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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)

Michigan Cup Relay Results
Michigan Cup Relay Results

Michigan Cup Relay Results

3/11/2014 - By Mike Muha

Results from the Michigan Cup Relays at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Individual team member names were not available....

Weather and trails perfect as 515 compete in 2014 Great Bear Chase
Weather and trails perfect as 515 compete in 2014 Great Bear Chase

Weather and trails perfect as 515 compete in 2014 Great Bear Chase

3/10/2014 - By Great Bear Chase

The trails were pristine, the weather just about the right coldness and more than 500 skiers raced through the Swedetown Trails this morning during the 34th annual Portage Health Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon.

Hanson Hills closed for fatbike event, March 14-16
Hanson Hills closed for fatbike event, March 14-16

Hanson Hills closed for fatbike event, March 14-16

3/10/2014 - By Justin Andre

All of Hanson Hills Cross Country Ski trails will be closed to skier traffic the weekend of March 14-16th. The trail system will be open to the use of Fat Bikes, for a fundraising event.

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Randall 12th in Holmenkollen 30K Classic
Randall 12th in Holmenkollen 30K Classic

Randall 12th in Holmenkollen 30K Classic

3/9/2014 - By USSA

World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) put forth a solid race effort Sunday, earning a career-best 12th in the 30k classic World Cup at Holmenkollen.

Hofman 29th in  Holmenkollen 50k classic
Hofman 29th in  Holmenkollen 50k classic

Hofman 29th in Holmenkollen 50k classic

3/9/2014 - By USSA

Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) muscled through the Holmenkollen 50k classic World Cup race Saturday to earn the top result for the USA in 29th.

Salice 807 Nordic Flip Sunglasses review
Salice 807 Nordic Flip Sunglasses review

Salice 807 Nordic Flip Sunglasses review

3/7/2014 - By Mike Muha

They arrived just before the White Pine Stampede. Even though you shouldn't try something new in a race, they were so cool looking that I had to wear them. Ha! I won the 20k Classic wearing them!

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Wax Recommendations for the Great Bear Chase and MI Cup Relays
Wax Recommendations for the Great Bear Chase and MI Cup Relays

Wax Recommendations for the Great Bear Chase and MI Cup Relays

3/6/2014 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Wax Recommendations from Fast Wax, Solda, Toko and Swix for the Great Bear Chase and MI Cup Relays... Check back for updates and additions!

Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop sweeps MI Cup senior podium
Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop sweeps MI Cup senior podium

Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop sweeps MI Cup senior podium

3/6/2014 - By Mike Muha

Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop finished 1-2-3 on the podiums for both Senior Men and Senior Women. The Juniors still have one more race before the we can call winners.

Husky Ulrika Axelsson 2nd in Classic Sprint at Junior Nationals
Husky Ulrika Axelsson 2nd in Classic Sprint at Junior Nationals

Husky Ulrika Axelsson 2nd in Classic Sprint at Junior Nationals

3/6/2014 - By Mike Muha

Four Great Lakes Division athletes raced in the Classic Sprint at the 2014 Junior National Cross Country Ski Championships at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont yesterday. One, Ulrika Axelsson, landed on the podium with a strong 2nd place finish!

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Randall clinches third straight World Cup Sprint Title
Randall clinches third straight World Cup Sprint Title

Randall clinches third straight World Cup Sprint Title

3/6/2014 - By USSA

Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) clinched her third straight FIS World Cup sprint title Wednesday, finishing seventh in a classic sprint in Drammen. Randall missed out on a finals spot by a mere boot length in the semi-finals.

Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop takes Brumbaugh Cup
Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop takes Brumbaugh Cup

Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop takes Brumbaugh Cup

3/5/2014 - By Mike Muha

Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop has crushed everyone in the Brumbaugh Cup competition.Part of their strategy was to make sure they had enough men and women racing to get points in every race. Good job Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop!

Tosteson  and Frye win The Beast
Tosteson  and Frye win The Beast

Tosteson and Frye win The Beast

3/3/2014 - By John Gravlin

The lake start/finish of the Black Mountain races makes for an incredible spectator viewing of the skiers. Overall winners Phillip Tosteson and Mariah Frye Colie did not disappoint as they demonstrated beautiful skating technique finishing first.

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UPCOMING

SAT, JAN 20, 2018

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

UPDATED! Cote Dame Marie Ski Loppet
Forbush Corner, Frederic, MI

Stretch and Slide: A Yoga-Ski Retreat!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Fire Grilled Pizzas on the Sun Deck
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Northbound Outfitters Kids Race
Northbound Outfitters, Grayling,MI

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

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

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

FRI, JAN 19

Crystal Mountain: I didn't groom today but I did ski this morning and even though the track set was shallow it was still ski-able-no bare spots anywhere but with leaves in the tracks in the woods.. I don't know if I'll groom tomorrow either. It will depend on if it sets up. The temps don't look favorable. If we don't get any rain in this warm up we should be able to hold our own and not lose our base. Keep your fingers crossed and do that snow dance.

Lost Lakes Pathway: Since the trail was so rough from multi-use, we headed out on Lake Dubonnet, where there were some ice fishermen & snowmobile tracks. After the middle loop, Kathy & Winnie headed back while I continued on the big, back loop. I love this trail, though not very challenging, since there is water on each loop, Lake Dubonnet on the first, the river on the middle, and several small lakes on the back loop. Note: I have never seen so much tree debris on the trail. Considering the warm-up, I would wait for some new snow before skiing it again.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Snow was added again today on Buck's run and groomed. Classic tracks are in excellent condition. Tracks are deep. Tracks are probably the best they have been since the races.
Skating lane also in great condition.
All other trails are in poor shape.

