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Robin Luce and Tony Percha honing their technique at Mt. Bachelor at the Oregon Fall Camp. (Photo: Doug Cornell)

Robin Luce and Tony Percha honing their technique at Mt. Bachelor at the Oregon Fall Camp. (Photo: Doug Cornell)

Train hard, gain a second. Train easy, gain 15 seconds
Train hard, gain a second. Train easy, gain 15 seconds

Train hard, gain a second. Train easy, gain 15 seconds

6/24/2016 - By Mike Muha

Hammer all you want. You'll get faster and stronger. But if you spend some time practicing your downhill technique, you may get faster sooner.

Forbush Corner Spring Work Weekend June 11th & 12th
Forbush Corner Spring Work Weekend June 11th & 12th

Forbush Corner Spring Work Weekend June 11th & 12th

5/18/2016 - By Forbush Corner

We are adding a spring work weekend to the schedule this year to address the poor condition of the siding on The Warming Room / Pole Barn. The plan is to replace the existing board and batten with sheets of T1-11 siding.

NMU's Ian Tochia makes US Ski Team
NMU's Ian Tochia makes US Ski Team

NMU's Ian Tochia makes US Ski Team

5/11/2016 - By NMU

Northern Michigan's Ian Torchia was nominated for the 2016-17 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team. He was the only current collegian to be named to either the men's or women's squads and was placed on the D team.

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Pursuit offers new Fork Flex Roller Skis
Pursuit offers new Fork Flex Roller Skis

Pursuit offers new Fork Flex Roller Skis

4/24/2016 - By Mike Muha

Pursuit is shipping a new Pursuit Fork Flex Roller Skis with a new dynamic Fork Flex™ - essentially, a rollerski with suspension.

NMU's Fjeldheim named USSA Cross Country Domestic Coach of the Year
NMU's Fjeldheim named USSA Cross Country Domestic Coach of the Year

NMU's Fjeldheim named USSA Cross Country Domestic Coach of the Year

4/23/2016 - By NMU

This is the third time Fjeldheim has been honored by the USSA. He first earned Cross Country Coach of the Year accolades in 1991 and then received the Cross Country Domestic Coach of the Year award in 2005.

Michigan Trails Advisory Council meeting on April 12
Michigan Trails Advisory Council meeting on April 12

Michigan Trails Advisory Council meeting on April 12

4/5/2016 - By MDNR

State trail plan, Marquette trails portal, Forestry and trails working together for multiple objectives...

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2016 UM Nordic Skiing: The Video!
2016 UM Nordic Skiing: The Video!

2016 UM Nordic Skiing: The Video!

4/3/2016 - By Mike Muha

Awesome video of the University of Michigan Nordic Ski Club!

Final Michigan Cup Team and Individual Standings
Final Michigan Cup Team and Individual Standings

Final Michigan Cup Team and Individual Standings

3/20/2016 - By Mike Muha

It was a close race all the way to the end for the Senior Men. Milan Baic and John O'Hearn (both Vasa Ski Club) finished with the same number of points.

Huron Meadows Groomer Appreciation Party on April 2
Huron Meadows Groomer Appreciation Party on April 2

Huron Meadows Groomer Appreciation Party on April 2

3/12/2016 - By Ken Roth

Please join us April 2nd, 11:30, at Huron Meadows Metropark in Brighton, MI, to say thank you to the people who work so hard to give us the best possible trail conditions.

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60 degree temps for UofM Nordic at USCSA Collegiate Club Nationals
60 degree temps for UofM Nordic at USCSA Collegiate Club Nationals

60 degree temps for UofM Nordic at USCSA Collegiate Club Nationals

3/11/2016 - By Ellen Wiitala

On Day 3, athletes competed in a 1.3km Skate sprint. Originally, the sprint was set to be Classic, but 60+ degree temperatures and persistent rain made it impossible to set a track. The course was slushy and wet, but, in the end, it was still a great day

Tour de Spam Nordic Ski Stage & Night Race
Tour de Spam Nordic Ski Stage & Night Race

Tour de Spam Nordic Ski Stage & Night Race

3/11/2016 - By Wendy Swenson

Everyone is invited to take part in our new Nordic Ski Event March 18-20th, 2016. Tour de Spam is a three (3) day Nordic Ski stage event, featuring Montana’s first night race!

U-M at USCSA National Championships
U-M at USCSA National Championships

U-M at USCSA National Championships

3/11/2016 - By Ellen Wiitala

The big story: UM Ladies are in 3rd place after day one in Lake Placid! The race was a 15km mass-start classic, and the warm, wet conditions made for an interesting event.

