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Linda Weeks-Kaleita (45) heading toward the end of a lap with a couple finishers in Saturday's Frosty Freestyle just behind her (35 - Jared Roberts and 42 - Bob Triebold. Photo - Mike Muha). Skate conditions were excellent!

Linda Weeks-Kaleita (45) heading toward the end of a lap with a couple finishers in Saturday's Frosty Freestyle just behind her (35 - Jared Roberts and 42 - Bob Triebold. Photo - Mike Muha). Skate conditions were excellent!

USS&S nominates cross country ski team roster for 2022 Olympic Winter Game
USS&S nominates cross country ski team roster for 2022 Olympic Winter Game

USS&S nominates cross country ski team roster for 2022 Olympic Winter Game

1/21/2022 - By US Ski and Snowboard

U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced today its nominations for the U.S. Olympic Cross Country Team to represent Team USA at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 from February 4-19, 2022.

Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop move to first in Brumbaugh Cup
Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop move to first in Brumbaugh Cup

Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop move to first in Brumbaugh Cup

1/21/2022 - By Mike Muha

With the Cote Dame Marie behind us, Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop moved into first place, dropping Team NordicSkiRacer into second. The Vasa Ski Club displaced the Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team to take over third.

Wax recommendations for the Noquemanon and Flying Squirrel
Wax recommendations for the Noquemanon and Flying Squirrel

Wax recommendations for the Noquemanon and Flying Squirrel

1/20/2022 - By Mike Muha

Going to be a colder weekend for Noquemanon Ski Marathon and the Flying Squirrel Freestyle Junior Race!

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CCSA teams standardize on Toko glide waxes for season
CCSA teams standardize on Toko glide waxes for season

CCSA teams standardize on Toko glide waxes for season

1/20/2022 - By CCSA

The Central Collegiate Ski Association (CCSA) standardized wax protocol began on January 17th, 2022 in alignment with the U.S. Ski & Snowboard fluorocarbon wax ban for the remainder of the 2021-22 ski season.

Vasa junior team sprint results
Vasa junior team sprint results

Vasa junior team sprint results

1/19/2022 - By Amy Powell

The Vasa Junior team spends Tuesday night racing sprints. Here are the results and a little description of the last two Vasa Tuesday Night Sprints events.

Noquemanon Ski Marathon cancels awards ceremony
Noquemanon Ski Marathon cancels awards ceremony

Noquemanon Ski Marathon cancels awards ceremony

1/19/2022 - By Noquemanon Ski Marathon

While we do believe we can hold the Noquemanon Ski Marathon safely (as other events have proven) we have decided it is in the best interest of all participants that we cancel the awards ceremony to further reduce the opportunities to gather in close proxi

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Kids ski program returns to Huron Meadows on Wed, Jan 19
Kids ski program returns to Huron Meadows on Wed, Jan 19

Kids ski program returns to Huron Meadows on Wed, Jan 19

1/16/2022 - By Mike Muha

After missing a year because of COVID-19, the four-night ski program for kids to learn to ski returns to Huron Meadows Metropark in Brighton, MI.

Sten Fjeldheim interview with Toko's Ian Harvey
Sten Fjeldheim interview with Toko's Ian Harvey

Sten Fjeldheim interview with Toko's Ian Harvey

1/16/2022 - By Iain Harvey

Sten is a true legend. His athletes and community revere him not only for amazing achievement but also for the profound change he has made in them.

Team NordicSkiRacer jumps to lead in Brumbaugh Cup
Team NordicSkiRacer jumps to lead in Brumbaugh Cup

Team NordicSkiRacer jumps to lead in Brumbaugh Cup

1/16/2022 - By Kyle Hanson

After four races, Team NordicSki gains the lead in the Brumbaug Cup, followed by Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop and the Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team. Vasa Ski Club dropped from first to fourth.

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RESULTS: Jorden Wakeley and Jordyn Ross win a cold Cote Dame Marie
RESULTS: Jorden Wakeley and Jordyn Ross win a cold Cote Dame Marie

RESULTS: Jorden Wakeley and Jordyn Ross win a cold Cote Dame Marie

1/15/2022 - By Mike Muha

Me: Did you guys survive the cold? Charles: Barely. Doug: The cold was bone chilling, but I survived. Allen: My fingers came back by 8 km in.

White Pine Stampede 50k shortened to 30k
White Pine Stampede 50k shortened to 30k

White Pine Stampede 50k shortened to 30k

1/14/2022 - By Ben Tarbutton

This year, the White Pine Stampede will still offer distances of 10k, 20k, and 30k. The 50k course was the biggest change with new property owners and therefore will be reduced to a 30k.

Michigan Cup individual standings through the first four races
Michigan Cup individual standings through the first four races

Michigan Cup individual standings through the first four races

1/14/2022 - By Mike Muha

Ken Dawson, Points Keeper for the Michigan Cup, has released the current individual standings in the Michigan Cup through the Frosty Fest weelend.

