Start of the Hanson Hills Classic, one of the few interval start races on the Michigan Cup race circuit. (Photo: Linda Allen)
Barnebirkie Youth Ski Tour
Wheeler Road to Hayward, Wisconson
Kortelopet Classic and Skate 29K
OO Trailhead to Downtown Hayward, Wisconson
Prince Haakon 15K
Mosquito Brook Road to Hayward, Wisconson
Telmark to Hayward, Wisconson
Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club skiing
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI
Mason Tract Ski Tour (Michigan Backcountry Ski Series)
Chase Bridge Rd. Trailhead, Mason Tract Pathway, Roscommon, MI
Wild Woods Loppet
Wildwood Pathway, West parking lot, between Petoskey and Indian River on Wildwood Road
Boyne Vistas 10K Freestyle
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI
Free Cross Country Ski Lesson (XCHQ)
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI
26th Annual Junior Muffin Team Sprint Relay - Freestyle
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI
Tech Trails Citizen’s Night Race Series
Michigan Tech Trails, Houghton, MI
Nordic Ski Nights
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI
Huron Meadows Metropark: Skied classic today.
Skate lane and classic tracks still in good shape on bucks run.
Getting thin from building to woods. Still a great ski.
Ogemaw Hills Pathway: Beautiful and beautiful conditions. 1-2" of fresh snow, 29 degrees, sunny.
Green and a lot of the blue tracks are well worn with skiers, hikers and snow shoe. Shoes generally stay off tracks but hikers have not. Still, good enough track to enjoy. Black diamond trails appear to be too far for hikers and are very good.
Vasa Trail: Continued great grooming, super conditions, get out today and early Friday, Saturday may be poor weather
Unlisted trail: Avalanche Preserve. Boyne City. Groomed Fat tire trails are perfect for a great kick and glide.
2-3 inches fresh snow on top. Skied it first thing this morning with Kim and David. Couldn't be better conditions
Huron Meadows Metropark: First skier out after the groomer finished. Perfect conditions! Firm controlable surface with just a tiny bit of sugar. How come I’m the only one here? Report written at noon.
Hanson Hills: 1 inch of new snow. Groomer Jason has set fresh tracks on the Red Trail and is snow combing full trail system this morning. Lodge and Trails Open at 9am
Forbush Corner: Open at 9 am today. Grooming up east side, skiing should be as good as it gets today. Sales storewide.
Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We received 2 inches of snow throughout the day yesterday and last night, which was just enough to freshen up the trails and cover many of the oak leaves. Groomer Butch will snow comb the skating lanes and touch up the tracks this morning. Conditions are excellent for classic and skating! Snow depth in the woods is 24 to 27 inches, and packed on the trail about 13 to 15 inches.
Today’s Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe Lunch Special is the Gourmet Grilled Cheese Panini! Swiss, provolone, basil pesto, and sliced tomato grilled to perfection on herb focaccia bread. Served with Great Lakes Chips and a Pickle. Race equipment closeouts have begun, so come on over and demo, or get fitted by a pro. Enjoy the mild temps today!
Huron Meadows Metropark: Bucks run still in great shape for classic and skate. Classic tracks shallow from building to woods but good in woods.
Coyote was still ok today to skate.
Best idea was to skate bucks and jump out onto coyote and ski the small loop in pine trees and then back into bucks run.
Bay City State Park: Trail is still skiable although oak leaves tend to mess with your stride. East side has less leaves and the best trail is out by beach road (no leaves).
An icy glaze on the trail and it took my waxable skis a bit to get leaves stuck under foot to get a good kick. Forcast in next couple of days calls for an inch of wintery mix. Will take care of leaves but might be slippery.
Wildwood Pathway: Currently Wildwood has a wonderful skied in track on a solid base for classic skiing. The entire system should be groomed with a double track for Saturday's Wild Woods Loppet, come out and enjoy the wonderful trails, wild things in the woods, lunch and great comraderie. Sign up at www.trailscouncil.org/events.
Shanty Creek - Schuss Mtn: Trails are in the best condition of the season. Fully covered, wide and fast.
Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Ski conditions remain in great shape on the HQ trails. Groomer Mike is snow combing the skate lanes early this morning. Classic tracks are still in very good shape as well. The snow in today's forecast should help cover up the oak leaves in the tracks! Snow depth in the woods is 24 to 27 inches, and packed on the trail about 13 to 15 inches.
Today’s Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe Lunch Special is the Gourmet Grilled Cheese Panini! Swiss, provolone, basil pesto, and sliced tomato grilled to perfection on herb focaccia bread. Served with Great Lakes Chips and a Pickle. Race equipment closeouts have begun! Stop in for free demos and expert ski fitting. Enjoy the snow today!