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Southeast Michigan had enough snow for skiing! Tony is skating in a trail while Kevin chose some classic skis for our first day out at the Kensington Metropark Golf Course in Milford, Michigan.

Southeast Michigan had enough snow for skiing! Tony is skating in a trail while Kevin chose some classic skis for our first day out at the Kensington Metropark Golf Course in Milford, Michigan.

For Sale: Tidd Tech G2 7ft snow groomer
For Sale: Tidd Tech G2 7ft snow groomer

For Sale: Tidd Tech G2 7ft snow groomer

11/12/2021 - By Don Helinski

We have a Tidd Tech G2 7ft snow groomer that was used for one season back when the original ownership of Forest Dunes offered groomed XC trails. If interested....

Five skiers named to 2021-22 Davis U.S. Cross Country Ski Team
Five skiers named to 2021-22 Davis U.S. Cross Country Ski Team

Five skiers named to 2021-22 Davis U.S. Cross Country Ski Team

11/8/2021 - By US Ski & Snowboard

U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced the 21 athletes of the Davis U.S. Cross Country Ski Team for the 2021-22 season who will kick off the competition season with the traditional World Cup season opener in Ruka, Finland, Nov. 26-28.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters ready for another BIG season
Cross Country Ski Headquarters ready for another BIG season

Cross Country Ski Headquarters ready for another BIG season

10/14/2021 - By Mariah Frye Colie

Skiers of all ages and abilities flocked to the trails last winter, and this winter looks to be no different.

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Vasa nixes Skiathlon, drops marathon
Vasa nixes Skiathlon, drops marathon

Vasa nixes Skiathlon, drops marathon

10/12/2021 - By Mike Muha

Registration for the 2022 North American Vasa opens Friday, October 15, 2021. But it's not going to be the Vasa you expected in 2021, or even the Vasa that was run in 2020.

Paid head coach position open for  Vasa Ski Club High School Team
Paid head coach position open for  Vasa Ski Club High School Team

Paid head coach position open for Vasa Ski Club High School Team

10/11/2021 - By Mike Muha

The Vasa Ski Club High School Team, The Raptors are in search of a new Head Coach for the upcoming season after Coach Ruth Oppliger’s departure to join the coaching staff at NMU.

2021 Yellowstone Ski Festival
2021 Yellowstone Ski Festival

2021 Yellowstone Ski Festival

10/11/2021 - By Yellowstone Ski Festival

Come and join our professional coaching staff to get a "jump start" on your 2021 - 2022 ski season during the Yellowstone Ski Festival, November 23-27, 2020.

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Vasa Ski Club Nordic Ski Swap, October 16
Vasa Ski Club Nordic Ski Swap, October 16

Vasa Ski Club Nordic Ski Swap, October 16

10/8/2021 - By Vasa Ski Club

It's time to Gear Up at the annual Vasa Ski Club Nordic Ski Swap. This is our 11th year holding this event, and it's a great way to kick things off and celebrate our cross country ski community.

Michigan Cup Committee shifts race schedule
Michigan Cup Committee shifts race schedule

Michigan Cup Committee shifts race schedule

10/3/2021 - By Mike Muha

With an extra weekend in January, the Michigan Cup Committee was able to let race directors to shift the schedule to take advantage of more reliable snow conditions.

Janice Davidson named North American Vasa Race Director
Janice Davidson named North American Vasa Race Director

Janice Davidson named North American Vasa Race Director

9/29/2021 - By Pete LaPlaca

The North American Vasa is very pleased to announce the addition of Janice Davidson as our new Race Director for the 46th annual Festival of Races.

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2022 Noquemanon Ski Marathon - Registration is now OPEN!
2022 Noquemanon Ski Marathon - Registration is now OPEN!

2022 Noquemanon Ski Marathon - Registration is now OPEN!

9/7/2021 - By Noquemanon Ski Marathon

At this time the race committee is planning for a return to the traditional point to point 50K and 24K courses and we look forward to hosting participants in-person.

Michigan Tech Nordic Ski team announces incoming class
Michigan Tech Nordic Ski team announces incoming class

Michigan Tech Nordic Ski team announces incoming class

8/24/2021 - By Michigan Tech Nordic Ski Team

Michigan Tech Nordic Ski Team incoming class is represented by student-athletes from Minnesota, Utah, Oregon, Switzerland, France, Canada, Norway, and Finland.

