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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).

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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Kikkan Randall wins the sprint in Beitostoelen
Kikkan Randall wins the sprint in Beitostoelen

Kikkan Randall wins the sprint in Beitostoelen

11/24/2013 - By Mike Muha

Kikkan Randall of the USA, and Sondra Turvoll Fossli of Norway have both won their respective free technique sprints in Beitostølen, Norway.

North American Vasa welcomes new Race Director
North American Vasa welcomes new Race Director

North American Vasa welcomes new Race Director

11/22/2013 - By Pete LaPlaca

The VASA Board has named Doug Dowdy the 2014 Race Director for the 38th Annual North American VASA Ski Races to be held February 8-9 on the VASA Trail in Traverse City, Michigan.

Rendezous Ski Trails are covered for Yellowstone Ski Festival
Rendezous Ski Trails are covered for Yellowstone Ski Festival

Rendezous Ski Trails are covered for Yellowstone Ski Festival

11/21/2013 - By Moira Dow

The Rendezvous Ski Trails are covered and the skiing is looking good. The trails have already been groomed a couple times and the incoming weather forecast is predicting several more inches to fall.

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Mt. Borah prepares for West Yellowstone Ski Festival
Mt. Borah prepares for West Yellowstone Ski Festival

Mt. Borah prepares for West Yellowstone Ski Festival

11/21/2013 - By Ben Wizner

Mt. Borah will showcase its entire custom Nordic line-up at the show, including its newest line, labeled OTW, or Out to Win. OTW, a top-tier line that utilizes Mt. Borah’s own lazercut and body-form technology.

Chippewa Nature Center needs new tracks
Chippewa Nature Center needs new tracks

Chippewa Nature Center needs new tracks

11/19/2013 - By Curt Holsinger

We groom and set track on 7 of our 15 miles of trails. Our grooming equipment, a Kubota RTV fitted with LiteFoot Tracks, needs new tracks, and we could use your help/advice...

New way to demo Fischer Skis at Yellowstone Ski Festival
New way to demo Fischer Skis at Yellowstone Ski Festival

New way to demo Fischer Skis at Yellowstone Ski Festival

11/18/2013 - By Rick Halling

The folks at Fischer want to try something a little different and hopefully a little better when it comes to demoing skis at the West Yellowstone Festival.

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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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