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Milan Baic brings it home at the Noquemanon Ski Marathon. Milan was 4th overall and first in the Male 55 to 59 age class in teh 50k Classic division. (Photo: Francis Upton)

Milan Baic brings it home at the Noquemanon Ski Marathon. Milan was 4th overall and first in the Male 55 to 59 age class in teh 50k Classic division. (Photo: Francis Upton)

UPDATED: Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup races
UPDATED: Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup races

UPDATED: Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup races

1/29/2015 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations (Fast Wax, Toko, Solda so far...) for this weekend's Michigan Cup cross country ski races at Forbush Corner, Hanson Hills, and Boyne Mountain.

Vasa Tuesday Sprint results: Jan 27
Vasa Tuesday Sprint results: Jan 27

Vasa Tuesday Sprint results: Jan 27

1/29/2015 - By Mark Esper

Results from the Vasa Ski Club Tuesday Night 4k Freestyle Sprints on January 27, 2015 at Hickory Ridge.

XC Ski Headquarters an Outside Magazine
XC Ski Headquarters an Outside Magazine

XC Ski Headquarters an Outside Magazine "Nordic Mecca"

1/27/2015 - By Mike Muha

Outside Magazine named six cross country ski destinations, including Michigan's own Cross Country Ski Headquarters, as "America's Nordic Skiing Meccas".

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Sixteen named to World Championships Team
Sixteen named to World Championships Team

Sixteen named to World Championships Team

1/27/2015 - By USSA

Liz Stephen, Kikkan Randall and Simi Hamilton lead a team of 16 cross country athletes named by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to compete in the FIS Nordic Ski World Championships.

Jessie Diggins 5th in skiathlon
Jessie Diggins 5th in skiathlon

Jessie Diggins 5th in skiathlon

1/27/2015 - By USSA

For the second time in as many days, Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) posted a fifth place in a World Cup. Sunday’s 15km skiathlon marked the strongest result from Diggins in a distance race this season.

Jessie Diggins 5th in snowy Rybinsk sprint
Jessie Diggins 5th in snowy Rybinsk sprint

Jessie Diggins 5th in snowy Rybinsk sprint

1/27/2015 - By USSA

After a strong qualification that saw seven Americans move through to the rounds, Jessie Diggins moved through the heats to finish fifth overall and to lead the U.S. at the World Cup freestyle sprint Saturday in Rybinsk.

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Liz Stephen 1st women to podium in World Cup- distance race
Liz Stephen 1st women to podium in World Cup- distance race

Liz Stephen 1st women to podium in World Cup- distance race

1/27/2015 - By USSA

Liz Stephen finished second on Friday in the 10k freestyle race in Rybinsk, Russia—the top World Cup distance result by an American woman.

Borah Teamwear expands to 25 Nordic race suit designs
Borah Teamwear expands to 25 Nordic race suit designs

Borah Teamwear expands to 25 Nordic race suit designs

1/26/2015 - By Ben Wizner

From head to toe, Borah Teamwear has expanded its retail Nordic collection to over 25 stock XC race suit designs and matching XC Tassel hats.

Trolls do well at 2015 Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Trolls do well at 2015 Noquemanon Ski Marathon

Trolls do well at 2015 Noquemanon Ski Marathon

1/25/2015 - By Mike Muha

The Trolls bettered the Yoopers at the 2015 Noquemanon Ski Marathon. The top two Michigan skiers in the premier 50K Classic event were Milan Baic, Daniel Yankus (men) and Kaitlyn Patterson and Rebecca Davis (women).

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Wax recommendations for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Wax recommendations for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon

Wax recommendations for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon

1/22/2015 - By Mike Muha

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

Brumbaugh Cup scoring to date
Brumbaugh Cup scoring to date

Brumbaugh Cup scoring to date

1/21/2015 - By Chris Jones

Here is the Brumbaugh Cup scoring for top senior team for the Frosty Freestyle, Frosty Classic and the Cote Dame Marie.

Vasa Tuesday Sprint results: Jan 20
Vasa Tuesday Sprint results: Jan 20

Vasa Tuesday Sprint results: Jan 20

1/21/2015 - By Mark Esper

Results from the Vasa Ski Club Tuesday Night 4k Classic Sprints on January 20, 2015 at Hickory Ridge.

