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Start of the North American Vasa! (Photo: North American Vasa)

Start of the North American Vasa! (Photo: North American Vasa)

Liz Stephen wins 7 km uphill Norwegian rollerski race
Liz Stephen wins 7 km uphill Norwegian rollerski race

Liz Stephen wins 7 km uphill Norwegian rollerski race

8/3/2014 - By Mike Muha

Liz Stephen (USA) won the Blink 2014 7 km uphill freestyle rollerski race for women. Although racers had to provide their own helmets, Swenor provided rollerskis to all racers.

Vasa Ski Club Summer Nordic Training Camp recap
Vasa Ski Club Summer Nordic Training Camp recap

Vasa Ski Club Summer Nordic Training Camp recap

7/27/2014 - By Erin Lipp

As neighboring campers at the DH Day Group Campground huddled in tents to stay dry, a group of high school Nordic skiers grab their ski poles and jog over to the Sleeping Bear Dune Climb for a training session that will leave their legs burning.

The Causes of Cramping: A personal experience
The Causes of Cramping: A personal experience

The Causes of Cramping: A personal experience

6/30/2014 - By Mike Muha

Recent - and very unexpected - cramping of my calves while bicycling lead me to search for remedies. What I found was very unexpected.

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Team NordicSkiRacer Mountain Bike Invitational
Team NordicSkiRacer Mountain Bike Invitational

Team NordicSkiRacer Mountain Bike Invitational

6/23/2014 - By Lisa

Come mountain bike with us on the Island Lake Rec Area Mountain bike trails. A fun ride, not a race (although there will be those who want to go fast...). Head out to dinner after!

Part of Kensington Metropark bike path closed June 23-27
Part of Kensington Metropark bike path closed June 23-27

Part of Kensington Metropark bike path closed June 23-27

6/21/2014 - By Mike Muha

The Hike Bike Trail between the overflow lot across from the Farm Center and Route 4, Playfield/Possum Hollow, will be closed for repaving June 23 through June 27.

2015 Cross Country Team Nominated
2015 Cross Country Team Nominated

2015 Cross Country Team Nominated

6/3/2014 - By USSA

World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) headlines a powerhouse team of women nominated to the 2015 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team.

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Dave Forbush Memorial on June 1

5/19/2014 - By Mario Kennedy

It remains hard to believe and difficult to accept that the passing of our wonderful friend Dave occurred just a few weeks ago. As a follow up to the original notice, we have finalized the plans for Dave’s memorial and celebration of life on June 1st.

CXC Skiing offers performance testing on 10x12 roller skiing treadmill
CXC Skiing offers performance testing on 10x12 roller skiing treadmill

CXC Skiing offers performance testing on 10x12 roller skiing treadmill

5/10/2014 - By Peter Graves

CXC now offers the opportunity for skiers of all ages to ski indoors on a 10x12 roller skiing treadmill which offers testing amenities like a VO2 max and lactate analyzer, and innovative Dartfish software imaging technology plus power poles.

The Utah Nordic Alliance (TUNA) seeks Head Coach

5/9/2014 - By Chris Magerl

TUNA wishes to retain a head coach who will have primary responsibility for the day to day planning, administration, and coaching of the TUNA Comp and Jr Comp programs, subject to the oversight of the Junior Program Coordinator.

www.forbushcorner.com
After a 155 day season, Michigan Tech groomers call it a season
After a 155 day season, Michigan Tech groomers call it a season

After a 155 day season, Michigan Tech groomers call it a season

4/30/2014 - By Keweenaw Trails

Tech logged the first and last grooming of the season, kicking off on November 24 and ending on April 28. That’s a 155-day season, or a little over five months. Another way to look at it, we had groomed trails for skiing during 42 percent of the year.

Constructive DNR meeting of fatbikes vs, skiers on Vasa Trail
Constructive DNR meeting of fatbikes vs, skiers on Vasa Trail

Constructive DNR meeting of fatbikes vs, skiers on Vasa Trail

4/29/2014 - By Mike Muha

Almost 200 skiers and bikers attended the meeting. Since the outcome has implications for skiers and bikers on other trails throughout the State of Michigan - and even other state - several people traveled long distances to attend the meeting.

Fjeldheim named National Nordic Skiing Coach Of The Year
Fjeldheim named National Nordic Skiing Coach Of The Year

Fjeldheim named National Nordic Skiing Coach Of The Year

4/29/2014 - By NMU

Northern Michigan University Nordic skiing coach Sten Fjeldheim has been named the United States Collegiate Ski Coaches Association National Coach of the Year announced the organization last Wednesday.

