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The dedicated classic-only trail system at Huron Meadows was in good shape on Sunday. The picture shows a section of the Beech Alley trail south of Hammel Road.

The dedicated classic-only trail system at Huron Meadows was in good shape on Sunday. The picture shows a section of the Beech Alley trail south of Hammel Road.

Expect an exceptional fun season at XC Ski HQ!
Expect an exceptional fun season at XC Ski HQ!

Expect an exceptional fun season at XC Ski HQ!

10/7/2019 - By Mariah Frye Colie

Traverse the newly extended snowshoe trail, get festive at Bavarian Ski Fest and other events, and enjoy delicious new food and drink specials in the new outdoor heated igloo!

Forbush Corner Fall Work Weekend, Oct 5-6
Forbush Corner Fall Work Weekend, Oct 5-6

Forbush Corner Fall Work Weekend, Oct 5-6

9/20/2019 - By Forbush Corner

We are planning a Fall Work Weekend for October 5th and 6th. The main focus will be pruning and clearing debris from the trails.

CXC looking for staff for 5 spring junior racing trips
CXC looking for staff for 5 spring junior racing trips

CXC looking for staff for 5 spring junior racing trips

9/14/2019 - By Joe Haggenmiller

Selected applicants volunteer their time to coach the best junior racers in the Central Region during these national championship events.

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SkiTrax Magazine forced out of business after 30 years
SkiTrax Magazine forced out of business after 30 years

SkiTrax Magazine forced out of business after 30 years

9/4/2019 - By SkiTrax

After 30 years of serving both the Nordic ski and cycling industries, we regret to announce that despite our best efforts, and due to circumstances beyond our control, we have been forced to close the business.

Swix recalls rollerski wheels after crashes
Swix recalls rollerski wheels after crashes

Swix recalls rollerski wheels after crashes

9/3/2019 - By Mike Muha

Swix has ordered a recall of the wheels on the Swix S5 Pro and Triac Carbon Skate rollerskis after at least 10 elite rollerskiers had problems at the Toppidrettsveka 25km roller ski race in Norway.

Racers propose Michigan Cup Championships
Racers propose Michigan Cup Championships

Racers propose Michigan Cup Championships

8/22/2019 - By Jay Woodbeck

A group of racers, including recent Michigan Cup Champions Kyle Hanson and Sam Holmes, and myself are proposing that one weekend a year is designated as the Michigan Cup Championships.

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Vasa Registration is open!
Vasa Registration is open!

Vasa Registration is open!

8/14/2019 - By Mike Haley

Latest Vasa news: say Hi to the new President of the Board, see what's changed for 2020, find out when prices go up...

Michigan Cup Committee has full agenda for August 25 meeting
Michigan Cup Committee has full agenda for August 25 meeting

Michigan Cup Committee has full agenda for August 25 meeting

8/13/2019 - By Mike Muha

The Michigan Cup Committee holds it's annual meeting on Sunday, August 25 to discuss the upcoming race season.

American Birkebeiner joins Visma Ski Classics as Challenger
American Birkebeiner joins Visma Ski Classics as Challenger

American Birkebeiner joins Visma Ski Classics as Challenger

7/9/2019 - By Visma Ski Classics

The new Visma Ski Classics Challengers concept was launched earlier in April this year as a common platform in order to connect and promote long distance skiing events worldwide.

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Italy Awarded 2026 Olympic Winter Games
Italy Awarded 2026 Olympic Winter Games

Italy Awarded 2026 Olympic Winter Games

6/26/2019 - By Tom Horrocks

A huge congratulations to Milano-Cortina for winning the 2026 Olympic Winter Games

Forbush Corner snowmaking pond almost done
Forbush Corner snowmaking pond almost done

Forbush Corner snowmaking pond almost done

6/21/2019 - By Mike Muha

Latest update on on Forbush Corner's pond construction in pictures!

Forbush Corner prepares trails for snowmaking
Forbush Corner prepares trails for snowmaking

Forbush Corner prepares trails for snowmaking

6/17/2019 - By Todd Hubbard

The snow making loop trail has been widened and the new Ridge Trail has been cleared of trees. Stump removal is underway and the big equipment to start digging the pond next week is on site.

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UPCOMING

FRI, JAN 24, 2020

Junior Noque
Forestville Trailhead, Marquette, MI

SAT, JAN 25, 2020

Gitchi Gami Games, GLD JNQ - Freestyle Sprint
Birkie Trailhead, Cable, WI

Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Marquette, MI

Beat the Mountain! on Skis or Snowshoe!
Stokely Creek Lodge, Pickard Rd, Goulais River, ON P0S 1E0, Canada

Free Beginner Ski Lesson
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

The Half Wits Live
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

Bavarian Ski Festival
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

SUN, JAN 26, 2020

WeSki All-Age Instruction
Tiber Ridge Lodge, Traverse City, MI

Gitchi Gami Games, GLD JNQ - Classic Individual Start
Birkie Trailhead, Cable, WI

Beat the Mountain! on Skis or Snowshoe!
Stokely Creek Lodge, Pickard Rd, Goulais River, ON P0S 1E0, Canada

UPDATE 2: Krazy Klassic / Michigan Senior Olympics 8k/12k
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

Vasa Domingos family-friendly group ski
Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City, MI

WED, JAN 29, 2020

Nordic Nights at Nubs Nob
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

More events...