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UPCOMING

FRI, JAN 30, 2015

Super Bowl Weekend Hut to Hut
Stokely Creek Lodge, Goulais River, ON, Canada

SAT, JAN 31, 2015

Full Moon Night Skiing
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Meijer State Games Of Michigan - Forbush 8K/17K Freestyle
Forbush Corner, Frederic, MI

Boyne Mountain GLD JNQ Freestyle Race
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI

Fire Grilled Pizzas on the Sun Deck
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Learn to Ski - Midland area
Midland, MI

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

SUN, FEB 1, 2015

Meijer State Games Of Michigan - Hanson Hills 12K Classic
Hanson Hills Recreation Area, Grayling, MI

Boyne Mountain GLD JNQ Freestyle Sprint
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI

Ohio Nordic Championships 5K Classic or 10K Skate
Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland, OH

TUE, FEB 3, 2015

Vasa Ski Club Tuesday Night Sprint Races
Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City, MI

WED, FEB 4, 2015

Hanson Hills Nordic Headlamp Racing Series
Hanson Hills Recreation Area, Grayling, MI

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Classic Ski
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

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TRAINING LOG

THU, JAN 22: XC Ski-Doublepole, :50, Aerobic threshold

TUE, JAN 20: XC Ski-Skate, 1:34, Pace

SAT, JAN 17: XC Ski-Classic, 3:14, Long slow distance

THU, JAN 15: XC Ski-Classic, 1:09, Aerobic threshold

TUE, JAN 13: XC Ski-Skate, 1:07, Aerobic threshold

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

FRI, JAN 30

Independance Oaks: 1 inch of new snow over a good base, not groomed but still very good

Maybury State Park: Fresh, clean double tracks, shallow to moderately deep, extremely nice. "A" skis no problem. VR30/40 kick wax. Sunny, shielded from wind. Trevor rocks Maybury XC!

Muskegon Winter Sports Complex: Trails are fair for the amount of snow. Fast skating, hard packed and a little stumbly. We need more snow!

Muncie Lakes Pathway: Perfect tracks thanks to DNR groomer Mark & the trail grooming supporters' contributions. Fast 2 hr training ski for Ian to the lakes & Boardman River, up & down the hills, yee-haw! Used waxless skinny skis since tracks are filled with red oak leaves in several areas.

Maybury State Park: Finished grooming around 1:30 today. We had some minor issues with the trail condition. I removed all the down limbs, sticks and some of the leaves. The trail looks very nice, but the snow is to dry/cold to compact well for the set tracks. The tracks are a little shallow but i'd say its not bad. Hopefully they will firm up some tonight, and I might clean in up some in the morning depending on conditions. I will be lighting the fireplace early to get the building heated and the atmosphere set for a perfect winter day! Don't let the cold scare you off, its perfect weather to be out skiing!

Vasa Trail: Vasa groomers continue to work wonders with marginal snowfall. Grooming runs Thursday and this morning made the most of 4" of light powder. Around the Headwaters and 10K, the classic tracks were excellent this morning, with just a few bare spots in tree covered areas. The fresh powder made for a soft skate lane, but welcome control on downhills. Great skiing. Will likely be a busy weekend, so hoping for more snow to keep up with traffic.

Valley Spur: . Rolled and groomed all loops this morning. Light snow in the forecast for tonight and temps in the low twenties tomorrow will make for a superb day of skiing at Valley Spur. Get out there now before the cold temps hit! The Lodge is open and the wood stove is hot!

Boyne Mountain: Trails are grooming out beautiful today! The extra two inches of snow last night made a lot of difference! Boyne Mountain will be ready for the junior xc qualifiers this weekend!!

Hanson Hills: Lodge and trails open at 9am. Groomers are out this morning making everything look pretty. Skate lanes groomed on all trails. Tracks were set last night on everything except the red and wilderness.

Don't forget the Meijer State Games - Hanson Hills Classic this Sunday!! 12KM of perfect set track!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We received close to 4 inches of fresh snow yesterday, and packed and snow combed all the trails all day long. The snow was too warm, however, to set molded tracks, but we will set deep molded tracks this morning at first light on all trails. With the cold temps from last night the skating lanes are firming up. Excellent conditions for skating and classical skiing are on tap for today!
Forecast:
Today: Partly cloudy. High 16F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph..
Tonight: Partly cloudy this evening, then becoming cloudy after midnight. A few flurries are possible. Low 8F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. A few flurries are possible. High 31F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday night: PCloudy skies. Low 3F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday: Cloudy. High 8F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.
Today’s lunch special is Classic XCHQ Chili. It’s a time tested recipe from years ago, with just the right amount of kick. Served with a warm multi grain roll and butter. We will also be serving fresh, made-to-order paninis served on Stone House Bread from Traverse City, plus other delicious baked goods.
Join us this Saturday evening for Full Moon Night Skiing! From 6:00-8:00pm, we will light the Trappers Cabin trail with torches, and also host a bonfire at Trappers Cabin with complimentary hot cocoa. If you need to rent skis, be sure to show up by 7:00pm at the latest.
Get ready for this weekends races by having your skis waxed by our wax pros! The “Let it Snow Sale” continues. Shop great deals on ski packages, racing skis, racing boots and X-C ski clothing. Free demos on all ski models today and everyday. It’s going to be an awesome weekend of skiing!
Lynne, Bob, Mariah, Stu, Fran, Brian, Erin, Matt, Steve, Sarah B., Gage, Kerrigan, Leah, Sarah L., Matt B & Crew

