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The dedicated classic-only trail system at Huron Meadows was in good shape on Sunday. The picture shows a section of the Beech Alley trail south of Hammel Road.

The dedicated classic-only trail system at Huron Meadows was in good shape on Sunday. The picture shows a section of the Beech Alley trail south of Hammel Road.

The World Cup returns to US after 19 years!
The World Cup returns to US after 19 years!

The World Cup returns to US after 19 years!

6/3/2019 - By Mike Muha

It's official! World Cup athletes compete on American snow for the first time since 2001. The Coop FIS Cross Country World Cup Sprint Finals will be held on American snow on Tuesday, March 17 at the Theodore Wirth Regional Park in Minneapolis.

Michigan Tech adds international skiers to team roster
Michigan Tech adds international skiers to team roster

Michigan Tech adds international skiers to team roster

6/3/2019 - By MNU

Michigan Tech's incoming class will add four women's skiers and three men's skiers to the team rosters for the 2019-20 season. The incoming class is represented with student-athletes from Norway, Switzerland, Finland, Idaho, Minnesota, Vermont, and Michig

Kästle re-enters Nordic racing market
Kästle re-enters Nordic racing market

Kästle re-enters Nordic racing market

5/30/2019 - By Mike Muha

Kästle is back on the Nordic scene with its own race division, three lines of cross-country skis and jump skis. Kästle has also signed a supplier agreement with the Austrian Ski Association.

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Twenty athletes nominated to 2019-20 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team
Twenty athletes nominated to 2019-20 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team

Twenty athletes nominated to 2019-20 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team

5/6/2019 - By Tom Horrocks

Jessie Diggins (Afton, Minn.) and Simi Hamilton (Aspen Colo.) will lead an experienced team of athletes heading into the 2019-20 season, which includes the return of FIS Cross Country World Cup to the U.S. for the first time in 19 years.

World Champion skier Kikkan Randall joins the MSU Gran Fondo!
World Champion skier Kikkan Randall joins the MSU Gran Fondo!

World Champion skier Kikkan Randall joins the MSU Gran Fondo!

4/29/2019 - By Dan Dubes

orld Champion & Gold Medalist Kikkan Randall joins the MSU Gran Fondo 7! Ride with gold medalist and cancer survivor on June 22.

Michigan Cup changes scoring for 2020 Vasa Race
Michigan Cup changes scoring for 2020 Vasa Race

Michigan Cup changes scoring for 2020 Vasa Race

4/23/2019 - By Mike Muha

The Michigan Cup Committee voted today to change the way the North American Vasa is scored as part of the Michigan Cup. Starting in 2020, the 27k event will receive maximum points while racers in the 50k race will get partial points.

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Liebner announces schedule of clinics, training, time trials
Liebner announces schedule of clinics, training, time trials

Liebner announces schedule of clinics, training, time trials

4/23/2019 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED 5/30/2019: Andy Liebner is holding a set of 16 different group technique, training, and time trial sessions this summer in southern Michigan.

The Michigan Cup Team final standings
The Michigan Cup Team final standings

The Michigan Cup Team final standings

4/17/2019 - By Mike Muha

With the end of the 2018-2019 season comes the final team standings. Although announced at the Michigan Cup Relays, we hadn't yet posted the actual points: they are now listed inside!

VIDEO: First leg of the Michigan Cup Relays
VIDEO: First leg of the Michigan Cup Relays

VIDEO: First leg of the Michigan Cup Relays

3/20/2019 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Jay Woodbeck - the only skier in the lead pack to kick - pulls away from the doublepolers by striding the first hill, then doublepoles away as the following racers recover from their doublepole climb.

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RESULTS: Michigan Cup Relays
RESULTS: Michigan Cup Relays

RESULTS: Michigan Cup Relays

3/14/2019 - By Mariah Frye Colie

The Michigan Cup Relays were as fun as ever this year, with some of the best ski conditions in recent memory.

RESULTS: Top 10 Percent and MI Cup age group winners
RESULTS: Top 10 Percent and MI Cup age group winners

RESULTS: Top 10 Percent and MI Cup age group winners

3/8/2019 - By Mike Muha

Congratulations to all the age group winners, the competitors who chased them all season, and the racers who finished in the top 10% of their age category!

Bear Chase and Michigan Cup Relays wax recommendations
Bear Chase and Michigan Cup Relays wax recommendations

Bear Chase and Michigan Cup Relays wax recommendations

3/7/2019 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for the this weekend's races: the Great Bear Chase and Michigan Cup Relays

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UPCOMING

FRI, JAN 24, 2020

Junior Noque
Forestville Trailhead, Marquette, MI

SAT, JAN 25, 2020

Gitchi Gami Games, GLD JNQ - Freestyle Sprint
Birkie Trailhead, Cable, WI

Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Marquette, MI

Beat the Mountain! on Skis or Snowshoe!
Stokely Creek Lodge, Pickard Rd, Goulais River, ON P0S 1E0, Canada

Free Beginner Ski Lesson
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

The Half Wits Live
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

Bavarian Ski Festival
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

SUN, JAN 26, 2020

WeSki All-Age Instruction
Tiber Ridge Lodge, Traverse City, MI

Gitchi Gami Games, GLD JNQ - Classic Individual Start
Birkie Trailhead, Cable, WI

Beat the Mountain! on Skis or Snowshoe!
Stokely Creek Lodge, Pickard Rd, Goulais River, ON P0S 1E0, Canada

UPDATE 2: Krazy Klassic / Michigan Senior Olympics 8k/12k
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

Vasa Domingos family-friendly group ski
Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City, MI

WED, JAN 29, 2020

Nordic Nights at Nubs Nob
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

FRI, JAN 24

Huron Meadows Metropark: Yuck! Climate Change sucks! (Sorry, had to vent. I'm done)

Nubs Nob: Excellent skiing and grooming on all trails today. Enjoy!

