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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!

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.

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!

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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.

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.

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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!

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.

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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.

Get waxing! Wax Recommendations for Black Mountain and the Muffin Race
Get waxing! Wax Recommendations for Black Mountain and the Muffin Race

Get waxing! Wax Recommendations for Black Mountain and the Muffin Race

2/25/2016 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations from Fast Wax, Toko, and Swix for the Black Mountain Classic, Black Mount Freestyle, and Muffin Race.

Great Bear Chase looking for volunteers
Great Bear Chase looking for volunteers

Great Bear Chase looking for volunteers

2/25/2016 - By Luskin Angela

The Great Bear Chase ski race will be March 5th this year, and as always, will showcase both our area’s wonderful trails and people. The event requires the dedication and support of over 100 community volunteers.

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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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