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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).

Become a PSIA Nordic ski instructor
Become a PSIA Nordic ski instructor

Become a PSIA Nordic ski instructor

11/30/2014 - By Mike Muha

The Professional Ski Instructors of America (Central Division) will hold training, workshops, exam prep and Level 1 and Level exams at Boyne Highlands in Harbor Springs the weekend of December 6 and 7.

Sargent 5th (career best) in Kuusamo classic sprint
Sargent 5th (career best) in Kuusamo classic sprint

Sargent 5th (career best) in Kuusamo classic sprint

11/29/2014 - By USSA

Ida Sargent skied to a fifth place finish in the cross country classic sprint World Cup opener in Kuusamo, Finland Saturday, earning a career best individual finish.

Better double-poling with supple ankles
Better double-poling with supple ankles

Better double-poling with supple ankles

11/26/2014 - By USSA

U.S. Ski Team coach Jason Cork explains the importance of keeping ankles supple for efficient movement and to avoid chronic back pain when using the double poling technique.

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Free prizes from TokoUS on Instagram
Free prizes from TokoUS on Instagram

Free prizes from TokoUS on Instagram

11/25/2014 - By Ian Harvey

Toko will send a pair of ski ties and a 3mm plexiscraper to anyone who gives @TokoUS a shout out on Instagram. You have to tag @TokoUS in order to qualify. After the shout out has been completed, dm @TokoUS with your mailing address.

2014-15 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team announced
2014-15 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team announced

2014-15 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team announced

11/24/2014 - By USSA

The 2014-15 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team was announced today on the eve of the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup opener this weekend in Ruka, Finland. All 10 members of the A and B Teams are past members of Olympic and World Championship teams.

Petition Update: DNR reports on new Vasa fat bike trail
Petition Update: DNR reports on new Vasa fat bike trail

Petition Update: DNR reports on new Vasa fat bike trail

11/24/2014 - By Mike Muha

"Vasa Skiers" provided an update to the original petition opened on Change.org back in April 2014, following the recent DNR meeting with skiers and bikers on November 20, 2014. This is the full text of the press release by &quoVasa Skiers".

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Fundamental body position and movement patterns of Classic Skiing
Fundamental body position and movement patterns of Classic Skiing

Fundamental body position and movement patterns of Classic Skiing

11/24/2014 - By USSA

U.S. Ski Team coach Bryan Fish reviews the fundamental body positions and movements for classic skiing technique.

Volunteers sought for US Nationals
Volunteers sought for US Nationals

Volunteers sought for US Nationals

11/20/2014 - By Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech will host the 2015 U.S. Skiing Championships Jan. 2-10 at its on-campus Nordic Training Center. The organizing committee is looking for volunteers to help put on this world-class event.

Toko introduces JetStream 2.0 and HelX 2.0
Toko introduces JetStream 2.0 and HelX 2.0

Toko introduces JetStream 2.0 and HelX 2.0

11/19/2014 - By Ian Harvey

Toko has introduced new versions of Helix and JetStream, and has updated the application method. Take note!

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Leeward side of Great Lakes get slammed
Leeward side of Great Lakes get slammed

Leeward side of Great Lakes get slammed

11/18/2014 - By Mike Muha

Can you say "Lake Effect"? The large temperature difference between the Great Lakes and the air allows the air to rise quickly, generate lots of lake effect snow.

A cold ride for a good cause in Nashville
A cold ride for a good cause in Nashville

A cold ride for a good cause in Nashville

11/15/2014 - By Mike Muha

It was off the rollerskis and on the bike for a November 1 JDRF ride to raise money for research into a cure for Type 1 diabetes. But what's with 32 degrees and 20 mph winds...in Nashville???

Reserve Fischer demo skis and boots at Yellowstone Ski Festival
Reserve Fischer demo skis and boots at Yellowstone Ski Festival

Reserve Fischer demo skis and boots at Yellowstone Ski Festival

11/14/2014 - By Rick halling

The registration process is quite simple. Go to http://tinyurl.com/fischerWEST and fill out the form. You will receive a confirmation within 48 hours. Quantities are limited so do not delay.

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UPCOMING

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

TUE, FEB 27, 2018

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

WED, FEB 28, 2018

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Classic

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

WED, FEB 21

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: After considerable rain throughout the day yesterday, the temps finally cooled down last night. We received a dusting of snow overnight, and as of 7:00am it is 25F. Due to all the moisture on the trails, we will not be grooming today. In the best interest of preserving the snow, we ask that no one ski on the trails today while we let some of the water drain away. Only the practice area is open today for ski demos.

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Italian Stallion Panini! Ham, pepperoni, provolone, banana peppers, black olives, and marinara sauce on sliced Stone House Italian Bread. Served with Great Lakes Chips and a pickle!

Join us this weekend for a whole bunch of events!

Saturday, February 24th: Birkie Live Stream and Taste of Gates!
Watch “the Greatest Show on Snow” – the North American Birkebiener, live in Cable, Wisconsin! This famous ski race draws just as many fans as participants – well over 10,000. Join in the excitement by watching the live stream in the HQ Day Lodge! Then for lunch, experience the fantastic flavors of Gate’s AuSable Lodge, right here at Cross Country Ski Headquarters! Gate’s Lodge Head Chef, Matt Haley, will cook up a hearty winter feast you’ll never forget. Join us for this very special culinary experience, which showcases one of Northern Michigan’s best dining experiences. *Beverages not included.

Sunday, February 25th: The 25th Annual Junior Muffin Race!
Join us for the longest standing juniors race in Michigan! The Muffin Race celebrates the fun of youth skiing with a Junior Girls & Boys 8km Pursuit race. Skiers will classic ski the first half of the race then ski freestyle the second half of the race. Registration begins at 9am on Sunday, and we will shoot for a 10:30am start. This is a Michigan Cup Junior Race. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in the girls and boys races, and awards will also be given for best costumes! There will also be a “Mini Muffin” Race at approximately 11:30. ALL AGES of kids are welcome for the Mini Muffin Race, and entry is free. Each Mini Muffin racer receives a medal!

TUE, FEB 20

Stokely Creek: Our trails continue to be great and we keep crossing our fingers that the warm evening tonight does not produce much but drizzle.. Someone stopped at the office yesterday and said." the grooming is superb !." So if you are looking for snow on the trails and great skiing please come on up. We have gotten several reservation in the last day for this week. The snow is still deep at Stokely and the base continues to grow. Snow in the forecast for Friday with several inches predicted.
Our 100 km of trails just off Lake Superior are holding very well.

Boyne Mountain: The trails are closed today due to weather, but the shop is open and having a 30% off sale!
On EVERYTHING!!!
We also have a few sets of brand new skis from 2014-2015 at 50% off and plenty of new models from this year at 30% off. Hats, gloves, coats, pants, socks, base-layers and more!
Get in here for great deals on all of our gear while you can!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The earlier part of the day yesterday was great for skiing, and conditions were enjoyed by quite a few skiers before the rain set in in the afternoon. It has been raining steadily all night and looks to continue throughout the day today. Because of this, and in order to preserve as much of the snow as we can, the trails will be closed today. Only the practice area is open today for ski demos.

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Italian Stallion Panini! Ham, pepperoni, provolone, banana peppers, black olives, and marinara sauce on sliced Stone House Italian Bread. Served with Great Lakes Chips and a pickle. Stop in for some shopping! We have great sales on skate and classic ski packages, plus winter clothing and accessories.

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