Welcome to our Michigan Ski Tour featuring downhill & cross country ski racing and some general ski links. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do and that you get a chance to enjoy cruising on some great runs or trails this winter.
Cross Country & Downhill Ski Racing
The MACC race series covers 12 races over five weekends each year at Boyne Mountain and at Searchmont (Canada). It is open to virtually all adult recreational racers and also to the 15, 16, and 17-year old children of MACC racers.
The Michigan Cup cross-country ski racing season takes place from December through March. More than 20 Michigan Cup races are scheduled throughout Michigan at many XC ski resorts and trails, with a variety of distances, technique, interval and mass starts. Racers can compete individually, in age groups, and in team competitions. All ages and abilities are welcome.
Thousands of recreational ski racers of all ages and ski levels hit the slopes each winter to earn bronze, silver, gold and platinum medals, either for the joy of racing or in hopes of making the trip to the annual NASTAR Championships.
The 2008 North American VASA will be held on Traverse City’s VASA trail on the weekend of February 14-15, 2009. The weekend features races of many lengths for a variety of ability levels.
Billed as the Midwest’s premier Nordic skiing event, the annual White Pine Stampede is a point-to-point race (10/20/50k) from Mancelona to Bellaire. Much of the course is on private property, meaning that the only chance you have to ski the beautiful trail is on race day (Feb 7, 2009).
Michigan Ski Links
The U.S. National Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum is located in the City of Ishpeming in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the birthplace of organized skiing in the United States. It is home to an extensive collection of artifacts and archives relating to the history of skiing. It has 20,000 square feet of space containing displays on over 350 Honored Members, trophies, clothing and equipment and includes a gift shop, library and theater.
The goal of the MSIA is to increase awareness of snowsports in Michigan and to introduce new individuals to skiing and snowboarding. Learn about a few of their programs including free skiing for Michigan 4th graders right here!