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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).

NMU adds Zak Ketterson to roster
NMU adds Zak Ketterson to roster

NMU adds Zak Ketterson to roster

11/25/2015 - By Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan head Nordic skiing coach Sten Fjeldheim announced the signing of Zak Ketterson to a National Letter of Intent Wednesday.

Broad jumping on skis to improve double pole
Broad jumping on skis to improve double pole

Broad jumping on skis to improve double pole

11/24/2015 - By Bryan Fish

U.S. Ski Team coach Bryan Fish shows a double pole drill that uses the broad jump to teach the rhythm and timing of the double pole. Do this drill on rollerskis on soft grass to get the feel without worrying about falling.

Jessie Diggins: A second win in as many days
Jessie Diggins: A second win in as many days

Jessie Diggins: A second win in as many days

11/23/2015 - By USSA

On a cold day in Sweden, Jessie Diggins secured another win this Sunday in Gaellivare during a 10km freestyle FIS race, with Petra Novakova of the Czech Republic following closely behind to claim second and Caitlin Gregg third.

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Diggins wins 1.2k classic in Gaellivare
Diggins wins 1.2k classic in Gaellivare

Diggins wins 1.2k classic in Gaellivare

11/22/2015 - By USSA

Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) raced her way to a win in a 1.2k classic sprint race Saturday while Sophie Caldwell (Peru, VT) took second on the tough tracks of Hellner Stadium in Gaellivare.

Supple ankles for double poling
Supple ankles for double poling

Supple ankles for double poling

11/19/2015 - By Jason Cork, USSA

Have back pain from doublepoling? Jason Cork explains he importance of keeping ankles supple for efficient movement and to avoid chronic back pain.

USADA launches high-risk supplement education app
USADA launches high-risk supplement education app

USADA launches high-risk supplement education app

11/17/2015 - By USADA

The USADA High-Risk List is now available via a mobile application launching today in both the Google Play and Apple App Store.

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NBC to cover Nordic ski events
NBC to cover Nordic ski events

NBC to cover Nordic ski events

11/16/2015 - By Mike Muha

NBC Sports Group will televise a significant calendar of World Cup cross country, ski jumping, Nordic combined races this winter, as well as alpine, snowboard, and other winter races.

Strength and conditioning with minimal equipment
Strength and conditioning with minimal equipment

Strength and conditioning with minimal equipment

11/16/2015 - By Mike Muha

Mike Bond from the USSA Center of Excellence presents a great progression of strength and conditioning exercises well suited for traveling on the road or doing at home with little or no equipment. No need for a gym pass!

Getting to know the Toko All Stars: Noah Hoffman 
Getting to know the Toko All Stars: Noah Hoffman 

Getting to know the Toko All Stars: Noah Hoffman 

11/16/2015 - By Toko

My skiing role model when I was a junior was U.S. Ski Team athlete Kris Freeman. Kris was the best distance skier in the U.S. and his success showed me that it was possible for an American...to be in the top-5 in the world.

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Twenty races on Michigan Cup calendar for 2015-2016
Twenty races on Michigan Cup calendar for 2015-2016

Twenty races on Michigan Cup calendar for 2015-2016

11/14/2015 - By Mike Muha

Twenty races make up the Michigan Cup Cross Country Ski Racing Series for the 2015-2016 season. Races may be added, moved, or cancelled. Check the Michigan Cup Calendar periodically for the most recent updates.

Hard Goods Review for 2016 – Have More Fun with the Right Equipment!
Hard Goods Review for 2016 – Have More Fun with the Right Equipment!

Hard Goods Review for 2016 – Have More Fun with the Right Equipment!

11/13/2015 - By Mariah Frye Colie

After extensive research, gathering feedback from customers, and lots of on-snow testing, here are some of our top picks for hard goods this season. And whether you’re a racer or a novice, it’s all aimed at enabling you to have MORE FUN on the snow!

First Look - Toko T18 Digital Wax Iron
First Look - Toko T18 Digital Wax Iron

First Look - Toko T18 Digital Wax Iron

11/12/2015 - By Mark Waechter

The new T-18 is a step up in performance and price from the Toko T-14 digital iron that has been very popular the past few years. The new T-18 is clearly a different design and fabrication entirely.

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UPCOMING

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

SAT, MAR 3, 2018

Michigan Backcountry Ski Series: Jordan Jam
Jordan River Pathway between East Jordan and Kalkaska

Black Mountain 31K Classic and 10km Tour
Bluffs on Black Lake, 10905 Doriva Beach Rd., Cheboygan, MI 4972

Ribs & Blues
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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

SUN, MAR 4, 2018

Black Mountain 10km Freestyle
Bluffs on Black Lake, 10905 Doriva Beach Rd., Cheboygan, MI 4972

Gourmet Chili Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SAT, FEB 24

Crystal Mountain: So I went out and groomed all the skating lanes and they turned out good-considering. We closed Loons from Pt. #3 to Pt. #3 1/2 due to ice and bare spots. We plan on re-routing that section next year to eliminate that problem. There are more icy spots than there were two days ago but you can ski around them.

Boyne Mountain: We were able to set fresh tracks yesterday afternoon on all of our lower trails. They firmed up nicely overnight and should be pretty fast today until mid afternoon or so. Trails overall will be firm with icy sections, softening as the day goes on. Look out for thin and bare patches. Vistas and Deer Run remain closed.

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The temps stayed cold yesterday and last night. Tractor Mike spent the day yesterday tilling up the ice with the pre-seeder, adding snow where needed, and finally grooming the John Deere Loop. Conditions will be good for skating today. Classic skiing should be fair to good, but we were unable to set classic tracks due to the crustiness of the snow. Plan on 2.5km of full coverage of a mixture of snow, crusty snow, and one or two slightly slick spots on the trail today.

Join us today for Birkie Live Stream and Taste of Gates Lunch Special! Starting at 9:30am this morning, watch “the Greatest Show on Snow” – the North American Birkebiener, live in Cable, Wisconsin! This famous ski race draws just as many fans as participants – well over 10,000. Join in the excitement by watching the live stream in the HQ Day Lodge! Then head out for a ski on the John Deere Trail, and come back in for lunch to experience the fantastic flavors of Gate’s AuSable Lodge, right here at Cross Country Ski Headquarters! Gate’s Lodge Head Chef, Matt Haley, will cook up a hearty winter feast you’ll never forget. Join us for this very special culinary experience, which showcases one of Northern Michigan’s best dining experiences. *Beverages not included.

Crystal Mountain: I'm heading out to scratch up the trails. We didn't go out yesterday but Thursday I groomed all the skating lanes (NO Trackset) and they turned out pretty decent. There are a few bare spots on Loons and Willies way and it was pretty icy where Eagles and Does come out of the woods other than that there was a lot of coverage. Under the pine trees on Aspen and Stride right there is a lot of trail trash. Otter is closed. Could be the last day. If you come out, look for Steve the Stork. He flew over to Jacks Rabbit and landed in a tree.

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