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Start of the Hanson Hills Classic, one of the few interval start races on the Michigan Cup race circuit. (Photo: Linda Allen)

Start of the Hanson Hills Classic, one of the few interval start races on the Michigan Cup race circuit. (Photo: Linda Allen)

North American Vasa welcomes new Race Director
North American Vasa welcomes new Race Director

North American Vasa welcomes new Race Director

11/22/2013 - By Pete LaPlaca

The VASA Board has named Doug Dowdy the 2014 Race Director for the 38th Annual North American VASA Ski Races to be held February 8-9 on the VASA Trail in Traverse City, Michigan.

Rendezous Ski Trails are covered for Yellowstone Ski Festival
Rendezous Ski Trails are covered for Yellowstone Ski Festival

Rendezous Ski Trails are covered for Yellowstone Ski Festival

11/21/2013 - By Moira Dow

The Rendezvous Ski Trails are covered and the skiing is looking good. The trails have already been groomed a couple times and the incoming weather forecast is predicting several more inches to fall.

Mt. Borah prepares for West Yellowstone Ski Festival
Mt. Borah prepares for West Yellowstone Ski Festival

Mt. Borah prepares for West Yellowstone Ski Festival

11/21/2013 - By Ben Wizner

Mt. Borah will showcase its entire custom Nordic line-up at the show, including its newest line, labeled OTW, or Out to Win. OTW, a top-tier line that utilizes Mt. Borah’s own lazercut and body-form technology.

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Chippewa Nature Center needs new tracks
Chippewa Nature Center needs new tracks

Chippewa Nature Center needs new tracks

11/19/2013 - By Curt Holsinger

We groom and set track on 7 of our 15 miles of trails. Our grooming equipment, a Kubota RTV fitted with LiteFoot Tracks, needs new tracks, and we could use your help/advice...

New way to demo Fischer Skis at Yellowstone Ski Festival
New way to demo Fischer Skis at Yellowstone Ski Festival

New way to demo Fischer Skis at Yellowstone Ski Festival

11/18/2013 - By Rick Halling

The folks at Fischer want to try something a little different and hopefully a little better when it comes to demoing skis at the West Yellowstone Festival.

Ski Clinics & Kids at the Yellowstone Ski Festival
Ski Clinics & Kids at the Yellowstone Ski Festival

Ski Clinics & Kids at the Yellowstone Ski Festival

11/17/2013 - By Moira Dow

There is snow in the air and on the ground in West Yellowstone, and now is a great time to check out the ski clinic options over Thanksgiving week at the Yellowstone Ski Festival. Great coaches, video technique review, and more.

www.cxcacademy.com/
Boyne Mountain opens for downhillers; Groomed XC ski trails far behind?
Boyne Mountain opens for downhillers; Groomed XC ski trails far behind?

Boyne Mountain opens for downhillers; Groomed XC ski trails far behind?

11/15/2013 - By Mike Muha

Boyne Mountain opens for downhill skiing, Huron Meadows is preparing its THREE snow guns for its cross country trails, but who will open the first groomed cross country ski trail in the lower peninusla this season?

West Yellowstone ski swap Nov 16.
West Yellowstone ski swap Nov 16.

West Yellowstone ski swap Nov 16.

11/11/2013 - By Moira Dow

The West Yellowstone Ski Education Foundation will hold their annual ski swap on November 16. Used non-motorized gear and winter clothing are available at great prices.

Brumbaugh Cup changes scoring system
Brumbaugh Cup changes scoring system

Brumbaugh Cup changes scoring system

11/11/2013 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: The Brumbaugh Cup, which determines the top senior team on the Michigan Cup cross county ski racing series, is changing its scoring system for the 2013-2014 season.

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Mt. Borah’s releases ultra-unique one-piece race suit
Mt. Borah’s releases ultra-unique one-piece race suit

Mt. Borah’s releases ultra-unique one-piece race suit

11/8/2013 - By Chris Jackson

Mt. Borah released an entirely new line of top-tier custom xc apparel named OTW, or Out to Win. Distinctive to this line is Mt. Borah’s revolutionary one-piece Speed Concept XC Suit.

Noquemanon gets grant to purchase trail easement
Noquemanon gets grant to purchase trail easement

Noquemanon gets grant to purchase trail easement

11/8/2013 - By Noquemanon Trail Network

The Noquemanon Trail Network Council (NTN) is entering into an agreement to purchase a 100 foot wide trail easement and approximately 40 acres of land used for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon.

Support the NNF Drive and Support me!
Support the NNF Drive and Support me!

Support the NNF Drive and Support me!

11/6/2013 - By Erin Lipp

Would you please consider supporting the National Nordic Foundation’s Drive for 25 fundraiser before the November 15, 2013 NNF Drive for 25 deadline, on my behalf?

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UPCOMING

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

TUE, FEB 26, 2019

Tech Trails Citizen’s Night Race Series
Michigan Tech Trails, Houghton, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

TUE, FEB 19

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The HQ trails remain in excellent condition, with wide corduroy skating lanes and deep set classic tracks. Groomer Mike will snow comb all the trails this morning. Snow depth in the woods is 24 to 27 inches, and packed on the trail about 13 to 15 inches. It's just heavenly out there!

Today’s Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe Lunch Special is the Gourmet Grilled Cheese Panini! Swiss, provolone, basil pesto, and sliced tomato grilled to perfection on herb focaccia bread. Served with Great Lakes Chips and a Pickle. Plus, race equipment closeouts have begun! Stop in to demo for free, or call 800-832-2663 to speak to a ski specialist and get fitted.

