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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).

Kaitlyn Patterson girls all but two men in Vasa 27km freestyle
Kaitlyn Patterson girls all but two men in Vasa 27km freestyle

Kaitlyn Patterson girls all but two men in Vasa 27km freestyle

2/14/2016 - By Mike Muha

Alex Vanias and Mariah Frye-Collie win the 50km freestyle, but Kaitlyn Patterson crushes men and women alike in 27km Vasa freestyle.

Copper Country wins boys and overall; TC Central wins girls HS Championhsip
Copper Country wins boys and overall; TC Central wins girls HS Championhsip

Copper Country wins boys and overall; TC Central wins girls HS Championhsip

2/14/2016 - By Mike Muha

The Copper Country Ski Tigers won the overall Michigan State High School Cross Country Ski Championship title by taking first in the boys and third in the girls competition. Marquette Senior was second overall. TC Central won the girls title.

Copper Country Ski Tigers lead High School Championships
Copper Country Ski Tigers lead High School Championships

Copper Country Ski Tigers lead High School Championships

2/13/2016 - By Dan Wiitala

Copper Country leads the boys team scoring with Marquette second and Traverse City Third. Traverse City girls currently on top followed by Copper Country and Marquette.

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Vasa Ski Club moves into Brumbaugh Cup lead
Vasa Ski Club moves into Brumbaugh Cup lead

Vasa Ski Club moves into Brumbaugh Cup lead

2/11/2016 - By Mike Muha

Brumbaugh Cup results through the Hanson Hills Classic.

Get Waxing! Wax recommendations for the weekend's racing
Get Waxing! Wax recommendations for the weekend's racing

Get Waxing! Wax recommendations for the weekend's racing

2/11/2016 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup cross country ski races: Michigan High School Championships, North American Vasa, and Gran Travers.

Superiorland Ski Club and MSHS High School host 2016 Championships
Superiorland Ski Club and MSHS High School host 2016 Championships

Superiorland Ski Club and MSHS High School host 2016 Championships

2/10/2016 - By Dan Wiitala

The Superiorland Ski Club and its affiliated Marquette Senior High School Nordic Ski Team will play host to the State’s High School Nordic Ski Championships on Friday and Saturday, February 12 and 13 on Ishpeming’s Al Quaal trails.

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Milan Baic and Rebecca Davis leads Michigan Cup; XCHQ top team
Milan Baic and Rebecca Davis leads Michigan Cup; XCHQ top team

Milan Baic and Rebecca Davis leads Michigan Cup; XCHQ top team

2/10/2016 - By Mike Muha

The Cross Country Ski Headquarters narrowly leads the Vasa Ski Club in the Michigan Cup Team standings, Issac Coulter, Mary Lyon are currently the top juniors. Milan Baic and Rebecca Davis top the senior standings.

Vasa Ski Club sprint results: 2/9/2016
Vasa Ski Club sprint results: 2/9/2016

Vasa Ski Club sprint results: 2/9/2016

2/10/2016 - By Mark Esper

Vasa Ski Club freestyle sprints results from Timber Ridge on February 9, 2016.

O'Hearn and Patterson smoke all comers at White Pine Stampede
O'Hearn and Patterson smoke all comers at White Pine Stampede

O'Hearn and Patterson smoke all comers at White Pine Stampede

2/7/2016 - By Mike Muha

Says Jay Woodbeck: "John O'Hearn took the lead 3k in and never looked back. He gained a sizeable gap and held it to the end, soloing the 45k. Quite impressive. Felt like I needed slush skis because he scorched the trail."

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Get waxing! White Pine Stampede wax recommendations
Get waxing! White Pine Stampede wax recommendations

Get waxing! White Pine Stampede wax recommendations

2/4/2016 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup cross country ski races: The White Pine Stampede 50k and 20k.

The right way to apply a Toko Tribloc HF Blue and XCold Powder mix
The right way to apply a Toko Tribloc HF Blue and XCold Powder mix

The right way to apply a Toko Tribloc HF Blue and XCold Powder mix

2/2/2016 - By Ian Harvey

The XCold Powder makes your skis have better breakaway speed - they accelerate better in cold snow...but only if you apply it correctly!

PHOTOS: 2016 Fobush Freestyle by Blair Zordell
PHOTOS: 2016 Fobush Freestyle by Blair Zordell

PHOTOS: 2016 Fobush Freestyle by Blair Zordell

2/2/2016 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Blair Zordell took over hundred photos of the 2016 Forbush Freestyle!

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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

More events...

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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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