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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).

Nick Power and Rosie Frankowski victorious at Great Bear Chase
Nick Power and Rosie Frankowski victorious at Great Bear Chase

Nick Power and Rosie Frankowski victorious at Great Bear Chase

3/7/2016 - By Angela Luskin

Nick Power, Minneapolis, MN and Rosie Frankowski, Anchorage, AK took victories in the 50km skiathlon, which incorporates the two different styles of cross country skiing – the classic diagonal stride technique and the freestyle or skating technique.

REVISED STANDINGS: Vasa and Headquarters separated by 23 points
REVISED STANDINGS: Vasa and Headquarters separated by 23 points

REVISED STANDINGS: Vasa and Headquarters separated by 23 points

3/4/2016 - By Mike Muha

REVISED Unofficial standings: The Cross Country Ski Headquarters is just 23 points away from the Vasa Ski Club's top standing:

Get waxing! Wax recommendations for this weekend
Get waxing! Wax recommendations for this weekend

Get waxing! Wax recommendations for this weekend

3/3/2016 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup cross country ski race and the Great Bear Chase.

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Hamilton and Diggins Podium in Gatineau sprint
Hamilton and Diggins Podium in Gatineau sprint

Hamilton and Diggins Podium in Gatineau sprint

3/2/2016 - By USSA

Simi Hamilton (Aspen, CO) and Jessie Diggins (Afton, MN) led the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team in the opening races of the Ski Tour Canada in Gatineau on Tuesday. Both Hamilton and Diggins finished third in a 1.7k freestyle sprint.

Unofficial Michigan Cup Standings: XCHQ inching toward Vasa...
Unofficial Michigan Cup Standings: XCHQ inching toward Vasa...

Unofficial Michigan Cup Standings: XCHQ inching toward Vasa...

3/1/2016 - By Mike Muha

Unofficial standings: The Cross Country Ski Shop has gained a bit on the Vasa Ski Club. And check your individual standings!

Kelly Peregrine and Michael Klettner win the Muffin!
Kelly Peregrine and Michael Klettner win the Muffin!

Kelly Peregrine and Michael Klettner win the Muffin!

3/1/2016 - By Cross Country Ski Headquarters

We had one of the best Muffin Races ever this past Sunday, with over 50 kids from ages 3 to 19 competing in the longest standing junior XC ski race in the state of Michigan. The high school division featured an 8km Pursuit race.

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NMU takes 12 of 20 spots on CCSA All-Conference Team
NMU takes 12 of 20 spots on CCSA All-Conference Team

NMU takes 12 of 20 spots on CCSA All-Conference Team

3/1/2016 - By CCSA

The Central Collegiate Ski Association named the ten top ranked men’s and women’s racers from the conference for 2016. Northern Michigan University took 12 of the available 20 spots by placing six women and six men on each of the All-conference teams.

Alaska Ski for Women raises $1,000,000
Alaska Ski for Women raises $1,000,000

Alaska Ski for Women raises $1,000,000

3/1/2016 - By Patrick McGownd

The colorful Alaska Ski for Women (ASFW) is North America's largest women-only cross-country ski event, raising funds for local non-profit organizations that help stop the cycle of domestic abuse against women and children.

Reid and Sarah Goble set course records at Black Mountain Freestyle
Reid and Sarah Goble set course records at Black Mountain Freestyle

Reid and Sarah Goble set course records at Black Mountain Freestyle

2/29/2016 - By John Gravlin

The Beast took on the role of The Beauty as the course conditions resulted in the fastest conditions in the history of the race!

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Eli Brown and Rebecca Davis stride to wins in Black Mountain Classic
Eli Brown and Rebecca Davis stride to wins in Black Mountain Classic

Eli Brown and Rebecca Davis stride to wins in Black Mountain Classic

2/29/2016 - By John Gravlin

Mother Nature's usual tricks included a 10 degree temperature change from race start to race finish and a blistering sunshine when

Vasa Ski Club also leads Brumbaugh Cup!
Vasa Ski Club also leads Brumbaugh Cup!

Vasa Ski Club also leads Brumbaugh Cup!

2/28/2016 - By Mike Muha

Not only does the Vasa Ski Club lead the overall Michigan Cup as of the Boyne Grinder race, the team also leads the Brumbaugh Cup for strongest senior team.

Vasa Ski Club leads Michigan Cup; Men's championship up for grabs
Vasa Ski Club leads Michigan Cup; Men's championship up for grabs

Vasa Ski Club leads Michigan Cup; Men's championship up for grabs

2/28/2016 - By Mike Muha

We have a tie in points for first place overall, with Vasa Ski Club racers Milan Baic and John O'Hearn each having 996 points. Team NordicSkiRacer's Jay Woodbeck is just six points behind in third with 990 points.

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UPCOMING

SUN, FEB 25, 2018

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

UPDATED: 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

WED, FEB 28, 2018

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Classic

SAT, MAR 3, 2018

Michigan Backcountry Ski Series: Jordan Jam
Jordan River Pathway between East Jordan and Kalkaska

Black Mountain 31K Classic and 10km Tour
Bluffs on Black Lake, 10905 Doriva Beach Rd., Cheboygan, MI 4972

Ribs & Blues
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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

SUN, MAR 4, 2018

Black Mountain 10km Freestyle
Bluffs on Black Lake, 10905 Doriva Beach Rd., Cheboygan, MI 4972

Gourmet Chili Bar
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SAT, FEB 24

Crystal Mountain: So I went out and groomed all the skating lanes and they turned out good-considering. We closed Loons from Pt. #3 to Pt. #3 1/2 due to ice and bare spots. We plan on re-routing that section next year to eliminate that problem. There are more icy spots than there were two days ago but you can ski around them.

Boyne Mountain: We were able to set fresh tracks yesterday afternoon on all of our lower trails. They firmed up nicely overnight and should be pretty fast today until mid afternoon or so. Trails overall will be firm with icy sections, softening as the day goes on. Look out for thin and bare patches. Vistas and Deer Run remain closed.

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The temps stayed cold yesterday and last night. Tractor Mike spent the day yesterday tilling up the ice with the pre-seeder, adding snow where needed, and finally grooming the John Deere Loop. Conditions will be good for skating today. Classic skiing should be fair to good, but we were unable to set classic tracks due to the crustiness of the snow. Plan on 2.5km of full coverage of a mixture of snow, crusty snow, and one or two slightly slick spots on the trail today.

Join us today for Birkie Live Stream and Taste of Gates Lunch Special! Starting at 9:30am this morning, watch “the Greatest Show on Snow” – the North American Birkebiener, live in Cable, Wisconsin! This famous ski race draws just as many fans as participants – well over 10,000. Join in the excitement by watching the live stream in the HQ Day Lodge! Then head out for a ski on the John Deere Trail, and come back in for lunch to experience the fantastic flavors of Gate’s AuSable Lodge, right here at Cross Country Ski Headquarters! Gate’s Lodge Head Chef, Matt Haley, will cook up a hearty winter feast you’ll never forget. Join us for this very special culinary experience, which showcases one of Northern Michigan’s best dining experiences. *Beverages not included.

Crystal Mountain: I'm heading out to scratch up the trails. We didn't go out yesterday but Thursday I groomed all the skating lanes (NO Trackset) and they turned out pretty decent. There are a few bare spots on Loons and Willies way and it was pretty icy where Eagles and Does come out of the woods other than that there was a lot of coverage. Under the pine trees on Aspen and Stride right there is a lot of trail trash. Otter is closed. Could be the last day. If you come out, look for Steve the Stork. He flew over to Jacks Rabbit and landed in a tree.

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