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The unexpected snowstorm in Michigan left lower Michigan trails and golf course fairways with deep heavy snow, better for classic than skating. Looking forward to groomed trails! (Photo by Gregory Worsnop).

The unexpected snowstorm in Michigan left lower Michigan trails and golf course fairways with deep heavy snow, better for classic than skating. Looking forward to groomed trails! (Photo by Gregory Worsnop).

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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RESULTS: 2019 Vasa Freestyle: Alex Vanias and Kaitlyn Patterson carry the day
RESULTS: 2019 Vasa Freestyle: Alex Vanias and Kaitlyn Patterson carry the day

RESULTS: 2019 Vasa Freestyle: Alex Vanias and Kaitlyn Patterson carry the day

2/11/2019 - By Mike Muha

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

Nordic Nights at Nubs Nob starting up
Nordic Nights at Nubs Nob starting up

Nordic Nights at Nubs Nob starting up

2/8/2019 - By The Outfitter Harbor Springs

The Nordic Ski Series at Nubs Nob of years past has been revamped to better meet your needs. Drumroll please… Nordic Nights 2019! Nordic Nights are a great way to get out for a night ski, have fun meeting fellow skinny skiers, and improve your skills!

Vasa still leads; Rebecca Davis and Sam Holmes move to first
Vasa still leads; Rebecca Davis and Sam Holmes move to first

Vasa still leads; Rebecca Davis and Sam Holmes move to first

2/7/2019 - By Mike Muha

The Michigan Cup Team and Individual standings as of the White Pine Stampede are out, and there's been shift in both the team standings and the overall individual leads!

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UPDATED! Wax recommendations: It's VASA weekend!
UPDATED! Wax recommendations: It's VASA weekend!

UPDATED! Wax recommendations: It's VASA weekend!

2/7/2019 - By Mike Muha

[Solda and Fast Wax recommendations added!] Wax recommendations for Saturday and Sunday's Vasa races. As always, check back later for additional recommendations.

RESULTS: Rebecca Davis and Denny Paull win Mike Seaman Memorial Classic
RESULTS: Rebecca Davis and Denny Paull win Mike Seaman Memorial Classic

RESULTS: Rebecca Davis and Denny Paull win Mike Seaman Memorial Classic

2/4/2019 - By Mike Muha

The race course was immaculate: Double tracked, except for uphills (one track on the right, with the left groomed for herringboners) and the big downhills (one track on the right, with the left groomed for snowplowing and braking).

RESULTS: CXC GLD Junior National Qualifier: Boyne Classic
RESULTS: CXC GLD Junior National Qualifier: Boyne Classic

RESULTS: CXC GLD Junior National Qualifier: Boyne Classic

2/3/2019 - By Mike Muha

The CXC Great Lakes District classic Junior National Qualifier closed out the weekend for junior racers.

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VIDEO: 50km start of the White Pine Stampede
VIDEO: 50km start of the White Pine Stampede

VIDEO: 50km start of the White Pine Stampede

2/3/2019 - By Mike Muha

VIDEO: 50km start of the White Pine Stampede

PHOTOS (hundreds!) from the 2019 White Pine Stampede
PHOTOS (hundreds!) from the 2019 White Pine Stampede

PHOTOS (hundreds!) from the 2019 White Pine Stampede

2/3/2019 - By Mike Muha

We're lucky to have Lydia Cadena as the official photographer of the White Pine Stampede. Her photos are all free to download!

RESULTS: Rebecca Davis and Sam Holmes win 50km White Pine Stampede
RESULTS: Rebecca Davis and Sam Holmes win 50km White Pine Stampede

RESULTS: Rebecca Davis and Sam Holmes win 50km White Pine Stampede

2/3/2019 - By Mike Muha

The men's 50km skate race (actually 49km) was dominated by alumni from Michigan Tech's Nordic Ski Team - the Tech skiers took the top five spots!

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UPCOMING

TUE, NOV 19, 2019

NordicSkiRacer short rollerski
Maybury State Park, Northville, MI

THU, NOV 21, 2019

NordicSkiRacer short rollerski
Maybury State Park, Northville, MI

SAT, NOV 23, 2019

NordicSkiRacer long rollerski
West Boat Launch, Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI

Skate and Classic Technique (on snow)
TBD: Forbush Corners or Roscommon High School

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LATEST TRAIL CONDITIONS

MON, NOV 18

Huron Meadows Metropark: Still snow to be skied on coyote. Several dirt spots to avoid, but was able to make it all the way around on skate skis. If you can get out in morning should still be good for another day.

Nubs Nob: We were pleasantly surprised to find a new skin of snow over the thousands of leaves on the trails. We started from Valley Rd at 33 degrees. We really had no problem skating through the leaves today due to the new snow. Not sure how long this will last. But it was good this morning.

SUN, NOV 17

Hickory Hills: Hickory Meadows was much better than Saturday, it was still very firm but not icy. I had good control for skating. Classic looked like it would have been even better, with twin skins or no wax. Still lots of snow but the end might come tomorrow at least temporarily. Several skiers were out there as well as some fat tire bikers but they did not effect the track conditions.

Valley Spur: Skied this morning at Valley Spur for 2 hrs with Lynne Witte & Larry Truel, both canoe racing friends, and of course, Diane, who got some classic tips from Larry. It was not easy skiing today since warm overnight, so sticky & slow, and more leaves down, but fun to visit with friends & see so many others out on the groomed trails, too. There were some interesting ice formations along US 2 on the way home.

: Interlochen Golf Course (Interlochen, Michigan)
Looking for another option in the Traverse City area for skiing during hunting season? Interlochen Golf Course is skier-friendly with good après ski lunch at Bradley's restaurant. Several inches of soft powder snow completely cover fairways and cart paths. We used wider classic touring skis today. Still too much snow for easy skate skiing. Oak leaves filled tracks made a few days ago, so we made fresh tracks today. Terrain is mostly flat, slightly rolling.

Huron Meadows Metropark: Trails groomed for skate again this morning. Coyote and Contractors loop still the best bet. Some bare spots opening up, but they are avoidable.
Might get another day or two depending on weather.

Forbush Corner: The snowmaking loop was extensively groomed this morning. The deck is smooth and shouldn't be quite as firm as yesterday. Classic tracks also set. The new Ridge Trail, Badlands, and the back of Rollercoaster were skied in nicely so those trails were left alone.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: Yesterday was a very fun day, with lots of people enjoying the trails, demoing skis, and taking ski lessons! The trails remain mostly snow-covered and very skiable with rock skis. Plenty of oak leaves and some thin spots are to be expected. Rolling Hills is in the best condition, followed by Trappers Cabin, Manitou, and Tall Pines. The practice area has roughly 2 feet of man-made snow, with classic tracks set the rest snow-combed. Perfect for demos, lessons, and hill/agility practice! The Stone Turtle Cafe will be "softly" open today with a limited menu today of chili, rolls and cookies. The outdoor Ice Dome Igloo is open, too. Enjoy!

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