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Dan Yankus heading out for another lap at Krazy Klassic. Notice the smile on his face - first cross country ski race in several years, and he's really happy!

Dan Yankus heading out for another lap at Krazy Klassic. Notice the smile on his face - first cross country ski race in several years, and he's really happy!

Huskies welcome Mary Lyon and four others to team for 2018-19 season
Huskies welcome Mary Lyon and four others to team for 2018-19 season

Huskies welcome Mary Lyon and four others to team for 2018-19 season

7/31/2018 - By NMU

The Michigan Tech Nordic Skiing program along with coaches Tom Smith and Kristen Monahan are pleased to announce that five student-athletes will join the Huskies for the 2018-19 season.

Rollerski clinics with Andy Liebner this weeked!
Rollerski clinics with Andy Liebner this weeked!

Rollerski clinics with Andy Liebner this weeked!

7/16/2018 - By Ricardo Lung

Do one or do both: Andy Liebner will be hold two 2-hour skate rollerski clinics this weekend, 9-11am on Saturday and Sunday at Kensington Metropark near Milford, MI.

Liebner autumn coaching program begins August 1
Liebner autumn coaching program begins August 1

Liebner autumn coaching program begins August 1

7/12/2018 - By Andy Liebner

Andy Liebner's autumn coaching program begins August 1 and runs through November. Sign up: Now's the time to get in shape for ski racing season!

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Swix Sport Group Rebrands as BRAV
Swix Sport Group Rebrands as BRAV

Swix Sport Group Rebrands as BRAV

6/19/2018 - By BRAV

Swix Sport Group announced that it’s changed its name to BRAV—reflecting the group’s evolution into a house of brands with a total turnover of over one billion NOK. The market outside Norway now represents half of the company’s sales.

End of an Era: Jack McKaig passes away
End of an Era: Jack McKaig passes away

End of an Era: Jack McKaig passes away

6/17/2018 - By Mike Muha

Jack always tried to do his best for skiers, by putting on the best event he could, and for the community, getting wide-spread support from volunteers and from the folks at Shanty Creek.

Final team standings in the Michigan Cup
Final team standings in the Michigan Cup

Final team standings in the Michigan Cup

4/25/2018 - By Mike Muha

Ken Dawson and Ernie Brumbaugh have calculated the overall Michigan Cup Team Standings for 2018.

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FOR SALE: Sno-Master 48
FOR SALE: Sno-Master 48

FOR SALE: Sno-Master 48

4/19/2018 - By Randy Kessler

Nordic Ski Racers, I'm looking to sell my Sno-Master 48" groomer. Includes Sno-Razor. Great light weight, low drag groomer for a narrow skate lane.

New 24 hour World Record set!
New 24 hour World Record set!

New 24 hour World Record set!

4/18/2018 - By Mike Muha

Two Finnish skiers broke the record for the the most kilometers skied in 24 hours: over 472 and 375 kilometers by Teemu Virtanen and Anni Angeria.

Andy Liebner revises coaching program for 2018
Andy Liebner revises coaching program for 2018

Andy Liebner revises coaching program for 2018

4/15/2018 - By Andy Liebner

Andy Liebner announces his revised coaching program for the 2018-2019 season, May 1, 2018 through April 29, 2019.

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Overall 2018 Michigan Cup Winners
Overall 2018 Michigan Cup Winners

Overall 2018 Michigan Cup Winners

3/20/2018 - By Mike Muha

Ted Roe, Mary Lyon, Rebecca Davis, Sam Holmes: Champions! Plus classic, freestyle, total points, and the 10% Club!

Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop 2018 Brumbaugh Cup champions!
Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop 2018 Brumbaugh Cup champions!

Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop 2018 Brumbaugh Cup champions!

3/15/2018 - By Mike Muha

Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop has won the 2018 Brumbaugh Cup as the strongest senior team in the Michigan Cup Series. The Vasa Ski Club was second overall, with the Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team third.

Results, Photos, Video: 2018 Michigan Cup Relays
Results, Photos, Video: 2018 Michigan Cup Relays

Results, Photos, Video: 2018 Michigan Cup Relays

3/15/2018 - By Mike Muha

It took a week of hard work, but the folks at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters hauled snow over a 2 kilometer section of trail to make sure there were great conditions for the 2018 Michigan Cup Relays held this past Sunday

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UPCOMING

TUE, JAN 15, 2019

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

Tech Trails Citizen’s Night Race Series
Michigan Tech Trails, Houghton, MI

FRI, JAN 18, 2019

Full Moon Night Skiing
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

SAT, JAN 19, 2019

Gitchi Gami Games - Classic Sprint
Birkie Trailhead, Cable, WI

Cote Dame Marie Ski Loppet
Hanson Hills Recreation Area, Grayling, MI

Stretch and Slide: A Yoga-Ski Retreat!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson (XCHQ)
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Northbound Outfitters Kids Race
Northbound Outfitters, corner of M-72 and Old Lake Rd., Grayling, MI

