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Start of the junior Cote Dame Marie Loppet at Forbush Corner.

Start of the junior Cote Dame Marie Loppet at Forbush Corner.

RESULTS: Vanias and Darnton win relocated Cote Dame Marie Loppet
RESULTS: Vanias and Darnton win relocated Cote Dame Marie Loppet

RESULTS: Vanias and Darnton win relocated Cote Dame Marie Loppet

1/20/2018 - By Mike Muha

Alex Vanias (Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop) holding off Sam Holmes (Vasa Ski Club) to finish first for the senior men. Cheryl Darnton takes the women's victory!

Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop leads Brumbaugh Cup
Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop leads Brumbaugh Cup

Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop leads Brumbaugh Cup

1/19/2018 - By Mike Muha

There have been many changes to the Brumbaugh Cup standings since the end of 2017, with the Vasa Ski Club sinking from first place to fourth, and Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop taking over first place.

Cote Dame Marie waxing recommendations!
Cote Dame Marie waxing recommendations!

Cote Dame Marie waxing recommendations!

1/18/2018 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED! (added Toko). Just what you need to figure out how to wax for warming weather and a relocated race!

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Brenda Carlson and Glenn Goodman lead Michigan Cup after 5 races
Brenda Carlson and Glenn Goodman lead Michigan Cup after 5 races

Brenda Carlson and Glenn Goodman lead Michigan Cup after 5 races

1/18/2018 - By Mike Muha

It's official: The five Michigan Cup races that award individual points are over! Ken Dawson has provided updated Michigan Cup Standings to date.

Cote Dame Marie relocates to Forbush Corner
Cote Dame Marie relocates to Forbush Corner

Cote Dame Marie relocates to Forbush Corner

1/17/2018 - By Justin Andre

Forbush Corner has volunteered to serve as temporary course host for this year’s race, since poor snow conditions at Hanson Hills preclude using the normal course.

UPDATED: Rundle Sport FLEX Skate Roller Skis tame rough roads
UPDATED: Rundle Sport FLEX Skate Roller Skis tame rough roads

UPDATED: Rundle Sport FLEX Skate Roller Skis tame rough roads

1/17/2018 - By Mike Muha, Tony Percha, Ricarado Lung

Tame that chip and seal with Rundle's new FLEX rollerski. Create a customized ride, based on your weight, a get a snow-like feel.

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RESULTS: Krazy Klassic sees repeat winners
RESULTS: Krazy Klassic sees repeat winners

RESULTS: Krazy Klassic sees repeat winners

1/16/2018 - By Mike Muha

Many if not most of the skiers double-poled the entire course, eschewing kick wax for better glide and faster times.

RESULTS: Frosty Freestyle a close contest
RESULTS: Frosty Freestyle a close contest

RESULTS: Frosty Freestyle a close contest

1/15/2018 - By Mike Muha

The men's 15k race was close - very close, with a sprint to the finish by the top three men.

Thirty-four kids do the Frosty!
Thirty-four kids do the Frosty!

Thirty-four kids do the Frosty!

1/15/2018 - By Mike Muha

We had an awesome Frosty Kid's race this year! Most of the thirty-four kids raced the entire 2.5k course. he Frosty Kid's race is part of the Brighton Schools recreation program and hosted by Team NordicSkiRacer.

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Michigan Cup standings to date
Michigan Cup standings to date

Michigan Cup standings to date

1/12/2018 - By Ken Dawson

Current results up to Frosty races.

Frosty Fest wax recommendations!
Frosty Fest wax recommendations!

Frosty Fest wax recommendations!

1/11/2018 - By Mike Muha

Looks like the races will be multiple loops on the man-made snow that covers the 2.5 km Buck's Run Trail. Should be Krazy! The weather forecast keeps changing, so watch it closely for changes in the snow forecast!

Winter returns for lower Michigan's premier cross country race series
Winter returns for lower Michigan's premier cross country race series

Winter returns for lower Michigan's premier cross country race series

1/11/2018 - By Epic Races

The return of Michigan winter comes just in time for cross-country ski enthusiasts to gather at Huron Meadows Metropark on Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14 for the Frosty Freestyle and NordicSkiRacer Krazy Klassic Ski Races.

