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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).

Announcing CXC Challenge Grant: your gift will be matched!

12/3/2013 - By Yuriy Gusev

John and Leslie Taylor have challenged CXC with a matching grant to develop and promote Nordic skiing for all ages and abilities. This is a 2:1 matching grant, so we need to raise $40,000 to leverage the $20,000 from our generous benefactors.

Combined team 7th in Kuusamo
Combined team 7th in Kuusamo

Combined team 7th in Kuusamo

12/2/2013 - By USSA

U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team’s Taylor Fletcher (Steamboat Springs, CO) posted the fastest time in his cross country anchor leg and moved up the pack to give the USA seventh in the 4x5k team event at the nordic combined World Cup season opener.

Randall 5th in 10k in Kussamo
Randall 5th in 10k in Kussamo

Randall 5th in 10k in Kussamo

12/1/2013 - By USSA

World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) fought hard to earn a fifth-place finish during Sunday’s 10k freestyle pursuit, the finale of the Ruka Triple mini-tour and cross country World Cup season opening weekend.

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Sadie Bjornsen gets 7th, career best
Sadie Bjornsen gets 7th, career best

Sadie Bjornsen gets 7th, career best

12/1/2013 - By USSA

Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) skied to a career-best seventh place in the women’s 5k classic Saturday, the second stage of the Ruka Triple mini-tour.

Fjeldheim receives award from Natural Resources Commission
Fjeldheim receives award from Natural Resources Commission

Fjeldheim receives award from Natural Resources Commission

12/1/2013 - By NMU

For the past 25 years, Fjeldheim has volunteered his time to the DNR while coaching at NMU. He's played an instrumental role in the development of Nordic ski trails across the region.

Video: Women's Final Sprint at Kuusamo World Cup
Video: Women's Final Sprint at Kuusamo World Cup

Video: Women's Final Sprint at Kuusamo World Cup

11/29/2013 - By Mike Muha

Here's the start to finish video of Justyna Kowalczyk (POL), Kikkan Randall (USA), and Denise Herrmann (Ger) finishing 1-2-3 in the Kuusamo World Cup Women's Classic Sprint final.

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Randall takes 2nd in Kuusamo Sprint
Randall takes 2nd in Kuusamo Sprint

Randall takes 2nd in Kuusamo Sprint

11/29/2013 - By USSA

World Cup sprint champion Kikkan Randall (Anchorage, AK) skied into second place in the cross country sprint World Cup opener Friday, earning the best classic World Cup sprint result of her career.

NMU signs skier for NEXT season
NMU signs skier for NEXT season

NMU signs skier for NEXT season

11/27/2013 - By NMU

Head coach Sten Fjeldheim of the Northern Michigan University nordic ski team has announced Vivian Hett as an early signee for the 2014-15 season.

Turkey Slider FLASH Race
Turkey Slider FLASH Race

Turkey Slider FLASH Race

11/27/2013 - By Eli Brown

Low key xc ski, snowbike race, and potluck mixer. 5 km race with no timing an no results. Noon, Saturday at Timber Ridge Resort.

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FLASH RACE!

11/26/2013 - By Eli Brown

FLASH RACE! On snow, Saturday, somewhere up north. Keep checking back for location and time... Eli Brown

Meeting with new Telemark property owners assures 2014 Birkie race start

11/26/2013 - By Susan Kendrick

For Birkie skiers, the main take-away is that all Birkebeiner events and festivities—at the race start and finish—will go on as usual due to the enthusiastic support and go-ahead from the new owners.

Telemark Resort sells for $926,000, stays dark

11/25/2013 - By Mike Muha

The Lodge was finally sold last week for $926,000 to Newco LLC out of Colorado. There is no information on what Newco will do with the resort.

