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Dan Yankus heading out for another lap at Krazy Klassic. Notice the smile on his face - first cross country ski race in several years, and he's really happy!

Dan Yankus heading out for another lap at Krazy Klassic. Notice the smile on his face - first cross country ski race in several years, and he's really happy!

Brumbaugh Cup: Latest standings
Brumbaugh Cup: Latest standings

Brumbaugh Cup: Latest standings

2/19/2018 - By Mike Muha

The order of the Brumbaugh Cup standings have not since the last time we posted them: Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop leads!

RESULTS: Holmes and Davis win Hanson Hills Classic
RESULTS: Holmes and Davis win Hanson Hills Classic

RESULTS: Holmes and Davis win Hanson Hills Classic

2/18/2018 - By Mike Muha

Sam Holmes and Rebecca Davis had a twofer weekend, each winning yesterday's Forbush Corner Freestyle and today's Hanson Hills Classic!

Michigan Cup Honors Coach John Kostrzewa
Michigan Cup Honors Coach John Kostrzewa

Michigan Cup Honors Coach John Kostrzewa

2/18/2018 - By Ernie Brumbaugh

John Kostrzewa announced his retirement as Head Coach of the Traverse City High School Cross Country Ski Racing Team last Fall after 17 years in the job. It has been a remarkable run of service to the racing community.

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RESULTS: Forbush Corner Freestyle
RESULTS: Forbush Corner Freestyle

RESULTS: Forbush Corner Freestyle

2/18/2018 - By Mike Muha

Conditions were so fast that everyone felt like a super hero! The snow was hard packed and fast.

Wax recommendations for this weekend's racing!
Wax recommendations for this weekend's racing!

Wax recommendations for this weekend's racing!

2/15/2018 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Swix just added the Michigan Cup races.... Lot's are racing, starting Friday for the juniors!

RESULTS: 2018 North American Vasa Classic
RESULTS: 2018 North American Vasa Classic

RESULTS: 2018 North American Vasa Classic

2/15/2018 - By Mike Muha

Result from the 2018 North American Vasa Classic!

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Michigan Cup standings through the White Pine Stampede
Michigan Cup standings through the White Pine Stampede

Michigan Cup standings through the White Pine Stampede

2/14/2018 - By Ken Dawson

Vasa Ski Club, Cross Country Ski Headquarters, and the Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team lead the overall Michigan standings!

RESULTS: Baic and Nestor win 51km American Vasa Freestyle
RESULTS: Baic and Nestor win 51km American Vasa Freestyle

RESULTS: Baic and Nestor win 51km American Vasa Freestyle

2/10/2018 - By Mike Muha

After a year of injury and reinjury, Milan Baic (Vasa Ski Club) returned in form to take the overall win in the 2018 North American Vasa 51k Freestyle.

RESULTS: Kendrick and Ross win White Pine Stampede
RESULTS: Kendrick and Ross win White Pine Stampede

RESULTS: Kendrick and Ross win White Pine Stampede

2/10/2018 - By Mike Muha

A pair of Minnesota skiers, in a close finish, stole the show in the Men's 20k event, and the University of Michigan Nordic Ski Club showed up in force in the 20km classic.

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WADA Athlete Committee protests reinstating Russian athletes at Olympics
WADA Athlete Committee protests reinstating Russian athletes at Olympics

WADA Athlete Committee protests reinstating Russian athletes at Olympics

2/8/2018 - By WADA

As members of the WADA Athlete Committee, we wish to express our profound disappointment and dismay with the recent ruling by CAS to reinstate the medals and results of 28 Russian winter Olympians from Sochi, previously disqualified for doping offences.

Wax Recommendations: Vasa Weekend!
Wax Recommendations: Vasa Weekend!

Wax Recommendations: Vasa Weekend!

2/8/2018 - By Mike Muha

Toko, Fast Wax, Swix, and Solda recommendations for North American Vasa Fest this weekend.

PSIA ski instruction and certification event, Feb 17-18
PSIA ski instruction and certification event, Feb 17-18

PSIA ski instruction and certification event, Feb 17-18

2/7/2018 - By Amy Powell

This event will provide an opportunity to enhance personal skiing, drills and tools for teaching/coaching and technical fundamentals for the volunteer coach, intermediate skier, all the way to an experienced instructor going for a Certification.

