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I do not know what kind of winter we will have, but I like THIS forecast better than most!

I do not know what kind of winter we will have, but I like THIS forecast better than most!

Reserve Fischer demo skis at Yellowstone Ski Festival
Reserve Fischer demo skis at Yellowstone Ski Festival

Reserve Fischer demo skis at Yellowstone Ski Festival

11/16/2018 - By Mike Muha

All the major ski vendors will be doing ski demos, but Fischer Skis has opened an online reservation system to make it easier. Instead of waiting in line you can reserve them ahead of time.

Improve skiing skills or learn to teach: Midwest Nordic Rendezvous
Improve skiing skills or learn to teach: Midwest Nordic Rendezvous

Improve skiing skills or learn to teach: Midwest Nordic Rendezvous

11/16/2018 - By Amy Powell

Join us for the third annual Midwest Nordic Rendezvous with our guest instructor Emily Lovett from Steamboat Springs, Colorado! Come and improve your own skiing skills or learn to become a ski instructor!

Coaching staff for US Cross Country Ski Team
Coaching staff for US Cross Country Ski Team

Coaching staff for US Cross Country Ski Team

11/15/2018 - By Reese Brown, USSA

The World Cup coaching staff has been consistent in the years leading up to Pyeong Chang and now leading into a World Championship year. Chris Grover enters his ninth season as head coach and is joined by veteran coaches Matt Whitcomb and Jason Cork.

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2018-19 US Cross Country Ski Team named
2018-19 US Cross Country Ski Team named

2018-19 US Cross Country Ski Team named

11/14/2018 - By Reese Brown, USSA

Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins (Afton, Minn.) leads the 16-member 2018-19 U.S. Cross Country Team, announced by U.S. Ski & Snowboard, with a strong focus on the 2019 World Cross Country Championships.

A training recommendation for Master Skiers specifically
A training recommendation for Master Skiers specifically

A training recommendation for Master Skiers specifically

11/6/2018 - By Ian Harvey

Are you happy with your overall ski experience or would you like to be faster and have a more diverse skiing experience?

Denny Paul wins wet and wild Roller Ski Time Trial
Denny Paul wins wet and wild Roller Ski Time Trial

Denny Paul wins wet and wild Roller Ski Time Trial

10/28/2018 - By Mike Muha

The weatherman had promised the light rain would stop for our Rollerski Time Trial and not return until well after we finished, but a light misty precipitation continued to...fall? Float?

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Making a better rollerski pole tip (or How I hacked the Jenex VP-RSTD10 ferrule)
Making a better rollerski pole tip (or How I hacked the Jenex VP-RSTD10 ferrule)

Making a better rollerski pole tip (or How I hacked the Jenex VP-RSTD10 ferrule)

10/21/2018 - By Frank Rynalski

I found a solution that remarkably cuts the shock / impact of the pole plants slamming into the pavement...and is reliable!

DNR open house: Leelanau State Park winter sports trail, Oct 15
DNR open house: Leelanau State Park winter sports trail, Oct 15

DNR open house: Leelanau State Park winter sports trail, Oct 15

10/9/2018 - By DNR

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on a winter sports trail that opened at Leelanau State Park in Leelanau County last winter.

Learn to put on a ski race, Nov 18-19
Learn to put on a ski race, Nov 18-19

Learn to put on a ski race, Nov 18-19

10/8/2018 - By USSA

USSA/FIS is offering a training seminar for individuals interested in putting on (competition committee/organizing committee work) or officiating (technical delegate/jury work) competitive cross country ski races.

www.rundlesport.com
Yellowstone Ski Festival starts Nov 20
Yellowstone Ski Festival starts Nov 20

Yellowstone Ski Festival starts Nov 20

10/7/2018 - By Yellowstone Ski Festival

Not only will you get great instruction and a fitness bump for skiing 1, 2, 3 or 5 days, but you'll be immersed in a touchstone event for the cross country ski culture, with on snow demos, an indoor expo and lectures in the evening.

Rollerski Time Trial at Maybury State Park, Oct 27
Rollerski Time Trial at Maybury State Park, Oct 27

Rollerski Time Trial at Maybury State Park, Oct 27

10/5/2018 - By Andy Liebner

Andy Liebner will host and time a FREE 10K Rollerski Time Trial at Maybury State Park in Northville, MI on Saturday, October 27th.

