Snow is falling here in Northern Michigan, and we expect to receive between 6-10 inches more before race day! As the final countdown for the event begins, we just wanted to pass on some reminders.
Due to forces outside of our control (weather, snow conditions, etc.) there have been decisions made regarding course start and finish locations as well as timing.
Open water, dirty snow, low snow: The start and finish have been moved, and additional trails in the Forestville system will be leveraged for the race.
It's another close year in the Michigan Cup Team Standings! The Vasa Ski Club maintains a narrow lead over the Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 10,651 points to 10,119.
Epic battles are underway. It looks to be a North vs. South battle for the junior championships, and the leaders in the Senior division are at risk!
Vanias skied away from the pack to finish in 1:13:26, well ahead of second place. This was Vanias's third victory this season in the Michigan Cup - he's won every event he's entered.
UPDATED: Add Solda recommendation. Gets those skis waxed and get racing! Recommendations from Toko, FastWax, and Swix.
The Trails at Hanson Hills are holding up well for this weekend’s Cote Dame Marie Ski Loppet. Temperatures are predicted to drop tonight and we will be back grooming the Red Trail for the Michigan Cup Race Course early Friday morning.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has named a team of 10 athletes to represent the USA in the upcoming Under 23 Cross Country World Championships in Soldier Hollow.
Sam Holmes took his second win this weekend, while Rebecca Davis beat yesterday's winner in a double-pole ski fest!
Sam Holmes and Jordyn Ross took victories under excellent trail conditions at the 2017 Frosty Freestyle. Man-made snow from the park's snow guns provided an excellent skiing surface.
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.
Nothing in the calendar for the next seven days.