Southeast Michigan's premier cross country ski races.
Two days of racing.

Saturday & Sunday, January 8 & 9, 2022

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RESULTS AND PHOTOS

Saturday: Frosty Freestyle results plus photos on NordicSkiRacer.com or the same photos on SkiSignUp (searchable!)

Sunday: TBD

RACE DAY

Packet pickup will be Saturday/Sunday morning beginning at 8:00a.m. A bib with your name and age on it will be found on tables inside/outside the ski center (depending on weather conditions). Bibs will be sorted alphabetically. Verify your age. Collect your bib and race goodie bag.

IF YOU ARE RACING BOTH DAYS: You only need to pickup a packet on Saturday. You will REUSE YOUR BIB ON SUNDAY so don't throw it out!

START TIMES / WAVES.

  • Wave 1 - 10:00 All 15K Men
  • Wave 2 - 10:01 All 15 K Women
  • Wave 3 - 10:02 All 5 K skiers

The race will be held on Buck's Run. The start will be outside the Ski Center and skiers will race counter-clockwise around the trail, starting a new lap back at the Ski Center. (We raced Clockwise last year - we plan to alternate directions each year!)

Saturday's long race will be approximately 15K. You will ski 6 laps. You are responsible for counting your own laps. Saturday's short race will be approximately 5K. You will ski 2 laps. You are responsible for counting your own laps.

Sunday's long race will be approximately 12K. You will ski 5 laps. You are responsible for counting your own laps Sunday's short race will be approximately 5K. You will ski 2 laps. You are responsible for counting your own laps

FEEDS: Hammer Nurtition Heed will be available on the course by the Ski Center. Fill up your water bottle before the race or stop during the race and get a feed!

POST-RACE FOOD! Yes, we plan to feed you after the race. There will also be beverage tickets for adult and non-adult beverages! Thanks for Hummingbird LLC for sponsoring the beverage tickets, and for being a major sponsor of the race!

AWARDS: To minimize the time people are close to each other (hey, not only do we have to worry about OMICRON, but the flu is back!), we plan to post results. Age group winner awards will be at separate tables. Drop by the first, second, or third-place tables to be checked off the list and to pick up your award.

POST-RACE SKIING:

The race entry includes a trail pass. Take advantage of it and get in some more skiing!

PRIZES

NordicSkiRacer.com has provided three prizes that will be given out to lucky random winners:

  • A 55" FireTV/Alexa 4k Toshiba TV. The built-in voice remote supports smooth hands-free operation, while the 60Hz refresh rate delivers high-quality pictures. This Toshiba Smart Fire TV has a 2160p resolution that produces sharp visuals on the LCD screen, and the Wi-Fi connectivity lets you stream your favorite movies.
  • A Toko Soft Wax Box. Fully padded and insulated. Bottom compartment holds any size wax iron with its own iron cozy built in. Large padded upper storage units come with two secure plexi bins for messy wax. Two large zip compartments on each side for brushes, tools, and accessories. Padded shoulder strap and handles.
  • A Google Home Mini, the small and mighty smart speaker that you control with your voice.

Racers will be automatically entered into the prize drawing for each race they enter (i.e., race one day, get one entry. Race both days, get two entries). All prizes will be announced as soon as practical after Sunday's online registration closes at 2:00pm on Saturday.

COVID-19 Protocols

Huron Meadows Metropark does not require masks to ski or to enter the building. We - the race organizers - recommend participants DO wear masks if they go into the building

WE MAKE SNOW

Worried about snow? Huron Meadows’ three snow guns pretty much guarantee snow coverage over the 2.5km-long Buck’s Run Trail. This year we've upgraded the water system to increase the quantity and quality of the snow and bought an even better groomer / powertill!

If Mother Nature doesn't deliver the real stuff, we'll race laps on Buck’s Run. If we have lots of natural snow, the Frosty Fest will run on the normal ski trails at Huron Meadows.

All proceeds from the race are donated to Huron Meadows to help fund ski instructors, cross country ski trail development, snow making, and rental equipment. We’re all volunteers who simply want to see everyone get out and enjoy the winter!

See trail reports for the race trail (and many other trails!) on the NordicSkiRacer.com XC Ski Trail Conditions page.

THE RACES

Frosty Freestyle Race

SATURDAY JAN 8 at 10:00 AM

If on man-made snow: There are two distances: 12km (6 laps around the 2.5km trail) and 5km (2 laps around the 2.5km trail). There will be a skate lane and a single classic track. Skiers choose to skate or classic ski the course. The trail is relatively flat, with two small hills. Michigan Cup: The 12km distance is a senior points race; the 5km distance awards junior points.

If on natural snow: There are two distances: 15km (three connected 5km loops) and 5km (a 5km loop). There will be a skate lane and a single classic track. Skiers choose to skate or classic ski the course. The 5km loops has some easy rolling terrain, but the 15km distance introduces some big ups and fast downs. Michigan Cup: The 15km distance is a senior points race; the 5km distance awards junior points.

This is the 12th running of the Frosty Freestyle!

Online registration ends on Friday, January 7 at noon.

Krazy Klassic Race

SUNDAY JAN 9 at 10:00 AM

If on man-made snow: There are two distances: 12km (6 laps around the 2.5km trail) and 5km (2 laps around the 2.5km trail). There will be three classic tracks around the majority of the course. This is a classic-only race - no skating allowed! The trail is relatively flat, with two small hills. Michigan Cup: The 12km distance is a senior points race; the 5km distance awards junior points.

If on natural snow: There are two distances: 10km (2 laps around two 5km loops) and 5km (a 5km loop). The course will be double-tracked. This is a classic-only race - no skating allowed! The loops have rolling terrain - the second loop in the 10km has some big ups and downs!. Michigan Cup: The 10km distance is a senior points race; the 5km distance awards junior points.

This is the 11th running of the Krazy Klassic!

Online registration ends on Saturday, January 8 at 2:00pm.

AWARDS

The top three overall and the top three age group finishers win awards. The top three overall are removed from the age group awards. Age groups are:

Under 13
14-16
17-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70-79
80+

REGISTRATION

Registration for the Frosty Freestyle ends Friday, January 7, at noon.

Registration for the Krazy Klassic ends Saturday, January 8, at 2:00pm.

REGISTRATION: https://www.skisignup.com/Race/MI/Brighton/FrostyFest2022

You must sign up online - THERE IS NO DAY-OF-RACE REGISTRATION!

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