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!
The Beech Nut Jr. Nordic Race at Nub's Nob on Sunday February 5, 2023 offered races for kids ages 4 to 14.
The fourth Michigan Cup race went off without a hitch! The Larry Kanaby Memorial Classic race at Forbush Corner took advantage of both man-made and natural snow. Seniors skied 12km, juniors went 8km.
All Saturday February 11th races will run on a revised 6k loop: 6k, 12k, and 18k distances. Sunday's races are cancelled.
The White Pine defied Mother Nature and successfully pulled off a 3rd race for the Michigan Cup Series. It was a challenging race that started at 7:00am under the lights of the Schuss Mountain downhills slopes.
With the North American Vasa race weekend only 8 days away we have a mixed bag of news for you...
UPDATED: Wax recommendations for this weekend's races! The White Pine Stampede AND Forbush Classic recommendations are available.
Here are some general grip waxing principles and then some Toko-specific tips. How you wax your skis has a lot to do with not only the conditions but also your skis and how they are related to you.
I think the best way to look at cold snow from a practical or usable point of view is to break cold snow down into cold and slow, cold, and cold and fast. Each wax has its “sweet spot” and there is no one wax that performs best in each.
There is currently one foot of snow in the woods with more on the way. The entire system has survived the warm temperatures and rain and has been groomed since early January.
Chris Weingartz, my dear old friend and ski buddy passed away last Wednesday, the 25th of January. He was 67 years old. He had a fairly long bout with cancer, one that we thought he had largely won six months back, but that was not to be.
Wax recommendations for the JNQ races in Brillion, Wisconson, and the Noquemanon Ski Marathon.
What do snow, volunteers, snowshoers, and Oleson's Food Stores have to do with the 2023 North American Vasa?
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.