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Men's start at the Hanson Hills Classic / Michigan Cup Classic Championships

Men's start at the Hanson Hills Classic / Michigan Cup Classic Championships

VIDEO: Improve your V2 (aka One Skate)!
VIDEO: Improve your V2 (aka One Skate)!

VIDEO: Improve your V2 (aka One Skate)!

12/27/2019 - By Andy Liebner

UPDATED! NEW VIDEO! Andy Liebner gives tips to improve your V2 (or one skate for every pole plant)

Learn to XC Ski in January
Learn to XC Ski in January

Learn to XC Ski in January

12/22/2019 - By Michigan Snowsports Industries Association

During January, ski areas across the state teamed up with Michigan McDonald’s restaurants to offer an affordable introduction to the sport of cross country skiing.

After two races, we have leaders in the Michigan Cup!
After two races, we have leaders in the Michigan Cup!

After two races, we have leaders in the Michigan Cup!

12/20/2019 - By Mike Muha

Mariah Frye Colie and Alex Vanias lead the senior standings with two wins each. Branden Morley and Clara Bennet lead the junior standings.

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Fischer Reopens Grants Program for 2020
Fischer Reopens Grants Program for 2020

Fischer Reopens Grants Program for 2020

12/18/2019 - By Fischer Skis

The Fischer Grants program, an ongoing outreach program aimed at promoting access and engagement to skiing in the United States focus on youth and underserved ski populations, snowmaking efforts, education and outreach.

Vanias and Colie win Forbush Time Trial
Vanias and Colie win Forbush Time Trial

Vanias and Colie win Forbush Time Trial

12/16/2019 - By Mike Muha

Well, what difference 24 hours and a change of venue makes! Warm temperatures and tricky trails at Saturday's Lakes of the North Freestyle gave way to a colder race (19F), a little new snow, and smooth as silk grooming for the Forbush Corner Freestyle.

Alex Vanias and Mariah Frye Colie win fast Lakes of the North Freestyle
Alex Vanias and Mariah Frye Colie win fast Lakes of the North Freestyle

Alex Vanias and Mariah Frye Colie win fast Lakes of the North Freestyle

12/16/2019 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED! Pity those racers with soft skis or poor balance at Saturday's Lakes of the North Freestyle! There was plenty of snow, and the trail was groomed so three skiers could skate side-by-side much of the 7.2km trail, but the snow surface surface...

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Midwest Nordic Rendezvous: Ski and teach better!
Midwest Nordic Rendezvous: Ski and teach better!

Midwest Nordic Rendezvous: Ski and teach better!

12/15/2019 - By Amy Powell

Learn to ski better or learn to instruct other skiers how to ski better!

What wax to use when?
What wax to use when?

What wax to use when?

12/12/2019 - By Ian Harvey

Picking the right wax is more complicated than simply looking at a wax chart. Snow and air temperature, free moisture, and snow crystal type all play a role.

Waxing recommendations for this weekend's MI Cup and JNQ races
Waxing recommendations for this weekend's MI Cup and JNQ races

Waxing recommendations for this weekend's MI Cup and JNQ races

12/12/2019 - By Mike Muha

So far, only Toko has posted any recommendations, and the Swix recommendation site is gone! I'll update if other recommendations are released!

www.usskipoles.com/
WADA bans Russia for 4 years
WADA bans Russia for 4 years

WADA bans Russia for 4 years

12/10/2019 - By Mike Muha

Russia has been banned from the Olympics and other competitions for 4 years because of drug testing data manipulations.

Work bees for Noque Trail
Work bees for Noque Trail

Work bees for Noque Trail

12/5/2019 - By NTN Trails

There are four scheduled volunteer events planned starting Friday including two at Forestville and two at Big Bay to deal with all the downed trees across the trails.

ABR makes USA Today 10 Best list
ABR makes USA Today 10 Best list

ABR makes USA Today 10 Best list

12/2/2019 - By Mike Muha

ABR Trails made USA Today's 10 Best list, the only Michigan resort to do so. Stokely Creek Lodge also made the list.

