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The dedicated classic-only trail system at Huron Meadows was in good shape on Sunday. The picture shows a section of the Beech Alley trail south of Hammel Road.

The dedicated classic-only trail system at Huron Meadows was in good shape on Sunday. The picture shows a section of the Beech Alley trail south of Hammel Road.

PSIA Classic and Skate clinics, March 16 and 17
PSIA Classic and Skate clinics, March 16 and 17

PSIA Classic and Skate clinics, March 16 and 17

3/6/2019 - By Amy Powell

XC Fundamentals Workshop, Instructor Training Workshop, and Cross Country Level Certification 1, 2 are ready to cap your season on March 16 and 17 at Crystal Mountain Resort

RESULTS: Team NordicSkiRacer wins Brumbaugh Cup
RESULTS: Team NordicSkiRacer wins Brumbaugh Cup

RESULTS: Team NordicSkiRacer wins Brumbaugh Cup

3/5/2019 - By Mike Muiha

Team NordicSkiRacer has won the 2019 Brumbaugh Cup competition as the most powerful Michigan Cup team, with a mere 18 points lead over the perennial winners, Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop.

RESULTS: 2019 MI Cup Champs: Kyle Hanson, Jordyn Ross, Ted Roe and Arielle Jean
RESULTS: 2019 MI Cup Champs: Kyle Hanson, Jordyn Ross, Ted Roe and Arielle Jean

RESULTS: 2019 MI Cup Champs: Kyle Hanson, Jordyn Ross, Ted Roe and Arielle Jean

3/5/2019 - By Mike Muha

Kyle Hanson, Jordyn Ross, Ted Roe and Arielle Jean beat the rest of the field to win the senior and junior Michigan Cup Championships!

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RESULTS: Two wins for Kyle Hanson at Black Mountain
RESULTS: Two wins for Kyle Hanson at Black Mountain

RESULTS: Two wins for Kyle Hanson at Black Mountain

3/5/2019 - By Mike Muha

Team NordicSkiRacer's Kyle Hanson came and conquered, winning both the classic and freestyle races. Rebecca Davis and Jordyn Ross each won one.

RESULTS: Eighteen teams compete in Muffin Race Team Sprint Relay
RESULTS: Eighteen teams compete in Muffin Race Team Sprint Relay

RESULTS: Eighteen teams compete in Muffin Race Team Sprint Relay

3/4/2019 - By Mike Muha

Traditionally a pursuit race, this year's Muffin Race was changed to a 4.5 km team sprint relay inspired by the Gold Medal victory by Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall in the 2018 Olympics.

Toko High Performance Liquid Paraffins: Easy and fast
Toko High Performance Liquid Paraffins: Easy and fast

Toko High Performance Liquid Paraffins: Easy and fast

2/27/2019 - By Mike Muha

TOKO is shipping a line of spray-on High Performance Liquid Paraffins that look to greatly reduce the time it takes to wax race skis, reducing the mess, and still give you fast skis.

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Team NordicSkiRacer still leads Brumbaugh Cup competition
Team NordicSkiRacer still leads Brumbaugh Cup competition

Team NordicSkiRacer still leads Brumbaugh Cup competition

2/26/2019 - By Mike Muha

Team NordicSkiRacer continues to lead the Brumbaugh Cup competition as the most powerful team, with a 46 points lead over Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop.

Team NSR moves into third in MI Cup standings; Vasa still leads
Team NSR moves into third in MI Cup standings; Vasa still leads

Team NSR moves into third in MI Cup standings; Vasa still leads

2/26/2019 - By Mike Muha

Team NordicSkiRacer has overtaken Grand Rapids Nordic to move into third place in the overall Michigan Cup standings. There have been big changes in the individual junior and senior standings, too!

Crystal Community Ski Club host 2k junior race
Crystal Community Ski Club host 2k junior race

Crystal Community Ski Club host 2k junior race

2/26/2019 - By Amy Powell

Thirty-five Nordic Middle and High School skiers raced this past Saturday, some first time racers, at Crystal Mountain. The new Nordic ski club, Crystal Community Ski Club (CCSC), hosted a 2k classic and skate interval start junior race.

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RESULTS: Ellie Callison and Kevin Tarras win fast Boyne Vistas race
RESULTS: Ellie Callison and Kevin Tarras win fast Boyne Vistas race

RESULTS: Ellie Callison and Kevin Tarras win fast Boyne Vistas race

2/24/2019 - By Mike Muha

The race started with a 300 foot climb straight up an alpine ski slope with an average climb of 8%. That's average: the climb actually ranged from around 1.5% to a gradient of almost 16%.

Over 36 inches of packed snow on Great Bear Chase course
Over 36 inches of packed snow on Great Bear Chase course

Over 36 inches of packed snow on Great Bear Chase course

2/22/2019 - By Angela Luskin

he 39th annual UP Health System Great Bear Chase is almost here! Conditions are looking great, with a packed base of 36” on the course and great temperatures leading up to Saturday, March 9th.

Vasa continues to lead Michigan Cup after Hanson Hills Classic
Vasa continues to lead Michigan Cup after Hanson Hills Classic

Vasa continues to lead Michigan Cup after Hanson Hills Classic

2/22/2019 - By Mike Muha

Not much has changed with the finish of the Forbush Freestyle and Hanson Hills Classic: Vasa Ski Club has increased it lead over the Cross Country Ski Headquarters and the Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team is still in third.

