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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!

DNR open house: Leelanau State Park winter sports trail, Oct 15
DNR open house: Leelanau State Park winter sports trail, Oct 15

DNR open house: Leelanau State Park winter sports trail, Oct 15

10/9/2018 - By DNR

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on a winter sports trail that opened at Leelanau State Park in Leelanau County last winter.

Learn to put on a ski race, Nov 18-19
Learn to put on a ski race, Nov 18-19

Learn to put on a ski race, Nov 18-19

10/8/2018 - By USSA

USSA/FIS is offering a training seminar for individuals interested in putting on (competition committee/organizing committee work) or officiating (technical delegate/jury work) competitive cross country ski races.

Yellowstone Ski Festival starts Nov 20
Yellowstone Ski Festival starts Nov 20

Yellowstone Ski Festival starts Nov 20

10/7/2018 - By Yellowstone Ski Festival

Not only will you get great instruction and a fitness bump for skiing 1, 2, 3 or 5 days, but you'll be immersed in a touchstone event for the cross country ski culture, with on snow demos, an indoor expo and lectures in the evening.

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Rollerski Time Trial at Maybury State Park, Oct 27
Rollerski Time Trial at Maybury State Park, Oct 27

Rollerski Time Trial at Maybury State Park, Oct 27

10/5/2018 - By Andy Liebner

Andy Liebner will host and time a FREE 10K Rollerski Time Trial at Maybury State Park in Northville, MI on Saturday, October 27th.

Help support Adaptive Nordic Sports
Help support Adaptive Nordic Sports

Help support Adaptive Nordic Sports

10/4/2018 - By CXC Skiing

We're offering our 5th Annual Bike Drawing to support adaptive nordic sports, to provide opportunities for cross country skiers through organized outreach, as well as providing access to sit-skis.

Minneapolis to host FIS Cross Country World Cup in 2020
Minneapolis to host FIS Cross Country World Cup in 2020

Minneapolis to host FIS Cross Country World Cup in 2020

9/28/2018 - By USSA

The International Ski Federation (FIS) today officially confirmed that Minnesota will host a World Cup cross-country ski event in Minneapolis in March 2020.

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"World Class" a thrilling book!

9/28/2018 - By Ernie Brumbaugh

World Class is a new book about the rise of the US Women's Ski Team to world-class status. Peggy Shinn has written a thrilling account of the origins of cross country skiing in in the US in general and the US Women's Cross Country Ski Team in particular.

New Toko Gloves available now!
New Toko Gloves available now!

New Toko Gloves available now!

9/11/2018 - By Toko

Toko has been hard at work developing new exciting products for you. Here are some of the newest and most exciting products in the glove category.

Michigan Cup Committee holds line on women's scoring
Michigan Cup Committee holds line on women's scoring

Michigan Cup Committee holds line on women's scoring

9/10/2018 - By Mike Muha

The annual Michigan Cup Committee meeting started with a bang this year, when the Vasa Ski Club proposed that men and women be scored the same on the Michigan Cup circuit.

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L.L.Bean and Swix partner with U.S. Cross Country Ski Team
L.L.Bean and Swix partner with U.S. Cross Country Ski Team

L.L.Bean and Swix partner with U.S. Cross Country Ski Team

9/6/2018 - By US Ski Team

L.L.Bean will provide insulated outerwear and rainwear, as well as casual wear and hats. Swix will develop customized World Cup and World Championship race suits and performance jackets and pants. Both companies will provide summer training products.

Forbush Corner Fall Work Weekends!
Forbush Corner Fall Work Weekends!

Forbush Corner Fall Work Weekends!

9/5/2018 - By Forbush Corner

We are planning 2 Fall Work Weekends this year. The 1st weekend is scheduled for September 29 and 30. The 2nd weekend will be in October at a TBD date (most likely Oct. 20 and 21). The main focus will be pruning and clearing debris from the trails.

CXC offers on-snow ski camp at Yellowstone Ski Festival
CXC offers on-snow ski camp at Yellowstone Ski Festival

CXC offers on-snow ski camp at Yellowstone Ski Festival

8/21/2018 - By CXC Skiing

Athletes and coaches are invited to take part in the CXC Nordic On-Snow Ski Camp and Festival in West Yellowstone to kickoff the season.

