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Michigan: Southeast Lower Peninsula
South of West Branch, East of Lansing; includes Detroit, Flint, Midland
Mon, Mar 23: Huron Meadows Metropark (Brighton)
Unfortunately I regret to inform everybody that Bucks run grooming is going to be discontinued for the season. The trail is just too much of a solid block of ice and with a few gaps starting to show up it's not worth damaging equipment. Look forward to thanking everybody at the groomer party and thanks for a great year.
   
     - Adam Haberkorn
Michigan: Northern Lower Peninsula
North of West Branch; includes Traverse City, Grayling, Gaylord, Tawas
Sat, Mar 28: Lakes of the North (Mancelona)
Ernie, Glen, Gabe, Robin, and Hap showed up today- Sat. One of the best crust skate skies we have had in years. Classic would have worked too but we all just skated. Gabe and I were on Swix Hf 4, a harder wax too protect bases. start green would work too. Am going up to Nubs this afternoon for a ski and will post a report comparing conditions. We saw lots of good crust snow in the potato fields south of the fed. fish hatchery. Glad we are up here as opposed to being stuck in spring break traffic!

Hap & Gabe Wright
   
     - Hap Wright
Sat, Mar 28: Lakes of the North (Mancelona)
Ernie, Glen, Gabe, Robin, and Hap showed up today- Sat. One of the best crust skate skies we have had in years. Classic would have worked too but we all just skated. Gabe and I were on Swix Hf 4, a harder wax too protect bases. start green would work too. Am going up to Nubs this afternoon for a ski and will post a report comparing conditions. We saw lots of good crust snow in the potato fields south of the fed. fish hatchery. Glad we are up here as opposed to being stuck in spring break traffic!

Hap & Gabe Wright
   
     - Hap Wright
Fri, Mar 27: Nubs Nob (Harbor Springs)
Maybe the best day of the year on the upper red trail at Nubs. 22 degrees and not a cloud in the ski. They powertilled in the 2-3 inches of snow we received this week to create amazing corduroy. Perfect combination of speed, control, and sunshine. Should be great through Sunday. Once again, a big shout-out to the crew at Nubs for their commitment to grooming.
   
     - Zach Jonker
Fri, Mar 27: Lakes of the North (Mancelona)
Lakes of the North on Mancelona Road : FLASH SKI EVENT SATURDAY MORN. 10:00AM
CALLED THESE FOLKS AND THERE'S GOOD SNOW THERE. INSTEAD OF DOING THE 5K RUN ON ICY ROADS IN GAYLORD. LET'S HAVE A FLASH SKI EVENT AT LAKES OF THE NORTH. RACE FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO, CLASSIC OR SKATE, OR JUST SKI FOR THOSE WHO DON'T WANT TO RACE. QUESTIONS: CALL HAP WRIGHT AT 231-675-2253OR EMAIL ME AT STOCKWARS@YAHOO.COM. SKIED AT GAYLORD COUNTRY CLUB AND THE SNOW WAS GREAT THERE FRI. MORN. LAKES OF THE NORTH ALWAYS HAS BETTER SNOW! GCC ALLOWS INDIV. SKIERS BUT DON'T THINK THEY WOULD LET US RACE THERE.
   
     - HAP WRIGHT
Thu, Mar 26: Vasa Trail (Traverse City)
The Vasa Pathway, not surprisingly, still has a lot of snow, but not really skiable due to so much gray boilerplate & bare dirt. Still got in a 11.8 mile hike at 3 mph with Paula Dreeszen on the Headwaters, 10k & Nipple from the Bartlett trailhead, in spite of having to walk more gingerly on & around the ice! She's getting ready for UT & me for a backpacking trek in the Grand Canyon.
   
     - Sara Cockrell
Tue, Mar 24: Deerfield (Kalkaska)
old man winter is giving way. even the east side is getting thin and patchy. it is skiable, but a long way from pretty. chris and i are eager for the m22 race. see ya there, denny!
   
     - bob eifler
Tue, Mar 24: Cross Country Ski Headquarters (Higgins Lake)
Unless we receive any significant, late-season snow in the near future, this will be our final ski report for the 2014-15 season. We will remain open with normal shop hours through March 31st, after which we will be open by appointment (call 800-832-2663) or when we’re at the shop (we are usually at the shop during weekdays until middle of April, and somewhat regularly throughout the rest of the spring and summer). In the not-so-uncommon event that we get a nice big snow storm after March 31st, we will of course re-open and keep the season alive as long as Mother Nature permits! We still have excellent inventory of touring, skating, classic, and back country skis, boots, and poles, as well as xc ski and winter clothing, most of which is already marked down to Labor Day Weekend Sale prices, so don’t hesitate to come shopping. The ski park area still has ample snow for equipment demo’s, too.

For skiable snow nearby, Hartwick Pines is still holding onto decent spring snow on some of the outer loops. Further north, Nubs Nob still has lots of coverage and great conditions!

Thanks to all of you for your continued support, and for adding to the fun, adventurous, ski-loving culture here at XC Ski HQ.

