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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).

Borah Teamwear offers Pole & Wax team incentive
Borah Teamwear offers Pole & Wax team incentive

Borah Teamwear offers Pole & Wax team incentive

8/10/2015 - By Ben Wizner

Borah Teamwear has aligned with BrikoMaplus Ski Wax and Exel Poles to offer an additional incentive for teams and clubs ordering custom nordic or alpine apparel this season.

Robert Lazzaroni named USSA Nordic Director
Robert Lazzaroni named USSA Nordic Director

Robert Lazzaroni named USSA Nordic Director

8/10/2015 - By USSA

Lazzaroni will administer domestic programs in partnership with USSA nordic clubs, including membership, club development, competition management, rankings, judges/officials education, etc., in cross country, ski jumping and nordic combined.

Vasa and TART trails a mess after storms
Vasa and TART trails a mess after storms

Vasa and TART trails a mess after storms

8/4/2015 - By TART

Heavy storm damage occurred yesterday across our local trail systems. Hundreds of trees are down blocking the trails causing them to be impassable.

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NMU gets Shane MacDowell as new assistant Nordic coach
NMU gets Shane MacDowell as new assistant Nordic coach

NMU gets Shane MacDowell as new assistant Nordic coach

8/4/2015 - By NMU

MacDowell joins NMU after being an assistant coach at Green Mountain Valley School for the past year where he helped design and write training plans along with running wax and ski testing and managing overall athlete performance.

It's off to Beijing for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games
It's off to Beijing for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games

It's off to Beijing for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games

7/31/2015 - By USSA

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has selected Beijing, China as the host city for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The venues for skiing and snowboarding are in an existing winter sports region, but have yet to be constructed.

Champ joins US Ski Team
Champ joins US Ski Team

Champ joins US Ski Team

7/9/2015 - By USSA

Champ will prepare for the PyeongChang Olympics in the upcoming seasons, watching and learning each sport. This summer, he’ll start by running behind roller skiing cross country skiers, biking behind the alpine athletes...

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Hart Montague Trail improvements this month
Hart Montague Trail improvements this month

Hart Montague Trail improvements this month

7/6/2015 - By MDNR

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced that segments of the 22.6 mile William Field Memorial Hart Montague Trail will be closed starting this month due to widening, resurfacing and improving bridge structures.

Ski Tour Canada added to 2016 World Cup
Ski Tour Canada added to 2016 World Cup

Ski Tour Canada added to 2016 World Cup

6/30/2015 - By Mike

First there was the Tour de Ski, now there's Ski Tour Canada, 8 races in 5 locations, over 12 days. These FIS Cross-Country World Cup races will run from March 1st through March 12, 2016.

It's official: Nordic Junior Worlds coming to Utah in 2017
It's official: Nordic Junior Worlds coming to Utah in 2017

It's official: Nordic Junior Worlds coming to Utah in 2017

6/25/2015 - By US Ski Team

The International Ski Federation (FIS) has awarded the 2017 FIS Nordic Junior World Championships and FIS U23 World Cross Country Championships to Utah’s Olympic venues in Park City and Midway.

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JOB OPENING: CXC Sport Development and Performance Director
JOB OPENING: CXC Sport Development and Performance Director

JOB OPENING: CXC Sport Development and Performance Director

6/23/2015 - By Yuriy Gusev

CXC Sport Development and Performance Director position will provide service and support through education, communication and leadership to coaches and clubs, while facilitating the success of CXC clubs as businesses and organizations.

Cross Country Ski Team names season goals
Cross Country Ski Team names season goals

Cross Country Ski Team names season goals

6/12/2015 - By US Ski Team

The U.S. Cross Country Ski Team took over the Craft Sportswear Instagram account and shared their goals for the upcoming season with the hashtag #myracestartshere. Read through to see a few of the athletes’ objectives.

Spice up Your Summer Training
Spice up Your Summer Training

Spice up Your Summer Training

6/11/2015 - By Concept2

Do you have a competitive streak? Or do you just want to make your workouts more interesting? We invite you to try the following challenges—some are geared for individuals and some for teams...

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UPCOMING

WED, FEB 21, 2018

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Skate

FRI, FEB 23, 2018

Kortelopet
OO Trailhead to Downtown Hayward, Wisconsin

SAT, FEB 24, 2018

American Birkebeiner
Cable to Hayward, Wisconson

Birkie Live Stream!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Mason Tract Ski Tour with the Michigan Backcountry Ski Series
Mason Tract Pathway, Roscommon Michigan, Chase Bridge Rd Trailhead

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

Michigan Backcountry Ski Series: Mason Track Out'n'Back
Chase Bridge Road Trail Head

Taste of Gate's
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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

SUN, FEB 25, 2018

2018 Pennsylvania Nordic Championships (Rescheduled from Feb 4)
Wilderness Lodge, Wattsburg, PA

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

More events...

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

WED, FEB 21

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: After considerable rain throughout the day yesterday, the temps finally cooled down last night. We received a dusting of snow overnight, and as of 7:00am it is 25F. Due to all the moisture on the trails, we will not be grooming today. In the best interest of preserving the snow, we ask that no one ski on the trails today while we let some of the water drain away. Only the practice area is open today for ski demos.

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Italian Stallion Panini! Ham, pepperoni, provolone, banana peppers, black olives, and marinara sauce on sliced Stone House Italian Bread. Served with Great Lakes Chips and a pickle!

Join us this weekend for a whole bunch of events!

Saturday, February 24th: Birkie Live Stream and Taste of Gates!
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 for lunch, 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.

Sunday, February 25th: The 25th Annual Junior Muffin Race!
Join us for the longest standing juniors race in Michigan! The Muffin Race celebrates the fun of youth skiing with a Junior Girls & Boys 8km Pursuit race. Skiers will classic ski the first half of the race then ski freestyle the second half of the race. Registration begins at 9am on Sunday, and we will shoot for a 10:30am start. This is a Michigan Cup Junior Race. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in the girls and boys races, and awards will also be given for best costumes! There will also be a “Mini Muffin” Race at approximately 11:30. ALL AGES of kids are welcome for the Mini Muffin Race, and entry is free. Each Mini Muffin racer receives a medal!

TUE, FEB 20

Stokely Creek: Our trails continue to be great and we keep crossing our fingers that the warm evening tonight does not produce much but drizzle.. Someone stopped at the office yesterday and said." the grooming is superb !." So if you are looking for snow on the trails and great skiing please come on up. We have gotten several reservation in the last day for this week. The snow is still deep at Stokely and the base continues to grow. Snow in the forecast for Friday with several inches predicted.
Our 100 km of trails just off Lake Superior are holding very well.

Boyne Mountain: The trails are closed today due to weather, but the shop is open and having a 30% off sale!
On EVERYTHING!!!
We also have a few sets of brand new skis from 2014-2015 at 50% off and plenty of new models from this year at 30% off. Hats, gloves, coats, pants, socks, base-layers and more!
Get in here for great deals on all of our gear while you can!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The earlier part of the day yesterday was great for skiing, and conditions were enjoyed by quite a few skiers before the rain set in in the afternoon. It has been raining steadily all night and looks to continue throughout the day today. Because of this, and in order to preserve as much of the snow as we can, the trails will be closed today. Only the practice area is open today for ski demos.

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Italian Stallion Panini! Ham, pepperoni, provolone, banana peppers, black olives, and marinara sauce on sliced Stone House Italian Bread. Served with Great Lakes Chips and a pickle. Stop in for some shopping! We have great sales on skate and classic ski packages, plus winter clothing and accessories.

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