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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).

Thirty-four kids do the Frosty!
Thirty-four kids do the Frosty!

Thirty-four kids do the Frosty!

1/15/2018 - By Mike Muha

We had an awesome Frosty Kid's race this year! Most of the thirty-four kids raced the entire 2.5k course. he Frosty Kid's race is part of the Brighton Schools recreation program and hosted by Team NordicSkiRacer.

Michigan Cup standings to date
Michigan Cup standings to date

Michigan Cup standings to date

1/12/2018 - By Ken Dawson

Current results up to Frosty races.

Frosty Fest wax recommendations!
Frosty Fest wax recommendations!

Frosty Fest wax recommendations!

1/11/2018 - By Mike Muha

Looks like the races will be multiple loops on the man-made snow that covers the 2.5 km Buck's Run Trail. Should be Krazy! The weather forecast keeps changing, so watch it closely for changes in the snow forecast!

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Winter returns for lower Michigan's premier cross country race series
Winter returns for lower Michigan's premier cross country race series

Winter returns for lower Michigan's premier cross country race series

1/11/2018 - By Epic Races

The return of Michigan winter comes just in time for cross-country ski enthusiasts to gather at Huron Meadows Metropark on Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14 for the Frosty Freestyle and NordicSkiRacer Krazy Klassic Ski Races.

Andy Liebner skate and classic technique clinics this weekend
Andy Liebner skate and classic technique clinics this weekend

Andy Liebner skate and classic technique clinics this weekend

1/11/2018 - By Mike Muha

Andy Liebner is offering technique clinics this Saturday and Sunday, 15 minutes after the awards ceremonies for the Frosty Freestyle and Krazy Klassic races.

MTU Tuesday Night Citizen's Series
MTU Tuesday Night Citizen's Series

MTU Tuesday Night Citizen's Series

1/10/2018 - By MTU

The MTU Nordic Ski Team invites you to join them for a fun and family oriented race and community ski series on our Michigan Tech Trails this winter season!

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Thirteen team brave sub-zero temps at 6-Hour Michigan Cup Relays
Thirteen team brave sub-zero temps at 6-Hour Michigan Cup Relays

Thirteen team brave sub-zero temps at 6-Hour Michigan Cup Relays

1/7/2018 - By Justin Andre

Forty-minutes before the race start time, the temperature on the on the Northbound Outfitter/Cross Country Ski Shop sign showed -26F! This was certainly going to be one of the colder, if not the coldest, race start in the Michigan Cup Series.

Vasa Tuesday night sprints return
Vasa Tuesday night sprints return

Vasa Tuesday night sprints return

1/6/2018 - By Eric Jean

Tuesday Night Sprints return January 9th. These events are a great opportunity to gain race experience and get a great workout with friends. The events are open to everyone from Middle School to Adult.

Reid Goble exudes strong performance at opening day of U.S. Nationals
Reid Goble exudes strong performance at opening day of U.S. Nationals

Reid Goble exudes strong performance at opening day of U.S. Nationals

1/5/2018 - By Michigan Tech

Former Michigan Cup skier Reid Goble finished first in the Central Collegiate Ski Associations qualifying race; Michigan Tech takes top three places.

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You're in luck! Masters world cup registration deadline extended
You're in luck! Masters world cup registration deadline extended

You're in luck! Masters world cup registration deadline extended

1/5/2018 - By Alora Jones

Minneapolis, MN, January 5, 2018– The World Masters Association has approved a motion to extend registrations for the 2018 Masters World Cup, happening January 19-26

Michigan Cup 6 Hour Relays – Update!
Michigan Cup 6 Hour Relays – Update!

Michigan Cup 6 Hour Relays – Update!

1/4/2018 - By Justin Andre

Yes, it's cold, but my plan is to do things a little different this year. Read on!

Race Wax Recommendations: 6-Hour Michigan Cup Relays
Race Wax Recommendations: 6-Hour Michigan Cup Relays

Race Wax Recommendations: 6-Hour Michigan Cup Relays

1/4/2018 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations for the 6-Hour Michigan Cup Relays at Hanson Hills Recreation Area in Grayling, MI.

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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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