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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).

Brumbaugh Cup scoring to date, after Krazy Klassic
Brumbaugh Cup scoring to date, after Krazy Klassic

Brumbaugh Cup scoring to date, after Krazy Klassic

1/15/2014 - By Ernie Brumbaugh

Brumbaugh Cup standing to date! Lower scores are best.

Vasa Ski Club Nordic Sprint Race results for Jan 14
Vasa Ski Club Nordic Sprint Race results for Jan 14

Vasa Ski Club Nordic Sprint Race results for Jan 14

1/15/2014 - By Mark Esper

Classic sprint results from Hickory Hills on January 14, 2014

PHOTOS: 2014 Krazy Klassic
PHOTOS: 2014 Krazy Klassic

PHOTOS: 2014 Krazy Klassic

1/15/2014 - By Lisa Kaniewski and Mike Muha

Here are two sets of photos taken by Lisa Kaniewski and Mike Muha of the racers in the 4k and 12k Krazy Klassic race at Huron Meadows on Sunday, January 12.

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PHOTOS: Frosty Freestyle 5 and 15K
PHOTOS: Frosty Freestyle 5 and 15K

PHOTOS: Frosty Freestyle 5 and 15K

1/15/2014 - By Mark Irish and Lisa Kaniewski

Here are three sets of photos taken by Mark Irish and Lisa Kaniewski of the racers in the 5 and 15k Frosty Freestyle race.

VIDEO: The Frosty Freestyle 15k vs. the Forces of Nature
VIDEO: The Frosty Freestyle 15k vs. the Forces of Nature

VIDEO: The Frosty Freestyle 15k vs. the Forces of Nature

1/14/2014 - By Doug Cornell

Southern Michigan's Biggest XC Ski Race! The forces of nature were unkind to the approximately 200 athletes who showed up to compete in this 15k race on a rain-ravaged trail.

PHOTOS: Frosty Freestyle Kids!
PHOTOS: Frosty Freestyle Kids!

PHOTOS: Frosty Freestyle Kids!

1/14/2014 - By Lisa Kaniewski

Here are two sets of photos taken by Lisa Kaniewski of the kids before, during, and after the SELCRA Frosty Freestyle Kids Race

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Great conditons for Krazy Klassic
Great conditons for Krazy Klassic

Great conditons for Krazy Klassic

1/13/2014 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Rebecca Davis and Dan Yankus took wins in the 12K classic, while Erin Lipp and Reid Goble grabbed the victories in the 4K classic.

Newell and Hamilton 5th in classic team sprint
Newell and Hamilton 5th in classic team sprint

Newell and Hamilton 5th in classic team sprint

1/13/2014 - By USSA

Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) anchored an impressive team effort with Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) to break into the top five in the FIS World Cup classic team sprint Sunday in Nove Mesto.

Wet and wild REI Frosty Freestyle
Wet and wild REI Frosty Freestyle

Wet and wild REI Frosty Freestyle

1/11/2014 - By Mike Muha

Huron Meadows has had the best conditions in recent memory all season long...And then it rained over night. Course conditions were actually pretty good, except for a few areas where waterskis would have been nice.

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Video: Randall wins freestyle sprint at Nove Mesto
Video: Randall wins freestyle sprint at Nove Mesto

Video: Randall wins freestyle sprint at Nove Mesto

1/11/2014 - By USSA

World Cup champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) sealed her 10th career FIS World Cup victory Saturday, winning the freestyle sprint at Nove Mesto.

Hanneman takes his first ever U.S. Title
Hanneman takes his first ever U.S. Title

Hanneman takes his first ever U.S. Title

1/11/2014 - By USSA

Reese Hanneman took his career first title Friday, winning the classic sprint over APU teammate Erik Bjornsen at the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships at Soldier Hollow.

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

Wax Recommendations for this weekend's races

1/11/2014 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Swix added a wax recommendation. Wax recommendations for this weekend's races, including the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic Michigan Cup races. Check back for updates and additions...

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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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