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!
At Cross Country Ski Headquarters, getting people on the snow and having fun is our number one priority. This winter, we’re adding some new and bringing back some favorite special events to amplify the fun.
Nubs Nob in Harbor Spring, Michigan, has added some new cross-country terrain. The Upper Red Loop was extended by a 1/2 mile on its northern extremity and Nubs re-routed the Lower Red Loop to follow flatter, more forgiving terrain for beginners.
hree-time Olympic medalist Jessie Diggins, and two-time Olympians Rosie Brennan and Scott Patterson return to lead the team into the 2023 World Championship season.
Mark your calendar for February 11 & 12, and plan to join us for another great skiing and winter sports bash.
Many of our Junior slkiers have conflicts with their Cross-Country Running schedules and are not able to compete, so we've cancelled the event until next summer.
Crystal Community Ski Club Programs plans an 8k (senior) and 5k (junior) rollerski race to the top of Crystal Mountain on October 16, 2022.
Registration for the 2023 Noquemanon Ski Marathon is now open! The registration pricing schedule for all events is listed below - note that our best rate of $75 is available throughout the entire month of September.
Michigan Tech will host the 2023 Toyota U.S. Cross Country Ski National Championships presented by Hampton Inn & Suites of Houghton at the Tech Trails from January 2-7, 2023.
The CXC Cup Schedule for the Junior National Qualifying events is now set for 2022-2023 ski season. Two of the events will be held in Michigan, including races at Hickory Hills in Traverse City on January 28-29 and another weekend in Houghton on December.
I am seeking your support again this year to help raise a minimum of $3,000 for cancer research via Pelotonia 2022. You may recall that I rode 103 miles for Pelotonia last year and with your help, I was successful raising over $10,000.
The FIS Cross Country Committee (CCC) votes 57% to 33% that women and men will race the same distances starting with the upcoming World Cup season. The vote was approved by the FIS Council.
Final team and individual standings for the 2022 Michigan Cup Cross Country Ski Racing Series.
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.