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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).

Michigan Cup standings after two races
Michigan Cup standings after two races

Michigan Cup standings after two races

1/2/2018 - By Mike Muha

Ken Dawson, Michigan Cup Points Keeper, has released the standings after the Lakes of the North Freestyle and Forbush Time Trial. These will change - radically - since the standings will reflect everyone's top five races.

Last call to register for Masters World Cup 2018
Last call to register for Masters World Cup 2018

Last call to register for Masters World Cup 2018

1/2/2018 - By Alora Jones

The registration window for the Masters World Cup 2018 in Minneapolis, MN closes Saturday, January 6 at midnight.

RESULTS: Racers Do Twists, Turns, and Jumps at the Tour de Michaywe
RESULTS: Racers Do Twists, Turns, and Jumps at the Tour de Michaywe

RESULTS: Racers Do Twists, Turns, and Jumps at the Tour de Michaywe

1/1/2018 - By Doug Cornell

Executing a slow yet flawless 360° turn, I continued backwards for a few more yards, where I then turned and skied forward towards an obstacle placed upon the snow that forced me to jump or hop to maintain progress....

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Vasa Ski Club leads the Brumbaugh Cup
Vasa Ski Club leads the Brumbaugh Cup

Vasa Ski Club leads the Brumbaugh Cup

1/1/2018 - By Mike Muha

The Vasa Ski Club leads the Brumbaugh Cup after the first two races of the season, the Lakes of the North Freestyle and the Forbush Time Trial.

Final 2016-2017 Michigan Cup Results
Final 2016-2017 Michigan Cup Results

Final 2016-2017 Michigan Cup Results

1/1/2018 - By Mike Muha

As we enter into 2018, we should officially close out 2017. The final Michigan Cup results did not get tallied until late fall. Here they are!

Update on Tour of Michaywe event schedule
Update on Tour of Michaywe event schedule

Update on Tour of Michaywe event schedule

12/20/2017 - By Andy Liebner

We've made some final changes to the Michaywe' events and many people were asking about it at the Forbush race.

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Registration is open for the 2018 Great Bear Chase!
Registration is open for the 2018 Great Bear Chase!

Registration is open for the 2018 Great Bear Chase!

12/20/2017 - By Great Bear Chase

Registration is now open for the 38th annual UP Health System Portage Great Bear Chase. The race will take place on Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at the beautiful Swedetown Trails in Calumet, Michigan.

Frye-Colie and Liebner win Forbush Corner Time Trial
Frye-Colie and Liebner win Forbush Corner Time Trial

Frye-Colie and Liebner win Forbush Corner Time Trial

12/19/2017 - By Mike Muha

Cross Country Ski Headquarters' Mariah Frye-Colie and Team NordicSkiRacer's Andy Liebner held off the competition to win at Frobush Corner.

Lakes of the North Ski Race Results
Lakes of the North Ski Race Results

Lakes of the North Ski Race Results

12/18/2017 - By Curt Peterson

Alex Vanais blew the senior men’s field away from the first turn, and Jordyn Ross similarly distanced the rest of the women’s senior field.

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Ski Skin care and maintenance
Ski Skin care and maintenance

Ski Skin care and maintenance

12/18/2017 - By Swix

With skin skis and AT setups growing in popularity, Swix has created the Skin Care Pro series, dedicated to ensuring optimal performance of ski skins.

Leelanau State Park adds multi-use ski / fat-tire bike trail
Leelanau State Park adds multi-use ski / fat-tire bike trail

Leelanau State Park adds multi-use ski / fat-tire bike trail

12/16/2017 - By MDNR

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is expanding winter recreation opportunities at Leelanau State Park with the addition of a new, marked winter sports trail open to hikers, cross-country skiers, snowshoers and fat tire bikers.

A word from Race Central
A word from Race Central

A word from Race Central

12/15/2017 - By Curt Peterson

It is fun to help pull off a nordic ski race. We are so thankful for the total support of Lakes of the North crew. They have been grooming day over day to compact the abundant snowfall.

