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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).

USSA Level 100 Technique Clinic on July 7

6/23/2013 - By Yuriy Gusev

CXC Skiing is sponsoring a USSA Level 100 Technique Clinic on July 7, 2013 between 2:00pm and 4:30pm CDT at Lake Owen Resort (14580 Resort Rd, Cable, WI 54821 - Meet at 1:45PM).

Screening for cross country skiing
Screening for cross country skiing

Screening for cross country skiing

6/14/2013 - By Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre

Do you have the optimal flexibility, stability and mobility for cross country skiing? Curious to find out? We will bring you the tools you need in this video. Let Anders Södergren, HC Holmberg and Kim Hébert-Loiser be your guides.

The role of the pole in cross country skiing
The role of the pole in cross country skiing

The role of the pole in cross country skiing

6/13/2013 - By Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre

What do we know about the modern ski-pole? Well it's important for power transfer in upper body work. So which pole is the best pole? Can we measure this in any way other than length?

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Birkie hosts 16-Nation Worldloppet Annual Meeting

6/12/2013 - By Susan Kendrick

On June 13-16, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation will host delegates from all 16 nations of the Worldloppet Ski Federation at the Worldloppet Annual General Meeting in Hayward/Cable, Wisconsin.

Top 5 maintenance tips for your Vasa Ergometer
Top 5 maintenance tips for your Vasa Ergometer

Top 5 maintenance tips for your Vasa Ergometer

5/29/2013 - By Rob Sleamaker

The Vasa Ergometer is built to last a lifetime with minimal maintenance. It's easy to keep your Erg working like new, and it won't cost you much more than some elbow grease.

Toko introduces Care Line to US
Toko introduces Care Line to US

Toko introduces Care Line to US

5/28/2013 - By Ian Harvey

Toko Care Line products are specially tailored to high-quality outdoor gear and footwear and draw from the company's history as a ski wax provider as well as Toko's partnership with outdoor titan, Schoeller Textiles.

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Birkie grooms trails on May 3!
Birkie grooms trails on May 3!

Birkie grooms trails on May 3!

5/3/2013 - By Birkie

It is Friday morning and I just finished grooming and skiing at 5:30am. It truly is like mid winter conditions. 5"-6" base of clean new snow. Tilled, combed, and track set what we groomed yesterday at "OO".

Race against 2013 Birkie winner Caitlin (Compton) Gregg

4/30/2013 - By Yuriy Gusev

CXC Team athletes and coaches will be participating at Earth, Wind & Tired 5K this coming weekend in Muskegon, MI. We will be taking Lake Express ferry this Saturday, May 4 at 6am. Anyone to challenge 2013 Birkie winner Caitlin (Compton) Gregg?

APU wins 2013  NNF Cup
APU wins 2013  NNF Cup

APU wins 2013 NNF Cup

4/26/2013 - By Andrew Gerlach

The NNF Cup is awarded annually to the top domestic club on the USSA SuperTour circuit. APU showed impressive depth in its program by roughly doubling the points of 2nd place Craftsbury while also amassing unprecedented results on the European World Cup.

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Here's how we recommend you leave your skis for the summer
Here's how we recommend you leave your skis for the summer

Here's how we recommend you leave your skis for the summer

4/26/2013 - By Ian Harvey

Here are Toko’s recommendations for storage waxing of skis. First clean the skis well. This can be done with wax remover or by simply brushing the bases out well with a copper brush depending on how dirty they are. Then...

Johnny Spillane Retires
Johnny Spillane Retires

Johnny Spillane Retires

4/25/2013 - By USSA

World Champion Johnny Spillane (Steamboat Springs, CO), who set the pace for the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team over more than a decade, is closing the chapter on an historic career that saw him win a World Championship and three Olympic silver medals.

SuperTour Hill Climb April 8th, 2013
SuperTour Hill Climb April 8th, 2013

SuperTour Hill Climb April 8th, 2013

4/12/2013 - By Skyler Mullings

A couple of video clips shot from the Skate Hill Climb at the SuperTour on April 8th, 2013.

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UPCOMING

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

WED, FEB 28, 2018

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Classic

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

WED, FEB 21

Nubs Nob: The crew at Nubs delivered yet again by laying down tilled corduroy on the skate lane and fresh classic tracks after 36 hours of ice/rain. Some of the fastest conditions of the season with full control.

Stokely Creek: Stokely got a drizzle of rain last night for a couple hours and then the temps dropped to the low 20s and our groomers were out again this morning. No rain today nor in the forecast. So our very good base is not diminished. Tour De Huts is about 10 days away and it is not to late to sign up for fun on the Stokely trails with lunch at Norm's and Walker lake huts.

Crystal Mountain: I had the last two days off and wasn't expecting to come back to any snow but OMG I could not believe how much base we have. I took the tidd tech out and tried scratching stuff up, it was doing a decent job but then I had mechanical issues. I got Loon's, lower Stag, Jacks and Willies done before the sled petered out on me. Greg is out there now seeing if he can do some more. There isn't a track set but the skating lanes should be fast on the above mentioned trails and any that Greg can get to. Hope fully we get the sled issues ironed out so we can do it again tomorrow. There is some ice and bare spots but nothing you can't ski around. Remember it's like spring skiing so don't expect perfect conditions-just be glad there's snow in the form of snow cone.

Boyne Mountain: Due to the rain and ice all trails are closed today.

The shop is open and we have everything at 30% off!

Hanson Hills: Unfortunately our trail system has not responded well to the rain and warmer temperatures. All Cross Country Trails are closed and un-skiable at this time.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: After considerable rain throughout the day yesterday, the temps finally cooled down last night. We received a dusting of snow overnight, and as of 7:00am it is 25F. Due to all the moisture on the trails, we will not be grooming today. In the best interest of preserving the snow, we ask that no one ski on the trails today while we let some of the water drain away. 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!

Join us this weekend for a whole bunch of 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 25th 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 at approximately 11:30. ALL AGES of kids are welcome for the Mini Muffin Race, and entry is free. Each Mini Muffin racer receives a medal!

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