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Brrrrr! Junior start of the Cote Dame Marie at Hanson Hills.

Brrrrr! Junior start of the Cote Dame Marie at Hanson Hills.

RESULTS: Alex Vanias and Rebecca Davis win cold Cote Dame Maris
RESULTS: Alex Vanias and Rebecca Davis win cold Cote Dame Maris

RESULTS: Alex Vanias and Rebecca Davis win cold Cote Dame Maris

1/19/2019 - By Mike Muha

It was a zero day...not zero skis, zero temperature. Fort down-staters, it was about 25 degrees colder than anyone was used to. Up-staters had experienced some colder temperatures, but it was still COLD!

Team NordicSkiRacer leads Brumbaugh Cup
Team NordicSkiRacer leads Brumbaugh Cup

Team NordicSkiRacer leads Brumbaugh Cup

1/18/2019 - By Mike Muha

With four races into the season, Team NordicSkiRacer leads the Brumbaugh Cup for strongest Michigan Cup Team.

UPDATED: Wax recommendations for Cote Dame Marie and Gitchi Gami Games
UPDATED: Wax recommendations for Cote Dame Marie and Gitchi Gami Games

UPDATED: Wax recommendations for Cote Dame Marie and Gitchi Gami Games

1/17/2019 - By Mike Muha

Added Solda recommendation... Wax recommendations for Cote Dame Marie (Michigan Cup) and Gitchi Gami Games (Junior National Qualifer)

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Forbush Corner to install 2.5km of snowmaking over summer
Forbush Corner to install 2.5km of snowmaking over summer

Forbush Corner to install 2.5km of snowmaking over summer

1/15/2019 - By Forbush Corner

Forbush Corner Nordic cross-country ski center will be substantially extending their ski season by installing a state-of-the-art snow-making system which will initially encompass a 2.5-kilometer trail.

RESULTS: Lars Hallstrom and Jordyn Ross win Krazy Klassic
RESULTS: Lars Hallstrom and Jordyn Ross win Krazy Klassic

RESULTS: Lars Hallstrom and Jordyn Ross win Krazy Klassic

1/14/2019 - By Mike Muha

Lars Hallstrom and Jordyn Ross won both the Krazy Klassic and the weekend award for lowest cumulative time over the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic races.

RESULTS: Alex Vanias and Jordyn Ross win 10th anniversary Frosty Freestyle
RESULTS: Alex Vanias and Jordyn Ross win 10th anniversary Frosty Freestyle

RESULTS: Alex Vanias and Jordyn Ross win 10th anniversary Frosty Freestyle

1/12/2019 - By Mike Muha

Alex Vanias came in first in 30:29. For the women, Grand Rapids Nordic's Jordyn Ross was first in 36:06. Conditions were great for the 10th running of the Frosty Freestyle

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The Gobles do well at US Nationals for Michigan Tech
The Gobles do well at US Nationals for Michigan Tech

The Gobles do well at US Nationals for Michigan Tech

1/11/2019 - By Michigan Tech

Former Michigan Cup skiers Reid and Sarah Goble had good finishes at US Nationals, with Reid in the top five in the Freestyle Sprint.

UPDATED: Waxing recommendations for the Frosty Fest races and SISU
UPDATED: Waxing recommendations for the Frosty Fest races and SISU

UPDATED: Waxing recommendations for the Frosty Fest races and SISU

1/10/2019 - By Mike Muha

UPDATE: Added Solda recommendation. Wax recommendations for upcoming Michigan Cup races (the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic plus SISU.

RESULTS: 6-Hour Michigan Cup Team Relay
RESULTS: 6-Hour Michigan Cup Team Relay

RESULTS: 6-Hour Michigan Cup Team Relay

1/8/2019 - By Mike Muha

Finally, it snowed! After a very un-snowy holiday season, Hanson Hills go dumped on in time for the 6-Hour Michigan Cup Team Relay.