Help support Adaptive Nordic Sports
Help support Adaptive Nordic Sports

Help support Adaptive Nordic Sports

10/4/2018 - By CXC Skiing

We're offering our 5th Annual Bike Drawing to support adaptive nordic sports, to provide opportunities for cross country skiers through organized outreach, as well as providing access to sit-skis.

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UPCOMING

SAT, NOV 17, 2018

NordicSkiRacer long rollerski
West Boat Launch, Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

SUN, NOV 18, 2018

Learn to put on a ski race
West Yellowstone, MT

TUE, NOV 20, 2018

Yellowstone Ski Festival, Nov 20-24
West Yellowstone, MT

Yellowstone Ski Festival • November 20-24
West Yellowstone, Montana

Team NordicSkiRacer rollerski intervals
Maybury State Park, 8 Mile Rd entrance, Northville, MI

THU, NOV 22, 2018

Thanksgiving!
United States

FRI, NOV 23, 2018

Thanksgiving Weekend Sale: Bean Bomb Black Friday, Smartwool Small Business Saturday, & Fashion Show Sunday
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

CXC Masters Camps, Nov 23-25
Cable, Wisconsin

SAT, NOV 24, 2018

NordicSkiRacer long rollerski
West Boat Launch, Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

NordicSkiRacer long rollerski
West Boat Launch, Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

Thanksgiving Weekend Sale: Smartwool Small Business Saturday, & Fashion Show Sunday
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

More events...

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SAT, NOV 17

Hanson Hills: Hanson Hills Recreation Authority is a No Hunting park, so it's a safe place to ski on opening weekend of firearm deer hunting season. Although not groomed yet, it was a great ski, breaking trail through the woods & around the alpine ski hill. There was approx 3" heavy snow, along with many red oak leaves.

Bay Meadows GC: Snow squalls all day long resulted in a couple inches of new snow on an already good skied in track. Conditions for some might have been a little slow but it was snowing and it was a winter wonderland. Karen loves it when she has such great control. The trail is so skied in one might think it was rolled. Skiing is awesome and will be even better tomorrow morning when the temperature drops overnight. Would love to get over to Forebush to support those great folks but this is so close to my condo I could walk there. Love this place and all the great people.

Bay Meadows GC: Snow squalls all day long resulted in a couple inches of new snow on an already good skied in track. Conditions for some might have been a little slow but it was snowing and it was a winter wonderland. Karen loves it when she has such great control. The trail is so skied in one might think it was rolled. Skiing is awesome and will be even better tomorrow morning when the temperature drops overnight. Would love to get over to Forebush to support those great folks but this is so close to my condo I could walk there. Love this place and all the great people.

Blueberry Ridge: 2-3 more inches of snow on the trails. Trails still pretty uneven and squirrely, but snow is relatively fast and hard packed. Hoping for more this week!

Forbush Corner: First skate of the year. Groomed up pretty nice. Good coverage, thin in the normal places but easily navigated. Looking forward to tomorrow. Rock skis for sure, but no new dings that I know of :)

Kensington Metropark: 10:40am just finished skiing. The snow is wetter and softer, so less good. It is supposed to freeze overnight, so early morning skiing might be OK!

Kensington Metropark: Out on the golf course fairways as I write 8:55am). Not bad! Transformed damp snow. I'm on my classic Super Skis (they can ski over gravel and sticks without care). Tony is skating the good areas and doublepoling between fairways. Rock skis only!

Forbush Corner: Larry’s says it is grooming out well enough to ski. We will be open today. Expect early season conditions.

FRI, NOV 16

ABR Trails: Trails are looking good for the opener tomorrow. We should have about 40 km open and 20 -25 is tracked. There are some thin areas and some ice spots in the lowlands from melting. See you at 9am Saturday

Bay Meadows GC: First ski of the season at Bay Meadows Golf Course with Kathy Cook-Dowd & Janine Hardin, and ok, except my lack of fitness & balance on the uneven snow. Thanks to the VSC members who have skied in a trail. Some of the asphalt cart path is exposed, so be careful. And, of course, respect the greens.

Hanson Hills: Although we have not started our grooming process yet. Trails have 2-3 inches of coverage. that would provide for some great wilderness skiing. Warmer weather is predicted for the future so we will be holding off on grooming. Feel free to adventure out onto the trails, All main trails have been cleared and mowed (PRE-snowstorm) Wilderness Loop ( Section 1, Wanderlust, and Bucksnort were mowed and cleared (PRE-snowstorm).

Lodge will not be open this weekend.

More trail reports...

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