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I do not know what kind of winter we will have, but I like THIS forecast better than most!

I do not know what kind of winter we will have, but I like THIS forecast better than most!

BeFAST Sportgear announces custom team discount
BeFAST Sportgear announces custom team discount

BeFAST Sportgear announces custom team discount

10/30/2013 - By Diane Schember

BeFAST Sportgear, the maker of high performance Nordic ski headbands and hats, is pleased to announce discounted pricing for custom products ordered by scholastic teams this year.

SkiErg World Sprint start November 8
SkiErg World Sprint start November 8

SkiErg World Sprint start November 8

10/29/2013 - By Concept 2

Race 1000 meters on the SkiErg at your club, gym, school or home November 8–10. Post your time to the Concept2 logbook by 5 p.m. ET Monday, November 11, 2013. The winners of each age group will receive custom engraved cowbells.

Skiing the Ski Fest zamboni course
Skiing the Ski Fest zamboni course

Skiing the Ski Fest zamboni course

10/28/2013 - By John Kostrzewa

Skiers warming up before the race on this little zomboni-made-snow cross country ski track...

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Fat Bike vs. Skier: The winner is...
Fat Bike vs. Skier: The winner is...

Fat Bike vs. Skier: The winner is...

10/28/2013 - By Mike Muha

As part of the Ski Fest, a fatbike vs. skier competition was held. The biker and skier started on opposite ends of the course. First person to catch the other won. Who do you think won?

Ski Fest debuts twistier course
Ski Fest debuts twistier course

Ski Fest debuts twistier course

10/27/2013 - By Mike Muha

The 4th Annual First XC Ski Race in North America, the Party, the Swap and the Sale for the 2013-2014 season is over. The Eli Brown and the Vasa Ski Club built a small 100 meter course using Zamboni ice rink shavings...

Vintage photos from the North American Vasa
Vintage photos from the North American Vasa

Vintage photos from the North American Vasa

10/25/2013 - By Jeff Potter

I ran across everal press photos on eBay of the Michigan Vasa from 1979-84 or so...Can you find yourself?

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Course being prepped for 4th Annual First XC Ski Race
Course being prepped for 4th Annual First XC Ski Race

Course being prepped for 4th Annual First XC Ski Race

10/24/2013 - By Eli Brown

The 4th Annual First XC Ski Race in North America is almost here...Ski and race this Saturday!

Kris Freeman gets a cold shoulder

10/22/2013 - By Matthew Futterman

Clearly, the USSA leadership has made some great decisions of late. But they made a bad call earlier this year when they cut national champion Kris Freeman from the U.S. cross-country team.

U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Named
U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Named

U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Named

10/22/2013 - By USSA

World Champions Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) highlight a team of 11 athletes named to the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team for the 2013-14 season.

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Three new VASA Board members
Three new VASA Board members

Three new VASA Board members

10/20/2013 - By North American VASA

Dr. Bill Smith, Dr. Steve Andriese, and Michele Howard ring years of skiing experience to the table and a wealth of energy and new ideas to the party as new members of the North American Vasa Board.

Opening day on Frozen Thunder!
Opening day on Frozen Thunder!

Opening day on Frozen Thunder!

10/19/2013 - By Mike Muha

The Canmore Nordic Centre has taken out the stash of snow the squirreled away over the summer and have rebuilt the Frozen Thunder early season trail.

King Vasa Fatbike Race added to Vasa
King Vasa Fatbike Race added to Vasa

King Vasa Fatbike Race added to Vasa

10/19/2013 - By North American VASA

New this year as part of the North American VASA race weekend is a Fatbike race on Saturday afternoon February 8th. You now have the opportunity to do a Duathlon; a ski race in the morning and a bike race in the afternoon.

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SAT, NOV 17

Kensington Metropark: 10:40am just finished skiing. The snow is wetter and softer, so less good. It is supposed to freeze overnight, so early morning skiing might be OK!

Kensington Metropark: Out on the golf course fairways as I write 8:55am). Not bad! Transformed damp snow. I'm on my classic Super Skis (they can ski over gravel and sticks without care). Tony is skating the good areas and doublepoling between fairways. Rock skis only!

Forbush Corner: Larry’s says it is grooming out well enough to ski. We will be open today. Expect early season conditions.

FRI, NOV 16

ABR Trails: Trails are looking good for the opener tomorrow. We should have about 40 km open and 20 -25 is tracked. There are some thin areas and some ice spots in the lowlands from melting. See you at 9am Saturday

Bay Meadows GC: First ski of the season at Bay Meadows Golf Course with Kathy Cook-Dowd & Janine Hardin, and ok, except my lack of fitness & balance on the uneven snow. Thanks to the VSC members who have skied in a trail. Some of the asphalt cart path is exposed, so be careful. And, of course, respect the greens.

Hanson Hills: Although we have not started our grooming process yet. Trails have 2-3 inches of coverage. that would provide for some great wilderness skiing. Warmer weather is predicted for the future so we will be holding off on grooming. Feel free to adventure out onto the trails, All main trails have been cleared and mowed (PRE-snowstorm) Wilderness Loop ( Section 1, Wanderlust, and Bucksnort were mowed and cleared (PRE-snowstorm).

Lodge will not be open this weekend.

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