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Tag, you're it! Tag zone at the 2019 Muffin Sprint Relay at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters. (Photo: Ricardo Lung)

Tag, you're it! Tag zone at the 2019 Muffin Sprint Relay at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters. (Photo: Ricardo Lung)

UPDATED #3 Wax recommendations for the weekend!
UPDATED #3 Wax recommendations for the weekend!

UPDATED #3 Wax recommendations for the weekend!

1/31/2019 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: SOLDA and Swix comes through! Recommendations for White Pine Stampede, Mike Seaman Memorial, PA Championships, and CXC Junior National Qualifier races!

Vasa still leads Michigan Cup as of Noque
Vasa still leads Michigan Cup as of Noque

Vasa still leads Michigan Cup as of Noque

1/30/2019 - By Mike Muha

After the inclusion of the Noquemanon Ski Marathon results, the Vasa Ski Club continues to lead the overall Michigan Cup with a significant lead over Cross Country Ski Headquarters.

Fischer to announce Speedmax 3D skis soon
Fischer to announce Speedmax 3D skis soon

Fischer to announce Speedmax 3D skis soon

1/29/2019 - By Mike Muha

Fischer Sports is expected to officially release information about their new Speedmax 3D line of cross country skis shortly. But we have the goods on the skis....

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U.S. Junior Men Strike World Championship Relay Gold
U.S. Junior Men Strike World Championship Relay Gold

U.S. Junior Men Strike World Championship Relay Gold

1/27/2019 - By Reese Brown

VIDEO! The U.S. Men’s Junior Worlds Team took gold on Saturday in the 4x5k relay, the final event of the FIS Junior World Cross Country Championship in Lathi, Finland.

Some top results for Michigan Cup skiers in fridgid 2019 Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Some top results for Michigan Cup skiers in fridgid 2019 Noquemanon Ski Marathon

Some top results for Michigan Cup skiers in fridgid 2019 Noquemanon Ski Marathon

1/26/2019 - By Mike Muha

RESULTS: Vasa Ski Club's Sam Holmes and Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop's Rebecca Davis finished 4th and 5th in the premier 50km Classic, with Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team's Andy Liebner winning the 24km skate.

Noque 50km will start at original time
Noque 50km will start at original time

Noque 50km will start at original time

1/25/2019 - By Noquemanon Ski Marathon

The race committee has made the decision that there will be no delay of the start time of the 50K. The 1K Junior Noque on Friday remains cancelled however the 3K and 5K will continue as scheduled.

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Applying Toko HF Blue mixed with X-Cold Powder
Applying Toko HF Blue mixed with X-Cold Powder

Applying Toko HF Blue mixed with X-Cold Powder

1/24/2019 - By Mike Muha

In this cold snap, Toko recommends mixing HF Blue with their X-Cold powder hardener. Here's a short video show the optimal way to mix the waxes.

Wax recommendations for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Wax recommendations for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon

Wax recommendations for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon

1/24/2019 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED WITH SOLDA! Wax recommendations for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon...including Swix! (Finally....)

Noquemanon Ski Marathon 50k start could be delayed by cold
Noquemanon Ski Marathon 50k start could be delayed by cold

Noquemanon Ski Marathon 50k start could be delayed by cold

1/24/2019 - By Mike Muha

The Noquemanon Ski Marathon organizers have made one announcement and one warning for this weekend's race.

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Vasa Ski Club moves into first place in Michigan Cup
Vasa Ski Club moves into first place in Michigan Cup

Vasa Ski Club moves into first place in Michigan Cup

1/23/2019 - By Mike Muha

The Vasa Ski Club moved into first place in Michigan Cup after the Cote Dame Marie. Team NordicSkiRacer's Kyle Hanson and XCHQ's Wendy Anderson lead the senior standings.

Cross Country Ski World Championship Team announced
Cross Country Ski World Championship Team announced

Cross Country Ski World Championship Team announced

1/22/2019 - By Reese Brown

U.S. Ski & Snowboard has named 18 athletes to the U.S. Cross Country Team that will compete in the 2019 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships next month in Seefeld, Austria and be live streamed in its entirely on NBCsports.com.