-Ben Doornbos

Hanson Hills: We received another inch of snow overnight, Groomers Jason and Tommy G. have Blue, Brown, Yellow and Wilderness Trails groomed with fresh tracks this morning.

Lodge and Trails Open at 9am.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We received additional snow throughout the day yesterday and last night, and after Groomer Butch set tracks yesterday, conditions were absolutely excellent. Conditions are fantastic again today, and Groomer Mike is snowcombing the skating lanes and resetting tracks where needed on all trails across the street this morning. There is 6 to 8 inches of snow packed on the trails, and 8 to 12 inches in the woods. You'll have to pinch yourself while you're out there! Join us tomorrow for Bavarian Ski Festival, complete with games, prizes, amazing food, and awesome skiing. Fun for the whole family. See you at HQ!

Vasa Trail: Report: #17
Date: 01/24/20
Time: 5:10 am

Good Morning,

It is 32 degrees here at the trail head and there is about 1" of new snow. Rain is in the forecast after noon today with temps rising to around 36 degrees. I will be out this morning compacting the new snow on the skate lane portion of the trail. The classic tracks, which are still in good condition, will be left alone.
Peace,

THU, JAN 23

Huron Meadows Metropark: It's dark, but most skiers have headlamps and are skiing the north golf course loop (Coyote Run) and a few are skiing the south golf course loop, rather than sking the lighted Bucks Run. Skating is good but B or rock skis are in order. Classic tracks are ok but there were definitely places you had to step out of the track.

Buck's Run is in its usual A-ski shape with good tracks and fast snow.

I classic skied: Zeros on one foot, Start Oslo Violet on the other. You'll have to be a member of Team NordicSkiRacer to find out the test results... ;-)

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Noque ski conditions:
Some change to the forecast, but nothing major. The National Weather Service is still calling for anywhere from 2-4 inches of new snow by early Friday. So far, it’s been a wintery mix with a little bit of freezing drizzle mixed in the closer you get to Lake Superior. We expect mostly snow to continue with high daytime temperatures near 30 and a few degrees warmer as you get closer to the water. Overnight temps should stay in the upper 20’s. The only real change is a 40% chance of some snow showers on Saturday with a high of 32. Overall really consistent well into the weekend but expect to maybe see some more of the freezing drizzle here or there with those temps in the low 30’s – just enough to maybe make it interesting. There might be some really fast skis out there if you get the wax right!

Shanty Creek - Schuss Mtn: Today is another ‘groom-less’ day, friends. Our SCR trails are covered with “a light dusting of snow on old grooming”, according to one of our classic regulars. The snow is slow, and with temps expected in the mid 30s for the next several days, best wax with the slow stuff...
Hope to see you on the SCR Nordic trails for some pre-White Pine gliding!

Hickory Hills: John Kostrzewa touched up the skate lanes on Hickory Hills & Meadows. He added classic tracks where missing on Hickory Hills. Light snow falling in Traverse City as of 10 AM. Enjoy great skiing!

Muskegon Winter Sports Complex: We've received about an inch of fresh, wet, heavy snow this morning. Our trails all have fresh corduroy with shallow tracks set for classic skiing where there's enough base to do so.

Vasa Trail: Report: #16 update
Date: 01/23/20
Time: 8:14 am

Good Morning Everyone,

Here at the trail head it is 29 degrees and there is a light wet snow falling. Skiing should be pretty good early today even though we will not be grooming this morning. Temps are rising quickly and humidity is high. Because of the warming temps, wet snow and possible rain in the forecast we are in snow preservation mode. We will groom when appropriate with this in mind.

Time to ramp up the cold & snow dance. " Old Man Winter " has some serious commitment issues. He just needs to focus. Be the cold, see the cold, deliver the cold & snow ??.

Hanson Hills: It is snowing!!! We have received about an inch of new snow this morning and still falling. Tommy G. is on trail Combing Green, Blue, Yellow trails first.

Lodge and Trails open at 9am

Senior Thursdays $9 Trail Passes 55+

Stokely Creek: After 6 inches of dense snow yesterday all 3 groomers will be out today. Several guests are skiing, snowshoeing and then skiing to see the frozen ice cliffs today. Check out our website for the Beat King Mountain event this Saturday and Sunday. You can ski or snowshoe to the top. Stokely chili will be served in the Day Skiers Cabin. Beat King Mountain t-shirts will be for sale. Temperatures and trails will be perfect.

Huron Meadows Metropark: We will be hauling snow this morning to Bucks Run. We anticipate having the trail ready for use by 2pm. All other trails are available. Thank You.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We received an inch of snow yesterday, which will freshen up the trails nicely for today. Great conditions abound on the XC Ski HQ trail system. Groomer Mike will be out early rolling, snow combing the skate lanes, and re-setting tracks where needed. All trails across the street have classic tracks and snowcombed skate lanes. There is 5 to 8 inches of snow packed on the trails, and 8 to 12 inches in the woods. It's another beautiful day to be out on snow! Enjoy the great skiing, awesome lunch, professional ski fitting, free demo center, and lots of great sales. Plus, check out our website for info on the first annual Bavarian Ski Festival - big time fun happening this Saturday at HQ!

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