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Man-made snow is MUCH better than no snow! Many skiers in southeast Michigan were taking advantage of the sugar-snow on Buck's Run at Huron Meadows today.

Man-made snow is MUCH better than no snow! Many skiers in southeast Michigan were taking advantage of the sugar-snow on Buck's Run at Huron Meadows today.

Tricky conditions in Davos freestyle sprint
Tricky conditions in Davos freestyle sprint

Tricky conditions in Davos freestyle sprint

12/21/2014 - By USSA

Kikkan Randall finished 9th in the Davos sprint, even after losing it on some ice. Sophie Caldwell slipped climbing the sprint course uphill, landing briefly on her knees, finishing 11th.

Liz Stephen skis to 12th in Davos 10K freestyle
Liz Stephen skis to 12th in Davos 10K freestyle

Liz Stephen skis to 12th in Davos 10K freestyle

12/20/2014 - By USSA

Liz Stephen (East Montpelier, VT) skied a strong 10k effort to finish a minute back from dominant Norwegian Marit Bjoergen in Saturday’s freestyle event in Davos – a big confidence booster.

Field reports from the Rossland, Canada SuperTour Races
Field reports from the Rossland, Canada SuperTour Races

Field reports from the Rossland, Canada SuperTour Races

12/18/2014 - By Patrick O'Brien

Conditions starting out on Thursday and Friday were warm with lots of rain falling and temperatures above freezing. Temperatures were projected to fall a bit overnight but never dropped super low due to cloud cover...

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Four US skiers qualify for sprint
Four US skiers qualify for sprint

Four US skiers qualify for sprint

12/14/2014 - By USSA

Ida Sargent, Sophie Caldwell, Kikkan Randall and Andy Newell all qualified for the freestyle sprint in Davos, Switzerland.

Waxing for artificial snow
Waxing for artificial snow

Waxing for artificial snow

12/14/2014 - By Dan Meyer

With warmer weather forecasted this week, the man-made snow at Huron Meadows Metropark and the Cross Country Ski Headquarters may be the only snow around. It seemed appropriate to post something about waxing for artificial snow.

US women 21, 22, and 23 at Davos 10k classic
US women 21, 22, and 23 at Davos 10k classic

US women 21, 22, and 23 at Davos 10k classic

12/14/2014 - By USSA

The U.S. women demonstrated their collective potential finishing together with Liz Stephen (E. Montpelier, VT) in 20th, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) in 21st and Sadie Bjornsen (Winthrop, WA) in 22nd, just six seconds apart from each other and forty seconds.

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Shake it off
Shake it off

Shake it off

12/11/2014 - By Anja Gruber

Friday's sprint qualifier felt like your typical first race: Too short, too fast and all over the place. At least, I thought, it was only going to get better from there...

Sadie Bjornsen 18th overall in Lillehammer mini-tour
Sadie Bjornsen 18th overall in Lillehammer mini-tour

Sadie Bjornsen 18th overall in Lillehammer mini-tour

12/8/2014 - By USSA

Sadie Bjornsen skied strong to finish 18th overall in Sunday’s 10k pursuit race, the last of the Lillehammer World Cup mini tour, and 18th overall for the tour.

Jessie Diggins gets 15th in Lillehammer 5K
Jessie Diggins gets 15th in Lillehammer 5K

Jessie Diggins gets 15th in Lillehammer 5K

12/7/2014 - By USSA

Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team with a gutsy 15th place finish in the 5k freestyle second stage of the three-day Lillehammer World Cup mini tour.

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Sadie Bjornsen 21st in Lillehammer freestyle sprint
Sadie Bjornsen 21st in Lillehammer freestyle sprint

Sadie Bjornsen 21st in Lillehammer freestyle sprint

12/6/2014 - By USSA

Bjornsen was the lone American to advance to the heats after qualifying in 16th place, eventually placing 21st overall in the freestyle sprint. Andrew Newell took 36th for the men.

Nordic race suit giveaway
Nordic race suit giveaway

Nordic race suit giveaway

12/6/2014 - By Ben Wizner

Sign-up for your chance to win your own custom Nordic race suit! TWO lucky winners will be drawn on Friday, December 12. Each will have the opportunity to design their very own custom Nordic race suit with Borah’s Individual-Custom design center.

Michigan Cup race calendar for 2014-2015 includes Fun Series
Michigan Cup race calendar for 2014-2015 includes Fun Series

Michigan Cup race calendar for 2014-2015 includes Fun Series

12/2/2014 - By Mike Muha

The first real points race for the new season is coming up on Saturday, December 20 with Lakes of the North, followed the next day by Wintersonnewende at Michawye. New this year is the Michigan Cup Fun Series, where racers can earn 10 participation points

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UPCOMING

SAT, DEC 27, 2014

Learn to Ski - Midland area
Midland, MI

Learn to Ski for Free
Cross Country Ski Headquarters

MON, DEC 29, 2014

GLD XC Ski Clinic, Dec 29-31
Shanty Creek, Summit Lodge, Bellaire, MI

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TRAINING LOG

SUN, DEC 21: XC Ski-Skate, 1:21, Aerobic Threshold

SAT, DEC 20: XC Ski-Classic, 1:41, Long slow distance

WED, DEC 17: Rollerski-Skate, 1:08, Aerobic threshold

THU, DEC 11: XC Ski-Skate, 1:04, Aerobic threshold

SAT, DEC 6: XC Ski-Skate, 2:10, Long slow distance

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

MON, DEC 22

Al Quaal: One more short ski at Munising XC Ski Trail at Pictured Rocks, following the North Country Trail in deep classic tracks. No skating or fat tire biking on this trail. A little crusty this afternoon after drizzle this morning. F has some frozen leaf crossings & H is too steep for me without some fresh snow, but love the views of Munising Bay & Grand Island from the wooded cliff!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Still great skiing this morning. Sunny and fast.

Valley Spur: Corduroy & deep classic tracks, what more could you ask Santa for? This is skier heaven, sheer bliss!

SUN, DEC 21

Stokely Creek: GReat skiing on groomed trails - Carole and I skied for 2.5 hours. Not all trails are groomed for a long enjoyable ski. Early season creek crossing conditions but no problem avoiding occassional bare spots at these crossing. Don't return on Home Run HIll until more snow - middle hill has numerous gravel spots - it should have been closed - first scratch in brand new skis - bummer

Huron Meadows Metropark: Just a quick shout out to the maintenance and operations staff at Huron Meadows for working so hard to bring some skiing to snow depleted S.E. Michigan. Also thanks to all you GREAT supporters of the Metroparks!
Park Manager Cyr

Huron Meadows Metropark: Classic tracks are set this morning! Skate lane freshly groomed!

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