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Marvin Stevenson (oldest skier at the Hanson Hills Classic at 80+) stands next to daughter Gwenn and teammate Rick Neier at the end of the race. Says Gwenn, Sunny races today with my dad at the finish line, it's the longest race he did this season. Rick, our valued team member, skied back out after his race was over to see that my dad was ok, and to ski the race in with him for several K's!

Marvin Stevenson (oldest skier at the Hanson Hills Classic at 80+) stands next to daughter Gwenn and teammate Rick Neier at the end of the race. Says Gwenn, Sunny races today with my dad at the finish line, it's the longest race he did this season. Rick, our valued team member, skied back out after his race was over to see that my dad was ok, and to ski the race in with him for several K's!

Wax recommendations for the Vasa!
Wax recommendations for the Vasa!

Wax recommendations for the Vasa!

2/10/2017 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for upcoming Vasa races!

Last year for Wabos Loppet!
Last year for Wabos Loppet!

Last year for Wabos Loppet!

2/10/2017 - By Susan Byker

Stokely Creek is announcing that this is the last year for the Wabos Loppet. If you have never done the Loppet or want to do it one last time this is the last year to do it.

Fischer announces TURNAMIC soles and bindings for 2017-18
Fischer announces TURNAMIC soles and bindings for 2017-18

Fischer announces TURNAMIC soles and bindings for 2017-18

2/8/2017 - By Fischer Sports

VIDEO. Sliding the system forward provides more grip, while sliding it back will noticeably improve glide. From the novice to the World Cup skier - everyone benefits.

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Identify and work on your weaknesses
Identify and work on your weaknesses

Identify and work on your weaknesses

2/8/2017 - By Ian Harvey

It does not yield much good to focus on strengthening our strengths (training what we are already good at), but rather trying to identify our weaknesses and then turning them into strengths.

Should I use stiff skis or soft skis in soft snow conditions? Yes!
Should I use stiff skis or soft skis in soft snow conditions? Yes!

Should I use stiff skis or soft skis in soft snow conditions? Yes!

2/7/2017 - By Toko

The snow is soft. Should you use stiff skis or soft skis? It depends on temperature and moisture content!

King Vasa Speaks!
King Vasa Speaks!

King Vasa Speaks!

2/7/2017 - By Mike Haley

It is time for the current, definitive authority on all things Vasa - what it is and what it will be: KING VASA SPEAKS (KVS). Pretentious and grandiose, yes, but oh so informative...

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PHOTOS: 2016 White Pine Stampede (blast from the past)
PHOTOS: 2016 White Pine Stampede (blast from the past)

PHOTOS: 2016 White Pine Stampede (blast from the past)

2/6/2017 - By White Pine Stampede

Never before seen photos recently uncovered from the deep archives of the White Pine Stampede of last year's 2016 White Pine Stampede!

PHOTOS: 2017 White Pine Stampede
PHOTOS: 2017 White Pine Stampede

PHOTOS: 2017 White Pine Stampede

2/5/2017 - By White Pine Stampede

250 photos by the crack White Pine photography team of Beth McKaig, Alyse Tarbutton, Melissa Kowalski, and Stacey Hicks.

RESULTS: Woodbeck and Fry-Colie take White Pine Stampede
RESULTS: Woodbeck and Fry-Colie take White Pine Stampede

RESULTS: Woodbeck and Fry-Colie take White Pine Stampede

2/5/2017 - By Mike Muha

The 20km race course had some of the best grooming ever: Firm deep tracks, firm skate lane with a softer cover, fast but controllable downhills. The course couldn't have been any better.

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Waxing Recommendations: White Pine Stampede and PA Nordic Championships
Waxing Recommendations: White Pine Stampede and PA Nordic Championships

Waxing Recommendations: White Pine Stampede and PA Nordic Championships

2/3/2017 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED WITH SOLDA! Latest waxing recommendations for the White Pine Stampede and PA Nordic Championships.

