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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!

Diggins Eighth in Opening Sochi Skiathlon
Diggins Eighth in Opening Sochi Skiathlon

Diggins Eighth in Opening Sochi Skiathlon

2/8/2014 - By USSA

First-time Olympian Jessie Diggins skied into an impressive eighth and secured the top spot for Team USA in the women’s skiathlon Saturday, the opening Olympic cross country event.

Wax Recommendations for the Vasa and Gran Travers
Wax Recommendations for the Vasa and Gran Travers

Wax Recommendations for the Vasa and Gran Travers

2/6/2014 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED! Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup races, the North American Vasa and the Gran Travers, plus links to other races. Check back for updates and additions...

Todd Lodwick honored as Olympic Flag Bearer
Todd Lodwick honored as Olympic Flag Bearer

Todd Lodwick honored as Olympic Flag Bearer

2/6/2014 - By USSA

The U.S. Ski Team's Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, CO) received the ultimate honor from his fellow Olympians, being named flag bearer for Team USA.

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Yellowstone Rendezvous Race on March 8
Yellowstone Rendezvous Race on March 8

Yellowstone Rendezvous Race on March 8

2/6/2014 - By Moira Dow

The Yellowstone Rendezvous Race is part of the American Ski Marathon Series, and there are six different race divisions offered for skiers of all ages. Register before February 25th to save on entry fees.

Vasa Ski Club Nordic Sprint Race results for Feb 4
Vasa Ski Club Nordic Sprint Race results for Feb 4

Vasa Ski Club Nordic Sprint Race results for Feb 4

2/5/2014 - By Mark Esper

Here are the results from Tuesday evening's freestyle 4 km race at Timber Ridge in Traverse City.

The DNR responds to complaint about fatbikes on the Vasa Trail
The DNR responds to complaint about fatbikes on the Vasa Trail

The DNR responds to complaint about fatbikes on the Vasa Trail

2/5/2014 - By TART Fat Bike Advisory Committee

Todd Neiss, Recreation Specialist, Parks and Recreation Division of the Michigan DNR, responds to a recent complaint he received about fatbikes on the Vasa Trail System. Neiss sent a copy to the TART Fat Bike Advisory Committee who thought it would be add

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Base Saver protects base when ironing pure fluoro topcoats
Base Saver protects base when ironing pure fluoro topcoats

Base Saver protects base when ironing pure fluoro topcoats

2/4/2014 - By Fast Wax

One of the big mysteries in skiing has always been how to iron in the top coats without damaging your base? We're going to show you how using a new product called Base Saver.

Randall Fifth in Pre-Sochi Sprints
Randall Fifth in Pre-Sochi Sprints

Randall Fifth in Pre-Sochi Sprints

2/3/2014 - By USSA

World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) powered to fifth in the Toblach freestyle sprints, the final World Cup before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Silver for Diggins in Val di Fiemme U23 Sprint
Silver for Diggins in Val di Fiemme U23 Sprint

Silver for Diggins in Val di Fiemme U23 Sprint

2/3/2014 - By USSA

World Champion Jessie Diggins scored a freestyle sprint silver medal at the U23 World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme, Italy.

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Stephen 11th in Toblach 10k Classic
Stephen 11th in Toblach 10k Classic

Stephen 11th in Toblach 10k Classic

2/2/2014 - By USSA

Olympian Liz Stephen skied into the top spot for the USA in 11th during the warm and rainy FIS World Cup 10k classic race Saturday, less than a week before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Alex Vanais and Susan Vigland top White Pine Stampede 50k
Alex Vanais and Susan Vigland top White Pine Stampede 50k

Alex Vanais and Susan Vigland top White Pine Stampede 50k

2/2/2014 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Superb conditions greeted racers in the 2014 White Pine Stampede. These were the best conditions the White Pine has had in years!

White Pine Stampede photos by Mike Muha
White Pine Stampede photos by Mike Muha

White Pine Stampede photos by Mike Muha

2/2/2014 - By Mike Muha

Photos from the 2014 White Pine Stampede from Mike Muha. Photos of the 50K start at the 2014 White Pine Stampede

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UPCOMING

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

FRI, JAN 25, 2019

Junior Noque
Forestville Trailhead, Marquette, MI

SAT, JAN 26, 2019

Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Marquette, MI

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

Get your Fill at the Grill – Fire on the Mountain!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

SUN, JAN 27, 2019

Get your Fill at the Grill – Fire on the Mountain!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Retro Ski
Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids trail system, Hancock, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SUN, JAN 20

Huron Meadows Metropark: 2:00pm. Did a loop of Buck's Run (excellent tracks - best of the season) to warm up, then skied the north golf course loop for a change of scenery (groomed, not tracked, wind-blown - use your B skis), then finished with a couple more loops around Buck's Run.

