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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!

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.

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?

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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?

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Minneapolis to host FIS Cross Country World Cup in 2020
Minneapolis to host FIS Cross Country World Cup in 2020

Minneapolis to host FIS Cross Country World Cup in 2020

9/28/2018 - By USSA

The International Ski Federation (FIS) today officially confirmed that Minnesota will host a World Cup cross-country ski event in Minneapolis in March 2020.

"World Class" a thrilling book!

9/28/2018 - By Ernie Brumbaugh

World Class is a new book about the rise of the US Women's Ski Team to world-class status. Peggy Shinn has written a thrilling account of the origins of cross country skiing in in the US in general and the US Women's Cross Country Ski Team in particular.

More News...

www.cxcacademy.com/

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

More events...

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

THU, NOV 15

Bay Meadows GC: Glad to see so many trail reports, as mentioned earlier by another skier, Bay Meadows still has some very good skiing. The skate loop is around 2.5 K and has been skied in nicely. Skied over 20k with Milan.

Bay Meadows GC: Still good skating as of noon today. Grass beginning to show near the road but avoidable

Michaywe: Golf course at Michaywe has a frozen base and some fluff over the top. Just in from a nice skate ski - some of the best early season skiing in a while. Usually the ground is too warm and you get the slushy icing situation but not today! All good.

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Forestville Real Grooming Report: It has been 4 days of skiing on the roller packed Noque to 17k, Animoosh, Papasay, Boozhoo, Zhing, and the stadium. Continued cool weather has kept trails in good shape. The surface is uneven but coverage is very good.

Our call for feedback produced comments from Jack, Laurie, Vivian and Joe just to name a few. The most useful write up follows: “Out at 9:30 AM and the center of the trail is well packed, narrow and bumpy, and the edges powdery. Around 12 K the Noque path widens and continues to 14 and skating is good. Coming back the hill demands more than the usual caution and the sun improved the snow condition. Awaiting good conditions for the equipment to groom. Jack”

WED, NOV 14

Nubs Nob: Nubs has picked up another 1-2 inches over the past couple of day and their site is showing 18-inches since last Friday. Both upper loops continue to firm up and have gotten much faster since the weekend. They have packed and dragged the trails each day. No track set, but fantastic pre-Thanksgiving skate conditions.

Valley Spur: Rolled in around 6 to 8 inches of snow on A,B backwards to Heart Attack and G return,D and down Skaters Heaven today. Then set track on A, B backwards to the bottom of Heart Attack and back,Stairway to Heaven, across X and down Classic Heaven. Tracks are too thin in a few spots but overall good. Rolled trails are wide enough to skate but pretty uneven in most areas. Rock skis should be used throughout. We need more snow. Good news is we are off to an early start and we don't have the flooded areas we did last year so with snow things will shape up quickly. We will not be grooming the entire system(only certain sections) until after deer season to avoid skier/hunter issues

Bay Meadows GC: Conditions improved again due to the numerous skiers who have skied in the track like it was groomed. Based on all the people I have communicated with this might be the best venue to ski for right now, plus it is .6 miles from my condo, can you believe it. The HS team was training today and I was able to ski with Milan for 10k. Even though he skis at a level one workout, it is nice to hang with a nordic icon. Tomorrow morning should be great, but after a sunny 40d day it might be a little thin after that. Keep the reports going!

Rendezvous Ski Trails: We are 1-week away from the start of the 2018 Yellowstone Ski Festival. There have been many inquiries about the conditions on the Rendezvous Ski Trails here in West Yellowstone. As of yesterday, the trails have been rolled and finished. We have not groomed, but skier activity on the trails has helped to compact the snow, resulting in faster, early-season conditions. Reports from skiers indicate the skating “good” and classic is “fair.”

Nighttime temperatures hover around zero degrees and often dip down to several degrees below zero. The low last night was -15ºF. Daytime temperatures are also working in our favor, rarely reaching above the freezing mark. These low temperatures help maintain the snow levels.

Snow conditions are early season with cold, fast powder covering the trails. All trails except Windy Ridge are rolled and skiable.

Area trails, including the Riverside, Boundary, and Frontier Trails are all in skiable condition.

If necessary, there is plenty of snow on the secondary venue of the South Plateau. In the event that the snow on the Rendezvous Trails melts out, there will be skiing on the South Plateau. However, at this time, our focus remains on the Rendezvous Trails. The next pulse of moisture is predicted for Thursday night into Friday morning. We will post more information following the result of that potential storm.

We are looking forward to another exciting, fun-filled week. The evening activities at the Holiday Inn offer something for everyone. For more information and up-to-date reports, like our Facebook page, Rendezvous SkiTrails, and bookmark www.SkiRunBikeMT.com.

With sincere thanks,
Moira Dow
Yellowstone Ski Festival Director

ABR Trails: We have been working hard grooming daily to smooth and freeze down trails. We are being a bit more particular on opening conditions so we are going to wait until Saturday to open. We will be opening the ski shop and trails Saturday November 17 at 9 am. We Ginzu groomed 32 km today and are working on widening and opening additional km, it is a slow process with the 2 feet of snow and warm ground. Thank you for your patience….for mid November skiing. Hope to see you this weekend!

Nubs Nob: Nub's Nob will open this Saturday & Sunday! All 21K of our XC trail system will also be packed and in early season condition. Give the Snow Crew a high five when you see them, they have been full throttle turning the place from green to white.

Valley Spur: Welcome to the start of the 2018/19 ski season! It looks like the" snow might just stay so grooming starts today!" I will be doing some rolling and maybe set some track today depending on snow depth. We will keep everyone posted. Think Snow!

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Forestville Real Grooming Report: Over the week end Andy roller packed 6-8 in at FVTH and roller packed Noque to 17k, Animoosh, Papasay, Boozhoo, Zhing, and the stadium. Weather has continued to bless skiers with cool days and cold nights. I am sure the trails are thin but still skiable.

More trail reports...

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