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Dan Yankus heading out for another lap at Krazy Klassic. Notice the smile on his face - first cross country ski race in several years, and he's really happy!

Dan Yankus heading out for another lap at Krazy Klassic. Notice the smile on his face - first cross country ski race in several years, and he's really happy!

Get waxing! Michigan Cup and GLD  waxing recommendations
Get waxing! Michigan Cup and GLD  waxing recommendations

Get waxing! Michigan Cup and GLD waxing recommendations

1/28/2016 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup and GLD cross country ski races.

RESULTS: 2016 Noquemanon Ski Marathon
RESULTS: 2016 Noquemanon Ski Marathon

RESULTS: 2016 Noquemanon Ski Marathon

1/23/2016 - By Sam Graci

Kyle Bratrud and Natalia Naryshkina win the 50K classic. Eli Brown and Ellen Wittalla were the top lower peninsula 50k classic skiers, each finishing just off the podium in fourth place.

Two PSIA classes offered at Crystal Mountain
Two PSIA classes offered at Crystal Mountain

Two PSIA classes offered at Crystal Mountain

1/22/2016 - By Amy Powell

PSIA is offering two classes at Crystal Mountain Resort starting January 30, 2016: XC Fundamentals Workshop/Instructor Training Workshop, and Cross Country Level 1,2,3.

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Volunteers needed for Forbush Freestyle
Volunteers needed for Forbush Freestyle

Volunteers needed for Forbush Freestyle

1/22/2016 - By Mario Kennedy

We are in need of volunteers for several pre-race and race day activities, which include and are not limited to registration, food prep, award ceremony, race course set up and race course monitoring/water.

Get waxing! Noquemanon waxing recommendations
Get waxing! Noquemanon waxing recommendations

Get waxing! Noquemanon waxing recommendations

1/21/2016 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup cross country ski race, the Noquemanon Ski Marathon.

RESULTS & PHOTOS: Cote Dame Marie Kids Race
RESULTS & PHOTOS: Cote Dame Marie Kids Race

RESULTS & PHOTOS: Cote Dame Marie Kids Race

1/21/2016 - By Gabe Williams

Kids from the ages of 2 to15 showed up to compete in three different sprint races, a 2K skate, a 1K classic, and a 1/2K. Though this event is called a race, it is really for all little guys and girls that want to participate.

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Vasa Ski Club sprint results: 1/19/2016
Vasa Ski Club sprint results: 1/19/2016

Vasa Ski Club sprint results: 1/19/2016

1/20/2016 - By Mark Esper

Here are the results from this Tuesday evening's Classic sprints at Hickory Hills in Traverse City, Michigan.

Team NordicSkiRacer maintains narrow lead in Brumbaugh Cup
Team NordicSkiRacer maintains narrow lead in Brumbaugh Cup

Team NordicSkiRacer maintains narrow lead in Brumbaugh Cup

1/19/2016 - By Mike Muha

Although Team NordicSkiRacer finished 5th out of the seven teams at the Cote Dame Marie, their Brumbaugh Cup lead going into the Cote Dame Marie was just enough for the Team to have stay ahead of the Vasa Ski Club by 6 points.

RESULTS: Alex Vanias and Kaitlyn Patterson skate to Cote Dame Marie victories
RESULTS: Alex Vanias and Kaitlyn Patterson skate to Cote Dame Marie victories

RESULTS: Alex Vanias and Kaitlyn Patterson skate to Cote Dame Marie victories

1/17/2016 - By Mike Muha

After spending the past several weeks at US Nationals and other races around the UP, Alex Vanias and Kaitlyn Patterson (both of Team OAM Now / Athletic Mentor) skated away with the wins in the Cote Dame Marie at Hanson Hills

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Team NordicSkiRacer leads Brumbaugh Cup
Team NordicSkiRacer leads Brumbaugh Cup

Team NordicSkiRacer leads Brumbaugh Cup

1/15/2016 - By Chris Jones

Team NordicSkiRacer leads the Brumbaugh Cup competition for best senior team in the Michigan Cup Series. The Brumbaugh Cup scores the top five men and top three women of each team. The lowest score indicates the best team.

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!

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UPCOMING

SUN, JAN 20, 2019

Gitchi Gami Games - Classic Mass Start
Birkie Trailhead, Cable, WI

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club skiing
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

MON, JAN 21, 2019

Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

TUE, JAN 22, 2019

4-H Junior Ski Program
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

FRI, JAN 25, 2019

Junior Noque
Forestville Trailhead, Marquette, MI

SAT, JAN 26, 2019

Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Marquette, MI

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

Get your Fill at the Grill – Fire on the Mountain!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

SUN, JAN 27, 2019

Get your Fill at the Grill – Fire on the Mountain!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Retro Ski
Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids trail system, Hancock, MI

More events...

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SUN, JAN 20

Maybury State Park: System was plowed and rolled. Not enough snow to set a track, but certainly nice enough to tool around around. B skis recommended.

Boyne Mountain: It is sunny and cold...but everyone Cross Country Skiing is loving it! As long as your skiing you are staying warm. Conditions are good. The trails are well groomed with very nice tracks for easy striding through the woods. Vistas if perfect for skating or more experienced skiers. It will be warming up a little on Monday making the snow even better. Come on out and visit us at the Boyne Mountain Cross Country Ski Center for a great day of X country skiing!!!