Skate lane on Buck's Run looked excellent. Hard pack, not wind blown. South golf course packed, no tracks, wind-blown (use B skis).

Parking lot is jammin'

Huron Meadows Metropark: Noon. Just arrived. Buck's Run is groomed, with Skate and Classic tracks.the entire golf course is groomed for skating, but wind blown now. Parking lot is getting full as the weather final gets near double-digits.

Crystal Mountain: I groomed the skating lanes yesterday. According to reports from the many skiers we had, the trails were great. We got a dusting of snow over night so if you can brave the cold come on out.

Hanson Hills: CLOSED TODAY: 1/20/2019 Please read below

Due to the extreme cold weather and high exposure time to frostbite and hypothermia, we will be Closed for all Downhill, Tubing, Snowsports school, and Cross Country/Fat bike Operations.

Thank you for your understanding as we make every effort to keep our Staff and Visitors safe.

All Tubing reservations and private snow sports school reservations will be refunded.


Forbush Corner: The entire trail system has been groomed over the past couple of days and the classic tracks and skate lane remain in great condition. Bundle up and head out to The Corner !!!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: It was a beautiful, sunny day on the ski trails yesterday, and it was so great to see so many people enjoying the ski conditions, which range from good to excellent on all trails except Tall Pines. Groomer Mike snow combed the skating lanes last night, and tracks on the Trappers Cabin are still in excellent shape. The best conditions are on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey and Manitou trails. Barring some pesky oak leaves, conditions are overall very good for skating and good for classic, with some truly excellent stretches out there. While temps will be cold today, the sun will make it feel much warmer!

Today's Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Gourmet Mac 'n Cheese Bar! Feast on our deluxe, cheesy, homemade mac ‘n cheese, and choose from a variety of toppings to create your own mac-sterpiece. A true treat on a cold winter's day! Keep moving and you'll keep warm!

SAT, JAN 19

Huron Meadows Metropark: Speed increased on Bucks Run as darkness set in. Wonderful skating.
My yellow Patagonia jacket was missing from the picnic table halfway through my ski, about 5 pm. If found, please turn it in to ski rental. Thank you.

Forbush Corner: Excellent conditions! We skied from Forbush through Back 40 and to Hartwick Pines visitor center the back via Pines and Back 40 again. Outstanding!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Skied around 3:00 today. Slow going in skate lane with all the new snow on top. Classic looked better.
Should be better tomorrow and Monday.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Arrived at Huron Meadows around 9:30 this morning. Groomed Buck's Run, with about 2 inches of fresh snow on top made for nice skating. Lots of classic skiers and the classic tracks were in fabulous shape, and faster than the skating!

Around noon, I noticed that the main trail system was being groomed. I'm guessing the skating will be pretty good tomorrow, but probably not enough snow to set tracks.

By the way, Toko LF Yellow is the wrong skate glide wax for 20 degrees and fresh snow - I had great kick when I tried to stride in the classic tracks!

Nubs Nob: Conditions on the upper trails are excellent. Upper trails were power-tilled this morning.
Lower trails are still in very good condition, but not enough snow to power-till.

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Classic skied from 510 down to 17k and back up. Trail was bombi groomed. They even groomed the new Mead Hills Bypass. The new section is pretty incredible! They added some tough, steep climbs. The final downhill is like a roller coaster, very fun and technical. All of the 24k racers will be skiing this new section! 4 degrees out and an inch of lake effect snow in the tracks made for slow skiing. Race day in a week!

Stokely Creek: What can I say but it is a beautiful day. We might have a cold snap but it is winter right? Our guest are not inside by the fire but out on the trails. Face masks and warm outfits are what it takes. Two guests from New York City are hitting the trails today and taking lessons this afternoon. If they can handle it everyone can. Trails are in perfect shape. And Norm's is open with tea and cookies this weekend.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: After some fresh snow in the past couple days, plus tremendous snow spreading and doctoring efforts by Mike and Tony, conditions range from good to excellent on all trails except Tall Pines. Groomer Mike will snow comb the skating lanes this morning, and fresh tracks were set on the Trappers Cabin trail yesterday. The best conditions are on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey and Manitou trails. The worst of the hard-packed spots have been patched up, so aside from bits of oak leaves, conditions are overall very good for skating and good for classic!

Today's Stone Turtle Cafe Lunch Special is the Gourmet Mac 'n Cheese bar!! Choose from a variety of toppings to create your own mac-sterpiece. Plus, stop by and demo the brand new 2020 Fischer 3D Speedmax Skate skis, with gliding sidewalls! Good luck to all Cote Dame racers today!

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