The start and finish of a Girls Junior Nationals Qualifier 6km race in cross country skiing this past Sunday at the 2012 Great Lakes Youth Ski Festival.
The start and finish of a Boys Junior Nationals Qualifier 6km race in cross country skiing this past Sunday at the 2012 Great Lakes Youth Ski Festival.
Locals Eli Brown and Amy Powell dominated the weekend, winning both the 50K Freestyle at the North American Vasa, then topping the podium at the 16k Gran Travers Classic.
Photos (452!) from the Junior National Qualifier in Houghton on February 4, 2012.
"Ya, the women's final sprint finish was just as exciting as the men's. It was a drag race between Sue, Amy, and Laura. You girls rock!"
The Vasa board president led a fired-up group of 250 VASA volunteers in the Heikki Lunta Snow Dance. It was truly a sight to see and the participants did a great job as it was snowing within minutes.
Nearly 1,400 skier raced the 2012 Marquette General Health System Noquemanon Ski Marathon under great conditions. Although windy, the wind was mainly from the back, and the snow firm with an inch or two of fresh snow on top.
Nick Baic has just released the GLD points to-date after the Jan 21 and 22 races National Junior Qualifiers in Ohio. Nineteen skiers have met the JNQ criteria.
2012 Ohio Nordic Flurry 3K Freestyle, 1K from finish line. This is where the top 5 J3/J4 boys all finished in a tight pack.
Peter Bruning took lots of start photos, plus photos and the 30k halfway point and finish.
Finally! A race with decent snow with - GASP! -set tracks. Skiers who avoided last week's iffy snow at the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic came out in droves for the 2012 Cote Dame Marie at Hanson Hills in Grayling, MI.
Local Nordic skiers competed in Junior National Qualifying races at the Boyne Valley Lodge and at Nub’s Nob this weekend.
Nothing in the calendar for the next thirty days.