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Marvin Stevenson (oldest skier at the Hanson Hills Classic at 80+) stands next to daughter Gwenn and teammate Rick Neier at the end of the race. Says Gwenn, Sunny races today with my dad at the finish line, it's the longest race he did this season. Rick, our valued team member, skied back out after his race was over to see that my dad was ok, and to ski the race in with him for several K's!

Marvin Stevenson (oldest skier at the Hanson Hills Classic at 80+) stands next to daughter Gwenn and teammate Rick Neier at the end of the race. Says Gwenn, Sunny races today with my dad at the finish line, it's the longest race he did this season. Rick, our valued team member, skied back out after his race was over to see that my dad was ok, and to ski the race in with him for several K's!

White Pine Stampede shortens 50k to 20K
White Pine Stampede shortens 50k to 20K

White Pine Stampede shortens 50k to 20K

1/30/2017 - By Jack McKaig

Despite our recent snowfall, the 50K trail was still not good enough in spots to run the full 50. However, the 20K and 10K trails are in excellent shape, so those two races are on as scheduled. All racers registered for the 50K will now be in the 20K.

RESULTS: Lower Peninsula skiers top Junior Noque 5k
RESULTS: Lower Peninsula skiers top Junior Noque 5k

RESULTS: Lower Peninsula skiers top Junior Noque 5k

1/28/2017 - By Mike Muha

Lower peninsula skiers took the top spot in four of the six age classes in the 5K classic Junior Noquemanon today.

RESULTS: Kyle Bratrud and Isabella Howden win Noquemanon
RESULTS: Kyle Bratrud and Isabella Howden win Noquemanon

RESULTS: Kyle Bratrud and Isabella Howden win Noquemanon

1/28/2017 - By Mike Muha

Kyle Bratrud and Isabella Howden won the shortened Noquemanon Ski Marathon classic today on a course shortened because of low snow and open water on lakes.

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Waxing recommendations: Noquemanon Ski Marathon!
Waxing recommendations: Noquemanon Ski Marathon!

Waxing recommendations: Noquemanon Ski Marathon!

1/27/2017 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Toko, Fast Wax, Swix...and now Solda! Get waxing...

White Pine Stampede countdown begins
White Pine Stampede countdown begins

White Pine Stampede countdown begins

1/26/2017 - By Stacey Titus Hicks

Snow is falling here in Northern Michigan, and we expect to receive between 6-10 inches more before race day! As the final countdown for the event begins, we just wanted to pass on some reminders.

Noque shortens race; Mandatory bussing; Start time changes
Noque shortens race; Mandatory bussing; Start time changes

Noque shortens race; Mandatory bussing; Start time changes

1/26/2017 - By UPHS Noquemanon Ski Marathon Race Committee

Due to forces outside of our control (weather, snow conditions, etc.) there have been decisions made regarding course start and finish locations as well as timing.

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Noquemanon forced to move race start and finish
Noquemanon forced to move race start and finish

Noquemanon forced to move race start and finish

1/25/2017 - By Jon Mommaerts

Open water, dirty snow, low snow: The start and finish have been moved, and additional trails in the Forestville system will be leveraged for the race.

Vasa Ski Club narrowly leads Michigan Cup
Vasa Ski Club narrowly leads Michigan Cup

Vasa Ski Club narrowly leads Michigan Cup

1/25/2017 - By Mike Muha

It's another close year in the Michigan Cup Team Standings! The Vasa Ski Club maintains a narrow lead over the Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 10,651 points to 10,119.

MI Cup Standings as of the Cote Dame Marie
MI Cup Standings as of the Cote Dame Marie

MI Cup Standings as of the Cote Dame Marie

1/24/2017 - By Mike Muha

Epic battles are underway. It looks to be a North vs. South battle for the junior championships, and the leaders in the Senior division are at risk!

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RESULTS: Vanias and Darnton win Cote Dame Marie
RESULTS: Vanias and Darnton win Cote Dame Marie

RESULTS: Vanias and Darnton win Cote Dame Marie

1/22/2017 - By Mike Muha

Vanias skied away from the pack to finish in 1:13:26, well ahead of second place. This was Vanias's third victory this season in the Michigan Cup - he's won every event he's entered.

