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Snow and grooming look fine at Lakes of the North! Gussie Peterson shown skiing on the trail that will be used for The Lakes of the North Freestyle this Saturday.

Snow and grooming look fine at Lakes of the North! Gussie Peterson shown skiing on the trail that will be used for The Lakes of the North Freestyle this Saturday.

Jessie Diggins second in Lahti Freestyle Sprint
Jessie Diggins second in Lahti Freestyle Sprint

Jessie Diggins second in Lahti Freestyle Sprint

2/20/2016 - By USSA

FULL VIDEO. Diggins: I’m so happy with the race today! It was a ton of fun, start to finish, and to have three girls in the top 15 and four in the heats? That’s awesome!

Caitlin Gregg comes through, wins record 4th Birkie!
Caitlin Gregg comes through, wins record 4th Birkie!

Caitlin Gregg comes through, wins record 4th Birkie!

2/20/2016 - By Mike Muha

Gregg raced second place finisher Aurelie Dabudyk of France down the streets of Hayward, Wisconsin, finishing in 2:22:44.5, winning by just 5.1 seconds.

Can Caitlin Gregg win a record fourth Birkie title?
Can Caitlin Gregg win a record fourth Birkie title?

Can Caitlin Gregg win a record fourth Birkie title?

2/19/2016 - By USSA

Foremost among the favorites will be Caitlin Gregg (Minneapolis, MN), going for her fourth Birkebeiner women’s title. Gregg won in 2011 (where she broke the Women’s 50K Skate course record), 2013 and 2014.

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Live BIRKIE video feeds on Saturday morning!
Live BIRKIE video feeds on Saturday morning!

Live BIRKIE video feeds on Saturday morning!

2/19/2016 - By Mike Muha

Live BIRKIE video feeds on Saturday morning! North America's largest and most prestigious cross-country ski marathon. FIS Marathon Cup and USSA SuperTour.

CXC Skiing names GLD Junior National Team
CXC Skiing names GLD Junior National Team

CXC Skiing names GLD Junior National Team

2/18/2016 - By CXC Skiing

Sixteen Great Lakes skiers were named to the Junior National Teams after the Mayor’s XC Challenge in Minneapolis, MN, February 13-14, which was the final Junior National Qualifier (JNQ) of the season.

Get waxing! Wax recommendations for the Birkie and Grinder
Get waxing! Wax recommendations for the Birkie and Grinder

Get waxing! Wax recommendations for the Birkie and Grinder

2/18/2016 - By Mike Muha

[UPDATED 2/18 2:26pm] Recommendations are out for the Birkie! Will update as the recommendations change or new recommendations are added.

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Birkie champ to race in 1972 throwback suit
Birkie champ to race in 1972 throwback suit

Birkie champ to race in 1972 throwback suit

2/17/2016 - By Ben Wizner

Cutting edge meets family heritage when Tad Elliott, seeks to honor his Father’s successful skiing career, while attempting to clinch his second American Birkebeiner title this weekend at the 2016 event.

Michael and Rebecca Davis win Gran Travers
Michael and Rebecca Davis win Gran Travers

Michael and Rebecca Davis win Gran Travers

2/14/2016 - By Mike Muha

Michael Davis made it a double victory this weekend, winning Saturday's North American Vasa 27km classic and Sunday's 16km Gran Travers Classic. And Rebecca Davis took no prisoners in the women's division, finishing first with a 10 minute lead.

Kaitlyn Patterson girls all but two men in Vasa 27km freestyle
Kaitlyn Patterson girls all but two men in Vasa 27km freestyle

Kaitlyn Patterson girls all but two men in Vasa 27km freestyle

2/14/2016 - By Mike Muha

Alex Vanias and Mariah Frye-Collie win the 50km freestyle, but Kaitlyn Patterson crushes men and women alike in 27km Vasa freestyle.

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Copper Country wins boys and overall; TC Central wins girls HS Championhsip
Copper Country wins boys and overall; TC Central wins girls HS Championhsip

Copper Country wins boys and overall; TC Central wins girls HS Championhsip

2/14/2016 - By Mike Muha

The Copper Country Ski Tigers won the overall Michigan State High School Cross Country Ski Championship title by taking first in the boys and third in the girls competition. Marquette Senior was second overall. TC Central won the girls title.

Copper Country Ski Tigers lead High School Championships
Copper Country Ski Tigers lead High School Championships

Copper Country Ski Tigers lead High School Championships

2/13/2016 - By Dan Wiitala

Copper Country leads the boys team scoring with Marquette second and Traverse City Third. Traverse City girls currently on top followed by Copper Country and Marquette.

Vasa Ski Club moves into Brumbaugh Cup lead
Vasa Ski Club moves into Brumbaugh Cup lead

Vasa Ski Club moves into Brumbaugh Cup lead

2/11/2016 - By Mike Muha

Brumbaugh Cup results through the Hanson Hills Classic.

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UPCOMING

SUN, DEC 16, 2018

MTU CXC Cup - Freestyle Mass Start
Michigan Tech Trails, Michigan Tech University, Houghton, MI

Forbush Time Trial
Forbush Corner, Frederic, MI

WED, DEC 19, 2018

Beginning & Intermediate ski lessons for kids...and a kids race!
Huron Meadows Metropark, 8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI

FRI, DEC 21, 2018

Full Moon Night Skiing
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

SAT, DEC 22, 2018

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson (XCHQ)
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Santa at Trapper’s Cabin! (noon-3:00pm)
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SAT, DEC 15

Forbush Corner: Are trail base is thinning, but it has survived the warm temperatures and sun. Todd will be evaluating the trails in the morning to determine the best route for the time trial. Length will be around 6-7 k. Rock skis are recommended. Race starts at 11 am. Racers will go out in intervals of 5 skiers every 30 seconds.

Forbush Corner: The Forbush Corner Freestyle IS on tomorrow! (In case you were wondering).

Lakes of the North: I didn't decide WHERE I was going to ski until the last minute, but so glad to join the Vasa Ski Club's Lakes of the North freestyle race since groomed (no classic tracks), plenty of snow for skin skis, and many Michigan Cup & VSC friends participating. I would have skied longer than 7km, but not ready to race farther since too early season & tired from 3.5 hrs of Nordic Rocks PE yesterday. Thanks, VSC volunteers & Lakes of the North! Great fun on the snow & in the warm sunshine!!! Back to hiking tomorrow after this afternoons' mid-40s temps, although 2.5" in my yard still. LET IT SNOW!!! DANCE, DANCE, DANCE the Heikki Lunta!

Valley Spur: Very nice skiing conditions at Valley Spur this morning. Skating is excellent while the classic tracks are holding up well but are hard and fast until it starts to warm a bit. We are in a freeze/thaw cycle but the low angle of the sun and cold overnight temps are keeping the trails virtually unscathed. We are likely to have good coverage through Christmas weekend snow or no snow.

Boyne Mountain: Skiers report that Vistas is pretty good skiing. Lower trails are skiable, but thin.

It's a beautiful day--hope you get out to enjoy it!

Crystal Mountain: Sorry to say the trails are closed until we get more snow so get out and do the snow dance.

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