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End of season and the Cross Country Ski Headquarters reigns supreme: winners of the Michigan Cup and the Brumbaugh Cup!

End of season and the Cross Country Ski Headquarters reigns supreme: winners of the Michigan Cup and the Brumbaugh Cup!

Conversation with Valley Spur trail designer David Worel
Conversation with Valley Spur trail designer David Worel

Conversation with Valley Spur trail designer David Worel

1/4/2020 - By Larry Treul

This is from an ancient Friends of Valley Spur News (we're talking about 2001!) that I ran across, but I found Larry Treul's interview with David Worel interesting and thought I'd share

Testing Toko Base Performance Liquid Paraffin in cold conditions
Testing Toko Base Performance Liquid Paraffin in cold conditions

Testing Toko Base Performance Liquid Paraffin in cold conditions

1/3/2020 - By Ian Harvey

It has been cold lately where I have been, so I have been testing cold waxes. The performance of Base Performance Liquid Paraffin has totally surprised me to the point where it is now my new favorite glide wax.

Michigan Tech Hosts U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships
Michigan Tech Hosts U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships

Michigan Tech Hosts U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships

1/2/2020 - By Michigan Tech

The competition begins today, Thursday (Jan. 2) with the Freestyle Sprint. This marks the fifth time Michigan Tech has hosted a U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships event.

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VIDEO: Improve your Alternate V2 (aka Two Skate)!
VIDEO: Improve your Alternate V2 (aka Two Skate)!

VIDEO: Improve your Alternate V2 (aka Two Skate)!

12/27/2019 - By Andy Liebner

UPDATED! NEW VIDEO! Andy Liebner gives tips to improve your V2 (or two skates for every pole plant).

VIDEO: Improve your V2 (aka One Skate)!
VIDEO: Improve your V2 (aka One Skate)!

VIDEO: Improve your V2 (aka One Skate)!

12/27/2019 - By Andy Liebner

UPDATED! NEW VIDEO! Andy Liebner gives tips to improve your V2 (or one skate for every pole plant)

Learn to XC Ski in January
Learn to XC Ski in January

Learn to XC Ski in January

12/22/2019 - By Michigan Snowsports Industries Association

During January, ski areas across the state teamed up with Michigan McDonald’s restaurants to offer an affordable introduction to the sport of cross country skiing.

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After two races, we have leaders in the Michigan Cup!
After two races, we have leaders in the Michigan Cup!

After two races, we have leaders in the Michigan Cup!

12/20/2019 - By Mike Muha

Mariah Frye Colie and Alex Vanias lead the senior standings with two wins each. Branden Morley and Clara Bennet lead the junior standings.

Fischer Reopens Grants Program for 2020
Fischer Reopens Grants Program for 2020

Fischer Reopens Grants Program for 2020

12/18/2019 - By Fischer Skis

The Fischer Grants program, an ongoing outreach program aimed at promoting access and engagement to skiing in the United States focus on youth and underserved ski populations, snowmaking efforts, education and outreach.

Vanias and Colie win Forbush Time Trial
Vanias and Colie win Forbush Time Trial

Vanias and Colie win Forbush Time Trial

12/16/2019 - By Mike Muha

Well, what difference 24 hours and a change of venue makes! Warm temperatures and tricky trails at Saturday's Lakes of the North Freestyle gave way to a colder race (19F), a little new snow, and smooth as silk grooming for the Forbush Corner Freestyle.

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Alex Vanias and Mariah Frye Colie win fast Lakes of the North Freestyle
Alex Vanias and Mariah Frye Colie win fast Lakes of the North Freestyle

Alex Vanias and Mariah Frye Colie win fast Lakes of the North Freestyle

12/16/2019 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED! Pity those racers with soft skis or poor balance at Saturday's Lakes of the North Freestyle! There was plenty of snow, and the trail was groomed so three skiers could skate side-by-side much of the 7.2km trail, but the snow surface surface...

Midwest Nordic Rendezvous: Ski and teach better!
Midwest Nordic Rendezvous: Ski and teach better!

Midwest Nordic Rendezvous: Ski and teach better!

12/15/2019 - By Amy Powell

Learn to ski better or learn to instruct other skiers how to ski better!

What wax to use when?
What wax to use when?

What wax to use when?

12/12/2019 - By Ian Harvey

Picking the right wax is more complicated than simply looking at a wax chart. Snow and air temperature, free moisture, and snow crystal type all play a role.

More News...

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UPCOMING

SAT, MAR 28, 2020

CANCELLED: Liebner Roller Ski Clinic - Kensington
Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

CANCELLED! Groomer Appreciation Party
Huron Meadows Metropark,8765 Hammel Road, Brighton, MI 48116

THU, APR 2, 2020

CANCELLED: U.S. Distance National Championships - 30/50km Freestyle
Silverstar Mountain Resort, Kelowna, B.C.

More events...

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

FRI, MAR 27

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: GROOMING WILL CONTINUE as long as we have snow! Weather did permit grooming last night but the rest of the six day forecast is not so favorable. Above freezing temperatures mean the groomers will be parked for some time. Great skiing will continue but it will be weather dependent.

Forestville:
Andy Bully groomed all trails from Forestville to Co Rd 510. Andy cautioned to watch for the one bare spot at the top of the last (first if you are skiing Mead by pass clockwise) major hill. Also, watch for a few areas where the classic track set poorly due to freezing old snow. The full groom was moved from the normal Friday night due to forecast warm nights ahead. Trails froze hard last night so grooming will be excellent. The smart guys/gals will ski before noon.

Saux Head:
All trails were groomed and track set Saturday. This morning will be on the freeze end of the thaw/freeze cycle but temperatures will climb quickly. Skiing is forecast to be best between 9:30 and 12:45.

Big Bay Pathway:
Groomers went out yesterday but we did not hear how it went. The transformed snow is hard to groom into classic tracks so they may be thin. Big Bay trails are for classic skiing and snowshoeing. Big Bay is a great place to get away and breath some fresh air.

Fit Strip:
Grooming has been suspended. Expect some bare spots.

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