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Pack of racers led by Lew Tripp at the 2016 Forbush Freestyle. (Photo: Blair Zordell)

Pack of racers led by Lew Tripp at the 2016 Forbush Freestyle. (Photo: Blair Zordell)

O'Hearn and Patterson smoke all comers at White Pine Stampede
O'Hearn and Patterson smoke all comers at White Pine Stampede

O'Hearn and Patterson smoke all comers at White Pine Stampede

2/7/2016 - By Mike Muha

Says Jay Woodbeck: "John O'Hearn took the lead 3k in and never looked back. He gained a sizeable gap and held it to the end, soloing the 45k. Quite impressive. Felt like I needed slush skis because he scorched the trail."

Get waxing! White Pine Stampede wax recommendations
Get waxing! White Pine Stampede wax recommendations

Get waxing! White Pine Stampede wax recommendations

2/4/2016 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup cross country ski races: The White Pine Stampede 50k and 20k.

The right way to apply a Toko Tribloc HF Blue and XCold Powder mix
The right way to apply a Toko Tribloc HF Blue and XCold Powder mix

The right way to apply a Toko Tribloc HF Blue and XCold Powder mix

2/2/2016 - By Ian Harvey

The XCold Powder makes your skis have better breakaway speed - they accelerate better in cold snow...but only if you apply it correctly!

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PHOTOS: 2016 Fobush Freestyle by Blair Zordell
PHOTOS: 2016 Fobush Freestyle by Blair Zordell

PHOTOS: 2016 Fobush Freestyle by Blair Zordell

2/2/2016 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Blair Zordell took over hundred photos of the 2016 Forbush Freestyle!

RESULTS: Michael Davis and Rebecca Davis win Hanson Hills Classic
RESULTS: Michael Davis and Rebecca Davis win Hanson Hills Classic

RESULTS: Michael Davis and Rebecca Davis win Hanson Hills Classic

1/31/2016 - By Mike Muha

It was in the mid-30's with a bit of sun at the Hanson Hills 12km Classic. Part of the Meijer State Games of Michigan, the forecast had been for rain, but the downpour waited until all the racers were in.

RESULTS: Alex Vanias and Ellen Witala win Forbush Freestyle
RESULTS: Alex Vanias and Ellen Witala win Forbush Freestyle

RESULTS: Alex Vanias and Ellen Witala win Forbush Freestyle

1/31/2016 - By Mike Muha

It was a two lap course for the 17km Forbush Freestyle, part of the Meijer State Games of Michigan. The temperature at the start was around 29. Conditions softened up by the second lap.

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Vasa Ski Club sprint results: 1/26/2016
Vasa Ski Club sprint results: 1/26/2016

Vasa Ski Club sprint results: 1/26/2016

1/28/2016 - By Mark Esper

Vasa Ski Clud sprint results: Freestyle Sprints at Hickory Hills on January 26, 2016.

Get waxing! Michigan Cup and GLD  waxing recommendations
Get waxing! Michigan Cup and GLD  waxing recommendations

Get waxing! Michigan Cup and GLD waxing recommendations

1/28/2016 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup and GLD cross country ski races.

RESULTS: 2016 Noquemanon Ski Marathon
RESULTS: 2016 Noquemanon Ski Marathon

RESULTS: 2016 Noquemanon Ski Marathon

1/23/2016 - By Sam Graci

Kyle Bratrud and Natalia Naryshkina win the 50K classic. Eli Brown and Ellen Wittalla were the top lower peninsula 50k classic skiers, each finishing just off the podium in fourth place.

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Two PSIA classes offered at Crystal Mountain
Two PSIA classes offered at Crystal Mountain

Two PSIA classes offered at Crystal Mountain

1/22/2016 - By Amy Powell

PSIA is offering two classes at Crystal Mountain Resort starting January 30, 2016: XC Fundamentals Workshop/Instructor Training Workshop, and Cross Country Level 1,2,3.

