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Robin Luce and Tony Percha honing their technique at Mt. Bachelor at the Oregon Fall Camp. (Photo: Doug Cornell)

Robin Luce and Tony Percha honing their technique at Mt. Bachelor at the Oregon Fall Camp. (Photo: Doug Cornell)

Thirteen team brave sub-zero temps at 6-Hour Michigan Cup Relays
Thirteen team brave sub-zero temps at 6-Hour Michigan Cup Relays

Thirteen team brave sub-zero temps at 6-Hour Michigan Cup Relays

1/7/2018 - By Justin Andre

Forty-minutes before the race start time, the temperature on the on the Northbound Outfitter/Cross Country Ski Shop sign showed -26F! This was certainly going to be one of the colder, if not the coldest, race start in the Michigan Cup Series.

Vasa Tuesday night sprints return
Vasa Tuesday night sprints return

Vasa Tuesday night sprints return

1/6/2018 - By Eric Jean

Tuesday Night Sprints return January 9th. These events are a great opportunity to gain race experience and get a great workout with friends. The events are open to everyone from Middle School to Adult.

Reid Goble exudes strong performance at opening day of U.S. Nationals
Reid Goble exudes strong performance at opening day of U.S. Nationals

Reid Goble exudes strong performance at opening day of U.S. Nationals

1/5/2018 - By Michigan Tech

Former Michigan Cup skier Reid Goble finished first in the Central Collegiate Ski Associations qualifying race; Michigan Tech takes top three places.

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You're in luck! Masters world cup registration deadline extended
You're in luck! Masters world cup registration deadline extended

You're in luck! Masters world cup registration deadline extended

1/5/2018 - By Alora Jones

Minneapolis, MN, January 5, 2018– The World Masters Association has approved a motion to extend registrations for the 2018 Masters World Cup, happening January 19-26

Michigan Cup 6 Hour Relays – Update!
Michigan Cup 6 Hour Relays – Update!

Michigan Cup 6 Hour Relays – Update!

1/4/2018 - By Justin Andre

Yes, it's cold, but my plan is to do things a little different this year. Read on!

Race Wax Recommendations: 6-Hour Michigan Cup Relays
Race Wax Recommendations: 6-Hour Michigan Cup Relays

Race Wax Recommendations: 6-Hour Michigan Cup Relays

1/4/2018 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for the 6-Hour Michigan Cup Relays at Hanson Hills Recreation Area in Grayling, MI.

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Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series Is Back for 2018 Ski Season
Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series Is Back for 2018 Ski Season

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series Is Back for 2018 Ski Season

1/4/2018 - By Ben Doornbos

Back by popular demand, the Nub's Nob Nordic Ski Series is better than ever for the 2018 ski season, bringing together skiers of all ages and abilities every Wednesday night!

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.

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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....

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!

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UPCOMING

WED, DEC 12, 2018

Beginning & Intermediate ski lessons for kids...and a kids race!
Huron Meadows Metropark, 8765 Hammel Rd, Brighton, MI

SAT, DEC 15, 2018

MTU CXC Cup - Classic Interval Start
Michigan Tech Trails, Michigan Tech University, Houghton, MI

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson (XCHQ)
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Lakes of the North Freestyle
Lakes of the North, Mancelona, MI

SUN, DEC 16, 2018

MTU CXC Cup - Freestyle Mass Start
Michigan Tech Trails, Michigan Tech University, Houghton, MI

Forbush Time Trial
Forbush Corner, Frederic, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

MON, DEC 10

Boyne Highlands: Excellent! Showed up this morning to find tracks set. Excellent skating also. Goofed off for my warmdown, skiing in between the trees on the lower golf course. Looks like a six to twelve inch base. Rosi "10 dollar" skate skis, Fischer light waxless for classic. Yes, the upper trails are groomed. Skiing here the last two weeks has allowed me to get much needed serenity time for my family crisis as not in a position to go out West or up to Munising. Thanks, Boyne Highlands Folks!! Hap wright

SUN, DEC 9

Forbush Corner: Went to Forbush today and conditions were actually pretty good. Better than doable and some sections on the northeast trail network were in great shape. Stopped by Bay Meadows on the way home and it looked like it was starting to get skied in more. Might be an option if the Vasa trail gets too thin. Nobs seems the best in the LP. With all the people that skied the vasa trail today lets get a report posted.

Nubs Nob: Great wintery conditions today with superb scenery. Somehow my blue kick wax was not doing wonders, and switching to my skin tec paid off. Looks like skaters were moving quite well too.

Forbush Corner: Trails are holding up good today. We will be open tomorrow from 10 AM until 3 PM.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Snow making is well under way with great results. We will start spreading snow on on the original Buck's Run track on monday. It will take several days to get a decent base since this is the first application of snow for the year. We will add more leaght as we continue to have cold temps that will keep the snow.

Valley Spur: Trails are shaping up nice. Groomed all skate lanes this morning,some twice.Bay Nordics were there early again today training and enjoying the fresh grooming. So nice to see these young skiers out participating in this great sport.

Forbush Corner: Had a great ski this morning! get out/up there and ski. Over all full coverage with thin spots and a few dirt spots showing. Was accompanied with Ryan Harris. Got an hour and a half in before Cars started to show up. Off To work.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: It was a great day on snow yesterday. The Jordyn Ross Clinic was a big hit, with so many attendees that she had to run an overflow clinic! The snow on the practice area is in great shape, and is perfect for demos, lessons, and to just ski around and work on technique. Bob snowcombed the Rolling Hills trail yesterday, and in the words of one of several people who skied it, it was "better than expected!" The frosted-over oak leaves that are intermixed with the packed snow are actually fairly skiable. We will snow comb all the other trails today in an effort to drive the frost into the ground. We still recommend rock skis for the time being until we get a bit more snow, as conditions are still marginal to fair.

The Stone Turtle Day Lodge Café is now open every day! Join us for classic chili, panini sandwiches, and Stu's favorite: Bosco Sticks!! We have lots of great gift ideas for Christmas! Just asked one of our highly trained staff members to show you some of our favorites. Let it snow!

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