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Start of the Hanson Hills Classic. Michael Davis (on right), Rebecca Davis and Theo Vonwallmenich wait their interval start. (Photo: Chloë Alyn Borton).

Start of the Hanson Hills Classic. Michael Davis (on right), Rebecca Davis and Theo Vonwallmenich wait their interval start. (Photo: Chloë Alyn Borton).

New Madshus Redline Intelligrip ski and MOVE binding system
New Madshus Redline Intelligrip ski and MOVE binding system

New Madshus Redline Intelligrip ski and MOVE binding system

1/29/2018 - By Madshus

With the Madshus Redline Intelligrip ski and MOVE binding system, the skier can adjust grip and glide on the skin ski by moving the binding backward and forward on the binding plate without taking the skis off.

Noquemanon Ski Marathon waxing recommendations
Noquemanon Ski Marathon waxing recommendations

Noquemanon Ski Marathon waxing recommendations

1/25/2018 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for upcoming races: Noquemanon Ski Marathon

Clark skiing 36th Great Bear Chase this year
Clark skiing 36th Great Bear Chase this year

Clark skiing 36th Great Bear Chase this year

1/24/2018 - By Angela Luskin

The first Great Bear Chase took place in 1981 and Richard Clark was there. This year marks the 36th annual ski marathon and Richard Clark plans to be there, just as he has for every Great Bear Chase.

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Swix to sell Finite Ski Tools
Swix to sell Finite Ski Tools

Swix to sell Finite Ski Tools

1/23/2018 - By Swix

Called the black box secret at World Cup and Olympic Nordic Ski races for over a decade, Finite creates precise ski structure tools with unmatched accuracy and versatility.

RESULTS: Vanias and Darnton win relocated Cote Dame Marie Loppet
RESULTS: Vanias and Darnton win relocated Cote Dame Marie Loppet

RESULTS: Vanias and Darnton win relocated Cote Dame Marie Loppet

1/20/2018 - By Mike Muha

Alex Vanias (Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop) holding off Sam Holmes (Vasa Ski Club) to finish first for the senior men. Cheryl Darnton takes the women's victory!

Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop leads Brumbaugh Cup
Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop leads Brumbaugh Cup

Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop leads Brumbaugh Cup

1/19/2018 - By Mike Muha

There have been many changes to the Brumbaugh Cup standings since the end of 2017, with the Vasa Ski Club sinking from first place to fourth, and Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop taking over first place.

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Cote Dame Marie waxing recommendations!
Cote Dame Marie waxing recommendations!

Cote Dame Marie waxing recommendations!

1/18/2018 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED! (added Toko). Just what you need to figure out how to wax for warming weather and a relocated race!

Brenda Carlson and Glenn Goodman lead Michigan Cup after 5 races
Brenda Carlson and Glenn Goodman lead Michigan Cup after 5 races

Brenda Carlson and Glenn Goodman lead Michigan Cup after 5 races

1/18/2018 - By Mike Muha

It's official: The five Michigan Cup races that award individual points are over! Ken Dawson has provided updated Michigan Cup Standings to date.

Cote Dame Marie relocates to Forbush Corner
Cote Dame Marie relocates to Forbush Corner

Cote Dame Marie relocates to Forbush Corner

1/17/2018 - By Justin Andre

Forbush Corner has volunteered to serve as temporary course host for this year’s race, since poor snow conditions at Hanson Hills preclude using the normal course.

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UPDATED: Rundle Sport FLEX Skate Roller Skis tame rough roads
UPDATED: Rundle Sport FLEX Skate Roller Skis tame rough roads

UPDATED: Rundle Sport FLEX Skate Roller Skis tame rough roads

1/17/2018 - By Mike Muha, Tony Percha, Ricarado Lung

Tame that chip and seal with Rundle's new FLEX rollerski. Create a customized ride, based on your weight, a get a snow-like feel.

RESULTS: Krazy Klassic sees repeat winners
RESULTS: Krazy Klassic sees repeat winners

RESULTS: Krazy Klassic sees repeat winners

1/16/2018 - By Mike Muha

Many if not most of the skiers double-poled the entire course, eschewing kick wax for better glide and faster times.

RESULTS: Frosty Freestyle a close contest
RESULTS: Frosty Freestyle a close contest

RESULTS: Frosty Freestyle a close contest

1/15/2018 - By Mike Muha

The men's 15k race was close - very close, with a sprint to the finish by the top three men.