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Wax recommendations: Team Relay
Wax recommendations: Team Relay

Wax recommendations: Team Relay

1/4/2019 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for the 6-Hour Michigan Cup Team Relay at Hanson Hills in Grayling, MI.

Five (!?!?) lead Michigan Cup Standings
Five (!?!?) lead Michigan Cup Standings

Five (!?!?) lead Michigan Cup Standings

12/26/2018 - By Mike Muha

Jordyn Ross, Kyle Hanson, Sam Holmes, Andrew Amato, and Annie Paulson lead the pack after two races.

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club is starting its second season
Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club is starting its second season

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club is starting its second season

12/18/2018 - By Ricardo Lung and Doug Heady

Our goal is to give young skiers an opportunity to cross country ski with their peers, advance their skiing skills and have FUN. Skiers of all abilities are welcome to join and learn a sport they can enjoy for a lifetime.

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UPCOMING

MON, JAN 21, 2019

Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

TUE, JAN 22, 2019

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

FRI, JAN 25, 2019

Junior Noque
Forestville Trailhead, Marquette, MI

SAT, JAN 26, 2019

Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Marquette, MI

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson (XCHQ)
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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

SUN, JAN 27, 2019

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

Retro Ski
Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids trail system, Hancock, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

MON, JAN 21

Huron Meadows Metropark: Buck's Run was great for skate and classic. Very fast for classic! The north 5k loop was groomed for skate and decent (you could classic there too but not enough snow for deep tracks). Use your rock skis though. Some ground showing through in some spots but decent overall. It was a nice break from BR and the sun was out!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Another great day of classic skiing on buck's run.

Lost Lakes Pathway: A fun 1:40 hr afternoon ski close to home with Paula at Lost Lakes Pathway. The Campground loop has enough coverage for good skis, but not much of a track. As always, the big, back loop, that weaves around several lost lakes, had more snow, 4-6" & deep tracks. We skied clockwise so we could return along the shore of Lake Dubonnet, and since there were fishermen out on the ice, we skied across part of the lake, checking out 2 augered holes of approx 4-5" depth. There was no wind chill in the woods, and the sun felt warm! One of my favorite skis this season at LL!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Nice Classic and Skating at Huron Meadows this afternoon. Tracks deep, skate lane fast. Buck's Run is in fine shape!

The golf course has been rolled - no tracks, lots of wind-blown areas from yesterday. No grooming elsewhere, although lots of classic skiers have broken trail around the lake and the south side of Hammel Road. Cold, sunny...and no wind! Great day to ski!

Huron Meadows Metropark: Skied 9:30 ish so pretty cold. Stayed on Buck’s Run to skate loops, conditions very good

Saw the groomer on golf course but did not venture out

Get outside and pay your$ for them maintaining Bucks Run

Stokely Creek: The cold weather is passing and going up to 27 degrees by Wednesday. Starting tomorrow we have 3 days of snow in the forecast. Fresh snow alway makes things better. Our trails are in great shape no bare spots and all trail are open. Howard a regular skier said his skin skis were working great.
On Saturday Feb 2 , you can ski-snowshoe-ski. Ski to Stokely Lake Cabin put on your portered snowshoes and follow Bob Yankus for a guided tour around Moose Mt, Lonesome Beaver ponds, and ice cliffs. Back at Stokely Lake Cabin enjoy a Stokely lunch before skiing back to the lodge. Call 866-stokely for reservations.

Forbush Corner: Whole system in great shape. Skate deck is firm, skiing slow of course due to the extreme cold but should get better as it gets warmer this afternoon. Classic tracks are in really nice shape. Come on out!

Shanty Creek - Schuss Mtn: Great skiing, fast track on hard snow. Best bet are Pine Cone, Winter Brook and King of the Hill. It’s a brisk sunny day for skiing at SCR...

