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Photos from the Holiday Classic
Photos from the Holiday Classic

Photos from the Holiday Classic

12/31/2008 - By Mike Muha

Photos from the Holiday Classic cross country ski race at the Boyne Vally Lodge - the first Michigan Cup race of the new season.

Traverse City Sprint Race schedule

12/30/2008 - By Mark Esper

Here is the schedule for the mid-week sprint races in Traverse City, sponsored by the Traverse City and St. Francis High School Ski Teams.

Jessie Smith and Ivanka Bershire win Holiday Classic
Jessie Smith and Ivanka Bershire win Holiday Classic

Jessie Smith and Ivanka Bershire win Holiday Classic

12/29/2008 - By Mike Muha

It was warm and occasionally foogy, but the rain stayed away making for fine racing at this year's Holiday Classic at the Boyne Valley Lodge in Walloon Lake.

www.skinordic.org

Weekend race wax recommendations

12/26/2008 - By Mike Muha

Updated Friday 5:11pm: Wax recommendations for the Holiday Classic (a Michigan Cup Race) and maybe the Holiday Sprints. Check back for additional recommendations or updates.

A Michigan Cup scoring proposal

12/18/2008 - By Ed Anderson

I propose we trial a Michigan Cup scoring system that is the same as what's currently used at any xc running meets. This system, long term, might replace the current scoring used for the Brumbaugh Cup. We'll see what feedback we get at the end of the year

Michigan Cup Team Points proposal

12/18/2008 - By Ed Anderson, Ken Dawson, Chris Jones

Proposal for tracking Michigan Cup Team points. Team Race points will be tracked for 2009, but only used for demonstration purposes - no awards will be given based on these points.

www.xcskishop.com
Michigan Cup cures SAD
Michigan Cup cures SAD

Michigan Cup cures SAD

12/11/2008 - By Fran Upton

At the end of fall when the days are getting shorter, and the air is getting chilly, you read a lot of articles about SAD or Seasonal Affected Disorder. I’m more affected by a different kind of SAD…Social Affected Disorder.

White Pine Stampede registration update
White Pine Stampede registration update

White Pine Stampede registration update

12/8/2008 - By White Pine Stampede

Early discount ends on Dec 15 and a discount or donation option for some skiers from last year.

Michigan Cup rules change for 2009

10/30/2008 - By Ernie Brumbaugh

A new race at Champion Hill has been added to the calendar, junior scoring has changed, and the Michigan Cup makes some recommendations to race organizers.

www.cross-country-ski.com
Olympian Lindsey Dehlin holds clinic in Traverse City
Olympian Lindsey Dehlin holds clinic in Traverse City

Olympian Lindsey Dehlin holds clinic in Traverse City

10/27/2008 - By Bryce Dreeszen

The North American Vasa sponsored "We Ski", a pre-season cross-country ski training clinic, lead by Olympic cross-country skier, Lindsey Weier Dehlin.

Exceptional Fall Technique Clinic
Exceptional Fall Technique Clinic

Exceptional Fall Technique Clinic

10/14/2008 - By Mike Muha

Mix a small group of skiers, coffee, VO2 testing, extensive dryland and rolleski drills, video, Dartfish video analysis, and a great coach, and you get one of the best technique clinics ever.

CAT Ski World Qualifier
CAT Ski World Qualifier

CAT Ski World Qualifier

10/9/2008 - By Bob Frye

Photos from the 2008 C.A.T. Ski World Cup Qualifier. Winner: Dale Niggeman, 2nd place: Steve Karlsen. Plus: CAT Skis at the National Cherry Festival?

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