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I do not know what kind of winter we will have, but I like THIS forecast better than most!

I do not know what kind of winter we will have, but I like THIS forecast better than most!

RESULTS: Baic and Nestor win 51km American Vasa Freestyle
RESULTS: Baic and Nestor win 51km American Vasa Freestyle

RESULTS: Baic and Nestor win 51km American Vasa Freestyle

2/10/2018 - By Mike Muha

After a year of injury and reinjury, Milan Baic (Vasa Ski Club) returned in form to take the overall win in the 2018 North American Vasa 51k Freestyle.

RESULTS: Kendrick and Ross win White Pine Stampede
RESULTS: Kendrick and Ross win White Pine Stampede

RESULTS: Kendrick and Ross win White Pine Stampede

2/10/2018 - By Mike Muha

A pair of Minnesota skiers, in a close finish, stole the show in the Men's 20k event, and the University of Michigan Nordic Ski Club showed up in force in the 20km classic.

WADA Athlete Committee protests reinstating Russian athletes at Olympics
WADA Athlete Committee protests reinstating Russian athletes at Olympics

WADA Athlete Committee protests reinstating Russian athletes at Olympics

2/8/2018 - By WADA

As members of the WADA Athlete Committee, we wish to express our profound disappointment and dismay with the recent ruling by CAS to reinstate the medals and results of 28 Russian winter Olympians from Sochi, previously disqualified for doping offences.

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Wax Recommendations: Vasa Weekend!
Wax Recommendations: Vasa Weekend!

Wax Recommendations: Vasa Weekend!

2/8/2018 - By Mike Muha

Toko, Fast Wax, Swix, and Solda recommendations for North American Vasa Fest this weekend.

PSIA ski instruction and certification event, Feb 17-18
PSIA ski instruction and certification event, Feb 17-18

PSIA ski instruction and certification event, Feb 17-18

2/7/2018 - By Amy Powell

This event will provide an opportunity to enhance personal skiing, drills and tools for teaching/coaching and technical fundamentals for the volunteer coach, intermediate skier, all the way to an experienced instructor going for a Certification.

Michigan Cup standings through the Noque
Michigan Cup standings through the Noque

Michigan Cup standings through the Noque

2/7/2018 - By Ken Dawson

Got back home and updated rosters and results through the Noque. I did not do team points yet but should do that shortly, and add the White Pine Stampede. Attached are the current results.

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"All systems Go!" for 42nd Annual North American Vasa
"All systems Go!" for 42nd Annual North American Vasa

"All systems Go!" for 42nd Annual North American Vasa

2/7/2018 - By North American Vasa

The recent snow, the expert grooming of three grooming teams, and predicted cold nights will ensure the best race conditions of the year.

This weekend's races: What's on, what's off...
This weekend's races: What's on, what's off...

This weekend's races: What's on, what's off...

2/1/2018 - By Mike Muha

White Pine Stampede: YES! Fire N Ice: NO. PA Nordic Championships: NO. King of the Mountain: NEW and YES! Michael Seaman Memorial: NO!

King of the Hill race at Schuss Mountain
King of the Hill race at Schuss Mountain

King of the Hill race at Schuss Mountain

2/1/2018 - By Shanty Creek

Need something to do the day after the White Pine Stampede? Race the King of the Hill at Schuss Mountain in Bellaire, Michigan!

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White Pine Stampede waxing recommendations!
White Pine Stampede waxing recommendations!

White Pine Stampede waxing recommendations!

2/1/2018 - By Mike Muha

Good news: Lots of snow is in the forecast for the White Pine Stampede! Now see how you should wax....

UPDATE: The White Pine Stampede is on!...minus the 50k...plus SNOW!
UPDATE: The White Pine Stampede is on!...minus the 50k...plus SNOW!

UPDATE: The White Pine Stampede is on!...minus the 50k...plus SNOW!

2/1/2018 - By Mike Muha

Snow drought ends: White Pine to get slammed with snow! Plus the loop was remeasured - it's 5.4km. Only 4 laps instead of 5 for the 20km event. Of course, with this new snow....

Mike Seaman Memorial race cancelled, so ski in Mike's honor
Mike Seaman Memorial race cancelled, so ski in Mike's honor

Mike Seaman Memorial race cancelled, so ski in Mike's honor

1/30/2018 - By Jay Woodbeck

The inaugural Mike Seaman Memorial 10k Classic, originally scheduled for Sunday 2/4/18, has been canceled due to low snow conditions. In lieu of the event, Team NordicSkiRacer suggests going for a ski in Mike's honor on Sunday.

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UPCOMING

SAT, NOV 17, 2018

NordicSkiRacer long rollerski
West Boat Launch, Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

SUN, NOV 18, 2018

Learn to put on a ski race
West Yellowstone, MT

TUE, NOV 20, 2018

Yellowstone Ski Festival, Nov 20-24
West Yellowstone, MT

Yellowstone Ski Festival • November 20-24
West Yellowstone, Montana

Team NordicSkiRacer rollerski intervals
Maybury State Park, 8 Mile Rd entrance, Northville, MI

THU, NOV 22, 2018

Thanksgiving!
United States

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

THU, NOV 15

Bay Meadows GC: Glad to see so many trail reports, as mentioned earlier by another skier, Bay Meadows still has some very good skiing. The skate loop is around 2.5 K and has been skied in nicely. Skied over 20k with Milan.

