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Jordyn Ross's 'This is fun!' game-face as she becomes the 2021 Michigan Cup Freestyle Champion. (Photo: Sista Stash).

Jordyn Ross's 'This is fun!' game-face as she becomes the 2021 Michigan Cup Freestyle Champion. (Photo: Sista Stash).

North American Vasa committed to 2021 race
North American Vasa committed to 2021 race

North American Vasa committed to 2021 race

9/16/2020 - By Gussie Peterson

The North American Vasa is committed to running an in-person event for 2021, though it will be limited in scope and COVID-19 safety measures will be in place that all participants will have to agree to abide by.

Michigan Cup Committee says
Michigan Cup Committee says

Michigan Cup Committee says "Let's Race!"

9/15/2020 - By Mike Muha

The good news: There IS going to be a Michigan Cup Race Series for 2020-21 - The Michigan Cup Committee approved a revised race calendar.

Stokely Creek to remain closed this winter
Stokely Creek to remain closed this winter

Stokely Creek to remain closed this winter

9/13/2020 - By Stokely Creek

The coronavirus continues, and the Canadian border, which was closed to people entering from the U.S. soon after our last guests left, has not yet reopened.

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Kiss SuperTour, U.S. Nationals and Junior Nationals goodbye
Kiss SuperTour, U.S. Nationals and Junior Nationals goodbye

Kiss SuperTour, U.S. Nationals and Junior Nationals goodbye

9/6/2020 - By Mike Muha

U.S. Ski & Snowboard has cancelled all national competitions for the 2020-21 season. That means no SuperTour, U.S. National Championships, or the Junior National Championships.

ABR plans for safe opening this winter
ABR plans for safe opening this winter

ABR plans for safe opening this winter

9/4/2020 - By Eric Anderson, Angela Santini

ABR Ski Trails is working on our plan for a safe opening this winter. With many unknowns we are going to error on the conservative side. We are going to plan for the worst and hope for the best.

2021 Masters World Cup postponed to 2022
2021 Masters World Cup postponed to 2022

2021 Masters World Cup postponed to 2022

9/2/2020 - By Alberta World Cup

Originally scheduled for March 4-12 in Canmore, Alberta, the Masters World Cup 2021 has been postponed to 2022.

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Vasa Ski Club opens Club Manager position
Vasa Ski Club opens Club Manager position

Vasa Ski Club opens Club Manager position

8/31/2020 - By Vasa Ski Club

Vasa Ski Club is getting ready for another exciting season of activities and programs. We are looking to hire a Club Manager to oversee administrative operations for the club. This is a part-time, paid position.

Michigan Cup Committee to social distance...
Michigan Cup Committee to social distance...

Michigan Cup Committee to social distance...

8/18/2020 - By Mike Muha

The Michigan Cup Committee meets this coming August 30 to discuss the upcoming Michigan Cup season. We'll be sitting outside, social distancing, at Hanson Hills.

The journey to Vasaloppet 2020
The journey to Vasaloppet 2020

The journey to Vasaloppet 2020

7/29/2020 - By Allen Sorgenfrei

We were up at 3 am, ate, packed up and headed for Mora. We thought we were early, but the buses were already heading out. If you can imagine buses to handle over 10,000 skiers!

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Garmin has been hacked: No syncing your devices today....
Garmin has been hacked: No syncing your devices today....

Garmin has been hacked: No syncing your devices today....

7/23/2020 - By Mike Muha

You're going to have to delay syncing your Garmin devices today...and maybe for the next several days: Garmin's been hacked.

Fluorocarbon Free Policy Working Group formed
Fluorocarbon Free Policy Working Group formed

Fluorocarbon Free Policy Working Group formed

6/16/2020 - By U.S. Ski and Snowboard

The working group is setting policy to eliminate the use of fluorinated ski wax from all sanctioned levels of snow sports competition in North America beginning with the 2020-21 season.

CXC Skiing announces Summer Rollerski Challenge
CXC Skiing announces Summer Rollerski Challenge

CXC Skiing announces Summer Rollerski Challenge

6/8/2020 - By CXC Skiing

Rollerski from the Michigan Tech Nordic Training to Theodore Wirth Park in the Twin Cities this summer in CXC Skiing's virtual rollerski challenge.

More News...

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UPCOMING

SAT, FEB 27, 2021

Virtual Birkie
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

Free Beginner Ski Lesson
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd, Roscommon, MI 48653

Learn to Skate Ski Clinic
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd, Roscommon, MI 48653

SUN, FEB 28, 2021

UPDATED! 28th Annual Junior Muffin Race
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd, Roscommon, MI 48653

WED, MAR 3, 2021

Wednesday Night Group Ski
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

FRI, MAR 5, 2021

Super CXC Cup Regional Finals Mini Tour
Wirth Park, Minneapolis, MN

SAT, MAR 6, 2021

Super CXC Cup Regional Finals Mini Tour
Wirth Park, Minneapolis, MN

CANCELLED: Black Mountain 31K Classic and 10km Tour
Rippling Rapids Golf Course, 4849 North Black River Road, Cheboygan, MI 49721

Free Beginner Ski Lesson
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd, Roscommon, MI 48653

Ribs & Blues
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd, Roscommon, MI 48653

SUN, MAR 7, 2021

Super CXC Cup Regional Finals Mini Tour
Wirth Park, Minneapolis, MN

Trail Sponsor Appreciation Day
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd, Roscommon, MI 48653

CANCELLED: Black Mountain 10km Freestyle
Bluffs Bar and Grill, 10905 High Bluffs Drive, Cheboygan, MI 49721

NEW DATE! Michigan Cup Relays
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd, Roscommon, MI 48653

More events...

