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!
Many people think that if the snow is especially cold or abrasive then this is when they should use X-Cold Powder. While this might work much of the time, I wanted to make clear when X-Cold Powder is the most effective.
Taking lessons and watching videos can really help you grasp the complexity of the gliding with ease on snow crystals. 2 years ago, I spent the time to make these and published them, making them free for all to learn and improve from.
We are cancelling all together MNR this year. It will not be happening at Forbush due to decreased number/interest and snow conditions, etc.
Unfortunately, the Winter Wolf Skiathlon that is scheduled for Saturday January 7th is canceled due to poor snow conditions.
Moving forward there will be NO COST for Junior Noque skiers to participate as registration fees, and some primary operational expenses, will be covered annually through this generous gift in memory of Cheri Rundman.
Join us for our 7th annual Midwest Nordic Rendezvous with our guest xc ski instructor Lindsey Dehlin, two-time Olympian from Marquette, MI!
The Vasa Ski Club is hosting an opportunity to improve your xc ski instruction and/or coaching skills through participation and completion of a Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Certification Hybrid Clinic.
We have received official confirmation that Detroit Public Schools is bring out 7 groups of 50 kids to Huron Meadows Metropark to cross country ski. We can use some instructors!
Wax recommendations for the this weekend's Junior National Qualifer races!
The Nub’s Nob XC Ski Academy is all about fun and fundamentals for junior skiers. Students learn in small groups with the same instructor and friends each week. Each lesson grows from the last...
A ton of cool stuff!
The Michigan Cup skiathlon is a highlight of the upcoming race season!
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.