Bay Meadows GC: Still good skating as of noon today. Grass beginning to show near the road but avoidable

Michaywe: Golf course at Michaywe has a frozen base and some fluff over the top. Just in from a nice skate ski - some of the best early season skiing in a while. Usually the ground is too warm and you get the slushy icing situation but not today! All good.

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Forestville Real Grooming Report: It has been 4 days of skiing on the roller packed Noque to 17k, Animoosh, Papasay, Boozhoo, Zhing, and the stadium. Continued cool weather has kept trails in good shape. The surface is uneven but coverage is very good.

Our call for feedback produced comments from Jack, Laurie, Vivian and Joe just to name a few. The most useful write up follows: “Out at 9:30 AM and the center of the trail is well packed, narrow and bumpy, and the edges powdery. Around 12 K the Noque path widens and continues to 14 and skating is good. Coming back the hill demands more than the usual caution and the sun improved the snow condition. Awaiting good conditions for the equipment to groom. Jack”

WED, NOV 14

Nubs Nob: Nubs has picked up another 1-2 inches over the past couple of day and their site is showing 18-inches since last Friday. Both upper loops continue to firm up and have gotten much faster since the weekend. They have packed and dragged the trails each day. No track set, but fantastic pre-Thanksgiving skate conditions.

Valley Spur: Rolled in around 6 to 8 inches of snow on A,B backwards to Heart Attack and G return,D and down Skaters Heaven today. Then set track on A, B backwards to the bottom of Heart Attack and back,Stairway to Heaven, across X and down Classic Heaven. Tracks are too thin in a few spots but overall good. Rolled trails are wide enough to skate but pretty uneven in most areas. Rock skis should be used throughout. We need more snow. Good news is we are off to an early start and we don't have the flooded areas we did last year so with snow things will shape up quickly. We will not be grooming the entire system(only certain sections) until after deer season to avoid skier/hunter issues

Bay Meadows GC: Conditions improved again due to the numerous skiers who have skied in the track like it was groomed. Based on all the people I have communicated with this might be the best venue to ski for right now, plus it is .6 miles from my condo, can you believe it. The HS team was training today and I was able to ski with Milan for 10k. Even though he skis at a level one workout, it is nice to hang with a nordic icon. Tomorrow morning should be great, but after a sunny 40d day it might be a little thin after that. Keep the reports going!

Rendezvous Ski Trails: We are 1-week away from the start of the 2018 Yellowstone Ski Festival. There have been many inquiries about the conditions on the Rendezvous Ski Trails here in West Yellowstone. As of yesterday, the trails have been rolled and finished. We have not groomed, but skier activity on the trails has helped to compact the snow, resulting in faster, early-season conditions. Reports from skiers indicate the skating “good” and classic is “fair.”

Nighttime temperatures hover around zero degrees and often dip down to several degrees below zero. The low last night was -15ºF. Daytime temperatures are also working in our favor, rarely reaching above the freezing mark. These low temperatures help maintain the snow levels.

Snow conditions are early season with cold, fast powder covering the trails. All trails except Windy Ridge are rolled and skiable.

Area trails, including the Riverside, Boundary, and Frontier Trails are all in skiable condition.

If necessary, there is plenty of snow on the secondary venue of the South Plateau. In the event that the snow on the Rendezvous Trails melts out, there will be skiing on the South Plateau. However, at this time, our focus remains on the Rendezvous Trails. The next pulse of moisture is predicted for Thursday night into Friday morning. We will post more information following the result of that potential storm.

We are looking forward to another exciting, fun-filled week. The evening activities at the Holiday Inn offer something for everyone. For more information and up-to-date reports, like our Facebook page, Rendezvous SkiTrails, and bookmark www.SkiRunBikeMT.com.

With sincere thanks,
Moira Dow
Yellowstone Ski Festival Director

ABR Trails: We have been working hard grooming daily to smooth and freeze down trails. We are being a bit more particular on opening conditions so we are going to wait until Saturday to open. We will be opening the ski shop and trails Saturday November 17 at 9 am. We Ginzu groomed 32 km today and are working on widening and opening additional km, it is a slow process with the 2 feet of snow and warm ground. Thank you for your patience….for mid November skiing. Hope to see you this weekend!

Nubs Nob: Nub's Nob will open this Saturday & Sunday! All 21K of our XC trail system will also be packed and in early season condition. Give the Snow Crew a high five when you see them, they have been full throttle turning the place from green to white.

Valley Spur: Welcome to the start of the 2018/19 ski season! It looks like the" snow might just stay so grooming starts today!" I will be doing some rolling and maybe set some track today depending on snow depth. We will keep everyone posted. Think Snow!

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Forestville Real Grooming Report: Over the week end Andy roller packed 6-8 in at FVTH and roller packed Noque to 17k, Animoosh, Papasay, Boozhoo, Zhing, and the stadium. Weather has continued to bless skiers with cool days and cold nights. I am sure the trails are thin but still skiable.

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