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I do not know what kind of winter we will have, but I like THIS forecast better than most!

I do not know what kind of winter we will have, but I like THIS forecast better than most!

RESULTS: Harris and Ross win The Beast!
RESULTS: Harris and Ross win The Beast!

RESULTS: Harris and Ross win The Beast!

3/6/2017 - By John Gravlin

UPDATED. Sunday's 11km Black Mountain Freestyle Race did not have the weather or groomer issues like the classic race the day before but a few rogue snowmobile incursions onto the trail had to be smoothed out, delaying the start by 5 minutes.

RESULTS: Holmes and Oppllger take Black Mountain Classic
RESULTS: Holmes and Oppllger take Black Mountain Classic

RESULTS: Holmes and Oppllger take Black Mountain Classic

3/6/2017 - By John Gravlin

UPDATED. The largest snow fall of the season, the coldest night of the season, not enough ice on the lake start/finish area, frozen gas lines on one of the groomers on race day, but the end result was spectacular!

Field announced for 2017 NCAA Championships
Field announced for 2017 NCAA Championships

Field announced for 2017 NCAA Championships

3/4/2017 - By Central Collegiate Ski Association

With the upcoming NCAA skiing championship being held in Jackson, New Hampshire, the Central Region is sending its top athletes to compete along with the top collegiate skiers in the country. The Nordic events will take place on March 9 and 11.

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Great Bear Chase Countdown
Great Bear Chase Countdown

Great Bear Chase Countdown

3/3/2017 - By Angela Luskin

The 37th annual UP Health System Great Bear Chase is almost here! Conditions are looking great, with a packed base of 24” on the course and great temperatures leading up to Saturday, March 11th.

Vasa still leads MI Cup; Sam Holmes wins Senior Men's division
Vasa still leads MI Cup; Sam Holmes wins Senior Men's division

Vasa still leads MI Cup; Sam Holmes wins Senior Men's division

3/3/2017 - By Mike Muha

It the last weekend of racing for individual Michigan Cup points! This is your last chance to move up in the standings. If you don't race, you'll probably move down, since someone else will be getting the points you give up!

Wax recommendations for the Black Mountain races
Wax recommendations for the Black Mountain races

Wax recommendations for the Black Mountain races

3/3/2017 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for the Black Mountain races. Check back for updates....

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First Look: Speedmax Classic Double-Poling Ski
First Look: Speedmax Classic Double-Poling Ski

First Look: Speedmax Classic Double-Poling Ski

3/1/2017 - By Mike Muha

Fischer has introduced their new Speedmax Classic Double-Poling ski that tries to combine the best parts of skate ski construction with those of classic ski construction.

Redesigned strap, handle reduce weight of new Swix Triac 3.0 pole
Redesigned strap, handle reduce weight of new Swix Triac 3.0 pole

Redesigned strap, handle reduce weight of new Swix Triac 3.0 pole

2/28/2017 - By Swix

The interface between skier and pole begins at the strap, a hand-shaped anti stretch material aimed at subtle feel and complete integration, all connected to a grip that collectively is nearly 1/3 lighter than previous Swix grips.

BREAKING NEWS: 2017 American Birkebeiner CANCELLED
BREAKING NEWS: 2017 American Birkebeiner CANCELLED

BREAKING NEWS: 2017 American Birkebeiner CANCELLED

2/24/2017 - By Birkie

After days of unseasonable weather, rain, and a predicted snow storm front missing the Hayward and Cable areas, the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation regretfully announces the cancellation of the 2017 American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, and Prince Haakon

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Wax Recommendations for the Birkie!
Wax Recommendations for the Birkie!

Wax Recommendations for the Birkie!

2/23/2017 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for upcoming American Birkebeiner! Rain, snow, warm, cold, clean, dirty???????

Rendezvous Ski Race has 50K, 20K options, plus
Rendezvous Ski Race has 50K, 20K options, plus

Rendezvous Ski Race has 50K, 20K options, plus

2/23/2017 - By Wendy Swenson

An American Ski Marathon Series race, the Rendezvous Ski Race's registration prices goes up today. There are six different races to choose from depending on your age and ability: 2K, 5K, 10K, 25K classic, 25K and 50K.

Send a University of Michigan skier to Nationals
Send a University of Michigan skier to Nationals

Send a University of Michigan skier to Nationals

2/22/2017 - By Abby Potts

We are creating this -Sponsor a Skier- campaign to assist our athletes in getting across the country to compete this year and we asking for donations, big or small, to aid us in this journey.

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UPCOMING

SAT, NOV 17, 2018

NordicSkiRacer long rollerski
West Boat Launch, Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

SUN, NOV 18, 2018

Learn to put on a ski race
West Yellowstone, MT

TUE, NOV 20, 2018

Yellowstone Ski Festival, Nov 20-24
West Yellowstone, MT

Yellowstone Ski Festival • November 20-24
West Yellowstone, Montana

Team NordicSkiRacer rollerski intervals
Maybury State Park, 8 Mile Rd entrance, Northville, MI

THU, NOV 22, 2018

Thanksgiving!
United States

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

THU, NOV 15

Michaywe: Golf course at Michaywe has a frozen base and some fluff over the top. Just in from a nice skate ski - some of the best early season skiing in a while. Usually the ground is too warm and you get the slushy icing situation but not today! All good.

