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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

SAT, APR 21

Forbush Corner: The plan for grooming on Sunday morning at Forbush - powertill and groom the skating lane & classic tracks on Flatlands and the 1st half of Roller Coaster. This will give the early birds something to ski on before the rest of the trail system starts to soften up a bit.

Spring skiing was great today. The crust cruising was best before 11 AM. The rest of the trails skied good until sometime between 1 and 2 PM when it started to slow down with the rapidly warming temps and full sun load.

We will be open tomorrow @ 9 AM.

Valley Spur: The Sun and I had different opinions about what is early for an early start. 9:30 when i hit the trails was almost getting slow and soft at places, with hardly any glide left for skate skiing by 10. I thought i would be disappointed, but eventually i got on the Skin Tec in the soft classic tracks, and glide was surpringly good and consistent. Ended up skiing until past 12:30, much later than i expected. Conclusion: skate as early as your body can, classic once tracks get soft. It's wonderful overall!

Unlisted trail: Green Timbers. Just north of Vanderbilt. Wide open, non motorized area. Perfect am crust conditions. Skate or classic.

Snow will last through Monday am. Best conditions from 8-11am.



Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Today is an historic day in XC Ski HQ history! Never before in our 44 years of business have we been open for skiing this late in the season. Groomer Bob Ginzu snowcombed the skating lanes this morning, and the classic tracks are still holding up from earlier in the week. While the trails took a hit in the sunshine and warm temps yesterday afternoon, much of the system is still in very good to great condition. There are some thin spots opening up in the usual places, with the largest being at the top of the first hill on Manitou (portaging required). Barring another snow event, today is our last day of grooming for the 2017-18 ski season.

Join us today for a History-Making Spring Ski Party! Let’s celebrate the latest day of skiing in XC Ski HQ history.

When: Today, Saturday, April 21st
Who: Skiers, trail sponsors, customers, family, friends, YOU!
Shop opens: 10:00am (skiers are welcome to hit the trails earlier – the best skiing will be in the morning!)
History-Making BBQ Party on the sundeck: 1:00pm
HQ will provide brats and sauerkraut. Bring a dish and/or a beverage to pass, if you like! Looks like a beautiful, sunny afternoon, so come ski and share in some good food and great company with Bob, Lynne, Donnie, and your fellow XC skiers.

Forbush Corner: Re-groomed most of the East Trail System this morning. Temps dropped to the low 20's overnight which allowed the trails to set up firm. 2 passes with the Pisten Bully PB100 snowcat - 1 to till and 1 to groom the skate lane and the classic track. Come and get it !!!

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