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Dick Fultz pulls out the stops to finish first in the 70-74 age category in the White Pine Stampede 50km Freestyle. Time? 3:35:56 for 21st overall! (Phote: White Pine Stampede)

Dick Fultz pulls out the stops to finish first in the 70-74 age category in the White Pine Stampede 50km Freestyle. Time? 3:35:56 for 21st overall! (Phote: White Pine Stampede)

Michigan Cup changes scoring for 2020 Vasa Race
Michigan Cup changes scoring for 2020 Vasa Race

Michigan Cup changes scoring for 2020 Vasa Race

4/23/2019 - By Mike Muha

The Michigan Cup Committee voted today to change the way the North American Vasa is scored as part of the Michigan Cup. Starting in 2020, the 27k event will receive maximum points while racers in the 50k race will get partial points.

Liebner announces schedule of clinics, training, time trials
Liebner announces schedule of clinics, training, time trials

Liebner announces schedule of clinics, training, time trials

4/23/2019 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED 5/30/2019: Andy Liebner is holding a set of 16 different group technique, training, and time trial sessions this summer in southern Michigan.

The Michigan Cup Team final standings
The Michigan Cup Team final standings

The Michigan Cup Team final standings

4/17/2019 - By Mike Muha

With the end of the 2018-2019 season comes the final team standings. Although announced at the Michigan Cup Relays, we hadn't yet posted the actual points: they are now listed inside!

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VIDEO: First leg of the Michigan Cup Relays
VIDEO: First leg of the Michigan Cup Relays

VIDEO: First leg of the Michigan Cup Relays

3/20/2019 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Jay Woodbeck - the only skier in the lead pack to kick - pulls away from the doublepolers by striding the first hill, then doublepoles away as the following racers recover from their doublepole climb.

RESULTS: Michigan Cup Relays
RESULTS: Michigan Cup Relays

RESULTS: Michigan Cup Relays

3/14/2019 - By Mariah Frye Colie

The Michigan Cup Relays were as fun as ever this year, with some of the best ski conditions in recent memory.

RESULTS: Top 10 Percent and MI Cup age group winners
RESULTS: Top 10 Percent and MI Cup age group winners

RESULTS: Top 10 Percent and MI Cup age group winners

3/8/2019 - By Mike Muha

Congratulations to all the age group winners, the competitors who chased them all season, and the racers who finished in the top 10% of their age category!

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Bear Chase and Michigan Cup Relays wax recommendations
Bear Chase and Michigan Cup Relays wax recommendations

Bear Chase and Michigan Cup Relays wax recommendations

3/7/2019 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for the this weekend's races: the Great Bear Chase and Michigan Cup Relays

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.

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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!

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.

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UPCOMING

WED, FEB 19, 2020

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

SAT, FEB 22, 2020

NCAA Central Regional Championships - 5/10k Individual Freestyle
Al Quaal Recreation Area, Ishpeming, MI

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

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club
Huron Meadows Metropark, 8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI

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

SUN, FEB 23, 2020

NCAA Central Regional Championships - 15/20k Mass Start Classic
Al Quaal Recreation Area, Ishpeming, MI

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club
Huron Meadows Metropark, 8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI

28th Annual Junior Muffin Team Sprint Relay - Freestyle
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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

TUE, FEB 25, 2020

Tech Trails Citizen's Night Ski Race Series
Michigan Tech Trails, Houghton, MI

WED, FEB 26, 2020

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

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

WED, FEB 19

Shanty Creek - Schuss Mtn: Good morning, Nordic skiers. All trails are freshly groomed, track set and skate lanes crisp and firm. The sun hides behind muted grey clouds, with light breezes scooting whisps of dry, light snow over the trails. We expect a high of 20, today, so we invite you to warm up with a bowl of Ivan’s delicious homemade chili after you click out of your skis...

Vasa Trail: Great morning to ski and I forgot how nice it is to ski before the sun is up. I skied classic with skintec skis. Skied out the 10K, The Nipple, back to the 10K and returning on the 5K. Mostly fresh groomed trails. Classic tracks were great and the skate lane seemed firm. Lots of leaves on the 5K even with a fresh groom but didn't hinder the ski back in.

Crystal Mountain: Thanks to the 5" of snow we got Monday night the trails are in great shape. Come on out and enjoy them.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The trails groomed up beautifully after the dense snowfall from Monday night, and after another light dusting of snow last night, conditions will be spectacular today. Groomer Mike snowcomb the skate lanes this morning. The classic tracks from yesterday are firm and in great shape. There are 7 to 9 inches of snow packed on the trails, and 10 to 16 inches in the woods. Enjoy these awesome conditions.

Corsair Ski Trails: Monday Feb. 17th. Skied Silver Valley and the Lost Lake Loop using the connector trail.
Conditions were very good to excellent, slightly glazed to icy in spots but not overly so.
Tues. Feb 18th 4-5” of wet heavy snow overnight. 36 degrees at 8am Parking lot wasn’t plowed and groomer said he was holding off until Weds. Feb 19th to groom. Conditions should be excellent today. (Feb 19th)

Huron Meadows Metropark: Maintenance staff will be hauling snow today on Bucks Run. We anticipate the trail being ready for use at 2pm. Enjoy!

TUE, FEB 18

Vasa Trail: It was pure magic today! Great tracks for classic skiing and the skaters were enjoying the new grooming as well. I felt like I was skiing on velvet: not super-fast, but easy to let it fly on downhills where I might otherwise put the brakes on and perhaps get out of the track. There were very few other skiers out at midday. Except near the Bartlett trailhead, I saw only 4 others on the 10K and Special K trails. Everyone was loving the new snow; we've been waiting for it for a long time and it's here! The local high school Nordic team was training near the beginning: a great way for the kids to spend their first snow day of 2020!

: Timbers
The GRTLC maintains this trail beautifully, Jake had the groomer out earlier today, it was excellent skiing. Someone had also skied the parts not groomed and it was amazing too!!

Lost Lakes Pathway: I had 5" of fresh snow at home this morning, so joined Bryce & Paula H Dreeszen at Lost Lakes Pathway. They skied-in a track, but I had to return on the trail to locate my phone, so ended up skiing the campground loop 2x, in addition to the middle & back loops. It was a gorgeous winter wonderland, and the snow in the woods was deep, over 20" on the back loop. When I finished at 4PM, the ski tracks were still good, so hope to find the same tomorrow at another trail. Note: They used their Evo fishscales, and I used my Fischer Twin Skins.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Skated bucks this afternoon. Still good gliding in skate lane. Strong breeze helping in keeping snow good. Should be better the rest of the week.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Classic skied Bucks Run late morning early afternoon. Solid but shallow tracks on the whole loop. I used thin skins which worked very well. No ice buildup; decent kick and glide.

The skate deck looks solid but was a little soft the one time I tested it.

All in all, a nice, pleasant ski and worth venturing out.

Hickory Hills: Skate skied Hickory Meadows at 9:00 this morning. Nice fresh groom! It was like skiing in a snow globe. The snow was a little soft and slow but beautiful!!! For the "most" part the trail hadn't been affected by walkers yet. Only one section had big deep foot prints right down the middle of the freshly groomed trail.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: We received 3 inches of fresh snow last night! Groomer Mike will roll the trails first, then snowcomb the skate lanes and set classic tracks this morning. Conditions are sure to be excellent when he's finished! There are 7 to 9 inches of snow packed on the trails, and 10 to 16 inches in the woods. Have fun out there!

Hanson Hills: Tommy G. Is out rolling 4 inches of new snow!!! Green,Blue, and yellow will be rolled and groomed as the morning progresses.

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