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Abby Olson (24) on her way to third-place overall in the Frosty Freestyle 5K (Photo: Greg Sadler Photography. More photos at http://www.backprint.com/gregsadlerphotography)

Abby Olson (24) on her way to third-place overall in the Frosty Freestyle 5K (Photo: Greg Sadler Photography. More photos at http://www.backprint.com/gregsadlerphotography)

Jessie Diggins lone top 20 for US in Ostersund freestyle
Jessie Diggins lone top 20 for US in Ostersund freestyle

Jessie Diggins lone top 20 for US in Ostersund freestyle

2/16/2015 - By USSA

Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. with a 17th place finish in the Ostersund 10K Freestyle World Cup, the lone top-twenty result today for the U.S.

Simi Hamilton takes 11th in Ostersund sprint
Simi Hamilton takes 11th in Ostersund sprint

Simi Hamilton takes 11th in Ostersund sprint

2/16/2015 - By USSA

After the US qualified four skiers for the sprint rounds, Simi Hamilton led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team at the Ostersund World Cup Classic Sprint event, finishing 11th.

Gran Travers: Yankus and Davis win, but Goodman saves his day!
Gran Travers: Yankus and Davis win, but Goodman saves his day!

Gran Travers: Yankus and Davis win, but Goodman saves his day!

2/15/2015 - By Mike Muha

Maybe the wind wasn't as bad as yesterday's North American Vasa, but the temperature was 20 degrees colder at the start of today's Gran Travers. At least kick waxing was easy...

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RESULTS: Vanias and Patterson win 50K North American Vasa
RESULTS: Vanias and Patterson win 50K North American Vasa

RESULTS: Vanias and Patterson win 50K North American Vasa

2/14/2015 - By Mike Muha

Both Alex Vanias and Kaitlyn Patterson added to their Michigan Cup victories today by winning the 50K Vasa. Milan Baic and Eric O'Hearn took the top spots in the 27K.

Mitch Delong and Sarah Goble MI State High School Pursuit Champs
Mitch Delong and Sarah Goble MI State High School Pursuit Champs

Mitch Delong and Sarah Goble MI State High School Pursuit Champs

2/14/2015 - By Mike Muha

The Michigan High School Championships Pursuit race was held on the Michigan Tech Trails in Houghton Michigan on Friday, February 13. It was not an unlucky day for Mitch Delong and Sarah Goble, however. Both topped the pursuit podium.

Cold could impact Vasa races
Cold could impact Vasa races

Cold could impact Vasa races

2/13/2015 - By Vasa

Our current plan is to run all events as scheduled on Saturday. That will change only if conditions deteriorate beyond what is forecasted. The start of the Sunday's races could be delayed...or cancelled.

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Wax recommendations for the this weekend's (BRRRR!) races
Wax recommendations for the this weekend's (BRRRR!) races

Wax recommendations for the this weekend's (BRRRR!) races

2/12/2015 - By Mike Muha

UPDATE 2: Wax recommendations (Fast Wax, Toko, SOLDA and Swix) for this weekend's Michigan Cup cross country ski races: Vasa, Gran Travers, Michigan High School Championships

Vasa Tuesday Sprint results: Feb 10
Vasa Tuesday Sprint results: Feb 10

Vasa Tuesday Sprint results: Feb 10

2/12/2015 - By Mark Esper

Results from the Vasa Ski Club Tuesday Night 4k Freestyle Sprints on February 10, 2015, 2015 at Hickory Hills.

Ben Saxton added to World Championship Team
Ben Saxton added to World Championship Team

Ben Saxton added to World Championship Team

2/11/2015 - By USSA

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced the addition of Ben Saxton (Lakeville, MN) to the Falun World Championships roster. Saxton will join the 16 skiers already named on January 26.

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Toko HF Black for wet, dirty snow
Toko HF Black for wet, dirty snow

Toko HF Black for wet, dirty snow

2/11/2015 - By Toko

Toko HF Black is most effective in snow that contains both free moisture and dirt. It can be used straight or mixed with another wax such as HF Yellow depending on conditions.

754 PHOTOS: 2015 Forbush Freestyle
754 PHOTOS: 2015 Forbush Freestyle

754 PHOTOS: 2015 Forbush Freestyle

2/10/2015 - By Mario Kennedy

Mario Kennedy dopped off 754 photos from the 2015 Forbush Freestyle at Forbush Corners in Frederic, Michigan.

Vasa Pasta pre-race dinner fundrasier for high school teams
Vasa Pasta pre-race dinner fundrasier for high school teams

Vasa Pasta pre-race dinner fundrasier for high school teams

2/10/2015 - By Anne Lipp

Traverse City Central and West Nordic Ski Teams will be hosting a Vasa Pasta pre-race dinner on Friday February 13, 2015 from 5-8pm at Timber Ridge Resort located at 4050 Hammond Rd E. The dinner will be held in Timber Ridge’s banquet facility adjacent to

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UPCOMING

SAT, JAN 20, 2018

Gitchi Gami Games (Junior National Qualifier)
American Birkebeiner Trailhead, Cable, WI

UPDATED! Cote Dame Marie Ski Loppet
Forbush Corner, Frederic, MI

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

Fire Grilled Pizzas on the Sun Deck
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Northbound Outfitters Kids Race
Northbound Outfitters, Grayling,MI

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

SUN, JAN 21, 2018

Gitchi Gami Games (Junior National Qualifier) - Day 2
American Birkebeiner Trailhead, Cable, WI

Michigan Backcountry Ski Series: Stinchfield Loppet
Stinchfield Woods between Dexter and Pinckney

Paella on the Sun Deck
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

TUE, JAN 23, 2018

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

Vasa Ski Club Tuesday Night Sprints - Freestyle
Hickory Hills, Traverse City, MI

Team NordicSkiRacer Tuesday Night Sprints
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

WED, JAN 24, 2018

"Cold is Cool": Fourth and Fifth Graders Ski Free!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Skate

FRI, JAN 26, 2018

Junior Noque
Forestville Trailhead, Marquette, MI

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

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

FRI, JAN 19

Stokely Creek: All our trails are groomed and in great shape with a solid base of 10 inches and more in some areas. Today will be a little above freezing but a great day for skiing. Our guests have been enjoying skiing on the lakes. Go to our Face Book page to see photos of lake skiing. Lots of snow in the forecast for next week.

