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Snow and grooming look fine at Lakes of the North! Gussie Peterson shown skiing on the trail that will be used for The Lakes of the North Freestyle this Saturday.

Snow and grooming look fine at Lakes of the North! Gussie Peterson shown skiing on the trail that will be used for The Lakes of the North Freestyle this Saturday.

Last call to register for Masters World Cup 2018
Last call to register for Masters World Cup 2018

Last call to register for Masters World Cup 2018

1/2/2018 - By Alora Jones

The registration window for the Masters World Cup 2018 in Minneapolis, MN closes Saturday, January 6 at midnight.

RESULTS: Racers Do Twists, Turns, and Jumps at the Tour de Michaywe
RESULTS: Racers Do Twists, Turns, and Jumps at the Tour de Michaywe

RESULTS: Racers Do Twists, Turns, and Jumps at the Tour de Michaywe

1/1/2018 - By Doug Cornell

Executing a slow yet flawless 360° turn, I continued backwards for a few more yards, where I then turned and skied forward towards an obstacle placed upon the snow that forced me to jump or hop to maintain progress....

Vasa Ski Club leads the Brumbaugh Cup
Vasa Ski Club leads the Brumbaugh Cup

Vasa Ski Club leads the Brumbaugh Cup

1/1/2018 - By Mike Muha

The Vasa Ski Club leads the Brumbaugh Cup after the first two races of the season, the Lakes of the North Freestyle and the Forbush Time Trial.

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Final 2016-2017 Michigan Cup Results
Final 2016-2017 Michigan Cup Results

Final 2016-2017 Michigan Cup Results

1/1/2018 - By Mike Muha

As we enter into 2018, we should officially close out 2017. The final Michigan Cup results did not get tallied until late fall. Here they are!

Update on Tour of Michaywe event schedule
Update on Tour of Michaywe event schedule

Update on Tour of Michaywe event schedule

12/20/2017 - By Andy Liebner

We've made some final changes to the Michaywe' events and many people were asking about it at the Forbush race.

Registration is open for the 2018 Great Bear Chase!
Registration is open for the 2018 Great Bear Chase!

Registration is open for the 2018 Great Bear Chase!

12/20/2017 - By Great Bear Chase

Registration is now open for the 38th annual UP Health System Portage Great Bear Chase. The race will take place on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at the beautiful Swedetown Trails in Calumet, Michigan.

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Frye-Colie and Liebner win Forbush Corner Time Trial
Frye-Colie and Liebner win Forbush Corner Time Trial

Frye-Colie and Liebner win Forbush Corner Time Trial

12/19/2017 - By Mike Muha

Cross Country Ski Headquarters' Mariah Frye-Colie and Team NordicSkiRacer's Andy Liebner held off the competition to win at Frobush Corner.

Lakes of the North Ski Race Results
Lakes of the North Ski Race Results

Lakes of the North Ski Race Results

12/18/2017 - By Curt Peterson

Alex Vanais blew the senior men’s field away from the first turn, and Jordyn Ross similarly distanced the rest of the women’s senior field.

Ski Skin care and maintenance
Ski Skin care and maintenance

Ski Skin care and maintenance

12/18/2017 - By Swix

With skin skis and AT setups growing in popularity, Swix has created the Skin Care Pro series, dedicated to ensuring optimal performance of ski skins.

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Leelanau State Park adds multi-use ski / fat-tire bike trail
Leelanau State Park adds multi-use ski / fat-tire bike trail

Leelanau State Park adds multi-use ski / fat-tire bike trail

12/16/2017 - By MDNR

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is expanding winter recreation opportunities at Leelanau State Park with the addition of a new, marked winter sports trail open to hikers, cross-country skiers, snowshoers and fat tire bikers.

A word from Race Central
A word from Race Central

A word from Race Central

12/15/2017 - By Curt Peterson

It is fun to help pull off a nordic ski race. We are so thankful for the total support of Lakes of the North crew. They have been grooming day over day to compact the abundant snowfall.

How to have fast skis this season: The Basics
How to have fast skis this season: The Basics

How to have fast skis this season: The Basics

12/15/2017 - By Ian Harvey

At this time though (preseason), it makes sense to look at ski selection. Here are some conditions and what I would recommend for skating and classic skis.

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UPCOMING

SAT, DEC 15, 2018

MTU CXC Cup - Classic Interval Start
Michigan Tech Trails, Michigan Tech University, Houghton, MI

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson (XCHQ)
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Lakes of the North Freestyle
Lakes of the North, Mancelona, MI

SUN, DEC 16, 2018

MTU CXC Cup - Freestyle Mass Start
Michigan Tech Trails, Michigan Tech University, Houghton, MI

Forbush Time Trial
Forbush Corner, Frederic, MI

WED, DEC 19, 2018

Beginning & Intermediate ski lessons for kids...and a kids race!
Huron Meadows Metropark, 8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI

FRI, DEC 21, 2018

Full Moon Night Skiing
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

SAT, DEC 22, 2018

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson (XCHQ)
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Santa at Trapper’s Cabin! (noon-3:00pm)
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

FRI, DEC 14

Nubs Nob: Fantastic sunset ski conditions today on the upper loops. The crew at Nubs groomed in Wednesday night's new snow and it looked like there had been a lot of traffic since Thursday morning. Used best skis. Full coverage with 99% clean, pure white, snow. Best conditions this weekend will probably be mid-late morning as the snow starts to loosen up. Tracks are still deep, but some leaves have started to accumulate in the track on certain sections.

Blueberry Ridge: Poor conditions at Blueberry. There are constant ruts in the skate lane on every trail, which is from the groomers. Classic tracks are sugary and basically non-existant. Blueberry is just not what it used to be. Grooming has been very poor of late. The sun and warm weather was not really effecting the trails today. No new snow in a while, so trails are also very dirty. Definitely use B skis because you will be skiing over millions of pine needles and twigs.

Shanty Creek - Schuss Mtn: It's been a slow start for us in terms of natural snow - we still have only an inch of snow and haven't even been able to roll it out. However, starting tomorrow we will have the slightly modified King of the Hill loop which provides approximately 1.5K of 100% man made snow with a depth of at least two feet. Race skis are fine if you are so inclined.

We are providing this terrain at no cost. Because you will be sharing the hill with downhill skiers, we are asking that you stop by the pro shop at Cedar River and get a XC trail pass.

I skied it last night and really enjoyed it.

Forbush Corner: We will be closed today to preserve the base for the weekend. The base is holding from last weekend and has some new snow on top of it. The temperatures will be above freezing today and tomorrow along with abundant sunshine. The sun may burn open some spots. We have a time trial on Sunday and we will do what we can to put together a race course. It all depends on the melting on Saturday. Weekend skiing looks good, expect warm early season conditions. no track set.

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