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300+ inches...and it's still coming down. I think there's quite a bit of skiing left!

300+ inches...and it's still coming down. I think there's quite a bit of skiing left!

FOR SALE: Sno-Master 48
FOR SALE: Sno-Master 48

FOR SALE: Sno-Master 48

4/19/2018 - By Randy Kessler

Nordic Ski Racers, I'm looking to sell my Sno-Master 48" groomer. Includes Sno-Razor. Great light weight, low drag groomer for a narrow skate lane.

New 24 hour World Record set!
New 24 hour World Record set!

New 24 hour World Record set!

4/18/2018 - By Mike Muha

Two Finnish skiers broke the record for the the most kilometers skied in 24 hours: over 472 and 375 kilometers by Teemu Virtanen and Anni Angeria.

Andy Liebner revises coaching program for 2018
Andy Liebner revises coaching program for 2018

Andy Liebner revises coaching program for 2018

4/15/2018 - By Andy Liebner

Andy Liebner announces his revised coaching program for the 2018-2019 season, May 1, 2018 through April 29, 2019.

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Overall 2018 Michigan Cup Winners
Overall 2018 Michigan Cup Winners

Overall 2018 Michigan Cup Winners

3/20/2018 - By Mike Muha

Ted Roe, Mary Lyon, Rebecca Davis, Sam Holmes: Champions! Plus classic, freestyle, total points, and the 10% Club!

Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop 2018 Brumbaugh Cup champions!
Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop 2018 Brumbaugh Cup champions!

Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop 2018 Brumbaugh Cup champions!

3/15/2018 - By Mike Muha

Hanson Hills/Cross Country Ski Shop has won the 2018 Brumbaugh Cup as the strongest senior team in the Michigan Cup Series. The Vasa Ski Club was second overall, with the Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team third.

Results, Photos, Video: 2018 Michigan Cup Relays
Results, Photos, Video: 2018 Michigan Cup Relays

Results, Photos, Video: 2018 Michigan Cup Relays

3/15/2018 - By Mike Muha

It took a week of hard work, but the folks at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters hauled snow over a 2 kilometer section of trail to make sure there were great conditions for the 2018 Michigan Cup Relays held this past Sunday

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Wax recommendations for the Bear Chase and MI Cup Relays!
Wax recommendations for the Bear Chase and MI Cup Relays!

Wax recommendations for the Bear Chase and MI Cup Relays!

3/8/2018 - By Mike Muha

Toko, Fast Wax, and Swix wax recommendations for the Great Bear Chase and Michigan Cup Relays!

Huron Meadows Groomer Appreciation Party, Sat, March 17
Huron Meadows Groomer Appreciation Party, Sat, March 17

Huron Meadows Groomer Appreciation Party, Sat, March 17

3/6/2018 - By Ken Roth

Greetings fellow skiers and winter sports fan. Here are the details on the Huron Meadows end of season/groomer appreciation/snow making gratitude party...

Great Bear Chase Countdown
Great Bear Chase Countdown

Great Bear Chase Countdown

3/6/2018 - By Great Bear Chase

The 38th annual UP Health System Great Bear Chase is almost here! Conditions are looking great, with a packed base of 26” on the course and great temperatures leading up to Saturday, March 10th.

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RESULTS: Muffin Race Team Sprint
RESULTS: Muffin Race Team Sprint

RESULTS: Muffin Race Team Sprint

3/6/2018 - By Mariah Frye Colie

We changed the format to a 2-person freestyle relay this year in light of the Olympics (and our ski conditions). It was a ton of fun!

PRELIMINARY Final Michigan Cup individual standings
PRELIMINARY Final Michigan Cup individual standings

PRELIMINARY Final Michigan Cup individual standings

3/5/2018 - By Ken Dawson

Please give the attached a final check, and verify that you have the right team! I'll release the final results after I get feedback!

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.

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UPCOMING

Nothing in the calendar for the next seven days.

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

THU, APR 19

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Crust skating on Manitou trail this morning before 10:30 was stupendous.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: The trails are still in very good to excellent shape. Groomer Bob is snow combing the skating lanes this morning on all trails, and the classic tracks set a couple days ago are still in great condition. With the warmer afternoon temps, we are seeing some thin spots start to appear in the usual places, but overall the trails are grooming up very well to day and there is still lots of coverage for good skis. The best skiing will be in the mornings from here on out, before the temp gets above freezing during the day.

Bob and Lynne will be at the shop today from 10am until 4pm. Come on in and shop the sale, demo some skis, and enjoy this fabulous spring skiing!

Noquemanon Trail-Forestville: Forestville Real Grooming Report: Today Andy groomed the skate lanes on the Noque’ and Animoosh to and around the pine plantation. The classic tracks from Tuesday’s Bombi run are still in great shape. Skiers will find mid season conditions on the Noque’ and Animoosh.

Saux Head: No report today.

Fit Strip: No report today.

Big Bay Pathway: No report today.

Way Too Long Grooming Report: When things are going well I always tell myself, this too shall not last. It makes it much easier to remember that is also true when the snow is hard pan, the weather is bitter, my hip flexor is yelling at me and my wax is slow. Skiing can’t last forever when the days are in the 50s under full sun. However, the next three days look to be spectacular. Overnight freezing temperatures, warm day time temperatures, light air and full sun will no doubt put a hurt on aerosol cheese sales. I keep looking for a day to quote T.S. Eliot but April has not even been close to cruel this year and I am reminded: The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible.

Forbush Corner: Bonus Ski Weekend #3 - don't miss out!!! This is now the 3rd weekend in April we will be skiing at The Corner. We want to share our excitement by offering discounted trail fees - 1 day for $10 or 2 days for $15.

Feel free to bring a beverage (or two) and maybe an appetizer or whatever and hang out with us Saturday on the deck. The apres-ski will take place when it gets too soft to ski.

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