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UPCOMING

SAT, JAN 25, 2020

Gitchi Gami Games, GLD JNQ - Freestyle Sprint
Birkie Trailhead, Cable, WI

Noquemanon Ski Marathon
Marquette, MI

Beat the Mountain! on Skis or Snowshoe!
Stokely Creek Lodge, Pickard Rd, Goulais River, ON P0S 1E0, Canada

Free Beginner Ski Lesson
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

The Half Wits Live
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

Bavarian Ski Festival
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

SUN, JAN 26, 2020

WeSki All-Age Instruction
Tiber Ridge Lodge, Traverse City, MI

Gitchi Gami Games, GLD JNQ - Classic Individual Start
Birkie Trailhead, Cable, WI

Beat the Mountain! on Skis or Snowshoe!
Stokely Creek Lodge, Pickard Rd, Goulais River, ON P0S 1E0, Canada

UPDATE 2: Krazy Klassic / Michigan Senior Olympics 8k/12k
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

Vasa Domingos family-friendly group ski
Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City, MI

WED, JAN 29, 2020

Nordic Nights at Nubs Nob
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, MI

SAT, FEB 1, 2020

Super Bowl Weekend Hut to Hut
Stokely Creek Lodge, Pickard Rd, Goulais River, ON P0S 1E0, Canada

White Pine Stampede 10/20/50K
Mancelona High School, Mancelona, MI

Maple Syrup Stampede
St. Joseph Island, one hour east of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Free Beginner Ski Lesson
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

Around the World Wine and Ski Tour
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SAT, JAN 25

Vasa Trail: The dozen cars in the parking lot at my noon arrival indicated skier's confidence the Vasa was intact. Last groomed yesterday morning, so the top surface of the skate lane was a little irregular, but that didn't impact the generally slow conditions. A great day for the racer's to train using resistance training as your skate-ski would sink in about 1/4" accompanied by the crunching-snow sound of slowdown. Better conditions for no-sink classic if you find the right kick wax or have good no-wax skis.

Boyne Mountain: Trails are soft again due to the weather warm-up, but quite skiable.

We'll groom again late today in anticipation of the cooling temps tonight.

Huron Meadows Metropark: 1pm Saturday. Natural snow trails extremely thin with bare spots; snow is slushy and compresses to the grass.
Bucks Run has full coverage. No standing water, three small areas that are slushy but the rest is icy man made snow. Conditions were firm and fast. Connector to the club house is quite thin and there is standing water where the lap/finish normally is.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Just talked with groomer and Buck's Run is still firm and no standing water what he could see. The connector looks pretty thin so not sure we will be skiing from the building tomorrow for the make up Krazy Klassic

Crystal Mountain: Greg rolled the trails yesterday and groomed the flats today. I skied Otter this morning just to see how it turned out and was pleasantly surprised. I was striding and the trackset was good. This was at 9:30 this morning. It is supposed to warm up so if you were going to come out make it sooner than later.

Hanson Hills: Trails are a little wet and soft this morning. Still very skiable. We will not be running grooming equipment today. Cooler temps forecasted for this evening and possible snow.

Lodge and Trails Open at 9am

Forbush Corner: We had just enough ungroomed snow on the trails and the snow temps were just cold enough to allow for a full Pisten Bully groom this morning.

Fresh corduroy and classic tracks should make for a great day of skiing.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We received mixed precipitation throughout the day yesterday, and due to the dampness of the snow we will not be grooming today. The great news is that the trails have full snow coverage and conditions, while a little slow, are still great. All trails were groomed yesterday, and classic tracks remain in good shape. There is 5 to 7 inches of snow packed on the trails, and 6 to 10 inches in the woods. Join us this weekend for a ton of fun events, including Bavarian Ski Festival today, and Live Music Sunday!

FRI, JAN 24

Huron Meadows Metropark: Yuck! Climate Change sucks! (Sorry, had to vent. I'm done)

Nubs Nob: Excellent skiing and grooming on all trails today. Enjoy!

-Ben Doornbos

Hanson Hills: We received another inch of snow overnight, Groomers Jason and Tommy G. have Blue, Brown, Yellow and Wilderness Trails groomed with fresh tracks this morning.

Lodge and Trails Open at 9am.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We received additional snow throughout the day yesterday and last night, and after Groomer Butch set tracks yesterday, conditions were absolutely excellent. Conditions are fantastic again today, and Groomer Mike is snowcombing the skating lanes and resetting tracks where needed on all trails across the street this morning. There is 6 to 8 inches of snow packed on the trails, and 8 to 12 inches in the woods. You'll have to pinch yourself while you're out there! Join us tomorrow for Bavarian Ski Festival, complete with games, prizes, amazing food, and awesome skiing. Fun for the whole family. See you at HQ!

Vasa Trail: Report: #17
Date: 01/24/20
Time: 5:10 am

Good Morning,

It is 32 degrees here at the trail head and there is about 1" of new snow. Rain is in the forecast after noon today with temps rising to around 36 degrees. I will be out this morning compacting the new snow on the skate lane portion of the trail. The classic tracks, which are still in good condition, will be left alone.
Peace,

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