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I do not know what kind of winter we will have, but I like THIS forecast better than most!

I do not know what kind of winter we will have, but I like THIS forecast better than most!

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.

Tour de Ski Opens in Oberhof tomorrow! $600,000 is cash prizes!
Tour de Ski Opens in Oberhof tomorrow! $600,000 is cash prizes!

Tour de Ski Opens in Oberhof tomorrow! $600,000 is cash prizes!

12/27/2013 - By USSA

Cross country ski racing’s most grueling nine days begins Saturday with the opening of the eighth running of the Tour de Ski starting in Oberhof. Athletes will ski seven stages in nine days across courses in Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

Forbush Corner's owner enjoys heavy snow, fights cancer
Forbush Corner's owner enjoys heavy snow, fights cancer

Forbush Corner's owner enjoys heavy snow, fights cancer

12/27/2013 - By Fox 32 News

fter his grueling rounds of chemo, he would never have the time or energy to run his cross country and snowshoeing park by himself as he always did. That was until his friends teamed up and volunteered to run the business as Forbush continued to fight.

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Cannonsburg opens XC ski trails
Cannonsburg opens XC ski trails

Cannonsburg opens XC ski trails

12/27/2013 - By Mike Muha

The Cannonsburg Ski and Ride Area has opened just under 4 miles of groomed loops for XC skiing, fat bike, and snow shoe use. The Winter Trails will be 4 feet wide with a max width of 7 feet in the downhills and passing areas.

Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop leads Brumbaugh Cup after 2 races
Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop leads Brumbaugh Cup after 2 races

Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop leads Brumbaugh Cup after 2 races

12/26/2013 - By Chris Jones

Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop leads the Brumbaugh Cup over the Vasa Ski Club and Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team after the first two races of the Michigan Cup season, the WinterStart and the WinterSonnenwende.

A Christmas greeting from the World Cup stars
A Christmas greeting from the World Cup stars

A Christmas greeting from the World Cup stars

12/24/2013 - By Mike Muha

A Christmas greeting from the World Cup stars

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Jesse Smith and Erica O'Hearn win WinterSonnenwende
Jesse Smith and Erica O'Hearn win WinterSonnenwende

Jesse Smith and Erica O'Hearn win WinterSonnenwende

12/24/2013 - By Mike Muha

WinterSonnenwende race results! Sarah Goble won the 5K Junior girls event. In the 11K, Jesse Smith, Alex Vaanias, and Dan Yankus come in 1-2-3 for the men. Erica O'Hearn, Kaitlyn Patterson, and Mariah Frye Colie were the top three women.

Black Mountain 15 km Classic Flash Race
Black Mountain 15 km Classic Flash Race

Black Mountain 15 km Classic Flash Race

12/23/2013 - By Denny Paull

There will be a 15 km. classic style "flash" race at Black Mountain near Cheboygan at 11:00 AM on Sunday December 29th. The Bluffs Bar and Grill will open early for us on Sunday at about 10:00. The race will start at 11:00am.

USA Women 5th and 8th in Asiago Team Sprint
USA Women 5th and 8th in Asiago Team Sprint

USA Women 5th and 8th in Asiago Team Sprint

12/22/2013 - By USSA

Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) teamed up to finish fifth in a FIS World Cup classic technique team sprint Sunday in Asiago.

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Forbush Corner widens trail for new groomer
Forbush Corner widens trail for new groomer

Forbush Corner widens trail for new groomer

12/22/2013 - By Mike Muha

Dave Fobush and team at Forbush Corner have made a number of improvements for this cross county ski season. An new Piston Bully 200 required a major project to widen trails to 16 feet.

Tentative WinterStart results

12/22/2013 - By Curt Peterson

These were not posted at the awards today because we knew there were mistakes particularly with junior men (no times) and some team names and of course Chris Weingartz is a male (he initially was posted as a women). The results below are tentative only.

Ida Sargent takes 10th in Asiago classic sprint
Ida Sargent takes 10th in Asiago classic sprint

Ida Sargent takes 10th in Asiago classic sprint

12/21/2013 - By USSA

Ida Sargent led the USA Saturday with a strong 10th in a classic sprint in Asiago. Four American women and two men qualifed for finals including Andy Newell, who was fifth fastest.

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UPCOMING

SAT, NOV 17, 2018

NordicSkiRacer long rollerski
West Boat Launch, Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

SUN, NOV 18, 2018

Learn to put on a ski race
West Yellowstone, MT

TUE, NOV 20, 2018

Yellowstone Ski Festival, Nov 20-24
West Yellowstone, MT

Yellowstone Ski Festival • November 20-24
West Yellowstone, Montana

Team NordicSkiRacer rollerski intervals
Maybury State Park, 8 Mile Rd entrance, Northville, MI

THU, NOV 22, 2018

Thanksgiving!
United States

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

THU, NOV 15

Bay Meadows GC: Glad to see so many trail reports, as mentioned earlier by another skier, Bay Meadows still has some very good skiing. The skate loop is around 2.5 K and has been skied in nicely. Skied over 20k with Milan.

