The Vasa Ski Club Tuesday night sprint series starts tonight and runs every Tuesday through March 3, 2015. Each event is a 4k race, either classic or skate, and located at either Timber Ridge Resort or Hickory Hills.
Show up to the Hanson Hills Nordic Trailhead anytime between 5 & 7 p.m.; begin timing yourself at the trailhead sign and finish timing at the return of the trailhead sign. The 5k (3.1 mile) green trail course will be groomed.
With temperatures in the single digits, fresh snow and blowing winds, the conditions at the Michigan Tech Trails in Houghton, Michigan played a big role in sorting out the first winners of the week long U.S. Cross Country Championships.
Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) finished 14th and 15th respectively, just two seconds from each other and fifty seconds away from the podium in a 10k classic pursuit.
Cross country ski racers from across America will be vying for titles and team spots this week as the U.S. Cross Country Championships come to Houghton at the Michigan Tech Nordic Training Center with several hundred skiers expected for the Jan. 4-10 even