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Marvin Stevenson (oldest skier at the Hanson Hills Classic at 80+) stands next to daughter Gwenn and teammate Rick Neier at the end of the race. Says Gwenn, Sunny races today with my dad at the finish line, it's the longest race he did this season. Rick, our valued team member, skied back out after his race was over to see that my dad was ok, and to ski the race in with him for several K's!

Marvin Stevenson (oldest skier at the Hanson Hills Classic at 80+) stands next to daughter Gwenn and teammate Rick Neier at the end of the race. Says Gwenn, Sunny races today with my dad at the finish line, it's the longest race he did this season. Rick, our valued team member, skied back out after his race was over to see that my dad was ok, and to ski the race in with him for several K's!

Lyon and Delong repeat Pursuit winners at HS Championships
Lyon and Delong repeat Pursuit winners at HS Championships

Lyon and Delong repeat Pursuit winners at HS Championships

2/20/2017 - By Mike Muha

Traverse City's Mary Lyon and Mitchell Delong from Copper Country took the Pursuit Championships, holding on to the titles they won at last's years High School Championships.

RESULTS: Holmes and Davis win again, this time at the Hanson Hills Classic
RESULTS: Holmes and Davis win again, this time at the Hanson Hills Classic

RESULTS: Holmes and Davis win again, this time at the Hanson Hills Classic

2/19/2017 - By Mike Muha

Sam Holmes took his second victory this weekend, taking yesterday's Forbush Freestyle and winning be a three minute margin in today's Hanson Hills Classic 12k under warm and sunny conditions.

Holmes and Frye-Colie win warm Forbush Freestyle
Holmes and Frye-Colie win warm Forbush Freestyle

Holmes and Frye-Colie win warm Forbush Freestyle

2/19/2017 - By Mike Muha

It was record-high temperatures for the 2017 Forbush Freestyle. It was bright and sunny and 40F degrees at the start. Grooming was great with no dirty spots.

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Michigan HS XC Skiing State Champs Preview
Michigan HS XC Skiing State Champs Preview

Michigan HS XC Skiing State Champs Preview

2/17/2017 - By Dan Wiitala

The course is set, the organizers and racers are ready and the Michigan championships are about to begin on a forecasted warm weekend. The field looks strong with all of last years individual champions returning to defend their titles.

Waxing recommendations for Michigan Cup and Michigan HS Champion races
Waxing recommendations for Michigan Cup and Michigan HS Champion races

Waxing recommendations for Michigan Cup and Michigan HS Champion races

2/17/2017 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED WITH SOLDA: It's looking a little balmy this weekend! make sure you don't have slow skis by following these waxing recommendations. (Swix will be added when available.)

Is an out-and-back Birkie possible this year?
Is an out-and-back Birkie possible this year?

Is an out-and-back Birkie possible this year?

2/16/2017 - By Mike Muha

It's warm. It's getting warmer. With over a week left before the start of the American Birkebeiner and several days in the 40's to near 50, the weather is on everyone's mind?

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Pre-Prep race skis for the 2017 American Birkebeiner
Pre-Prep race skis for the 2017 American Birkebeiner

Pre-Prep race skis for the 2017 American Birkebeiner

2/16/2017 - By Chris Hall

With the 2017 Birkie less than 2 weeks away, it is not too early to start getting race skis ready for their final layer of race wax before the big day.

Self-Talk
Self-Talk

Self-Talk

2/14/2017 - By Cody Brown, Head SBX Coach SSWSC

One of the most important yet often overlooked aspects of mental game and success in athletics is,

RESULTS: Tricky waxing played havoc in Vasa Classic
RESULTS: Tricky waxing played havoc in Vasa Classic

RESULTS: Tricky waxing played havoc in Vasa Classic

2/12/2017 - By Mike Muha

Eli Brown and Elizabeth Embick were the overall winners in today's inaugural 34km North American Vasa Classic, with Sam Holmes and Rebecca Davis king an queen of the 16km in tricky waxing conditions.

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RESULTS: North American Vasa put Woodbeck and Frye Colie on top
RESULTS: North American Vasa put Woodbeck and Frye Colie on top

RESULTS: North American Vasa put Woodbeck and Frye Colie on top

2/11/2017 - By Mike Muha

Full results for the 48k, 28k, 11k, and 6k distances at the 2017 North American Vasa. Besides Woodbeck and Frye Colie winning at 48k, Kevin Tarras and Rebecca Davis topped the 28k standings, and Maize 'n Blue took the 11K.

