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Start of the Hanson Hills Classic. Michael Davis (on right), Rebecca Davis and Theo Vonwallmenich wait their interval start. (Photo: Chloë Alyn Borton).

Start of the Hanson Hills Classic. Michael Davis (on right), Rebecca Davis and Theo Vonwallmenich wait their interval start. (Photo: Chloë Alyn Borton).

Black Mountain prepping for this weekend
Black Mountain prepping for this weekend

Black Mountain prepping for this weekend

2/27/2014 - By Denny Paull

Final preparations are being made for the 10th annual Black Mountain Nordic Classic 31 km race and March Into Madness 12 km freestyle. Change: we've moved the race headquarters to Bluffs on Black Lake!

Field announced for 2014 NCAA Championships
Field announced for 2014 NCAA Championships

Field announced for 2014 NCAA Championships

2/26/2014 - By CCSA

The 13 men and women that will represent the Central Region at next month’s NCAA Championships at Soldier Hollow Resort in Utah have been announced, as the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s skiing committe revealed the event’s full field.

Vasa Ski Club sprint results: Feb 18 and 25
Vasa Ski Club sprint results: Feb 18 and 25

Vasa Ski Club sprint results: Feb 18 and 25

2/26/2014 - By Mark Esper

Results from the February 18, 2014: Two-Person Freestyle Relay at Hickory Hills (Untimed) and the February 25, 2014: Classic Sprints at Timber Ridge

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Hoffman takes 26th in 50k freestyle in Sochi
Hoffman takes 26th in 50k freestyle in Sochi

Hoffman takes 26th in 50k freestyle in Sochi

2/23/2014 - By USSA

Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) skied into 26th after an impressive performance Sunday at the warm and sunny 50k mass start freestyle cross country race, the final event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

American Birkebeiner: Gregg repeats; Europeans dominate men's race
American Birkebeiner: Gregg repeats; Europeans dominate men's race

American Birkebeiner: Gregg repeats; Europeans dominate men's race

2/23/2014 - By Jon Nowacki

Gregg, a three-time Birkie champ, had a bloody nose afterward, but she just shrugged it off.

The Ryans battle for first, Lipp cruises to a victory in Boyne Grinder
The Ryans battle for first, Lipp cruises to a victory in Boyne Grinder

The Ryans battle for first, Lipp cruises to a victory in Boyne Grinder

2/22/2014 - By Mike Muha

Junior Erin Lipp was the top women, while the "Ryans" (Ryan Halstead and Ryan Harris) once again fought to the end, with Halstead winning in a photo finish.

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Liz Stephen 24th in 30K freestyle
Liz Stephen 24th in 30K freestyle

Liz Stephen 24th in 30K freestyle

2/22/2014 - By USSA

Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) led Team USA Saturday when she skied to 24th in the 30k mass start freestyle race, the final women’s cross country event of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

Photos: Michigan High School cross country ski championships
Photos: Michigan High School cross country ski championships

Photos: Michigan High School cross country ski championships

2/21/2014 - By Larry Brownell

Photos from the Michigan High School cross country ski championships by Larry Brownell.

HH/CCSS unstoppable in Brumbaugh Cup?
HH/CCSS unstoppable in Brumbaugh Cup?

HH/CCSS unstoppable in Brumbaugh Cup?

2/20/2014 - By Mike Muha

Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop continues to lead the Brumbaugh Cup Standings, with a fairly commanding lead. Cross County Ski Headquarters in second, with the Vasa Ski Club skating into third...

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Michigan Cup standings through Hanson Hills Classic
Michigan Cup standings through Hanson Hills Classic

Michigan Cup standings through Hanson Hills Classic

2/20/2014 - By Mike Muha

Sean Brown and Sarah Goble lead the juniors while Kaityln Patterson and Alex Vanais lead the seniors.

Men 6th, women 8th in Sochi Team Sprint
Men 6th, women 8th in Sochi Team Sprint

Men 6th, women 8th in Sochi Team Sprint

2/20/2014 - By USSA

Erik Bjornsen anchored Team USA with Simi Hamilton to ski into sixth place Wednesday during the mens team sprint classic of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Kikkan Randal and rookie Sophie Caldwell and finished eighth in the women's sprint classic.

