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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!

MI Cup Standings as of the Cote Dame Marie
MI Cup Standings as of the Cote Dame Marie

MI Cup Standings as of the Cote Dame Marie

1/24/2017 - By Mike Muha

Epic battles are underway. It looks to be a North vs. South battle for the junior championships, and the leaders in the Senior division are at risk!

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

RESULTS: Vanias and Darnton win Cote Dame Marie

1/22/2017 - By Mike Muha

Vanias skied away from the pack to finish in 1:13:26, well ahead of second place. This was Vanias's third victory this season in the Michigan Cup - he's won every event he's entered.

As it rains, let us reflect on the snow...
As it rains, let us reflect on the snow...

As it rains, let us reflect on the snow...

1/20/2017 - By Mike Muha

If you look at the cumulative snowfall, it really hasn't been too bad a year. Alpena and Traverse City are a little ahead of schedule, while other locations have a little less snow than normal...but not radically so.

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Cote Dame Marie and JNQ wax recommendations
Cote Dame Marie and JNQ wax recommendations

Cote Dame Marie and JNQ wax recommendations

1/20/2017 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Add Solda recommendation. Gets those skis waxed and get racing! Recommendations from Toko, FastWax, and Swix.

Conditions looking good for Cote Dame Marie
Conditions looking good for Cote Dame Marie

Conditions looking good for Cote Dame Marie

1/19/2017 - By Justin Andre

The Trails at Hanson Hills are holding up well for this weekend’s Cote Dame Marie Ski Loppet. Temperatures are predicted to drop tonight and we will be back grooming the Red Trail for the Michigan Cup Race Course early Friday morning.

Treatment options for Cross Country Skin-Skis
Treatment options for Cross Country Skin-Skis

Treatment options for Cross Country Skin-Skis

1/17/2017 - By Ian Harvey

There are four recommended methods for treating the "skins" for glide on "Skin Skis"...

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USSA names teams to Under 23 Cross Country World Championships
USSA names teams to Under 23 Cross Country World Championships

USSA names teams to Under 23 Cross Country World Championships

1/16/2017 - By USSA

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named a team of 10 athletes to represent the USA in the upcoming Under 23 Cross Country World Championships in Soldier Hollow.

RESULTS: Great Krazy Klassic tracks help Holmes and Davis win
RESULTS: Great Krazy Klassic tracks help Holmes and Davis win

RESULTS: Great Krazy Klassic tracks help Holmes and Davis win

1/15/2017 - By Mike Muha

Sam Holmes took his second win this weekend, while Rebecca Davis beat yesterday's winner in a double-pole ski fest!

RESULTS: Holmes and Jordyn win Frosty Freestyle under excellent conditions
RESULTS: Holmes and Jordyn win Frosty Freestyle under excellent conditions

RESULTS: Holmes and Jordyn win Frosty Freestyle under excellent conditions

1/15/2017 - By Mike Muha

Sam Holmes and Jordyn Ross took victories under excellent trail conditions at the 2017 Frosty Freestyle. Man-made snow from the park's snow guns provided an excellent skiing surface.

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Wax recommendations: Frosty Fest!
Wax recommendations: Frosty Fest!

Wax recommendations: Frosty Fest!

1/12/2017 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED WITH SWIX REC: Wax recommendations for the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic races. The Krazy Klassic also doubles as the the Michigain Senior Olympics xc ski race.

MWC2018: One Year To Go!
MWC2018: One Year To Go!

MWC2018: One Year To Go!

1/12/2017 - By J.D. Downing

Coming January 19-26, 2018 the biggest age-group competition in skiing will visit Theodore Wirth Park in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the 2018 Masters World Cup (MWC2018) returns to North America.

2017 AXCS National Masters Championships: The Big City Preview
2017 AXCS National Masters Championships: The Big City Preview

2017 AXCS National Masters Championships: The Big City Preview

1/11/2017 - By J.D. Downing

For the first time since 2005, masters (skiers 30 and over) from throughout the U.S. will return to the great state of Minnesota as the American Cross Country Skiers (AXCS) 2017 National Masters Championships takes place the weekend of February 4-5, 2017.

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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

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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