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I do not know what kind of winter we will have, but I like THIS forecast better than most!

I do not know what kind of winter we will have, but I like THIS forecast better than most!

Liebner and Gephardt win Black Mountain Freestyle
Liebner and Gephardt win Black Mountain Freestyle

Liebner and Gephardt win Black Mountain Freestyle

3/5/2018 - By John Gravlin

Andy Liebner won the overall in a blistering time of 55:18. In the women’s race, Daniela Gephardt skied the 2 laps in 35:15 to take the overall victory.

Black Mountain wax recommendations
Black Mountain wax recommendations

Black Mountain wax recommendations

3/2/2018 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for Black Mountain!

PHOTOS: 2018 White Pine Stampede
PHOTOS: 2018 White Pine Stampede

PHOTOS: 2018 White Pine Stampede

2/23/2018 - By Mike Muha

The crack White Pine Stampede photographers have taken 1844 photos of the race! Right click to download!

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Latest waxing recommendations
Latest waxing recommendations

Latest waxing recommendations

2/22/2018 - By Mike Muha

Boyne Vistas and Pennsylvania Championships are cancelled, but Korteloper, Birkie and Muffin race are still on! Birkie updates!

A bit of a shift in the Brumbaugh Cup standings....
A bit of a shift in the Brumbaugh Cup standings....

A bit of a shift in the Brumbaugh Cup standings....

2/20/2018 - By Mike Muha

Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop still leads the Brumbaugh Cup but the rest of the standings have changed now that we have results through this past weekend's Hanson Hills Classic.

Preliminary Korelopet and Birkebeiner wax recommendations
Preliminary Korelopet and Birkebeiner wax recommendations

Preliminary Korelopet and Birkebeiner wax recommendations

2/19/2018 - By Mike Muha

Preliminary Korelopet and Birkebeiner wax recommendations are in! These will be updated as reports change.

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Toko Birkie Wax Tip
Toko Birkie Wax Tip

Toko Birkie Wax Tip

2/19/2018 - By Ian Harvey

Currently, conditions are very icy. Skins are not working well at all compared to klister. This might change if it snows enough Thursday night. There is also a whole lot of debris (needles, pine cones, twigs) in the tracks.

Brumbaugh Cup: Latest standings
Brumbaugh Cup: Latest standings

Brumbaugh Cup: Latest standings

2/19/2018 - By Mike Muha

The order of the Brumbaugh Cup standings have not since the last time we posted them: Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop leads!

RESULTS: Holmes and Davis win Hanson Hills Classic
RESULTS: Holmes and Davis win Hanson Hills Classic

RESULTS: Holmes and Davis win Hanson Hills Classic

2/18/2018 - By Mike Muha

Sam Holmes and Rebecca Davis had a twofer weekend, each winning yesterday's Forbush Corner Freestyle and today's Hanson Hills Classic!

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Michigan Cup Honors Coach John Kostrzewa
Michigan Cup Honors Coach John Kostrzewa

Michigan Cup Honors Coach John Kostrzewa

2/18/2018 - By Ernie Brumbaugh

John Kostrzewa announced his retirement as Head Coach of the Traverse City High School Cross Country Ski Racing Team last Fall after 17 years in the job. It has been a remarkable run of service to the racing community.

RESULTS: Forbush Corner Freestyle
RESULTS: Forbush Corner Freestyle

RESULTS: Forbush Corner Freestyle

2/18/2018 - By Mike Muha

Conditions were so fast that everyone felt like a super hero! The snow was hard packed and fast.

Wax recommendations for this weekend's racing!
Wax recommendations for this weekend's racing!

Wax recommendations for this weekend's racing!

2/15/2018 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED: Swix just added the Michigan Cup races.... Lot's are racing, starting Friday for the juniors!

