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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)

RESULTS: Ellie Callison and Kevin Tarras win fast Boyne Vistas race
RESULTS: Ellie Callison and Kevin Tarras win fast Boyne Vistas race

RESULTS: Ellie Callison and Kevin Tarras win fast Boyne Vistas race

2/24/2019 - By Mike Muha

The race started with a 300 foot climb straight up an alpine ski slope with an average climb of 8%. That's average: the climb actually ranged from around 1.5% to a gradient of almost 16%.

Over 36 inches of packed snow on Great Bear Chase course
Over 36 inches of packed snow on Great Bear Chase course

Over 36 inches of packed snow on Great Bear Chase course

2/22/2019 - By Angela Luskin

he 39th annual UP Health System Great Bear Chase is almost here! Conditions are looking great, with a packed base of 36” on the course and great temperatures leading up to Saturday, March 9th.

Vasa continues to lead Michigan Cup after Hanson Hills Classic
Vasa continues to lead Michigan Cup after Hanson Hills Classic

Vasa continues to lead Michigan Cup after Hanson Hills Classic

2/22/2019 - By Mike Muha

Not much has changed with the finish of the Forbush Freestyle and Hanson Hills Classic: Vasa Ski Club has increased it lead over the Cross Country Ski Headquarters and the Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team is still in third.

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Waxing recommendations: Michigan Cup and latest Birkie suggestions
Waxing recommendations: Michigan Cup and latest Birkie suggestions

Waxing recommendations: Michigan Cup and latest Birkie suggestions

2/22/2019 - By Mike Muha

Waxing recommendations for Boyne Vistas, the Muffin Race and the latest round of Birkie suggestions.

Birkie wax recommendations
Birkie wax recommendations

Birkie wax recommendations

2/19/2019 - By Mike Muha

American Birkebeiner wax recommendations have started. See what people are recommending... Toko, FastWax, Swix, Rex, Start, Star, Vauhti...

Team NordicSkiRacer leads Brumbaugh Cup by 13 points
Team NordicSkiRacer leads Brumbaugh Cup by 13 points

Team NordicSkiRacer leads Brumbaugh Cup by 13 points

2/19/2019 - By Mike Muha

Team NordicSkiRacer continues to lead the Brumbaugh Cup competition as the most powerful team, with 960 point. But Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop is closing in, just 13 points behind.

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RESULTS: Kyle Hanson and Emily Blackmer win Hanson Hills Classic
RESULTS: Kyle Hanson and Emily Blackmer win Hanson Hills Classic

RESULTS: Kyle Hanson and Emily Blackmer win Hanson Hills Classic

2/18/2019 - By Mike Muha

Kyle Hanson and Emily Blackmer win Hanson Hills Classic after both winning the Forbush Freestyle the day before. UPDATED RESULTS FOR EVERYONE ELSE!!!

RESULTS: Emily Blackmer and Kyle Hanson will Forbush Freestyle
RESULTS: Emily Blackmer and Kyle Hanson will Forbush Freestyle

RESULTS: Emily Blackmer and Kyle Hanson will Forbush Freestyle

2/18/2019 - By Mike Muha

The Meijer State Games Of Michigan / Forbush 8K/17K Freestyle race was held this past Saturday on an excellently groomed trail, with cool temperatures and little wind. The course wound around most the Forbush Corner trail system.

Team NordicSkiRacer continues to lead Brumbaugh Cup competition
Team NordicSkiRacer continues to lead Brumbaugh Cup competition

Team NordicSkiRacer continues to lead Brumbaugh Cup competition

2/15/2019 - By Mike Muha and Chris Jones

Team NordicSkiRacer continues to lead Brumbaugh Cup competition for more powerful team with a narrow lead over Hanson Hills / Cross Country Ski Shop

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RESULTS: Vasa still in front. Leaders shuffle around a bit
RESULTS: Vasa still in front. Leaders shuffle around a bit

RESULTS: Vasa still in front. Leaders shuffle around a bit

2/15/2019 - By Mike Muha

With Vasa Fest over, Vasa Ski Club has increased it lead over the Cross Country Ski Headquarters remaining in second. Grand Rapids Nordic Ski Team is still in third with only a narrow gap over Team NordicSkiRacer.

Wax recommendations: Michigan Cup and Michigan HS Championships!
Wax recommendations: Michigan Cup and Michigan HS Championships!

Wax recommendations: Michigan Cup and Michigan HS Championships!

2/15/2019 - By Mike Muha

UPDATED WITH SOLDA! Wax recommendations for this weekend's Michigan Cup and Michigan HS Championship races!

RESULTS: 2019 Vasa Classic: Ethan Goss and Emily Blackmer win the 35k
RESULTS: 2019 Vasa Classic: Ethan Goss and Emily Blackmer win the 35k

RESULTS: 2019 Vasa Classic: Ethan Goss and Emily Blackmer win the 35k

2/11/2019 - By Mike Muha

Summary of the results, plus PDF by gender and race distance of the results.

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

TUE, MAR 19

Valley Spur: Conditions should be fantastic this upcoming weekend in da U P. For all of my Nordic loving Comrades, I am letting you know that Valley Spur in Munising will be groomed and the skiing experience will be sublime. I can not urge you strongly enough to come up and get some of this, It will leave a smile on your face that will last a long, long time.

Dunes Golf Club: Crust has risen and crust will rise again. 8:38 am
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Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Spring skiing conditions prevail on the HQ trails, with fast and fun conditions in the morning until the trail surface softens up in the afternoon. Groomer Mike is snow combing all trails this morning. As usual this time of year, some icy spots are appearing in some of the heavily skied areas, so please walk out past the trail head to get started. Also, the Manitou trail has several ice bridges, so avoid it unless you are comfortable traversing sections of glare ice. Watch out for bits of debris on the trail underneath the big trees, and always exercise caution when skiing down all hills!

Today's lunch special is Rocky Mountain Chipotle Turkey Panini! Oven roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, chipotle mayo, spinach, onion, bell peppers and tomato, grilled to perfection on hearty grain bread. Great Lakes Chips and a pickle come alongside. Chili, cookies and muffins available as well. Ski on!

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