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!
Due to lack of snow and three race cancellations, the Frosty Festival of Races became the Michigan Cup Opener. Host club, Team Nordic Ski Racer took full advantage and opened a commanding lead in the Brumbaugh Cup standings.
I qualified for my first World Cup races and will be competing in Les Rousses, France and Toblach, Italy! And I was a former Michigan Cup skier!
We will have enough snow to hold the Larry Kanaby Memorial Classic Race on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at Forbush Corner.
Crazy weather has forced us to come up with White Pine Stampede 2.0, an alternative race which utilizes the resort’s King of the Hill Nordic trail. This trail has plenty of man-made snow, and traverses the perimeter of their ski hill, Schuss Mountain.
The United States Ski Pole Company is returning to sponsor the Noque this year after a few years of absence due to COVID-19. Please stop by our booth in the Dome on either day and check out our newly released poles.
We have concluded that the Flying Squirrel Freestyle will not be held this Sunday Jan 22. Even if we get the snow that is forecast on Thursday, it is less than certain that we could guarantee safe, well-groomed trails.
Demo the new Fischer Helium Skate Skis and preorder a pair for next season at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters this weekend, January 21 and 22, 2023!
The race directors for the Cote Dame Marie and Boyne Vistas Classic officially cancelled their events this coming weekend because of lack of snow.
The Salomon CXC Junior and Youth Cup planned for Jan 28-29, 2023 in Traverse City, Michigan at Hickory Hills Ski Area will be moved to a new venue due to low natural snow conditions in Traverse City.
In a repeat of last year's Krazy Klassic, Team NordicSkiRacer Brad Baas and Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop skier Rebecca Davis won the 2023 Krazy Klassic 10km. Both racers doublepoled the entire course.
Once again, Adam Haberkorn and the crew at Huron Meadows Metropark in Brighton, Michagin, performed a miracle to get man-made snow down on the course in time for the Frosty Freestyle.
The Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic will officially open this year's Michigan Cup. Get races in now: next weekend doesn't look very promising...
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.