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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!

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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Andy Newell's unique view of the Snow Farm
Andy Newell's unique view of the Snow Farm

Andy Newell's unique view of the Snow Farm

8/27/2013 - By Andy Newell

Andy Newell checks in from the Snow Farm New Zealand as the US Ski team trains for the Sochi Olympics. (In case you missed it, Andrew Newell won the Cross Country Skiing Sprint Freestyle FIS Continental Cup during the Winter Games New Zealand!)

Skate speed with Noah Hoffman at the Snow Farm
Skate speed with Noah Hoffman at the Snow Farm

Skate speed with Noah Hoffman at the Snow Farm

8/26/2013 - By Hoah Hoffman and Chris Grover

Says Noah Hoffman, "Here is the video from yesterday morning’s (8/23/2013) skate speed session with the Canadian men (Alex Harvey and Devon Kershaw).

Team NordicSkiRacer 10th Anniversary Pool and Hot Tub Party
Team NordicSkiRacer 10th Anniversary Pool and Hot Tub Party

Team NordicSkiRacer 10th Anniversary Pool and Hot Tub Party

8/23/2013 - By Greg Worrel

Team NordicSkiRacer was started 10 years ago in the fall of 2003. To celebrate (not that we really need an excuse), we are having a pool and hot tub party on Saturday August 31st at 3pm at Greg Worrel's house.

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Labor Day: Roller Ski Clinic, Yoga, Nordic Walking, Sale at XCHQ
Labor Day: Roller Ski Clinic, Yoga, Nordic Walking, Sale at XCHQ

Labor Day: Roller Ski Clinic, Yoga, Nordic Walking, Sale at XCHQ

8/22/2013 - By Mariah Frye

Cross Country Ski Headquarters to host Roller Ski Clinic, Yoga for Skiers, Nordic Pole Walking Demo, and Giant Close-Out Sale over Labor Day Weekend Mark your calendars for the annual Labor Day Weekend Sale at Cross Country Ski Headquarters! August 30th

50K is back for 2014 White Pine Stampede; 20k finish moves
50K is back for 2014 White Pine Stampede; 20k finish moves

50K is back for 2014 White Pine Stampede; 20k finish moves

8/21/2013 - By Mike Muha

The 50K is back for the White Pine Stampede. And there's a new finish for the 20K: the 20K finish will finish along side the 50K at Summit Village at Shanty Creek.

Rollerski breaks record for longest rollerski
Rollerski breaks record for longest rollerski

Rollerski breaks record for longest rollerski

8/7/2013 - By Laurie Blake

Venezuela's Cesar Baena smashed his previous record distance of 2,246.21 kilometres from Stockholm, Sweden, to Oslo, Norway, between 11 May and 5 July 2012, by travelling over 2,500 this time, although the new record still has to be ratified by Guinness.

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LATEST TRAIL 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.

THU, NOV 15

Bay Meadows GC: Glad to see so many trail reports, as mentioned earlier by another skier, Bay Meadows still has some very good skiing. The skate loop is around 2.5 K and has been skied in nicely. Skied over 20k with Milan.

Bay Meadows GC: Still good skating as of noon today. Grass beginning to show near the road but avoidable

Michaywe: Golf course at Michaywe has a frozen base and some fluff over the top. Just in from a nice skate ski - some of the best early season skiing in a while. Usually the ground is too warm and you get the slushy icing situation but not today! All good.

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Forestville Real Grooming Report: It has been 4 days of skiing on the roller packed Noque to 17k, Animoosh, Papasay, Boozhoo, Zhing, and the stadium. Continued cool weather has kept trails in good shape. The surface is uneven but coverage is very good.

Our call for feedback produced comments from Jack, Laurie, Vivian and Joe just to name a few. The most useful write up follows: “Out at 9:30 AM and the center of the trail is well packed, narrow and bumpy, and the edges powdery. Around 12 K the Noque path widens and continues to 14 and skating is good. Coming back the hill demands more than the usual caution and the sun improved the snow condition. Awaiting good conditions for the equipment to groom. Jack”

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