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UPCOMING

TUE, FEB 20, 2018

Team NordicSkiRacer Tuesday Night Sprints
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

WED, FEB 21, 2018

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Skate

FRI, FEB 23, 2018

Kortelopet
OO Trailhead to Downtown Hayward, Wisconsin

SAT, FEB 24, 2018

American Birkebeiner
Cable to Hayward, Wisconson

Birkie Live Stream!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Mason Tract Ski Tour with the Michigan Backcountry Ski Series
Mason Tract Pathway, Roscommon Michigan, Chase Bridge Rd Trailhead

Boyne Vistas 10K Freestyle
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI

Michigan Backcountry Ski Series: Mason Track Out'n'Back
Chase Bridge Road Trail Head

Taste of Gate's
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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

SUN, FEB 25, 2018

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

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

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

TUE, FEB 20

Stokely Creek: Our trails continue to be great and we keep crossing our fingers that the warm evening tonight does not produce much but drizzle.. Someone stopped at the office yesterday and said." the grooming is superb !." So if you are looking for snow on the trails and great skiing please come on up. We have gotten several reservation in the last day for this week. The snow is still deep at Stokely and the base continues to grow. Snow in the forecast for Friday with several inches predicted.
Our 100 km of trails just off Lake Superior are holding very well.

Boyne Mountain: The trails are closed today due to weather, but the shop is open and having a 30% off sale!
On EVERYTHING!!!
We also have a few sets of brand new skis from 2014-2015 at 50% off and plenty of new models from this year at 30% off. Hats, gloves, coats, pants, socks, base-layers and more!
Get in here for great deals on all of our gear while you can!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The earlier part of the day yesterday was great for skiing, and conditions were enjoyed by quite a few skiers before the rain set in in the afternoon. It has been raining steadily all night and looks to continue throughout the day today. Because of this, and in order to preserve as much of the snow as we can, the trails will be closed today. Only the practice area is open today for ski demos.

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Italian Stallion Panini! Ham, pepperoni, provolone, banana peppers, black olives, and marinara sauce on sliced Stone House Italian Bread. Served with Great Lakes Chips and a pickle. Stop in for some shopping! We have great sales on skate and classic ski packages, plus winter clothing and accessories.

MON, FEB 19

Birkebeiner Trail: The BIRKIE TRAIL CLOSED AT 11:59 pm TODAY. Snow has started falling and we will start working on the trail early Tuesday to get the new snow to firm up in time for the events. THERE WILL STILL BE LOCATIONS WHERE YOU CAN SKI this week. Here is where you CAN ski by day this week:

Tuesday: OO loops, Birkie Ridge, competition loops at the Birkie start area, Hatchery Creek loops

Wednesday: OO loops, Birkie Ridge, competition loops at the Birkie start area, Hatchery Creek loops

Thursday: Birkie Ridge, Hatchery Creek loops

Friday: Birkie Ridge

Saturday: Birkie Ridge

Sunday: Entire Birkie Trail will be OPEN

Vasa Trail: The Vasa trail is still holding up, but warm-up (40F @ 12:30) is starting to take its toll. Skied Special K & Nipple with Paula H Dreeszen, then 25k & JackPine back to Timber Ridge, where the trail is turning to gray ice. The last powerline was a puddle so took off my Twin Skins there. As usual, the best snow was on the 25k loop & JackPine. Need a rest after 56 ski days, but still hoping for more snow soon, or I'll head to Stokely, U.P, CO, or ??? to find some in March.

Valley Spur: Trail conditions continue to be excellent at Valley Spur. Classic tracks are firm and the skate decks are solid and get freshened daily.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: What a great weekend of skiing! Our trails held up beautifully, with some skate skiers even saying that conditions were the best they’ve been all season. Groomer Mike snow combed the trails early this morning, so the skiing this morning will be really nice on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey, Mackinaw Cut, and Adventure trails. The Tall Pines, Blizzard and Manitou trails are closed due to ice and bare spots. The practice area are open with fair to very good conditions as well. Ski early today before the weather shifts!

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Gourmet Chili Bar! Your choice of Classic or Veggie Chili, plus an assortment of delicious toppings. Try a homemade cornbread muffin and real butter with your chili and feel like a whole new person!

Get outside and enjoy the snow this morning!

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