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???

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UPCOMING

SAT, FEB 24, 2018

American Birkebeiner
Cable to Hayward, Wisconson

Birkie Live Stream!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Mason Tract Ski Tour with the Michigan Backcountry Ski Series
Mason Tract Pathway, Roscommon Michigan, Chase Bridge Rd Trailhead

CANCELLED! Boyne Vistas 10K Freestyle
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI

Michigan Backcountry Ski Series: Mason Track Out'n'Back
Chase Bridge Road Trail Head

Taste of Gate's
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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

SUN, FEB 25, 2018

CANCELLED! 2018 Pennsylvania Nordic Championships (Rescheduled from Feb 4)
Wilderness Lodge, Wattsburg, PA

UPDATED: 25th Annual Junior Muffin Pursuit Races – Classic/Freestyle
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

TUE, FEB 27, 2018

Team NordicSkiRacer Tuesday Night Sprints
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

WED, FEB 28, 2018

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Classic

SAT, MAR 3, 2018

Michigan Backcountry Ski Series: Jordan Jam
Jordan River Pathway between East Jordan and Kalkaska

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

Ribs & Blues
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SAT, FEB 24

Crystal Mountain: I'm heading out to scratch up the trails. We didn't go out yesterday but Thursday I groomed all the skating lanes (NO Trackset) and they turned out pretty decent. There are a few bare spots on Loons and Willies way and it was pretty icy where Eagles and Does come out of the woods other than that there was a lot of coverage. Under the pine trees on Aspen and Stride right there is a lot of trail trash. Otter is closed. Could be the last day. If you come out, look for Steve the Stork. He flew over to Jacks Rabbit and landed in a tree.

FRI, FEB 23

Boyne Mountain: Woke up, unfortunately, to rain. The trails should hold up, at least in the woods, if the rain tapers off by this afternoon, which the forecast says it will. Nick will be out to check the condition of the trails when the rain is done and we'll have an update then. Vistas and Deer Run are closed.

On a happier note, the sale continues! 30% off everything in the store! Come grab some gear!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The temps stayed cold yesterday and last night. Tractor Mike spent the day yesterday using the pre-seeder to grind up the icy, crusty snow surface on the John Deere trail. The results were very good, and he will continue to grind and add snow where needed throughout the day today to make the 2.5km John Deere trail as great as it could possibly be. The skate skiing should be fair to good today, with full coverage of snow but the occasional icy spot. Classic skiing with metal edged skis is a good idea, as we are not able to set classic tracks just yet. Our plan is to grind up the snow up enough by tomorrow to make for good classic and skate conditions for the weekend!

Join us this weekend for these great events!

-Saturday, February 24th: Birkie Live Stream and Taste of Gates!
Watch “the Greatest Show on Snow” – the North American Birkebiener, live in Cable, Wisconsin! This famous ski race draws just as many fans as participants – well over 10,000. Join in the excitement by watching the live stream in the HQ Day Lodge! Then for lunch, experience the fantastic flavors of Gate’s AuSable Lodge, right here at Cross Country Ski Headquarters! Gate’s Lodge Head Chef, Matt Haley, will cook up a hearty winter feast you’ll never forget. Join us for this very special culinary experience, which showcases one of Northern Michigan’s best dining experiences. *Beverages not included.

-Sunday, February 25th: The 26th Annual Junior Muffin Race!
Join us for the longest standing juniors race in Michigan! The Muffin Race celebrates the fun of youth skiing with a Junior Girls & Boys 8km Pursuit race. Skiers will classic ski the first half of the race then ski freestyle the second half of the race. Registration begins at 9am on Sunday, and we will shoot for a 10:30am start. This is a Michigan Cup Junior Race. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in the girls and boys races, and awards will also be given for best costumes! There will also be a “Mini Muffin” Race following the Senior Muffin Race. ALL AGES of kids are welcome for the Mini Muffin Race, and entry is free. Each Mini Muffin racer receives a medal!

Forbush Corner: We will be closed for skiing today. It does not look like the system moving through will bring us snow either. So at this point the shop will be open for sales only this weekend, not skiing. We are very sad ...

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