Bay Meadows GC: Still good skating as of noon today. Grass beginning to show near the road but avoidable

Michaywe: Golf course at Michaywe has a frozen base and some fluff over the top. Just in from a nice skate ski - some of the best early season skiing in a while. Usually the ground is too warm and you get the slushy icing situation but not today! All good.

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Forestville Real Grooming Report: It has been 4 days of skiing on the roller packed Noque to 17k, Animoosh, Papasay, Boozhoo, Zhing, and the stadium. Continued cool weather has kept trails in good shape. The surface is uneven but coverage is very good.

Our call for feedback produced comments from Jack, Laurie, Vivian and Joe just to name a few. The most useful write up follows: “Out at 9:30 AM and the center of the trail is well packed, narrow and bumpy, and the edges powdery. Around 12 K the Noque path widens and continues to 14 and skating is good. Coming back the hill demands more than the usual caution and the sun improved the snow condition. Awaiting good conditions for the equipment to groom. Jack”

WED, NOV 14

Nubs Nob: Nubs has picked up another 1-2 inches over the past couple of day and their site is showing 18-inches since last Friday. Both upper loops continue to firm up and have gotten much faster since the weekend. They have packed and dragged the trails each day. No track set, but fantastic pre-Thanksgiving skate conditions.

Valley Spur: Rolled in around 6 to 8 inches of snow on A,B backwards to Heart Attack and G return,D and down Skaters Heaven today. Then set track on A, B backwards to the bottom of Heart Attack and back,Stairway to Heaven, across X and down Classic Heaven. Tracks are too thin in a few spots but overall good. Rolled trails are wide enough to skate but pretty uneven in most areas. Rock skis should be used throughout. We need more snow. Good news is we are off to an early start and we don't have the flooded areas we did last year so with snow things will shape up quickly. We will not be grooming the entire system(only certain sections) until after deer season to avoid skier/hunter issues

Bay Meadows GC: Conditions improved again due to the numerous skiers who have skied in the track like it was groomed. Based on all the people I have communicated with this might be the best venue to ski for right now, plus it is .6 miles from my condo, can you believe it. The HS team was training today and I was able to ski with Milan for 10k. Even though he skis at a level one workout, it is nice to hang with a nordic icon. Tomorrow morning should be great, but after a sunny 40d day it might be a little thin after that. Keep the reports going!

Rendezvous Ski Trails: We are 1-week away from the start of the 2018 Yellowstone Ski Festival. There have been many inquiries about the conditions on the Rendezvous Ski Trails here in West Yellowstone. As of yesterday, the trails have been rolled and finished. We have not groomed, but skier activity on the trails has helped to compact the snow, resulting in faster, early-season conditions. Reports from skiers indicate the skating “good” and classic is “fair.”

Nighttime temperatures hover around zero degrees and often dip down to several degrees below zero. The low last night was -15ºF. Daytime temperatures are also working in our favor, rarely reaching above the freezing mark. These low temperatures help maintain the snow levels.

Snow conditions are early season with cold, fast powder covering the trails. All trails except Windy Ridge are rolled and skiable.

Area trails, including the Riverside, Boundary, and Frontier Trails are all in skiable condition.

If necessary, there is plenty of snow on the secondary venue of the South Plateau. In the event that the snow on the Rendezvous Trails melts out, there will be skiing on the South Plateau. However, at this time, our focus remains on the Rendezvous Trails. The next pulse of moisture is predicted for Thursday night into Friday morning. We will post more information following the result of that potential storm.

We are looking forward to another exciting, fun-filled week. The evening activities at the Holiday Inn offer something for everyone. For more information and up-to-date reports, like our Facebook page, Rendezvous SkiTrails, and bookmark www.SkiRunBikeMT.com.

With sincere thanks,
Moira Dow
Yellowstone Ski Festival Director

ABR Trails: We have been working hard grooming daily to smooth and freeze down trails. We are being a bit more particular on opening conditions so we are going to wait until Saturday to open. We will be opening the ski shop and trails Saturday November 17 at 9 am. We Ginzu groomed 32 km today and are working on widening and opening additional km, it is a slow process with the 2 feet of snow and warm ground. Thank you for your patience….for mid November skiing. Hope to see you this weekend!

Nubs Nob: Nub's Nob will open this Saturday & Sunday! All 21K of our XC trail system will also be packed and in early season condition. Give the Snow Crew a high five when you see them, they have been full throttle turning the place from green to white.

Valley Spur: Welcome to the start of the 2018/19 ski season! It looks like the" snow might just stay so grooming starts today!" I will be doing some rolling and maybe set some track today depending on snow depth. We will keep everyone posted. Think Snow!

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Forestville Real Grooming Report: Over the week end Andy roller packed 6-8 in at FVTH and roller packed Noque to 17k, Animoosh, Papasay, Boozhoo, Zhing, and the stadium. Weather has continued to bless skiers with cool days and cold nights. I am sure the trails are thin but still skiable.

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