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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!

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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Forbush Corner opens tomorrow (Saturday)
Forbush Corner opens tomorrow (Saturday)

Forbush Corner opens tomorrow (Saturday)

11/14/2014 - By Todd Hubbard

We have about 10 inches of snow on the ground in Frederic. I'm headed out to roll the East Trail System with the intent of grooming it again in the morning.

Lower Peninsula to have over 8 inches of snow
Lower Peninsula to have over 8 inches of snow

Lower Peninsula to have over 8 inches of snow

11/13/2014 - By Mike Muha

The US National Weather Service Gaylord Michigan says expect quite a bit of snowfall. Forbush Corner is considering open this weekend because of the forecast.

Valley Spur says 'Bring your A skis'
Valley Spur says 'Bring your A skis'

Valley Spur says 'Bring your A skis'

11/13/2014 - By Valley Spur

Valley Spur says there is close to 2 feet of snow. Bring your A skis!

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Noque Nordic memberships now available
Noque Nordic memberships now available

Noque Nordic memberships now available

11/12/2014 - By Noquemanon Trail Network

The Noquemanon Trail Network (NTN) now has Nordic ski memberships available for sale at area outlets throughout Marquette County.

Michigan Cup Children's Hospital of Michigan Team Challenge
Michigan Cup Children's Hospital of Michigan Team Challenge

Michigan Cup Children's Hospital of Michigan Team Challenge

11/12/2014 - By Becca Beebe

Michigan Cup teams have challenged each other to significantly to the White Pine Stampede donation to Children's Hospital of Michigan.

Straits Striders Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Swap
Straits Striders Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Swap

Straits Striders Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Swap

11/11/2014 - By Jim Harrington

The Straits Striders ski team will hold a Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe swap on Saturday, November 22, from 9:00am until 1:00pm, at the Petoskey Winter Sports Park, in Petoskey, MI.

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Continental Divide Thru-Hike – A Journey For The Kids
Continental Divide Thru-Hike – A Journey For The Kids

Continental Divide Thru-Hike – A Journey For The Kids

11/7/2014 - By Ken Dawson

In March of 2015 I will retire and in April will hike the Continental Divide Trail to raise money for an organization called Big City Mountaineers. They work with under-resourced urban youths, inter-city kids raised by single parents...

Nov 20 meeting to discuss VASA Ski/Fat Tire Bike trails
Nov 20 meeting to discuss VASA Ski/Fat Tire Bike trails

Nov 20 meeting to discuss VASA Ski/Fat Tire Bike trails

11/3/2014 - By Tim Schreiner

VASA Ski/Fat Tire Bike Coalition has approval from the DNR to create/build 15k of new trails off the VASA Single Track Trail Head located along Supply Road. Hear more on November 20.

Toko US Facebook contest
Toko US Facebook contest

Toko US Facebook contest

11/2/2014 - By Ian Harvey

Toko US will ask questions on it's Facebook page, and the first correct recipient receives a prize. Questions will range from Toko trivia to

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UPCOMING

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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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