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Start of the Hanson Hills Classic, one of the few interval start races on the Michigan Cup race circuit. (Photo: Linda Allen)

Start of the Hanson Hills Classic, one of the few interval start races on the Michigan Cup race circuit. (Photo: Linda Allen)

Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic kick off Michigan Cup race series
Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic kick off Michigan Cup race series

Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic kick off Michigan Cup race series

1/7/2016 - By Mike Muha

It's Frosty Weekend Time! The Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic race will be held on man-made snow at Huron Meadows Metropark this Saturday and Sunday. We've been making snow furiously using our four snow guns.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters off to early lead in the Michigan Cup
Cross Country Ski Headquarters off to early lead in the Michigan Cup

Cross Country Ski Headquarters off to early lead in the Michigan Cup

1/6/2016 - By Ernie Burmbaugh

Results from the 6 Hour Michigan Cup Relay at Hanson Hills and the current Michigan Cup team standings.

Vasa Ski Club Sprint results: 1/5/2016
Vasa Ski Club Sprint results: 1/5/2016

Vasa Ski Club Sprint results: 1/5/2016

1/6/2016 - By Mark Esper

These are the results for the first of our Vasa Ski Club sprints at Timber Ridge for the season.

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Sophie Caldwell wins! Tour de Ski Classic Sprint
Sophie Caldwell wins! Tour de Ski Classic Sprint

Sophie Caldwell wins! Tour de Ski Classic Sprint

1/5/2016 - By USSA

VIDEO: Sophie Caldwell races to a landmark victory for the United States in the 2016 Tour de Ski Sprint competition in Oberstdorf, Germany. Caldwell is only the second US women to win an individual World Cup race.

Cheese and Crackers anyone? Six-Hour Michigan Cup Relay Race
Cheese and Crackers anyone? Six-Hour Michigan Cup Relay Race

Cheese and Crackers anyone? Six-Hour Michigan Cup Relay Race

1/3/2016 - By Mike Muha

It's 11:30am. I'm targeting any skier who looks like they might be getting ready for another leg of skiing. Every one of them sees right through me. It's all fun and games at the Six-Hour Michigan Cup Relay Race.

VIDEO: Tour de Ski Stage 1, Women's final sprint
VIDEO: Tour de Ski Stage 1, Women's final sprint

VIDEO: Tour de Ski Stage 1, Women's final sprint

1/3/2016 - By USSA Sports Network

The US Ski Team's Sophie Caldwell finishes 4th in the freestyle sprint, Stage 1 of the 2016 Tour de Ski.

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Nordic Ski Series resumes at Nub's Nob Jan. 6
Nordic Ski Series resumes at Nub's Nob Jan. 6

Nordic Ski Series resumes at Nub's Nob Jan. 6

1/3/2016 - By Ben Doornbos

Co-hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs and Nub's Nob, the series begins Wed, Jan 6 at 6 p.m. with a focus on classic skiing. The focus will alternate each week between classic and skate skiing and continue every Wed night through March 9, 2016.

Three US women in top 8 at Tour de Ski sprint
Three US women in top 8 at Tour de Ski sprint

Three US women in top 8 at Tour de Ski sprint

1/1/2016 - By Mike Muha

After finishing second in the freestyle sprint qualifier, Sophie Caldwell went on to finish fourth in Stage 1 of the Tour de Ski in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. Sadie Bjornsen and Jessie Diggins took 7th and 8th.

Get Waxing! Weekend wax recommendations
Get Waxing! Weekend wax recommendations

Get Waxing! Weekend wax recommendations

12/31/2015 - By Mike Muha

Fast Wax and Toko wax recommendations for the 6-hour Michigan Cup Team Relay race. Check back for updates from Solda and Swix.

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Below normal snow marks the end of 2015
Below normal snow marks the end of 2015

Below normal snow marks the end of 2015

12/31/2015 - By Mike Muha

You may think that we don't seem to have the deep snow we expect at the end of December...and you'd be right!