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

WED, FEB 24

Huron Meadows Metropark: Huron Meadows Metropark: FREE CHIP TIMED VIRTUAL BIRKIE. OR, HELP TEST NEW TIMING EQUIPMENT. February 27th. Start 9:30-10:30 at Huron Meadows. Do you virtual Birkie, or just help us test out some new timing equipment. Ski a timed lap of your choice, or ski your virtual Birkie. Conditions are looking very favorable to ski a comfortable confirmed virtual Birkie.
There will be a start banner at the trailhead. Come find us on the 27th. Details in the event section of Nordic Ski Racer.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Bucks Run has been tilled and groomed this morning. Tiller was able to clean up a lot of the small debris (leaves, twigs, pine cones) that had collected from the high winds. As this warm stretch continues, maintenance will be focusing more on keeping Bucks Run a viable option and less on the golf course/park trails. If we do get another snow event those trails will obviously be groomed again. If the forecast holds there is a good chance we will haul snow tomorrow morning, there will be an update at that time. Thanks and enjoy.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Coyote Loop was hard and fast in the skate lane at 9:30 this morning, icy spots in the shade. Only wiped out once. Hawk loop was softer and more thin spots by 10:05. Either my red wax had already worn off or the snow was slower from the additional sunshine.

Great to ski in a T shirt though! If anyone comes across a pair of forest green XCman ski straps I dropped mine. Learned my lesson on that shallow pocket!

Maybury State Park: Adding on to yesterday's Maybury post, west of parking lot grooming is a short loop, out and back.

Conditions were icy this morning at 8 AM.

Hanson Hills: Lodge and Trails open at 9am.

Trails are in great shape. Warmer temps and wet snow will prevent us from operating grooming equipment today.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: After warm temps yesterday, the top layer of snow on the trails re-froze nicely overnight. After attempting to groom the Rolling Hills trail this morning, however, we discovered that the snow is wetter underneath the frozen top layer than works well for grooming. Thus, we will not be grooming the rest of the trails today in order to allow the wetter snow to dry out. Trails are still open, and there is plenty of snow, conditions will just be a little crusty this morning and then will give way to softer conditions during the day. We have 14-24+ inches of snow in the woods, and 6-10 inches packed on the trails. The cafe and the shop are open for eating and shopping!

TUE, FEB 23

Huron Meadows Metropark: I'll give another data point at 5:30. Conditions are what you think they are. After a full day of 50 degrees and sunny we have classic spring skiing. Conditions vary from solid ice to mashed potatoes and everything in between. Skied the golf courses, contractors and bucks. The normal thin spots are showing grass and standing water, I predict they will be much worse tomorrow. Buck's in the woods is actually quite good with the fake snow, just sticky. Not going to lie, skating was rough but your mileage may vary depending on time of day. Classic should be possible with skins/fish scales. For waxable skis klister cover/ klister would work depending on where you were and how strong your arms are. Good luck and stay safe out there.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Skated at 4-ish. Sun was out, skied in a t-shirt, Conditions were ... no bueno. Slushy. Soft. Skate deck was a little firmer in the shade. Classic looked good—if you're in the mood for klister!

Skiing in the AM or after dark should be real fast this week.

- Bill

Huron Meadows Metropark: Thank you Huron Meadows groomers! Skied all the classic tracks just as the temps went from mid 30s to 40s

Maybury State Park: Conditions are holding up pretty well at Maybury. Still have two decent tracks around the entire groomed loop. Not very deep, but certainly good enough for an enjoyable ski on your A skis. You'll need something other than hard wax for kick. Grip tape worked great today.
They've also groomed to the west of the paved trails into the farm field. I didn't ski it. Has anyone, and care to share a report about where it goes?

Huron Meadows Metropark: FREE CHIP TIMED VIRTUAL BIRKIE. OR, HELP TEST NEW TIMING EQUIPMENT. February 27th. Start 9:30-10:30 at Huron Meadows. Do you virtual Birkie, or just help us test out some new timing equipment. Ski a timed lap of your choice, or ski your virtual Birkie. Conditions are looking very favorable to ski a comfortable confirmed virtual Birkie over the entire Huron Meadows system.
There will be a start banner at the trailhead. Come find us on the 27th. Details in the event section of Nordic Ski Racer.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Skated Bucks Run And Coyote Run
8-9am. Skate lanes were not groomed today, so were very firm, not at all slushy, but icy in spots, hard for me to get control. As Doug Heady says, these conditions make you a better skier. Classic tracks looked beautiful.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We received another heavy dusting of snow last night, which will groom up beautifully today. Groomer Mike will snow comb and set new tracks where needed on all trails this morning. We have 14-24+ inches of snow in the woods, and 6-10 inches packed on the trails. It's another day of excellent conditions on the XC Ski HQ trails!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Very good skate and classic this morning. Skated bucks run, coyote run and cedar trace with Bryce

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