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Robin Luce and Tony Percha honing their technique at Mt. Bachelor at the Oregon Fall Camp. (Photo: Doug Cornell)

Robin Luce and Tony Percha honing their technique at Mt. Bachelor at the Oregon Fall Camp. (Photo: Doug Cornell)

Special pricing on trail passes at Forbush Corner this weekend
Special pricing on trail passes at Forbush Corner this weekend

Special pricing on trail passes at Forbush Corner this weekend

3/12/2014 - By Ann Wagar

Don't be disappointed that Hanson Hills is closed all weekend for a Fatbike event, come up to Forbush and enjoy special weekend pricing, $15 for a day pass or $25 for a weekend pass! Snow conditions are still as good as they were mid-winter.

Michigan Cup Relay Results
Michigan Cup Relay Results

Michigan Cup Relay Results

3/11/2014 - By Mike Muha

Results from the Michigan Cup Relays at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Individual team member names were not available....

Weather and trails perfect as 515 compete in 2014 Great Bear Chase
Weather and trails perfect as 515 compete in 2014 Great Bear Chase

Weather and trails perfect as 515 compete in 2014 Great Bear Chase

3/10/2014 - By Great Bear Chase

The trails were pristine, the weather just about the right coldness and more than 500 skiers raced through the Swedetown Trails this morning during the 34th annual Portage Health Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon.

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Hanson Hills closed for fatbike event, March 14-16
Hanson Hills closed for fatbike event, March 14-16

Hanson Hills closed for fatbike event, March 14-16

3/10/2014 - By Justin Andre

All of Hanson Hills Cross Country Ski trails will be closed to skier traffic the weekend of March 14-16th. The trail system will be open to the use of Fat Bikes, for a fundraising event.

Randall 12th in Holmenkollen 30K Classic
Randall 12th in Holmenkollen 30K Classic

Randall 12th in Holmenkollen 30K Classic

3/9/2014 - By USSA

World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) put forth a solid race effort Sunday, earning a career-best 12th in the 30k classic World Cup at Holmenkollen.

Hofman 29th in  Holmenkollen 50k classic
Hofman 29th in  Holmenkollen 50k classic

Hofman 29th in Holmenkollen 50k classic

3/9/2014 - By USSA

Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) muscled through the Holmenkollen 50k classic World Cup race Saturday to earn the top result for the USA in 29th.

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Salice 807 Nordic Flip Sunglasses review
Salice 807 Nordic Flip Sunglasses review

Salice 807 Nordic Flip Sunglasses review

3/7/2014 - By Mike Muha

They arrived just before the White Pine Stampede. Even though you shouldn't try something new in a race, they were so cool looking that I had to wear them. Ha! I won the 20k Classic wearing them!

Wax Recommendations for the Great Bear Chase and MI Cup Relays
Wax Recommendations for the Great Bear Chase and MI Cup Relays

Wax Recommendations for the Great Bear Chase and MI Cup Relays

3/6/2014 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Wax Recommendations from Fast Wax, Solda, Toko and Swix for the Great Bear Chase and MI Cup Relays... Check back for updates and additions!

Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop sweeps MI Cup senior podium
Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop sweeps MI Cup senior podium

Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop sweeps MI Cup senior podium

3/6/2014 - By Mike Muha

Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop finished 1-2-3 on the podiums for both Senior Men and Senior Women. The Juniors still have one more race before the we can call winners.

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Husky Ulrika Axelsson 2nd in Classic Sprint at Junior Nationals
Husky Ulrika Axelsson 2nd in Classic Sprint at Junior Nationals

Husky Ulrika Axelsson 2nd in Classic Sprint at Junior Nationals

3/6/2014 - By Mike Muha

Four Great Lakes Division athletes raced in the Classic Sprint at the 2014 Junior National Cross Country Ski Championships at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont yesterday. One, Ulrika Axelsson, landed on the podium with a strong 2nd place finish!

Randall clinches third straight World Cup Sprint Title
Randall clinches third straight World Cup Sprint Title

Randall clinches third straight World Cup Sprint Title

3/6/2014 - By USSA

Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) clinched her third straight FIS World Cup sprint title Wednesday, finishing seventh in a classic sprint in Drammen. Randall missed out on a finals spot by a mere boot length in the semi-finals.

Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop takes Brumbaugh Cup
Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop takes Brumbaugh Cup

Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop takes Brumbaugh Cup

3/5/2014 - By Mike Muha

Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop has crushed everyone in the Brumbaugh Cup competition.Part of their strategy was to make sure they had enough men and women racing to get points in every race. Good job Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop!

