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Abby Olson (24) on her way to third-place overall in the Frosty Freestyle 5K (Photo: Greg Sadler Photography. More photos at http://www.backprint.com/gregsadlerphotography)

Abby Olson (24) on her way to third-place overall in the Frosty Freestyle 5K (Photo: Greg Sadler Photography. More photos at http://www.backprint.com/gregsadlerphotography)

Cross Country Ski Headquarters wins second consecutive Michigan Cup Title
Cross Country Ski Headquarters wins second consecutive Michigan Cup Title

Cross Country Ski Headquarters wins second consecutive Michigan Cup Title

4/4/2014 - By Tom Rzeznich

The conditions were quite possibly the best they have ever been for this almost-springtime race, and skiers enjoyed fast, plentiful snow without any rain, bare spots, or sunburn!

DNR seeks input on Grand Traverse County’s Vasa Pathway
DNR seeks input on Grand Traverse County’s Vasa Pathway

DNR seeks input on Grand Traverse County’s Vasa Pathway

4/3/2014 - By Michigan DNR

On April 28, the DNR and TART staff will provide background information on the Vasa Pathway and then receive public comments regarding the mixed-use recreation experience associated with cross-country skiing and fat-tire biking.

First Ever Brighton B-Rec Back 2 Back: Report and Pics
First Ever Brighton B-Rec Back 2 Back: Report and Pics

First Ever Brighton B-Rec Back 2 Back: Report and Pics

4/3/2014 - By Stan Dinkel

Spring skiing, forty-degree weather, mashed potato snow all had *nothing* to do with the first Brighton Rec B2B Cross Country Ski Race. The temperature for the race seemed frighteningly cold, a chilly 10 degrees, with an afternoon high of 23.

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Sign petition to ban fatbikes from Vasa Trail during ski season
Sign petition to ban fatbikes from Vasa Trail during ski season

Sign petition to ban fatbikes from Vasa Trail during ski season

4/2/2014 - By Pete LaPlaca

We have formed a coalition of dedicated Vasa trail skiers who are requesting a Director’s Order from the DNR to ban fat bikes from the Vasa ski trails during ski season. We ask you sign our online petition

Dave Forbush Birthday Party this Saturday
Dave Forbush Birthday Party this Saturday

Dave Forbush Birthday Party this Saturday

4/2/2014 - By Mario Kennedy

Dave is back home and under hospice care now...and we're having a birthday party for him! He would really like to visit with all of his friends. If you want to see Dave, I recommend that you do not delay your visit.

VASA Skiers lament fatbike invasion
VASA Skiers lament fatbike invasion

VASA Skiers lament fatbike invasion

4/2/2014 - By Jim Datsko

Building a local Nordic Camelot doesn’t happen in one, five, or even ten years; but tearing it down can be accomplished in just a couple years.

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Michigan Cup Committee acquires Huron Meadows Metropark
Michigan Cup Committee acquires Huron Meadows Metropark

Michigan Cup Committee acquires Huron Meadows Metropark

4/1/2014 - By Mike Muha

In order to grow the sport, we need to attract skiers from major metropolitan markets. Having a trail system so close to Detroit is ideal, says Ernie Brumbaugh.

Fatbike Friday FAQ Check
Fatbike Friday FAQ Check

Fatbike Friday FAQ Check

3/31/2014 - By Andrew J. White

I was concerned that the information that TART presented – “Fatbike Fridays FAQs” - was very inaccurate at best. So I began to research this issue myself.

Brenda Carlson and Jim Beebe top Paintball Biathlon standings
Brenda Carlson and Jim Beebe top Paintball Biathlon standings

Brenda Carlson and Jim Beebe top Paintball Biathlon standings

3/30/2014 - By Justin Andre and Mariah Frye

Individuals were challenged to ski laps around a designated course. At the end of each lap, participants had to shoot at 5 targets using a paintball gun. For each target hit 10 seconds of time was deducted from their time.

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Sadie Bjornsen and Noah Hoffman take U.S. Distance Titles
Sadie Bjornsen and Noah Hoffman take U.S. Distance Titles

Sadie Bjornsen and Noah Hoffman take U.S. Distance Titles

3/30/2014 - By USSA

Noah Hoffman and Sadie Bjornsen both capped their respective seasons Friday with U.S. distance titles to wrap up the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships.

Six CCSA skiers earn All-American status at NCAA Championships skate race
Six CCSA skiers earn All-American status at NCAA Championships skate race

Six CCSA skiers earn All-American status at NCAA Championships skate race

3/21/2014 - By CCSA

Second-place finishes for both Alaska’s Max Olex and Northern Michigan’s Rosie Frankowski in the mass start freestyle races wrapped up a banner week for the CCSA at the NCAA Championships at Soldier Hollow Resort in Utah.