THU, JAN 29

Forbush Corner: We received about 4" of snow overnight and during the day. Already tilled most of the trails this afternoon. The plan is to plate tomorrow in prep for the race on Saturday. Trails will be available for non-racers too. There will be tracks set on the race course. Registration opens at 8 AM on Saturday morning. Stay tuned for more updates ...

20% off everything in the store this weekend too !!!

Vasa Trail: Hi, as a member of the "crack of noon" ski club that was even further delayed due to having to snow blow the 1 inch predicted snow ( which ended up being 4 to 7) and getting to the VASA later in the afternoon it WAS groomed but soft. A great day to be out there with the junior middle after school program seeing the kids have so much fun. It is snowing again tonight and blowing hard. Great to have winter back again in full force. Curt Peterson

City Forest: City Forest received just over an inch of tacky snow today. Unfortunately, with an ice base (where there is any), grooming is not possible. For now, conditions are good for classic, but not the best for skate skiing.

Valley Spur: Excellent skating this AM on fresh corduroy, all trails groomed. 28 degrees, fast and controllable, come on UP and enjoy.

Crystal Mountain: I took the LMC out today.Yeah:) Everything turned out great-even got Squirrel open. Come out and ski while conditions are good. Greg will probably go out tomorrow with the snowmobile groomer and touch up anything that gets drifted over tonight.

Shanty Creek - Schuss Mtn: 4"+ dense system snow + a complete LMC groom left great conditions.

Lost Lakes (Dubonnet) Pathway: 2-4" new snow for skiers delight! Skied-in track on back 2 loops with BC65s. Great glide on flat trail, 6.5 miles in 1:45 hrs. Such a nice change from hard pack Vasa! Ready for The Outfitters Loppet from Harbor Springs to Cross Village on Sunday with 10 TC & HS friends!

Vasa Trail: disappointed. Tough skating today . Left timber ridge at 11:45. Vasa not groomed. Went toward 10k and that wasn't groomed either. Came back and did loops around timber ridge. It had been recently groomed and rolled so was nice but soft. Excited for all this fresh snow.

Hanson Hills: Lodge and Trails open at 9am.

Great News!! It is snowing!! So far we have 2 inches of accumulation and counting!! Groomers are out packing the much needed new snowfall. Going to be a slow powder day. We will reset tracks on all trails Friday.

Going to be a good weekend for Ski Racing!!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Good news! As of 7am this morning we have received upwards of 2 inches of fresh dense snow and the forecast is calling for more throughout the day! We will start packing and grooming all the trails very early this morning and will continue to groom and set fresh tracks all day. Fresh groomed snow conditions will prevail.

Forecast:
Today: Snow this morning will transition to snow showers this afternoon. High 31F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph, becoming NW and increasing to 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 100%. 1 – 3 inches of snow expected.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies. Windy this evening. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Low 6F. Winds NNW at 20 to 30 mph.
Friday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High around 15F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday night: Partly cloudy skies in the evening, then becoming cloudy overnight. A few flurries are possible. Low near 5F. Winds light and variable.
Saturday: Overcast. High 29F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Today’s lunch special is Bob’s Favorite Tuna Panini: albacore tuna, sliced black olives, sliced jalapenos, spinach, sliced fresh tomatoes and swiss cheese, grilled to perfection on Stone House bread. We will also be serving piping hot chili and other tasty paninis!

Get ready for this weekends races by having your skis waxed by our wax pros!

The “Let it Snow Sale” continues. Shop great deals on ski packages, racing skis, racing boots and X-C ski clothing. Free demos on all ski models today and everyday.

Let it keep snowing!

Lynne, Bob, Mariah, Stu, Fran, Brian, Erin, Matt, Steve, Sarah B., Gage, Kerrigan, Leah, Sarah L., Matt B & Crew

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