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Many hearty souls took to the trails in the crisp sunshine yesterday, and enjoyed some great ski conditions on the Headquarters trails. Groomer Mike will snow comb the skating lanes later this morning. Tracks on the Trappers Cabin are still in great shape. The best conditions are on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey and Manitou trails. Barring some oak leaves, conditions are overall very good for skating and good for classic, with some fabulous stretches out there. The skiing will be wonderful today, with temps in the low teens the sun shining. More snow on the way this week!

Today's Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Gourmet Mac 'n Cheese Bar! Feast on our deluxe, cheesy mac ‘n cheese, and choose from a variety of toppings to create your own mac-sterpiece. Plus, the 2020 Fischer Speedmax 3D Skate Skis are now here! Stop by HQ for a free demo (psst... they're on sale, too!). Enjoy the great skiing and sunshine today!

SUN, JAN 20

Maybury State Park: System was plowed and rolled. Not enough snow to set a track, but certainly nice enough to tool around around. B skis recommended.

Boyne Mountain: It is sunny and cold...but everyone Cross Country Skiing is loving it! As long as your skiing you are staying warm. Conditions are good. The trails are well groomed with very nice tracks for easy striding through the woods. Vistas if perfect for skating or more experienced skiers. It will be warming up a little on Monday making the snow even better. Come on out and visit us at the Boyne Mountain Cross Country Ski Center for a great day of X country skiing!!!

Milham Park Golf Course: Milham is groomed. Today we used our new sled for the first time: wide track, electric start, and reverse. Sled worked great. We have about five inches of snow here. Groomed down pretty good. A little thin in spots but overall pretty good. I was able to groom a wide skate lane and set a classic track. The warm up loop was also groomed. Its plenty cold enough so all we need now is more snow. Woo Hoo.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Good day on Bucks ran. Skate lane was good.
But classic looked faster with good tracks. Snow drifting over on connector from golf course.
Stay in the woods and it is great.
Good to see a lot of people out.

Huron Meadows Metropark: 2:00pm. Did a loop of Buck's Run (excellent tracks - best of the season) to warm up, then skied the north golf course loop for a change of scenery (groomed, not tracked, wind-blown - use your B skis), then finished with a couple more loops around Buck's Run.

Skate lane on Buck's Run looked excellent. Hard pack, not wind blown. South golf course packed, no tracks, wind-blown (use B skis).

Parking lot is jammin'

Huron Meadows Metropark: Noon. Just arrived. Buck's Run is groomed, with Skate and Classic tracks.the entire golf course is groomed for skating, but wind blown now. Parking lot is getting full as the weather final gets near double-digits.

Crystal Mountain: I groomed the skating lanes yesterday. According to reports from the many skiers we had, the trails were great. We got a dusting of snow over night so if you can brave the cold come on out.

Hanson Hills: CLOSED TODAY: 1/20/2019 Please read below

Due to the extreme cold weather and high exposure time to frostbite and hypothermia, we will be Closed for all Downhill, Tubing, Snowsports school, and Cross Country/Fat bike Operations.

Thank you for your understanding as we make every effort to keep our Staff and Visitors safe.

All Tubing reservations and private snow sports school reservations will be refunded.


Forbush Corner: The entire trail system has been groomed over the past couple of days and the classic tracks and skate lane remain in great condition. Bundle up and head out to The Corner !!!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: It was a beautiful, sunny day on the ski trails yesterday, and it was so great to see so many people enjoying the ski conditions, which range from good to excellent on all trails except Tall Pines. Groomer Mike snow combed the skating lanes last night, and tracks on the Trappers Cabin are still in excellent shape. The best conditions are on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey and Manitou trails. Barring some pesky oak leaves, conditions are overall very good for skating and good for classic, with some truly excellent stretches out there. While temps will be cold today, the sun will make it feel much warmer!

Today's Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Gourmet Mac 'n Cheese Bar! Feast on our deluxe, cheesy, homemade mac ‘n cheese, and choose from a variety of toppings to create your own mac-sterpiece. A true treat on a cold winter's day! Keep moving and you'll keep warm!

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