More News...

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UPCOMING

FRI, FEB 21, 2020

Kortelopet and Prince Haakon
Cable to Hayward, Wisconsin

SAT, FEB 22, 2020

NCAA Central Regional Championships - 5/10k Individual Freestyle
Al Quaal Recreation Area, Ishpeming, MI

American Birkebeiner
Cable to Hayward, Wisconsin

Boyne Vistas 10K Freestyle
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club
Huron Meadows Metropark, 8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI

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

SUN, FEB 23, 2020

NCAA Central Regional Championships - 15/20k Mass Start Classic
Al Quaal Recreation Area, Ishpeming, MI

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club
Huron Meadows Metropark, 8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI

28th Annual Junior Muffin Team Sprint Relay - Freestyle
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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

TUE, FEB 25, 2020

Tech Trails Citizen's Night Ski Race Series
Michigan Tech Trails, Houghton, MI

WED, FEB 26, 2020

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

FRI, FEB 28, 2020

Michigan High School Championships - Freestyle Sprint
Hickory Hills, Traverse City, MI

More events...

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

FRI, FEB 21

: East Side trails are being groomed this morning. Larry groomed all the West Side trails yesterday. Sunny days and warming temps should make for a great ski weekend.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Great conditions are in store for skiers today. Groomer Mike is snowcombing the skate lanes, which are in excellent shape, as are the classic tracks. There are 7 to 9 inches of snow packed on the trails, and 10 to 16 inches in the woods. Wear your sunscreen today! All kids under the age of 19 are invited to the Junior Muffin Races this Sunday, Feb 23rd. Head to crosscountryski.com for details!

Huron Meadows Metropark: We will be hauling snow to Bucks Run this morning, focusing mainly on the connector trail. The trail should be ready for use around noon. Thank you!

THU, FEB 20

Pigeon Creek: You wouldn't think it is skiable but there is enough snow in the woods and the crew has been grooming the skate track nightly. Classic track is not good in places. It is a bit icy and rather fast. Any falls would be hard on the frozen ground. Deer are kicking leaves onto the trail in search of acorns. Skated the loops south of Stanton Rd yesterday and today. Tomorrow may well be the last day with warmer weather coming this weekend.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Classic tracks and skate lane are great in the woods. Still a little icy from building to woods. But great once you are out there.
Nice job guys.
And Thanks!!!

Shanty Creek - Schuss Mtn: My apologies for yesterday’s incorrect report; we shall improve with today’s being completely accurate! Brad the Groomer will smooth out all the nasty snowmobilers’ tracks, leaving smooth classic track set and perfect corduroy ridges for our skaters. Currently, our temperature hovers at 18°, with a light snow falling. We may see peeks of sunshine late this afternoon, when temps will climb to a balmy 20°...sounds like a perfect day of Nordic skiing at the SCR Nordic trails...

Hanson Hills: Fresh snow falling this morning. Wilderness received new tracks yesterday. Skate lanes are being combed this morning.

Lodge and Trails open at 9am

Black Mountain: Black Mountain received 6 inches of new snow on Tuesday and Groomers Bill and John rolled and then groomed the entire 30km race loop yesterday. The tracks are deep and firm and the skate deck has set up nicely. There is great opportunity for kilometer after kilometer of great skiing at the Mountain. The added bonus is sunshine in the forecast for the next 4 days as well.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The snow is ample, and today is sure to be another fantastic day for skiing at XC Ski HQ! Groomer Butch will snowcomb the skate lanes this morning. The classic tracks were reset yesterday, and are firm and in great shape. There are 7 to 9 inches of snow packed on the trails, and 10 to 16 inches in the woods. Mark your calendar for the Junior Muffin Race on Sunday, Feb 23rd - all skiers under age 19 are welcome, and costumes are encouraged. Ski your heart out, folks!

More trail reports...

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