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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)

RESULTS: Liebner and Patterson take Cote Dame Marie Loppet
RESULTS: Liebner and Patterson take Cote Dame Marie Loppet

RESULTS: Liebner and Patterson take Cote Dame Marie Loppet

1/18/2015 - By Mike Muha

Straits Striders Andy Liebner held off Alex Vanias to win the 26.4k men's freestyle , 1:10:42 to 1:10:44, while Kaitlyn Patterson took her second freestyle win of the season, finishing the 13.3k women's freestyle in 43:20.

Michigan Cup wax recommendations for the Cote Dame Marie
Michigan Cup wax recommendations for the Cote Dame Marie

Michigan Cup wax recommendations for the Cote Dame Marie

1/15/2015 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup cross country ski race, the great Cote Dame Marie!

Back country race: The POTTO RAID
Back country race: The POTTO RAID

Back country race: The POTTO RAID

1/15/2015 - By John Rutherford

Want a more laid-back style of racing? Want to be edgy? Want cheesy prizes? The Potto Raid is for you!

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Vasa Tuesday Sprint results: Jan 13
Vasa Tuesday Sprint results: Jan 13

Vasa Tuesday Sprint results: Jan 13

1/15/2015 - By Mark Esper

Results from the Vasa Ski Club Tuesday Night 4k Freestyle Sprints on January 13, 2015 at Hickory Ridge.

RESULTS: Davis and Yankus decimate competition in Krazy Klassic
RESULTS: Davis and Yankus decimate competition in Krazy Klassic

RESULTS: Davis and Yankus decimate competition in Krazy Klassic

1/15/2015 - By Mike Muha

Rebecca Davis and Daniel Yankus skied away from the competition to win the NordicSkiRacer Krazy Klassic by almost 3 minutes and a minute, respectively.

RESULTS: Patterson and Vanais win Frosty Freestyle
RESULTS: Patterson and Vanais win Frosty Freestyle

RESULTS: Patterson and Vanais win Frosty Freestyle

1/14/2015 - By Mike Muha

The 6th Annual REI Frosty Freestyle lived up to its name, with temperatures just above zero and a bit of a breeze blowing. Racers bundled up in extra layers and balaclavas. Course conditions were excellent.

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Liz Stephan 5th overall in Tour de Ski after 4th in hill climb
Liz Stephan 5th overall in Tour de Ski after 4th in hill climb

Liz Stephan 5th overall in Tour de Ski after 4th in hill climb

1/12/2015 - By USSA

Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) powered up the Alpe Cermis hill climb to finish fifth overall in the seven-stage Tour de Ski Sunday, the best result ever by an American in the multi-stage event.

von Jess and Brennan win National freestyle sprint titles
von Jess and Brennan win National freestyle sprint titles

von Jess and Brennan win National freestyle sprint titles

1/12/2015 - By USSA / CCSA

Dakota Blackhorse von Jess and Rosie Brennan won the freestyle sprint event at the U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships. For Blackhorse von Jess, it was his third national title and his second at this week’s U.S. Championship.

Liz Stephan 10th in Tour de Ski 10K Classic
Liz Stephan 10th in Tour de Ski 10K Classic

Liz Stephan 10th in Tour de Ski 10K Classic

1/12/2015 - By USSA

Liz Stephen skied to a fifth place finish in the penultimate stage of the Tour de Ski, a 10km classic mass start, boosting her to sixth in the Tour.

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Frosty Ski Tour on Sunday, after Krazy Klassic race
Frosty Ski Tour on Sunday, after Krazy Klassic race

Frosty Ski Tour on Sunday, after Krazy Klassic race

1/9/2015 - By Mike Muha

How about a ski tour on the groomed cross country ski trails of Huron Meadows Metropark, with a bonfire and snack stops along the way, and food at the end? Start skiing any time between 1:00pm and 3:00pm.

Michigan Cup wax recommendations for the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic
Michigan Cup wax recommendations for the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic

Michigan Cup wax recommendations for the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic

1/8/2015 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED with SOLDA: Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup cross country ski races: The REI Frosty Freestyle and the NordicSkiRacer.com Krazy Klassic.

