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Men's start at the Hanson Hills Classic / Michigan Cup Classic Championships

Men's start at the Hanson Hills Classic / Michigan Cup Classic Championships

RESULTS: Vanias and Lipp win snowy Cote Dame Marie
RESULTS: Vanias and Lipp win snowy Cote Dame Marie

RESULTS: Vanias and Lipp win snowy Cote Dame Marie

1/19/2020 - By Mike Muha

Well, that was one epic race for the books. Hardest conditions I've had in years, soft snow, falling snow then ice pellets then fog so thick I could see nothing...

Headquarters leads Brumbaugh Cup
Headquarters leads Brumbaugh Cup

Headquarters leads Brumbaugh Cup

1/17/2020 - By Mike Muha

After three races, the Cross Country Ski Headquarters has a big lead in the competition, with 184 points. Last year's Brumbaugh Cup winner, Team NordicSkiRacer, is far behind in second place with 389 points.

Rossignol to reduce carbon footprint by 30%, waste by 40%
Rossignol to reduce carbon footprint by 30%, waste by 40%

Rossignol to reduce carbon footprint by 30%, waste by 40%

1/17/2020 - By Groupe Rossignol

The Rossignol Group officially launches its RESPECT program, aiming in particular to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% by 2030 as well as to reduce its waste by 40% by 2025.

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Wax recommendations: Cote Dame Marie
Wax recommendations: Cote Dame Marie

Wax recommendations: Cote Dame Marie

1/17/2020 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Toko and now Rex wax recommendations for the this weekend's Michigan Cup race!

Former MI Cup skier Sarah Goble qualifies for U23 Worlds
Former MI Cup skier Sarah Goble qualifies for U23 Worlds

Former MI Cup skier Sarah Goble qualifies for U23 Worlds

1/16/2020 - By Mike Muha

Former Michigan Cup racer Sarah Goble has made the U23 (under 23) World Championship Team and will represent the United States at the U23 Cross-Country World Ski Championships on February 28 - March 8 in Oberwiesenthal, Germany.

RESULTS: Hanson and Ross win wet Frosty Freestyle!
RESULTS: Hanson and Ross win wet Frosty Freestyle!

RESULTS: Hanson and Ross win wet Frosty Freestyle!

1/12/2020 - By Mike Muha

It was wet, it was wild, and it was just an event. It was epic. It was a little slow out there. There was three inches of standing water in a lot of places. It kind of slowed down the race but we finished. It was good. It was amazing we held it.

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Wax recommendations for an EPIC race weekend!
Wax recommendations for an EPIC race weekend!

Wax recommendations for an EPIC race weekend!

1/9/2020 - By Mike Muha

This weekend's races are competing for the most challenging weather award! Huron Meadows expects to have a skiable trail regardless of the weather.

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club starts its third season
Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club starts its third season

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club starts its third season

1/9/2020 - By Doug Heady

Our goal is to give young skiers an opportunity to cross country ski with their peers, advance their skiing skills and have FUN. Skiers of all abilities are welcome to join and learn a sport they can enjoy for a lifetime.

Conversation with Valley Spur trail designer David Worel
Conversation with Valley Spur trail designer David Worel

Conversation with Valley Spur trail designer David Worel

1/4/2020 - By Larry Treul

This is from an ancient Friends of Valley Spur News (we're talking about 2001!) that I ran across, but I found Larry Treul's interview with David Worel interesting and thought I'd share

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Testing Toko Base Performance Liquid Paraffin in cold conditions
Testing Toko Base Performance Liquid Paraffin in cold conditions

Testing Toko Base Performance Liquid Paraffin in cold conditions

1/3/2020 - By Ian Harvey

It has been cold lately where I have been, so I have been testing cold waxes. The performance of Base Performance Liquid Paraffin has totally surprised me to the point where it is now my new favorite glide wax.

Michigan Tech Hosts U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships
Michigan Tech Hosts U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships

Michigan Tech Hosts U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships

1/2/2020 - By Michigan Tech

The competition begins today, Thursday (Jan. 2) with the Freestyle Sprint. This marks the fifth time Michigan Tech has hosted a U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships event.