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UPCOMING

SUN, JAN 23, 2022

Flying Squirrel Freestyle Junior Race
Crystal Mountain, 2500 Crystal Mountain Dr., Thompsonville, Michigan 49683

TUE, JAN 25, 2022

Hard ski workout at Huron Meadows
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

WED, JAN 26, 2022

Kids ski program at Huron Meadows Metropark, Clinic 2
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

SAT, JAN 29, 2022

Black Mountain 31K Classic and 10km Tour
Rippling Rapids Golf Course, 4849 North Black River Road, Cheboygan, MI 49721

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

Winter Feast
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

SUN, JAN 30, 2022

Black Mountain 10km Freestyle
Bluffs Bar and Grill, 10905 High Bluffs Drive, Cheboygan, MI 49721

Junior Nordic Rally
Nub's Nob, 500 Nub’s Nob Rd, Harbor Springs, Michigan

Learn to Skate Ski Clinic
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

TUE, FEB 1, 2022

Hard ski workout at Huron Meadows
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

SAT, FEB 5, 2022

The 2022 Winter Olympics, Women's Skiathlon
National Cross-Country Centre, Beijing, China

White Pine Stampede
Mancelona, MI

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

Get your Fill at the Grill
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

SUN, FEB 6, 2022

The 2022 Winter Olympics, Men's Skiathlon
National Cross-Country Centre, Beijing, China

Michael Seaman Memorial Classic
Forbush Corner, I-75 Exit # 264 - head East 1/4 mile, 4971 County Road 612, Frederic, MI 49733

Get your Fill at the Grill
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

Paella on the Sun Deck & Forest Parker Live
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SUN, JAN 23

Huron Meadows Metropark: Started skiing just after 9am and the fresh grooming was already being covered by the falling snow. Unexpectedly, it had snow all night, enough to cover everything in a fresh white blanket of snow. Not enough to ski on the golf course (but more snow is coming tomorrow!)

Classic skied. I'd recommend skiing one wax warmer than you think you need because of the high humidity in the snow. Tracks in the woods were much deeper than yesterday and a pleasure to ski in. The tracks to and from the lodge were getting buried by the new snow.

Hanson Hills: We received 4 inches of new snow!!! Groomer Jason is machine grooming and setting tracks on main trail system.

Lodge and Trails open at 9am.

Forbush Corner: SNOW SNOW SNOW !!! Full system groom with 2 Pisten Bully 100's out on the trails this morning.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: It snowed almost the entire day yesterday! Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in the Bavarian Ski festivities - it was a blast! Total precipitation was about 2-3 inches of lake effect snow, and Groomer Mike will snowcomb the skating lanes and set fresh classic tracks this morning. Snow depth in the woods is 8 to 10 inches. Snow depth packed on the trails is 4 to 6 inches.

SAT, JAN 22

: Palmer Woods - Maple City. Not a set track as usually but a decent one developed from the multiple classic skiers today. Plenty of fresh snow with a solid base. Nice hidden gem.

Forbush Corner: I had been waiting for the perfect day to drive over to Forbush to ski 2 loops of the Badlands & Roller Coaster hills, and this afternoon was awesome, 3+" of silk on top of this morning's groom, and deep tracks! It was mild at 20F but was really coming down, so felt like winter had finally arrived! Since I only saw a few other skiers, I didn't ski the West hills, including Screamer, but may go back tomorrow to do those since perfect conditions with plenty of soft snow! I really love hills, but can't ski them if hardpack or icy, so gotta do them when it's right, and today, my skin skis were gripping & gliding great in the tracks, up & down the hills, yee-haw!

Forbush Corner: 4 inches of fluffy snow, 24 degrees, made for a fabulous day of skating at Forbush. It was snowing like mad so it felt like a fairy land. After the weeks of marginal thin conditions it was wonderful. I was skating but the tracks were fabulous on the downhills. I did the west trails the green loop in the woods and snow making loop. There was not a spot that was not perfect. I even did dead man’s drop without hesitation.

Vasa Trail: The parking lot was full today with skiers lured by all the fresh snow and maybe by the Open House at the TH with cocoa, homemade cookies, and a warming fire sponsored by TART. Several inches of lake effect fluff snow chunklets on top of this morning's grooming didn't hurt skating glide or the set classic tracks at all. Fun to see so many families getting their young kids into the sport. The highlight was the strong skating couple with a pair of grade school kids where Mom led the group and Dad pulled the youngest with a 25' tow strap so her skating speed could keep up - first time I'd ever seen that and it was working great as both kids were fast and had good technique same as we used to see at HQ Bob's Beaver Creek Challenge kids race in yesteryear.

Huron Meadows Metropark: P.S. classic tracks were firm but not very deep. This Monday's expected snow should help with track depth. Lots of classic skiers were out.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Excellent skating this morning. Firm skate lane with a softer cover...and it started snowing around 11 so I expect the skating to be even better this afternoon.

We arrived at 8am but the parking gate was closed. We hit Starbucks then returned for the official 9am opening.

