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The dedicated classic-only trail system at Huron Meadows was in good shape on Sunday. The picture shows a section of the Beech Alley trail south of Hammel Road.

The dedicated classic-only trail system at Huron Meadows was in good shape on Sunday. The picture shows a section of the Beech Alley trail south of Hammel Road.

PSIA Classic and Skate clinics, March 16 and 17
PSIA Classic and Skate clinics, March 16 and 17

PSIA Classic and Skate clinics, March 16 and 17

3/6/2019 - By Amy Powell

XC Fundamentals Workshop, Instructor Training Workshop, and Cross Country Level Certification 1, 2 are ready to cap your season on March 16 and 17 at Crystal Mountain Resort

RESULTS: Team NordicSkiRacer wins Brumbaugh Cup
RESULTS: Team NordicSkiRacer wins Brumbaugh Cup

RESULTS: Team NordicSkiRacer wins Brumbaugh Cup

3/5/2019 - By Mike Muiha

Team NordicSkiRacer has won the 2019 Brumbaugh Cup competition as the most powerful Michigan Cup team, with a mere 18 points lead over the perennial winners, Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop.

RESULTS: 2019 MI Cup Champs: Kyle Hanson, Jordyn Ross, Ted Roe and Arielle Jean
RESULTS: 2019 MI Cup Champs: Kyle Hanson, Jordyn Ross, Ted Roe and Arielle Jean

RESULTS: 2019 MI Cup Champs: Kyle Hanson, Jordyn Ross, Ted Roe and Arielle Jean

3/5/2019 - By Mike Muha

Kyle Hanson, Jordyn Ross, Ted Roe and Arielle Jean beat the rest of the field to win the senior and junior Michigan Cup Championships!

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RESULTS: Two wins for Kyle Hanson at Black Mountain
RESULTS: Two wins for Kyle Hanson at Black Mountain

RESULTS: Two wins for Kyle Hanson at Black Mountain

3/5/2019 - By Mike Muha

Team NordicSkiRacer's Kyle Hanson came and conquered, winning both the classic and freestyle races. Rebecca Davis and Jordyn Ross each won one.

RESULTS: Eighteen teams compete in Muffin Race Team Sprint Relay
RESULTS: Eighteen teams compete in Muffin Race Team Sprint Relay

RESULTS: Eighteen teams compete in Muffin Race Team Sprint Relay

3/4/2019 - By Mike Muha

Traditionally a pursuit race, this year's Muffin Race was changed to a 4.5 km team sprint relay inspired by the Gold Medal victory by Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall in the 2018 Olympics.

Toko High Performance Liquid Paraffins: Easy and fast
Toko High Performance Liquid Paraffins: Easy and fast

Toko High Performance Liquid Paraffins: Easy and fast

2/27/2019 - By Mike Muha

TOKO is shipping a line of spray-on High Performance Liquid Paraffins that look to greatly reduce the time it takes to wax race skis, reducing the mess, and still give you fast skis.

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Team NordicSkiRacer still leads Brumbaugh Cup competition
Team NordicSkiRacer still leads Brumbaugh Cup competition

Team NordicSkiRacer still leads Brumbaugh Cup competition

2/26/2019 - By Mike Muha

Team NordicSkiRacer continues to lead the Brumbaugh Cup competition as the most powerful team, with a 46 points lead over Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop.

Team NSR moves into third in MI Cup standings; Vasa still leads
Team NSR moves into third in MI Cup standings; Vasa still leads

Team NSR moves into third in MI Cup standings; Vasa still leads

2/26/2019 - By Mike Muha

Team NordicSkiRacer has overtaken Grand Rapids Nordic to move into third place in the overall Michigan Cup standings. There have been big changes in the individual junior and senior standings, too!

Crystal Community Ski Club host 2k junior race
Crystal Community Ski Club host 2k junior race

Crystal Community Ski Club host 2k junior race

2/26/2019 - By Amy Powell

Thirty-five Nordic Middle and High School skiers raced this past Saturday, some first time racers, at Crystal Mountain. The new Nordic ski club, Crystal Community Ski Club (CCSC), hosted a 2k classic and skate interval start junior race.