Hanson Hills: Due to poor snow conditions, trails will remain closed through the weekend. Please Visit our friends to the North in Frederic at Forbush Corners , they have (14km) groomed with set track. Also XC Ski Headquarters has 1.5Km of groomed trail.

Cote Dame Marie will be held at Forbush Corners on Jan 20th,
Registration will be held from 8am-9:30pm.
9:30am - Junior Boys (6.5km) 1 lap
9:33am- Junior Girls (6.5km) 1 lap
10:00am- Michigan Cup Men (19.5km) 3 laps
10:03am- Michigan Cup Women (13km) 2 laps

Stokely Creek: All our trails are groomed and in great shape with a solid base of 10 inches and more in some areas. Today will be a little above freezing but a great day for skiing. Our guests have been enjoying skiing on the lakes. Go to our Face Book page to see photos of lake skiing. Lots of snow in the forecast for next week.

THU, JAN 18

Black Mountain: Three to four inches of new snow earlier in the week has made for good skiing out at Black Mountain. Parts of the system have been rolled - not enough snow to lay track, but there are a few inches that most classic skiers have laid a good base of track down with. Temperatures are predicted to reach above freezing this weekend, so watch the weather and the best skiing may be in the morning, late afternoon or evening. The temperatures are expected to decline next week, so trails should remain in present condition. Leaf litter is on the decline, most parts of the system have little leaf litter currently. The ski season continues out at Black Mountain!

Independance Oaks: Good packed conditions with reasonable coverage. Use your A skis with caution.

Valley Spur: Great conditions with fresh snow and grooming every day this past week. All the grooming has firmed up the skate deck and classic tracks are in Excellent shape. Skiing will be very good through the weekend.

Kensington Metropark: Golf course was groomed yesterday or early today. Wind blown in spots, but pretty skiable. Several areas with gravel, one place could not be gone around. For some reason, my skis were really slow along the freeway, otherwise not bad. I used my rock skis. Later I tried the religious area, I double poled mostly, towards the Goose Sect, and then to other sects. No grooming there, pretty skied in, with the occasional horse and walkers.
A bit confusing, the parking lot is closed and says it is closed until spring. Had to find another way to the trail.

Crystal Mountain: I groomed everything today. Track set is still shallow but skiable. We won't be grooming tomorrow. Get out and ski before the warm-up.

Huron Meadows Metropark: They added snow and groomed buck's run today. Trail is in great shape for classic and skate right today.

Vasa Trail: Very grateful for the TART groomers, our wonder-ful Vasa trail, and my long-time ski buddy, Kathy Cook-Dowd, who waited for me as we skied the 27k loop counterclockwise today. Not that much snow in the woods, but deep tracks on the 25k loop, shallow on the 10k, as usual. The trail is in great condition, as we head into a warm-up & possible rain, ugh! It was above freezing when we finished, but not too sunny, which was perfect for Kathy's kick wax & my Twin Skins. I always enjoy skiing in reverse since lots of fun downhills, including The Wall, yee-haw! Note: There were lots of leaves and little twigs in the tracks, so had to take care on the downhills.

Vasa Trail: Groomers combed the skate lane this morning but left yesterday's classic tracks as they were -- solid and fast. Yesterday's high winds scattered a lot of oak leaves on the trail, many of which nestled in the classic tracks. So classic was tough going along many stretches. Temps were above freezing by midday as the weekend thaw sneaks into town.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Started at 7:45am today and no grooming had been done. Bucks Run was skiable, but there were a lot of oak leaves to skate around. Took a detour and skated the woodsy part of the north golf course. That was much better although there were some areas where the dirt is starting to show. It appeared the crew was adding snow to Buck Run, so perhaps they will groom later today.

Hanson Hills: Cote Dame Tentative Race Schedule: **EVENT HELD AT FORBUSH CORNER
8-9:30am Registration
9:30am Junior Boy's Start (6.5.KM)
9:33am Junior Girl's Start (6.5KM)
10:00am MI-Cup Men Start (19.5KM)
10:03am MI-Cup Women Start (13KM)

Hanson Hills: No new snow to report. The snow we received Monday, has packed to the trail system nicely. Trails are skiable, however we feel the hills are still really icy and dangerous to withstand skier traffic. We will continue to keep trails closed through the weekend. Temperatures will climb back into the 40's Friday and Saturday, with possible rain on Sunday.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: It was another great day of skiing on the John Deere loop, as well as the Rolling Hills trail! Groomer Mike snow combed yesterday afternoon, so conditions on those trails will be great again today. Trail Doctor Bob will finish extending the John Deere loop with the snow spreader today. The John Deere loop is great for A skis, the Rolling Hills is good for A skis if you’re careful, and the Manitou, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, Trapper’s Cabin, and Adventure are open for rock skiing today. The practice area still has plenty of coverage for ski demos and lessons. Snowshoeing is welcome on all the trails as well.

Stop by and demo some skis! Free equipment demos are available all day, every day. Our sale on XC ski packages and cross country ski clothing continues on great deals from Fischer, Salomon, Smartwool, and more. Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is Chili and 2 Bosco Sticks for just $5! Enjoy these cheese filled breadsticks dipped in your choice of housemade Classic or Veggie Chili.

See you at HQ!

Stokely Creek: Stokely's trails and grooming conditions have been great all week. Alex who has groomed at Stokely for over 30 years said the ski Mountain trail to the King Mt hut and the King Mountain run is in as good a shape as it has ever been. Right now skiing on the lakes is a skiers delight. You should put March 3rd on your calendars and join us for our big new event called Tour De` Huts. Look up the details on our web-site stokelycreek/events. It will be a winter celebration that will last all day.

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