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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).

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

Wax Recommendations for this weekend's races

2/13/2014 - By Mike Muha

Wax Recommendations for Michigan High School Championships, Forbush Freestyle, and Hanson Hills Classic from Swix, Solda, Toko, Fast Wax...

Traverse City introduces Wine Touring on Skis
Traverse City introduces Wine Touring on Skis

Traverse City introduces Wine Touring on Skis

2/13/2014 - By Mike Norton

As winter snows cover the rolling hills of Northern Michigan’s wine country, several wineries on the scenic Leelanau Peninsula near Traverse City have responded with a new approach to touring and tasting: a vineyard-to-vineyard ski and snowshoe trail.

Video: North American Vasa 50K. Brrrrr.....
Video: North American Vasa 50K. Brrrrr.....

Video: North American Vasa 50K. Brrrrr.....

2/13/2014 - By Doug Cornell

The biggest race in Michigan's Lower Peninsula! It was much colder than predicted, but the sun was shining and there was ample snow. Once again NordicSkiRacer.com Master Skier Doug Cornell rocks the head-cam to tunes by The Dirt Surfers.

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HH/CCSS has commanding lead in Brumbaugh Cup
HH/CCSS has commanding lead in Brumbaugh Cup

HH/CCSS has commanding lead in Brumbaugh Cup

2/12/2014 - By Chris Jones

Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop has commanding lead in Brumbaugh Cup. In a series where the lowest score is best, HH/CCSS leads with 236 points. Second place? Vasa Ski Club with 597 points.

Randall out, but Caldwell gets 6th in Sprints
Randall out, but Caldwell gets 6th in Sprints

Randall out, but Caldwell gets 6th in Sprints

2/11/2014 - By USSA

Randall was heavily favored to win but did not advance past the quarterfinal round. Rookie Sophie Caldwell muscled into the final and took the top spot for the USA in sixth.

See full replays of all Olympic races, start to finish
See full replays of all Olympic races, start to finish

See full replays of all Olympic races, start to finish

2/10/2014 - By Mike Muha

You can watch every cross country, biathlon, or Nordic combined event during the 2014 Winter Olympics LIVE for FREE...if you are a cable subscriber and if you have a smart phone or tablet.

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Hoffman best US man in Skiathlon with 35th
Hoffman best US man in Skiathlon with 35th

Hoffman best US man in Skiathlon with 35th

2/9/2014 - By USSA

Noah Hoffman (Aspen, CO) skied into the top spot for the USA Sunday, finishing 35th in the Olympic skiathlon at the Laura Cross Country Ski Center.

Baic and Dawson win Gran Travers
Baic and Dawson win Gran Travers

Baic and Dawson win Gran Travers

2/9/2014 - By Mike Muha

Milan Baic came back from a third place finish in yesterday's brutal North American Vasa 50K Freestyle to win today's 16K Gran Traverse Classic race at Timber Ridge Resort in Traverse City Michigan. Natalie Dawson was tops in the women's race.

2014 North American Vasa results - 12K and 6K
2014 North American Vasa results - 12K and 6K

2014 North American Vasa results - 12K and 6K

2/9/2014 - By Vasa

Full results for the 2014 North Americna Vasa 12 K and 6 K cross country ski races, held Saturday, February 8, 2014

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2014 North American Vasa results - 27K
2014 North American Vasa results - 27K

2014 North American Vasa results - 27K

2/9/2014 - By Vasa

Full results for the 2014 North Americna Vasa 27 K cross country ski race, held Saturday, February 8, 2014

2014 North American Vasa results - 50K
2014 North American Vasa results - 50K

2014 North American Vasa results - 50K

2/9/2014 - By Vasa

Full results for the 2014 North Americna Vasa 50 K cross country ski race, held Saturday, February 8, 2014

Record-Eagle article on 50k Vasa
Record-Eagle article on 50k Vasa

Record-Eagle article on 50k Vasa

2/9/2014 - By Dennis Chase

I grew up racing and cheering on my dad, O’Hearn said. I used to dream about this. Winning the Vasa is amazing. It’s pretty special.

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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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