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Saturday: Six inches at Black Mtn right now. 20 km groomed for classic. (Denny Paull)

Saturday: Six inches at Black Mtn right now. 20 km groomed for classic. (Denny Paull)

GLD application to attend Junior Nationals due Jan 3, 2016.
GLD application to attend Junior Nationals due Jan 3, 2016.

GLD application to attend Junior Nationals due Jan 3, 2016.

12/21/2015 - By Nick Baic

The 2016 Junior Nationals trip for the Great Lakes District will be lead by Karmen Witham as head coach and Nick Baic as trip leader. All parties interested in attending Junior Nationals as wax techs or coaches need to apply here.

Gaylord Middle School XC Ski Club gets skis
Gaylord Middle School XC Ski Club gets skis

Gaylord Middle School XC Ski Club gets skis

12/20/2015 - By Scott Doederlein

The Gaylord Middle School Cross Country Ski Club would like to thank our sponsors for the purchase of 28 pairs of skis, boots, poles, and bindings. With the help of Forbush Corner Cross-Country Skiing, we were able to purchase new Madshus ski equipment.

It's the men's turn: Simi Hamilton takes 2nd!
It's the men's turn: Simi Hamilton takes 2nd!

It's the men's turn: Simi Hamilton takes 2nd!

12/19/2015 - By USSA

Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team to a historic podium Saturday in Toblach during a 1.3k freestyle sprint, finishing second in the men’s final, 0.48 seconds behind Italy’s Federico Pellegrino.

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WinterSonnenwende Nordic ski race: On or Off?
WinterSonnenwende Nordic ski race: On or Off?

WinterSonnenwende Nordic ski race: On or Off?

12/18/2015 - By Mike Muha

It's a little unclear: Is the WinterSonnenwende Nordic ski race: On or Off? Looks like 6 inches of snow is in the forecast. Race director?

Understanding technique violations when skiing in a classic race
Understanding technique violations when skiing in a classic race

Understanding technique violations when skiing in a classic race

12/17/2015 - By Mike Muha

The FIS produced a video explaining some common violations of classic technique in a classic ski race.

Learn to ski at “We-Ski”
Learn to ski at “We-Ski”

Learn to ski at “We-Ski”

12/16/2015 - By Nancy Briggs

The North American Vasa and the Vasa Ski Club will be offering their annual cross country ski program in January at Timber Ridge Resort. This program is designed to introduce families and individuals to the basic skills needed to enjoy the sport.

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Potential options announced for low snow at Nationals
Potential options announced for low snow at Nationals

Potential options announced for low snow at Nationals

12/16/2015 - By US Nationals

The 2016 US Cross Country Championships, has announced options for dealing with current low-snow conditions in Houghton, Michigan.

Basic herringbone
Basic herringbone

Basic herringbone

12/15/2015 - By Mike Muha

The herringbone is used when the terrain is too steep to diagonal stride. There are five basic elements to the herringbone.

Caldwell 6th in freestyle sprint in Davos
Caldwell 6th in freestyle sprint in Davos

Caldwell 6th in freestyle sprint in Davos

12/13/2015 - By USSA

Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) was the top American in sixth in the 1.6k freestyle sprint at the FIS Cross Country World Cup Sunday.

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Diggins gets 11th in Davos 15km freestyle
Diggins gets 11th in Davos 15km freestyle

Diggins gets 11th in Davos 15km freestyle

12/13/2015 - By USSA

In the women’s competition Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) skied some of the fastest checkpoint times, but that didn’t seem to fend off the dynamic Norwegian women’s team which snatched up all three spots on the podium.

Borah Teamwear goes Solar!
Borah Teamwear goes Solar!

Borah Teamwear goes Solar!

12/12/2015 - By Borah Teamwear

Borah Teamwear has completed the installation of a 49 Kilowatt solar array, which will produce about 43 percent of the company’s annual electricity consumption. The system was installed on Borah’s existing south facing roofline and utilizes 160 solar pane

RollerskiShop ships new suspension rollerski
RollerskiShop ships new suspension rollerski

RollerskiShop ships new suspension rollerski

12/11/2015 - By Mike Muha

Clayton Keim of RollerskiShop.com & Pursuit Rollerskis has designed at proprietary Fork Flex™ rollerski fork that utilizes spring steel to create a smoother ride.

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

WED, APR 18

Valley Spur: Considering 14" inches of fresh snow Sunday and Monday, classic was phenomenal this morning, solid, deep tracks with great kick and glide. Then switched to skates. Deck was still firming up but well groomed. By the time we got off the trails at 12:30 it was softening enough to know it will transform tonight and deck will be firm and blazing fast tomorrow without any ice. Looks to be an incredible weekend of late April skiing this weekend. Snow Flea Hoppet?

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: If you haven’t been out for an April ski yet, then you really should. All trails at HQ were heavenly. I would liken conditions to mid/ end of December or end of Feb. First half of the day is best to get out to avoid too much warm up but anytime is wonderful to get out and enjoy the fresh air and unprecedented skiing conditions. As a bonus, there are plenty of songbirds out for your listening enjoyment and Bob and Lynne are in the shop. Classic skiing is very reliable right now with 2-3” deep tracks but I also did a bit of skate and that was a heck of a lot of fun as well. I could see that people seemed to be getting 10’-20’ of glide on skate depending on if you are on the flat or uphill. Outstanding! I don’t know about you but I’d rather be skiing than sloshing around in mud puddles for cardio. :-) :-)

Lost Lakes Pathway: Probably my last ski for the season but great morning to enjoy skiing with friends & a little glide in my tracks from yesterday. We heard a loon flying overhead, and spotted a sandhill crane on one of the pothole lakes, so Spring must be on its way here!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The trails are looking fabulous! Groomer Mike was able to set classic tracks yesterday, which set up overnight and should be in great condition today. He also Ginzu snow combed the skating lanes again this morning. All the trails are open for skating and classic skiing. The best skiing today, and for the rest of the week and weekend, will be in the morning before it gets too warm. The early bird gets the worm – and the best snow!

The shop will be open from 10am to 4pm today. Fran, old Bob and young Lynne are ready to assist with ski and clothing sales, demos, rentals, and more!

See you at HQ!

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