Milham Park Golf Course: Milham is groomed. Today we used our new sled for the first time: wide track, electric start, and reverse. Sled worked great. We have about five inches of snow here. Groomed down pretty good. A little thin in spots but overall pretty good. I was able to groom a wide skate lane and set a classic track. The warm up loop was also groomed. Its plenty cold enough so all we need now is more snow. Woo Hoo.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Good day on Bucks ran. Skate lane was good.
But classic looked faster with good tracks. Snow drifting over on connector from golf course.
Stay in the woods and it is great.
Good to see a lot of people out.

Huron Meadows Metropark: 2:00pm. Did a loop of Buck's Run (excellent tracks - best of the season) to warm up, then skied the north golf course loop for a change of scenery (groomed, not tracked, wind-blown - use your B skis), then finished with a couple more loops around Buck's Run.

Skate lane on Buck's Run looked excellent. Hard pack, not wind blown. South golf course packed, no tracks, wind-blown (use B skis).

Parking lot is jammin'

Huron Meadows Metropark: Noon. Just arrived. Buck's Run is groomed, with Skate and Classic tracks.the entire golf course is groomed for skating, but wind blown now. Parking lot is getting full as the weather final gets near double-digits.

Crystal Mountain: I groomed the skating lanes yesterday. According to reports from the many skiers we had, the trails were great. We got a dusting of snow over night so if you can brave the cold come on out.

Hanson Hills: CLOSED TODAY: 1/20/2019 Please read below

Due to the extreme cold weather and high exposure time to frostbite and hypothermia, we will be Closed for all Downhill, Tubing, Snowsports school, and Cross Country/Fat bike Operations.

Thank you for your understanding as we make every effort to keep our Staff and Visitors safe.

All Tubing reservations and private snow sports school reservations will be refunded.


Forbush Corner: The entire trail system has been groomed over the past couple of days and the classic tracks and skate lane remain in great condition. Bundle up and head out to The Corner !!!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: It was a beautiful, sunny day on the ski trails yesterday, and it was so great to see so many people enjoying the ski conditions, which range from good to excellent on all trails except Tall Pines. Groomer Mike snow combed the skating lanes last night, and tracks on the Trappers Cabin are still in excellent shape. The best conditions are on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey and Manitou trails. Barring some pesky oak leaves, conditions are overall very good for skating and good for classic, with some truly excellent stretches out there. While temps will be cold today, the sun will make it feel much warmer!

Today's Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Gourmet Mac 'n Cheese Bar! Feast on our deluxe, cheesy, homemade mac ‘n cheese, and choose from a variety of toppings to create your own mac-sterpiece. A true treat on a cold winter's day! Keep moving and you'll keep warm!

SAT, JAN 19

Huron Meadows Metropark: Speed increased on Bucks Run as darkness set in. Wonderful skating.
My yellow Patagonia jacket was missing from the picnic table halfway through my ski, about 5 pm. If found, please turn it in to ski rental. Thank you.

Forbush Corner: Excellent conditions! We skied from Forbush through Back 40 and to Hartwick Pines visitor center the back via Pines and Back 40 again. Outstanding!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Skied around 3:00 today. Slow going in skate lane with all the new snow on top. Classic looked better.
Should be better tomorrow and Monday.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Arrived at Huron Meadows around 9:30 this morning. Groomed Buck's Run, with about 2 inches of fresh snow on top made for nice skating. Lots of classic skiers and the classic tracks were in fabulous shape, and faster than the skating!

Around noon, I noticed that the main trail system was being groomed. I'm guessing the skating will be pretty good tomorrow, but probably not enough snow to set tracks.

By the way, Toko LF Yellow is the wrong skate glide wax for 20 degrees and fresh snow - I had great kick when I tried to stride in the classic tracks!

Nubs Nob: Conditions on the upper trails are excellent. Upper trails were power-tilled this morning.
Lower trails are still in very good condition, but not enough snow to power-till.

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Classic skied from 510 down to 17k and back up. Trail was bombi groomed. They even groomed the new Mead Hills Bypass. The new section is pretty incredible! They added some tough, steep climbs. The final downhill is like a roller coaster, very fun and technical. All of the 24k racers will be skiing this new section! 4 degrees out and an inch of lake effect snow in the tracks made for slow skiing. Race day in a week!

Stokely Creek: What can I say but it is a beautiful day. We might have a cold snap but it is winter right? Our guest are not inside by the fire but out on the trails. Face masks and warm outfits are what it takes. Two guests from New York City are hitting the trails today and taking lessons this afternoon. If they can handle it everyone can. Trails are in perfect shape. And Norm's is open with tea and cookies this weekend.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: After some fresh snow in the past couple days, plus tremendous snow spreading and doctoring efforts by Mike and Tony, conditions range from good to excellent on all trails except Tall Pines. Groomer Mike will snow comb the skating lanes this morning, and fresh tracks were set on the Trappers Cabin trail yesterday. The best conditions are on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey and Manitou trails. The worst of the hard-packed spots have been patched up, so aside from bits of oak leaves, conditions are overall very good for skating and good for classic!

Today's Stone Turtle Cafe Lunch Special is the Gourmet Mac 'n Cheese bar!! Choose from a variety of toppings to create your own mac-sterpiece. Plus, stop by and demo the brand new 2020 Fischer 3D Speedmax Skate skis, with gliding sidewalls! Good luck to all Cote Dame racers today!

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