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300+ inches...and it's still coming down. I think there's quite a bit of skiing left!

300+ inches...and it's still coming down. I think there's quite a bit of skiing left!

RESULTS: Davis and Baic take Hanson Hills 12k Classic

2/1/2015 - By Mike Muha

Rebecca Davis was the top women in today's Hanson Hills 12k Classic, winnning in 56:13. The men's division was won by Milan Baic in 43:43, nipping Michigan Cup newcomer Jay Woodbeck by a mere three seconds.

GLD 1km JNQ freestyle sprint results
GLD 1km JNQ freestyle sprint results

GLD 1km JNQ freestyle sprint results

2/1/2015 - By Mike Muha

Results from the Great Lakes District Junior National Qualifier freestyle sprint at Boyne Mountain on February 1, 2015.

GLD 4.5/8km freestyle race results
GLD 4.5/8km freestyle race results

GLD 4.5/8km freestyle race results

2/1/2015 - By Mike Muha

Results from the Great Lakes District Junior National Qualifer distance freestyle race.

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UPDATED: Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup races
UPDATED: Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup races

UPDATED: Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup races

1/29/2015 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations (Fast Wax, Toko, Solda so far...) for this weekend's Michigan Cup cross country ski races at Forbush Corner, Hanson Hills, and Boyne Mountain.

Vasa Tuesday Sprint results: Jan 27
Vasa Tuesday Sprint results: Jan 27

Vasa Tuesday Sprint results: Jan 27

1/29/2015 - By Mark Esper

Results from the Vasa Ski Club Tuesday Night 4k Freestyle Sprints on January 27, 2015 at Hickory Ridge.

XC Ski Headquarters an Outside Magazine
XC Ski Headquarters an Outside Magazine

XC Ski Headquarters an Outside Magazine "Nordic Mecca"

1/27/2015 - By Mike Muha

Outside Magazine named six cross country ski destinations, including Michigan's own Cross Country Ski Headquarters, as "America's Nordic Skiing Meccas".

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Sixteen named to World Championships Team
Sixteen named to World Championships Team

Sixteen named to World Championships Team

1/27/2015 - By USSA

Liz Stephen, Kikkan Randall and Simi Hamilton lead a team of 16 cross country athletes named by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to compete in the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships.

Jessie Diggins 5th in skiathlon
Jessie Diggins 5th in skiathlon

Jessie Diggins 5th in skiathlon

1/27/2015 - By USSA

For the second time in as many days, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) posted a fifth place in a World Cup. Sunday’s 15km skiathlon marked the strongest result from Diggins in a distance race this season.

Jessie Diggins 5th in snowy Rybinsk sprint
Jessie Diggins 5th in snowy Rybinsk sprint

Jessie Diggins 5th in snowy Rybinsk sprint

1/27/2015 - By USSA

After a strong qualification that saw seven Americans move through to the rounds, Jessie Diggins moved through the heats to finish fifth overall and to lead the U.S. at the World Cup freestyle sprint Saturday in Rybinsk.

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Liz Stephen 1st women to podium in World Cup- distance race
Liz Stephen 1st women to podium in World Cup- distance race

Liz Stephen 1st women to podium in World Cup- distance race

1/27/2015 - By USSA

Liz Stephen finished second on Friday in the 10k freestyle race in Rybinsk, Russia—the top World Cup distance result by an American woman.

Borah Teamwear expands to 25 Nordic race suit designs
Borah Teamwear expands to 25 Nordic race suit designs

Borah Teamwear expands to 25 Nordic race suit designs

1/26/2015 - By Ben Wizner

From head to toe, Borah Teamwear has expanded its retail Nordic collection to over 25 stock XC race suit designs and matching XC Tassel hats.

Trolls do well at 2015 Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Trolls do well at 2015 Noquemanon Ski Marathon

Trolls do well at 2015 Noquemanon Ski Marathon

1/25/2015 - By Mike Muha

The Trolls bettered the Yoopers at the 2015 Noquemanon Ski Marathon. The top two Michigan skiers in the premier 50K Classic event were Milan Baic, Daniel Yankus (men) and Kaitlyn Patterson and Rebecca Davis (women).

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UPCOMING

Nothing in the calendar for the next seven days.

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SAT, APR 21

Forbush Corner: The plan for grooming on Sunday morning at Forbush - powertill and groom the skating lane & classic tracks on Flatlands and the 1st half of Roller Coaster. This will give the early birds something to ski on before the rest of the trail system starts to soften up a bit.

Spring skiing was great today. The crust cruising was best before 11 AM. The rest of the trails skied good until sometime between 1 and 2 PM when it started to slow down with the rapidly warming temps and full sun load.

We will be open tomorrow @ 9 AM.

Valley Spur: The Sun and I had different opinions about what is early for an early start. 9:30 when i hit the trails was almost getting slow and soft at places, with hardly any glide left for skate skiing by 10. I thought i would be disappointed, but eventually i got on the Skin Tec in the soft classic tracks, and glide was surpringly good and consistent. Ended up skiing until past 12:30, much later than i expected. Conclusion: skate as early as your body can, classic once tracks get soft. It's wonderful overall!

Unlisted trail: Green Timbers. Just north of Vanderbilt. Wide open, non motorized area. Perfect am crust conditions. Skate or classic.

Snow will last through Monday am. Best conditions from 8-11am.



Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Today is an historic day in XC Ski HQ history! Never before in our 44 years of business have we been open for skiing this late in the season. Groomer Bob Ginzu snowcombed the skating lanes this morning, and the classic tracks are still holding up from earlier in the week. While the trails took a hit in the sunshine and warm temps yesterday afternoon, much of the system is still in very good to great condition. There are some thin spots opening up in the usual places, with the largest being at the top of the first hill on Manitou (portaging required). Barring another snow event, today is our last day of grooming for the 2017-18 ski season.

Join us today for a History-Making Spring Ski Party! Let’s celebrate the latest day of skiing in XC Ski HQ history.

When: Today, Saturday, April 21st
Who: Skiers, trail sponsors, customers, family, friends, YOU!
Shop opens: 10:00am (skiers are welcome to hit the trails earlier – the best skiing will be in the morning!)
History-Making BBQ Party on the sundeck: 1:00pm
HQ will provide brats and sauerkraut. Bring a dish and/or a beverage to pass, if you like! Looks like a beautiful, sunny afternoon, so come ski and share in some good food and great company with Bob, Lynne, Donnie, and your fellow XC skiers.

Forbush Corner: Re-groomed most of the East Trail System this morning. Temps dropped to the low 20's overnight which allowed the trails to set up firm. 2 passes with the Pisten Bully PB100 snowcat - 1 to till and 1 to groom the skate lane and the classic track. Come and get it !!!

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