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UPCOMING

TUE, JAN 15, 2019

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

Tech Trails Citizen’s Night Race Series
Michigan Tech Trails, Houghton, MI

FRI, JAN 18, 2019

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

SAT, JAN 19, 2019

Gitchi Gami Games - Classic Sprint
Birkie Trailhead, Cable, WI

Cote Dame Marie Ski Loppet
Hanson Hills Recreation Area, Grayling, MI

Stretch and Slide: A Yoga-Ski Retreat!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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

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

Northbound Outfitters Kids Race
Northbound Outfitters, corner of M-72 and Old Lake Rd., Grayling, MI

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

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

TUE, JAN 15

Valley Spur: A great base with very good classic tracks. Skate deck is flat with solid pole plants, with a good edge. So as good as it gets. Classic tracks in great shape with some fresh flurries overnight. System is 100% open. Looks good for the next seven days with some fresh snow in the forecast.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Classic tracks are firm and fast from building throughout the whole trail.
Skate deck looked great too.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Conditions on the Rolling Hills, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, Trapper’s Cabin, and Manitou trails remain in good shape. Groomer Mike will snow comb the skate lanes on all trails at daybreak today. Aside from the oak leaves down on the trail, and some of the busier parts becoming hard-packed, conditions are still good for classic and very good for skating. Snow is in the forecast for tonight - do your snow dance!! *Please note that we will be spreading snow on the Trapper’s Cabin trail today, so watch out for tractors and large chunks of snow on the Trappers Cabin trail for the next couple of days!

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe Lunch Special is the Pesto Grilled Cheese Panini! Swiss, provolone, basil pesto, sliced tomato, and red onion – all grilled to perfection on herbed focaccia bread. Served with Great Lakes Kettle Chips and a dill pickle spear! Great job to all the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic participants! Let it snow!!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Bucks Run has been tilled and groomed this morning and is available for use. Tomorrow we are planning on hauling snow to the back loop. This should not impact the availability of the existing trail. Thank you.

MON, JAN 14

Stokely Creek: What a beautiful 4 days of skiing with a lot of Vasa teammates at this beautiful facility. Gaylen and his staff had all the trails perfectly groomed and the weather, all though a bit cold, had mountain blue sky's with no wind. Whether you skied, snowshoed, or just hung out at the lodge there is no Nordic center in North America that offers such first class, dinning, grooming, and hospitality as Stokely. It has a European flavor and if you like snow shoeing it has world class trails, designed by Bob Yankus, with the epic journey to Kings Mountain Hut. On Sunday Stokely hosted the Chocolate (might have the name wrong) snow shoe hike that drew hundreds of people. It was a fund raiser for hospice and they had a record amount over the previous year. Thanks to all the great TC people that made this weekend so special.

: Was nice just to go across the street to Rotary Park to ski again today. Found some tracks made by a fellow skier too! Some good classic ski tracks in the park now!
Rotary Park
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Black Mountain: Groomed trails are holding up very well. Conditions should remain throughout the week and weekend, although dress very warm on the weekend, as temperatures are predicted in the single digits. Much of the system is groomed for both classic and skating. Skate skiing is very fast as the base is solid. Groomed trails can be reached from three trailheads: Twin Lakes, Bluffs and County Line. The northern trailhead off County Road 486 is available too, however skiing is on non-groomed trails for a few links until skiers can hook up with the groomed part of the system. Skiers have been skiing classic on all parts of the system. Come out an ski Black Mountain!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Currently some of the best classic and skating conditions of the season on bucks run.

Vasa Trail: What a beautiful day on the Vasa - the snow is fast and the skiing effortless. Definitely a V2 kind of day. Skate lane is awesome and classic tracks are in good shape.

Stokely Creek: We went from a cold but sunny day yesterday to a cloudy and little warmer today around 29 degrees. Groomers are out today to freshen up the trails. It is misty with snow in the forecast for this evening. Our base is solid.

Hanson Hills: Trails are looking good. Groomer Jason will be out this morning combing skate lanes.

Conditions are looking good for this weekends Cote Dame Marie.

Lodge and Trails will open at 9am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: It was fabulous to see so many people skiing up north this weekend! Conditions remain in good to very good shape, with the best skiing to be found on the Rolling Hills, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, Trapper's Cabin, and Manitou trails. Groomer Mike will snow comb the skate lanes on all trails at daybreak today, and classic tracks remain from late last week. There are some oak leaves down along some parts of the trail, and the busier sections along with some spots under the big trees are becoming more hard-packed. Overall, overall conditions are still good for classic and very good for skating. *Please note that we will be commencing snow spreading on the Trapper's Cabin trail today, so watch out for tractors and large chunks of snow on the Trappers Cabin trail for the next couple of days!

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe Lunch Special is the Pesto Grilled Cheese Panini. Swiss, provolone, basil pesto, sliced tomato, and red onion - all grilled to perfection on herbed focaccia bread. Served with Great Lakes Kettle Chips and a dill pickle spear! PS - if you're ready for some real fun in the tracks, check out the Fischer Twin Skin Carbon classic skis! On sale now, give us a call or stop by and demo a pair for free. Find some snow today!

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