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Tag, you're it! Tag zone at the 2019 Muffin Sprint Relay at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters. (Photo: Ricardo Lung)

Tag, you're it! Tag zone at the 2019 Muffin Sprint Relay at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters. (Photo: Ricardo Lung)

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club is starting its second season
Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club is starting its second season

Team NordicSkiRacer Junior Ski Club is starting its second season

12/18/2018 - By Ricardo Lung and Doug Heady

Our goal is to give young skiers an opportunity to cross country ski with their peers, advance their skiing skills and have FUN. Skiers of all abilities are welcome to join and learn a sport they can enjoy for a lifetime.

RESULTS: Jordyn Ross and Kyle Hanson take Forbush Time Trial
RESULTS: Jordyn Ross and Kyle Hanson take Forbush Time Trial

RESULTS: Jordyn Ross and Kyle Hanson take Forbush Time Trial

12/17/2018 - By Mike Muha and Michael Bourassa

It was Jordyn Ross (GRNST), Rebecca Davis, and Mariah Frye-Colie for the second time this weekend. Kyle Hanson (Team NordicSkiRacer) beat Vasa's Sam Holmes, with Kevin Tarras third in the men's race.

RESULTS: Records set at Lakes of the North Winterstart
RESULTS: Records set at Lakes of the North Winterstart

RESULTS: Records set at Lakes of the North Winterstart

12/17/2018 - By Curt Peterson

Sam Holmes (Vasa) and Jordyn Ross (Grand Rapids Nordic) set course records on a fast race course at this year's Michigan Cup season-opening Lakes of the North Winterstart

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Former Michigan Cup racer Sarah Goble takes two 1st place finishes
Former Michigan Cup racer Sarah Goble takes two 1st place finishes

Former Michigan Cup racer Sarah Goble takes two 1st place finishes

12/14/2018 - By NMU

The Huskies performed well across the two-day NMU Open in Marquette, with the highlight of the weekend being the two first-place finishes by junior Sarah Goble.

Legendary Vojin Baic passes away at 89
Legendary Vojin Baic passes away at 89

Legendary Vojin Baic passes away at 89

12/14/2018 - By Reynolds-Jonkhoff

Visitation will be held from 4-8pm at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home on Sunday, December 16, 2018. Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 11am.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters One of 10 Best Cross Country Ski Destinations
Cross Country Ski Headquarters One of 10 Best Cross Country Ski Destinations

Cross Country Ski Headquarters One of 10 Best Cross Country Ski Destinations

12/14/2018 - By Mariah Frye Colie

The voting ended with Cross Country Ski Headquarters taking a solid 2nd place finish behind the famous Devil’s Thumb Ranch of Colorado.

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Michigan Cup Teams explore unorthodox training methods in off-season
Michigan Cup Teams explore unorthodox training methods in off-season

Michigan Cup Teams explore unorthodox training methods in off-season

12/10/2018 - By Jay Woodbeck

NordicSkiRacer is always looking to be up to date with the latest training techniques. Our investigative journalist has uncovered several new training methods used across Lower Michigan this summer and fall.

Preparing new or freshly stoneground skis
Preparing new or freshly stoneground skis

Preparing new or freshly stoneground skis

12/6/2018 - By Ian Harvey

New skis or freshly stoneground skis have the potential to be your fastest skis ever. Following this advice will give new skis the best chance possible to reach their potential.

Kirt and Brumbaugh win age groups at Yellowstone 5k
Kirt and Brumbaugh win age groups at Yellowstone 5k

Kirt and Brumbaugh win age groups at Yellowstone 5k

11/25/2018 - By Mike Muha

Two Michigan Cup skiers won their age groups at the West Yellowstone Ski Education Foundation (WYSEF) / National Nordic Foundation 5km Master Ski Race at the Yellowstone Ski Festival on Saturday, November 14, 2018.

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Reserve Fischer demo skis at Yellowstone Ski Festival
Reserve Fischer demo skis at Yellowstone Ski Festival

Reserve Fischer demo skis at Yellowstone Ski Festival

11/16/2018 - By Mike Muha

All the major ski vendors will be doing ski demos, but Fischer Skis has opened an online reservation system to make it easier. Instead of waiting in line you can reserve them ahead of time.

Improve skiing skills or learn to teach: Midwest Nordic Rendezvous
Improve skiing skills or learn to teach: Midwest Nordic Rendezvous

Improve skiing skills or learn to teach: Midwest Nordic Rendezvous

11/16/2018 - By Amy Powell

Join us for the third annual Midwest Nordic Rendezvous with our guest instructor Emily Lovett from Steamboat Springs, Colorado! Come and improve your own skiing skills or learn to become a ski instructor!