11 Best cross country ski moments of 2015
11 Best cross country ski moments of 2015

11 Best cross country ski moments of 2015

12/31/2015 - By USSA

Take a look back on a few of the top moments of 2015 that reflect on the successes of this past year and hopefully propel the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team to success in 2016!

UPDATED: Michigan Cup 6 Hour Team Time Trial a GO!
UPDATED: Michigan Cup 6 Hour Team Time Trial a GO!

UPDATED: Michigan Cup 6 Hour Team Time Trial a GO!

12/30/2015 - By Mike Muha

Justin Andre reports great skiing at Hanson Hills Recreation Area, with 7 inches of snow from the recent storm. Justin plans to hold the Michigan Cup 6 Hour Team Time Trial this Saturday as scheduled.

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UPCOMING

WED, FEB 20, 2019

Nordic Ski Nights
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

THU, FEB 21, 2019

Barnebirkie Youth Ski Tour
Hayward, Wisconson

Junior Birkie
Hayward, Wisconson

FRI, FEB 22, 2019

Adaptive Birkie
Wheeler Road to Hayward, Wisconson

Kortelopet Classic and Skate 29K
OO Trailhead to Downtown Hayward, Wisconson

Prince Haakon 15K
Mosquito Brook Road to Hayward, Wisconson

SAT, FEB 23, 2019

American Birkebeiner
Telmark to Hayward, Wisconson

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club skiing
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

Mason Tract Ski Tour (Michigan Backcountry Ski Series)
Chase Bridge Rd. Trailhead, Mason Tract Pathway, Roscommon, MI

Wild Woods Loppet
Wildwood Pathway, West parking lot, between Petoskey and Indian River on Wildwood Road

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

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

SUN, FEB 24, 2019

26th Annual Junior Muffin Team Sprint Relay - Freestyle
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

TUE, FEB 26, 2019

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

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

TUE, FEB 19

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The HQ trails remain in excellent condition, with wide corduroy skating lanes and deep set classic tracks. Groomer Mike will snow comb all the trails this morning. Snow depth in the woods is 24 to 27 inches, and packed on the trail about 13 to 15 inches. It's just heavenly out there!

Today’s Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe Lunch Special is the Gourmet Grilled Cheese Panini! Swiss, provolone, basil pesto, and sliced tomato grilled to perfection on herb focaccia bread. Served with Great Lakes Chips and a Pickle. Plus, race equipment closeouts have begun! Stop in to demo for free, or call 800-832-2663 to speak to a ski specialist and get fitted.

MON, FEB 18

Stinchfield Woods : Beautiful snow and enough to do all the big hills!

Big M: February 18, 2019 All trails were groomed on Monday, Feb. 18. The plan is to groom again tomorrow on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Good, fast conditions.
Dave B, our groomer, can be reached at 231 848-7047.
NOTE: please do not park in front of the gate. Also, if you hike or snowshoe the trails, please stay to the side and off the ski tracks. See skibigm.org

Pigeon Creek: Good conditions today. Glad we were able to hold on to the base. Skating was good but a little soft. Classic tracks were firm and fast. Hope it holds up through the week.

Kensington Metropark: Golf course is groomed for skate and classic. A bit soft, should firm up for Tuesday. Adequate snow coverage in the skate lane except for the area adjacent to the entrance road which has some thin but passable spots. Classic track looked good for 95% of the trail but does have a few other spots where they hit grass. Classic-only trails in the woods looked groomed but I did not ski them.

Shanty Creek - Schuss Mtn: All hail the SC grooming team. Hit the trails this morning to find virgin corduroy for skating and firm, deep tracks for classic. Pine Cone, Winterbrook and Poet's Loop were immaculately groomed. LF5 worked well for glide. Just awesome. Thanks

Vasa Trail: Great grooming, 19'F sun light and light lake effect snow; hats off to the Vasa community ! Chris Scholz

Huron Meadows Metropark: Skated Hawk Hills, Coyote and Bucks run. All are in good condition to skate for today and probably tomorrow.
The only place with classic tracks is bucks run. People are making their own tracks around lake and south of Hammel Road.
Get out before the next warm up!!!!