BREAKING NEWS: Frye Colie top women at North American Vasa!
BREAKING NEWS: Frye Colie top women at North American Vasa!

BREAKING NEWS: Frye Colie top women at North American Vasa!

2/11/2017 - By Mike Muha

Mariah Frye Colie has won her second major event in two weeks by winning the 48k North American Vasa. Frye Colie won last week's White Pine Stampede.

BREAKING NEWS: Woodbeck wins North American Vasa
BREAKING NEWS: Woodbeck wins North American Vasa

BREAKING NEWS: Woodbeck wins North American Vasa

2/11/2017 - By Mike Muha

The North Americna Vasa 48k Men's Freestyle Podium is in: (1) Jay Woodbeck, (2) Sam Holmes, (3) Ben Lannin. Congratulations!

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UPCOMING

WED, MAR 1, 2017

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

SAT, MAR 4, 2017

Black Mountain 31K Classic and 10km Tour
Bluffs on Black Lake, 10905 Doriva Beach Rd., Cheboygan, MI 4972

Ski the Beer Trail! – Sponsored by Paddle Hard Brewing
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Gourmet Chili Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson at XCHQ
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

SUN, MAR 5, 2017

Black Mountain 10km Freestyle
Bluffs on Black Lake, 10905 Doriva Beach Rd., Cheboygan, MI 4972

Gourmet Chili Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

MON, MAR 6, 2017

Junior Nationals - Interval Start Freestyle (10km & 5km)
Lake Placid, NY

WED, MAR 8, 2017

Junior Nationals - Classic Sprints
Lake Placid, NY

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

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TRAINING LOG

SUN, AUG 7: Road Bike, 4:40, Pace

SAT, AUG 6: Road Bike, 2:13, L1 LSD

TUE, AUG 2: Road Bike, 1:44, Race

SUN, JUL 31: Mountain Bike, 2:03, Mellow ride

SAT, JUL 30: SUP, :15, Race

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

WED, MAR 1

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We are holding onto the snow as best we can with the wet weather. Fortunately, we are supposed to start receiving snow around noon today, and are forecast to receive up to 6 inches based on the Winter Weather Advisory in our area. It will also get cold following today’s snow, which will help refreeze some of the wetness on the trails. Since it is supposed to be damp this morning leading up to the snow, we ask that you only ski on the Blizzard trail and practice area today. Despite a few bare spots, there are still some great stretches of snow, and skiing is always better than not skiing!

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge lunch special is the Greek Turkey Sandwich! Oven roasted turkey breast, feta cheese, hummus, olives, banana peppers, tomatoes and spinach, all grilled to perfection on Stone House Sourdough bread. Served as always with Great Lakes Chips and a dill pickle spear! Meanwhile, the February Sale has transitioned into the March Madness Sale! Shop 40-50% off most soft goods, including jackets, layering tops, sweaters, and more. Plus a huge sale on cross country skis and boots, including Salomon S-Lab Classic skis for $299, Fischer Speedmax skate and classic skis for $499, Rossignol Xium WCS skate skis for $427, and Fischer RCS Skate skis for $399. C'mon snow!

-Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Fran, Erin, Ryan, Matt, Michelle, George, Lexi, Dana, Gage, Grant, Heidi, Jim, James, Jose, and the Crew

TUE, FEB 28

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Our base is still holding up remarkably well with only a few bare spots, but with rain in the forecast today, for the sake of preservation, all trails will be closed for skiing today except for the Blizzard Park. The good news is that AFTER this rain, we have three to five inches of SNOW forecasted for tomorrow. Typically, when snow follows rain, we have to let the base and ground have time to re-freeze , and so we expect to keep the trails closed tomorrow (Wednesday) and then plan to be back out skiing again on Thursday on fresh new snow! We will keep you posted.

A bad day for skiing can be a great day for shopping! The February Sale is in full force with 40-50% off most soft goods, plus a huge sale on cross country skis and boots, including Fischer Speedmax Skate and Classic skis for $499, Rossignol Xium WCS Skate skis for $427, Fischer RCS Skate skis for $399, and Salomon S-Lab Classic Cold skis for $299.

Do your snow dance!

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