NNF Double the Drive for 25 kicks off
NNF Double the Drive for 25 kicks off

NNF Double the Drive for 25 kicks off

8/22/2021 - By National Nordic Foundation

NNF has committed to a robust-but-achievable goal of more than DOUBLING the number of $25 donations we secured in last year’s Drive for 25.

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UPCOMING

MON, NOV 29, 2021

Cross Country Ski Headquarters Thanksgiving Weekend Sale
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

TUE, NOV 30, 2021

Rollerski intervals and more! (and sometimes run)
Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

Cross Country Ski Headquarters Giving Week Fundraiser for Farmer's Footprint
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

THU, DEC 2, 2021

Rollerski intervals and more! (and sometimes run)
Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

SAT, DEC 4, 2021

Long Slow Distance Rollerski
Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

XC Ski HQ Team Potluck and Wax Clinic
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

SUN, DEC 5, 2021

Climb, climb, climb! Rollerski session
Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

Sunday 9:00am Rollerski
Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

TUE, DEC 7, 2021

Rollerski intervals and more! (and sometimes run)
Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

THU, DEC 9, 2021

Rollerski intervals and more! (and sometimes run)
Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

SAT, DEC 11, 2021

Long Slow Distance Rollerski
Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

Skate and Classic Ski Clinics with Jordyn Ross
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

XCHQ Free Beginner Ski Lesson
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

Winterstart: Lakes of the North Freestyle
Lakes of the North, 8151 Pineview Drive, Mancelona, MI

SUN, DEC 12, 2021

Climb, climb, climb! Rollerski session
Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

Sunday 9:00am Rollerski
Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

Forbush Time Trial
Forbush Corner, 4971 W Co Rd 612, Frederic, MI 49733

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

MON, NOV 29

Bay Meadows GC: The racing guys were out skiing in a skate track this morning, so enjoyed watching them until Paula Dreeszen arrived to ski with me after our morning appts. Not as much snow here, only 3”, so already starting to wear down to some patches of grass & icy base, but 4 fast laps today! Enjoyed the warm sunshine but not good for the snow!

Still 5" in my yard on east side of Interlochen at 6PM, so hoping to ski one more time somewhere tomorrow before the forecast rain/snow mix this week!

Michigan Tech Trails: All of MTU's Trails have been rolled and a select few of the Upper Trails and the Stadium have some corduroy. The coverage is thin and our base is nonexistent at this time. We will continue to roll and pank, building our base with each snowfall.

We found an old roller that used to be used on the Softball Fields, and are repurposing it into a Snowbike Trail groomer. So look forward to a Snowbike Trail this winter. The trail will start at the Tolkien Trailhead follow Tecumseh across Pilgrim Road, drop down the hill on Sure Would and Don't Think and then make its way back to the top on Inner Peace and Twilight to Inner Core and then back to Tecumseh and the Tolkien Trailhead. We hope this route will minimize the effect on our Ski Trails and thus allow us to continue to with this project in the future. There will be no access for Snowbikes at the Main Trailhead. This is an exciting addition to your Winter Trail System and we look forward to your feed back. If it becomes a popular trail with our users we will continue to add descents in the future.

Twin Birch Golf Course: Upon arriving mid-morning I immediately had to give up my idea of skating, as there was roughly a foot of snow on the GC. Classic was great though as I was able to repurpose a track left by a couple of 'beelers last night rather than having to bushwack. The trees were plastered in snow, the sun came out, the zillions of snow crystals were glistening like diamonds, and I knew exactly how John Denver felt about "the sun on my shoulders.

Be advised, the parking lot is not plowed.

Bay Meadows GC: What a great morning, sun was shinning and parking lot full of skiers. Skating or classic was good to excellent. Great to have Natalie all the way from Alaska to ski with Karen and I. Sounds like tomorrow will be another great day.

Ogemaw Hills Pathway: So there is 3 inches of fresh snow on the hill this morning. Not enough for me to ski or us to groom but snow none the less!

ABR Trails: 4 Groomers were out yesterday were groomed and retracked 25-30 km of trails after another inch of snow fell overnight. We also started packing the highlands and Puumala Trails. Today we are waiting for a few inches to fall before we go out and regroom. Looks like 3-4 inches forecast during the day.

