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Start of the Hanson Hills Classic. Michael Davis (on right), Rebecca Davis and Theo Vonwallmenich wait their interval start. (Photo: Chloë Alyn Borton).

Start of the Hanson Hills Classic. Michael Davis (on right), Rebecca Davis and Theo Vonwallmenich wait their interval start. (Photo: Chloë Alyn Borton).

Michigan Cup to raise money for Michigan Children’s Hospital
Michigan Cup to raise money for Michigan Children’s Hospital

Michigan Cup to raise money for Michigan Children’s Hospital

1/15/2016 - By Ernie Brumbaugh

Becca Beebe is again spearheading an effort to raise funds at the White Pine Stampede for the Michigan Children’s Hospital by initiating a Michigan Cup Team Competition.

Get waxing! Cote Dame Marie wax recommendations
Get waxing! Cote Dame Marie wax recommendations

Get waxing! Cote Dame Marie wax recommendations

1/14/2016 - By Mike Muha

Fast Wax, Toko, and Swix recommendations. I'll add Solda if a recommendation is forthcoming. Get waxing for a great race!

RESULTS: Milan Baic and Rebecca Davis blow through the Krazy Klassic
RESULTS: Milan Baic and Rebecca Davis blow through the Krazy Klassic

RESULTS: Milan Baic and Rebecca Davis blow through the Krazy Klassic

1/12/2016 - By Mike Muha

Milan Baic and Rebecca Davis skied faster than the wind during the Krazy Klassic to take first in the 10km classic ski race.

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RESULTS: John O'Hearn and Jordyn Ross win Frosty Freestyle
RESULTS: John O'Hearn and Jordyn Ross win Frosty Freestyle

RESULTS: John O'Hearn and Jordyn Ross win Frosty Freestyle

1/9/2016 - By Mike Muha

John O'Hearn and Jordyn Ross skied fast in fast conditions in the 2016 Frosty Freestyle 15km race today, becoming the leaders in the Michigan Cup Series.

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

1/8/2016 - 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.

Jessica Diggins wins Stage 6 of Tour de Ski
Jessica Diggins wins Stage 6 of Tour de Ski

Jessica Diggins wins Stage 6 of Tour de Ski

1/8/2016 - By Mike Muha

Jessica Diggins, who won silver in the 2015 World Championshipa - has won her first individual World Cup. Diggins beat out 4 Norwegians to take the victory in the ladies' 5 km free technique competitions in Toblach, Italy.

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Get Waxing! Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic wax tips!
Get Waxing! Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic wax tips!

Get Waxing! Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic wax tips!

1/8/2016 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup cross country ski races: The REI Frosty Freestyle and the NordicSkiRacer.com Krazy Klassic.

Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic kick off Michigan Cup race series
Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic kick off Michigan Cup race series

Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic kick off Michigan Cup race series

1/7/2016 - By Mike Muha

It's Frosty Weekend Time! The Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic race will be held on man-made snow at Huron Meadows Metropark this Saturday and Sunday. We've been making snow furiously using our four snow guns.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters off to early lead in the Michigan Cup
Cross Country Ski Headquarters off to early lead in the Michigan Cup

Cross Country Ski Headquarters off to early lead in the Michigan Cup

1/6/2016 - By Ernie Burmbaugh

Results from the 6 Hour Michigan Cup Relay at Hanson Hills and the current Michigan Cup team standings.

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Vasa Ski Club Sprint results: 1/5/2016
Vasa Ski Club Sprint results: 1/5/2016

Vasa Ski Club Sprint results: 1/5/2016

1/6/2016 - By Mark Esper

These are the results for the first of our Vasa Ski Club sprints at Timber Ridge for the season.

Sophie Caldwell wins! Tour de Ski Classic Sprint
Sophie Caldwell wins! Tour de Ski Classic Sprint

Sophie Caldwell wins! Tour de Ski Classic Sprint

1/5/2016 - By USSA

VIDEO: Sophie Caldwell races to a landmark victory for the United States in the 2016 Tour de Ski Sprint competition in Oberstdorf, Germany. Caldwell is only the second US women to win an individual World Cup race.

Cheese and Crackers anyone? Six-Hour Michigan Cup Relay Race
Cheese and Crackers anyone? Six-Hour Michigan Cup Relay Race

Cheese and Crackers anyone? Six-Hour Michigan Cup Relay Race

1/3/2016 - By Mike Muha

It's 11:30am. I'm targeting any skier who looks like they might be getting ready for another leg of skiing. Every one of them sees right through me. It's all fun and games at the Six-Hour Michigan Cup Relay Race.

