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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).

Randall 5th in Drammen Sprint
Randall 5th in Drammen Sprint

Randall 5th in Drammen Sprint

3/15/2013 - By USSA

Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) finished fifth in the women’s classic sprint, keeping up with the fast heat and crushing the brutal uphill finish. Justyna Kowalczyk from Poland took the top spot for women.

Make plans to race the 2014 Marcialonga and Dolomitenlauf now!
Make plans to race the 2014 Marcialonga and Dolomitenlauf now!

Make plans to race the 2014 Marcialonga and Dolomitenlauf now!

3/14/2013 - By VBT

VBT will offer a group trip to the 2014 Marcialonga and Dolomitenlauf Worldloppet races. Registration for VBT's 2014 Worldloppet Ski Tour closes on April 30, 2013.

Hello from Kazakhstan!
Hello from Kazakhstan!

Hello from Kazakhstan!

3/13/2013 - By Ali Crocker

We had a team of six (three women, three men) representing the USA in six different races. In ski-orienteering, the distances aren't set because the courses are different each time.

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Great Lakes skiers rock at J2 Nationals
Great Lakes skiers rock at J2 Nationals

Great Lakes skiers rock at J2 Nationals

3/12/2013 - By Nick Baic

The junior skiers from Great Lakes were on the podium at this year's J2 National Championships in New Hampshire!

Near-record year for Great Bear Chase
Near-record year for Great Bear Chase

Near-record year for Great Bear Chase

3/12/2013 - By Michael H. Babcock

It was a near-record year for the Portage Health Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon in Calumet, Michigan, with 493 skiers participating in Saturday's ski race.

Video: Muffin Race...or custom party?
Video: Muffin Race...or custom party?

Video: Muffin Race...or custom party?

3/12/2013 - By Bob Ampulski

2013 Muffin Races at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters in Roscommon, MI. There are two videos, one for the Pursuit Race, one for the 1km kids race.

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Michigan Cup Relay skiers stay dry...mostly
Michigan Cup Relay skiers stay dry...mostly

Michigan Cup Relay skiers stay dry...mostly

3/11/2013 - By Mike Muha

As we turned off the highway to the Cross Country Ski Headquarters, the rain magically stopped. Maybe the Michigan Cup Relays would be dry after all.

Photos from the Michigan Cup Relays
Photos from the Michigan Cup Relays

Photos from the Michigan Cup Relays

3/10/2013 - By Mike Muha

Photos from the 2013 Michigan Cup Relays at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters in Higgins Lake, MI.

Sadie Bjornsen's 18th her best World Cup finish
Sadie Bjornsen's 18th her best World Cup finish

Sadie Bjornsen's 18th her best World Cup finish

3/10/2013 - By USSA

Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) came back with a second straight career best World Cup day, finishing 18th in the 10k classic at the Lahti Ski Games.

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Randall win sprint and World Cup sprint title
Randall win sprint and World Cup sprint title

Randall win sprint and World Cup sprint title

3/10/2013 - By USSA

Kikkan Randall outskied World Champion Marit Bjoergen, winning a photo finish by a boot length, to take the win in a freestyle sprint in Lahti clinching her second straight FIS Cross Country World Cup sprint title.

Wax Recommendations for this weekend's races
Wax Recommendations for this weekend's races

Wax Recommendations for this weekend's races

3/7/2013 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan races. Fast Wax, Solda, Swix, Toko... Check for additions and updates later.

Michigan Cup race tight going into Relays
Michigan Cup race tight going into Relays

Michigan Cup race tight going into Relays

3/7/2013 - By Mike Muha

The Cross Country Ski Headquarters leads the senior Brumbaugh Cup competition, and the Vasa Ski Club owns the junior Baic Cup this year, but the race for the Michigan Cup is tight...

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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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