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The Noquemanon Trail Network reminds you to practice safe social distancing when you are out on the trail. Let's expand that to include rollerski, bike, and running trails, too!

The Noquemanon Trail Network reminds you to practice safe social distancing when you are out on the trail. Let's expand that to include rollerski, bike, and running trails, too!

Great Bear Chase Countdown
Great Bear Chase Countdown

Great Bear Chase Countdown

2/29/2020 - By Angela Luskin

The 40th annual UP Health System Great Bear Chase is almost here! Conditions are looking great, with the Calumet area having over 250 inches of snow this season, awesome trails and great temperatures leading up to Saturday, March 7th.

UPDATED! Brumbaugh Cup standings remain the same
UPDATED! Brumbaugh Cup standings remain the same

UPDATED! Brumbaugh Cup standings remain the same

2/28/2020 - By Mike Muha

The Cross Country Ski Headquarters has a narrow lead over Team NordicSkiRacer, with Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop not far behind.

Michigan Cup Standings to date
Michigan Cup Standings to date

Michigan Cup Standings to date

2/28/2020 - By Mike Muha

New standings are available! Actually, Ken had the available immediately after the Boyne Vistas race but I've haven't had time to post until today (sorry Ken!).

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Solda introduces non-fluoro ski waxes
Solda introduces non-fluoro ski waxes

Solda introduces non-fluoro ski waxes

2/28/2020 - By Bert Hinkley

Solda began to reformulate their waxes with fluorocarbon compounds of C6 or less. These new formulas conformed to the 2020 European Union regulations.

Wax recommendations for this weekend's races
Wax recommendations for this weekend's races

Wax recommendations for this weekend's races

2/27/2020 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for the this weekend's Michigan High School Championships and Black Mountain Fest.

Pure fluoro topcoats banned at MI High School Championships
Pure fluoro topcoats banned at MI High School Championships

Pure fluoro topcoats banned at MI High School Championships

2/27/2020 - By Ruth Oppliger

For all High School State Championship Races this coming weekend, including distance races and sprints, the use of pure fluoro powder, liquid or block is prohibited.

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Results from 28th Annual Junior Muffin Team Sprint Relay
Results from 28th Annual Junior Muffin Team Sprint Relay

Results from 28th Annual Junior Muffin Team Sprint Relay

2/27/2020 - By Mike Muha

Racers in teams of two each did three 1.5km laps for a total of 6 laps per team. There were male, female and mixed teams.

Milan Baic and Elizabeth Osteen win Boyne Vistas
Milan Baic and Elizabeth Osteen win Boyne Vistas

Milan Baic and Elizabeth Osteen win Boyne Vistas

2/26/2020 - By Mike Muha

Always a good time, the Boyne Vistas Freestyle features a huge climb right from the start line. Blow up here and kill your chances for a good finish!

An Open Letter to Nordic Ski Racers
An Open Letter to Nordic Ski Racers

An Open Letter to Nordic Ski Racers

2/25/2020 - By John Gravlin

The Black Mountain Race weekend is OUR ONLY FUNDRAISER for the year and that our Black Mountain Nordic Ski Club does all of the care and grooming of the 40 Km of trails at the Mountain WITHOUT ONE PENNY OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM THE DNR.

www.cross-country-ski.com
Birkie and Michigan Cup wax recommendations!
Birkie and Michigan Cup wax recommendations!

Birkie and Michigan Cup wax recommendations!

2/20/2020 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for the this weekend's races! The Birkie recommendations may be updated daily...

Brumbaugh Cup: Headquarters, NordicSkiRacer, Hanson Hills/CCSS...
Brumbaugh Cup: Headquarters, NordicSkiRacer, Hanson Hills/CCSS...

Brumbaugh Cup: Headquarters, NordicSkiRacer, Hanson Hills/CCSS...

2/20/2020 - By Mike Muha

There's been no change to the order of teams in the Brumbaugh Cup after nine races: the Cross Country Ski Headquarters continues to leads with 819 points and Team NordicSkiRacer and Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop hold second and third.

Competition is hot in Michigan Cup individual standings
Competition is hot in Michigan Cup individual standings

Competition is hot in Michigan Cup individual standings

2/20/2020 - By Mike Muha

As of last weekend, 539 racers have gained Michigan Cup points. A small set of those skiers lead the overall Michigan Cup.

More News...

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www.rossignol.com/US/US/nordic-men-skis.html?utm_source=nordicskiracer&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=logo

LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

TUE, OCT 27

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Had to check out Forestville after Blueberry to compare conditions. Noque to 17k, Animoosh, and Mukwa was rolled and groomed last night. Not as soft and bumpy as Blueberry, but there is an incredible amount of oak leaves covering the trail and that continue to fall down. Skiing was very slow going at times. Noque Pines section was in the best condition. I would suggest going to Blueberry over Forestville for the time being.

Blueberry Ridge: 10 freaking degrees this morning at Blueberry. Just brutal. Sten rolled and groomed up Wolverine and Lighted Loop. Much better skiing than yesterday as the snow has set up. Still bumpy and soft, but no bare spots!

MON, OCT 26

Blueberry Ridge: I can't believe I'm writing this right now on October 26th, but we have 8-10 inches of fresh lake effect snow at Blueberry Ridge! This is the most October snow I have ever seen in the UP. The DNR was out this morning rolling the Lighted Loop. They only did one pass with the roller, which is kind of odd because there is definitely enough snow for multiple passes with the roller and even a groom I would imagine. Hoping more of the trails are rolled by the DNR or Sten. My friend Kjetil and I ventured onto Crossroads Classic trail for a bit to find heavy snow underneath and soft, fluffy snow on top. A true October powder day. . The trails should be skiable up until early next week when the highs are back into the mid 40s for a while.

More trail reports...

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