weatherman had promised the light rain would stop for our Rollerski Time Trial and not return until well after we finished, but a light misty precipitation continued to...fall? Float?

Making a better rollerski pole tip (or How I hacked the Jenex VP-RSTD10 ferrule)
Making a better rollerski pole tip (or How I hacked the Jenex VP-RSTD10 ferrule)

Making a better rollerski pole tip (or How I hacked the Jenex VP-RSTD10 ferrule)

10/21/2018 - By Frank Rynalski

I found a solution that remarkably cuts the shock / impact of the pole plants slamming into the pavement...and is reliable!

More News...

www.usskipoles.com/

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

More events...

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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
Boyne City

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!

More trail reports...

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