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Men's start at the Hanson Hills Classic / Michigan Cup Classic Championships

Men's start at the Hanson Hills Classic / Michigan Cup Classic Championships

Toko's early American Birkebeiner wax recommendation
Toko's early American Birkebeiner wax recommendation

Toko's early American Birkebeiner wax recommendation

2/10/2020 - By Ian Harvey

Toko's early American Birkebeiner wax recommendation: blue on blue on blue.

RESULTS: Great conditions for skiers at 2020 White Pine Stampede
RESULTS: Great conditions for skiers at 2020 White Pine Stampede

RESULTS: Great conditions for skiers at 2020 White Pine Stampede

2/7/2020 - By Mike Muha

The trail was widened significantly, letting Shanty Creek use the big groomer over most of the trail system. It was very noticeable - and appreciated!

Weekend Michigan Cup waxing recommendations!
Weekend Michigan Cup waxing recommendations!

Weekend Michigan Cup waxing recommendations!

2/6/2020 - By Mike Muha

Time to wax up for Saturday and Sunday's North American Vasa races!

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Wakeley and Colie win Michael Seaman Memorial
Wakeley and Colie win Michael Seaman Memorial

Wakeley and Colie win Michael Seaman Memorial

2/4/2020 - By Mike Muha

Tracks were glazed where people were testing skis, making even skins and zeros a little slippery. Hard waxes did work, but tended to ice if one stepped onto the new snow outside the track.

2020 White Pine Stampede photos!
2020 White Pine Stampede photos!

2020 White Pine Stampede photos!

2/2/2020 - By Mike Muha

The White Pine Stampede's crack photographers took over a thousand pictures! Use the link below to see them. Right-click and pick

Weekend race waxing recommendations.
Weekend race waxing recommendations.

Weekend race waxing recommendations.

1/30/2020 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup races: White Pine Stampede and Mike Seaman Memorial Classic! I'll update when Rex provides recommendations.

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Percha, Darnton, Bennet and Cuerda lead Michigan Cup
Percha, Darnton, Bennet and Cuerda lead Michigan Cup

Percha, Darnton, Bennet and Cuerda lead Michigan Cup

1/30/2020 - By Mike Muha

Tony Percha and Cheryl Darnton lead the senior standings in the Michigan Cup. Clara Bennet and Mikel Cuerda lead the juniors.

White Pine Stampede reroutes 50k trail
White Pine Stampede reroutes 50k trail

White Pine Stampede reroutes 50k trail

1/29/2020 - By Mike Muha

The warm weather has taken it's toll on the White Pine Stampede 50k trail, forcing race organizers to reroute the trail for better snow. The decision was made last night to use an alternate route for the 50k.

The REAL Noque story: What DID they wax with????
The REAL Noque story: What DID they wax with????

The REAL Noque story: What DID they wax with????

1/28/2020 - By Mike Muha

What did skiers in the Noquemanon Ski Marathon 50K classic do to get kick in temperatures right around freezing? I always think of this as the "what wax do I try next" conditions because of the difficulty of finding the right kick wax.

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RESULTS: Hanson and Lipp take Krazy Klassic
RESULTS: Hanson and Lipp take Krazy Klassic

RESULTS: Hanson and Lipp take Krazy Klassic

1/27/2020 - By Mike Muha

The Krazy Klassic celebrated it's 10th year with wins by Team NordicSkiRacer's Erin Lipp and Kyle Hanson on a triple-tracked classic trail.

Waxing recommendations: Noque and Krazy Klassic
Waxing recommendations: Noque and Krazy Klassic

Waxing recommendations: Noque and Krazy Klassic

1/23/2020 - By Mike Muha

Toko, Rex, Fast Wax, Start, Holmenkol Ski*Go, Vauhti, oh my!

Headquarters continues lead in Brumbaugh Cup
Headquarters continues lead in Brumbaugh Cup

Headquarters continues lead in Brumbaugh Cup

1/22/2020 - By Mike Muha

After four races, the Cross Country Ski Headquarters still leads the Brumbaugh Cup competition. Team NordicSkiRacer is in second, and Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop pushes into third.

