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Marvin Stevenson (oldest skier at the Hanson Hills Classic at 80+) stands next to daughter Gwenn and teammate Rick Neier at the end of the race. Says Gwenn, Sunny races today with my dad at the finish line, it's the longest race he did this season. Rick, our valued team member, skied back out after his race was over to see that my dad was ok, and to ski the race in with him for several K's!

Marvin Stevenson (oldest skier at the Hanson Hills Classic at 80+) stands next to daughter Gwenn and teammate Rick Neier at the end of the race. Says Gwenn, Sunny races today with my dad at the finish line, it's the longest race he did this season. Rick, our valued team member, skied back out after his race was over to see that my dad was ok, and to ski the race in with him for several K's!

Conditions looking good for Cote Dame Marie
Conditions looking good for Cote Dame Marie

Conditions looking good for Cote Dame Marie

1/19/2017 - By Justin Andre

The Trails at Hanson Hills are holding up well for this weekend’s Cote Dame Marie Ski Loppet. Temperatures are predicted to drop tonight and we will be back grooming the Red Trail for the Michigan Cup Race Course early Friday morning.

Treatment options for Cross Country Skin-Skis
Treatment options for Cross Country Skin-Skis

Treatment options for Cross Country Skin-Skis

1/17/2017 - By Ian Harvey

There are four recommended methods for treating the "skins" for glide on "Skin Skis"...

USSA names teams to Under 23 Cross Country World Championships
USSA names teams to Under 23 Cross Country World Championships

USSA names teams to Under 23 Cross Country World Championships

1/16/2017 - By USSA

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named a team of 10 athletes to represent the USA in the upcoming Under 23 Cross Country World Championships in Soldier Hollow.

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RESULTS: Great Krazy Klassic tracks help Holmes and Davis win
RESULTS: Great Krazy Klassic tracks help Holmes and Davis win

RESULTS: Great Krazy Klassic tracks help Holmes and Davis win

1/15/2017 - By Mike Muha

Sam Holmes took his second win this weekend, while Rebecca Davis beat yesterday's winner in a double-pole ski fest!

RESULTS: Holmes and Jordyn win Frosty Freestyle under excellent conditions
RESULTS: Holmes and Jordyn win Frosty Freestyle under excellent conditions

RESULTS: Holmes and Jordyn win Frosty Freestyle under excellent conditions

1/15/2017 - By Mike Muha

Sam Holmes and Jordyn Ross took victories under excellent trail conditions at the 2017 Frosty Freestyle. Man-made snow from the park's snow guns provided an excellent skiing surface.

Wax recommendations: Frosty Fest!
Wax recommendations: Frosty Fest!

Wax recommendations: Frosty Fest!

1/12/2017 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED WITH SWIX REC: Wax recommendations for the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic races. The Krazy Klassic also doubles as the the Michigain Senior Olympics xc ski race.

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MWC2018: One Year To Go!
MWC2018: One Year To Go!

MWC2018: One Year To Go!

1/12/2017 - By J.D. Downing

Coming January 19-26, 2018 the biggest age-group competition in skiing will visit Theodore Wirth Park in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the 2018 Masters World Cup (MWC2018) returns to North America.

2017 AXCS National Masters Championships: The Big City Preview
2017 AXCS National Masters Championships: The Big City Preview

2017 AXCS National Masters Championships: The Big City Preview

1/11/2017 - By J.D. Downing

For the first time since 2005, masters (skiers 30 and over) from throughout the U.S. will return to the great state of Minnesota as the American Cross Country Skiers (AXCS) 2017 National Masters Championships takes place the weekend of February 4-5, 2017.

Leaders of the Michigan Cup
Leaders of the Michigan Cup

Leaders of the Michigan Cup

1/10/2017 - By Mike Muha

Juniors Clay Meyers and Dana Pflugheoft have each won a race and lead the Juniors; Jordyn Ross and Alex Vanias have each won two races and lead the seniors.

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Add rollerski swing weights for a more ski-like rollerski
Add rollerski swing weights for a more ski-like rollerski

Add rollerski swing weights for a more ski-like rollerski

1/10/2017 - By Clayton Keim

Higher the swing weight the longer the rollerski feels. Build more leg strength on shorter workouts with a feeling similar to a snow ski with slush stuck to the top.