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UPCOMING

MON, JAN 22, 2018

Masters World Cup - Classic 10/5km + Freestyle 10/5km
Theodore Wirth Park, Minneapolis, MN

TUE, JAN 23, 2018

4-H Junior Ski Program
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Vasa Ski Club Tuesday Night Sprints - Freestyle
Hickory Hills, Traverse City, MI

WED, JAN 24, 2018

"Cold is Cool": Fourth and Fifth Graders Ski Free!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Masters World Cup - 4x5km Relays
Theodore Wirth Park, Minneapolis, MN

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

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Skate

THU, JAN 25, 2018

Masters W0rld Cup - 45/30/15km Classic
Theodore Wirth Park, Minneapolis, MN

FRI, JAN 26, 2018

Junior Noque
Forestville Trailhead, Marquette, MI

Masters World Cup - 45/30/15km Freestyle
Theodore Wirth Park, Minneapolis, MN

Full Moon Night Skiing
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

SAT, JAN 27, 2018

Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Marquette, MI

Get your Fill at the Grill – Fire on the Mountain
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SUN, JAN 21

Vasa Trail: >95% of the Vasa trail system is holding up warm temperatures very well. Very icy base in the morning but softens up quite nicely in the afternoon. Classic on the ice is klister only. My skin tec were about useless for striding! Skate glides very well.
4% is looking gray, dirty, thin and miserable but can be skied fine if one knows what they are doing, even with "A" skis.
1% is somewhat problematic and will be walkable only very soon, or snow will have to be brought in.
Spring skiing in January. In 3 words: we need snow, badly. Oh well, that's 4 words!

Vasa Trail: The Vasa trail was in great shape, though started softening up at noon. There are a lot of leaves & some twigs in the classic tracks, which were deep & firm on the 25k loop. I skied from Timber Ridge to the Special K, Nipple, 25k to the Rock, JackPine & back, and loved every minute on the snow & in the sun!
The forecast is not looking good for Nordic Rocks PE skiing at Blair Elementary this week since the snow on the playground is gone!

Stokely Creek: It was well below freezing this morning so our groomers went out. They said the trails were still in good shape and will continue to be today. We have a snowstorm forecast for Monday afternoon. Fresh snow is always great.

Did you know, if you are a competitive person, that Stokely has a challenge for you. We have 6 huts on our trails system. About 15 of our guests over the last three years have met the Stokely challenge and skied to all 6 huts in one day. Depending on your route the distance is about 40 km. We have a great one of a kind t-shirt for any guest that beats the challenge.

Boyne Mountain: No grooming today due to warm weather and diminishing base. We haven't had any reports of thin spots in the woods, but open areas could develop some thin spots as the day becomes warmer. Vistas still has a couple of thin and bare spots. Deer Run remains closed, and while Runway has recovered a bit with the colder temperatures overnight there are still some rutted areas from the truck that drove on it the other night. Skiing Runway is not recommended. Conditions overall remain fair, with the best skiing probably coming in the late morning and early afternoon.

Forbush Corner: Temps below freezing overnight.  The base has stayed mainly intact over the weekend.  The plan is to re-groom Rollercoaster and the Green Trail this morning.  All the other trails are still skiable with just a few minor bare spots.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The John Deere Loop, which is composed of part of the Rolling Hills and Adventure trails, is still in very good shape with the mass of manmade snow we spread out along it this past week. We were able to set deep tracks, which are holding up quite well. Groomer Mike will snow comb the skating lanes this morning. Overall it is in very good condition for classic and skate skiing. Rolling Hills is also in good enough condition for rock skis. The Manitou, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, Trapper’s Cabin, and Adventure are best for snowshoes today. The practice area still has plenty of coverage for ski demos and lessons!

Stop by and demo some skin skis! Free equipment demos are available all day, every day. The synthetic mohair bases on our skin skis get tremendous grip in these warmer temps! Our sale on XC ski packages and cross country ski clothing continues!

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is Paella on the Sun Deck! A favorite XC Ski HQ tradition, Paella celebrates the world-renowned and absolutely delicious rice dish that originates in Spain, and offers skiers a hearty, flavorful (and entertaining!) feast. Bob and Lynne learned the method from Paella chef master Ayo while visiting Nerja, Spain, and are excited to serve this traditional dish to hungry skiers at XC Ski HQ. Prepared in a massive cast iron pan over an outdoor fire pit, this lunch is almost as enjoyable to watch being cooked as it is to eat! Served piping hot with Saffron-spiced chicken, shrimp and vegetables, this dish will be presented in two seatings: 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Buen Provecho!

It’s a good day to ski, eat, and go shopping!

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