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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)

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.

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!

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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.

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.

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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.

Waxing recommendations: Michigan Cup and latest Birkie suggestions
Waxing recommendations: Michigan Cup and latest Birkie suggestions

Waxing recommendations: Michigan Cup and latest Birkie suggestions

2/22/2019 - By Mike Muha

Waxing recommendations for Boyne Vistas, the Muffin Race and the latest round of Birkie suggestions.

Birkie wax recommendations
Birkie wax recommendations

Birkie wax recommendations

2/19/2019 - By Mike Muha

American Birkebeiner wax recommendations have started. See what people are recommending... Toko, FastWax, Swix, Rex, Start, Star, Vauhti...

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Team NordicSkiRacer leads Brumbaugh Cup by 13 points
Team NordicSkiRacer leads Brumbaugh Cup by 13 points

Team NordicSkiRacer leads Brumbaugh Cup by 13 points

2/19/2019 - By Mike Muha

Team NordicSkiRacer continues to lead the Brumbaugh Cup competition as the most powerful team, with 960 point. But Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop is closing in, just 13 points behind.

RESULTS: Kyle Hanson and Emily Blackmer win Hanson Hills Classic
RESULTS: Kyle Hanson and Emily Blackmer win Hanson Hills Classic

RESULTS: Kyle Hanson and Emily Blackmer win Hanson Hills Classic

2/18/2019 - By Mike Muha

Kyle Hanson and Emily Blackmer win Hanson Hills Classic after both winning the Forbush Freestyle the day before. UPDATED RESULTS FOR EVERYONE ELSE!!!

RESULTS: Emily Blackmer and Kyle Hanson will Forbush Freestyle
RESULTS: Emily Blackmer and Kyle Hanson will Forbush Freestyle

RESULTS: Emily Blackmer and Kyle Hanson will Forbush Freestyle

2/18/2019 - By Mike Muha

The Meijer State Games Of Michigan / Forbush 8K/17K Freestyle race was held this past Saturday on an excellently groomed trail, with cool temperatures and little wind. The course wound around most the Forbush Corner trail system.

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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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