White Pine Stampede: Classic skiers go first!
White Pine Stampede: Classic skiers go first!

White Pine Stampede: Classic skiers go first!

2/2/2017 - By ‎Stacey Titus Hicks

We are anticipating a large field for the 20K race this weekend since we had to cancel the 50K event. To alleviate the congestion on the course, the committee has decided to stagger the start times for the 20K.

Cross country skiers can gather each Wed at Nubs Nob!
Cross country skiers can gather each Wed at Nubs Nob!

Cross country skiers can gather each Wed at Nubs Nob!

1/31/2017 - By Jim Harrington

Cross country skiers can gather each week at Nub’s Nob for a new Nordic series created with fun, community, and skill building in mind. Happening every Wednesday night, this soon-to-be midweek staple offers a great reason to get out of the house.

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UPCOMING

WED, MAR 1, 2017

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

SAT, MAR 4, 2017

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

Ski the Beer Trail! – Sponsored by Paddle Hard Brewing
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Gourmet Chili Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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

SUN, MAR 5, 2017

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

Gourmet Chili Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

MON, MAR 6, 2017

Junior Nationals - Interval Start Freestyle (10km & 5km)
Lake Placid, NY

WED, MAR 8, 2017

Junior Nationals - Classic Sprints
Lake Placid, NY

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

More events...

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TRAINING LOG

SUN, AUG 7: Road Bike, 4:40, Pace

SAT, AUG 6: Road Bike, 2:13, L1 LSD

TUE, AUG 2: Road Bike, 1:44, Race

SUN, JUL 31: Mountain Bike, 2:03, Mellow ride

SAT, JUL 30: SUP, :15, Race

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

WED, MAR 1

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We are holding onto the snow as best we can with the wet weather. Fortunately, we are supposed to start receiving snow around noon today, and are forecast to receive up to 6 inches based on the Winter Weather Advisory in our area. It will also get cold following today’s snow, which will help refreeze some of the wetness on the trails. Since it is supposed to be damp this morning leading up to the snow, we ask that you only ski on the Blizzard trail and practice area today. Despite a few bare spots, there are still some great stretches of snow, and skiing is always better than not skiing!

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge lunch special is the Greek Turkey Sandwich! Oven roasted turkey breast, feta cheese, hummus, olives, banana peppers, tomatoes and spinach, all grilled to perfection on Stone House Sourdough bread. Served as always with Great Lakes Chips and a dill pickle spear! Meanwhile, the February Sale has transitioned into the March Madness Sale! Shop 40-50% off most soft goods, including jackets, layering tops, sweaters, and more. Plus a huge sale on cross country skis and boots, including Salomon S-Lab Classic skis for $299, Fischer Speedmax skate and classic skis for $499, Rossignol Xium WCS skate skis for $427, and Fischer RCS Skate skis for $399. C'mon snow!

-Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Fran, Erin, Ryan, Matt, Michelle, George, Lexi, Dana, Gage, Grant, Heidi, Jim, James, Jose, and the Crew

TUE, FEB 28

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Our base is still holding up remarkably well with only a few bare spots, but with rain in the forecast today, for the sake of preservation, all trails will be closed for skiing today except for the Blizzard Park. The good news is that AFTER this rain, we have three to five inches of SNOW forecasted for tomorrow. Typically, when snow follows rain, we have to let the base and ground have time to re-freeze , and so we expect to keep the trails closed tomorrow (Wednesday) and then plan to be back out skiing again on Thursday on fresh new snow! We will keep you posted.

A bad day for skiing can be a great day for shopping! The February Sale is in full force with 40-50% off most soft goods, plus a huge sale on cross country skis and boots, including Fischer Speedmax Skate and Classic skis for $499, Rossignol Xium WCS Skate skis for $427, Fischer RCS Skate skis for $399, and Salomon S-Lab Classic Cold skis for $299.

Do your snow dance!

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