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UPCOMING

WED, FEB 21, 2018

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Skate

FRI, FEB 23, 2018

Kortelopet
OO Trailhead to Downtown Hayward, Wisconsin

SAT, FEB 24, 2018

American Birkebeiner
Cable to Hayward, Wisconson

Birkie Live Stream!
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

Mason Tract Ski Tour with the Michigan Backcountry Ski Series
Mason Tract Pathway, Roscommon Michigan, Chase Bridge Rd Trailhead

Boyne Vistas 10K Freestyle
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI

Michigan Backcountry Ski Series: Mason Track Out'n'Back
Chase Bridge Road Trail Head

Taste of Gate's
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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

SUN, FEB 25, 2018

2018 Pennsylvania Nordic Championships (Rescheduled from Feb 4)
Wilderness Lodge, Wattsburg, PA

25th Annual Junior Muffin Pursuit Races – Classic/Freestyle
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

TUE, FEB 27, 2018

Team NordicSkiRacer Tuesday Night Sprints
Huron Meadows Metropark, Brighton, MI

WED, FEB 28, 2018

Nubs Nob Nordic Ski Series - Classic

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

WED, FEB 21

Boyne Mountain: Due to the rain and ice all trails are closed today.

The shop is open and we have everything at 30% off!

Hanson Hills: Unfortunately our trail system has not responded well to the rain and warmer temperatures. All Cross Country Trails are closed and un-skiable at this time.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: After considerable rain throughout the day yesterday, the temps finally cooled down last night. We received a dusting of snow overnight, and as of 7:00am it is 25F. Due to all the moisture on the trails, we will not be grooming today. In the best interest of preserving the snow, we ask that no one ski on the trails today while we let some of the water drain away. Only the practice area is open today for ski demos.

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Italian Stallion Panini! Ham, pepperoni, provolone, banana peppers, black olives, and marinara sauce on sliced Stone House Italian Bread. Served with Great Lakes Chips and a pickle!

Join us this weekend for a whole bunch of events!

Saturday, February 24th: Birkie Live Stream and Taste of Gates!
Watch “the Greatest Show on Snow” – the North American Birkebiener, live in Cable, Wisconsin! This famous ski race draws just as many fans as participants – well over 10,000. Join in the excitement by watching the live stream in the HQ Day Lodge! Then for lunch, experience the fantastic flavors of Gate’s AuSable Lodge, right here at Cross Country Ski Headquarters! Gate’s Lodge Head Chef, Matt Haley, will cook up a hearty winter feast you’ll never forget. Join us for this very special culinary experience, which showcases one of Northern Michigan’s best dining experiences. *Beverages not included.

Sunday, February 25th: The 25th Annual Junior Muffin Race!
Join us for the longest standing juniors race in Michigan! The Muffin Race celebrates the fun of youth skiing with a Junior Girls & Boys 8km Pursuit race. Skiers will classic ski the first half of the race then ski freestyle the second half of the race. Registration begins at 9am on Sunday, and we will shoot for a 10:30am start. This is a Michigan Cup Junior Race. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in the girls and boys races, and awards will also be given for best costumes! There will also be a “Mini Muffin” Race at approximately 11:30. ALL AGES of kids are welcome for the Mini Muffin Race, and entry is free. Each Mini Muffin racer receives a medal!

TUE, FEB 20

Stokely Creek: Our trails continue to be great and we keep crossing our fingers that the warm evening tonight does not produce much but drizzle.. Someone stopped at the office yesterday and said." the grooming is superb !." So if you are looking for snow on the trails and great skiing please come on up. We have gotten several reservation in the last day for this week. The snow is still deep at Stokely and the base continues to grow. Snow in the forecast for Friday with several inches predicted.
Our 100 km of trails just off Lake Superior are holding very well.

Boyne Mountain: The trails are closed today due to weather, but the shop is open and having a 30% off sale!
On EVERYTHING!!!
We also have a few sets of brand new skis from 2014-2015 at 50% off and plenty of new models from this year at 30% off. Hats, gloves, coats, pants, socks, base-layers and more!
Get in here for great deals on all of our gear while you can!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The earlier part of the day yesterday was great for skiing, and conditions were enjoyed by quite a few skiers before the rain set in in the afternoon. It has been raining steadily all night and looks to continue throughout the day today. Because of this, and in order to preserve as much of the snow as we can, the trails will be closed today. Only the practice area is open today for ski demos.

Today’s Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Italian Stallion Panini! Ham, pepperoni, provolone, banana peppers, black olives, and marinara sauce on sliced Stone House Italian Bread. Served with Great Lakes Chips and a pickle. Stop in for some shopping! We have great sales on skate and classic ski packages, plus winter clothing and accessories.

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