Says Mariah Frye: We are THRILLED to tell you that the Cross Country Ski Headquarters team was victorious in taking back the Michigan Cup this year, in the tightest race in recent history! A big congrats to Team NordicSkiRacer for giving us a major run for our money - it really came down to the relays, and it was a fight to the finish!
Crystal Community Ski Club (CCSC) is proud to have two of their own coaches, Ian and Ryan Durand, competing in the US Biathlon National Championships, taking place on March 23rd in Casper, Wyoming.
The Cross Country Ski Headquarters has once again won the overall Michigan Cup, narrowly beating Team NordicSkiRacer.com by a mere 259.8 points, the smallest margin ever in the Michigan Cup Series.
The Michigan Cup Relays was a blast on Sunday, with 135 skiers from all over the state (and beyond) racing on teams of three.
The Traverse City Vasa Raptors crushed everyone in the 2023 Michigan State Championships, held Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5. The Raptors won in every single team category, making it a full sweep of the event.
The Cross Country Ski Headquarters leads the Michigan Cup heading into the Michigan Cup Relays, but Team NordicSkiRacer is tight on their tail.s..
UPDATED! Mandy Paull and dad Denny Paull have won the senior Michigan Cup; Josh Kerr and Arianne Olson take home the champion title for the juniors!
Wax recommendations for the Bear Chase and MI Cup Relays.
In one of the closest Brumbaugh Cup finishes ever, Team NordicSkiRacer beat the defending champion Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop by 59 points.
Mandy Paull took her second victory, winning both the Black Mountain Classic and the Black Mountain Freestyle. Ryan Harris won the overall Freesytyle.
Denny Paull and daughter Mandy Paull won the overall men's and women's title at the 2023 Black Mountain Classic
Wax recommendations for Black Mountain and the Michigan High School Championships
Conditions couldn’t have been more perfect for the 30th Annual Junior Muffin Race at Cross Country Ski Headquarters! Plenty of snow, corduroy skate lanes, fresh classic tracks, cool temps and sunny skies made for a perfect day of racing.
Nothing in the calendar for the next thirty days.
Valley Spur: 2” of LES yesterday a.m. on top of a deep base. I ginzued this in early this a.m. with temps around 7F. Skate lane is flat and easy to edge with new snow. Fresh snow in older classic tracks slowed things down, so a lot of classic skiers out today. I did A, B, D, W and Y today. N With “Weather” coming in we will groom as conditions allow. Will groom in a.m. if temperatures get cool enough. Follow posts here or on our FB page to see what kind of weather we get. We usually groom something well into April, so keep us in mind if you are looking for some Spring skiing.
Forbush Corner: Phenomenal.
Dunes Golf Club: Again, still, yet.
WIcked fast crust and sunshine for glory and glamor...
Still great coverage
Forbush Corner: My girlfriend Sarah S had never skied at Forbush, so she skated all the groomed trails, including Roller Coaster & Cry Baby, while I skied classic on the 240, Linda’s, Ridge & Badlands. Larry had just finished a PistenBully groom, so great corduroy & firm, deep tracks! May be my last for the season, but if so, loved the cool temps, sunshine & fun Forbush trails with friends, including Wendy & Lloyd, and Amy K.
Forbush Corner: Thursday March 30th- starting out the day with single digits, sun and lots of base to groom! Today we will be working on grooming up all the east side trails including the loop, ridge, rollercoaster, Cry Baby?, and badlands which will make for some great skiing with A skis for most of the day. We will be closed on Friday because the forecast for Friday/Friday night is calling for over an inch of rain and temperatures in the mid 40’s. It’s hard to say what Saturday morning is going to hold for grooming, but it’s probable that the base will be too soft and wet to groom except for the 240 snowmaking loop and Linda’s link. We may be able to groom up more trails on Sunday based on how the base sets up and how the base survives the rain on Friday. We do plan to be open this Saturday and Sunday with at least the snowmaking loop groomed.
Independance Oaks: If XCHQ is throwing in the towel, then so am I. It was a strange yet wonderful season. Aren't they all. Hope you all had fun.
Hickory Hills: Fresh corduroy & deep tracks again this morning, but icy in some sections of tracks due to yesterdays freeze & thaw, and todays cold gusty wind. It should be good skiing all day since only 27F at noon.
Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We received an inch of snow this morning, with some nice stretches of skiable snow, along with several icy spots and bare spots. Today is the last day that the Stone Turtle Cafe will be open for the season (limited menu available). This will be the final ski report of the season, unless we get significant snow accumulation/enough to groom.
Forbush Corner: Wednesday March 29-. It's snowing lightly, maybe 1-2 inches. We will at a minimum be grooming the snowmaking loop and groomer's choice on any others. We still have lots of base left! Shop closed today.