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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).

Caitlin Gregg wins 20K freestyle by 4 minutes
Caitlin Gregg wins 20K freestyle by 4 minutes

Caitlin Gregg wins 20K freestyle by 4 minutes

1/9/2014 - By USSA

Caitlin Gregg scored a dominating victory, winning the 20k mass start by nearly four minutes at the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships on the Olympic venue of Soldier Hollow.

Vasa Ski Club Nordic Sprint Race results for Jan 8
Vasa Ski Club Nordic Sprint Race results for Jan 8

Vasa Ski Club Nordic Sprint Race results for Jan 8

1/9/2014 - By Mark Esper

We had our Tuesday night race on Wednesday this week. Here are the results from our 4km freestyle sprint race at Timber Ridge that evening.

No Fat Tire Bikes t-shirts
No Fat Tire Bikes t-shirts

No Fat Tire Bikes t-shirts

1/7/2014 - By Dave Hietikko

I am the guy that made up the long sleeve shirts addressing the fat tire bikes on the trail problem. Ironic thing is that I am primarily a bike racer, but do a fair amount of skiing too

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Cross Country Ski Skills Clinic Series at Nubs Nob
Cross Country Ski Skills Clinic Series at Nubs Nob

Cross Country Ski Skills Clinic Series at Nubs Nob

1/7/2014 - By Ben Doornbos

Cross country skiers can gather each week at Nub’s Nob for a new nordic series created with fun, community, and skill building in mind. Happening every Wednesday night, this offers a great reason to get out of the house and on the trails.

Learn to ski on Winter Trails Day
Learn to ski on Winter Trails Day

Learn to ski on Winter Trails Day

1/7/2014 - By Mike Muha

Snowshoeing and cross country skiing are quick to learn and fun for all ages, and they are a great way to get some exercise. On Saturday, January 11, 2014 (Winter Trails Day), you can learn for free at a Winter Trails location.

Koos and Bender repeat sprint wins from last Nationals
Koos and Bender repeat sprint wins from last Nationals

Koos and Bender repeat sprint wins from last Nationals

1/6/2014 - By USSA

Torin Koos (Leavenworth, WA) and Jennie Bender (Johnson, VT) each took home a freestyle sprint title for the Bridger Ski Foundation Sunday on a tight and technical course at the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships at Soldier Hollow.

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Toko US XC Nationals Skate Sprint Report
Toko US XC Nationals Skate Sprint Report

Toko US XC Nationals Skate Sprint Report

1/6/2014 - By Ian Harvey

Air temperatures were around 1F at 8am (I say around as the temperature can vary greatly depending on where one measures it). The snow was similar to yesterday - semi-transformed, staying dry, fast.

US XC Nationals 10.15km Classic Report
US XC Nationals 10.15km Classic Report

US XC Nationals 10.15km Classic Report

1/6/2014 - By Ian Harvey

So many skiers were descending this steep downhill almost standing straight up, or just bent over at the waist, or in a high tuck with their hands way down low scooping up air into their chest.

Results from the 6 Hour Team Relay
Results from the 6 Hour Team Relay

Results from the 6 Hour Team Relay

1/5/2014 - By MIke Muha

The Michigan Cup 6 Hour Team Relay ran under perfect weather and skiing conditions. The skate lane and striding tracks were firm and made for great racing.

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Liz Stephen 3rd in hill climb, 7th overall in Tour de Ski
Liz Stephen 3rd in hill climb, 7th overall in Tour de Ski

Liz Stephen 3rd in hill climb, 7th overall in Tour de Ski

1/5/2014 - By USSA

Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) posted the USA's best overall Tour de Ski finish in history with seventh, skiing to the third-fastest time of the day as she battled rain, sleet and snow for 9k up Alpe Cermis on Sunday.

Alaska Pacific University Nordic dominates US Championships
Alaska Pacific University Nordic dominates US Championships

Alaska Pacific University Nordic dominates US Championships

1/5/2014 - By USSA

Erik Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) and Becca Rorabaugh (Fairbanks, AK) took U.S. titles in the 15k and 10k classic races, leading a three-medal effort by APU Nordic at the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships at the 2002 Olympic venue at Soldier Hollow on Satu

Jesse Diggns 10th in Tour de Ski 5K Classic
Jesse Diggns 10th in Tour de Ski 5K Classic

Jesse Diggns 10th in Tour de Ski 5K Classic

1/5/2014 - By USSA

World Champion Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) earned a career-best World Cup classic result Saturday, skiing into 10th in the Val di Fiemme 5k, the sixth stage of the Tour de Ski.

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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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