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RESULTS: Ellie Callison and Kevin Tarras win fast Boyne Vistas race
RESULTS: Ellie Callison and Kevin Tarras win fast Boyne Vistas race

RESULTS: Ellie Callison and Kevin Tarras win fast Boyne Vistas race

2/24/2019 - By Mike Muha

The race started with a 300 foot climb straight up an alpine ski slope with an average climb of 8%. That's average: the climb actually ranged from around 1.5% to a gradient of almost 16%.

Over 36 inches of packed snow on Great Bear Chase course
Over 36 inches of packed snow on Great Bear Chase course

Over 36 inches of packed snow on Great Bear Chase course

2/22/2019 - By Angela Luskin

he 39th annual UP Health System Great Bear Chase is almost here! Conditions are looking great, with a packed base of 36” on the course and great temperatures leading up to Saturday, March 9th.

Vasa continues to lead Michigan Cup after Hanson Hills Classic
Vasa continues to lead Michigan Cup after Hanson Hills Classic

Vasa continues to lead Michigan Cup after Hanson Hills Classic

2/22/2019 - By Mike Muha

Not much has changed with the finish of the Forbush Freestyle and Hanson Hills Classic: Vasa Ski Club has increased it lead over the Cross Country Ski Headquarters and the Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team is still in third.

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UPCOMING

FRI, JAN 24, 2020

Junior Noque
Forestville Trailhead, Marquette, MI

SAT, JAN 25, 2020

Gitchi Gami Games, GLD JNQ - Freestyle Sprint
Birkie Trailhead, Cable, WI

Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Marquette, MI

Beat the Mountain! on Skis or Snowshoe!
Stokely Creek Lodge, Pickard Rd, Goulais River, ON P0S 1E0, Canada

Free Beginner Ski Lesson
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

The Half Wits Live
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

Bavarian Ski Festival
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

SUN, JAN 26, 2020

WeSki All-Age Instruction
Tiber Ridge Lodge, Traverse City, MI

Gitchi Gami Games, GLD JNQ - Classic Individual Start
Birkie Trailhead, Cable, WI

Beat the Mountain! on Skis or Snowshoe!
Stokely Creek Lodge, Pickard Rd, Goulais River, ON P0S 1E0, Canada

UPDATE 2: Krazy Klassic / Michigan Senior Olympics 8k/12k
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

Vasa Domingos family-friendly group ski
Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City, MI

WED, JAN 29, 2020

Nordic Nights at Nubs Nob
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

FRI, JAN 24

Huron Meadows Metropark: Yuck! Climate Change sucks! (Sorry, had to vent. I'm done)

Nubs Nob: Excellent skiing and grooming on all trails today. Enjoy!

-Ben Doornbos

Hanson Hills: We received another inch of snow overnight, Groomers Jason and Tommy G. have Blue, Brown, Yellow and Wilderness Trails groomed with fresh tracks this morning.

Lodge and Trails Open at 9am.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We received additional snow throughout the day yesterday and last night, and after Groomer Butch set tracks yesterday, conditions were absolutely excellent. Conditions are fantastic again today, and Groomer Mike is snowcombing the skating lanes and resetting tracks where needed on all trails across the street this morning. There is 6 to 8 inches of snow packed on the trails, and 8 to 12 inches in the woods. You'll have to pinch yourself while you're out there! Join us tomorrow for Bavarian Ski Festival, complete with games, prizes, amazing food, and awesome skiing. Fun for the whole family. See you at HQ!

Vasa Trail: Report: #17
Date: 01/24/20
Time: 5:10 am

Good Morning,

It is 32 degrees here at the trail head and there is about 1" of new snow. Rain is in the forecast after noon today with temps rising to around 36 degrees. I will be out this morning compacting the new snow on the skate lane portion of the trail. The classic tracks, which are still in good condition, will be left alone.
Peace,

THU, JAN 23

Huron Meadows Metropark: It's dark, but most skiers have headlamps and are skiing the north golf course loop (Coyote Run) and a few are skiing the south golf course loop, rather than sking the lighted Bucks Run. Skating is good but B or rock skis are in order. Classic tracks are ok but there were definitely places you had to step out of the track.

