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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)

Stop prying eyes: Toko JetStream 2.0 waxes are all white!
Stop prying eyes: Toko JetStream 2.0 waxes are all white!

Stop prying eyes: Toko JetStream 2.0 waxes are all white!

1/7/2015 - By Ian Harvey

Over the past few years, teams had asked us to make the bloc waxes the same color so it was more difficult for prying eyes to see what they were using. For this reason, all 3 colors are white.

Vasa Tuesday Sprint Series starts tonight
Vasa Tuesday Sprint Series starts tonight

Vasa Tuesday Sprint Series starts tonight

1/6/2015 - By Mike Muha

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.

Hanson Hills Nordic Headlamp Racing Series
Hanson Hills Nordic Headlamp Racing Series

Hanson Hills Nordic Headlamp Racing Series

1/6/2015 - By Hanson Hills Recreation Area

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.

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NMU's Kyle Bratrud crushes the competition by 50 seconds
NMU's Kyle Bratrud crushes the competition by 50 seconds

NMU's Kyle Bratrud crushes the competition by 50 seconds

1/5/2015 - By CCSA

NMU coach Sten Fjeldheim didn’t expect Bratrud to win, but he said, “I knew it was a possibility, and not just him: we have Adam Martin, Fredrik Schwencke, and Erik Soderman."

Bratrud and Gregg take 15K/10K Freestyle titles
Bratrud and Gregg take 15K/10K Freestyle titles

Bratrud and Gregg take 15K/10K Freestyle titles

1/5/2015 - By USSA

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.

Bjornsen  and Stephen finish 14th and 15th in 10k classic pursuit
Bjornsen  and Stephen finish 14th and 15th in 10k classic pursuit

Bjornsen and Stephen finish 14th and 15th in 10k classic pursuit

1/4/2015 - By USSA

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.

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Sadie Bjornsen takes 7th in Tour de Ski prologue
Sadie Bjornsen takes 7th in Tour de Ski prologue

Sadie Bjornsen takes 7th in Tour de Ski prologue

1/3/2015 - By USSA

Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) kicked off the seven stage Tour de Ski with a strong 3 kilometer prologue Saturday in Obersdorf

Five Things to Know About US National Championships
Five Things to Know About US National Championships

Five Things to Know About US National Championships

1/3/2015 - By USSA

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

New Year's Snow at Huron Meadows
New Year's Snow at Huron Meadows

New Year's Snow at Huron Meadows

1/1/2015 - By Mike Muha

No snow anywhere in southern Michigan...except Huron Meadows Metropark. Why?

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White Pine Stampede Chief of Course passes away
White Pine Stampede Chief of Course passes away

White Pine Stampede Chief of Course passes away

12/31/2014 - By Mike Muha

I am sad to report that a fixture of the White Pine Stampede has passed away. Bill Fleet, Chief of Course for the White Pine, died of cancer on December 30, 2015. His obituray from Mortensen Funeral Home is below. We will miss Bill...

Video: Superiorland starts annual ski camp
Video: Superiorland starts annual ski camp

Video: Superiorland starts annual ski camp

12/30/2014 - By Mike Muha

Fox UP Channel 6 ran a nice video of the start of Superiorland Cross Country Ski Club's annual ski camp.

Where is Elsa when you need her?
Where is Elsa when you need her?

Where is Elsa when you need her?

12/27/2014 - By Mike Muha

Bah Humbug! It was coal in the stockings of lower peninsula Michigan skiers, with little or no snow to take advantage of over the holiday season. And the days after Christmas are not encouraging: mostly rain, warm weather, and maybe a little lake effect i

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UPCOMING

TUE, JAN 16, 2018

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

Vasa Ski Club Tuesday Night Sprints - Classic
Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City, MI

WED, JAN 17, 2018

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Classic

SAT, JAN 20, 2018

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

Cote Dame Marie Ski Loppet
Hanson Hills Recreation Area, Graying, 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

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

MON, JAN 15

Muncie Lakes Pathway: Tracks were shallow, but quite usable. Note that the snow on the shore of Muncie Lake (at sign post #6) is deceptive--there is no base, and our skis went down to the frozen sand. (We like to go along the shore and avoid the down-hill curve challenge of that trail section.) The snow was on the fast side. We did a fair bit of snow plowing to control speed on downhills. But overall, we had a good ski and had a good workout.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Skied classic on buck's run again today. Trail was groomed this morning. Tracks are shallow, but still good. Skating also looked good today.
Get out before the warm weather and rain.

Thanks again for all those at Huron Meadows for keeping the trail going.

Hanson Hills: Trails are still closed at Hanson Hills. We have received a light dusting of new snow overnight, and are predicted to receive possibly an inch throughout the day today. I am hopeful that with the marginal base that we currently have now, and a few inches of snow that we will be able to reopen. Please be patient as we beg mother nature for some new snow.

Cote Dame Marie: As of right now, we are doing everything in our power to hold the Cote Dame. Any race related decisions/modifications/cancellations will be made Wednesday morning.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Yesterday was a very productive day for Trail Doctor Bob. He completed spreading snow with the new Snow Spreader along the 1.5km John Deere Loop, used the pre-seeder to smooth it out, and then Ginzu snow combed it late yesterday afternoon. The results are fantastic! The skating lane is plenty wide, although the snow is not quite deep enough for classic tracks yet. Using “A” skis is fine as long as you watch for the couple of slightly thin spots. The John Deere Loop is comprised of the main trail vein, and part of the Rolling Hills trail. Our plan is to continue expanding the trail throughout the day today to make it even longer. We have a large stockpile of manmade snow and will continue to make snow when needed. We received a dusting of now overnight, and are forecast to receive more throughout the day today as well. To summarize, skiing is encouraged on the 1.5km loop, as well as the Practice Area. Snowshoeing is still of course a great way to get outdoors today, too!

Stop by and demo some skis! Free equipment demos are available all day, every day. Shop our sale and eat some delicious food while you're at it. Today is the last day of our most decadent lunch special of the year… Gourmet Mac n’ Cheese! Grab a steaming bowl of homemade mac, and top it with your choice of bacon, feta, tomatoes, spring onions, breadcrumbs, spinach, plus classics like peas and hot dogs. See you at HQ!

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