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Williams and Wiitala win High School Championships Pursuit

2/19/2011 - By Mike Muha

Traverse City's Ross Williams was the over champion of the Michigan High School Cross Country Ski Championship Pursuit on Friday, Feb 18 on the Vasa Trail. Yoopers took all three spots in the Girls Pursuit, starting with Ellen Wittals from Marquette HS.

Boyne Mountain Cancels Freestyle Race

2/19/2011 - By Kirk K. Ikens

Due to the current state of the Boyne Mountain Cross Country Ski Trails, we have decided to cancel the upcoming XC race on the 26th of Feb. Even if we were to receive the snow that is forecast, we will still not have great conditions.

VASA video: The leaders at 11k/26k
VASA video: The leaders at 11k/26k

VASA video: The leaders at 11k/26k

2/19/2011 - By oblpdnvinhv

12k, 27k, and 50k lead racers, including the 27k Classic and 50k Freestyle champions, passing through the 11k/26k point on the course at the 2011 North American Vasa cross country ski race in Traverse City, MI.,

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CANCELLED: Hanson Hills Classic

2/18/2011 - By Justin Andre

I am sorry to announce that the HANSON HILLS CLASSIC RACE that was to be held this weekend is officially CANCELLED. Once again we fall victim to Mother Nature.

More photos from the North American Vasa
More photos from the North American Vasa

More photos from the North American Vasa

2/18/2011 - By Dave Dalquist

A few photos from the North American Vasa, including the women leaders.

Weekend wax recommendations

2/17/2011 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations from Toko, Swix, and Fast Wax for this weekend's races: Big Bay, Michigan High School Championships, Hanson Hills Classic

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VASA Ski Club leads Michigan Cup team standings
VASA Ski Club leads Michigan Cup team standings

VASA Ski Club leads Michigan Cup team standings

2/17/2011 - By Ken Dawson

UPDATED: The VASA Ski Club has a narrow lead over the Cross Country Ski Headquarters, with Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop, Team NordicSkiRacer, and Straits Striders nearly in a three-way tie for third.

Weather forces cancellation of Black Mountain Classic

2/16/2011 - By Denny Paull

We are cancelling Saturday's Black Mountain Nordic Classic ski race. All folks who preregistered will receive complimentary registration to next year's event. Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming support for the event.

Black Mountain Classic – Prepare to choose your wax wisely!

2/16/2011 - By Pete Edwards

Don’t let the crazy weather this week dampen your enthusiasm for one of the best classic races of the year. After two extremely easy and predictable wax weekends (White Pine + North American VASA) we are due for a challenge.

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2011 Vasa Ski Race 25/50k Start plus bonus coverage
2011 Vasa Ski Race 25/50k Start plus bonus coverage

2011 Vasa Ski Race 25/50k Start plus bonus coverage

2/15/2011 - By Dave Durbin

2011 Vasa Ski Race 27k and 50k leaders. Start of race along with some mid race action. Also includes top 50k finishes. Thanks to Chris and Ethan Steffke for helping with the video footage.

Koch and Powell win again at Gran Travers

2/14/2011 - By Mike Muha

After winning Saturday's North American Vasa 40k Freestyle, champions Jeff Koch and Amy Powell returned to show they could also classic ski their way to the top of the podium at Sunday's Gran Traverse 16k Classic.

Videos of the Vasa: Wave starts and first hill
Videos of the Vasa: Wave starts and first hill

Videos of the Vasa: Wave starts and first hill

2/13/2011 - By Mike Muha

The start and first uphill of most of the waves in the 2011 North American Vasa cross country ski race, starting with the wave that took off at 9:00am.

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