Traverse City, Michigan – Travel and Lodging

White Pine Stampede – February 3, 2018

The White Pine Stampede – the Midwest’s premier nordic event – February 3, 2018.

Established in 1977 the event has been held on the first Saturday of February every year since, with the exception of snow challenged 2012. Originally a 50 kilometer, point to point, race from Frederic to Mancelona, Michigan the race is now contested 50 kilometers or 20 kilometers from Mancelona to Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire. There is also a 10 kilometer timed but non competitive event available for those who wish to take a more leisurely trip.

For the past 27 years five dollars from each entry, together with other voluntary gifts, has been donated to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. To date, more than $85,700.00 has gone to the Ophthalmology Department of the hospital.

Each entrant will receive a specially designed and dated tee shirt, when they register, as part of their entry fee.

Finishers of their chosen event will receive a medal commemorating their accomplishment as they cross the finish line.

WPS Finish

The competitors in the 50 kilometer and 20 kilometer races are divided into classifications based on the style of skiing, (classic or freestyle), gender and age. Awards will be given to the TOP THREE FINISHERS in each class.

All three events start at the Mancelona High School. Prior to the race, utilize the common area, of the school, for preparing, waxing and maybe having a pancake or two before tackling the trail. Your warm ups will be transported and made available to you at your finish. Transportation will be available to return you to your car in the school parking lot.

At the conclusion of your event, and after having located your car, feel free to join us at the Shanty Creek Summit Center for the SHORT’S BREWING POST RACE COOL DOWN. A sampling of Short’s product, together with snacks, will be available for all as they discuss the day with friends and family while viewing a slide show of the day’s events. Doors will open at 1:30 PM. The SHORTS BREWING AWARDS CEREMONY will begin promptly at 3:30 PM, in the same room. Winner or not join us for a continuation of the festivities.

We are sanctioned as a non-scored race by the United States Ski Association. We look forward to working closely with the association as we plan for the future.

We have been long affiliated with the Michigan Cup Series. It has been fun over the many decades to watch us grow together.

We look forward to seeing old friends again and making new friends. The race committee and the communities of Mancelona and Bellaire welcome you to join us on the first Saturday of February. Become a part of our tradition.

White Pine Stampede

P.O. Box 330

Mancelona, Michigan 49659

231.587.8812

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The White Pine Stampede begins in Mancelona High School in Mancelona, Michigan, and ends at Shanty Creek Resort & Club in Bellaire.

 
 

Winter Microbrew and Music Festival – February 10, 2018


The 9th Annual Winter Microbrew & Music Festival has relocated to Historic Mount Mancelona where you are invited to celebrate in a New Michigan Nature & Backcountry Festival Setting and Unique Weekend of Activities

February 10, 2018
2 PM – 8 PM

This year’s festivities will take place on February 10, 2018, at Mount Mancelona, a historic ski hill, and lodge that sits just over a mile north of Mancelona, Michigan. This festival will offer unique activities from snowshoeing to the top for a rare tasting brewer tent to professional snowboard and ski aerial viewing while guests warm up around the giant bonfires and heated tents. There will be fewer tickets and a more intimate atmosphere but will again feature the great music and tasty brews you’ve come to expect from this award-winning music and food festival.

MUSIC, BREWS, and FOOD
We invite brew gurus, lovers of craft beer, wine, cider, and mead, and music fans to pull on your liquid long-johns and join us under heated tents and beside roaring bonfires. The Microbrew & Music Festival will feature beer, wine, cider, and mead from craft breweries from around the state (and beyond!), acclaimed live musical acts including festival favorite Mustard Plug, The Ragbirds, Tom Zipp & The Bullpen Country Band, Slow Tako, Olivia Mainville & The Aquatic Troupe, Luke “Blue” Woltanski & His Worn-Out Soles, and many more plus local food vendors featuring Pigs Eatin’ Ribs, Man & Pan Paella, Happy Tacos, Cheese & Company, and local grub, 1000 headset Silent Disco multi-stage DJ tent with 80’s-90’s Throwbacks and new Big Country Top Hits with DJ Susan Melton, DJ Dominate, Michigan DJs, Ski Juggler Tommy Tropic, Hula Hoopers, Fire Twirlers, Vintage Snowmobiles, Historic Trucker Snow Cat Shuttles, Snowshoe Rare Beer Trail, and more to be announced! Early bird doors will open at 2 PM and GA doors will open at 3 PM. The event will end at 8PM.

TRANSPORTATION
New this year is our launch of Super Fan Bus where people can “Get On The Bus” throughout Michigan in craft beer lovin’ communities and experience buses presented by their favorite breweries, brewers, and bands in the top of line new 56 passenger Blue Lakes buses. Buses may include brewery films and in-depth education on the rare beers they will try on the bus and build new friendships with common Super Fans. It is BYOB on buses but we will stop after pickup at a local retailer where sourced beers will be available for all to buy and get back on the bus. Some buses will have live music in the aisles and a Silent Disco wireless dance party on the way home with classic sing-along keep the party rocking silently vibe. Look for shuttles from surrounding cities including Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Petoskey and down, Grayling and Gaylord. Shuttles are free from Mancelona locations one mile away. Contact us for a private tour bus options if you have a medium to big group or with questions. All Super Fans also get a safe guaranteed ride to and from the event including the 2 PM Early Bird/VIP Entry and shuttle to the Mountain door with our 1962 Tucker Snow Cat driven transport at the Mountain which is a short winter walk.

