Nearly 1,400 skier raced the 2012 Marquette General Health System Noquemanon Ski Marathon under great conditions. Although windy, the wind was mainly from the back, and the snow firm with an inch or two of fresh snow on top.
Finally! A race with decent snow with - GASP! -set tracks. Skiers who avoided last week's iffy snow at the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic came out in droves for the 2012 Cote Dame Marie at Hanson Hills in Grayling, MI.