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Start of the Hanson Hills Classic. Michael Davis (on right), Rebecca Davis and Theo Vonwallmenich wait their interval start. (Photo: Chloë Alyn Borton).

Start of the Hanson Hills Classic. Michael Davis (on right), Rebecca Davis and Theo Vonwallmenich wait their interval start. (Photo: Chloë Alyn Borton).

Frosty Ski Tour on Sunday, after Krazy Klassic race
Frosty Ski Tour on Sunday, after Krazy Klassic race

Frosty Ski Tour on Sunday, after Krazy Klassic race

1/9/2015 - By Mike Muha

How about a ski tour on the groomed cross country ski trails of Huron Meadows Metropark, with a bonfire and snack stops along the way, and food at the end? Start skiing any time between 1:00pm and 3:00pm.

Michigan Cup wax recommendations for the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic
Michigan Cup wax recommendations for the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic

Michigan Cup wax recommendations for the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic

1/8/2015 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED with SOLDA: Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup cross country ski races: The REI Frosty Freestyle and the NordicSkiRacer.com Krazy Klassic.

Krazy Klassic race on Sunday, Jan 11
Krazy Klassic race on Sunday, Jan 11

Krazy Klassic race on Sunday, Jan 11

1/8/2015 - By Mike Muha

the race will be moved to the newly extended man-made snow trail, Buck's Run, near the cross country ski center. The race this year has two distances: 3 laps (6.75k) and 4 laps (9k) around Buck's Run. Skiers start two-at-a-time every 15 seconds on a doubl

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Expect Frosty conditions at REI Frosty Freestyle
Expect Frosty conditions at REI Frosty Freestyle

Expect Frosty conditions at REI Frosty Freestyle

1/8/2015 - By Mike Muha

The Frosty Freestyle will, well, frosty! Expect cold conditions and excellent snow - a mix of man-made and natural snow on a new course.

Michigan Tech’s Haakon Hjelstuen third overall in Sprint
Michigan Tech’s Haakon Hjelstuen third overall in Sprint

Michigan Tech’s Haakon Hjelstuen third overall in Sprint

1/7/2015 - By CCSA

An incredible 7 inches of snow reportedly fell over the morning of the race, making a trying sprint course all the more slow and difficult.

Caldwell and Hamilton both take 8th in Tour de Ski freestyle sprint
Caldwell and Hamilton both take 8th in Tour de Ski freestyle sprint

Caldwell and Hamilton both take 8th in Tour de Ski freestyle sprint

1/7/2015 - By USSA

I felt much better during my quarter and, on such a long course, my strategy was to chill out in the back, conserve my energy, and try to make a move the second time up the steep climb.

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Vasa Tuesday Sprint results: Jan 6
Vasa Tuesday Sprint results: Jan 6

Vasa Tuesday Sprint results: Jan 6

1/7/2015 - By Mark Esper

Results from the Vasa Ski Club Tuesday Night 4k Classic Sprints on January 6, 2015 at Timber Ridge.

Stop prying eyes: Toko JetStream 2.0 waxes are all white!
Stop prying eyes: Toko JetStream 2.0 waxes are all white!

Stop prying eyes: Toko JetStream 2.0 waxes are all white!

1/7/2015 - By Ian Harvey

Over the past few years, teams had asked us to make the bloc waxes the same color so it was more difficult for prying eyes to see what they were using. For this reason, all 3 colors are white.

Vasa Tuesday Sprint Series starts tonight
Vasa Tuesday Sprint Series starts tonight

Vasa Tuesday Sprint Series starts tonight

1/6/2015 - By Mike Muha

The Vasa Ski Club Tuesday night sprint series starts tonight and runs every Tuesday through March 3, 2015. Each event is a 4k race, either classic or skate, and located at either Timber Ridge Resort or Hickory Hills.

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Hanson Hills Nordic Headlamp Racing Series
Hanson Hills Nordic Headlamp Racing Series

Hanson Hills Nordic Headlamp Racing Series

1/6/2015 - By Hanson Hills Recreation Area

Show up to the Hanson Hills Nordic Trailhead anytime between 5 & 7 p.m.; begin timing yourself at the trailhead sign and finish timing at the return of the trailhead sign. The 5k (3.1 mile) green trail course will be groomed.

NMU's Kyle Bratrud crushes the competition by 50 seconds
NMU's Kyle Bratrud crushes the competition by 50 seconds

NMU's Kyle Bratrud crushes the competition by 50 seconds

1/5/2015 - By CCSA

NMU coach Sten Fjeldheim didn’t expect Bratrud to win, but he said, “I knew it was a possibility, and not just him: we have Adam Martin, Fredrik Schwencke, and Erik Soderman."

Bratrud and Gregg take 15K/10K Freestyle titles
Bratrud and Gregg take 15K/10K Freestyle titles

Bratrud and Gregg take 15K/10K Freestyle titles

1/5/2015 - By USSA

With temperatures in the single digits, fresh snow and blowing winds, the conditions at the Michigan Tech Trails in Houghton, Michigan played a big role in sorting out the first winners of the week long U.S. Cross Country Championships.