SUN, JAN 20, 2019

Gitchi Gami Games - Classic Mass Start
Birkie Trailhead, Cable, WI

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club skiing
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

MON, JAN 21, 2019

Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

TUE, JAN 22, 2019

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

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

TUE, JAN 15

Valley Spur: A great base with very good classic tracks. Skate deck is flat with solid pole plants, with a good edge. So as good as it gets. Classic tracks in great shape with some fresh flurries overnight. System is 100% open. Looks good for the next seven days with some fresh snow in the forecast.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Classic tracks are firm and fast from building throughout the whole trail.
Skate deck looked great too.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Conditions on the Rolling Hills, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, Trapper’s Cabin, and Manitou trails remain in good shape. Groomer Mike will snow comb the skate lanes on all trails at daybreak today. Aside from the oak leaves down on the trail, and some of the busier parts becoming hard-packed, conditions are still good for classic and very good for skating. Snow is in the forecast for tonight - do your snow dance!! *Please note that we will be spreading snow on the Trapper’s Cabin trail today, so watch out for tractors and large chunks of snow on the Trappers Cabin trail for the next couple of days!

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe Lunch Special is the Pesto Grilled Cheese Panini! Swiss, provolone, basil pesto, sliced tomato, and red onion – all grilled to perfection on herbed focaccia bread. Served with Great Lakes Kettle Chips and a dill pickle spear! Great job to all the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic participants! Let it snow!!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Bucks Run has been tilled and groomed this morning and is available for use. Tomorrow we are planning on hauling snow to the back loop. This should not impact the availability of the existing trail. Thank you.

MON, JAN 14

Stokely Creek: What a beautiful 4 days of skiing with a lot of Vasa teammates at this beautiful facility. Gaylen and his staff had all the trails perfectly groomed and the weather, all though a bit cold, had mountain blue sky's with no wind. Whether you skied, snowshoed, or just hung out at the lodge there is no Nordic center in North America that offers such first class, dinning, grooming, and hospitality as Stokely. It has a European flavor and if you like snow shoeing it has world class trails, designed by Bob Yankus, with the epic journey to Kings Mountain Hut. On Sunday Stokely hosted the Chocolate (might have the name wrong) snow shoe hike that drew hundreds of people. It was a fund raiser for hospice and they had a record amount over the previous year. Thanks to all the great TC people that made this weekend so special.

: Was nice just to go across the street to Rotary Park to ski again today. Found some tracks made by a fellow skier too! Some good classic ski tracks in the park now!
Rotary Park
Boyne City

Black Mountain: Groomed trails are holding up very well. Conditions should remain throughout the week and weekend, although dress very warm on the weekend, as temperatures are predicted in the single digits. Much of the system is groomed for both classic and skating. Skate skiing is very fast as the base is solid. Groomed trails can be reached from three trailheads: Twin Lakes, Bluffs and County Line. The northern trailhead off County Road 486 is available too, however skiing is on non-groomed trails for a few links until skiers can hook up with the groomed part of the system. Skiers have been skiing classic on all parts of the system. Come out an ski Black Mountain!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Currently some of the best classic and skating conditions of the season on bucks run.

Vasa Trail: What a beautiful day on the Vasa - the snow is fast and the skiing effortless. Definitely a V2 kind of day. Skate lane is awesome and classic tracks are in good shape.

Stokely Creek: We went from a cold but sunny day yesterday to a cloudy and little warmer today around 29 degrees. Groomers are out today to freshen up the trails. It is misty with snow in the forecast for this evening. Our base is solid.

Hanson Hills: Trails are looking good. Groomer Jason will be out this morning combing skate lanes.

Conditions are looking good for this weekends Cote Dame Marie.

Lodge and Trails will open at 9am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: It was fabulous to see so many people skiing up north this weekend! Conditions remain in good to very good shape, with the best skiing to be found on the Rolling Hills, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, Trapper's Cabin, and Manitou trails. Groomer Mike will snow comb the skate lanes on all trails at daybreak today, and classic tracks remain from late last week. There are some oak leaves down along some parts of the trail, and the busier sections along with some spots under the big trees are becoming more hard-packed. Overall, overall conditions are still good for classic and very good for skating. *Please note that we will be commencing snow spreading on the Trapper's Cabin trail today, so watch out for tractors and large chunks of snow on the Trappers Cabin trail for the next couple of days!

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe Lunch Special is the Pesto Grilled Cheese Panini. Swiss, provolone, basil pesto, sliced tomato, and red onion - all grilled to perfection on herbed focaccia bread. Served with Great Lakes Kettle Chips and a dill pickle spear! PS - if you're ready for some real fun in the tracks, check out the Fischer Twin Skin Carbon classic skis! On sale now, give us a call or stop by and demo a pair for free. Find some snow today!

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