VIDEO: Improve your Alternate V2 (aka Two Skate)!
VIDEO: Improve your Alternate V2 (aka Two Skate)!

VIDEO: Improve your Alternate V2 (aka Two Skate)!

12/27/2019 - By Andy Liebner

UPDATED! NEW VIDEO! Andy Liebner gives tips to improve your V2 (or two skates for every pole plant).

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UPCOMING

FRI, FEB 21, 2020

Kortelopet and Prince Haakon
Cable to Hayward, Wisconsin

SAT, FEB 22, 2020

NCAA Central Regional Championships - 5/10k Individual Freestyle
Al Quaal Recreation Area, Ishpeming, MI

American Birkebeiner
Cable to Hayward, Wisconsin

Boyne Vistas 10K Freestyle
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club
Huron Meadows Metropark, 8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI

Free Beginner Ski Lesson
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

SUN, FEB 23, 2020

NCAA Central Regional Championships - 15/20k Mass Start Classic
Al Quaal Recreation Area, Ishpeming, MI

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club
Huron Meadows Metropark, 8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI

28th Annual Junior Muffin Team Sprint Relay - Freestyle
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Vasa Domingos family-friendly group ski
Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City, MI

TUE, FEB 25, 2020

Tech Trails Citizen's Night Ski Race Series
Michigan Tech Trails, Houghton, MI

WED, FEB 26, 2020

Nordic Nights at Nubs Nob
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

FRI, FEB 28, 2020

Michigan High School Championships - Freestyle Sprint
Hickory Hills, Traverse City, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

FRI, FEB 21

: East Side trails are being groomed this morning. Larry groomed all the West Side trails yesterday. Sunny days and warming temps should make for a great ski weekend.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Great conditions are in store for skiers today. Groomer Mike is snowcombing the skate lanes, which are in excellent shape, as are the classic tracks. There are 7 to 9 inches of snow packed on the trails, and 10 to 16 inches in the woods. Wear your sunscreen today! All kids under the age of 19 are invited to the Junior Muffin Races this Sunday, Feb 23rd. Head to crosscountryski.com for details!

Huron Meadows Metropark: We will be hauling snow to Bucks Run this morning, focusing mainly on the connector trail. The trail should be ready for use around noon. Thank you!

THU, FEB 20

Pigeon Creek: You wouldn't think it is skiable but there is enough snow in the woods and the crew has been grooming the skate track nightly. Classic track is not good in places. It is a bit icy and rather fast. Any falls would be hard on the frozen ground. Deer are kicking leaves onto the trail in search of acorns. Skated the loops south of Stanton Rd yesterday and today. Tomorrow may well be the last day with warmer weather coming this weekend.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Classic tracks and skate lane are great in the woods. Still a little icy from building to woods. But great once you are out there.
Nice job guys.
And Thanks!!!

Shanty Creek - Schuss Mtn: My apologies for yesterday’s incorrect report; we shall improve with today’s being completely accurate! Brad the Groomer will smooth out all the nasty snowmobilers’ tracks, leaving smooth classic track set and perfect corduroy ridges for our skaters. Currently, our temperature hovers at 18°, with a light snow falling. We may see peeks of sunshine late this afternoon, when temps will climb to a balmy 20°...sounds like a perfect day of Nordic skiing at the SCR Nordic trails...

Hanson Hills: Fresh snow falling this morning. Wilderness received new tracks yesterday. Skate lanes are being combed this morning.

Lodge and Trails open at 9am

Black Mountain: Black Mountain received 6 inches of new snow on Tuesday and Groomers Bill and John rolled and then groomed the entire 30km race loop yesterday. The tracks are deep and firm and the skate deck has set up nicely. There is great opportunity for kilometer after kilometer of great skiing at the Mountain. The added bonus is sunshine in the forecast for the next 4 days as well.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The snow is ample, and today is sure to be another fantastic day for skiing at XC Ski HQ! Groomer Butch will snowcomb the skate lanes this morning. The classic tracks were reset yesterday, and are firm and in great shape. There are 7 to 9 inches of snow packed on the trails, and 10 to 16 inches in the woods. Mark your calendar for the Junior Muffin Race on Sunday, Feb 23rd - all skiers under age 19 are welcome, and costumes are encouraged. Ski your heart out, folks!

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