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Love Creek snow conditions on Sunday December 10: Perfecto! (Gregory Worsnop)

Love Creek snow conditions on Sunday December 10: Perfecto! (Gregory Worsnop)

Wax recommendations: Frosty Fest!
Wax recommendations: Frosty Fest!

Wax recommendations: Frosty Fest!

1/12/2017 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED WITH SWIX REC: Wax recommendations for the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic races. The Krazy Klassic also doubles as the the Michigain Senior Olympics xc ski race.

MWC2018: One Year To Go!
MWC2018: One Year To Go!

MWC2018: One Year To Go!

1/12/2017 - By J.D. Downing

Coming January 19-26, 2018 the biggest age-group competition in skiing will visit Theodore Wirth Park in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the 2018 Masters World Cup (MWC2018) returns to North America.

2017 AXCS National Masters Championships: The Big City Preview
2017 AXCS National Masters Championships: The Big City Preview

2017 AXCS National Masters Championships: The Big City Preview

1/11/2017 - By J.D. Downing

For the first time since 2005, masters (skiers 30 and over) from throughout the U.S. will return to the great state of Minnesota as the American Cross Country Skiers (AXCS) 2017 National Masters Championships takes place the weekend of February 4-5, 2017.

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Leaders of the Michigan Cup
Leaders of the Michigan Cup

Leaders of the Michigan Cup

1/10/2017 - By Mike Muha

Juniors Clay Meyers and Dana Pflugheoft have each won a race and lead the Juniors; Jordyn Ross and Alex Vanias have each won two races and lead the seniors.

Add rollerski swing weights for a more ski-like rollerski
Add rollerski swing weights for a more ski-like rollerski

Add rollerski swing weights for a more ski-like rollerski

1/10/2017 - By Clayton Keim

Higher the swing weight the longer the rollerski feels. Build more leg strength on shorter workouts with a feeling similar to a snow ski with slush stuck to the top.

Vasa Ski Club leads Brumbaugh Cup
Vasa Ski Club leads Brumbaugh Cup

Vasa Ski Club leads Brumbaugh Cup

1/9/2017 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: The Vasa Ski Club leads the Brumbaugh Cup as the top senior team in the Michigan Cup series. Grand Rapids Nordic and Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop follow in second and third.

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Winter has arrived in Calumet, MI!
Winter has arrived in Calumet, MI!

Winter has arrived in Calumet, MI!

1/9/2017 - By Great Bear Chase

We have 118 inches so far this season. That's almost TEN FEET! All that snow is perfect for the UP Health System Portage Great Bear Chase which will take place on Saturday, March 11th.

Hanson Hills Team Time Trial: great trail, cold temps, pickled herring
Hanson Hills Team Time Trial: great trail, cold temps, pickled herring

Hanson Hills Team Time Trial: great trail, cold temps, pickled herring

1/8/2017 - By Mike Muha

It may have been a little on the cold side, but it didn't keep almost a 100 skiers from racing and eating at the Hanson Hills Team Time Trial.

VIDEO: Diggins wins three 5k's in a row
VIDEO: Diggins wins three 5k's in a row

VIDEO: Diggins wins three 5k's in a row

1/6/2017 - By Mike Muha

Jessie Diggins has now won three interval start, freestyle 5k races in a row in the World Cup, a feat only shared with one other skier, Elena Valbe of Russia.

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Kautzer to Represent USA at the Youth World Championships
Kautzer to Represent USA at the Youth World Championships

Kautzer to Represent USA at the Youth World Championships

1/5/2017 - By Michigan Tech University

JERICHO, Vt. – Amanda Kautzer of the Michigan Tech Nordic Ski team will represent the United States at the Youth World Championships. Kautzer recently competed at the youth biathlon trials conducted by the United States Biathlon Association.

HeartMISnow Virtual 5K to benefit Michigan state parks
HeartMISnow Virtual 5K to benefit Michigan state parks

HeartMISnow Virtual 5K to benefit Michigan state parks

1/3/2017 - By DNR

Run, walk, hike, snowshoe, cross-country ski 5k in a Michigan state park, forest, trail or public land, show your GPS tracker, and get a cool medal!

Ross and Vanias win Winterstart, Michigan Cup opener
Ross and Vanias win Winterstart, Michigan Cup opener

Ross and Vanias win Winterstart, Michigan Cup opener

12/24/2016 - By Mike Muha

With tons of early season snow, the first Michigan Cup race of the season - the Lakes of the North Winterstart - started with everyone on their best skis.

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UPCOMING

WED, DEC 20, 2017

Cross-Country Ski lessons at Huron Meadows
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

SAT, DEC 23, 2017

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SUN, DEC 17

Vasa Trail: Vasa trail has good coverage still as we approach our first warm-up & possibly that dreaded R___ weather condition. I got to thank Glen in person this morning for the classic tracks. Unfortunately, they will probably take the worst hit this week since they're not very deep or firm, but certainly enjoyed skiing in them again today with Diane W on her first ski of the season, 15km from the Bartlett trailhead on the 10k loop, Nipple & Headwaters. LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW!!!

Maybury State Park: Conditions at Mayberry are very poor bordering on awful conditions at Bennett Arboretum in Hines Park were much better virgin 8 inch snow 2 to3 km loop

Girdled Road Reservation: Packed surface with some relatively minor footprints and ruts. 2-3" of solid base, I was not feeling the ground with my poles. No rocks to speak of except for a couple on the long hill down to the creek. Softening up as I was leaving around 1:30. Some of the open areas in the field had only been rolled and were soft with significant stubble sticking up through the snow. Very few wet spots to turn into ice if they last through the thaw to the next freeze.

Boyne Mountain: 25k of trails are open and groomed. Our Vistas trail is looking particularly spectacular. We also have a snowshoe trail and a fat tire bike trail open for your enjoyment. Come on down and see us!

Maybury State Park: The park is open for skiing, hiking and snow shoeing, however, our paved trails are not groomed due to equipment failure. As soon as the transmission is repaired on our gator ( it's still stuck on the trail in the middle of the park), we'll be back in business. We apologize for the poor ski conditions and hope that users will still enjoy the park! MSP Staff

Hanson Hills: Red and M-93 Hills groomed for skating. Green, Blue, Brown, and Yellow snow combed with set tracks. Wilderness Trail is tracked!! Lodge and Trails Open 9am-5pm today!!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The skiing was fantastic yesterday. Classic tracks and skating lanes still are in great condition on the Manitou, Rolling Hills, Mackinaw Cut, Wild Turkey, and Trappers Cabin trails. Tall Pines is still in fair to good condition, and Adventure is ungroomed and open for “back country” skiing and snowshoeing. It is so wonderful to see so many skiers taking advantage of these great early season conditions!

Today’s Stone Turtle Day Lodge Cafe is Classic Chili and Bosco Sticks! Our classic spicy chili is a longstanding wintertime favorite, and when you put it with 3 cheese-filled breadsticks, you don’t even care if you earned it!

The Christmas sale is in full swing! Sweaters, gloves, hats, socks, snowshoes, skis - and it's all on sale! Enjoy this beautiful day on the snow.

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