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300+ inches...and it's still coming down. I think there's quite a bit of skiing left!

300+ inches...and it's still coming down. I think there's quite a bit of skiing left!

Michigan Cup standings through the White Pine Stampede
Michigan Cup standings through the White Pine Stampede

Michigan Cup standings through the White Pine Stampede

2/14/2018 - By Ken Dawson

Vasa Ski Club, Cross Country Ski Headquarters, and the Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team lead the overall Michigan standings!

RESULTS: Baic and Nestor win 51km American Vasa Freestyle
RESULTS: Baic and Nestor win 51km American Vasa Freestyle

RESULTS: Baic and Nestor win 51km American Vasa Freestyle

2/10/2018 - By Mike Muha

After a year of injury and reinjury, Milan Baic (Vasa Ski Club) returned in form to take the overall win in the 2018 North American Vasa 51k Freestyle.

RESULTS: Kendrick and Ross win White Pine Stampede
RESULTS: Kendrick and Ross win White Pine Stampede

RESULTS: Kendrick and Ross win White Pine Stampede

2/10/2018 - By Mike Muha

A pair of Minnesota skiers, in a close finish, stole the show in the Men's 20k event, and the University of Michigan Nordic Ski Club showed up in force in the 20km classic.

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WADA Athlete Committee protests reinstating Russian athletes at Olympics
WADA Athlete Committee protests reinstating Russian athletes at Olympics

WADA Athlete Committee protests reinstating Russian athletes at Olympics

2/8/2018 - By WADA

As members of the WADA Athlete Committee, we wish to express our profound disappointment and dismay with the recent ruling by CAS to reinstate the medals and results of 28 Russian winter Olympians from Sochi, previously disqualified for doping offences.

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.

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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.

"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!

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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!

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....

More News...

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UPCOMING

Nothing in the calendar for the next seven days.

More events...

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

FRI, APR 20

Forbush Corner: 100% full white coverage. >50 degrees basking in warm spring Sun (January seems to be over for good). Glorious, beats mud season down state. Plenty of snow left for the weekend. Enjoy! There was an owl along Little Coaster, who did not like my presence!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: It’s another fine day to spring ski! Groomer Bob is out Ginzu snowcombing all the trails this morning, and the classic tracks are still in very good shape. We are happy to report that conditions overall are very good to excellent, with one bare spot opening up on the top of the first hill of Manitou. Otherwise there is really good coverage, and still good for “A” skis! Of course the best skiing from here on out will be in the morning before the sun gets too high and the snow softens up. This is spring skiing at its very best!!

Join us tomorrow for a History-Making Spring Ski Party! Let’s celebrate the latest day of skiing in XC Ski HQ history. In 44 years in the XC ski business, we have never been open for skiing this late in the season. It’s time to party!

When: Saturday, April 21st
Who: Skiers, trail sponsors, customers, family, friends, YOU!
Shop opens: 10:00am (skiers are welcome to hit the trails earlier – the best skiing will be in the morning!)
History-Making BBQ Party on the sundeck: 1:00pm
HQ will provide brats and sauerkraut. Bring a dish and/or a beverage to pass, if you like! Looks like a beautiful, sunny afternoon, so come ski and share in some good food and great company with Bob, Lynne, Donnie, and your fellow XC skiers.

All the best,

Forbush Corner: Larry is out early this morning tilling and setting track on the entire East Trail System - Flatlands, Badlands, Pancake, Roller Coaster, and Little Coaster. The trails set up firm overnight, but the Pisten Bully PB100 will make them near perfect for skating and classic skiing - no problem. Spring Skiing Bonus Weekend #3 prices in effect - $10 for 1 day, $15 for 2 days!!!

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