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UPCOMING

SAT, NOV 17, 2018

NordicSkiRacer long rollerski
West Boat Launch, Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

SUN, NOV 18, 2018

Learn to put on a ski race
West Yellowstone, MT

TUE, NOV 20, 2018

Yellowstone Ski Festival, Nov 20-24
West Yellowstone, MT

Yellowstone Ski Festival • November 20-24
West Yellowstone, Montana

Team NordicSkiRacer rollerski intervals
Maybury State Park, 8 Mile Rd entrance, Northville, MI

THU, NOV 22, 2018

Thanksgiving!
United States

FRI, NOV 23, 2018

Thanksgiving Weekend Sale: Bean Bomb Black Friday, Smartwool Small Business Saturday, & Fashion Show Sunday
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

CXC Masters Camps, Nov 23-25
Cable, Wisconsin

SAT, NOV 24, 2018

NordicSkiRacer long rollerski
West Boat Launch, Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

NordicSkiRacer long rollerski
West Boat Launch, Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

Thanksgiving Weekend Sale: Smartwool Small Business Saturday, & Fashion Show Sunday
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, MI

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

SAT, NOV 17

Hanson Hills: Hanson Hills Recreation Authority is a No Hunting park, so it's a safe place to ski on opening weekend of firearm deer hunting season. Although not groomed yet, it was a great ski, breaking trail through the woods & around the alpine ski hill. There was approx 3" heavy snow, along with many red oak leaves.

Bay Meadows GC: Snow squalls all day long resulted in a couple inches of new snow on an already good skied in track. Conditions for some might have been a little slow but it was snowing and it was a winter wonderland. Karen loves it when she has such great control. The trail is so skied in one might think it was rolled. Skiing is awesome and will be even better tomorrow morning when the temperature drops overnight. Would love to get over to Forebush to support those great folks but this is so close to my condo I could walk there. Love this place and all the great people.

Bay Meadows GC: Snow squalls all day long resulted in a couple inches of new snow on an already good skied in track. Conditions for some might have been a little slow but it was snowing and it was a winter wonderland. Karen loves it when she has such great control. The trail is so skied in one might think it was rolled. Skiing is awesome and will be even better tomorrow morning when the temperature drops overnight. Would love to get over to Forebush to support those great folks but this is so close to my condo I could walk there. Love this place and all the great people.

Blueberry Ridge: 2-3 more inches of snow on the trails. Trails still pretty uneven and squirrely, but snow is relatively fast and hard packed. Hoping for more this week!

Forbush Corner: First skate of the year. Groomed up pretty nice. Good coverage, thin in the normal places but easily navigated. Looking forward to tomorrow. Rock skis for sure, but no new dings that I know of :)

Kensington Metropark: 10:40am just finished skiing. The snow is wetter and softer, so less good. It is supposed to freeze overnight, so early morning skiing might be OK!

Kensington Metropark: Out on the golf course fairways as I write 8:55am). Not bad! Transformed damp snow. I'm on my classic Super Skis (they can ski over gravel and sticks without care). Tony is skating the good areas and doublepoling between fairways. Rock skis only!

Forbush Corner: Larry’s says it is grooming out well enough to ski. We will be open today. Expect early season conditions.

FRI, NOV 16

ABR Trails: Trails are looking good for the opener tomorrow. We should have about 40 km open and 20 -25 is tracked. There are some thin areas and some ice spots in the lowlands from melting. See you at 9am Saturday

Bay Meadows GC: First ski of the season at Bay Meadows Golf Course with Kathy Cook-Dowd & Janine Hardin, and ok, except my lack of fitness & balance on the uneven snow. Thanks to the VSC members who have skied in a trail. Some of the asphalt cart path is exposed, so be careful. And, of course, respect the greens.

Hanson Hills: Although we have not started our grooming process yet. Trails have 2-3 inches of coverage. that would provide for some great wilderness skiing. Warmer weather is predicted for the future so we will be holding off on grooming. Feel free to adventure out onto the trails, All main trails have been cleared and mowed (PRE-snowstorm) Wilderness Loop ( Section 1, Wanderlust, and Bucksnort were mowed and cleared (PRE-snowstorm).

Lodge will not be open this weekend.

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