MON, FEB 18

Stinchfield Woods : Beautiful snow and enough to do all the big hills!

Big M: February 18, 2019 All trails were groomed on Monday, Feb. 18. The plan is to groom again tomorrow on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Good, fast 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. See skibigm.org

Pigeon Creek: Good conditions today. Glad we were able to hold on to the base. Skating was good but a little soft. Classic tracks were firm and fast. Hope it holds up through the week.

Kensington Metropark: Golf course is groomed for skate and classic. A bit soft, should firm up for Tuesday. Adequate snow coverage in the skate lane except for the area adjacent to the entrance road which has some thin but passable spots. Classic track looked good for 95% of the trail but does have a few other spots where they hit grass. Classic-only trails in the woods looked groomed but I did not ski them.

Shanty Creek - Schuss Mtn: All hail the SC grooming team. Hit the trails this morning to find virgin corduroy for skating and firm, deep tracks for classic. Pine Cone, Winterbrook and Poet's Loop were immaculately groomed. LF5 worked well for glide. Just awesome. Thanks

Vasa Trail: Great grooming, 19'F sun light and light lake effect snow; hats off to the Vasa community ! Chris Scholz

Huron Meadows Metropark: Skated Hawk Hills, Coyote and Bucks run. All are in good condition to skate for today and probably tomorrow.
The only place with classic tracks is bucks run. People are making their own tracks around lake and south of Hammel Road.
Get out before the next warm up!!!!

Ogemaw Hills Pathway: Beautiful.
Snow on the trees, nicely broke in trails, few oak leaves, sunny, 12+" of snow. Perfect for no-wax skis, waxed the old way. Polar on tips and tails, hard blue for kick, 20 degrees.

Milham Park Golf Course: Perimeter groomed for skating, thin but very nice, just a couple of spots showing a little dirt or ice. Classic track thin at best. Won't last long without more snow. Dave D

Milham Park Golf Course: Perimeter groomed for skating, thin but very nice, just a couple of spots showing a little dirt or ice. Classic track thin at best. Won't last long without more snow. Dave D

Milham Park Golf Course: Perimeter groomed for skating, thin but very nice, just a couple of spots showing a little dirt or ice. Classic track thin at best. Won't last long without more snow. Dave D

Forbush Corner: Another great day to be outside skiing. Hartwick Pines connectors just regroomed to take care of the snowmobile tracks. Classic tracks and the skate deck are in great shape all over the trail system. Badlands skate deck refreshed with the PBully since it is a favorite of skiers. Sales continue in the shop.

Hanson Hills: Technology is kicking my butt this weekend..

My previous links were to old results. Please try these. Thanks everyone.

Mens Classic Results: https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/225d1b4f-145b-46bc-a70f-2fb28b3f0cb7/downloads/Hanson%20Hills%20Classic%20Mens%20Results2.pdf

Womens Classic Results:
https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/225d1b4f-145b-46bc-a70f-2fb28b3f0cb7/downloads/Hanson%20Hills%20Classic%20Women%20Results2.pdf

Forbush Corner: Want to thank all the people that put on the Forbush Freestyle and Hanson Hills classic race. The courses were meticulously groomed and in spectacular condition. Saturday's race had arguably the best snow conditions we had all year and everyone was treated to sunshine and blue sky's. It felt like a spring day out on the patio deck, with good food and even better company. Hanson Hills classic race completed the perfecta with Perfect classic conditions. It was a great weekend of racing.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Beautiful ski in the heavy snowfall Sunday evening. Bucks was getting very slow but the real snow made it great...several people out enjoying a different experience this winter. His is the first time in a while we needed clear glasses or a visor to see. Used “A” skis with Rex Blue. There should be enough snow to groom the whole network at HM...should be a great week of skiing.

Hanson Hills: Groomer Jason will be out snow combing all skate lanes today. Firm Classic tracks are set on entire trail system. Lodge and Trails open at 9am.

Hanson Hills Classic:
REVISED RESULTS for Hanson Hills Classic. A huge thank you to Jay Hole, for helping clean up and adjust results. If you are owed a medal, please send your name and address to Director@hansonhills.org and it will be shipped this week.
A huge thank you to Michigan Cup and all of our great participants for you continued support.
Womens Results: https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/225d1b4f-145b-46bc-a70f-2fb28b3f0cb7/downloads/Hanson%20Hills%20Classic%20Women%20Results.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1dCjM5mgCZ8_kVGV-1XgE7U88ztSgxXRyu-RfBJf8i3iy-mojjsMHMWvk

Mens Results: https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/225d1b4f-145b-46bc-a70f-2fb28b3f0cb7/downloads/Hanson%20Hills%20Classic%20Mens%20Results.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3CqVptQQ4Twfo1dV92v4Al36_MagpaaffqmS11HpuJINrKWSKu9g541jQ

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: What a weekend! Excellent conditions remain on all trails at XC Ski HQ. Groomer Butch will snow comb the skating lanes and set tracks where needed this morning. Snow depth in the woods is 24 to 27 inches, and packed on the trail about 13 to 15 inches. Corduroy skating lanes are wide and perfectly packed, and classic tracks are deep and firm. With mostly sunny skies forecasted for today, it will be another beautiful day to XC ski or snowshoe. Come on out and enjoy it!

Today’s Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe the Gourmet Chili Bar! Chili, cornbread or bread bowl, plus tons of toppings. Plus, stop in to demo a pair of Fischer Speedmax Skate skis, now on super sale! The snow is perfect... time to ski!

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