Vasa Ski Club leads Brumbaugh Cup
Vasa Ski Club leads Brumbaugh Cup

Vasa Ski Club leads Brumbaugh Cup

1/9/2017 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: The Vasa Ski Club leads the Brumbaugh Cup as the top senior team in the Michigan Cup series. Grand Rapids Nordic and Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop follow in second and third.

Winter has arrived in Calumet, MI!
Winter has arrived in Calumet, MI!

Winter has arrived in Calumet, MI!

1/9/2017 - By Great Bear Chase

We have 118 inches so far this season. That's almost TEN FEET! All that snow is perfect for the UP Health System Portage Great Bear Chase which will take place on Saturday, March 11th.

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UPCOMING

WED, MAR 1, 2017

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

SAT, MAR 4, 2017

Black Mountain 31K Classic and 10km Tour
Bluffs on Black Lake, 10905 Doriva Beach Rd., Cheboygan, MI 4972

Ski the Beer Trail! – Sponsored by Paddle Hard Brewing
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Gourmet Chili Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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

SUN, MAR 5, 2017

Black Mountain 10km Freestyle
Bluffs on Black Lake, 10905 Doriva Beach Rd., Cheboygan, MI 4972

Gourmet Chili Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

MON, MAR 6, 2017

Junior Nationals - Interval Start Freestyle (10km & 5km)
Lake Placid, NY

WED, MAR 8, 2017

Junior Nationals - Classic Sprints
Lake Placid, NY

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

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TRAINING LOG

SUN, AUG 7: Road Bike, 4:40, Pace

SAT, AUG 6: Road Bike, 2:13, L1 LSD

TUE, AUG 2: Road Bike, 1:44, Race

SUN, JUL 31: Mountain Bike, 2:03, Mellow ride

SAT, JUL 30: SUP, :15, Race

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

WED, MAR 1

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We are holding onto the snow as best we can with the wet weather. Fortunately, we are supposed to start receiving snow around noon today, and are forecast to receive up to 6 inches based on the Winter Weather Advisory in our area. It will also get cold following today’s snow, which will help refreeze some of the wetness on the trails. Since it is supposed to be damp this morning leading up to the snow, we ask that you only ski on the Blizzard trail and practice area today. Despite a few bare spots, there are still some great stretches of snow, and skiing is always better than not skiing!

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge lunch special is the Greek Turkey Sandwich! Oven roasted turkey breast, feta cheese, hummus, olives, banana peppers, tomatoes and spinach, all grilled to perfection on Stone House Sourdough bread. Served as always with Great Lakes Chips and a dill pickle spear! Meanwhile, the February Sale has transitioned into the March Madness Sale! Shop 40-50% off most soft goods, including jackets, layering tops, sweaters, and more. Plus a huge sale on cross country skis and boots, including Salomon S-Lab Classic skis for $299, Fischer Speedmax skate and classic skis for $499, Rossignol Xium WCS skate skis for $427, and Fischer RCS Skate skis for $399. C'mon snow!

-Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Fran, Erin, Ryan, Matt, Michelle, George, Lexi, Dana, Gage, Grant, Heidi, Jim, James, Jose, and the Crew

TUE, FEB 28

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Our base is still holding up remarkably well with only a few bare spots, but with rain in the forecast today, for the sake of preservation, all trails will be closed for skiing today except for the Blizzard Park. The good news is that AFTER this rain, we have three to five inches of SNOW forecasted for tomorrow. Typically, when snow follows rain, we have to let the base and ground have time to re-freeze , and so we expect to keep the trails closed tomorrow (Wednesday) and then plan to be back out skiing again on Thursday on fresh new snow! We will keep you posted.

A bad day for skiing can be a great day for shopping! The February Sale is in full force with 40-50% off most soft goods, plus a huge sale on cross country skis and boots, including Fischer Speedmax Skate and Classic skis for $499, Rossignol Xium WCS Skate skis for $427, Fischer RCS Skate skis for $399, and Salomon S-Lab Classic Cold skis for $299.

Do your snow dance!

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