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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).

Stephen up to 12th in Tour de Ski
Stephen up to 12th in Tour de Ski

Stephen up to 12th in Tour de Ski

1/5/2014 - By USSA

Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) posted the fifth-fastest time of the day Friday, starting from 22nd to finish 12th in the 15k pursuit stage of the grueling seven-stage Tour de Ski.

Soldier Hollow set for U.S. Championships
Soldier Hollow set for U.S. Championships

Soldier Hollow set for U.S. Championships

1/3/2014 - By USSA

Around 350 of the top cross country skiers from U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association clubs from around the country will converge at the 2002 Olympic venue at Soldier Hollow beginning this weekend for the 2014 U.S. Cross Country Championships.

Stephens 27th in 10k classic
Stephens 27th in 10k classic

Stephens 27th in 10k classic

1/2/2014 - By USSA

Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) led the U.S. Ski Team on New Year's Day, finishing 27th in a 10k classic mass start in Lenzerheide to move up to 22nd in the Tour.

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

Wax Recommendations for this weekend's races

1/2/2014 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for this weekend's races. Check back for updates and additions...

Vasa Ski Club Nordic Sprint Race Schedule for 2014
Vasa Ski Club Nordic Sprint Race Schedule for 2014

Vasa Ski Club Nordic Sprint Race Schedule for 2014

1/2/2014 - By Mark Esper

Schedule of cross country ski sprint races sponsored by the Vasa Ski Club in Traverse City.

Vasa Ski Club 4.5km classic race results, Jan 1, 2014
Vasa Ski Club 4.5km classic race results, Jan 1, 2014

Vasa Ski Club 4.5km classic race results, Jan 1, 2014

1/1/2014 - By Mark Esper

Vasa Ski Club 4.5 KM classic race at the Vasa Headwaters, New Year's Day, 2014.

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Video: Simi Hamilton's historic Tour de Ski stage win
Video: Simi Hamilton's historic Tour de Ski stage win

Video: Simi Hamilton's historic Tour de Ski stage win

12/31/2013 - By Mike Muha

Happy New Year Simi! Vidoe of Simeon Hamilton winning the Freestyle Sprint in Lenzerheide in the Tour de Ski - first American to every win a Tour de Ski stage.

Tour de Ski stage win for Simi Hamilton
Tour de Ski stage win for Simi Hamilton

Tour de Ski stage win for Simi Hamilton

12/31/2013 - By USSA

Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) led qualifying and powered his way through the heats for an historic win, taking a World Cup stage victory in the Tour de Ski at Lenzerheide. It was the first win ever by an American man in the grueling Tour.

Canmore's IPC World Cup draws rave reviews
Canmore's IPC World Cup draws rave reviews

Canmore's IPC World Cup draws rave reviews

12/31/2013 - By Peter Graves

The famed Canmore Nordic Center played host to an IPC (International Paralympic Committee) cross-country and biathlon World Cup. The setting is breathtaking, the competition even more so.

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Flash Black: bombproof tracks with 1/4 inch snow
Flash Black: bombproof tracks with 1/4 inch snow

Flash Black: bombproof tracks with 1/4 inch snow

12/31/2013 - By Denny Paull

Mother nature fulfilled her contractual obligation between herself and Black Mountain by instigating a major meltdown the day before the race then offer 18F temps and freezing rain the day of...

Newell 10th in Oberhof Sprint
Newell 10th in Oberhof Sprint

Newell 10th in Oberhof Sprint

12/29/2013 - By USSA

Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) skied into 10th place after qualifying 12th at the slushy freestyle sprint in Oberhof, the second stage of the Tour de Ski.

Diggins 5th, Caldwell 9th in Tour de Ski Prologue
Diggins 5th, Caldwell 9th in Tour de Ski Prologue

Diggins 5th, Caldwell 9th in Tour de Ski Prologue

12/29/2013 - By USSA

World Champion Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) issued a strong opening statement Saturday with a fifth-place finish at the women’s Tour de Ski 3k prologue.

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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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