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2011-2012 Michigan Cup Schedule

Tue, Oct  4, 2011 - By Mike Muha

The schedule below shows races and distances that receive Michigan Cup Points ONLY. Events may have additional distances not listed - they just don't receive Michigan Cup points. For example, the Tour de Ski has adult divisions, and the Frosty Freestyle has a 5k distance. Check the main calendar for the event for full information about the race.

Tentative schedule: expect updates!

Date Race Michigan Cup Distances:
Junior Women Men

Sat Oct 22 US Season Open: October Ski Fest1
Brick Wheels, Traverse City
100m 100m 100m
Sun Oct 23 OPEN      

Sat Dec 17 Wintersonnewende Freestyle & Classic
Michawye Resort, Gaylord
***NO SNOW: NOW MOVED TO FEB 18***
     
Sun Dec 18 OPEN      

Sat Dec 24 OPEN - - -
Sun Dec 25 Christmas - - -
Mon Dec 26 Tour de Ski
Boyne Valley Lodge, Walloon Lake
am: 2K Prologue FS
pm: 3/6/10K CL
- -
Tue Dec 26 Tour de Ski
Boyne Valley Lodge, Walloon Lake
1K sprints - -

Sat Dec 31 OPEN 5K 10K 10K
Sun Jan 1 OPEN      

Sat Jan 7 Michigan Cup 6-Hour Team Relay2 (Freestyle)
Hanson Hills, Grayling
6 hours
Sun Jan 8 Boyne Highlands Classic
Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs, MI
6K 12K 12K

Sat Jan 14 Frosty Freestyle
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton
- 15K 15K
  Junior Olympic Qualifier
Boyne Valley Lodge, Walloon Lake
TBD - -
Sun Jan 15 Huron Meadows Invitational "Krazy Klassic!"
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton
 -  12K 12K
  Junior Olympic Qualifier
Boyne Valley Lodge, Walloon Lake
TBD - -

Sat Jan 21 Cote Dame Marie Loppet Freestyle
Hanson Hills, Grayling
6K 13K 26K
Sun Jan 22 OPEN      

Sat Jan 28 Noquemanon Ski Marathon (CL or FR)3
Ishpeming to Marquette, MI
- 25/50K 25/50K
Sun Jan 29 OPEN      

Sat Feb 4 White Pine Stampede (CL or FR)4
Mancelona, MI
10K 20/40K 22/40K
Sun Feb 5 Michigan Cup Sprints
Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City, MI
1K 1K 1K

Sat Feb 11 North American Vasa (CL or FR)5
AXCS National Masters Championships

Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City, MI
11K 12/27/50K 12/27/50K
Sun Feb 12 Gran Travers Classic6
AXCS National Masters Championships

Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City, MI
16K 16K 16K

Fri Feb 17 Michigan High School Championships Sprints
Houghton, MI
1.2k - -
Sat Feb 18 Michigan High School Championships Pursuit
Houghton, MI
M: 7.5/5K
W: 5/4K
- -
  Wintersonnewende Freestyle & Classic
Michawye Resort, Gaylord
  17K Freestyle 17K Freestyle
Sun Feb 19 Hanson Hills Classic
Hanson Hills, Grayling, MI
- 12K 12K

Sat Feb 25 Boyne Nordican 12 Grinder Freestyle
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI
12K 12K 12K
Sun Feb 26 Muffin Race
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Higgins Lake, MI
8K - -

Sat Mar 3 Black Mountain Classic
Cheboygan, MI
- 34K 34K
Sun Mar 4 Boyne Highlands Freestyle
Harbor Springs, MI
- 15K 15K

Sat Mar 10 OPEN      
Sun Mar 11 Michigan Cup Relays7
(Classic and Freestyle)
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Higgins Lake, MI
3 x 8K
1st leg Classic,
2nd & 3rd legs Freestyle

See the main event calendar for race details (as they become available) and for other races and events.

Notes:

1 October Ski Fest : Racers will receive one individual point and one team point for participation.
2 Michigan Cup 6-Hour Team Relay: Only team points are awarded for the Team Relay - there are no individual points. The top team in each division (Men, Women, and Co-Ed) each receive 200 points. The other teams receive points based on how many teams are in the category. for example, if there are 10 teams, the second place finishers would receive 200-(200/number of teams) or 180 points. Third would get 160 points, etc.
3 The Noquemanon is scored as "Classic" meaning both the classic skiers get maximum points while skaters receive reduced points: The 50K Classic starts at 200 points, 50K Freestyle at 180 points. The 25K Classic starts at 150 points, 25K Freestyle at 130 points.
4
The White Pine Stampede is scored as "Freestyle" meaning both the classic and skate race results are combined together. Michigan Cup points will awarded starting at 200 points for winning the longer event in each race (50K and 40K repectively) and 175 points (men) or 176 (women) for winning the shorter event (24K and 20K).
5
Vasa: The AXCS recognizes the 50K Freestyle as the official National Masters distance for skiers 25-59 years, the 27K Freestyle for men 60-74 and women 60-69, and the 12K Freestyle for men 75+ and women 70+. Michigan Cup points will awarded starting at 200 points for winning the 50K, 175 points (men) or 176 (women) for winning the 27K, and 150 points for winning the 12K. For Michigan Cup points, classic and skate race results will be combined in each distance and scored as "Freestyle". Older skiers may choose to race in the shorter distances to chase National Masters fame, or the longer races to gain more Michigan Cup points.
6
Gran Travers: The AXCS recognizes the 12K Classic as the official National Masters distance for men 25-74 and women 25-69, and the 6K Classic for men 75+ and women 70+. Michigan Cup points will awarded starting at 200 points for winning the 16K and 175 points for winning the 6K. Older skiers may choose to race in the shorter distance to chase National Masters fame, or the longer races to gain more Michigan Cup points.
7
Relay teams consist of three skiers skiing one classical leg (1st) and two freestyle legs (2nd and 3rd).  The length of the legs will be identical for classic and freestyle skiers. There are three gender categories for relay teams - Men, Women and Coed. Coed teams must include at least one women and one man. There are two age groups for relay teams, determined by the total age of all three participants on the relay team: 164 & under, and 165 & over. The top team in each of the six divisions receives 200 points. The other teams receive points based on how many teams are in the division. for example, if there are 10 teams, the second place finishers would receive 200-(200/number of teams) or 180 points. Third would get 160 points, etc. Relays count for team points only. There will be no individual points awarded for skiers participating on relay teams.