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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!

Michigan Cup race calendar for 2014-2015 includes Fun Series
Michigan Cup race calendar for 2014-2015 includes Fun Series

Michigan Cup race calendar for 2014-2015 includes Fun Series

12/2/2014 - By Mike Muha

The first real points race for the new season is coming up on Saturday, December 20 with Lakes of the North, followed the next day by Wintersonnewende at Michawye. New this year is the Michigan Cup Fun Series, where racers can earn 10 participation points

Noah Hoffman back in US with broken Fibula
Noah Hoffman back in US with broken Fibula

Noah Hoffman back in US with broken Fibula

12/1/2014 - By Mike Muha

A broken fibula is going to put a big crimp on Noah Hoffman 's World Cup seaon. Hoffman broke it on a a very familiar but fast downhill corner in the 15 kilometer classic individual start race in Kuusamo, Finland.

Sadie Bjornsen takes 17th in Ruka; Noah Hoffman heads to hospital
Sadie Bjornsen takes 17th in Ruka; Noah Hoffman heads to hospital

Sadie Bjornsen takes 17th in Ruka; Noah Hoffman heads to hospital

11/30/2014 - By USSA

Sadie Bjornsen led the U.S. Ski Team with a 17th place in the 10k classic individual event in Ruka. Noah Hoffman was transported to a local medical facility for evaluation of an ankle injury following a crash on a steep and icy descent.

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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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UPCOMING

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SAT, APR 21

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 !!!

FRI, APR 20

Forbush Corner: 100% full white coverage. >50 degrees basking in warm spring Sun (January seems to be over for good). Glorious, beats mud season down state. Plenty of snow left for the weekend. Enjoy! There was an owl along Little Coaster, who did not like my presence!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: It’s another fine day to spring ski! Groomer Bob is out Ginzu snowcombing all the trails this morning, and the classic tracks are still in very good shape. We are happy to report that conditions overall are very good to excellent, with one bare spot opening up on the top of the first hill of Manitou. Otherwise there is really good coverage, and still good for “A” skis! Of course the best skiing from here on out will be in the morning before the sun gets too high and the snow softens up. This is spring skiing at its very best!!

Join us tomorrow for a History-Making Spring Ski Party! Let’s celebrate the latest day of skiing in XC Ski HQ history. In 44 years in the XC ski business, we have never been open for skiing this late in the season. It’s time to party!

When: 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.

All the best,

Forbush Corner: Larry is out early this morning tilling and setting track on the entire East Trail System - Flatlands, Badlands, Pancake, Roller Coaster, and Little Coaster. The trails set up firm overnight, but the Pisten Bully PB100 will make them near perfect for skating and classic skiing - no problem. Spring Skiing Bonus Weekend #3 prices in effect - $10 for 1 day, $15 for 2 days!!!

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