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UPCOMING

TUE, JAN 15, 2019

4-H Junior Ski Program
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Tech Trails Citizen’s Night Race Series
Michigan Tech Trails, Houghton, MI

FRI, JAN 18, 2019

Full Moon Night Skiing
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

SAT, JAN 19, 2019

Gitchi Gami Games - Classic Sprint
Birkie Trailhead, Cable, WI

Cote Dame Marie Ski Loppet
Hanson Hills Recreation Area, Grayling, MI

Stretch and Slide: A Yoga-Ski Retreat!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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

Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Northbound Outfitters Kids Race
Northbound Outfitters, corner of M-72 and Old Lake Rd., Grayling, MI

SUN, JAN 20, 2019

Gitchi Gami Games - Classic Mass Start
Birkie Trailhead, Cable, WI

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

Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

MON, JAN 21, 2019

Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

TUE, JAN 22, 2019

4-H Junior Ski Program
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

TUE, JAN 15

Valley Spur: A great base with very good classic tracks. Skate deck is flat with solid pole plants, with a good edge. So as good as it gets. Classic tracks in great shape with some fresh flurries overnight. System is 100% open. Looks good for the next seven days with some fresh snow in the forecast.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Classic tracks are firm and fast from building throughout the whole trail.
Skate deck looked great too.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Conditions on the Rolling Hills, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, Trapper’s Cabin, and Manitou trails remain in good shape. Groomer Mike will snow comb the skate lanes on all trails at daybreak today. Aside from the oak leaves down on the trail, and some of the busier parts becoming hard-packed, conditions are still good for classic and very good for skating. Snow is in the forecast for tonight - do your snow dance!! *Please note that we will be spreading snow on the Trapper’s Cabin trail today, so watch out for tractors and large chunks of snow on the Trappers Cabin trail for the next couple of days!

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe Lunch Special is the Pesto Grilled Cheese Panini! Swiss, provolone, basil pesto, sliced tomato, and red onion – all grilled to perfection on herbed focaccia bread. Served with Great Lakes Kettle Chips and a dill pickle spear! Great job to all the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic participants! Let it snow!!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Bucks Run has been tilled and groomed this morning and is available for use. Tomorrow we are planning on hauling snow to the back loop. This should not impact the availability of the existing trail. Thank you.

MON, JAN 14

Stokely Creek: What a beautiful 4 days of skiing with a lot of Vasa teammates at this beautiful facility. Gaylen and his staff had all the trails perfectly groomed and the weather, all though a bit cold, had mountain blue sky's with no wind. Whether you skied, snowshoed, or just hung out at the lodge there is no Nordic center in North America that offers such first class, dinning, grooming, and hospitality as Stokely. It has a European flavor and if you like snow shoeing it has world class trails, designed by Bob Yankus, with the epic journey to Kings Mountain Hut. On Sunday Stokely hosted the Chocolate (might have the name wrong) snow shoe hike that drew hundreds of people. It was a fund raiser for hospice and they had a record amount over the previous year. Thanks to all the great TC people that made this weekend so special.

: Was nice just to go across the street to Rotary Park to ski again today. Found some tracks made by a fellow skier too! Some good classic ski tracks in the park now!
Rotary Park
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Black Mountain: Groomed trails are holding up very well. Conditions should remain throughout the week and weekend, although dress very warm on the weekend, as temperatures are predicted in the single digits. Much of the system is groomed for both classic and skating. Skate skiing is very fast as the base is solid. Groomed trails can be reached from three trailheads: Twin Lakes, Bluffs and County Line. The northern trailhead off County Road 486 is available too, however skiing is on non-groomed trails for a few links until skiers can hook up with the groomed part of the system. Skiers have been skiing classic on all parts of the system. Come out an ski Black Mountain!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Currently some of the best classic and skating conditions of the season on bucks run.

Vasa Trail: What a beautiful day on the Vasa - the snow is fast and the skiing effortless. Definitely a V2 kind of day. Skate lane is awesome and classic tracks are in good shape.

Stokely Creek: We went from a cold but sunny day yesterday to a cloudy and little warmer today around 29 degrees. Groomers are out today to freshen up the trails. It is misty with snow in the forecast for this evening. Our base is solid.

Hanson Hills: Trails are looking good. Groomer Jason will be out this morning combing skate lanes.

Conditions are looking good for this weekends Cote Dame Marie.

Lodge and Trails will open at 9am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: It was fabulous to see so many people skiing up north this weekend! Conditions remain in good to very good shape, with the best skiing to be found on the Rolling Hills, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, Trapper's Cabin, and Manitou trails. Groomer Mike will snow comb the skate lanes on all trails at daybreak today, and classic tracks remain from late last week. There are some oak leaves down along some parts of the trail, and the busier sections along with some spots under the big trees are becoming more hard-packed. Overall, overall conditions are still good for classic and very good for skating. *Please note that we will be commencing snow spreading on the Trapper's Cabin trail today, so watch out for tractors and large chunks of snow on the Trappers Cabin trail for the next couple of days!

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe Lunch Special is the Pesto Grilled Cheese Panini. Swiss, provolone, basil pesto, sliced tomato, and red onion - all grilled to perfection on herbed focaccia bread. Served with Great Lakes Kettle Chips and a dill pickle spear! PS - if you're ready for some real fun in the tracks, check out the Fischer Twin Skin Carbon classic skis! On sale now, give us a call or stop by and demo a pair for free. Find some snow today!

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