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Dan Yankus heading out for another lap at Krazy Klassic. Notice the smile on his face - first cross country ski race in several years, and he's really happy!

Dan Yankus heading out for another lap at Krazy Klassic. Notice the smile on his face - first cross country ski race in several years, and he's really happy!

Wax recommendations for the Bear Chase and MI Cup Relays!
Wax recommendations for the Bear Chase and MI Cup Relays!

Wax recommendations for the Bear Chase and MI Cup Relays!

3/8/2018 - By Mike Muha

Toko, Fast Wax, and Swix wax recommendations for the Great Bear Chase and Michigan Cup Relays!

Huron Meadows Groomer Appreciation Party, Sat, March 17
Huron Meadows Groomer Appreciation Party, Sat, March 17

Huron Meadows Groomer Appreciation Party, Sat, March 17

3/6/2018 - By Ken Roth

Greetings fellow skiers and winter sports fan. Here are the details on the Huron Meadows end of season/groomer appreciation/snow making gratitude party...

Great Bear Chase Countdown
Great Bear Chase Countdown

Great Bear Chase Countdown

3/6/2018 - By Great Bear Chase

The 38th annual UP Health System Great Bear Chase is almost here! Conditions are looking great, with a packed base of 26” on the course and great temperatures leading up to Saturday, March 10th.

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RESULTS: Muffin Race Team Sprint
RESULTS: Muffin Race Team Sprint

RESULTS: Muffin Race Team Sprint

3/6/2018 - By Mariah Frye Colie

We changed the format to a 2-person freestyle relay this year in light of the Olympics (and our ski conditions). It was a ton of fun!

PRELIMINARY Final Michigan Cup individual standings
PRELIMINARY Final Michigan Cup individual standings

PRELIMINARY Final Michigan Cup individual standings

3/5/2018 - By Ken Dawson

Please give the attached a final check, and verify that you have the right team! I'll release the final results after I get feedback!

Liebner and Gephardt win Black Mountain Freestyle
Liebner and Gephardt win Black Mountain Freestyle

Liebner and Gephardt win Black Mountain Freestyle

3/5/2018 - By John Gravlin

Andy Liebner won the overall in a blistering time of 55:18. In the women’s race, Daniela Gephardt skied the 2 laps in 35:15 to take the overall victory.

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Black Mountain wax recommendations
Black Mountain wax recommendations

Black Mountain wax recommendations

3/2/2018 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for Black Mountain!

PHOTOS: 2018 White Pine Stampede
PHOTOS: 2018 White Pine Stampede

PHOTOS: 2018 White Pine Stampede

2/23/2018 - By Mike Muha

The crack White Pine Stampede photographers have taken 1844 photos of the race! Right click to download!

Latest waxing recommendations
Latest waxing recommendations

Latest waxing recommendations

2/22/2018 - By Mike Muha

Boyne Vistas and Pennsylvania Championships are cancelled, but Korteloper, Birkie and Muffin race are still on! Birkie updates!

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A bit of a shift in the Brumbaugh Cup standings....
A bit of a shift in the Brumbaugh Cup standings....

A bit of a shift in the Brumbaugh Cup standings....

2/20/2018 - By Mike Muha

Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop still leads the Brumbaugh Cup but the rest of the standings have changed now that we have results through this past weekend's Hanson Hills Classic.

Preliminary Korelopet and Birkebeiner wax recommendations
Preliminary Korelopet and Birkebeiner wax recommendations

Preliminary Korelopet and Birkebeiner wax recommendations

2/19/2018 - By Mike Muha

Preliminary Korelopet and Birkebeiner wax recommendations are in! These will be updated as reports change.

Toko Birkie Wax Tip
Toko Birkie Wax Tip

Toko Birkie Wax Tip

2/19/2018 - By Ian Harvey

Currently, conditions are very icy. Skins are not working well at all compared to klister. This might change if it snows enough Thursday night. There is also a whole lot of debris (needles, pine cones, twigs) in the tracks.

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UPCOMING

TUE, JAN 15, 2019

4-H Junior Ski Program
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Tech Trails Citizen’s Night Race Series
Michigan Tech Trails, Houghton, MI

FRI, JAN 18, 2019

Full Moon Night Skiing
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

SAT, JAN 19, 2019

Gitchi Gami Games - Classic Sprint
Birkie Trailhead, Cable, WI

Cote Dame Marie Ski Loppet
Hanson Hills Recreation Area, Grayling, MI

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

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson (XCHQ)
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Northbound Outfitters Kids Race
Northbound Outfitters, corner of M-72 and Old Lake Rd., Grayling, MI

SUN, JAN 20, 2019

Gitchi Gami Games - Classic Mass Start
Birkie Trailhead, Cable, WI

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club skiing
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

