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Last 2 Weeks

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Michigan: Southeast Lower Peninsula
South of West Branch, East of Lansing; includes Detroit, Flint, Midland
Tue, Dec 30: Stoney Creek Metropark (Shelby Township)
my trail report dated 12/23
was supposed to be for 12/30
     - WaltF
Michigan: Northern Lower Peninsula
North of West Branch; includes Traverse City, Grayling, Gaylord, Tawas
Fri, Apr 18: Black Mountain (Onaway)
Still plenty of skiing to be had at Black Mt. Very good coverage on the north ridge of Presque Isle Co. side, more bare spots to tiptoe around on Cheboygan side. Some icy spots, some pine needles, but just an amazing amount of snow, compared to the bare fields leading up to the Mt. Had the unexpected bonus of running into Allen Sorgenfrei and later Tracy Hardin. Suggest rock skis, just to be on the safe side.
     - Bill Ahrenberg
Fri, Apr 18: Reindeer Run Nordic Center (Empire)
White Line Fever...
Still some nice places left out this way. Dunes golf course has some nice areas yet towards the back, Nice white lineal white trails along tree lines, really not hard to see as they are WHITE.
A report from north Benzie with snow on the STS (shore to shore)trail and State Forest areas today at 10:30 am.
Tonight to be last cold and the sun up should be nice as it rips up to 50+ tomorrow. and then on to valley spur...........
please refrain from leaving eggs along the trail

go Datsko!

     - kevinski slow ski
Wed, Apr 16: Anywhere you want to ski (Harbor Springs)
We had a couple inches of fresh powder last night with temps in the teens. Skied Nubs, Snowmobile Trail and woods. All great skiing, looks like a Christmas post card. I have not skied the Boyne Highlands area but I'm sure it is the same great skiing.
     - J. Goble
Tue, Apr 15: Deerfield (Kalkaska)
two inches of fresh sugar snow on an icy base: like a hollywood actress - beautiful on the surface, but hard underneath. probably my last ski this season, with a solid track from early november to early april.
     - bob eifler
Fri, Apr 11: Deerfield (Kalkaska)
spring glacier skiing: get in sync with the freeze/thaw, and you have a foot of dirty cornsnow - skiable, but not pretty.
     - bob eifler
Wed, Apr 9: Nubs Nob (Harbor Springs)
Great conditions, plenty of clean snow!
I started out my ski at 7:30am on the snowmobile trails behind Nubs thinking I could do some crust skiing in the woods now and then but the snow in the woods is still to soft and deep (2'-3') for pole plants. The snowmobile trail was hard and rutted but still decent skiing and at about 8:30am I was skiing by Nubs upper loop when I saw the big piston bully groomer going around. My one hour ski soon turned into 2.5 hours of fresh corduroy. There was even a great classic track. Klister would be the wax.
     - J. Goble
Tue, Apr 8: Reindeer Run Nordic Center (Empire)
Skorupa Polish for crust

Forecast for Wed morning looks favorable for widespread crust conditions...

A clear calm night with temps in the mid 20's with a blow-up sunrise shooting to 50 should be a very good for dawn to melt time of the day. There was a partial crust this A.M. at 35f that would have been fine for classic.

We have the Earth, Moon and Mars all lined up and everything... and that was difficult... (orbital grooming)

Pick a place near you good luck have fun

go Datsko
     - kevinski slowski
Mon, Apr 7: Cross Country Ski Headquarters (Higgins Lake)
We want to thank everyone for a great season! The warm spring temperatures have taken their toll on the trails. As of today we will not be keeping regular hours. We will, however, be on site doing inventory and getting ready for next season and will always available by phone. Please call (800 832 2663) to place an order by phone. Also, please call if you would like to stop in and we will be sure to be there.

Depth of packed snow ranges from 0 to 12 inches (22 inches in the Blizzard X-C Ski Park where we make snow). Depth of unpacked snow ranges from 0 to 16 inches. Un-groomed spring conditions with numerous bare spots for classic and skate skiing prevail on all trails.

Today: Partly sunny early then cloudy later in the day. High 54F. Winds ESE 5 to 10 mph.
   This is our last official ski report for the 2013 “ 2014 ski season unless, of course, we get an April snow storm! If we do we will open right back up!

Have a great spring and summer!

Lynne, Bob, Mariah, Stu, Fran, Brian, Caterina, Erin, Michelle, Matt V, Michele, Jennie, Hope, Gage, Matt B, Dana, Kerrigan, Janelle, Lexi, Sara, Abby, Garrett and Crew
     - bob frye
Michigan: Upper Peninsula
Michigan: Upper Peninsula
Wed, Apr 16: Valley Spur (Munising)
We had 6" of heavy snow by Tues. a.m. which was groomed in. The base was over 12" on the trail and over 30" still in the woods. Midwinter conditions with a firm skate deck and Excellent classic tracks. Forecast is another 3" tonight which is all we need. Thurs., Fri. and Sat. are looking good right now.
   We are grooming through the weekend for sure. Also check us out on fB. Last year we had a 5K on the 1st of May. Stay tuned as we may be able to have that on the 3rd of May.
     - John Gierke
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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