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Start of the North American Vasa! (Photo: North American Vasa)

Flash Black: bombproof tracks with 1/4 inch snow
Flash Black: bombproof tracks with 1/4 inch snow

Flash Black: bombproof tracks with 1/4 inch snow

12/31/2013 - By Denny Paull

Mother nature fulfilled her contractual obligation between herself and Black Mountain by instigating a major meltdown the day before the race then offer 18F temps and freezing rain the day of...

Newell 10th in Oberhof Sprint
Newell 10th in Oberhof Sprint

Newell 10th in Oberhof Sprint

12/29/2013 - By USSA

Andy Newell (Shaftsbury, VT) skied into 10th place after qualifying 12th at the slushy freestyle sprint in Oberhof, the second stage of the Tour de Ski.

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.

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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.

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.

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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

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.

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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.

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.

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UPCOMING

MON, FEB 18, 2019

Gourmet Chili Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

WED, FEB 20, 2019

Nordic Ski Nights
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

THU, FEB 21, 2019

Barnebirkie Youth Ski Tour
Hayward, Wisconson

Junior Birkie
Hayward, Wisconson

FRI, FEB 22, 2019

Adaptive Birkie
Wheeler Road to Hayward, Wisconson

Kortelopet Classic and Skate 29K
OO Trailhead to Downtown Hayward, Wisconson

Prince Haakon 15K
Mosquito Brook Road to Hayward, Wisconson

SAT, FEB 23, 2019

American Birkebeiner
Telmark to Hayward, Wisconson

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club skiing
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

Mason Tract Ski Tour (Michigan Backcountry Ski Series)
Chase Bridge Rd. Trailhead, Mason Tract Pathway, Roscommon, MI

Wild Woods Loppet
Wildwood Pathway, West parking lot, between Petoskey and Indian River on Wildwood Road

Boyne Vistas 10K Freestyle
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson (XCHQ)
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

SUN, FEB 24, 2019

26th Annual Junior Muffin Team Sprint Relay - Freestyle
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SUN, FEB 17

Midland City Forest: Was there today in the late afternoon.
It was great, I think the trails were groomed yesterday night or today in the morning after the Snow Moon Run of yesterday, even if the RainOut on the website does not mention it. The tracks were in a fairly good shape in the north and south loops.

Valley Spur: Beautiful day out there, but super soft conditions. So much snow that the trails feel like a luge course.

Big M: Outstanding conditions this weekend! Seems like the best conditions in years. The new groomer works great! Kudos to the groomers.

Nubs Nob: 2+ feet of snow the past week with all loops powertilled and tracked yesterday and today equals world class.

Stokely Creek: Best midwinter conditions ever in 25 years of skiing Stokely! Super deep base, firm packed skate lane, and perfectly formed classic tracks. Kicking and gliding up Jackrabbit, and great speed and control on the downhill. Stokely has downhills with as much vertical as many Michigan downhill slopes. Check it out soon if you never have....

Big M: February 15, 2019 All trails were groomed on Friday, Feb. 15 and again today, Sunday, February 17. The groomer was able to repair damage done by a snowmobile that rode on Ryberg Road and Double Bit. Good conditions.
Dave B, our groomer, can be reached at 231 848-7047.
NOTE: please do not park in front of the gate. Also, if you hike or snowshoe the trails, please stay to the side and off the ski tracks.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Got to Buck's Run early this morning (7:45) and the groomers were already well on their way to having the longer loop completely tilled and groomed. The trail leading out to the woods is pure ice, so I walked out there imagining the worst, but was more than pleasantly surprised when I saw the sugary groomed trail. It was fast and controllable. Thanks to the HM staff for continuing to provide the down state skiers such an amazing place to ski!

Boyne Mountain: Excellent skiing this weekend! Thank goodness for the sun yesterday and the break in the storm pattern!

All the lower and upper trails are open and in great shape. Vistas is still somewhat wind-blown and Deer Run is not groomed.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Two Skate Skiers in already reporting excellent conditions
Groomers are setting classic up now

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: It was a fabulous, sunny day at XC Ski HQ yesterday, with best ever conditions and lots of skiers! Today will be just as great, with mild, mid-20's temps and great conditions for classic and skating. Groomer Mike snow combed all the trails last night, and tracks are in excellent shape, so trails are ready early today for maximum enjoyment! Snow depth in the woods is 24 to 27 inches, and packed on the trail about 13 to 15 inches.

Today’s Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe the Gourmet Chili Bar! Start with our famous Classic Chili or Veggie Chili, then head a bunch of toppings and feast. Perfect for a day on the trails. Have fun skiing today!

Hanson Hills: It is Hanson Hills Classic Race Day! Interval Start race that will take you from the Trail head through Section 1 and Wanderlust, to Blue, Brown, Yellow and M-93 hills back to the Start/Finish area. Race begins at 10am. All Trails are groomed with set track. Trails are open for all skiers, we do ask that weekend skiers avoid Section 1 and Wanderlust during the duration of the race (10-11am). Lodge and trails open at 9am.

Forbush Corner: Headed out to re-groom the main trails and The Freeway Trail this morning. Come out and ski. Everything on sale in the shop.

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