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

FRI, JAN 24

Huron Meadows Metropark: Yuck! Climate Change sucks! (Sorry, had to vent. I'm done)

Nubs Nob: Excellent skiing and grooming on all trails today. Enjoy!

-Ben Doornbos

Hanson Hills: We received another inch of snow overnight, Groomers Jason and Tommy G. have Blue, Brown, Yellow and Wilderness Trails groomed with fresh tracks this morning.

Lodge and Trails Open at 9am.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We received additional snow throughout the day yesterday and last night, and after Groomer Butch set tracks yesterday, conditions were absolutely excellent. Conditions are fantastic again today, and Groomer Mike is snowcombing the skating lanes and resetting tracks where needed on all trails across the street this morning. There is 6 to 8 inches of snow packed on the trails, and 8 to 12 inches in the woods. You'll have to pinch yourself while you're out there! Join us tomorrow for Bavarian Ski Festival, complete with games, prizes, amazing food, and awesome skiing. Fun for the whole family. See you at HQ!

Vasa Trail: Report: #17
Date: 01/24/20
Time: 5:10 am

Good Morning,

It is 32 degrees here at the trail head and there is about 1" of new snow. Rain is in the forecast after noon today with temps rising to around 36 degrees. I will be out this morning compacting the new snow on the skate lane portion of the trail. The classic tracks, which are still in good condition, will be left alone.
Peace,

THU, JAN 23

Huron Meadows Metropark: It's dark, but most skiers have headlamps and are skiing the north golf course loop (Coyote Run) and a few are skiing the south golf course loop, rather than sking the lighted Bucks Run. Skating is good but B or rock skis are in order. Classic tracks are ok but there were definitely places you had to step out of the track.

Buck's Run is in its usual A-ski shape with good tracks and fast snow.

I classic skied: Zeros on one foot, Start Oslo Violet on the other. You'll have to be a member of Team NordicSkiRacer to find out the test results... ;-)

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Noque ski conditions:
Some change to the forecast, but nothing major. The National Weather Service is still calling for anywhere from 2-4 inches of new snow by early Friday. So far, it’s been a wintery mix with a little bit of freezing drizzle mixed in the closer you get to Lake Superior. We expect mostly snow to continue with high daytime temperatures near 30 and a few degrees warmer as you get closer to the water. Overnight temps should stay in the upper 20’s. The only real change is a 40% chance of some snow showers on Saturday with a high of 32. Overall really consistent well into the weekend but expect to maybe see some more of the freezing drizzle here or there with those temps in the low 30’s – just enough to maybe make it interesting. There might be some really fast skis out there if you get the wax right!

Shanty Creek - Schuss Mtn: Today is another ‘groom-less’ day, friends. Our SCR trails are covered with “a light dusting of snow on old grooming”, according to one of our classic regulars. The snow is slow, and with temps expected in the mid 30s for the next several days, best wax with the slow stuff...
Hope to see you on the SCR Nordic trails for some pre-White Pine gliding!

Hickory Hills: John Kostrzewa touched up the skate lanes on Hickory Hills & Meadows. He added classic tracks where missing on Hickory Hills. Light snow falling in Traverse City as of 10 AM. Enjoy great skiing!

Muskegon Winter Sports Complex: We've received about an inch of fresh, wet, heavy snow this morning. Our trails all have fresh corduroy with shallow tracks set for classic skiing where there's enough base to do so.

Vasa Trail: Report: #16 update
Date: 01/23/20
Time: 8:14 am

Good Morning Everyone,

Here at the trail head it is 29 degrees and there is a light wet snow falling. Skiing should be pretty good early today even though we will not be grooming this morning. Temps are rising quickly and humidity is high. Because of the warming temps, wet snow and possible rain in the forecast we are in snow preservation mode. We will groom when appropriate with this in mind.

Time to ramp up the cold & snow dance. " Old Man Winter " has some serious commitment issues. He just needs to focus. Be the cold, see the cold, deliver the cold & snow ??.

Hanson Hills: It is snowing!!! We have received about an inch of new snow this morning and still falling. Tommy G. is on trail Combing Green, Blue, Yellow trails first.

Lodge and Trails open at 9am

Senior Thursdays $9 Trail Passes 55+

Stokely Creek: After 6 inches of dense snow yesterday all 3 groomers will be out today. Several guests are skiing, snowshoeing and then skiing to see the frozen ice cliffs today. Check out our website for the Beat King Mountain event this Saturday and Sunday. You can ski or snowshoe to the top. Stokely chili will be served in the Day Skiers Cabin. Beat King Mountain t-shirts will be for sale. Temperatures and trails will be perfect.

Huron Meadows Metropark: We will be hauling snow this morning to Bucks Run. We anticipate having the trail ready for use by 2pm. All other trails are available. Thank You.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We received an inch of snow yesterday, which will freshen up the trails nicely for today. Great conditions abound on the XC Ski HQ trail system. Groomer Mike will be out early rolling, snow combing the skate lanes, and re-setting tracks where needed. All trails across the street have classic tracks and snowcombed skate lanes. There is 5 to 8 inches of snow packed on the trails, and 8 to 12 inches in the woods. It's another beautiful day to be out on snow! Enjoy the great skiing, awesome lunch, professional ski fitting, free demo center, and lots of great sales. Plus, check out our website for info on the first annual Bavarian Ski Festival - big time fun happening this Saturday at HQ!

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