Great Lakes-Based Clubs and Race Teams
To add your team or club, or to correct any of the
send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Cross Country Ski
Roscommon, MI. Contact Bob Frye, email@example.com
Winners of the many Michigan Cups! Bob's team is notable for at least
a couple of other reasons: They are by far the largest team on the Michigan Cup circuit, promote racing as another way
to have fun on skis. Bob is also a strong supporter of High
School racing. In fact, many people on the HQ's team come from high schools that don't
have their own XC ski team.
The Team is also know for fun "Get-togethers", the Vaulti
wax clinics and pre-race waxing help, and the Team's help in sponsoring the Kids
|Grand Rapids Nordic
Southwest Michigan. Contact Ernie Brumbaugh,
One of the original clubs when the
Michigan Cup first started many years, GRNST has a long history of producing
first-rate Michigan racers. A very active ski team with many weekly workouts during
the fall. They routinely sponsor dryland racing clinic with
nationally known coaches such as John Aalberg and Sten
Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski
Grayling, MI. Contact Gabe or Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org,
The XC Ski Shop Team finished first in
the Michigan Cup Team competition between 2001 and 2003 - three
years straight. Although the shop is in Grayling, team
members come from all over the state.
In 2005, the team added Hanson Hills Recreation Area as the co-sponsor, and are they ever hungry for a Michigan Cup
Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers
Kalamazoo area. Contact Zolton Cohen or send mail to "Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers,
1621 Prairie Place, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49006-4442"
We are a group of Kalamazoo ski enthusiasts that had a desire to develop cross-country ski opportunities within the City
of Kalamazoo; venues that could be used by anyone wishing to enjoy the great outdoors without having to undertake a long
Whether you're a pro or a first-time skier, we encourage you to try out the venues we're currently
maintaining, and enjoy the wonderful winter weather Kalamazoo has to offer. We've invested a good deal of time, money,
and sweat equity into this undertaking, and we're trying to do it first-class.
Manistee Cross Country Ski
P.O. Box 169 - Manistee, MI 49660
We are a volunteer organization working in cooperation with the U.S. Forest
Service. We operate and maintain over 30 kilometers of track set trails. The
Big M is one of the first great NORDIC trail systems in the U.S. in the 1970's.
It was professionally developed in the early 1950's as a downhill area. We were
also one of very first Nordic Clubs on the Web in 1995. You can ski the Big M
all winter and bike here all summer, so come on up and enjoy our splendid trails
every chance you get! We are donation funded.
|Oceana Cross Country
P.O. Box 138 Mears, MI 49436
The mission of the OCCSA is to enhance cross country skiing opportunities in
Oceana County. The association maintains both the Pentwater Pathways and
Crystal Valley cross country ski trails
|Ogemaw Hills Ski Council
422 W. Houghton Ave., West Branch,
The Ogemaw Hills Ski Council, in conjunction with the Michigan Department of
Natural Resources, maintains and grooms the Ogemaw Hills Pathway near West
Branch in Michigan's lower peninsula. Private donations help fund upkeep and
maintenance. If you would like to make a donation, please send to the
Northern Lower Peninsula (Petoskey, Pellston, etc.). Contact Bob
Pellston, MI 49769, Phone: (231) 539-8903, Fax: (231) 539-8785
A new team in 2002, and winners of the 2006 Michigan Cup. Bob says, "The Straits (as
in Straits of Mackinac) Striders began this year. I had noticed that there were
quite a few people from my area who ski race but didn't know about the Michigan Cup.
This first year we managed to corral 14 people. Next year we'll work on
recruiting." The team now counts over 90 members - and
people are still joining.
Southeastern Michigan. Contact Mike Muha,
The NordicSkiRacers won the inaugural Brumbaugh Cup in 2008 as the Michigan CUp "power team" and won the
Michigan Cup in 2005 - the first team from southeast Michigan to
win the Michigan Cup in 14 years!
Not bad considering it's a
relatively new team formed in 2003-2004 through the merger of Ann Arbor Cross Country, the great Ullr/Maybury
team plus the addition of skiers from this web site. To generate
a little excitement and get new people into racing, the team
sponsors videotaped rollerski sessions, rollerksi clinics, and a series of 5 km
run/5 km rollerski fall Duathlons.