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UPCOMING

WED, DEC 12, 2018

Beginning & Intermediate ski lessons for kids...and a kids race!
Huron Meadows Metropark, 8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI

SAT, DEC 15, 2018

MTU CXC Cup - Classic Interval Start
Michigan Tech Trails, Michigan Tech University, Houghton, MI

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

Lakes of the North Freestyle
Lakes of the North, Mancelona, MI

SUN, DEC 16, 2018

MTU CXC Cup - Freestyle Mass Start
Michigan Tech Trails, Michigan Tech University, Houghton, MI

Forbush Time Trial
Forbush Corner, Frederic, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

TUE, DEC 11

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: December skiing in MQT just keeps on getting better. All trails within 17k at Forestville are now groomed. Animoosh and Chiwagi are the best I have ever seen; skate lanes are very level and as wide as the Noque. Skis easily get an edge and its fast out there! Gookookoo, Papasay, and Bagwaji have recently been groomed. Bagwaji was early season conditions with some pretty icy/deep rutted spots. They didn't mow this trail either, so lots of sapplings and legit piles of leaves are coming through the snow. Gookookoo and Papasay were logged last spring, so the trails are really uneven and dirty. If you stick to the Noque/Animoosh/Chiwagi, it will be some of the best skiing you've ever had!

Valley Spur: Trails are in really nice condition right now. These warmer days have had little impact on them. The high quality snow we have gotten and cold overnight temps are helping. Classic tracks are holding their shape very well but are becoming glazed from normal use. Skate lanes are excellent. Groomed skate lanes on some interior loops and both big downhills coming into the lodge this morning.

MON, DEC 10

Lakes of the North: Lakes of the North was excellent today with complete cover and no bare spots. Race skis were fine. The race course this year for Sat's event is 7.2km and is slightly modified to not have two way traffic at the section last year. Yes warm weather is coming next few days and we will monitor the course but today it was wonderful and they never lost their base from the groomings a few weeks ago. Some snow is also predicted and warm again on Sat. for the race. So the race starts at 11am on Sat and only costs $15 which includes a free luncheon. If anyone desires a gluten free pasta meal please email me at curtpete@gmail.com Need to know ahead of time.

Vasa Trail: Kathy & I skied the Vasa 25k loop from The Rock this afternoon. The base is thinning, so there is more dirt showing (be careful on the downhills), lots of leaves still, and badly needs some leveling between The Rock & Special K, where there is more traffic. Skiing was better on the 25k, as always. Since the trail is a little hardpack, I prefer classic skiing up the bigger hills, instead of down, so we skied clockwise, enjoying lots of sunshine! LET IT SNOW! Dance, dance, dance, the Heikki Lunta!

Nubs Nob: Our first time skiing Nubs Nob, we came up for courderoy and deep classic tracks. Classic tracks were deep, firm, with glazed surface. Our skin skis worked, another skier used “fish scale” nowax. Skate lane was frozen courderoy, but it was easy enough to get an edge. Upper trails had clean snow with leaves. We used our good skis. Lower blue trail’s classic tracks had some dirty snow spots, easily avoided by hopping into the skate lane. Lower blue trail’s underpass was bare dirt, so turned around instead of taking off skis.

Tomorrow will be our first ski at Boyne Highlands.

Lakes of the North: Conditions today Monday Dec 10th. Great with no bare spots. We are planning on having the race and will monitor the weather this week and the course. Regards, Curt Peterson.

Hanson Hills: Surprisingly, very good skating with such a shallow snowdepth. Green, blue, yellow (including M-93 hills), and brown loops were groomed. No tracks. Trails had good coverage but thin base so I don't recommend A skis.

Vasa Trail: Trail is skiable, but getting boilerplate like. Trails at Timber Ridge are pretty good, softer then Vasa. I would not use your best skis.

Boyne Highlands: Excellent! Showed up this morning to find tracks set. Excellent skating also. Goofed off for my warmdown, skiing in between the trees on the lower golf course. Looks like a six to twelve inch base. Rosi "10 dollar" skate skis, Fischer light waxless for classic. Yes, the upper trails are groomed. Skiing here the last two weeks has allowed me to get much needed serenity time for my family crisis as not in a position to go out West or up to Munising. Thanks, Boyne Highlands Folks!! Hap wright

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