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Event Announcements and Reminders – Friday, January 27th 2017

Race registration, race packet and bib pick-up, and ski expo will be from 5:30 pm until 10:00 pm tonight at the NMU Superior Dome Please bring ID to packet pick-up. All skiers will need to sign a waiver at bib pick up.   Full details on race changes and bus schedules will be available at […]

Important Race Information – Courses and Schedule Finalized

The UPHS Noquemanon Ski Marathon’s goal is to provide a safe, quality, and fun course for all racers. Due to forces outside of our control (weather, snow conditions, etc) there have been decisions made regarding course start and finish locations as well as timing.  We strongly feel that all changes made allows us to provide […]

Course update 1/25/17

We spent most of yesterday afternoon checking out many of the potential areas of concern on the first half of the marathon course.  We found very good skiing at Al Quaal (start of the full marathon).  Good snow depth throughout the west end of the course (6-9 inches of snow depth), but very soft and […]

Trail Report 1/24/17

Please note – course conditions have been changing rapidly.  Stay up to date here on and the race facebook page.  Currently registered racers may also receive e-mails regarding course changes. Temperatures continued to be warm yesterday and will be above freezing today until below freezing temperatures are expected for the rest of the week.  Yesterday’s […]

Trail Report 1/23/17

We seemed to have made it through the warm-rainy weekend.  Temperatures are expected to drop modestly over the course of the week with freezing at night.  The entire course was reviewed on Sunday and we have determined that the snow has held up quite well over the majority of the course.  However, we have lost […]

Trail Report 1/22/17

Some course checking occurred today.  We are encouraging skiers to stay off the trails at this time to prevent damage to the race course.  IF freezing temperatures return any ruts that are made will freeze and create dangerous skiing conditions especially if no new snow falls this week. More concrete details will be made available […]

Trail Report 1/20/17

We have not received any new snow since our significant snowfall a week ago.  We have had warm temperatures in the high 30’s this week, but it has been below freezing at night and the morning skiing in the area has been fast and good.  The course is actually holding up well so far and […]

Trail Report 1/18/17

Last night’s freezing temperatures set up the snow for grooming and skiing in the morning but by noon today the trails were soft.  Skiers have been encouraged to stay off the trails if they are softened to the point where skis are damaging the surface.  Temperatures tonight should hover around or just below freezing as […]

Trail Report 1/16/17

On Sunday Jason and Paul skied backwards from the Superior Dome up to 510 and back down.  Coverage was excellent over the entire area and very good in the city limits.  Excellent coverage on the upper half of the course as well.  Skiing was just great. That said…we are going to be watching and waiting […]

BONUS TRAIL REPORT from chief of course

January 11, 2017 – 3:45PM ET I am sending out this next update soon after my last one.  The reason for the extra report is that we received significantly more snowfall today than was expected.  We received at least 12”+ over the entire course including in the city of Marquette from yesterday through this afternoon.  […]

 
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