Coaching staff for US Cross Country Ski Team
Coaching staff for US Cross Country Ski Team

Coaching staff for US Cross Country Ski Team

11/15/2018 - By Reese Brown, USSA

The World Cup coaching staff has been consistent in the years leading up to Pyeong Chang and now leading into a World Championship year. Chris Grover enters his ninth season as head coach and is joined by veteran coaches Matt Whitcomb and Jason Cork.

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

FRI, MAR 22

Forbush Corner: Larry is out grooming the trails. It will be a little slow going to get things groomed up correctly. We will open the trails as soon as we can. We usually start with Lil' Coaster and then Badlands, followed by Roller Coaster. Temperatures will stay below freezing today until Saturday Afternoon. Skiing should be quite good all weekend. I used my good skis yesterday with no problem.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Conditions remain good for spring skiing on the majority of the trails. Snow consistency is primarily ground up snow crystals with some occasionally hard pack, which is best skied on in the morning before it softens up in the afternoon warmth, Groomer Mike will snow comb the Rolling Hills, Mackinaw Cut, Wild Turkey, Trapper's Cabin, and Adventure trails this morning. We will continue to groom every day as long as temps get below freezing at night. While Manitou and Tall Pines are not recommended due to ice and debris, much of the rest of the trail system still offers some great spring ski conditions! *Please walk out past the ice at the trail head to start skiing.

Today’s lunch special is Bob's Favorite Tuna Panini! Albacore tuna, provolone, jalepenos, banana peppers, black olives, spinach, onion and tomato on a Swiss roll, grilled to perfection. Served with Great Lakes Chips and a pickle. Plus, the Spring Sale is on! Shop lots of great sales on hardgoods and softgoods. Keep on skiing, it's good for the spirit!!

THU, MAR 21

Crystal Mountain: Well folks-sorry to say but we are done grooming for the season. There is still snow out there and you're welcome to ski (still need a pass). All in all it turned out to be a pretty good season albeit a late one. Have a great spring, summer and fall and we'll look forward to seeing you next winter.

Vasa Trail: My mid-morning skate of the 10K loop from the TH was 90% on freshly groomed snow-cone material type old snow and 10% on grey boilerplate ice. Caution is required as some of the icy patches are on downhills beginning with much of woodchip hill just a couple hundred yards from the TH. There is quite a bit of leaf and other small debris to avoid, but overall the skate lane offers average speed and good control except for nil control on the icy sections. Much of the catwalk before the split rail fence has also converted to ice and with the fresh leaves you need to carefully pick your way through that "minefield." Until it experiences a hard freeze it might remain skiable by experienced skiers for a little longer, but after the hard freeze forecast for Friday overnight it will probably become uncontrollably dangerously icy unless the groomers are able to get their equipment around the course to scratch up the top surface enough or until softening up with warmer temps.

Boyne Mountain: Its spring. And with spring comes spring skiing conditions, so yes its icy. Barring a return to winter conditions Deer run and Innsbruck trails will no longer be groomed. The store will be open on weekends until the snow is gone. Stop in and check out the 40% off discounts on all goods.

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Black Mountain: The skiing has been good as long as the temps dropped below freezing at night. Not so sure we got to freezing last night. We still have base snow, skiing is icy and fast. As I"m sure you would guess the snow is dirty corn snow at this junction so you might want to bring the rock skis.

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Conditions remain good for spring skiing on the majority of the trails, and in most places the base is holding up quite well. We will continue to groom every day as long as temps get below freezing at night. Conditions are fast and fun, especially in the morning when it is still cold. Groomer Mike will snow comb all trails except Manitou and Tall Pines this morning. A lot of the trail system still offers some really great skiing! Enjoy!! *Please walk out past the ice at the trail head to start skiing.

Today’s lunch special is Bob's Favorite Tuna Panini! Albacore tuna, provolone, jalepenos, banana peppers, black olives, spinach, onion and tomato on a Swiss roll, grilled to perfection. Try it alongside a Bell's Two Hearted IPA for a perfect, post-ski lunch. Plus, the Spring Sale is on! Jackets, skis, boots and more on sale. Stop by to demo!

Forbush Corner: We have started our spring hours and will not be open today, but we will be open Friday through Sunday. We still have lots of base and we expect the skiing to be quite good this weekend.

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