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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 the Vasa and Gran Travers
Wax Recommendations for the Vasa and Gran Travers

Wax Recommendations for the Vasa and Gran Travers

2/6/2014 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED! Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup races, the North American Vasa and the Gran Travers, plus links to other races. Check back for updates and additions...

Todd Lodwick honored as Olympic Flag Bearer
Todd Lodwick honored as Olympic Flag Bearer

Todd Lodwick honored as Olympic Flag Bearer

2/6/2014 - By USSA

The U.S. Ski Team's Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) received the ultimate honor from his fellow Olympians, being named flag bearer for Team USA.

Yellowstone Rendezvous Race on March 8
Yellowstone Rendezvous Race on March 8

Yellowstone Rendezvous Race on March 8

2/6/2014 - By Moira Dow

The Yellowstone Rendezvous Race is part of the American Ski Marathon Series, and there are six different race divisions offered for skiers of all ages. Register before February 25th to save on entry fees.

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Vasa Ski Club Nordic Sprint Race results for Feb 4
Vasa Ski Club Nordic Sprint Race results for Feb 4

Vasa Ski Club Nordic Sprint Race results for Feb 4

2/5/2014 - By Mark Esper

Here are the results from Tuesday evening's freestyle 4 km race at Timber Ridge in Traverse City.

The DNR responds to complaint about fatbikes on the Vasa Trail
The DNR responds to complaint about fatbikes on the Vasa Trail

The DNR responds to complaint about fatbikes on the Vasa Trail

2/5/2014 - By TART Fat Bike Advisory Committee

Todd Neiss, Recreation Specialist, Parks and Recreation Division of the Michigan DNR, responds to a recent complaint he received about fatbikes on the Vasa Trail System. Neiss sent a copy to the TART Fat Bike Advisory Committee who thought it would be add

Base Saver protects base when ironing pure fluoro topcoats
Base Saver protects base when ironing pure fluoro topcoats

Base Saver protects base when ironing pure fluoro topcoats

2/4/2014 - By Fast Wax

One of the big mysteries in skiing has always been how to iron in the top coats without damaging your base? We're going to show you how using a new product called Base Saver.

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Randall Fifth in Pre-Sochi Sprints
Randall Fifth in Pre-Sochi Sprints

Randall Fifth in Pre-Sochi Sprints

2/3/2014 - By USSA

World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) powered to fifth in the Toblach freestyle sprints, the final World Cup before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Silver for Diggins in Val di Fiemme U23 Sprint
Silver for Diggins in Val di Fiemme U23 Sprint

Silver for Diggins in Val di Fiemme U23 Sprint

2/3/2014 - By USSA

World Champion Jessie Diggins scored a freestyle sprint silver medal at the U23 World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy.

Stephen 11th in Toblach 10k Classic
Stephen 11th in Toblach 10k Classic

Stephen 11th in Toblach 10k Classic

2/2/2014 - By USSA

Olympian Liz Stephen skied into the top spot for the USA in 11th during the warm and rainy FIS World Cup 10k classic race Saturday, less than a week before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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Alex Vanais and Susan Vigland top White Pine Stampede 50k
Alex Vanais and Susan Vigland top White Pine Stampede 50k

Alex Vanais and Susan Vigland top White Pine Stampede 50k

2/2/2014 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Superb conditions greeted racers in the 2014 White Pine Stampede. These were the best conditions the White Pine has had in years!

White Pine Stampede photos by Mike Muha
White Pine Stampede photos by Mike Muha

White Pine Stampede photos by Mike Muha

2/2/2014 - By Mike Muha

Photos from the 2014 White Pine Stampede from Mike Muha. Photos of the 50K start at the 2014 White Pine Stampede

White Pine Stampede photos by  Mike Heikkila
White Pine Stampede photos by  Mike Heikkila

White Pine Stampede photos by Mike Heikkila

2/2/2014 - By Mike Heikkila

Photos from the 2014 White Pine Stampede from Mike Heikkila. A mix of photos: 20K and 10K starts, skiers inside the school prepping for the start, out on the course, photos of volunteers...a little bit of everything!

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UPCOMING

TUE, FEB 20, 2018

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

WED, FEB 21, 2018

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Skate

FRI, FEB 23, 2018

Kortelopet
OO Trailhead to Downtown Hayward, Wisconsin

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

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

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

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

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

TUE, FEB 20

Boyne Mountain: The trails are closed today due to weather, but the shop is open and having a 30% off sale!
On EVERYTHING!!!
We also have a few sets of brand new skis from 2014-2015 at 50% off and plenty of new models from this year at 30% off. Hats, gloves, coats, pants, socks, base-layers and more!
Get in here for great deals on all of our gear while you can!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The earlier part of the day yesterday was great for skiing, and conditions were enjoyed by quite a few skiers before the rain set in in the afternoon. It has been raining steadily all night and looks to continue throughout the day today. Because of this, and in order to preserve as much of the snow as we can, the trails will be closed today. Only the practice area is open today for ski demos.

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Italian Stallion Panini! Ham, pepperoni, provolone, banana peppers, black olives, and marinara sauce on sliced Stone House Italian Bread. Served with Great Lakes Chips and a pickle. Stop in for some shopping! We have great sales on skate and classic ski packages, plus winter clothing and accessories.

MON, FEB 19

Birkebeiner Trail: The BIRKIE TRAIL CLOSED AT 11:59 pm TODAY. Snow has started falling and we will start working on the trail early Tuesday to get the new snow to firm up in time for the events. THERE WILL STILL BE LOCATIONS WHERE YOU CAN SKI this week. Here is where you CAN ski by day this week:

Tuesday: OO loops, Birkie Ridge, competition loops at the Birkie start area, Hatchery Creek loops

Wednesday: OO loops, Birkie Ridge, competition loops at the Birkie start area, Hatchery Creek loops

Thursday: Birkie Ridge, Hatchery Creek loops

Friday: Birkie Ridge

Saturday: Birkie Ridge

Sunday: Entire Birkie Trail will be OPEN

Vasa Trail: The Vasa trail is still holding up, but warm-up (40F @ 12:30) is starting to take its toll. Skied Special K & Nipple with Paula H Dreeszen, then 25k & JackPine back to Timber Ridge, where the trail is turning to gray ice. The last powerline was a puddle so took off my Twin Skins there. As usual, the best snow was on the 25k loop & JackPine. Need a rest after 56 ski days, but still hoping for more snow soon, or I'll head to Stokely, U.P, CO, or ??? to find some in March.

Valley Spur: Trail conditions continue to be excellent at Valley Spur. Classic tracks are firm and the skate decks are solid and get freshened daily.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: What a great weekend of skiing! Our trails held up beautifully, with some skate skiers even saying that conditions were the best they’ve been all season. Groomer Mike snow combed the trails early this morning, so the skiing this morning will be really nice on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, and Adventure trails. The Tall Pines, Blizzard and Manitou trails are closed due to ice and bare spots. The practice area are open with fair to very good conditions as well. Ski early today before the weather shifts!

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Gourmet Chili Bar! Your choice of Classic or Veggie Chili, plus an assortment of delicious toppings. Try a homemade cornbread muffin and real butter with your chili and feel like a whole new person!

Get outside and enjoy the snow this morning!

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