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The unexpected snowstorm in Michigan left lower Michigan trails and golf course fairways with deep heavy snow, better for classic than skating. Looking forward to groomed trails! (Photo by Gregory Worsnop).

The unexpected snowstorm in Michigan left lower Michigan trails and golf course fairways with deep heavy snow, better for classic than skating. Looking forward to groomed trails! (Photo by Gregory Worsnop).

RESULTS: CXC GLD Junior National Qualifier: Boyne Freestyle
RESULTS: CXC GLD Junior National Qualifier: Boyne Freestyle

RESULTS: CXC GLD Junior National Qualifier: Boyne Freestyle

2/3/2019 - By Mike Muha

Central Cross Country Skiing's Great Lakes Division's freestyle Junior National Qualifier race was held on Saturday on the hilly cross country ski trails at Boyne Mountain. Girls raced 5km while the boys skated 10km.

Michigan Tech to Host 2020 US Cross Country Ski Championships
Michigan Tech to Host 2020 US Cross Country Ski Championships

Michigan Tech to Host 2020 US Cross Country Ski Championships

2/1/2019 - By Michigan Tech

We've hosted four U.S. Cross Country Championships in the past, so we have extensive experience within the athletic department and within our race organizing committee.

UPDATED #3 Wax recommendations for the weekend!
UPDATED #3 Wax recommendations for the weekend!

UPDATED #3 Wax recommendations for the weekend!

1/31/2019 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: SOLDA and Swix comes through! Recommendations for White Pine Stampede, Mike Seaman Memorial, PA Championships, and CXC Junior National Qualifier races!

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Vasa still leads Michigan Cup as of Noque
Vasa still leads Michigan Cup as of Noque

Vasa still leads Michigan Cup as of Noque

1/30/2019 - By Mike Muha

After the inclusion of the Noquemanon Ski Marathon results, the Vasa Ski Club continues to lead the overall Michigan Cup with a significant lead over Cross Country Ski Headquarters.

Fischer to announce Speedmax 3D skis soon
Fischer to announce Speedmax 3D skis soon

Fischer to announce Speedmax 3D skis soon

1/29/2019 - By Mike Muha

Fischer Sports is expected to officially release information about their new Speedmax 3D line of cross country skis shortly. But we have the goods on the skis....

U.S. Junior Men Strike World Championship Relay Gold
U.S. Junior Men Strike World Championship Relay Gold

U.S. Junior Men Strike World Championship Relay Gold

1/27/2019 - By Reese Brown

VIDEO! The U.S. Men’s Junior Worlds Team took gold on Saturday in the 4x5k relay, the final event of the FIS Junior World Cross Country Championship in Lathi, Finland.

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Some top results for Michigan Cup skiers in fridgid 2019 Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Some top results for Michigan Cup skiers in fridgid 2019 Noquemanon Ski Marathon

Some top results for Michigan Cup skiers in fridgid 2019 Noquemanon Ski Marathon

1/26/2019 - By Mike Muha

RESULTS: Vasa Ski Club's Sam Holmes and Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop's Rebecca Davis finished 4th and 5th in the premier 50km Classic, with Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team's Andy Liebner winning the 24km skate.

Noque 50km will start at original time
Noque 50km will start at original time

Noque 50km will start at original time

1/25/2019 - By Noquemanon Ski Marathon

The race committee has made the decision that there will be no delay of the start time of the 50K. The 1K Junior Noque on Friday remains cancelled however the 3K and 5K will continue as scheduled.

Applying Toko HF Blue mixed with X-Cold Powder
Applying Toko HF Blue mixed with X-Cold Powder

Applying Toko HF Blue mixed with X-Cold Powder

1/24/2019 - By Mike Muha

In this cold snap, Toko recommends mixing HF Blue with their X-Cold powder hardener. Here's a short video show the optimal way to mix the waxes.

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Wax recommendations for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Wax recommendations for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon

Wax recommendations for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon

1/24/2019 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED WITH SOLDA! Wax recommendations for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon...including Swix! (Finally....)

Noquemanon Ski Marathon 50k start could be delayed by cold
Noquemanon Ski Marathon 50k start could be delayed by cold

Noquemanon Ski Marathon 50k start could be delayed by cold

1/24/2019 - By Mike Muha

The Noquemanon Ski Marathon organizers have made one announcement and one warning for this weekend's race.

Vasa Ski Club moves into first place in Michigan Cup
Vasa Ski Club moves into first place in Michigan Cup

Vasa Ski Club moves into first place in Michigan Cup

1/23/2019 - By Mike Muha

The Vasa Ski Club moved into first place in Michigan Cup after the Cote Dame Marie. Team NordicSkiRacer's Kyle Hanson and XCHQ's Wendy Anderson lead the senior standings.

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UPCOMING

SAT, NOV 23, 2019

NordicSkiRacer long rollerski
West Boat Launch, Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

UPDATED: Skate and Classic Technique (on snow)
Forbush Corners, Frederic, MI

TUE, NOV 26, 2019

NordicSkiRacer short rollerski
Maybury State Park, Northville, MI

THU, NOV 28, 2019

THANKSGIVING
United States

FRI, NOV 29, 2019

Thanksgiving Weekend Sale
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

FRI, NOV 22

Forbush Corner: Larry plans to till and groom the snowmaking loop in the morning. We will be open at 10 am. Skiing should be really nice this weekend for both skate and classic. Only the snowmaking loop will be open. Chili will be available for purchase.

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Two inches of heavy snow fell last night and temperatures fell to the high teens at the trail head. The base took a heavy beating during the November thaw (not everyone gets to talk about November thaws) but did survive. Skiing is at least “to-win-a-bet” quality and may even rate “fair” to even “good”. I would say you should expect very thin or even zero base under the power lines near the 10k mark.

THU, NOV 21

ABR Trails: Great news! Thursday night 5 PM
We picked up about 8 inches of heavy snow today. The temps dropped and the snow is drying out. Looks like we should have some pretty good skiing tomorrow at 10 AM. We have a full crew heading out early morning and expect to groom about 25-45 km depending on conditions. We plan to have 45k open for the weekend and in great shape. The old base we had that was frozen hard is still there so I think the skiers will be very pleased.

Forbush Corner: The base has survived the rain in good condition. It is very wet though from the large amount of rain that we received. We will not be open tomorrow to let it set up before we groom. We will open at 10 on Saturday.

Crystal Mountain: The early snow has given way to late rain. Trails are currently closed until mother nature cooperates once again. May give us time to clear the leaves and other debris.

Greg, Tim and Kathy

Forbush Corner: So far, the snowmaking loop has held up really well against the warmer temperatures this week. We will be watching the warmer temps and rain today and evaluate the loop to see if we can open on Friday. If the snow sets up and we can groom it we will be open, if it's too soft we will have to wait until Saturday to open. Only the snowmaking loop has survived the warm up, the other trails are looking pretty sad. We will keep you updated.

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