Hanson Hills: Lodge and Trails open at 9am
Skate deck is looking good on Red,Yellow, Brown, Blue and Green trails. Tracks are set on entire trail system with the best tracks to be found on Wilderness, Blue and Yellow.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Due to trail maintenance, Bucks Run will be open at 9am today, January 22. It will be groomed for skate and classic skiing. No other trails are open at this time. Please remember that ski rentals are available online at www.metroparks.com.

Forbush Corner: Saturday January 22, trails are in really good condition. Still some random areas of dirty snow that is easily avoided. Snowmaking loop will be groomed this morning. The skate deck is firm and the classic track is deep on all our trails. There will be some light snow today

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Yesterday was a gorgeous day, with cold temps and clear blue, sunny skies. Groomer Mike is snow-combing the skating lanes this morning, and the Trapper's Cabin trail has fresh tracks where we have laid down man-made snow. The rest of the system has older tracks that are holding up marvelously well! Conditions overall are great for skating and very good for classic skiing. Join us TODAY for Bavarian Ski Festival and a FREE ski lesson!

FRI, JAN 21

Huron Meadows Metropark: Snow was great all around, just a bit of dirt over by the curve by the fire pit. tracks were shallow, but mostly good, the snow was fast. Special Violet kick wax worked pretty well.

: Quail Hollow In Hartville OH
Skiied from Carriage House parking around to Shady Lane lot. Snow base about 8-12" after this week's warm up. Easier to pole. Snow icy in some places, perfect in elsewhere. What a beautiful evening!

Mason Tract Pathway: After an afternoon of crawling around in Fiberglass I needed a treat and the Mason Tract delivered. Track existed, temperature about 20 little wind and sunshine. Does not get much better than that. The complete destruction of last year was not there today. I used my skins and they worked well. Just a few oak leaves in the tracks.

Valley Spur: Great classic skiing, beautiful.

Muncie Lakes Pathway: What a gorgeous day for a ski at Muncie Lakes with Mary K, Bryce & Paula H Dreeszen. Steve D, a GTHC NCT Trail Maintainer & Muncie volunteer groomer, set tracks yesterday morning, and still fresh all the way to #10, then more traveled. There was no dirt, except on the road crossings, and good enough snow coverage for your "A" skis. This is one of my favorite trails, passing by the lakes & river with several good hills, esp the ridge down to the Boardman River at post #9. The parking lot was full when we left at 1PM, so well-recognized for what it is, a classic skiers' paradise, esp since there are several cross-overs if you want to shorten the 8-mile loop. Steve & Betsy were just heading out for a ski when we arrived at 11AM, in addition to another groomer/trail maintainer, Mike S & Debby P. It was another cold morning, but not windy & partly sunny. Don't forget to support Muncie grooming with a TART grooming badge! #Hike100NCT

Huron Meadows Metropark: Awesome conditions today for both skate and classic. Fast and controllable. The dirt spots have been covered with fresh snow. Conditions are excellent. Only gripe is that the classic track on the connector is very shallow. Really, only there in spirit. Any kick wax with the word blue in it will work great. Totally clear skies and no wind. When was the last time we had that at Huron Meadows? Perfect conditions to ski your virtual Noque, you could kick it out in no time.

Corsair Ski Trails: Snowfalls have been scarce the past few weeks. There's five inches of snow in the forest. We've been packing and setting a single track on one side, conserving the 3" of packed snow in the other lane. It's not the perfect winter, but there's enjoyable skiing on the trails.

Valley Spur: Great classic skiing, beautiful.

Forbush Corner: Perfect conditions for skating today! Blue skies and plenty of sunshine. Skied all the trails. The classic tracks are deep. World class grooming.

Hanson Hills: Groomer Jason is tending to the skate lanes this morning. Green, Blue, Brown, Yellow, Red are all looking good. Decent tracks on Yellow and Wilderness.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We received more snow yesterday, and there is more in the forecast. Groomer Butch is snow-combing the skating lanes this morning, and set fresh tracks on the Trapper's Cabin trail, where we have laid down man-made snow. The rest of the system needs a bit more snow to reset tracks, however they're still in good condition, and the fresh snow helps tremendously! Conditions overall are great for skating and very good for classic skiing. Join us for tons of fun this weekend, with Bavarian Ski Festival and a FREE ski lesson!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Due to trail maintenance Bucks Run will be open at 2 pm today, January 21. It will be groomed for skate and classic skiing. No other trails are open at this time. Please remember that ski rentals are available online at www.metroparks.com.

Forbush Corner: Friday January 21. West side trails and snow making loop getting a fresh groom this morning. Some thin spots and small patches of dirt here and there and Freeway trail will have the least coverage since it is out in the open and wind blown. Firm classic tracks throughout. More snow is in the forecast !

Crystal Mountain: Once again we missed the snow they promised us. We only got dusting the last couple of days but it was enough for Tim F. to scratch out the skating lanes and reset some of the tracks on loons. He spent most of yesterday shoveling snow over the bare spots. All in all the trails are in pretty good shape considering the low snow and Tim's hard work. There is some trail trash i.e. pine cones, twigs and leaves from all the wind so i would still recommend rock skis.

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