Until the snow flies!

– Bob, Lynne, Mariah, Stu, Fran, Matt, Erin, Brian, Sarah, Steve, Kerrigan, Gage, Lexi, Dana, Henry, Matt B., and the crew
   
     - Mariah Frye Colie
Michigan: Upper Peninsula
Michigan: Upper Peninsula
Fri, Mar 27: Valley Spur (Munising)
12-15" base through the entire system. Some fresh snow each of the last three nights. Dan groomed entire system yesterday and is going over it again this a.m. New track set and skate lanes are firm. No ice, no dirt.
   
     - John Gierke
Thu, Mar 26: Swedetown (Calumet)
Considering trail condition, weather and low numbers of skiers, Swedetown will end grooming for the season on Sunday, March 29. First day of grooming for the season was November 11, 2014, after a 24? snowfall. Remember that? From zero to mid-winter conditions in one fell swoop! That’s 4.5 months of skiing at Swedetown this season.
   
     - KeweenawTrails
Wed, Mar 25: Valley Spur (Munising)
Yesterday and today were awesome at Valley Spur. Rocket fast corn snow yesterday. Some fresh snow this morning slowed things down some. Great skiing and great coverage of all trails. If your in need of a ski fix head here!!
   
     - Biker Bob
Wed, Mar 25: Valley Spur (Munising)
2 inches of fresh snow this a.m. on top of a 12-16" base. No bare spots. Later tonight temps will fall below 32F and stay there until Sun. afternoon. With more lake effect snow projected Thurs. and Fri. our trails should be back in mid-winter conditions for skate and classic. Stay tuned.
   
     - John Gierke
Wed, Mar 25: Noquemanon Trail-Forestville (Marquette)
Groomers remained parked again Tuesday night given the hard surface. You will still find good skate skiing up to at least 18k. Today’s forecast of 1” – 2” combined with tonight’s projected falling temperatures spell a likely return to mid-season conditions for tomorrow. I expect today’s skiers will find enjoyment as well as temperatures will be mild, the surface will soften and there will be a little new snow on top.
   
     - NTN
Mon, Mar 23: Valley Spur (Munising)
Awesome skiing this past weekend at Valley Spur! Fresh snow on the trails Fri night thru Sat morning made it a spectacular weekend for both classic and skate! So thankful for this trail system and the people who maintain it!
   
     - Cheryl B
Mon, Mar 23: ABR Trails (Ironwood)
We had a great season of skiing 128 days of good to excellent skiing Nov 13th to March 22 and daily grooming. As I gromed the last few k of trails this morning it was a bitter sweet.

We had good spring skiing this weekend. We have to close when we can not provide fun and SAFE skiing every day. With the thin base on downhills and south faces, strong spring sun, and the Montreal River rising with the warm temps, we are closed. As a Corporation we have to answer to our insurance company, accountants and board of directors. We charge a trail fee and expect that we can provide you with a good to excellent skiing experience.
   
     - ABR Trails
Mon, Mar 23: Noquemanon Trail-Forestville (Marquette)
Yesterday morning groomers dressed the skate lanes on the Noque and Animoosh to 18k plus Chiwagi via the by pass and also Bagwagi. With trails never softening yesterday no grooming was needed this morning. I should add, no classic tracks can be set with this hard hold snow.

A note on dogs: Due to the closure of parts of Animoosh, we have opened up a path to the pine plantation via the Chiwagi hill bypass. Dog skiers and non dog skiers are encouraged to use caution and all will be fine.
   
     - NTN
Elsewhere
Sat, Mar 28: Unlisted trail (Unlisted)
Skied Lakes of the North this morn. Went up and skied Nubs Knob and Chestnut late afternoon. For me, liked the wide open, go anywhere situation at Lakes of the North. Also the snow had that "just right" feel and softness at LOTN. Nubs was groomed but the classic track was icy and hard. Chestnut was better than Nubs for classic as there was enough loose snow on top of the crust to let the ski camber out and kick. Lakes of the North Restaurant is open Sunday at 8:30am which is nice for breakfast. Nubs has food too and saw a car in front of the Chestnut restaurant. So.... take your pick or why not ski one in the morn and the other in the afternoon. Classic no wax worked for me and tomorrow Start green or HF5 should work, waxing with harder syuff to protect ski base. See ya one place or the other!
Hap Wright
   
     - HAP WRIGHT
Mon, Mar 23: Unlisted trail (Unlisted)
If you are looking for good crust skiing, Gaylord Country Club area on M-32 WEst of Gaylord is top notch. The crust is great for skating, and classic skiing will work in the afternoon. Skate- wax with a hard glider to protect ski base. Classic- waxless ski once the snow softens up. Don't know if anyone has checked Out Michaywe Golf course lately. Would be interested in knowing about that.
Hap Wright
   
     - Hap Wright
Michigan: Southwest Lower Peninsula
South of West Branch, West of Lansing; includes Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Big Rapids, Cadillac
 

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States East of Ohio
Includes New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
 

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Ontario, Canada
 

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Indiana
Indiana
 

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