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UPCOMING

MON, FEB 18, 2019

Gourmet Chili Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

WED, FEB 20, 2019

Nordic Ski Nights
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

THU, FEB 21, 2019

Barnebirkie Youth Ski Tour
Hayward, Wisconson

Junior Birkie
Hayward, Wisconson

FRI, FEB 22, 2019

Adaptive Birkie
Wheeler Road to Hayward, Wisconson

Kortelopet Classic and Skate 29K
OO Trailhead to Downtown Hayward, Wisconson

Prince Haakon 15K
Mosquito Brook Road to Hayward, Wisconson

SAT, FEB 23, 2019

American Birkebeiner
Telmark to Hayward, Wisconson

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

Mason Tract Ski Tour (Michigan Backcountry Ski Series)
Chase Bridge Rd. Trailhead, Mason Tract Pathway, Roscommon, MI

Wild Woods Loppet
Wildwood Pathway, West parking lot, between Petoskey and Indian River on Wildwood Road

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

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

SUN, FEB 24, 2019

26th Annual Junior Muffin Team Sprint Relay - Freestyle
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

More events...

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SUN, FEB 17

Midland City Forest: Was there today in the late afternoon.
It was great, I think the trails were groomed yesterday night or today in the morning after the Snow Moon Run of yesterday, even if the RainOut on the website does not mention it. The tracks were in a fairly good shape in the north and south loops.

Valley Spur: Beautiful day out there, but super soft conditions. So much snow that the trails feel like a luge course.

Big M: Outstanding conditions this weekend! Seems like the best conditions in years. The new groomer works great! Kudos to the groomers.

Nubs Nob: 2+ feet of snow the past week with all loops powertilled and tracked yesterday and today equals world class.

Stokely Creek: Best midwinter conditions ever in 25 years of skiing Stokely! Super deep base, firm packed skate lane, and perfectly formed classic tracks. Kicking and gliding up Jackrabbit, and great speed and control on the downhill. Stokely has downhills with as much vertical as many Michigan downhill slopes. Check it out soon if you never have....

Big M: February 15, 2019 All trails were groomed on Friday, Feb. 15 and again today, Sunday, February 17. The groomer was able to repair damage done by a snowmobile that rode on Ryberg Road and Double Bit. Good conditions.
Dave B, our groomer, can be reached at 231 848-7047.
NOTE: please do not park in front of the gate. Also, if you hike or snowshoe the trails, please stay to the side and off the ski tracks.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Got to Buck's Run early this morning (7:45) and the groomers were already well on their way to having the longer loop completely tilled and groomed. The trail leading out to the woods is pure ice, so I walked out there imagining the worst, but was more than pleasantly surprised when I saw the sugary groomed trail. It was fast and controllable. Thanks to the HM staff for continuing to provide the down state skiers such an amazing place to ski!

Boyne Mountain: Excellent skiing this weekend! Thank goodness for the sun yesterday and the break in the storm pattern!

All the lower and upper trails are open and in great shape. Vistas is still somewhat wind-blown and Deer Run is not groomed.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Two Skate Skiers in already reporting excellent conditions
Groomers are setting classic up now

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: It was a fabulous, sunny day at XC Ski HQ yesterday, with best ever conditions and lots of skiers! Today will be just as great, with mild, mid-20's temps and great conditions for classic and skating. Groomer Mike snow combed all the trails last night, and tracks are in excellent shape, so trails are ready early today for maximum enjoyment! Snow depth in the woods is 24 to 27 inches, and packed on the trail about 13 to 15 inches.

Today’s Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe the Gourmet Chili Bar! Start with our famous Classic Chili or Veggie Chili, then head a bunch of toppings and feast. Perfect for a day on the trails. Have fun skiing today!

Hanson Hills: It is Hanson Hills Classic Race Day! Interval Start race that will take you from the Trail head through Section 1 and Wanderlust, to Blue, Brown, Yellow and M-93 hills back to the Start/Finish area. Race begins at 10am. All Trails are groomed with set track. Trails are open for all skiers, we do ask that weekend skiers avoid Section 1 and Wanderlust during the duration of the race (10-11am). Lodge and trails open at 9am.

Forbush Corner: Headed out to re-groom the main trails and The Freeway Trail this morning. Come out and ski. Everything on sale in the shop.

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