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Abby Olson (24) on her way to third-place overall in the Frosty Freestyle 5K (Photo: Greg Sadler Photography. More photos at http://www.backprint.com/gregsadlerphotography)

Abby Olson (24) on her way to third-place overall in the Frosty Freestyle 5K (Photo: Greg Sadler Photography. More photos at http://www.backprint.com/gregsadlerphotography)

Wax Recommendations for this weekend's races
Wax Recommendations for this weekend's races

Wax Recommendations for this weekend's races

2/20/2014 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED 2:20pm: Toko recommendation for Grinder. Many new recommendations for the American Birkebeiner...Still waiting on Boyne Grinder recommendations...and where's Swix???

Wild weather Thursday-Friday
Wild weather Thursday-Friday

Wild weather Thursday-Friday

2/19/2014 - By Mike Muha

Heading to the Birkie or up to the Boyne Grinder? You may be heading into a storm...Hayward and Cable are getting up to 14" of snow!

Skiing etiquette in marginal conditions
Skiing etiquette in marginal conditions

Skiing etiquette in marginal conditions

2/19/2014 - By Steve Thatcher

As warm weather and possible rain appear in the forecast, skiers need to think about what damage they might be doing to the trail and what the trail might look like after they go through.

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Michigan State High School Championships results
Michigan State High School Championships results

Michigan State High School Championships results

2/18/2014 - By Mike Muha

The Michigan High School Championships were held on the Vasa Ski Trail in Traverse City, Michigan this past Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15. Friday was the classic sprint, while skiers raced a pursuit on Saturday.

Photos: Forbush Corner Freestyle
Photos: Forbush Corner Freestyle

Photos: Forbush Corner Freestyle

2/17/2014 - By Barb Wade

Over five hundred photos taken by Barb Wade of the Forbush Corner 17K Freestyle cross country ski race held Saturday, February 15, 2014.

HH/CCSS nearly sweeps podium at Hanson Hills Classic
HH/CCSS nearly sweeps podium at Hanson Hills Classic

HH/CCSS nearly sweeps podium at Hanson Hills Classic

2/16/2014 - By Mike Muha

Racers were rewarded with more k's for the dollar: the race length was increased from 12k to 14k with the additional of Hanson Hills single-track "Wilderness Trail" to the race course. No one complained...

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Mens Relay takes 11th in Olympic relay
Mens Relay takes 11th in Olympic relay

Mens Relay takes 11th in Olympic relay

2/16/2014 - By USSA

Team USA came up from the back of the pack after a rough start Sunday to finish 11th in the men’s 4x10k relay event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

USA settles for 9th in women's 4x5 relay
USA settles for 9th in women's 4x5 relay

USA settles for 9th in women's 4x5 relay

2/16/2014 - By USSA

Team USA left it all on the course Saturday but was not able to keep pace and finished ninth at the women’s 4x5k relay of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

Noah Hoffman best US skier in 15K classic
Noah Hoffman best US skier in 15K classic

Noah Hoffman best US skier in 15K classic

2/15/2014 - By USSA

Springtime temperatures ruled the course for a second day in a row Friday at the men’s 15k classic of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games, where Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) took the top spot for the USA in 31st.

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Patterson and Halstead win Forbush Corner 17k Freestyle
Patterson and Halstead win Forbush Corner 17k Freestyle

Patterson and Halstead win Forbush Corner 17k Freestyle

2/15/2014 - By Mike Muha

Kaitlin Patterson cruised in for the win, while Ryan Halstead had to fight off John O'Hearn and Ryan Harris for the win on the hilly course of the Forbush Corner Freestyle.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters narrowly leads MI Cup
Cross Country Ski Headquarters narrowly leads MI Cup

Cross Country Ski Headquarters narrowly leads MI Cup

2/14/2014 - By Ken Dawson

What an amazing race for the overall team championship. Only a few hundred points separate 1st from 3rd. Scoring includes Juniors x.2 and Seniors. X.8 including 6 Hour Team Relays.

Michigan Cup results through Gran Travers
Michigan Cup results through Gran Travers

Michigan Cup results through Gran Travers

2/14/2014 - By Ken Dawson

These are the Michigan Cup Individual Results to date. Note, I scored the Juniors in both the 6K Vasa and Grand Traverse even though the brochure says it should be the longer races.

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UPCOMING

TUE, JAN 16, 2018

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

Vasa Ski Club Tuesday Night Sprints - Classic
Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City, MI

WED, JAN 17, 2018

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Classic

SAT, JAN 20, 2018

Gitchi Gami Games (Junior National Qualifier)
American Birkebeiner Trailhead, Cable, WI

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

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

Fire Grilled Pizzas on the Sun Deck
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Northbound Outfitters Kids Race
Northbound Outfitters, Grayling,MI

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

SUN, JAN 21, 2018

Gitchi Gami Games (Junior National Qualifier) - Day 2
American Birkebeiner Trailhead, Cable, WI

Michigan Backcountry Ski Series: Stinchfield Loppet
Stinchfield Woods between Dexter and Pinckney

Paella on the Sun Deck
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

TUE, JAN 23, 2018

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

Vasa Ski Club Tuesday Night Sprints - Freestyle
Hickory Hills, Traverse City, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

MON, JAN 15

Muncie Lakes Pathway: Tracks were shallow, but quite usable. Note that the snow on the shore of Muncie Lake (at sign post #6) is deceptive--there is no base, and our skis went down to the frozen sand. (We like to go along the shore and avoid the down-hill curve challenge of that trail section.) The snow was on the fast side. We did a fair bit of snow plowing to control speed on downhills. But overall, we had a good ski and had a good workout.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Skied classic on buck's run again today. Trail was groomed this morning. Tracks are shallow, but still good. Skating also looked good today.
Get out before the warm weather and rain.

Thanks again for all those at Huron Meadows for keeping the trail going.

Hanson Hills: Trails are still closed at Hanson Hills. We have received a light dusting of new snow overnight, and are predicted to receive possibly an inch throughout the day today. I am hopeful that with the marginal base that we currently have now, and a few inches of snow that we will be able to reopen. Please be patient as we beg mother nature for some new snow.

Cote Dame Marie: As of right now, we are doing everything in our power to hold the Cote Dame. Any race related decisions/modifications/cancellations will be made Wednesday morning.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Yesterday was a very productive day for Trail Doctor Bob. He completed spreading snow with the new Snow Spreader along the 1.5km John Deere Loop, used the pre-seeder to smooth it out, and then Ginzu snow combed it late yesterday afternoon. The results are fantastic! The skating lane is plenty wide, although the snow is not quite deep enough for classic tracks yet. Using “A” skis is fine as long as you watch for the couple of slightly thin spots. The John Deere Loop is comprised of the main trail vein, and part of the Rolling Hills trail. Our plan is to continue expanding the trail throughout the day today to make it even longer. We have a large stockpile of manmade snow and will continue to make snow when needed. We received a dusting of now overnight, and are forecast to receive more throughout the day today as well. To summarize, skiing is encouraged on the 1.5km loop, as well as the Practice Area. Snowshoeing is still of course a great way to get outdoors today, too!

Stop by and demo some skis! Free equipment demos are available all day, every day. Shop our sale and eat some delicious food while you're at it. Today is the last day of our most decadent lunch special of the year… Gourmet Mac n’ Cheese! Grab a steaming bowl of homemade mac, and top it with your choice of bacon, feta, tomatoes, spring onions, breadcrumbs, spinach, plus classics like peas and hot dogs. See you at HQ!

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