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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 Causes of Cramping: A personal experience
The Causes of Cramping: A personal experience

The Causes of Cramping: A personal experience

6/30/2014 - By Mike Muha

Recent - and very unexpected - cramping of my calves while bicycling lead me to search for remedies. What I found was very unexpected.

Team NordicSkiRacer Mountain Bike Invitational
Team NordicSkiRacer Mountain Bike Invitational

Team NordicSkiRacer Mountain Bike Invitational

6/23/2014 - By Lisa

Come mountain bike with us on the Island Lake Rec Area Mountain bike trails. A fun ride, not a race (although there will be those who want to go fast...). Head out to dinner after!

Part of Kensington Metropark bike path closed June 23-27
Part of Kensington Metropark bike path closed June 23-27

Part of Kensington Metropark bike path closed June 23-27

6/21/2014 - By Mike Muha

The Hike Bike Trail between the overflow lot across from the Farm Center and Route 4, Playfield/Possum Hollow, will be closed for repaving June 23 through June 27.

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2015 Cross Country Team Nominated
2015 Cross Country Team Nominated

2015 Cross Country Team Nominated

6/3/2014 - By USSA

World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) headlines a powerhouse team of women nominated to the 2015 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team.

Dave Forbush Memorial on June 1

5/19/2014 - By Mario Kennedy

It remains hard to believe and difficult to accept that the passing of our wonderful friend Dave occurred just a few weeks ago. As a follow up to the original notice, we have finalized the plans for Dave’s memorial and celebration of life on June 1st.

CXC Skiing offers performance testing on 10x12 roller skiing treadmill
CXC Skiing offers performance testing on 10x12 roller skiing treadmill

CXC Skiing offers performance testing on 10x12 roller skiing treadmill

5/10/2014 - By Peter Graves

CXC now offers the opportunity for skiers of all ages to ski indoors on a 10x12 roller skiing treadmill which offers testing amenities like a VO2 max and lactate analyzer, and innovative Dartfish software imaging technology plus power poles.

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The Utah Nordic Alliance (TUNA) seeks Head Coach

5/9/2014 - By Chris Magerl

TUNA wishes to retain a head coach who will have primary responsibility for the day to day planning, administration, and coaching of the TUNA Comp and Jr Comp programs, subject to the oversight of the Junior Program Coordinator.

After a 155 day season, Michigan Tech groomers call it a season
After a 155 day season, Michigan Tech groomers call it a season

After a 155 day season, Michigan Tech groomers call it a season

4/30/2014 - By Keweenaw Trails

Tech logged the first and last grooming of the season, kicking off on November 24 and ending on April 28. That’s a 155-day season, or a little over five months. Another way to look at it, we had groomed trails for skiing during 42 percent of the year.

Constructive DNR meeting of fatbikes vs, skiers on Vasa Trail
Constructive DNR meeting of fatbikes vs, skiers on Vasa Trail

Constructive DNR meeting of fatbikes vs, skiers on Vasa Trail

4/29/2014 - By Mike Muha

Almost 200 skiers and bikers attended the meeting. Since the outcome has implications for skiers and bikers on other trails throughout the State of Michigan - and even other state - several people traveled long distances to attend the meeting.

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Fjeldheim named National Nordic Skiing Coach Of The Year
Fjeldheim named National Nordic Skiing Coach Of The Year

Fjeldheim named National Nordic Skiing Coach Of The Year

4/29/2014 - By NMU

Northern Michigan University Nordic skiing coach Sten Fjeldheim has been named the United States Collegiate Ski Coaches Association National Coach of the Year announced the organization last Wednesday.

NMU Nordic Skiing awards skiers at banquet
NMU Nordic Skiing awards skiers at banquet

NMU Nordic Skiing awards skiers at banquet

4/29/2014 - By MNU

The Northern Michigan University Nordic skiing team announced its individual award winners on Saturday (April 26) at the Sports Hall of Fame and Student Athlete Awards Banquet.

NMU and St. Olaf atheletes and coaches voted best of the year.
NMU and St. Olaf atheletes and coaches voted best of the year.

NMU and St. Olaf atheletes and coaches voted best of the year.

4/28/2014 - By CCSA

Northern Michigan’s Rosie Frankowski and Fredrik Schwencke have been voted the Central Region’s Women’s and Men’s Athlete of the Year, respectively, with St. Olaf coach Tom Jorgenson annd NMU's Sten Fjeldheim the top coaches.

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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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