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Black Mountain has snow
Black Mountain has snow

Black Mountain has snow

2/21/2012 - By Denny Paul

The snow conditions at Black Mountain have held up fairly well. We have good coverage over almost all of the trail system. We currently do not have classic tracks set but we anticipate setting tracks as the March 3rd race date approaches.

Fischer sponsors Vegard Ulvang at the 39th American Birkebeiner

2/21/2012 - By Holly Wolfe

Fischer Sports, the world’s leading cross country ski manufacturer, today announced it is sponsoring six-time Norwegian Olympic medalist Vegard Ulvang’s participation at the 39th American Birkebeiner.

Marquette High School wins Michigan High School Championships

2/21/2012 - By Kari Lyle

Blake Murray and Ellen Wiitala win the pursuit, with Wiitala getting a second win (with Andrew Twohey) in the sprint. Overall, it was a Marquette High School victory

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Preliminary Birkie Wax Tip - Toko

2/20/2012 - By Ian Harvey

John Bauer went out and tested glide wax this morning. Temperature was fairly warm when he tested (20F) which is on the warm side to what we anticipate, so it was a good test.

Michigan Cup Season Remaining
Michigan Cup Season Remaining

Michigan Cup Season Remaining

2/20/2012 - By Ernie Brumbaugh

Snow conditions have forced races to be cancelled or modified. Here's a list of upcoming Michigan Cup races and their status.

Racer Etiquette 101: Shouldn’t we ALL be ambassadors for Cross Country Skiing?

2/20/2012 - By Pete Edwards

Here are some good reasons to NEVER talk or scream rudely at fellow racers or non-racers that may be out on the course...

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Video: View from middle of the pack!
Video: View from middle of the pack!

Video: View from middle of the pack!

2/19/2012 - By Steve Andriese

Video from within the pack at the Hanson Hills Freestyle on Saturday January 18, 2012. (Awesome video!)

Hanson Hills Classic won by Hardin and Baic

2/19/2012 - By Mike Muha

Tracy Hardin and Milan Baic where the top finishers in the Hanson Hills Classic this morning.

Powell and Brown take Hanson Hills Freestyle
Powell and Brown take Hanson Hills Freestyle

Powell and Brown take Hanson Hills Freestyle

2/18/2012 - By Mike Muha

Amy Powell and Eli Brown make it three races in a row with the victories at the Hanson Hills Freestyle, a quickly organized Michigan Cup race that replaced the cancelled Wintersonnenwende.

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Randall gets career-best classic finish
Randall gets career-best classic finish

Randall gets career-best classic finish

2/18/2012 - By USSA

Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) skied to a career best classical technique distance event, finishing eighth in a 10k FIS Cross Country World Cup in Szklarska Poreba.

Randall Survives Crash to take Third
Randall Survives Crash to take Third

Randall Survives Crash to take Third

2/18/2012 - By USSA

World Cup sprint leader Kikkan Randall (Anchorage) powered her way back into the race to finish third after an early crash in the finals.

Michigan Cup standings through the Sprints
Michigan Cup standings through the Sprints

Michigan Cup standings through the Sprints

2/17/2012 - By Ken Dawson

Dan Yankus and Tracy Hardin lead the Michigan Cup. Sean Brownell and Hanna Davis are the top juniors.

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