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UPCOMING

TUE, FEB 25, 2020

Tech Trails Citizen's Night Ski Race Series
Michigan Tech Trails, Houghton, MI

WED, FEB 26, 2020

Nordic Nights at Nubs Nob
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

FRI, FEB 28, 2020

Michigan High School Championships - Freestyle Sprint
Hickory Hills, Traverse City, MI

SAT, FEB 29, 2020

Michigan High School Championships - Classic and Pursuit
Hickory Hills, Traverse City, MI

Black Mountain 31K Classic and 10km Tour
Rippling Rapids Golf Course, 4849 North Black River Road, Cheboygan, MI 49721

Free Beginner Ski Lesson
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

Ribs & Blues
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

SUN, MAR 1, 2020

Black Mountain 10km Freestyle
Bluffs Bar and Grill, 10905 High Bluffs Drive, Cheboygan, MI 49721

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

MON, FEB 24

Huron Meadows Metropark: Bucks run. Amazing what man made snow can be like.
Connector from building to woods is soft.
Trail in the woods is really good for skating. Still has good glide. And there is still shallow to good classic tracks around the loop in the woods.

Vasa Trail: Skated the 10K at sunrise this morning. Very fast with average to poor control; lots of icy sections and the downhills were not enjoyable.

Keep in mind I’m a relatively new skater (4th year) so some on you might not feel as intimidated as I did.

SUN, FEB 23

Huron Meadows Metropark: Yes, I managed to classic ski the trails.south of Hammel rd! Of course, warm And slushy, but there was mostly a nice gliding surface.

Kensington Metropark: Pretty good cover Sunday morning. The groomed trail was mostly gone. Some tracks from pre golfers out touring the course on foot, and snowshoers on the grass the previous day. I found plenty of skiable snow on the greenways, had to pick across some minor grass areas. By 10 am it was starting to get soft. It might still be pretty good Monday, but perhaps you will have to stick to one area more.

Vasa Trail: The cognoscenti were skiing early this morning when the conditions were uniformly on the faster side. The apres-church skiers including myself suffered the effects of bright sun and 43F softening the snow in the skate lane. A top regional racer's appraisal after he finished his loop at noon just as I began mine is that conditions were becoming herky-jerky - and that is exactly what they were. Speed up in the shade and slow way down in the sunny areas where if you weren't prepared when hitting the transition zone could lead to pounding snow with your face. A safety technique that works good in herky-jerky conditions is to put out some light drag in the form of mild and gentle snowplow braking well before you hit the transition so it can't adversely impact your stabilized inertia when you hit it. Classic tracks still looked good except suffered the same warm "sun problem" and collecting latest batch of oak leaves in some areas. Trail still entirely snow covered, and deep in the woods.

Forecast looks to return to normal winter temps in a couple of days.

Crystal Mountain: Touched up the trails today. Still have lots of coverage. Lots of leaves and other trail trash. We should be fine until we get more snow.

Shanty Creek - Schuss Mtn: Good sunny morning, Nordic skiers. This morning, our report comes from a classic skiing early-bird: “not bad, icy, track-set still firm”. Our current temperature is 36°, with an expected high of 46°, sunny and a lovely, cooling breeze. We invite you to ski early for best trail conditions, and when temps return to ‘normal’, below freezing, conducive-to-grooming, Brad the Groomer will return once again to work his corduroy magic.

Hanson Hills: It is going to be another bluebird day in the woods! Mid 40's today. Groomer Jason is out combing skate lanes this morning.

Lodge and Trails open at 9am.

Forbush Corner: 2 Pisten Bully's working hard this morning. The entire trail system including The Pines Loop will have regroomed classic tracks and skate deck. NO glazed tracks or rutted skate deck!

Another perfect day to get out and ski and enjoy the abundant sunshine.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: It was a beautiful, sunny day for skiing yesterday, with over 60 people participating in the Saturday Free Ski Lesson! Today's conditions will be similar - the best skiing will be early before the snow softens up with the warm temps this afternoon. Groomer Mike snow combed and set tracks on all the trails after temps cooled yesterday evening. After setting up all night, the trails will be in great condition for classic and skating today, AND for the Junior Muffin Race starting at 10:30am! There are 6 to 8 inches of snow packed on the trails, and 9 to 15 inches in the woods.

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