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Start of the Hanson Hills Classic. Michael Davis (on right), Rebecca Davis and Theo Vonwallmenich wait their interval start. (Photo: Chloë Alyn Borton).

Start of the Hanson Hills Classic. Michael Davis (on right), Rebecca Davis and Theo Vonwallmenich wait their interval start. (Photo: Chloë Alyn Borton).

RESULTS: Holmes and Davis win Hanson Hills Classic
RESULTS: Holmes and Davis win Hanson Hills Classic

RESULTS: Holmes and Davis win Hanson Hills Classic

2/18/2018 - By Mike Muha

Sam Holmes and Rebecca Davis had a twofer weekend, each winning yesterday's Forbush Corner Freestyle and today's Hanson Hills Classic!

Michigan Cup Honors Coach John Kostrzewa
Michigan Cup Honors Coach John Kostrzewa

Michigan Cup Honors Coach John Kostrzewa

2/18/2018 - By Ernie Brumbaugh

John Kostrzewa announced his retirement as Head Coach of the Traverse City High School Cross Country Ski Racing Team last Fall after 17 years in the job. It has been a remarkable run of service to the racing community.

RESULTS: Forbush Corner Freestyle
RESULTS: Forbush Corner Freestyle

RESULTS: Forbush Corner Freestyle

2/18/2018 - By Mike Muha

Conditions were so fast that everyone felt like a super hero! The snow was hard packed and fast.

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Wax recommendations for this weekend's racing!
Wax recommendations for this weekend's racing!

Wax recommendations for this weekend's racing!

2/15/2018 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Swix just added the Michigan Cup races.... Lot's are racing, starting Friday for the juniors!

RESULTS: 2018 North American Vasa Classic
RESULTS: 2018 North American Vasa Classic

RESULTS: 2018 North American Vasa Classic

2/15/2018 - By Mike Muha

Result from the 2018 North American Vasa Classic!

Michigan Cup standings through the White Pine Stampede
Michigan Cup standings through the White Pine Stampede

Michigan Cup standings through the White Pine Stampede

2/14/2018 - By Ken Dawson

Vasa Ski Club, Cross Country Ski Headquarters, and the Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team lead the overall Michigan standings!

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RESULTS: Baic and Nestor win 51km American Vasa Freestyle
RESULTS: Baic and Nestor win 51km American Vasa Freestyle

RESULTS: Baic and Nestor win 51km American Vasa Freestyle

2/10/2018 - By Mike Muha

After a year of injury and reinjury, Milan Baic (Vasa Ski Club) returned in form to take the overall win in the 2018 North American Vasa 51k Freestyle.

RESULTS: Kendrick and Ross win White Pine Stampede
RESULTS: Kendrick and Ross win White Pine Stampede

RESULTS: Kendrick and Ross win White Pine Stampede

2/10/2018 - By Mike Muha

A pair of Minnesota skiers, in a close finish, stole the show in the Men's 20k event, and the University of Michigan Nordic Ski Club showed up in force in the 20km classic.

WADA Athlete Committee protests reinstating Russian athletes at Olympics
WADA Athlete Committee protests reinstating Russian athletes at Olympics

WADA Athlete Committee protests reinstating Russian athletes at Olympics

2/8/2018 - By WADA

As members of the WADA Athlete Committee, we wish to express our profound disappointment and dismay with the recent ruling by CAS to reinstate the medals and results of 28 Russian winter Olympians from Sochi, previously disqualified for doping offences.

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Wax Recommendations: Vasa Weekend!
Wax Recommendations: Vasa Weekend!

Wax Recommendations: Vasa Weekend!

2/8/2018 - By Mike Muha

Toko, Fast Wax, Swix, and Solda recommendations for North American Vasa Fest this weekend.

PSIA ski instruction and certification event, Feb 17-18
PSIA ski instruction and certification event, Feb 17-18

PSIA ski instruction and certification event, Feb 17-18

2/7/2018 - By Amy Powell

This event will provide an opportunity to enhance personal skiing, drills and tools for teaching/coaching and technical fundamentals for the volunteer coach, intermediate skier, all the way to an experienced instructor going for a Certification.

Michigan Cup standings through the Noque
Michigan Cup standings through the Noque

Michigan Cup standings through the Noque

2/7/2018 - By Ken Dawson

Got back home and updated rosters and results through the Noque. I did not do team points yet but should do that shortly, and add the White Pine Stampede. Attached are the current results.