Volunteers needed for Forbush Freestyle
Volunteers needed for Forbush Freestyle

Volunteers needed for Forbush Freestyle

1/22/2016 - By Mario Kennedy

We are in need of volunteers for several pre-race and race day activities, which include and are not limited to registration, food prep, award ceremony, race course set up and race course monitoring/water.

Get waxing! Noquemanon waxing recommendations
Get waxing! Noquemanon waxing recommendations

Get waxing! Noquemanon waxing recommendations

1/21/2016 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup cross country ski race, the Noquemanon Ski Marathon.

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UPCOMING

TUE, FEB 9, 2016

Nub's Nob Nordic Ski Series - Skate
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

Washtenaw Ski Touring Club Public Meeting - Weather
Kerrytown Concert House (415 N. 4th Avenue Ann Arbor, MI)

WED, FEB 10, 2016

2016 Masters World Cup: Relays
Vuokatti, Finland

Nub's Nob Nordic Ski Series - Skate
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

THU, FEB 11, 2016

2016 Masters World Cup: Classic long distances
Vuokatti, Finland

FRI, FEB 12, 2016

2016 Masters World Cup: Freestyle long distances
Vuokatti, Finland

Winter Fest Night Skiing
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

SAT, FEB 13, 2016

North American Vasa
Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City, MI

CCSA Championships
St. Paul, Minn.

Gourmet Chili Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

XCHQ: Learn to Ski for Free
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

SUN, FEB 14, 2016

CCSA Championships
St. Paul, Minn.

Grand Travers Classic 6/16k
Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City, MI

Washtenaw Ski Touring Club Ski/Hike - Maybury State Park
Maybury State Park (8 Mile Road entrance, Northville, MI)

Gourmet Chili Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

More events...

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TRAINING LOG

THU, JAN 28: Run, :40, Hill interval

WED, JAN 27: Off, TRAVEL

TUE, JAN 26: Off, TRAVEL

SUN, JAN 24: XC Ski-Skate, 1:20, Skate technique work

SUN, JAN 24: XC Ski-Classic, :40, Classic technique work

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

MON, FEB 8

Huron Meadows Metropark: The trail will be groomed Tuesday and staff will be adding snow Wednesday and Thursday mornings to get the trail back to the usual.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Bucks Run in the woods is still skiable. But, not much more than that. Combination of ice, dirty snow, and soft snow. Lots of ruts are frozen in place. The classic track still exists, but is all ice. The trail to the woods can be double poled, but isn't suitable for skiing.
Overall, it's better than roller skiing, and that's about it.

Hanson Hills: Nice Firm Base on all trails. Groomer is scratching up skate lanes this morning. Firm Tracks on all trails.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We had a great weekend of skiing, with plenty of sunshine and blue skies yesterday. It got down into the mid 20's last night, so Groomer Henry will have great results Ginzu snow combing wide, firm skating lanes and resetting fresh tracks where needed early this morning. We have a 10 to 13 inch base and there is 14 to 19 inches of snow in the woods on all 8 trails. Conditions are great!

Our lunch special today is the Rocky Mountain Chipotle Veggie Wrap. Spinach, tomato, red onion, bell peppers, banana peppers, homemade hummus, provolone and swiss cheese, with chipotle mayo in a giant wrap! Grilled to perfection by chef Ryan and served with Great Lakes Potato Chips and a pickle. Perfect if you ate too many chicken wings at last night’s Super Bowl. Don’t miss the Winter Wonderland Sale, especially if you're interested in the new Fischer Speedmax boots or skis, or the new Salomon Carbon Skate Lab skis. Free demos every day!

Should be another great day out there!

- Lynne, Bob, Mariah, Stu, Fran, Brian, Erin, Matt V., Ryan, Gage, Grant, Lexi, Michele, Michelle, Matt B., Carl, and the crew

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