Bay Trails Association
2703 Beebe Blvd., Ossineke, MI 49766. President: Randy Fairbanks -
The mission of the Thunder Bay Trails Association is to promote and
protect non-motorized trail systems in Alpena county and adjoining
areas and reflect their recreational significance for the enjoyment,
education and adventure to area citizens. We groom and maintain the Nordic
system, and upkeep the trails for hiking, mountain biking, etc.
|Vasa Ski Club
Traverse City, MI. Contact:
Formerly the "Traverse Nordic Ski
Club", Powerhouse team, has usually finished on top or in
the top three over the past many years in the Michigan Cup series. This team tends to have lots of depth.
The club's redefined mission is to promote and encourage cross country skiing in
the Grand Traverse region through recreation and competition.
Ski Touring Club
Ann Arbor area. Contact WSTC,
P.O. Box 1967,
Ann Arbor 48106. E-mail: email@example.com
Mainly a recreational club, many
members ski in one or more nordic races or belong to one of the other ski teams. The
club offers many organized trips to races - recent examples include trips to the
Noquemanon Ski Marathon and the White Pine Stampede. They also have a club "Snow
Phone" - 734-662-SKIS - listing current club news and activities.
|White Line Racing
Detroit Area. Contact Herb Ashbeck,
White Line's been around for a long time,
but I don't know much about it except that Herb goes to lots of races. Maybe I can get
him to give us an update.
Detroit Area. Contact V. P. XC Skiing & Board Member Duane Menter (248) 496-1919
A sports club with a long-standing tradition of excellence and personal
achievement, the WSC is dedicated to promoting cycling, speedskating, and
cross-country skiing at all levels. A group of dedicated Nordic skiers
travels Up-North each weekend during the winter to enjoy a vigorous workout
on cross-country skis. Both the classic and skating styles are practiced by
the Wolverine Nordic faithful. Recently on the world stage, Wolverine Scott
Aimone took a silver medal in the World Skijoring Championships. (Skijoring
is a Nordic sport which combines X-C Skiing with two harnessed dogs that
pull the skier at high speeds around a closed course.)
Island Cross Country Ski Club
Keweenaw Peninsula P.O. Box 214,
Calumet, MI 49913
The Copper Island CCSC runs
the Swedetown trail system in Calumet.
The Copper Country Ski Tigers provides young skiers (ages 5-17) with
cross-country skiing instruction, fun on the snow and companionship. Everyone from
first-time skiers to high school racers receives individual and age-appropriate
instruction. Ski Tigers emphasizes families skiing together and having fun.
Nordic Ski Club
Founded in 1997, the KNSC works to
promote and support the nordic ski tradition in Michigan's scenic Copper Country. In
addition to the organization cross-country ski races throughout the winter, the club
oversees the daily grooming of the challenging 15k Maasto Hiihto trail system, located
in Hancock. The KNSC has a great web site.
PO Box 864, Marquette, MI 49855
PHONE: 906-226-6591, FAX: 906-226-2099
Since 1992, the club has provided instruction to youth skiers in the Marquette
County area, supported local racers at national/international competitions, helped
in the development of area trails, and sponsored some of the major silent sport
events in this area (Noquemanon, Ore-to-Shore, Shore Run, etc.). The goal of the
club is to continue this tradition and make cross country skiing a popular family
sport throughout the area.
Nordic Ski Club
Call Trek & Trail 906-932-5858 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are a non profit group that promotes nordic skiing in and
around Gogebic County, which is located in Michigan's upper peninsula near the town
of Ironwood. Our trail system consists of five different loops that
provide 17 kilometers of skiing for both striders and skaters.
Nordic Ski Club
President@ohionordic.org, Phone 216-392-6113
OK, not from Michigan, but historically players in the Michigan Cup
competition. Talk about people who have to drive a long ways to race! The Club
sponsors several races in Ohio.
Finnish Nordic Ski Club
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Membership Chairperson:
279 Shannon Road,
Sault Ste, Marie, ON
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario's premier cross
country ski club with programs, lessons, and races that cater to all ages and
abilities; located in the beautiful Hiawatha Highlands. These folks have a very nice