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Start of the Hanson Hills Classic. Michael Davis (on right), Rebecca Davis and Theo Vonwallmenich wait their interval start. (Photo: Chloë Alyn Borton).

Start of the Hanson Hills Classic. Michael Davis (on right), Rebecca Davis and Theo Vonwallmenich wait their interval start. (Photo: Chloë Alyn Borton).

Wax Recommendations: Vasa Weekend!
Wax Recommendations: Vasa Weekend!

Wax Recommendations: Vasa Weekend!

2/8/2018 - By Mike Muha

Toko, Fast Wax, Swix, and Solda recommendations for North American Vasa Fest this weekend.

PSIA ski instruction and certification event, Feb 17-18
PSIA ski instruction and certification event, Feb 17-18

PSIA ski instruction and certification event, Feb 17-18

2/7/2018 - By Amy Powell

This event will provide an opportunity to enhance personal skiing, drills and tools for teaching/coaching and technical fundamentals for the volunteer coach, intermediate skier, all the way to an experienced instructor going for a Certification.

Michigan Cup standings through the Noque
Michigan Cup standings through the Noque

Michigan Cup standings through the Noque

2/7/2018 - By Ken Dawson

Got back home and updated rosters and results through the Noque. I did not do team points yet but should do that shortly, and add the White Pine Stampede. Attached are the current results.

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"All systems Go!" for 42nd Annual North American Vasa
"All systems Go!" for 42nd Annual North American Vasa

"All systems Go!" for 42nd Annual North American Vasa

2/7/2018 - By North American Vasa

The recent snow, the expert grooming of three grooming teams, and predicted cold nights will ensure the best race conditions of the year.

This weekend's races: What's on, what's off...
This weekend's races: What's on, what's off...

This weekend's races: What's on, what's off...

2/1/2018 - By Mike Muha

White Pine Stampede: YES! Fire N Ice: NO. PA Nordic Championships: NO. King of the Mountain: NEW and YES! Michael Seaman Memorial: NO!

King of the Hill race at Schuss Mountain
King of the Hill race at Schuss Mountain

King of the Hill race at Schuss Mountain

2/1/2018 - By Shanty Creek

Need something to do the day after the White Pine Stampede? Race the King of the Hill at Schuss Mountain in Bellaire, Michigan!

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White Pine Stampede waxing recommendations!
White Pine Stampede waxing recommendations!

White Pine Stampede waxing recommendations!

2/1/2018 - By Mike Muha

Good news: Lots of snow is in the forecast for the White Pine Stampede! Now see how you should wax....

UPDATE: The White Pine Stampede is on!...minus the 50k...plus SNOW!
UPDATE: The White Pine Stampede is on!...minus the 50k...plus SNOW!

UPDATE: The White Pine Stampede is on!...minus the 50k...plus SNOW!

2/1/2018 - By Mike Muha

Snow drought ends: White Pine to get slammed with snow! Plus the loop was remeasured - it's 5.4km. Only 4 laps instead of 5 for the 20km event. Of course, with this new snow....

Mike Seaman Memorial race cancelled, so ski in Mike's honor
Mike Seaman Memorial race cancelled, so ski in Mike's honor

Mike Seaman Memorial race cancelled, so ski in Mike's honor

1/30/2018 - By Jay Woodbeck

The inaugural Mike Seaman Memorial 10k Classic, originally scheduled for Sunday 2/4/18, has been canceled due to low snow conditions. In lieu of the event, Team NordicSkiRacer suggests going for a ski in Mike's honor on Sunday.

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Announcing Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club
Announcing Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club

Announcing Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club

1/30/2018 - By Ricardo Lung

Our goal is to give young skiers an opportunity to ski with their peers, advance their skiing skills and have FUN. Skiers of all abilities are welcome (parents of young skiers are more than welcome too).

Andy Liebner on his win in the Noquemanon Ski Marathon 50k Freestyle
Andy Liebner on his win in the Noquemanon Ski Marathon 50k Freestyle

Andy Liebner on his win in the Noquemanon Ski Marathon 50k Freestyle

1/29/2018 - By Andy Liebner

Going into this 50K Freestyle at the Noquemanon, I had one main thread in mind: Prepare to reserve energy. The strategy I used in those days carried me well this weekend.