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UPCOMING

MON, FEB 19, 2018

Gourmet Chili Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

TUE, FEB 20, 2018

Team NordicSkiRacer Tuesday Night Sprints
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

WED, FEB 21, 2018

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Skate

SAT, FEB 24, 2018

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

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

2018 Pennsylvania Nordic Championships (Rescheduled from Feb 4)
Wilderness Lodge, Wattsburg, PA

25th Annual Junior Muffin Pursuit Races – Classic/Freestyle
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

More events...

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SUN, FEB 18

: Classic skied the Duggins consevatory trails right across from old Camp Seagull. Excellent conditions. Also a firm crust would have been excellent skate skiing conditions. Rain the next few days will shut things down, but can't wait for fresh snow to head back out there. Used Toko yellow kicker. Hap wright

Vasa Trail: Great skiing on the Vasa, thanks to a dusting of fresh snow overnight & TART groom by Glen! I skied from Timber Ridge on the 10k to the Nipple, skipping Headwaters, the 25k to JackPine & back to TR today, approx 25 km in 3+ hrs.There were only 2 hills that were icy, one on the 25k to the N of the Timber Ridge exit between 2 trees, and one after the Nipple/10k junction on the 25k heading towards the powerline. In addition, the first 2 downhills in JackPine are getting thin at the base of the down/uphillls due to the warmth of the trees beside the trail. Timber Ridge had groomed corduroy, too, and all of the trails had a shallow, hardpacked classic track with lots of leaves, which is no problem with Twin Skins. While visiting with Mario Kennedy, I spotted a porcupine in the woods, which was a first for me. LET IT SNOW!!!

Crystal Mountain: We got about an half inch of snow last night which helped to make the trails not so icy. I re-groomed everything today and tried to set new tracks. Some turned out ok-some didn't. Come on out and ski while you can. We won't be grooming tomorrow.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Great day skiing on buck's run. Skate lane and classic were both fast and nicely done.
Thanks again everyone at Huron Meadows.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Same incredible conditions as yesterday, except the classic track was a little nicer and a little deeper. It was also beautiful weather today get out and enjoy it while we've got it. It will be excellent all day long.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Bucks Run was freshly groomed early this morning and the skating conditions were excellent at about 7:45 am. Fast and controllable. The parking lot was starting to fill when I left about 9:00, so it should be a great day to ski again. Hope that the based on Bucks holds up during this week's warm-up....great job groomers!

Stokely Creek: Blue skies and great skiing. Skiing was perfect on Saturday and our skiers asked that we not groom today because conditions are still great and lets just keep it that way. It is always fun to hear new arrivals say, " wow, you really have snow". Somehow only seeing is believing. Up to six inches in the forecast for the next couple days.

Vasa Trail: Skied from Single Track parking lot to the Rock and back. Riley’s loop is an icy mess, but the Vasa was in good shape. Skate lane was groomed this morning. Somewhat icy base but there is enough corduroy on top to control your skis.

There are a few icy spots in the flats and some of the hills are getting icy as well.

Weather forecast is not encouraging - looks like rain is in the way. Today might be the last good day for awhile.

Boyne Mountain: Trail conditions are hard and fast--use caution. Everything is open. Vistas has an icy patch that we are evaluating this morning.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We were very stoked with how many skiers got out and enjoyed the trails yesterday! We received a fresh dusting of snow last night, which will help freshen up the skate lanes and classic tracks today. Conditions remain very skiable on the trails that are open, with decent to good conditions and the occasional icy/crusty spot. Classic tracks were set on Friday on parts of Trappers Cabin and Rolling Hills, and all of the other trails still have existing tracks from Tuesday. Conditions are fair to very good on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, and Adventure trails. Groomer Mike will snow comb all of the above trails this morning. Until we get more snow, the Tall Pines, Blizzard and Manitou trails are closed due to ice and bare spots. The practice area are open with fair to very good conditions as well.

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Gourmet Chili Bar! Your choice of Classic or Veggie Chili, plus an assortment of delicious toppings. Try a homemade cornbread muffin and real butter with your chili and feel like a whole new person!

Get outside and enjoy the snow today!

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