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UPCOMING

MON, FEB 19, 2018

Gourmet Chili Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

TUE, FEB 20, 2018

Team NordicSkiRacer Tuesday Night Sprints
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

WED, FEB 21, 2018

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Skate

FRI, FEB 23, 2018

Kortelopet
OO Trailhead to Downtown Hayward, Wisconsin

SAT, FEB 24, 2018

American Birkebeiner
Cable to Hayward, Wisconson

Birkie Live Stream!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Mason Tract Ski Tour with the Michigan Backcountry Ski Series
Mason Tract Pathway, Roscommon Michigan, Chase Bridge Rd Trailhead

Boyne Vistas 10K Freestyle
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI

Michigan Backcountry Ski Series: Mason Track Out'n'Back
Chase Bridge Road Trail Head

Taste of Gate's
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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

SUN, FEB 25, 2018

2018 Pennsylvania Nordic Championships (Rescheduled from Feb 4)
Wilderness Lodge, Wattsburg, PA

25th Annual Junior Muffin Pursuit Races – Classic/Freestyle
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

MON, FEB 19

Vasa Trail: The Vasa trail is still holding up, but warm-up (40F @ 12:30) is starting to take its toll. Skied Special K & Nipple with Paula H Dreeszen, then 25k & JackPine back to Timber Ridge, where the trail is turning to gray ice. The last powerline was a puddle so took off my Twin Skins there. As usual, the best snow was on the 25k loop & JackPine. Need a rest after 56 ski days, but still hoping for more snow soon, or I'll head to Stokely, U.P, CO, or ??? to find some in March.

Valley Spur: Trail conditions continue to be excellent at Valley Spur. Classic tracks are firm and the skate decks are solid and get freshened daily.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: What a great weekend of skiing! Our trails held up beautifully, with some skate skiers even saying that conditions were the best they’ve been all season. Groomer Mike snow combed the trails early this morning, so the skiing this morning will be really nice on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, and Adventure trails. The Tall Pines, Blizzard and Manitou trails are closed due to ice and bare spots. The practice area are open with fair to very good conditions as well. Ski early today before the weather shifts!

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Gourmet Chili Bar! Your choice of Classic or Veggie Chili, plus an assortment of delicious toppings. Try a homemade cornbread muffin and real butter with your chili and feel like a whole new person!

Get outside and enjoy the snow this morning!

SUN, FEB 18

: Classic skied the Duggins consevatory trails right across from old Camp Seagull. Excellent conditions. Also a firm crust would have been excellent skate skiing conditions. Rain the next few days will shut things down, but can't wait for fresh snow to head back out there. Used Toko yellow kicker. Hap wright

Vasa Trail: Great skiing on the Vasa, thanks to a dusting of fresh snow overnight & TART groom by Glen! I skied from Timber Ridge on the 10k to the Nipple, skipping Headwaters, the 25k to JackPine & back to TR today, approx 25 km in 3+ hrs.There were only 2 hills that were icy, one on the 25k to the N of the Timber Ridge exit between 2 trees, and one after the Nipple/10k junction on the 25k heading towards the powerline. In addition, the first 2 downhills in JackPine are getting thin at the base of the down/uphillls due to the warmth of the trees beside the trail. Timber Ridge had groomed corduroy, too, and all of the trails had a shallow, hardpacked classic track with lots of leaves, which is no problem with Twin Skins. While visiting with Mario Kennedy, I spotted a porcupine in the woods, which was a first for me. LET IT SNOW!!!

Crystal Mountain: We got about an half inch of snow last night which helped to make the trails not so icy. I re-groomed everything today and tried to set new tracks. Some turned out ok-some didn't. Come on out and ski while you can. We won't be grooming tomorrow.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Great day skiing on buck's run. Skate lane and classic were both fast and nicely done.
Thanks again everyone at Huron Meadows.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Same incredible conditions as yesterday, except the classic track was a little nicer and a little deeper. It was also beautiful weather today get out and enjoy it while we've got it. It will be excellent all day long.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Bucks Run was freshly groomed early this morning and the skating conditions were excellent at about 7:45 am. Fast and controllable. The parking lot was starting to fill when I left about 9:00, so it should be a great day to ski again. Hope that the based on Bucks holds up during this week's warm-up....great job groomers!

Stokely Creek: Blue skies and great skiing. Skiing was perfect on Saturday and our skiers asked that we not groom today because conditions are still great and lets just keep it that way. It is always fun to hear new arrivals say, " wow, you really have snow". Somehow only seeing is believing. Up to six inches in the forecast for the next couple days.

Vasa Trail: Skied from Single Track parking lot to the Rock and back. Riley’s loop is an icy mess, but the Vasa was in good shape. Skate lane was groomed this morning. Somewhat icy base but there is enough corduroy on top to control your skis.

There are a few icy spots in the flats and some of the hills are getting icy as well.

Weather forecast is not encouraging - looks like rain is in the way. Today might be the last good day for awhile.

Boyne Mountain: Trail conditions are hard and fast--use caution. Everything is open. Vistas has an icy patch that we are evaluating this morning.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We were very stoked with how many skiers got out and enjoyed the trails yesterday! We received a fresh dusting of snow last night, which will help freshen up the skate lanes and classic tracks today. Conditions remain very skiable on the trails that are open, with decent to good conditions and the occasional icy/crusty spot. Classic tracks were set on Friday on parts of Trappers Cabin and Rolling Hills, and all of the other trails still have existing tracks from Tuesday. Conditions are fair to very good on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, and Adventure trails. Groomer Mike will snow comb all of the above trails this morning. Until we get more snow, the Tall Pines, Blizzard and Manitou trails are closed due to ice and bare spots. The practice area are open with fair to very good conditions as well.

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Gourmet Chili Bar! Your choice of Classic or Veggie Chili, plus an assortment of delicious toppings. Try a homemade cornbread muffin and real butter with your chili and feel like a whole new person!

Get outside and enjoy the snow today!

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