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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).

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.

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.

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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...

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

You may have noticed RaceDingo.com on race suits this winter...
You may have noticed RaceDingo.com on race suits this winter...

You may have noticed RaceDingo.com on race suits this winter...

2/14/2014 - By John & Erica OHearn

You may have noticed a lot of RaceDingo.com racing suits on skiers this winter, at least I hope you have. RaceDingo is the result of an idea I had awhile back and am now going after full speed.

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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: So I went out and groomed all the skating lanes and they turned out good-considering. We closed Loons from Pt. #3 to Pt. #3 1/2 due to ice and bare spots. We plan on re-routing that section next year to eliminate that problem. There are more icy spots than there were two days ago but you can ski around them.

Boyne Mountain: We were able to set fresh tracks yesterday afternoon on all of our lower trails. They firmed up nicely overnight and should be pretty fast today until mid afternoon or so. Trails overall will be firm with icy sections, softening as the day goes on. Look out for thin and bare patches. Vistas and Deer Run remain closed.

Don't forget about the sale, 30% off of EVERYTHING.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The temps stayed cold yesterday and last night. Tractor Mike spent the day yesterday tilling up the ice with the pre-seeder, adding snow where needed, and finally grooming the John Deere Loop. Conditions will be good for skating today. Classic skiing should be fair to good, but we were unable to set classic tracks due to the crustiness of the snow. Plan on 2.5km of full coverage of a mixture of snow, crusty snow, and one or two slightly slick spots on the trail today.

Join us today for Birkie Live Stream and Taste of Gates Lunch Special! Starting at 9:30am this morning, 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 head out for a ski on the John Deere Trail, and come back in for lunch to 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.

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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