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Erin Crowell - December 6th, 2010
Winter Sports Calendar: A guide to putting your best foot forward
By Erin Crowell
Hear that?
Didn’t think so – It’s hard to hear your foot landing in soft powder
as you run a snowshoe race or mid-glide in the North American Vasa.
The point is, just because the temperature has dropped doesn’t mean
you should do the same with your motivation.
Here’s a list of winter races to keep you going:

HILL:
12/18, 1/8, 1/16 1/22-23, 2/12, 2/26-27 -- Middle Earth Snow Series
Tour at various locations in Northern Michigan. Visit
middleearthsnowseries.blogspot.com for details.
12/29-30 -- Holiday Rail Jam at Boyne Mountain, open to all skiers and
snowboarders. Boyne.com
12/17-19 -- NASTAR Open at Crystal Mountain Resort, where top three in
each age division for males/females advance to the 2010
Nature Valley NASTAR Championships in Colorado. crystalmountain.com
1/9, 2/13 & 3/13 -- Sunday Slam Snowboard & Freeskier Competition in
the terrain park at Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs. Visit nubsnob.com.
3/5 -- Dynastar/Lange Challenge, giant slalom open to all ages at Nubs
Nob. $8 entry fee. Visit nubsnob.com to register.
3/19 -- 49th Nubs Nob Open, giant slalom.

X-COUNTRY TRAIL:
12/26 -- Holiday Classic 8k & 12k at Boyne Valley Lodge, Walloon Lake.
1/1 -- Nubs Nob Freestyle 11k in Harbor Springs.
1/2 -- Boyne Highlands Classic 5/11k cross-country
1/8 -- Cross-Country Winter Trails Day, participating resorts around
the area will offer FREE rental to kids & adults new to the sport.
Visit wintertrails.org for more info.
1/8 -- Paintball Biathlon at Crystal Mountain Resort, cross-country
ski a loop while shooting paintballs at a set of targets.
crystalmountain.com for details
1/9 -- Grand Rapids Langlauf 5/15k Freestyle at Hanson Hills Rec Area, Grayling
1/22 -- Cote Dame Marie Loppet 15k/30k Freestyle at Hanson Hills Rec
Area, Grayling
2/5 -- 34th Annual White Pine Stampede from Mancelona to Shanty Creek
Resort: 40km, 20km & 10km classic and freestyle competitions.
whitepinestampede.org
2/11-12 -- North American Vasa 12/27/50k race at Timber Ridge Resort,
Traverse City. Visit vasa.org for info.
3/5 -- 15k Freestyle at Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs. boyne.com
3/6--Cammy Potter Slopestyle Competition at Crystal Mountain Resort.
crystalmountain.com

FOOT:
1/8 -- Winter Trails Day, participating resorts around the area will
offer FREE rental to kids & adults new to the sport of snowshoeing.
Visit wintertrails.org for more info.
1/17 -- Frozen Foot Race, 5 mile road race in downtown Traverse City.
Call 933-9242 for more info.
1/22 -- Bigfoot Snowshoe Race at Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City,
featuring 5k & 10k distances. Rentals available. Call
932-5401 for more info.

 
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