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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).

Ski Fest on-snow racing October 26
Ski Fest on-snow racing October 26

Ski Fest on-snow racing October 26

10/8/2013 - By Mike Muha

The Vasa Ski Clubs hosts its 4th Annual Nordic Ski Fest on Saturday, October 26, 2013. The Fest features on-snow skiing and the first Michigan Cup race of the season: a time trial followed by head-to-head racing.

Need headcount for Sten Clinic

10/8/2013 - By Ernie Brumbaugh

We need a head count on participants for the GRNST roller ski clinic by Thursday afternoon. If you are planning on attending and have not paid yet OR have sent in your entry could you please send an email to...

Great Bear Chase joins the American Ski Marathon Series
Great Bear Chase joins the American Ski Marathon Series

Great Bear Chase joins the American Ski Marathon Series

10/5/2013 - By Mike Muha

The American Ski Marathon Series has announced that the Great Bear Chase in Upper Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula has been added to the Series.

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Sten Fjeldheim is back! Rollerski clinic Oct 19-20
Sten Fjeldheim is back! Rollerski clinic Oct 19-20

Sten Fjeldheim is back! Rollerski clinic Oct 19-20

10/4/2013 - By Mike Muha

Coach Sten Fjeldheim returns to Grand Rapids for a Roller Ski Technique, Training and Waxing Clinic Saturday on October 19 and 20 at the Pando Winter Sports Park in Rockford, MI.

2013 Grand Marais Roller Ski Marathon
2013 Grand Marais Roller Ski Marathon

2013 Grand Marais Roller Ski Marathon

10/4/2013 - By Nikki Darrow

UPDATED: The day was fun, beautiful weather and we had a happy ground of competitors and volunteers. Erica O'Hearn and Milan Baic were to top finishers in this weekend's 50K Grand Marais Rollerski Race.

Video: July 25th ski race in Canada
Video: July 25th ski race in Canada

Video: July 25th ski race in Canada

10/2/2013 - By Mike Muha

Thinking about the upcoming Nordic Fest in Traverse City, the first xc ski race in the US this coming season? Whet your appetite with this on snow race held in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada on July 25th.

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TV 6 Newscast of the Grand Marais Rollerski Marathon
TV 6 Newscast of the Grand Marais Rollerski Marathon

TV 6 Newscast of the Grand Marais Rollerski Marathon

10/1/2013 - By TV 6

An early morning start on Sunday for roller skiers as they headed on a scenic route on H-58 along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Many say it's the best spot to roller ski.

Vasa to hold fatbike race at Gran Travers
Vasa to hold fatbike race at Gran Travers

Vasa to hold fatbike race at Gran Travers

9/28/2013 - By Mike Muha

Northern Michigan Fat Bike Series announced that The North American VASA will bring add a fat biking race to the Series. The race will be the same day as the Gran Travers.

Vasa Pathway implements "Fatbike Friday" on ski trails
Vasa Pathway implements "Fatbike Friday" on ski trails

Vasa Pathway implements "Fatbike Friday" on ski trails

9/28/2013 - By Scott Howard

The Vasa Pathway will allow fatbikes to use the ski trails this winter on Fridays. Fatbike Fridays is a temporary solution to help accommodate the growing user group.

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Only 500 spots left at Birkie
Only 500 spots left at Birkie

Only 500 spots left at Birkie

9/27/2013 - By Susan Kendrick

It looks like we're there, the final countdown for the remaining registrations for Birkie 2014. We now have just 500 spots left for the Birkebeiner 50/54K, Kortelopet 23K, and Prince Haakon 12K. It's time to register if you haven't already!

CXC Coaches Conference, Oct 18-20
CXC Coaches Conference, Oct 18-20

CXC Coaches Conference, Oct 18-20

9/4/2013 - By CXC Skking

This year's CXC Coaches Conference will be focused on USSA Level 100 Coaches Certification and practical experience that a coach at any level can simply integrate into their training program.

Mt. Borah Releases Top-tier Nordic Collection
Mt. Borah Releases Top-tier Nordic Collection

Mt. Borah Releases Top-tier Nordic Collection

8/29/2013 - By Ben Wizner

With over two years of product development in the books, Mt. Borah’s OTW Nordic ski collection is the new edge in custom Nordic apparel for teams, clubs and groups.

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UPCOMING

TUE, FEB 20, 2018

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

WED, FEB 21, 2018

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Skate

FRI, FEB 23, 2018

Kortelopet
OO Trailhead to Downtown Hayward, Wisconsin

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

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

TUE, FEB 27, 2018

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

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

TUE, FEB 20

Boyne Mountain: The trails are closed today due to weather, but the shop is open and having a 30% off sale!
On EVERYTHING!!!
We also have a few sets of brand new skis from 2014-2015 at 50% off and plenty of new models from this year at 30% off. Hats, gloves, coats, pants, socks, base-layers and more!
Get in here for great deals on all of our gear while you can!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The earlier part of the day yesterday was great for skiing, and conditions were enjoyed by quite a few skiers before the rain set in in the afternoon. It has been raining steadily all night and looks to continue throughout the day today. Because of this, and in order to preserve as much of the snow as we can, the trails will be closed today. Only the practice area is open today for ski demos.

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Italian Stallion Panini! Ham, pepperoni, provolone, banana peppers, black olives, and marinara sauce on sliced Stone House Italian Bread. Served with Great Lakes Chips and a pickle. Stop in for some shopping! We have great sales on skate and classic ski packages, plus winter clothing and accessories.

MON, FEB 19

Birkebeiner Trail: The BIRKIE TRAIL CLOSED AT 11:59 pm TODAY. Snow has started falling and we will start working on the trail early Tuesday to get the new snow to firm up in time for the events. THERE WILL STILL BE LOCATIONS WHERE YOU CAN SKI this week. Here is where you CAN ski by day this week:

Tuesday: OO loops, Birkie Ridge, competition loops at the Birkie start area, Hatchery Creek loops

Wednesday: OO loops, Birkie Ridge, competition loops at the Birkie start area, Hatchery Creek loops

Thursday: Birkie Ridge, Hatchery Creek loops

Friday: Birkie Ridge

Saturday: Birkie Ridge

Sunday: Entire Birkie Trail will be OPEN

Vasa Trail: The Vasa trail is still holding up, but warm-up (40F @ 12:30) is starting to take its toll. Skied Special K & Nipple with Paula H Dreeszen, then 25k & JackPine back to Timber Ridge, where the trail is turning to gray ice. The last powerline was a puddle so took off my Twin Skins there. As usual, the best snow was on the 25k loop & JackPine. Need a rest after 56 ski days, but still hoping for more snow soon, or I'll head to Stokely, U.P, CO, or ??? to find some in March.

Valley Spur: Trail conditions continue to be excellent at Valley Spur. Classic tracks are firm and the skate decks are solid and get freshened daily.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: What a great weekend of skiing! Our trails held up beautifully, with some skate skiers even saying that conditions were the best they’ve been all season. Groomer Mike snow combed the trails early this morning, so the skiing this morning will be really nice on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, and Adventure trails. 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. Ski early today before the weather shifts!

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 this morning!

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