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Forestville Real Grooming Report: It has been 4 days of skiing on the roller packed Noque to 17k, Animoosh, Papasay, Boozhoo, Zhing, and the stadium. Continued cool weather has kept trails in good shape. The surface is uneven but coverage is very good.

Our call for feedback produced comments from Jack, Laurie, Vivian and Joe just to name a few. The most useful write up follows: “Out at 9:30 AM and the center of the trail is well packed, narrow and bumpy, and the edges powdery. Around 12 K the Noque path widens and continues to 14 and skating is good. Coming back the hill demands more than the usual caution and the sun improved the snow condition. Awaiting good conditions for the equipment to groom. Jack”

WED, NOV 14

Nubs Nob: Nubs has picked up another 1-2 inches over the past couple of day and their site is showing 18-inches since last Friday. Both upper loops continue to firm up and have gotten much faster since the weekend. They have packed and dragged the trails each day. No track set, but fantastic pre-Thanksgiving skate conditions.

Valley Spur: Rolled in around 6 to 8 inches of snow on A,B backwards to Heart Attack and G return,D and down Skaters Heaven today. Then set track on A, B backwards to the bottom of Heart Attack and back,Stairway to Heaven, across X and down Classic Heaven. Tracks are too thin in a few spots but overall good. Rolled trails are wide enough to skate but pretty uneven in most areas. Rock skis should be used throughout. We need more snow. Good news is we are off to an early start and we don't have the flooded areas we did last year so with snow things will shape up quickly. We will not be grooming the entire system(only certain sections) until after deer season to avoid skier/hunter issues

Bay Meadows GC: Conditions improved again due to the numerous skiers who have skied in the track like it was groomed. Based on all the people I have communicated with this might be the best venue to ski for right now, plus it is .6 miles from my condo, can you believe it. The HS team was training today and I was able to ski with Milan for 10k. Even though he skis at a level one workout, it is nice to hang with a nordic icon. Tomorrow morning should be great, but after a sunny 40d day it might be a little thin after that. Keep the reports going!

Rendezvous Ski Trails: We are 1-week away from the start of the 2018 Yellowstone Ski Festival. There have been many inquiries about the conditions on the Rendezvous Ski Trails here in West Yellowstone. As of yesterday, the trails have been rolled and finished. We have not groomed, but skier activity on the trails has helped to compact the snow, resulting in faster, early-season conditions. Reports from skiers indicate the skating “good” and classic is “fair.”

Nighttime temperatures hover around zero degrees and often dip down to several degrees below zero. The low last night was -15ºF. Daytime temperatures are also working in our favor, rarely reaching above the freezing mark. These low temperatures help maintain the snow levels.

Snow conditions are early season with cold, fast powder covering the trails. All trails except Windy Ridge are rolled and skiable.

Area trails, including the Riverside, Boundary, and Frontier Trails are all in skiable condition.

If necessary, there is plenty of snow on the secondary venue of the South Plateau. In the event that the snow on the Rendezvous Trails melts out, there will be skiing on the South Plateau. However, at this time, our focus remains on the Rendezvous Trails. The next pulse of moisture is predicted for Thursday night into Friday morning. We will post more information following the result of that potential storm.

We are looking forward to another exciting, fun-filled week. The evening activities at the Holiday Inn offer something for everyone. For more information and up-to-date reports, like our Facebook page, Rendezvous SkiTrails, and bookmark www.SkiRunBikeMT.com.

With sincere thanks,
Moira Dow
Yellowstone Ski Festival Director

ABR Trails: We have been working hard grooming daily to smooth and freeze down trails. We are being a bit more particular on opening conditions so we are going to wait until Saturday to open. We will be opening the ski shop and trails Saturday November 17 at 9 am. We Ginzu groomed 32 km today and are working on widening and opening additional km, it is a slow process with the 2 feet of snow and warm ground. Thank you for your patience….for mid November skiing. Hope to see you this weekend!

Nubs Nob: Nub's Nob will open this Saturday & Sunday! All 21K of our XC trail system will also be packed and in early season condition. Give the Snow Crew a high five when you see them, they have been full throttle turning the place from green to white.

Valley Spur: Welcome to the start of the 2018/19 ski season! It looks like the" snow might just stay so grooming starts today!" I will be doing some rolling and maybe set some track today depending on snow depth. We will keep everyone posted. Think Snow!

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Forestville Real Grooming Report: Over the week end Andy roller packed 6-8 in at FVTH and roller packed Noque to 17k, Animoosh, Papasay, Boozhoo, Zhing, and the stadium. Weather has continued to bless skiers with cool days and cold nights. I am sure the trails are thin but still skiable.

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