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UPCOMING

MON, FEB 19, 2018

Gourmet Chili Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

TUE, FEB 20, 2018

Team NordicSkiRacer Tuesday Night Sprints
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

WED, FEB 21, 2018

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Skate

SAT, FEB 24, 2018

Birkie Live Stream!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Mason Tract Ski Tour with the Michigan Backcountry Ski Series
Mason Tract Pathway, Roscommon Michigan, Chase Bridge Rd Trailhead

Boyne Vistas 10K Freestyle
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI

Michigan Backcountry Ski Series: Mason Track Out'n'Back
Chase Bridge Road Trail Head

Taste of Gate's
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

SUN, FEB 25, 2018

2018 Pennsylvania Nordic Championships (Rescheduled from Feb 4)
Wilderness Lodge, Wattsburg, PA

25th Annual Junior Muffin Pursuit Races – Classic/Freestyle
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

MON, FEB 19

Valley Spur: Trail conditions continue to be excellent at Valley Spur. Classic tracks are firm and the skate decks are solid and get freshened daily.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: What a great weekend of skiing! Our trails held up beautifully, with some skate skiers even saying that conditions were the best they’ve been all season. Groomer Mike snow combed the trails early this morning, so the skiing this morning will be really nice on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, and Adventure trails. The Tall Pines, Blizzard and Manitou trails are closed due to ice and bare spots. The practice area are open with fair to very good conditions as well. Ski early today before the weather shifts!

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Gourmet Chili Bar! Your choice of Classic or Veggie Chili, plus an assortment of delicious toppings. Try a homemade cornbread muffin and real butter with your chili and feel like a whole new person!

Get outside and enjoy the snow this morning!

SUN, FEB 18

: Classic skied the Duggins consevatory trails right across from old Camp Seagull. Excellent conditions. Also a firm crust would have been excellent skate skiing conditions. Rain the next few days will shut things down, but can't wait for fresh snow to head back out there. Used Toko yellow kicker. Hap wright

Vasa Trail: Great skiing on the Vasa, thanks to a dusting of fresh snow overnight & TART groom by Glen! I skied from Timber Ridge on the 10k to the Nipple, skipping Headwaters, the 25k to JackPine & back to TR today, approx 25 km in 3+ hrs.There were only 2 hills that were icy, one on the 25k to the N of the Timber Ridge exit between 2 trees, and one after the Nipple/10k junction on the 25k heading towards the powerline. In addition, the first 2 downhills in JackPine are getting thin at the base of the down/uphillls due to the warmth of the trees beside the trail. Timber Ridge had groomed corduroy, too, and all of the trails had a shallow, hardpacked classic track with lots of leaves, which is no problem with Twin Skins. While visiting with Mario Kennedy, I spotted a porcupine in the woods, which was a first for me. LET IT SNOW!!!

Crystal Mountain: We got about an half inch of snow last night which helped to make the trails not so icy. I re-groomed everything today and tried to set new tracks. Some turned out ok-some didn't. Come on out and ski while you can. We won't be grooming tomorrow.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Great day skiing on buck's run. Skate lane and classic were both fast and nicely done.
Thanks again everyone at Huron Meadows.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Same incredible conditions as yesterday, except the classic track was a little nicer and a little deeper. It was also beautiful weather today get out and enjoy it while we've got it. It will be excellent all day long.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Bucks Run was freshly groomed early this morning and the skating conditions were excellent at about 7:45 am. Fast and controllable. The parking lot was starting to fill when I left about 9:00, so it should be a great day to ski again. Hope that the based on Bucks holds up during this week's warm-up....great job groomers!

Stokely Creek: Blue skies and great skiing. Skiing was perfect on Saturday and our skiers asked that we not groom today because conditions are still great and lets just keep it that way. It is always fun to hear new arrivals say, " wow, you really have snow". Somehow only seeing is believing. Up to six inches in the forecast for the next couple days.

Vasa Trail: Skied from Single Track parking lot to the Rock and back. Riley’s loop is an icy mess, but the Vasa was in good shape. Skate lane was groomed this morning. Somewhat icy base but there is enough corduroy on top to control your skis.

There are a few icy spots in the flats and some of the hills are getting icy as well.

Weather forecast is not encouraging - looks like rain is in the way. Today might be the last good day for awhile.

Boyne Mountain: Trail conditions are hard and fast--use caution. Everything is open. Vistas has an icy patch that we are evaluating this morning.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We were very stoked with how many skiers got out and enjoyed the trails yesterday! We received a fresh dusting of snow last night, which will help freshen up the skate lanes and classic tracks today. Conditions remain very skiable on the trails that are open, with decent to good conditions and the occasional icy/crusty spot. Classic tracks were set on Friday on parts of Trappers Cabin and Rolling Hills, and all of the other trails still have existing tracks from Tuesday. Conditions are fair to very good on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, and Adventure trails. Groomer Mike will snow comb all of the above trails this morning. Until we get more snow, the Tall Pines, Blizzard and Manitou trails are closed due to ice and bare spots. The practice area are open with fair to very good conditions as well.

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Gourmet Chili Bar! Your choice of Classic or Veggie Chili, plus an assortment of delicious toppings. Try a homemade cornbread muffin and real butter with your chili and feel like a whole new person!

Get outside and enjoy the snow today!

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