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White Pine Stampede expects foot of new snow

Michigan Cup

Wed, Jan  30, 2013 - By Jack McCaig

1/30/13 - (4:00 PM)  This is the most bizarre race preparation I have encountered in my 37 years:

  • Heavy wet snow before Christmas; 
  • Three weeks later - gone; 
  • Several feet of lake effect...
  • Followed by 30+ hours of rain this week; 
  • Snowing currently with a foot predicted before race day. 

The result of all that turmoil - there will be a race and with potential excellent conditions, dependent upon the snow fall over the next 48 hours.  Registration is still available online, fax (231-587-8065), phone (231-587-8812) and of course in person between 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM Friday at Shanty Creek - or - beginning ar 7:30 AM at the Mancelona H.S. start.

Do not  forget the Shorts Brewing Cooldown at 1:00 PM following the race and the awards presentation at 3:00 PM.  Shorts products will be available at $1.00 per glass, snacks available, slide show of the events of the day and musical entertainment courtesy of Shanty Creek Resort and Shorts Brewing Co.

Should you have questions regarding the race feel free to call 231-587-8812 or email us at

Forecast as of 7:00pm Wednesday:

Snow forecast for White Pine Stampede cross country ski race