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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!

RESULTS: 2018 North American Vasa Classic
RESULTS: 2018 North American Vasa Classic

RESULTS: 2018 North American Vasa Classic

2/15/2018 - By Mike Muha

Result from the 2018 North American Vasa Classic!

Michigan Cup standings through the White Pine Stampede
Michigan Cup standings through the White Pine Stampede

Michigan Cup standings through the White Pine Stampede

2/14/2018 - By Ken Dawson

Vasa Ski Club, Cross Country Ski Headquarters, and the Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team lead the overall Michigan standings!

RESULTS: Baic and Nestor win 51km American Vasa Freestyle
RESULTS: Baic and Nestor win 51km American Vasa Freestyle

RESULTS: Baic and Nestor win 51km American Vasa Freestyle

2/10/2018 - By Mike Muha

After a year of injury and reinjury, Milan Baic (Vasa Ski Club) returned in form to take the overall win in the 2018 North American Vasa 51k Freestyle.

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RESULTS: Kendrick and Ross win White Pine Stampede
RESULTS: Kendrick and Ross win White Pine Stampede

RESULTS: Kendrick and Ross win White Pine Stampede

2/10/2018 - By Mike Muha

A pair of Minnesota skiers, in a close finish, stole the show in the Men's 20k event, and the University of Michigan Nordic Ski Club showed up in force in the 20km classic.

WADA Athlete Committee protests reinstating Russian athletes at Olympics
WADA Athlete Committee protests reinstating Russian athletes at Olympics

WADA Athlete Committee protests reinstating Russian athletes at Olympics

2/8/2018 - By WADA

As members of the WADA Athlete Committee, we wish to express our profound disappointment and dismay with the recent ruling by CAS to reinstate the medals and results of 28 Russian winter Olympians from Sochi, previously disqualified for doping offences.

Wax Recommendations: Vasa Weekend!
Wax Recommendations: Vasa Weekend!

Wax Recommendations: Vasa Weekend!

2/8/2018 - By Mike Muha

Toko, Fast Wax, Swix, and Solda recommendations for North American Vasa Fest this weekend.

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PSIA ski instruction and certification event, Feb 17-18
PSIA ski instruction and certification event, Feb 17-18

PSIA ski instruction and certification event, Feb 17-18

2/7/2018 - By Amy Powell

This event will provide an opportunity to enhance personal skiing, drills and tools for teaching/coaching and technical fundamentals for the volunteer coach, intermediate skier, all the way to an experienced instructor going for a Certification.

Michigan Cup standings through the Noque
Michigan Cup standings through the Noque

Michigan Cup standings through the Noque

2/7/2018 - By Ken Dawson

Got back home and updated rosters and results through the Noque. I did not do team points yet but should do that shortly, and add the White Pine Stampede. Attached are the current results.

"All systems Go!" for 42nd Annual North American Vasa
"All systems Go!" for 42nd Annual North American Vasa

"All systems Go!" for 42nd Annual North American Vasa

2/7/2018 - By North American Vasa

The recent snow, the expert grooming of three grooming teams, and predicted cold nights will ensure the best race conditions of the year.

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This weekend's races: What's on, what's off...
This weekend's races: What's on, what's off...

This weekend's races: What's on, what's off...

2/1/2018 - By Mike Muha

White Pine Stampede: YES! Fire N Ice: NO. PA Nordic Championships: NO. King of the Mountain: NEW and YES! Michael Seaman Memorial: NO!

King of the Hill race at Schuss Mountain
King of the Hill race at Schuss Mountain

King of the Hill race at Schuss Mountain

2/1/2018 - By Shanty Creek

Need something to do the day after the White Pine Stampede? Race the King of the Hill at Schuss Mountain in Bellaire, Michigan!

White Pine Stampede waxing recommendations!
White Pine Stampede waxing recommendations!

White Pine Stampede waxing recommendations!

2/1/2018 - By Mike Muha

Good news: Lots of snow is in the forecast for the White Pine Stampede! Now see how you should wax....

More News...

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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

More events...

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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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