THU, JAN 18

Black Mountain: Three to four inches of new snow earlier in the week has made for good skiing out at Black Mountain. Parts of the system have been rolled - not enough snow to lay track, but there are a few inches that most classic skiers have laid a good base of track down with. Temperatures are predicted to reach above freezing this weekend, so watch the weather and the best skiing may be in the morning, late afternoon or evening. The temperatures are expected to decline next week, so trails should remain in present condition. Leaf litter is on the decline, most parts of the system have little leaf litter currently. The ski season continues out at Black Mountain!

Independance Oaks: Good packed conditions with reasonable coverage. Use your A skis with caution.

Valley Spur: Great conditions with fresh snow and grooming every day this past week. All the grooming has firmed up the skate deck and classic tracks are in Excellent shape. Skiing will be very good through the weekend.

Kensington Metropark: Golf course was groomed yesterday or early today. Wind blown in spots, but pretty skiable. Several areas with gravel, one place could not be gone around. For some reason, my skis were really slow along the freeway, otherwise not bad. I used my rock skis. Later I tried the religious area, I double poled mostly, towards the Goose Sect, and then to other sects. No grooming there, pretty skied in, with the occasional horse and walkers.
A bit confusing, the parking lot is closed and says it is closed until spring. Had to find another way to the trail.

Crystal Mountain: I groomed everything today. Track set is still shallow but skiable. We won't be grooming tomorrow. Get out and ski before the warm-up.

Huron Meadows Metropark: They added snow and groomed buck's run today. Trail is in great shape for classic and skate right today.

Vasa Trail: Very grateful for the TART groomers, our wonder-ful Vasa trail, and my long-time ski buddy, Kathy Cook-Dowd, who waited for me as we skied the 27k loop counterclockwise today. Not that much snow in the woods, but deep tracks on the 25k loop, shallow on the 10k, as usual. The trail is in great condition, as we head into a warm-up & possible rain, ugh! It was above freezing when we finished, but not too sunny, which was perfect for Kathy's kick wax & my Twin Skins. I always enjoy skiing in reverse since lots of fun downhills, including The Wall, yee-haw! Note: There were lots of leaves and little twigs in the tracks, so had to take care on the downhills.

Vasa Trail: Groomers combed the skate lane this morning but left yesterday's classic tracks as they were -- solid and fast. Yesterday's high winds scattered a lot of oak leaves on the trail, many of which nestled in the classic tracks. So classic was tough going along many stretches. Temps were above freezing by midday as the weekend thaw sneaks into town.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Started at 7:45am today and no grooming had been done. Bucks Run was skiable, but there were a lot of oak leaves to skate around. Took a detour and skated the woodsy part of the north golf course. That was much better although there were some areas where the dirt is starting to show. It appeared the crew was adding snow to Buck Run, so perhaps they will groom later today.

Hanson Hills: Cote Dame Tentative Race Schedule: **EVENT HELD AT FORBUSH CORNER
8-9:30am Registration
9:30am Junior Boy's Start (6.5.KM)
9:33am Junior Girl's Start (6.5KM)
10:00am MI-Cup Men Start (19.5KM)
10:03am MI-Cup Women Start (13KM)

Hanson Hills: No new snow to report. The snow we received Monday, has packed to the trail system nicely. Trails are skiable, however we feel the hills are still really icy and dangerous to withstand skier traffic. We will continue to keep trails closed through the weekend. Temperatures will climb back into the 40's Friday and Saturday, with possible rain on Sunday.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: It was another great day of skiing on the John Deere loop, as well as the Rolling Hills trail! Groomer Mike snow combed yesterday afternoon, so conditions on those trails will be great again today. Trail Doctor Bob will finish extending the John Deere loop with the snow spreader today. The John Deere loop is great for A skis, the Rolling Hills is good for A skis if you’re careful, and the Manitou, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, Trapper’s Cabin, and Adventure are open for rock skiing today. The practice area still has plenty of coverage for ski demos and lessons. Snowshoeing is welcome on all the trails as well.

Stop by and demo some skis! Free equipment demos are available all day, every day. Our sale on XC ski packages and cross country ski clothing continues on great deals from Fischer, Salomon, Smartwool, and more. Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is Chili and 2 Bosco Sticks for just $5! Enjoy these cheese filled breadsticks dipped in your choice of housemade Classic or Veggie Chili.

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Stokely Creek: Stokely's trails and grooming conditions have been great all week. Alex who has groomed at Stokely for over 30 years said the ski Mountain trail to the King Mt hut and the King Mountain run is in as good a shape as it has ever been. Right now skiing on the lakes is a skiers delight. You should put March 3rd on your calendars and join us for our big new event called Tour De` Huts. Look up the details on our web-site stokelycreek/events. It will be a winter celebration that will last all day.

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