XCHQ leads Michigan Cup
XCHQ leads Michigan Cup

XCHQ leads Michigan Cup

1/22/2019 - By Mike Muha

As of the Krazy Klassic race, Cross Country Ski Headquarters leads the Michigan Cup team standings, followed by the Vasa Ski Club and Team NordicSkiRacer.

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SAT, MAR 23

Ogemaw Hills Pathway: Wow, no snow till half a mile away, then piles of it! Fast, corn conditions and beautiful!

Hanson Hills: Good clsssic track, good skating and fat tire all on same trail.
For classic try the wilderness trail.
A bit crusty til the temps get above freezing and then beautiful spring skiing.
12” of snow yet in woods.
Don’t be dismayed by first kilometer of trail, it gets a lot better.
Met me on April Fools day for the last hurrah whether classic skate or bike

Shanty Creek - Schuss Mtn: Good Saturday afternoon. It’s a beautiful day on the SCR Nordic Trails; we are skiing freshly groomed/track set on Pinecone and WinterBrook. Icy, hard corduroy in the shade, softer conditions where Spring sun shines. Come join us for our last weekend, glide around the trails, and check out our store wide 40% off sale! Stock up for spring cycling, next year’s skiing and gift-giving.

Dunes Golf Club: Crust, intense sun,wide open, no wind,just fun, 99% skiable surface.
4mi east of empire no on m-72 ( the original m-22 bypass). Kevinski slowski

Dunes Golf Club: Crust, intense sun,wide open, no wind,just fun, 99% skiable surface.
4mi east of empire no on m-72 ( the original m-22 bypass). Kevinski slowski

Forbush Corner: The sun is out and spring skiing is definitely here. Hard and crusty in the AM, and potentially soft in the PM. It is now 14 degrees and Larry is grooming the east trail systen (badlands is finished). Trail fees reduced today and sales (40% off clothing) continues. OMG, here they come.

Black Mountain: Stay tuned.

Boyne Mountain: Wow, crust skiing is terrific today and every morning for the next several days. When it gets a little warm during the day to form a layer of moisture on top of the snow and then it gets cold at night, expect crust skiing to be good. Go out on a golf course (avoiding the greens and sand traps, of course) or any clear land and get that free-floating, I-can-go-anywhere feeling:)

We won't be grooming Innsbruck and Deer Run any more this season, but the skiing there is still decent. The shop will be open on weekends only, until the end of the season.

Speaking of the shop: EVERYTHING IS 40% OFF, the deepest discount of the season. Do some early Christmas shopping! Pick up some gear for spring, since XC gear crosses over nicely into biking, hiking, running, kayaking, etc.

Nick and Pat groomed the lower trails yesterday and they are still in decent shape. If you aren't into crust skiing then we still have plenty of groomed trail, and honestly its icy. The set tracks look awesome, and with last nights cold I'm betting they are hard, and fast. Going to be a great day to ski, get out and enjoy the sunshine.

Nicks gang

- Bryan

Black Mountain: Wow, crust skiing is terrific today and every morning for the next several days. When it gets a little warm during the day to form a layer of moisture on top of the snow and then it gets cold at night, expect crust skiing to be good. Go out on a golf course (avoiding the greens and sand traps, of course) or any clear land and get that free-floating, I-can-go-anywhere feeling:)

We won't be grooming Innsbruck and Deer Run any more this season, but the skiing there is still decent. The shop will be open on weekends only, until the end of the season.

Speaking of the shop: EVERYTHING IS 40% OFF, the deepest discount of the season. Do some early Christmas shopping! Pick up some gear for spring, since XC gear crosses over nicely into biking, hiking, running, kayaking, etc.

Nick and Pat groomed the lower trails yesterday and they are still in decent shape. If you aren't into crust skiing then we still have plenty of groomed trail, and honestly its icy. The set tracks look awesome, and with last nights cold I'm betting they are hard, and fast. Going to be a great day to ski, get out and enjoy the sunshine.

Nicks gang

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