Krazy Klassic race on Sunday, Jan 11
Krazy Klassic race on Sunday, Jan 11

Krazy Klassic race on Sunday, Jan 11

1/8/2015 - By Mike Muha

the race will be moved to the newly extended man-made snow trail, Buck's Run, near the cross country ski center. The race this year has two distances: 3 laps (6.75k) and 4 laps (9k) around Buck's Run. Skiers start two-at-a-time every 15 seconds on a doubl

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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

SAT, JAN 27, 2018

Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Marquette, MI

Get your Fill at the Grill – Fire on the Mountain
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SAT, JAN 20

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The John Deere Loop, which is composed of part of the Rolling Hills and Adventure trails, is still in very good shape with the mass of manmade snow we spread out along it this past week. We were able to set deep tracks, which are holding up quite well. Overall it is in very good condition for classic and skate skiing. Rolling Hills is also in good enough condition for B skis. Due to the slightly warm temps this morning, we will not be grooming, and the trail surface is still plenty smooth. The Manitou, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, Trapper’s Cabin, and Adventure are open for rock skiing today, but are likely better for snowshoes. The practice area still has plenty of coverage for ski demos and lessons.

Stop by and demo some skin skis! Free equipment demos are available all day, every day. The synthetic mohair bases on our skin skis get tremendous grip in these warmer temps! Our sale on XC ski packages and cross country ski clothing continues with great deals on Fischer, Salomon, Smartwool, and more.

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is Fire Grilled Pizza! Build your own gourmet flatbread pizza and have it grilled to perfection on our wood-fired Sun Deck barbeque pit. Choose from a variety of toppings to create your own pizza masterpiece, and enjoy the satisfying flavors of delicious fire cooked crust, savory sauce, bubbling cheese and fresh toppings. Mama Mia! Served from Noon until 3:00pm.

Good luck to all the Cote Dame racers! Participants are welcome to stop by afterwards for a free facilities pass and free bowl of chili!

Hanson Hills: Great Day for a Ski Race!! Please remember the Cote Dame Marie will take place at Forbush Corner's (Frederic).

Hanson Hills Nordic Trails are Closed. Forbush has plenty of snow, perfect skate lanes and nice set track. Also XC HQ, has a 1.5km loop groomed as well, please visit our neighbors and enjoy some great Grayling Area Skiing!

FRI, JAN 19

Crystal Mountain: I didn't groom today but I did ski this morning and even though the track set was shallow it was still ski-able-no bare spots anywhere but with leaves in the tracks in the woods.. I don't know if I'll groom tomorrow either. It will depend on if it sets up. The temps don't look favorable. If we don't get any rain in this warm up we should be able to hold our own and not lose our base. Keep your fingers crossed and do that snow dance.

Lost Lakes Pathway: Since the trail was so rough from multi-use, we headed out on Lake Dubonnet, where there were some ice fishermen & snowmobile tracks. After the middle loop, Kathy & Winnie headed back while I continued on the big, back loop. I love this trail, though not very challenging, since there is water on each loop, Lake Dubonnet on the first, the river on the middle, and several small lakes on the back loop. Note: I have never seen so much tree debris on the trail. Considering the warm-up, I would wait for some new snow before skiing it again.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Snow was added again today on Buck's run and groomed. Classic tracks are in excellent condition. Tracks are deep. Tracks are probably the best they have been since the races.
Skating lane also in great condition.
All other trails are in poor shape.

Hanson Hills: Due to poor snow conditions, trails will remain closed through the weekend. Please Visit our friends to the North in Frederic at Forbush Corners , they have (14km) groomed with set track. Also XC Ski Headquarters has 1.5Km of groomed trail.

Cote Dame Marie will be held at Forbush Corners on Jan 20th,
Registration will be held from 8am-9:30pm.
9:30am - Junior Boys (6.5km) 1 lap
9:33am- Junior Girls (6.5km) 1 lap
10:00am- Michigan Cup Men (19.5km) 3 laps
10:03am- Michigan Cup Women (13km) 2 laps

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.

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