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Jordyn Ross's 'This is fun!' game-face as she becomes the 2021 Michigan Cup Freestyle Champion. (Photo: Sista Stash).

Jordyn Ross's 'This is fun!' game-face as she becomes the 2021 Michigan Cup Freestyle Champion. (Photo: Sista Stash).

2020 Yellowstone Ski Festival: Less social, more skiing
2020 Yellowstone Ski Festival: Less social, more skiing

2020 Yellowstone Ski Festival: Less social, more skiing

6/1/2020 - By Mike Muha

Due to the pandemic and economic factors, the 2020 Yellowstone Ski Festival will become the 2020 Yellowstone Fall Training Camp.

Are Fluoros still banned for 2020-2021?
Are Fluoros still banned for 2020-2021?

Are Fluoros still banned for 2020-2021?

5/27/2020 - By Mike Muha

The FIS Council confirms that fluoros are still banned this coming season, but testing will account for contaminated skis, brushes, and snow for the first season.

Skiathlon debuts in 2021 Vasa Festival of Races
Skiathlon debuts in 2021 Vasa Festival of Races

Skiathlon debuts in 2021 Vasa Festival of Races

5/13/2020 - By Mike Muha

The North American Vasa will introduce a Skiathlon as the marque event in the 2021 Vasa Festival of Races.

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Thanks for helping to fund my trip to the U23 World Championships!
Thanks for helping to fund my trip to the U23 World Championships!

Thanks for helping to fund my trip to the U23 World Championships!

5/12/2020 - By Sarah Goble

I wanted to thank everyone who generously donated to help fund my trip to U23 World Ski Championships in Oberwiesenthal, Germany. I am grateful to have come from such a supportive ski community who have always been encouraging and supportive.

2020 Coaching and ski certification programs from Andy Liebner
2020 Coaching and ski certification programs from Andy Liebner

2020 Coaching and ski certification programs from Andy Liebner

4/23/2020 - By Andy Libner

Andy Liebner is again offering private coaching, public ski clinics, and - new for this year - a ski technique certification program.

Andy Newell leaves US Ski Team for coaching job
Andy Newell leaves US Ski Team for coaching job

Andy Newell leaves US Ski Team for coaching job

4/22/2020 - By Mike Muha

Andy Newell will work with the competitive Nordic racers, collegiate skiers, and the incoming Elite Team as Bridger Ski Foundation's Nordic Elite Team Coach.

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Sarah Goble and Reid Goble win Most Outstanding Skier Award
Sarah Goble and Reid Goble win Most Outstanding Skier Award

Sarah Goble and Reid Goble win Most Outstanding Skier Award

4/6/2020 - By Michigan Tech Huskies

Sarah Goble and Reid Goble received the Michigan Tech Huskies'' 2020 Most Outstanding Skier Award

Sarah Goble All-American at NCAA Championships
Sarah Goble All-American at NCAA Championships

Sarah Goble All-American at NCAA Championships

3/28/2020 - By Michigan Tech Huskies

Former Michigan Cup skier Sarah Goble had an All-America performance in the 5-kilometer skate after finishing seventh with a time of 14:11.7.

Vasa Ski Club grows the sport of XC skiing
Vasa Ski Club grows the sport of XC skiing

Vasa Ski Club grows the sport of XC skiing

3/24/2020 - By Vasa Ski Club

The Vasa Ski Club have been successful in not only promoting Nordic skiing in our community, but more importantly, developing and maintaining youth programs.

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The best of the best: Michigan Cup 10% Club
The best of the best: Michigan Cup 10% Club

The best of the best: Michigan Cup 10% Club

3/22/2020 - By Mike Muha

The Michigan Cup Committee recognizes the racers who are the best of the best: the top ten percent in each age category.

Results: Juniors soar at Flying Squirrel
Results: Juniors soar at Flying Squirrel

Results: Juniors soar at Flying Squirrel

3/21/2020 - By Tim Furbacher

Sunny skies, comfortable temperatures, nicely transformed snow and a bounty of awards and food made for a great day of racing at Crystal Mountain.

RESULTS: Cross Country Ski Headquarters fields 20 teams at Relays
RESULTS: Cross Country Ski Headquarters fields 20 teams at Relays

RESULTS: Cross Country Ski Headquarters fields 20 teams at Relays

3/21/2020 - By Mariah Frye Colie

It was a Michigan Cup Relays for the books this year, with racers from all over Michigan, plus Canada, Pennsylvania, and a few other states participating in the annual grand finale of the Michigan Cup Race Series at Cross Country Ski Headquarters.

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UPCOMING

SAT, FEB 27, 2021

Virtual Birkie
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

Free Beginner Ski Lesson
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd, Roscommon, MI 48653

Learn to Skate Ski Clinic
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd, Roscommon, MI 48653

SUN, FEB 28, 2021

UPDATED! 28th Annual Junior Muffin Race
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd, Roscommon, MI 48653

WED, MAR 3, 2021

Wednesday Night Group Ski
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

FRI, MAR 5, 2021

Super CXC Cup Regional Finals Mini Tour
Wirth Park, Minneapolis, MN

SAT, MAR 6, 2021

Super CXC Cup Regional Finals Mini Tour
Wirth Park, Minneapolis, MN

CANCELLED: Black Mountain 31K Classic and 10km Tour
Rippling Rapids Golf Course, 4849 North Black River Road, Cheboygan, MI 49721