MON, JAN 21, 2019

Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

TUE, JAN 22, 2019

4-H Junior Ski Program
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

TUE, JAN 15

Valley Spur: A great base with very good classic tracks. Skate deck is flat with solid pole plants, with a good edge. So as good as it gets. Classic tracks in great shape with some fresh flurries overnight. System is 100% open. Looks good for the next seven days with some fresh snow in the forecast.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Classic tracks are firm and fast from building throughout the whole trail.
Skate deck looked great too.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Conditions on the Rolling Hills, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, Trapper’s Cabin, and Manitou trails remain in good shape. Groomer Mike will snow comb the skate lanes on all trails at daybreak today. Aside from the oak leaves down on the trail, and some of the busier parts becoming hard-packed, conditions are still good for classic and very good for skating. Snow is in the forecast for tonight - do your snow dance!! *Please note that we will be spreading snow on the Trapper’s Cabin trail today, so watch out for tractors and large chunks of snow on the Trappers Cabin trail for the next couple of days!

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe Lunch Special is the Pesto Grilled Cheese Panini! Swiss, provolone, basil pesto, sliced tomato, and red onion – all grilled to perfection on herbed focaccia bread. Served with Great Lakes Kettle Chips and a dill pickle spear! Great job to all the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic participants! Let it snow!!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Bucks Run has been tilled and groomed this morning and is available for use. Tomorrow we are planning on hauling snow to the back loop. This should not impact the availability of the existing trail. Thank you.

MON, JAN 14

Stokely Creek: What a beautiful 4 days of skiing with a lot of Vasa teammates at this beautiful facility. Gaylen and his staff had all the trails perfectly groomed and the weather, all though a bit cold, had mountain blue sky's with no wind. Whether you skied, snowshoed, or just hung out at the lodge there is no Nordic center in North America that offers such first class, dinning, grooming, and hospitality as Stokely. It has a European flavor and if you like snow shoeing it has world class trails, designed by Bob Yankus, with the epic journey to Kings Mountain Hut. On Sunday Stokely hosted the Chocolate (might have the name wrong) snow shoe hike that drew hundreds of people. It was a fund raiser for hospice and they had a record amount over the previous year. Thanks to all the great TC people that made this weekend so special.

: Was nice just to go across the street to Rotary Park to ski again today. Found some tracks made by a fellow skier too! Some good classic ski tracks in the park now!
Rotary Park
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Black Mountain: Groomed trails are holding up very well. Conditions should remain throughout the week and weekend, although dress very warm on the weekend, as temperatures are predicted in the single digits. Much of the system is groomed for both classic and skating. Skate skiing is very fast as the base is solid. Groomed trails can be reached from three trailheads: Twin Lakes, Bluffs and County Line. The northern trailhead off County Road 486 is available too, however skiing is on non-groomed trails for a few links until skiers can hook up with the groomed part of the system. Skiers have been skiing classic on all parts of the system. Come out an ski Black Mountain!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Currently some of the best classic and skating conditions of the season on bucks run.

Vasa Trail: What a beautiful day on the Vasa - the snow is fast and the skiing effortless. Definitely a V2 kind of day. Skate lane is awesome and classic tracks are in good shape.

Stokely Creek: We went from a cold but sunny day yesterday to a cloudy and little warmer today around 29 degrees. Groomers are out today to freshen up the trails. It is misty with snow in the forecast for this evening. Our base is solid.

Hanson Hills: Trails are looking good. Groomer Jason will be out this morning combing skate lanes.

Conditions are looking good for this weekends Cote Dame Marie.

Lodge and Trails will open at 9am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: It was fabulous to see so many people skiing up north this weekend! Conditions remain in good to very good shape, with the best skiing to be found on the Rolling Hills, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, Trapper's Cabin, and Manitou trails. Groomer Mike will snow comb the skate lanes on all trails at daybreak today, and classic tracks remain from late last week. There are some oak leaves down along some parts of the trail, and the busier sections along with some spots under the big trees are becoming more hard-packed. Overall, overall conditions are still good for classic and very good for skating. *Please note that we will be commencing snow spreading on the Trapper's Cabin trail today, so watch out for tractors and large chunks of snow on the Trappers Cabin trail for the next couple of days!

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe Lunch Special is the Pesto Grilled Cheese Panini. Swiss, provolone, basil pesto, sliced tomato, and red onion - all grilled to perfection on herbed focaccia bread. Served with Great Lakes Kettle Chips and a dill pickle spear! PS - if you're ready for some real fun in the tracks, check out the Fischer Twin Skin Carbon classic skis! On sale now, give us a call or stop by and demo a pair for free. Find some snow today!

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