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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!

The NEW NordicSkiRacer: Mobile friendly!
The NEW NordicSkiRacer: Mobile friendly!

The NEW NordicSkiRacer: Mobile friendly!

10/31/2014 - By Mike Muha

Out with the old, in with the new: NordicSkiRacer.com gets a new look and become more mobile friendly!

Ski Fest a warm 62 degrees
Ski Fest a warm 62 degrees

Ski Fest a warm 62 degrees

10/30/2014 - By Curt Peterson

Skiers enjoyed a 62 deg sunny day to race. Overall winners were Steve Smigiel Jr. and Heidi Schwab. Particularly noteworthy was the performance of Ryan Durand, age 12 who finished 3rd overall besting the times of many seasoned Michigan Cup racers.

Vasa Trail committee submits Fat Bike plan to DNR
Vasa Trail committee submits Fat Bike plan to DNR

Vasa Trail committee submits Fat Bike plan to DNR

10/28/2014 - By Mark Esper

A proposal to create a groomed fat bike trail system was submitted to the DNR on September 16, 2014. The DNR has "conceptually approved" this work and is fast-tracking the process. It is our hope that actual approval will be granted very soon.

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Skier Ken Roth named Citizen of the Year
Skier Ken Roth named Citizen of the Year

Skier Ken Roth named Citizen of the Year

10/22/2014 - By Mike Muha

Ken Roth, member of Team NordicSkiRacer, 12-year member of the Northville Schools Board of Education, business man, and one of the people who has made the Frosty Freestyle cross country ski race successful, was named "John Genitti Citzen of the Year".

Make your own rollerski fenders
Make your own rollerski fenders

Make your own rollerski fenders

10/19/2014 - By Randy Kessler

I love everything about my rollerskis except...water from the rear wheel during wet conditions comes onto the back of my leg and fills my boots up very quickly. Here's how I made my own rollerski fenders to keep the water out...

Scavenger hunt kills Kikkan Randall's Olympic dreams
Scavenger hunt kills Kikkan Randall's Olympic dreams

Scavenger hunt kills Kikkan Randall's Olympic dreams

10/18/2014 - By Mike Muha

The Wall Street Journal explains how a scavenger hunt ruined Kikkan Randall's chance at an medal in the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Randall, who was the favorite to win the Freestyle Sprint race, failed to even make it out of the quarterfinals.

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Yellowstone Ski Festival pre-season discounted passes on sale now
Yellowstone Ski Festival pre-season discounted passes on sale now

Yellowstone Ski Festival pre-season discounted passes on sale now

10/16/2014 - By Moira Dow

Prepaid trail passes are now available for the Yellowstone Ski Festival. Passes are valid from November 1-30. Passes can be purchased through the mail or online.

Borah Teamwear offers exclusive Birchleggings Club Nordic Apparel
Borah Teamwear offers exclusive Birchleggings Club Nordic Apparel

Borah Teamwear offers exclusive Birchleggings Club Nordic Apparel

10/15/2014 - By Ben Wizner

Borah Teamwear, a long-time supporter and recent sponsor of the American Birkebeiner, has collaborated with the renowned Birchleggings Club, providing an exclusive custom Nordic apparel collection available to the 1300 plus members.

VASA Economic Report at Michigan Trails Advisory Council
VASA Economic Report at Michigan Trails Advisory Council

VASA Economic Report at Michigan Trails Advisory Council

10/15/2014 - By Mike Muha

Julie Clark (Executive Director of TART Trails) and Sherwood Smith (Avenue ISR, a marketing advisor) will provide a VASA Economic Report to the Michigan Trails Advisory Council on Oct 28.

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Northug gets jail time, pays big fine, loses license for drunk driving

10/13/2014 - By Mike Muha

Norwegian cross country skiing superstar Peter Northug pleaded guilty to several charges related to his drinking-related crash of his Audi back on May 3. He was sentenced to 50 days in jail, fined about $30,000, and banned from driving.

Nordic Ski Fest on Oct 25
Nordic Ski Fest on Oct 25

Nordic Ski Fest on Oct 25

10/8/2014 - By Curt Peterson

Once again, the Vasa Ski Club presents the USA's first Nordic ski race of the season and first Michigan Cup race of the season.

Road bike give away to support CXC Adaptive Program
Road bike give away to support CXC Adaptive Program

Road bike give away to support CXC Adaptive Program

10/7/2014 - By CXC Skiing

Kent Eriksen Cycles, HED Cycling and Sram are partnering to support CXC's Adaptive Program for children with physical disabilities and visual impairment by giving away a $8,500 dream bike to one lucky winner!

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UPCOMING

Nothing in the calendar for the next seven days.

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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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