Two-day Paintball Biathlon this weekend!
Two-day Paintball Biathlon this weekend!

Two-day Paintball Biathlon this weekend!

3/21/2014 - By Mariah Frye

The second annual Hanson Hills/XC Ski HQ Paintball Biathlon Series welcomes men, women, and kids to compete in this 2-day event, combining cross country skiing with paintball target shooting.

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UPCOMING

SUN, JAN 21, 2018

Gitchi Gami Games (Junior National Qualifier) - Day 2
American Birkebeiner Trailhead, Cable, WI

Michigan Backcountry Ski Series: Stinchfield Loppet
Stinchfield Woods between Dexter and Pinckney

Paella on the Sun Deck
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

TUE, JAN 23, 2018

4-H Junior Ski Program
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Vasa Ski Club Tuesday Night Sprints - Freestyle
Hickory Hills, Traverse City, MI

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

WED, JAN 24, 2018

"Cold is Cool": Fourth and Fifth Graders Ski Free!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Skate

FRI, JAN 26, 2018

Junior Noque
Forestville Trailhead, Marquette, MI

Full Moon Night Skiing
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

SAT, JAN 27, 2018

Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Marquette, MI

Get your Fill at the Grill – Fire on the Mountain
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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

More events...

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SAT, JAN 20

Crystal Mountain: I groomed out the skating lanes today before it got warm. They turned out pretty good. Did everything but Eagles and Squirrel. Plan on doing the same thing tomorrow. There should be a couple hours of good skiing before it turns into mashed potatoes.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Buck's Run is in fabulous shape this morning. Skate lane and tracks are great. Getting a little slower as the air warms. The snow looks like it has not transformed yet, so classic skiers can get away with a warm kick was.

Rob Fairman also said the contractor's loop was in great skating shape.

Huron Meadows Metropark: 1st time on Bucks run and conditions were great. Don’t know why I haven’t done this before during low snow conditions. A good base and tracks were deep thanks to the Huron Meadow’s crew for giving us a great man-made snow ski trail. Also happy to report there is still a big pile of snow that should keep us going after the warm up. Come on out and support the great grooming they do here with the $5 trail fee for Bucks run.

Boyne Mountain: Just a quick update on our trails from earlier. Last night it seems that a vehicle decided to drive the entire length of Runway and they tore it up pretty bad. We're asking that you don't ski Runway today.

Boyne Mountain: With the recent weather there may be a few thin spots on the upper trails. The lower trails were groomed on Thursday but we have ceased grooming operations until cooler temperatures and snow return. Our base is quite compact and thick so the skate lanes should be holding up pretty well especially in the forested areas.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The John Deere Loop, which is composed of part of the Rolling Hills and Adventure trails, is still in very good shape with the mass of manmade snow we spread out along it this past week. We were able to set deep tracks, which are holding up quite well. Overall it is in very good condition for classic and skate skiing. Rolling Hills is also in good enough condition for B skis. Due to the slightly warm temps this morning, we will not be grooming, and the trail surface is still plenty smooth. The Manitou, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, Trapper’s Cabin, and Adventure are open for rock skiing today, but are likely better for snowshoes. The practice area still has plenty of coverage for ski demos and lessons.

Stop by and demo some skin skis! Free equipment demos are available all day, every day. The synthetic mohair bases on our skin skis get tremendous grip in these warmer temps! Our sale on XC ski packages and cross country ski clothing continues with great deals on Fischer, Salomon, Smartwool, and more.

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is Fire Grilled Pizza! Build your own gourmet flatbread pizza and have it grilled to perfection on our wood-fired Sun Deck barbeque pit. Choose from a variety of toppings to create your own pizza masterpiece, and enjoy the satisfying flavors of delicious fire cooked crust, savory sauce, bubbling cheese and fresh toppings. Mama Mia! Served from Noon until 3:00pm.

Good luck to all the Cote Dame racers! Participants are welcome to stop by afterwards for a free facilities pass and free bowl of chili!

Hanson Hills: Great Day for a Ski Race!! Please remember the Cote Dame Marie will take place at Forbush Corner's (Frederic).

Hanson Hills Nordic Trails are Closed. Forbush has plenty of snow, perfect skate lanes and nice set track. Also XC HQ, has a 1.5km loop groomed as well, please visit our neighbors and enjoy some great Grayling Area Skiing!

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