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Another 3” fell yesterday and the plan was to roll last night. Cold temperatures today will make for very nice early season conditions.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We received more snow throughout the day yesterday, bringing our total for the weekend around 3-4 inches. A handful of excited skiers took to the trails yesterday, and reported good rock skiing in the morning when it's the coldest (gets sticky if you wait too long). We need more snow to groom anything yet, but you are welcome to use your rock skis out there (you can rent some from us if you don't have rock skis). We are forecast to receive more snow tonight. Remember that it is still fire arm deer season, so be sure to wear orange, and note that trail signs will go up on December 1st. Also, the Stone Turtle Cafe will open mid-December - stay tuned!

SUN, NOV 28

Bay Meadows GC: 4" of new wet snow on top of 2" from the previous day. At 35d thought it would be better to classic ski and was not disappointed. First ski for Karen and we had a great time. I am a big advocate of skin skis and they did not disappoint. Excellent kick and glide, way better than I thought it would be. I will never wax classic skis again. Saw Jim Monroe and he was doing great on his no wax skis.

Interlochen Golf Course: Great ski on 6” fresh 30F snow with 6 Cherry Capital Cycling Club friends. Thanks to Bryce Dreeszen & Bill Danly for breaking trail, which made for easier skiing on the 2nd lap! It was a winter wonderland with the tree branches covered in snow! This was their first ski & so glad to join them so close to home!

Reindeer Run Nordic Center: Dunes golf course has 5" good stuff for classic and more again today.
Stay off the greens 2nd two ponds. No charge

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Greetings, skiers and friends!! We are happy to report that the ground here in Higgins Lake has frozen, and we have received 2-3 inches of fresh snow in the past 24 hours. It is stunningly beautiful! While we will not be grooming the trails until we get several more inches of snow, you are welcome to use your rock skis out there (rock skis are skis your don't mind running over rocks with). We do have rock skis available to rent - just head to the rental desk to get outfitted. Remember that it is still fire arm deer season, so be sure to wear orange, and note that trail signs will go up on December 1st. Please also kindly refrain from bringing your dogs with you, as this snow may very well be our base for the entire season!

The Thanksgiving Weekend Sale is on in full force - stop by and shop after you ski!

Kensington Metropark: Tony, Kevin and I skied in a skate lane on a fairway on the Kensington Metropark Golf Course. Snow was deeper than expected! It was tough going until we flattened out the snow some, then we could actually get a little V2 in! Classic probably would have been the smarter choice.

Wonder how conditions will be before work tomorrow....

Huron Meadows Metropark: No grooming at any Metroparks, but grass is pretty well covered. Please stay off any greens or tees if you venture on the golf courses. We will be installing pink flags in the next week or so.

SAT, NOV 27

: The HS team was out in full force with a lot of great teachers to help out. Nice to see so many skiers so early in the year. Conditions were much better than Friday and should be good for Sunday as well. Hopefully temps don't get to warm. I skated skied but classic would have been good as well.

Bay Meadows GC: No measurable new snow but great glide in icy tracks, so much better than yesterday’s 3 laps. Visited with Dick Fultz who was skating & saw one other male skater in the distance. I noticed that skiers have been skiing on the #3 tee-off box on the east side near the street, so please avoid these & the putting greens, if we want to continue to have access here in the future.

ABR Trails: Friday 5 PM

Trails skied well for early season conditions. We had 47 km groomed, not just rolled flat for skating or striding. and we had 10 km of classic tracks set. Skiers were happy with conditions as advertised. Yes the Classic tracks had pine needles and grass here and there especially in the thick woods where we have conifers but better than no track. The point I tried to communicate to everyone I sold tickets to in the ticket booth in the driveway, You need to by pass the River Trail “Gravel Road” from River Trail 2 way to where Hemlock crosses it. The easy bypass is turn right and then either do Pit Point the right way or ski down the entrance to pit Point and ski parallel to the gravel road section, then cross over on Hemlock to the west. Dec 1 we will start grooming the south 50 km. We are open for skiing at 9 AM Saturday and the Ski Shop Sale ends Saturday at 4 PM

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