As it rains, let us reflect on the snow...
As it rains, let us reflect on the snow...

As it rains, let us reflect on the snow...

1/20/2017 - By Mike Muha

If you look at the cumulative snowfall, it really hasn't been too bad a year. Alpena and Traverse City are a little ahead of schedule, while other locations have a little less snow than normal...but not radically so.

Cote Dame Marie and JNQ wax recommendations
Cote Dame Marie and JNQ wax recommendations

Cote Dame Marie and JNQ wax recommendations

1/20/2017 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Add Solda recommendation. Gets those skis waxed and get racing! Recommendations from Toko, FastWax, and Swix.

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UPCOMING

WED, MAR 1, 2017

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

SAT, MAR 4, 2017

Black Mountain 31K Classic and 10km Tour
Bluffs on Black Lake, 10905 Doriva Beach Rd., Cheboygan, MI 4972

Ski the Beer Trail! – Sponsored by Paddle Hard Brewing
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Gourmet Chili Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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

SUN, MAR 5, 2017

Black Mountain 10km Freestyle
Bluffs on Black Lake, 10905 Doriva Beach Rd., Cheboygan, MI 4972

Gourmet Chili Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

MON, MAR 6, 2017

Junior Nationals - Interval Start Freestyle (10km & 5km)
Lake Placid, NY

WED, MAR 8, 2017

Junior Nationals - Classic Sprints
Lake Placid, NY

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

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TRAINING LOG

SUN, AUG 7: Road Bike, 4:40, Pace

SAT, AUG 6: Road Bike, 2:13, L1 LSD

TUE, AUG 2: Road Bike, 1:44, Race

SUN, JUL 31: Mountain Bike, 2:03, Mellow ride

SAT, JUL 30: SUP, :15, Race

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

WED, MAR 1

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We are holding onto the snow as best we can with the wet weather. Fortunately, we are supposed to start receiving snow around noon today, and are forecast to receive up to 6 inches based on the Winter Weather Advisory in our area. It will also get cold following today’s snow, which will help refreeze some of the wetness on the trails. Since it is supposed to be damp this morning leading up to the snow, we ask that you only ski on the Blizzard trail and practice area today. Despite a few bare spots, there are still some great stretches of snow, and skiing is always better than not skiing!

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge lunch special is the Greek Turkey Sandwich! Oven roasted turkey breast, feta cheese, hummus, olives, banana peppers, tomatoes and spinach, all grilled to perfection on Stone House Sourdough bread. Served as always with Great Lakes Chips and a dill pickle spear! Meanwhile, the February Sale has transitioned into the March Madness Sale! Shop 40-50% off most soft goods, including jackets, layering tops, sweaters, and more. Plus a huge sale on cross country skis and boots, including Salomon S-Lab Classic skis for $299, Fischer Speedmax skate and classic skis for $499, Rossignol Xium WCS skate skis for $427, and Fischer RCS Skate skis for $399. C'mon snow!

-Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Fran, Erin, Ryan, Matt, Michelle, George, Lexi, Dana, Gage, Grant, Heidi, Jim, James, Jose, and the Crew

TUE, FEB 28

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Our base is still holding up remarkably well with only a few bare spots, but with rain in the forecast today, for the sake of preservation, all trails will be closed for skiing today except for the Blizzard Park. The good news is that AFTER this rain, we have three to five inches of SNOW forecasted for tomorrow. Typically, when snow follows rain, we have to let the base and ground have time to re-freeze , and so we expect to keep the trails closed tomorrow (Wednesday) and then plan to be back out skiing again on Thursday on fresh new snow! We will keep you posted.

A bad day for skiing can be a great day for shopping! The February Sale is in full force with 40-50% off most soft goods, plus a huge sale on cross country skis and boots, including Fischer Speedmax Skate and Classic skis for $499, Rossignol Xium WCS Skate skis for $427, Fischer RCS Skate skis for $399, and Salomon S-Lab Classic Cold skis for $299.

Do your snow dance!

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