New Madshus Redline Intelligrip ski and MOVE binding system
New Madshus Redline Intelligrip ski and MOVE binding system

New Madshus Redline Intelligrip ski and MOVE binding system

1/29/2018 - By Madshus

With the Madshus Redline Intelligrip ski and MOVE binding system, the skier can adjust grip and glide on the skin ski by moving the binding backward and forward on the binding plate without taking the skis off.

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UPCOMING

TUE, FEB 20, 2018

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

WED, FEB 21, 2018

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Skate

FRI, FEB 23, 2018

Kortelopet
OO Trailhead to Downtown Hayward, Wisconsin

SAT, FEB 24, 2018

American Birkebeiner
Cable to Hayward, Wisconson

Birkie Live Stream!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Mason Tract Ski Tour with the Michigan Backcountry Ski Series
Mason Tract Pathway, Roscommon Michigan, Chase Bridge Rd Trailhead

Boyne Vistas 10K Freestyle
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI

Michigan Backcountry Ski Series: Mason Track Out'n'Back
Chase Bridge Road Trail Head

Taste of Gate's
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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

SUN, FEB 25, 2018

2018 Pennsylvania Nordic Championships (Rescheduled from Feb 4)
Wilderness Lodge, Wattsburg, PA

25th Annual Junior Muffin Pursuit Races – Classic/Freestyle
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

TUE, FEB 27, 2018

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

More events...

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

TUE, FEB 20

Boyne Mountain: The trails are closed today due to weather, but the shop is open and having a 30% off sale!
On EVERYTHING!!!
We also have a few sets of brand new skis from 2014-2015 at 50% off and plenty of new models from this year at 30% off. Hats, gloves, coats, pants, socks, base-layers and more!
Get in here for great deals on all of our gear while you can!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The earlier part of the day yesterday was great for skiing, and conditions were enjoyed by quite a few skiers before the rain set in in the afternoon. It has been raining steadily all night and looks to continue throughout the day today. Because of this, and in order to preserve as much of the snow as we can, the trails will be closed today. Only the practice area is open today for ski demos.

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Italian Stallion Panini! Ham, pepperoni, provolone, banana peppers, black olives, and marinara sauce on sliced Stone House Italian Bread. Served with Great Lakes Chips and a pickle. Stop in for some shopping! We have great sales on skate and classic ski packages, plus winter clothing and accessories.

MON, FEB 19

Birkebeiner Trail: The BIRKIE TRAIL CLOSED AT 11:59 pm TODAY. Snow has started falling and we will start working on the trail early Tuesday to get the new snow to firm up in time for the events. THERE WILL STILL BE LOCATIONS WHERE YOU CAN SKI this week. Here is where you CAN ski by day this week:

Tuesday: OO loops, Birkie Ridge, competition loops at the Birkie start area, Hatchery Creek loops

Wednesday: OO loops, Birkie Ridge, competition loops at the Birkie start area, Hatchery Creek loops

Thursday: Birkie Ridge, Hatchery Creek loops

Friday: Birkie Ridge

Saturday: Birkie Ridge

Sunday: Entire Birkie Trail will be OPEN

Vasa Trail: The Vasa trail is still holding up, but warm-up (40F @ 12:30) is starting to take its toll. Skied Special K & Nipple with Paula H Dreeszen, then 25k & JackPine back to Timber Ridge, where the trail is turning to gray ice. The last powerline was a puddle so took off my Twin Skins there. As usual, the best snow was on the 25k loop & JackPine. Need a rest after 56 ski days, but still hoping for more snow soon, or I'll head to Stokely, U.P, CO, or ??? to find some in March.

Valley Spur: Trail conditions continue to be excellent at Valley Spur. Classic tracks are firm and the skate decks are solid and get freshened daily.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: What a great weekend of skiing! Our trails held up beautifully, with some skate skiers even saying that conditions were the best they’ve been all season. Groomer Mike snow combed the trails early this morning, so the skiing this morning will be really nice on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, and Adventure trails. The Tall Pines, Blizzard and Manitou trails are closed due to ice and bare spots. The practice area are open with fair to very good conditions as well. Ski early today before the weather shifts!

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Gourmet Chili Bar! Your choice of Classic or Veggie Chili, plus an assortment of delicious toppings. Try a homemade cornbread muffin and real butter with your chili and feel like a whole new person!

Get outside and enjoy the snow this morning!

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