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2012 A Race Odyssey: Black Mountain Classic survives Snowmageddon

3/4/2012 - By Denny Paull

It started with a 6:00 AM phone call from Jim Meyer, who with his partner Nick Johnson, had started at 1:00 AM and had just then completed one full loop of the race course...without pulling a grooming device!

Black Mountain Classic start postponed to NOON

3/3/2012 - By Tracy Hardin

Due to huge amounts of snow and wind, the Black Mtn classic is delayed until noon.

Black Mountain Classic says GAME ON!

3/2/2012 - By Denny Paull

There will be a race! As a contingency plan, if it is snowing hard at the start, we will hold off the start 30-60 minutes to give Jim Meyer a head start so we do not run him down and he will be grooming in front on the lead pack.

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Wax recomendations for this weekend's races

3/2/2012 - By Mike Muha

UPDATE #2: Wax recommendations from the major wax companies for the weekend's cross country ski races.

10 inches of new snow for Black Mountain Classic

3/1/2012 - By Denny Paull

Mother Nature has thrown everything in her arsenal at the groomers in the final two days of preparation. Approximately 10 inches of heavy snow were noted this morning on the course. More snow is forecast!

VASA Ski Club leads Michigan Cup
VASA Ski Club leads Michigan Cup

VASA Ski Club leads Michigan Cup

3/1/2012 - By Ken Dawson

It looks like the overall Team Title belongs to VASA but it could be a different story with the Brumbaugh Cup. But Eli Brown has already captured the Men's Title.

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Boyne Grinder: the numbers
Boyne Grinder: the numbers

Boyne Grinder: the numbers

2/28/2012 - By Mike Muha

Thanks to Glenn Goodman for this detailed information about the Boyne Grinder Freestyle.

Classic tracks set for Black Mountain Nordic Classic

2/27/2012 - By Denny Paull

The trails were blessed with 3" of heavy snow this weekend and head groomer Jim Meyer was finally able to set some nice classic tracks. More snow is in the forecast.

Erin Lipp and Andrew Bruning top Muffin Race podium

2/27/2012 - By Mike Muha

Erin Lipp tops the junior stand for the girls, and Andrew Bruning, Ian Druand and Mark Smith fight it out in a very close race with only three seconds separating the top three finishers.

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Webb and Baic win Grinder Freestyle
Webb and Baic win Grinder Freestyle

Webb and Baic win Grinder Freestyle

2/27/2012 - By Mike Muha

Laura Webb and Milan Baic were the fastest women and man, both up the initial climb to the top of Boyne Mountain, and across the finish line.

Photos: Michigan High School Championships
Photos: Michigan High School Championships

Photos: Michigan High School Championships

2/24/2012 - By Peter Bruning

Michigan State High School Championships on February 17, 2012 in Houghton, MI. Photos by Peter Bruning.

Black Mountain has snow
Black Mountain has snow

Black Mountain has snow

2/21/2012 - By Denny Paul

The snow conditions at Black Mountain have held up fairly well. We have good coverage over almost all of the trail system. We currently do not have classic tracks set but we anticipate setting tracks as the March 3rd race date approaches.

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