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Brrrrr! Junior start of the Cote Dame Marie at Hanson Hills.

Brrrrr! Junior start of the Cote Dame Marie at Hanson Hills.

Michigan Cup: Durand and Darling tied; Vanais and Yankus tied
Michigan Cup: Durand and Darling tied; Vanais and Yankus tied

Michigan Cup: Durand and Darling tied; Vanais and Yankus tied

2/22/2015 - By Mike Muha

Ken Dawson has just released the Michigan Cup individual standings to date (PDF) through the Vasa, but excluding the Noque and Gran Travers.

HH/CCSS continues to dominate Brumbaugh Cup
HH/CCSS continues to dominate Brumbaugh Cup

HH/CCSS continues to dominate Brumbaugh Cup

2/22/2015 - By Chris Jones

YTD Brumbaugh Cup results through the Gran Traverse race. Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop still has a commanding lead over all the other teams on Michigan Cup Circuit.

VIDEO: Junior Nationals stockpiling snow
VIDEO: Junior Nationals stockpiling snow

VIDEO: Junior Nationals stockpiling snow

2/22/2015 - By Mike Muha

The first Junior National race is coming up March 9. Unfortunately, snow is sparse. Race organizers have moved snow from other trails to increase coverage on a 3km loop. They have also stockpiling snow from the nearby alpine area.

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Stephen 11th in World Championship Skiathlon
Stephen 11th in World Championship Skiathlon

Stephen 11th in World Championship Skiathlon

2/21/2015 - By USSA

The biggest climb was filled with fans and I channeled some rhythm to go up the hill. I’m thankful for that hill and the crowd today...

Caldwell 10th, Hamilton 12th in Falun Sprint
Caldwell 10th, Hamilton 12th in Falun Sprint

Caldwell 10th, Hamilton 12th in Falun Sprint

2/20/2015 - By USSA

Sophie Caldwell led the U.S. skiers at the first race of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a 10th place finish in Thursday's classic sprint. Simi Hamilton took 12th for the men.

Wax recommendations for the Grinder and Birkie
Wax recommendations for the Grinder and Birkie

Wax recommendations for the Grinder and Birkie

2/20/2015 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup cross country ski race (The Grinder) and the American Birkebeiner.

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Stinchfield Loppet - a gloriously fun ski tour
Stinchfield Loppet - a gloriously fun ski tour

Stinchfield Loppet - a gloriously fun ski tour

2/19/2015 - By Jeff Potter

Come join us for an extraordinary ski experience! This is a free no-drop ski tour. We'll be exploring a "big country" forest that'll make you think you're not downstate!

Watch the Nordic Worlds via live stream!
Watch the Nordic Worlds via live stream!

Watch the Nordic Worlds via live stream!

2/18/2015 - By USSA

A full schedule of medal events will be streamed live to the USA from the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships starting in Falun Feb. 18-March 1, opening with classic sprints for men and women on Thursday.

PHOTOS: North American Vasa
PHOTOS: North American Vasa

PHOTOS: North American Vasa

2/17/2015 - By Mike Muha

In case you missed, there are photos-for-pay available (I do not know who the photographer is). But I think you can post your own photo on facebook for free!

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Jessie Diggins lone top 20 for US in Ostersund freestyle
Jessie Diggins lone top 20 for US in Ostersund freestyle

Jessie Diggins lone top 20 for US in Ostersund freestyle

2/16/2015 - By USSA

Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. with a 17th place finish in the Ostersund 10K Freestyle World Cup, the lone top-twenty result today for the U.S.

Simi Hamilton takes 11th in Ostersund sprint
Simi Hamilton takes 11th in Ostersund sprint

Simi Hamilton takes 11th in Ostersund sprint

2/16/2015 - By USSA

After the US qualified four skiers for the sprint rounds, Simi Hamilton led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team at the Ostersund World Cup Classic Sprint event, finishing 11th.

Gran Travers: Yankus and Davis win, but Goodman saves his day!
Gran Travers: Yankus and Davis win, but Goodman saves his day!

Gran Travers: Yankus and Davis win, but Goodman saves his day!

2/15/2015 - By Mike Muha

Maybe the wind wasn't as bad as yesterday's North American Vasa, but the temperature was 20 degrees colder at the start of today's Gran Travers. At least kick waxing was easy...

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UPCOMING

FRI, JAN 25, 2019

Junior Noque
Forestville Trailhead, Marquette, MI

SAT, JAN 26, 2019

Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Marquette, MI

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

Get your Fill at the Grill – Fire on the Mountain!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

SUN, JAN 27, 2019

Get your Fill at the Grill – Fire on the Mountain!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Retro Ski
Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids trail system, Hancock, MI

TUE, JAN 29, 2019

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

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

TUE, JAN 22

Hanson Hills: Skied the blue trail this afternoon. Things were a bit soft in spots and there were places with grass and leaves coming through. Great skiing, tracks were fast, A skis okay with a big of care.
It even skied well after a week at Swedetown.

Vasa Trail: The groomers only had 1" of fresh snow over the past two days to work with for this morning's grooming, but it was enough to install nice fresh corduroy. The result was the best under-the-ski feel in a week, much softer and nicer than the recent hardpack. Not real fast until the cold snowflakes lose some of their sharp edges making that growling noise as they resist the motion of your waxed base. Only a couple of thin spots, and another fresh but smaller batch of oak leaves to dodge.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Shallow classic tracks on Buck's Run today. But still very usable. Great ski on the skins.

Skate lane looks great too.

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: All trails inside 17k groomed, but very soft because it just doesn't stop snowing here. Conditions were considerably faster because temps broke the 20 degree mark. Nice, warm day! Blue extra was alright, slipping a bit in the new snow.

Valley Spur: Lake effect snow through the weekend which Dan has all groomed in. Some light snow overnight, so great classic skiing with anything Blue. Skate lanes are in Excellent shape with a flat deck and solid pole plants.

Hanson Hills: All Trails are groomed with set tracks. Groomer Tommy G. snow combed Green, Brown, and Blue trails yesterday afternoon. Lodge and Trails open at 9am.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Conditions remain in very good shape on the majority of the trails. Groomer Mike is snow combing the skating lanes this morning. Tracks remain on all trails, with the best tracks found on the Trappers Cabin trail. The best conditions are on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey and Manitou trails. There is a lot of snow in the forecast for tonight (3-5 inches) and tomorrow (3-5 inches), which will cover up the oak leaves completely and put us in great shape for the coming weekend!

Today's Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Classic Hammy Sammy! Baked ham, Swiss cheese, sliced tomatoes, and stone ground mustard on a delicious Swiss roll. Served melty and hot with chips and a pickle! Plus, it's a great time to demo the Fischer Speedmax Skate skis! Incredibly lightweight, these skis offer whole new level of speed. Find some snow and enjoy this beautiful day!

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