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UPCOMING

WED, DEC 12, 2018

Beginning & Intermediate ski lessons for kids...and a kids race!
Huron Meadows Metropark, 8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI

SAT, DEC 15, 2018

MTU CXC Cup - Classic Interval Start
Michigan Tech Trails, Michigan Tech University, Houghton, MI

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson (XCHQ)
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Lakes of the North Freestyle
Lakes of the North, Mancelona, MI

SUN, DEC 16, 2018

MTU CXC Cup - Freestyle Mass Start
Michigan Tech Trails, Michigan Tech University, Houghton, MI

Forbush Time Trial
Forbush Corner, Frederic, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SUN, DEC 9

Nubs Nob: Great wintery conditions today with superb scenery. Somehow my blue kick wax was not doing wonders, and switching to my skin tec paid off. Looks like skaters were moving quite well too.

Forbush Corner: Trails are holding up good today. We will be open tomorrow from 10 AM until 3 PM.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Snow making is well under way with great results. We will start spreading snow on on the original Buck's Run track on monday. It will take several days to get a decent base since this is the first application of snow for the year. We will add more leaght as we continue to have cold temps that will keep the snow.

Valley Spur: Trails are shaping up nice. Groomed all skate lanes this morning,some twice.Bay Nordics were there early again today training and enjoying the fresh grooming. So nice to see these young skiers out participating in this great sport.

Forbush Corner: Had a great ski this morning! get out/up there and ski. Over all full coverage with thin spots and a few dirt spots showing. Was accompanied with Ryan Harris. Got an hour and a half in before Cars started to show up. Off To work.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: It was a great day on snow yesterday. The Jordyn Ross Clinic was a big hit, with so many attendees that she had to run an overflow clinic! The snow on the practice area is in great shape, and is perfect for demos, lessons, and to just ski around and work on technique. Bob snowcombed the Rolling Hills trail yesterday, and in the words of one of several people who skied it, it was "better than expected!" The frosted-over oak leaves that are intermixed with the packed snow are actually fairly skiable. We will snow comb all the other trails today in an effort to drive the frost into the ground. We still recommend rock skis for the time being until we get a bit more snow, as conditions are still marginal to fair.

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge Café is now open every day! Join us for classic chili, panini sandwiches, and Stu's favorite: Bosco Sticks!! We have lots of great gift ideas for Christmas! Just asked one of our highly trained staff members to show you some of our favorites. Let it snow!

SAT, DEC 8

Forbush Corner: Fast snow all day today. Great grooming for skating despite the thin base, with no significant dirt spots. Too thin for classic tracks.

Vasa Trail: My first classic ski for the season on the Vasa trail, meeting up with Kathy & Lise at the Timber Ridge/4 Corners intersection at noon, then skiing out to The Rock on the 25k, bypassing The Wall to the 10k split, and back to Timber Ridge, 16km in 2.5 hrs. Thanks, TART groomers, for rolling the trail 2x. There's not enough base to do more until we receive more snow, but a great early season start, with some avoidable dirt patches, leaves & tree debris. And a bonus, the sun was shining when I got back to TR, but not so early to melt the snow! Passed many other friends along the trail, enjoying their first Vasa ski, too.

Valley Spur: Overall conditions are quite good. Classic tracks are 90% excellent with the other 10% thin in some of the low spots. They skied fast today with Blue Extra. Skate lanes are mostly very good to excellent with some low spots where the groomer track shows through due to the truck ruts on the trails. The logging operations from the USFS timber sale over the last 2 years have done some damage and it takes a fair amount of snow and grooms the whip it into shape. Very good, typical early season conditions.

Nubs Nob: Mid-winter powertilled perfection today. Nubs received another 6” since yesterday and the entire system was tilled and a deep track was set. Firm and fast!

Forbush Corner: All East side trails will be grommed again this morning. The skating deck is really good. No track set yet. Open at 9 both days this weekend. still B skis, just to be on the safe side.

Black Mountain: Black Mountain has snow! There is not enough solid base yet for grooming, but skiers have been out on the trails, and there is enough snow for skiing the system. Welcome to another season, which hopefully will be a long snowy season of great conditions. Get out this weekend or next week and get some December skiing in the best system in the lower peninsula! There are several inches in the woods, and even more on the trails! Enjoy the beginning of ski season at Black Mountain!

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