Free Beginner Ski Lesson
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd, Roscommon, MI 48653

Ribs & Blues
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd, Roscommon, MI 48653

SUN, MAR 7, 2021

Super CXC Cup Regional Finals Mini Tour
Wirth Park, Minneapolis, MN

Trail Sponsor Appreciation Day
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd, Roscommon, MI 48653

CANCELLED: Black Mountain 10km Freestyle
Bluffs Bar and Grill, 10905 High Bluffs Drive, Cheboygan, MI 49721

NEW DATE! Michigan Cup Relays
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd, Roscommon, MI 48653

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

WED, FEB 24

Huron Meadows Metropark: Huron Meadows Metropark: FREE CHIP TIMED VIRTUAL BIRKIE. OR, HELP TEST NEW TIMING EQUIPMENT. February 27th. Start 9:30-10:30 at Huron Meadows. Do you virtual Birkie, or just help us test out some new timing equipment. Ski a timed lap of your choice, or ski your virtual Birkie. Conditions are looking very favorable to ski a comfortable confirmed virtual Birkie.
There will be a start banner at the trailhead. Come find us on the 27th. Details in the event section of Nordic Ski Racer.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Bucks Run has been tilled and groomed this morning. Tiller was able to clean up a lot of the small debris (leaves, twigs, pine cones) that had collected from the high winds. As this warm stretch continues, maintenance will be focusing more on keeping Bucks Run a viable option and less on the golf course/park trails. If we do get another snow event those trails will obviously be groomed again. If the forecast holds there is a good chance we will haul snow tomorrow morning, there will be an update at that time. Thanks and enjoy.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Coyote Loop was hard and fast in the skate lane at 9:30 this morning, icy spots in the shade. Only wiped out once. Hawk loop was softer and more thin spots by 10:05. Either my red wax had already worn off or the snow was slower from the additional sunshine.

Great to ski in a T shirt though! If anyone comes across a pair of forest green XCman ski straps I dropped mine. Learned my lesson on that shallow pocket!

Maybury State Park: Adding on to yesterday's Maybury post, west of parking lot grooming is a short loop, out and back.

Conditions were icy this morning at 8 AM.

Hanson Hills: Lodge and Trails open at 9am.

Trails are in great shape. Warmer temps and wet snow will prevent us from operating grooming equipment today.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: After warm temps yesterday, the top layer of snow on the trails re-froze nicely overnight. After attempting to groom the Rolling Hills trail this morning, however, we discovered that the snow is wetter underneath the frozen top layer than works well for grooming. Thus, we will not be grooming the rest of the trails today in order to allow the wetter snow to dry out. Trails are still open, and there is plenty of snow, conditions will just be a little crusty this morning and then will give way to softer conditions during the day. We have 14-24+ inches of snow in the woods, and 6-10 inches packed on the trails. The cafe and the shop are open for eating and shopping!

TUE, FEB 23

Huron Meadows Metropark: I'll give another data point at 5:30. Conditions are what you think they are. After a full day of 50 degrees and sunny we have classic spring skiing. Conditions vary from solid ice to mashed potatoes and everything in between. Skied the golf courses, contractors and bucks. The normal thin spots are showing grass and standing water, I predict they will be much worse tomorrow. Buck's in the woods is actually quite good with the fake snow, just sticky. Not going to lie, skating was rough but your mileage may vary depending on time of day. Classic should be possible with skins/fish scales. For waxable skis klister cover/ klister would work depending on where you were and how strong your arms are. Good luck and stay safe out there.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Skated at 4-ish. Sun was out, skied in a t-shirt, Conditions were ... no bueno. Slushy. Soft. Skate deck was a little firmer in the shade. Classic looked good—if you're in the mood for klister!

Skiing in the AM or after dark should be real fast this week.

- Bill

Huron Meadows Metropark: Thank you Huron Meadows groomers! Skied all the classic tracks just as the temps went from mid 30s to 40s

Maybury State Park: Conditions are holding up pretty well at Maybury. Still have two decent tracks around the entire groomed loop. Not very deep, but certainly good enough for an enjoyable ski on your A skis. You'll need something other than hard wax for kick. Grip tape worked great today.
They've also groomed to the west of the paved trails into the farm field. I didn't ski it. Has anyone, and care to share a report about where it goes?

Huron Meadows Metropark: FREE CHIP TIMED VIRTUAL BIRKIE. OR, HELP TEST NEW TIMING EQUIPMENT. February 27th. Start 9:30-10:30 at Huron Meadows. Do you virtual Birkie, or just help us test out some new timing equipment. Ski a timed lap of your choice, or ski your virtual Birkie. Conditions are looking very favorable to ski a comfortable confirmed virtual Birkie over the entire Huron Meadows system.
There will be a start banner at the trailhead. Come find us on the 27th. Details in the event section of Nordic Ski Racer.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Skated Bucks Run And Coyote Run
8-9am. Skate lanes were not groomed today, so were very firm, not at all slushy, but icy in spots, hard for me to get control. As Doug Heady says, these conditions make you a better skier. Classic tracks looked beautiful.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We received another heavy dusting of snow last night, which will groom up beautifully today. Groomer Mike will snow comb and set new tracks where needed on all trails this morning. We have 14-24+ inches of snow in the woods, and 6-10 inches packed on the trails. It's another day of excellent conditions on the XC Ski HQ trails!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Very good skate and classic this morning. Skated bucks run, coyote run and cedar trace with Bryce

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