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UPCOMING

FRI, FEB 23, 2018

Kortelopet
OO Trailhead to Downtown Hayward, Wisconsin

SAT, FEB 24, 2018

American Birkebeiner
Cable to Hayward, Wisconson

Birkie Live Stream!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Mason Tract Ski Tour with the Michigan Backcountry Ski Series
Mason Tract Pathway, Roscommon Michigan, Chase Bridge Rd Trailhead

CANCELLED! Boyne Vistas 10K Freestyle
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI

Michigan Backcountry Ski Series: Mason Track Out'n'Back
Chase Bridge Road Trail Head

Taste of Gate's
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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

SUN, FEB 25, 2018

CANCELLED! 2018 Pennsylvania Nordic Championships (Rescheduled from Feb 4)
Wilderness Lodge, Wattsburg, PA

UPDATED: 25th Annual Junior Muffin Pursuit Races – Classic/Freestyle
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

TUE, FEB 27, 2018

Team NordicSkiRacer Tuesday Night Sprints
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

WED, FEB 28, 2018

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Classic

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

THU, FEB 22

Valley Spur: Two feet of snow in the woods, looks like a base of about 15 inches, groomed to perfection, fast tracks, sun, not too hot, not too cold. Blue extra was pretty effective, did about 12 miles, giggling almost the whole way.

Lake Ann Pathway: Lake Ann was too rough from boot imprints for skiing, but good crusty, not hardpacked, snow & plenty of coverage, 4-6". I'm hopeful it could be skiable if we get a few inches of snow. In the meantime, a hiking we will go, up & down the hills, along the river & lakes, with Kathy Cook-Dowd & Winnie! We hiked clockwise, and only one tree down near the road, which I will ask to get cleared. It's on a downhill but visible at the crest.

Stokely Creek: This is what is happening at Stokely today Thursday Feb. 22, It is sunny with temps in the mid twenties. We have 3 days in the next 5 days with the forecast calling for snow. Our base is over a foot and our new Bombardie 400+ is doing the job that skiers are looking for. This two ton machine has a powerful tiller that makes a 15 foot trail which includes classic tracks and a 12 foot skating lane. Because of this new machine, 95% of our trails are both classic and skate. Want to end the winter on great snow, come on up.

Crystal Mountain: Kathy is out on the trails and scratching up the skate lanes which are in good shape with only a couple bare spots to detour around. There is a solid 4-6 inch base on 90% of the trails that should hold up through the weekend and hopefully longer. Hills recommended for advanced skiers as they may be icy in a few places.
Track set is non existent at this time and but the skate lanes are fast and smooth.
We will continue to groom daily as long as the temps get to freezing at night.
Trail debris continues to surface in the pine sections of the trail and rock skis are advised.

Boyne Mountain: Trails are open but quite firm and icy. Conditions should improve as the temperatures climb throughout the day.

Store-wide sale is still in effect, 30% off of everything. Come on in and stock up on gear before it is all gone!

Shanty Creek - Schuss Mtn: Skied Pine Cone last night - very hard and icy in a number of spots. 100% coverage but be careful. The rest of the system is very spotty and icy.
This is the time of year that the King of the Hill trail comes in handy - 100% snowmaking and groomed every night - give it a try.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: It remained cold throughout the day yesterday and last night, which gave the remaining snow on the trails a chance to harden up. The John Deere Trail is still completely intact with full coverage, and the trail surface is 75% hard, crusty snow, with intermittent boiler plate ice. Groomer Mike will take the pre-seeder out there today to grind up the ice and add fresh snow from our stockpile where needed. Conditions will get softer and more skiable as the day goes on; we recommend waiting until this afternoon to try skating or classic skiing. It would be a good day to try some metal edged skis! We plan to have at least the 2.5km John Deere Loop open for skiing this weekend.

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Wild Turkey Panini! Sliced turkey breast, basil pesto, sun dried tomatoes, spinach, and provolone cheese, grilled on Stone House 7-Grain bread. Served with Great Lakes Chips and a pickle!

In the meantime, stop in for some shopping! We have great sales on skate and classic ski packages, plus winter clothing and accessories.

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