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I do not know what kind of winter we will have, but I like THIS forecast better than most!

I do not know what kind of winter we will have, but I like THIS forecast better than most!

Toko introduces table and two ski vises for Nordic waxing
Toko introduces table and two ski vises for Nordic waxing

Toko introduces table and two ski vises for Nordic waxing

11/17/2016 - By Ian Harvey

Toko introduces an inexpensive workbench with good vise options: a XC Profile Set and a Ski Vise Nordic

2017 Vasa announces Collegiate Challenge
2017 Vasa announces Collegiate Challenge

2017 Vasa announces Collegiate Challenge

11/16/2016 - By Pete LaPlaca

In our 2017 Festival of Races we are offering a new Collegiate Challenge that is open to all current collegians. The male and female skiers will be judged on a cumulative time for both a 11km freestyle race and a 16km classic race.

Registration is open for the 2017 Great Bear Chase!
Registration is open for the 2017 Great Bear Chase!

Registration is open for the 2017 Great Bear Chase!

11/10/2016 - By Great Bear Chase

Registration is now open for the 37th annual UP Health System Portage Great Bear Chase. The race will take place on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at the beautiful Swedetown Trails in Calumet, Michigan.

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Forbush Corner Pines Loop trail clearing this weekend
Forbush Corner Pines Loop trail clearing this weekend

Forbush Corner Pines Loop trail clearing this weekend

11/9/2016 - By Forbush Corner

If you haven't heard yet - the beloved Pines Loop is set to re-open for the upcoming ski season. Trail clearing is underway. We plan to continue work this weekend and could use your help to finish this project.

Why Toko Waxes?  How Toko is different
Why Toko Waxes?  How Toko is different

Why Toko Waxes? How Toko is different

11/9/2016 - By Ian Harvey

Innovation. Simplicity. No compromise / performance. Service.

Straits Striders to hold Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Swap
Straits Striders to hold Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Swap

Straits Striders to hold Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Swap

11/3/2016 - By Jim Harrington

Straits Striders is holding a Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Swap on Saturday November 12, 9am-1pm at the Petoskey Winter Sports Park. in Petoskey, Michigan.

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$200,735 Adaptive Sports Grant to assist disabled veterans across Wyoming
$200,735 Adaptive Sports Grant to assist disabled veterans across Wyoming

$200,735 Adaptive Sports Grant to assist disabled veterans across Wyoming

11/2/2016 - By Cathy Rosser

The aim of the grant is to support adaptive sports and recreation for veterans and active duty military, in this case adaptive biathlon and Nordic skiing.

Krazy Klassic to host Michigan Senior Olypmics
Krazy Klassic to host Michigan Senior Olypmics

Krazy Klassic to host Michigan Senior Olypmics

11/1/2016 - By Mike Muha

The 2017 Krazy Klassic Ski Race will be part of the 2017 Michigan Senior Olympics. Any Krazy Klassic participant age 55 and older over will be able to indicate during registration that they would like to be considered an MSO participant.

NOAA Winter Outlook predicts cooler, wetter Michigan
NOAA Winter Outlook predicts cooler, wetter Michigan

NOAA Winter Outlook predicts cooler, wetter Michigan

10/30/2016 - By NOAA

The Climate Prediction Center issued a La Nina watch this month, predicting the climate phenomenon is likely to develop in late fall or early winter. La Nina favors drier, warmer winters in the south and wetter, cooler conditions in the northern U.S.

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Vasa Ski Swap this weekend
Vasa Ski Swap this weekend

Vasa Ski Swap this weekend

10/20/2016 - By Eric C. Jean

Gear up for the cross country ski season at the annual Vasa Ski Club "Nordic Ski Swap" Saturday October 22nd from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Brick Wheels in Traverse City.

Michigan Cup Committee set rules for 2016-2017 season
Michigan Cup Committee set rules for 2016-2017 season

Michigan Cup Committee set rules for 2016-2017 season

10/11/2016 - By Mike Muha

The Michigan Cup Committee made a number of decisions at it's annual meeting this past Sunday for the upcoming 2016-2017 ski season.

Will 83% ski pole rule save classic skiing?
Will 83% ski pole rule save classic skiing?

Will 83% ski pole rule save classic skiing?

10/5/2016 - By Mike Muha

The FIS created a new rule around the maximum pole length in classic technique to preserve the use of diagonal striding. What does this mean for the citizen racer?

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

FRI, NOV 16

Bay Meadows GC: First ski of the season at Bay Meadows Golf Course with Kathy Cook-Dowd & Janine Hardin, and ok, except my lack of fitness & balance on the uneven snow. Thanks to the VSC members who have skied in a trail. Some of the asphalt cart path is exposed, so be careful. And, of course, respect the greens.

Hanson Hills: Although we have not started our grooming process yet. Trails have 2-3 inches of coverage. that would provide for some great wilderness skiing. Warmer weather is predicted for the future so we will be holding off on grooming. Feel free to adventure out onto the trails, All main trails have been cleared and mowed (PRE-snowstorm) Wilderness Loop ( Section 1, Wanderlust, and Bucksnort were mowed and cleared (PRE-snowstorm).

Lodge will not be open this weekend.

THU, NOV 15

Bay Meadows GC: Glad to see so many trail reports, as mentioned earlier by another skier, Bay Meadows still has some very good skiing. The skate loop is around 2.5 K and has been skied in nicely. Skied over 20k with Milan.

Bay Meadows GC: Still good skating as of noon today. Grass beginning to show near the road but avoidable

Michaywe: Golf course at Michaywe has a frozen base and some fluff over the top. Just in from a nice skate ski - some of the best early season skiing in a while. Usually the ground is too warm and you get the slushy icing situation but not today! All good.

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Forestville Real Grooming Report: It has been 4 days of skiing on the roller packed Noque to 17k, Animoosh, Papasay, Boozhoo, Zhing, and the stadium. Continued cool weather has kept trails in good shape. The surface is uneven but coverage is very good.

Our call for feedback produced comments from Jack, Laurie, Vivian and Joe just to name a few. The most useful write up follows: “Out at 9:30 AM and the center of the trail is well packed, narrow and bumpy, and the edges powdery. Around 12 K the Noque path widens and continues to 14 and skating is good. Coming back the hill demands more than the usual caution and the sun improved the snow condition. Awaiting good conditions for the equipment to groom. Jack”

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