Buck's Run is in its usual A-ski shape with good tracks and fast snow.

I classic skied: Zeros on one foot, Start Oslo Violet on the other. You'll have to be a member of Team NordicSkiRacer to find out the test results... ;-)

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Noque ski conditions:
Some change to the forecast, but nothing major. The National Weather Service is still calling for anywhere from 2-4 inches of new snow by early Friday. So far, it’s been a wintery mix with a little bit of freezing drizzle mixed in the closer you get to Lake Superior. We expect mostly snow to continue with high daytime temperatures near 30 and a few degrees warmer as you get closer to the water. Overnight temps should stay in the upper 20’s. The only real change is a 40% chance of some snow showers on Saturday with a high of 32. Overall really consistent well into the weekend but expect to maybe see some more of the freezing drizzle here or there with those temps in the low 30’s – just enough to maybe make it interesting. There might be some really fast skis out there if you get the wax right!

Shanty Creek - Schuss Mtn: Today is another ‘groom-less’ day, friends. Our SCR trails are covered with “a light dusting of snow on old grooming”, according to one of our classic regulars. The snow is slow, and with temps expected in the mid 30s for the next several days, best wax with the slow stuff...
Hope to see you on the SCR Nordic trails for some pre-White Pine gliding!

Hickory Hills: John Kostrzewa touched up the skate lanes on Hickory Hills & Meadows. He added classic tracks where missing on Hickory Hills. Light snow falling in Traverse City as of 10 AM. Enjoy great skiing!

Muskegon Winter Sports Complex: We've received about an inch of fresh, wet, heavy snow this morning. Our trails all have fresh corduroy with shallow tracks set for classic skiing where there's enough base to do so.

Vasa Trail: Report: #16 update
Date: 01/23/20
Time: 8:14 am

Good Morning Everyone,

Here at the trail head it is 29 degrees and there is a light wet snow falling. Skiing should be pretty good early today even though we will not be grooming this morning. Temps are rising quickly and humidity is high. Because of the warming temps, wet snow and possible rain in the forecast we are in snow preservation mode. We will groom when appropriate with this in mind.

Time to ramp up the cold & snow dance. " Old Man Winter " has some serious commitment issues. He just needs to focus. Be the cold, see the cold, deliver the cold & snow ??.

Hanson Hills: It is snowing!!! We have received about an inch of new snow this morning and still falling. Tommy G. is on trail Combing Green, Blue, Yellow trails first.

Lodge and Trails open at 9am

Senior Thursdays $9 Trail Passes 55+

Stokely Creek: After 6 inches of dense snow yesterday all 3 groomers will be out today. Several guests are skiing, snowshoeing and then skiing to see the frozen ice cliffs today. Check out our website for the Beat King Mountain event this Saturday and Sunday. You can ski or snowshoe to the top. Stokely chili will be served in the Day Skiers Cabin. Beat King Mountain t-shirts will be for sale. Temperatures and trails will be perfect.

Huron Meadows Metropark: We will be hauling snow this morning to Bucks Run. We anticipate having the trail ready for use by 2pm. All other trails are available. Thank You.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We received an inch of snow yesterday, which will freshen up the trails nicely for today. Great conditions abound on the XC Ski HQ trail system. Groomer Mike will be out early rolling, snow combing the skate lanes, and re-setting tracks where needed. All trails across the street have classic tracks and snowcombed skate lanes. There is 5 to 8 inches of snow packed on the trails, and 8 to 12 inches in the woods. It's another beautiful day to be out on snow! Enjoy the great skiing, awesome lunch, professional ski fitting, free demo center, and lots of great sales. Plus, check out our website for info on the first annual Bavarian Ski Festival - big time fun happening this Saturday at HQ!

More trail reports...

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