Ogemaw Hills Pathway: Beautiful.
Snow on the trees, nicely broke in trails, few oak leaves, sunny, 12+" of snow. Perfect for no-wax skis, waxed the old way. Polar on tips and tails, hard blue for kick, 20 degrees.

Milham Park Golf Course: Perimeter groomed for skating, thin but very nice, just a couple of spots showing a little dirt or ice. Classic track thin at best. Won't last long without more snow. Dave D

Milham Park Golf Course: Perimeter groomed for skating, thin but very nice, just a couple of spots showing a little dirt or ice. Classic track thin at best. Won't last long without more snow. Dave D

Milham Park Golf Course: Perimeter groomed for skating, thin but very nice, just a couple of spots showing a little dirt or ice. Classic track thin at best. Won't last long without more snow. Dave D

Forbush Corner: Another great day to be outside skiing. Hartwick Pines connectors just regroomed to take care of the snowmobile tracks. Classic tracks and the skate deck are in great shape all over the trail system. Badlands skate deck refreshed with the PBully since it is a favorite of skiers. Sales continue in the shop.

Hanson Hills: Technology is kicking my butt this weekend..

My previous links were to old results. Please try these. Thanks everyone.

Mens Classic Results: https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/225d1b4f-145b-46bc-a70f-2fb28b3f0cb7/downloads/Hanson%20Hills%20Classic%20Mens%20Results2.pdf

Womens Classic Results:
https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/225d1b4f-145b-46bc-a70f-2fb28b3f0cb7/downloads/Hanson%20Hills%20Classic%20Women%20Results2.pdf

Forbush Corner: Want to thank all the people that put on the Forbush Freestyle and Hanson Hills classic race. The courses were meticulously groomed and in spectacular condition. Saturday's race had arguably the best snow conditions we had all year and everyone was treated to sunshine and blue sky's. It felt like a spring day out on the patio deck, with good food and even better company. Hanson Hills classic race completed the perfecta with Perfect classic conditions. It was a great weekend of racing.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Beautiful ski in the heavy snowfall Sunday evening. Bucks was getting very slow but the real snow made it great...several people out enjoying a different experience this winter. His is the first time in a while we needed clear glasses or a visor to see. Used “A” skis with Rex Blue. There should be enough snow to groom the whole network at HM...should be a great week of skiing.

Hanson Hills: Groomer Jason will be out snow combing all skate lanes today. Firm Classic tracks are set on entire trail system. Lodge and Trails open at 9am.

Hanson Hills Classic:
REVISED RESULTS for Hanson Hills Classic. A huge thank you to Jay Hole, for helping clean up and adjust results. If you are owed a medal, please send your name and address to Director@hansonhills.org and it will be shipped this week.
A huge thank you to Michigan Cup and all of our great participants for you continued support.
Womens Results: https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/225d1b4f-145b-46bc-a70f-2fb28b3f0cb7/downloads/Hanson%20Hills%20Classic%20Women%20Results.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1dCjM5mgCZ8_kVGV-1XgE7U88ztSgxXRyu-RfBJf8i3iy-mojjsMHMWvk

Mens Results: https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/225d1b4f-145b-46bc-a70f-2fb28b3f0cb7/downloads/Hanson%20Hills%20Classic%20Mens%20Results.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3CqVptQQ4Twfo1dV92v4Al36_MagpaaffqmS11HpuJINrKWSKu9g541jQ

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: What a weekend! Excellent conditions remain on all trails at XC Ski HQ. Groomer Butch will snow comb the skating lanes and set tracks where needed this morning. Snow depth in the woods is 24 to 27 inches, and packed on the trail about 13 to 15 inches. Corduroy skating lanes are wide and perfectly packed, and classic tracks are deep and firm. With mostly sunny skies forecasted for today, it will be another beautiful day to XC ski or snowshoe. Come on out and enjoy it!

Today’s Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe the Gourmet Chili Bar! Chili, cornbread or bread bowl, plus tons of toppings. Plus, stop in to demo a pair of Fischer Speedmax Skate skis, now on super sale! The snow is perfect... time to ski!

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