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Check out this stage!Here is one of our stages designed with live music and as a Silent Disco Stage but with a touch and music interactive dome using the SaddleSpan as a canvas for people to co-create. Big thanks to Joseph Riggs and his microchip electrical light brilliance and a guy we want to support building his passion with his business MidiBoss to melt minds. Silent Disco Presents ... See MoreSee Less

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North American VASA Festival of Races – February 10 & 11, 2018


The 42nd Annual North American VASA Festival of Races
February 10th and 11th, 2018

Saturday, February 10th, 2018
North American VASA

11km, 28km and 50km — Freestyle Races

6km Freestyle (14-19 yrs only)

Vasa 42km & 10km Fat bike Races

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

34km, 16km and 6km Classic Races

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1 day ago

North American Vasa

We are back to bring another exciting year of xc ski instruction, and fun on the snow, to the young people in the Grand Traverse Area!
Please SHARE this information with family and friends who may be interested (all area kids welcome... both tcaps and non-tcaps).

This registration is for our 2 youth programs:
Nordic Rocks for K-5 grades (Dec. 10 - Feb. 25); and
Nordic Flyers for 6-8 grades (Jan. 8 - Feb 28)

Register at www.tcaps.net/leap
Both tcaps and non-tcaps students may register here.

Coaching and Support Volunteers needed! It's a lot of fun, and very rewarding. If you've never coached xc ski before, no problem! We have training. Including a CXC Coaches training Sat. Oct 27 (see our Events page).
For Info on Coach Volunteer opportunities, contact Gary Faria at gfaria10@msn.com

For more information on these and other programs, see www.vasaskiclub.org
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North American Vasa

To our VSC Community, we are looking for some nordic-loving souls who are interested in sharing their xc spirit in our various club programs. If you have coached before, we want you back! If you have never coached before, no problem... we will train you! Our youth programs are growing, both at the elementary and middle school level. We also sponsor the popular and family friendly WeSki in January. Please consider joining in this year in a coaching role. For more information on the various opportunities, please contact Gary Faria at gfaria10@msn.com.

Additionally, the timing is perfect to sign up for our CXC Coaching Clinic on Saturday, October 27 -- free to VSC coaches. See our Events page for more information. Thank you!
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Get Your Grooming Badges!
The white stuff has already been flying and you know what that means - ski and fat bike season is right around the corner. TART Trails and NMMBA grooming badges are here! Winter grooming is primarily supported by the badge program to bring you the best possible winter trail conditions. Your support gets you a sweet badge (or badges) to show off while you're out on the trails AND up-to-the-minute grooming reports emailed directly to your inbox. More info and badges here: traversetrails.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dd1eed96ac5ddf6949bce1350&id=f122e28a66&e=af4ae8...

The grooming of the Vasa Pathway by TART and the Winter Single Track by NMMBA allows the North American Vasa to put on its races, the 2nd weekend in February, with "World Class" trail conditions.
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Get Your Grooming Badges!
The white stuff has already been flying and you know what that means - ski and fat bike season is right around the corner. TART Trails and NMMBA grooming badges are here! Winter grooming is primarily supported by the badge program to bring you the best possible winter trail conditions. Your support gets you a sweet badge (or badges) to show off while youre out on the trails AND up-to-the-minute grooming reports emailed directly to your inbox. More info and badges here: https://traversetrails.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dd1eed96ac5ddf6949bce1350&id=f122e28a66&e=af4ae8c92d

The grooming of the Vasa Pathway by TART and the Winter Single Track by NMMBA allows the North American Vasa to put on its races, the 2nd weekend in February, with World Class trail conditions.

2019 VASA registration is now open! Save $5 by registering before Monday, October 15. ow.ly/UZDY30mcXcz ... See MoreSee Less

2019 VASA registration is now open! Save $5 by registering before Monday, October 15. http://ow.ly/UZDY30mcXcz

 

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Ryan LaMott

Register for the Vasa on Monday before midnight to avoid the price increase on Tuesday October 16th.

CXC Skiing
Build on your skills from last week's video by adding poles to your ski walking! You'll want to use poles that are 5-10cm shorter than your classic poles. Pay attention to make sure you're taking long strides, getting good hip rotation, and keeping your shoulders and low back relaxed.
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Crystal Mountain – Teddy Knape Fest – February 17, 2018

Join us for the 12th Annual Teddy Knape Fest!

Stay tuned for event details!

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Information below is from the 2017 Teddy Knape Fest
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Friday

7-9pm: Visit the Vista Lounge for small raffles, prizes, games and drink specials plus more!

Saturday

9-4pm: Hit the slopes for raffles and giveaways! Enter for your chance to win some great prizes including skis and snowboard equipment.

6-8pm: The Teddy Ball – Celebrate the 11th year as the Teddy Knape Film Fest continues to raise money for adaptive sports. Featuring door prizes, auctions, food and drinks. Tickets are $15 per person, kids ages 3 and under are free.

Proceeds benefit The Teddy Knape Foundation, supporting adaptive sports.

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2 years ago

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11th Teddy Fest 2017 was a huge success!! Many many thanks go out to our sponsors, donors, volunteers and the many family, friends and participants!! We raised a record amount for the Teddy Knape Foundation. Thank you Crystal Mountain for all your support. What a spectacular bluebird day! ... See MoreSee Less

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Crystal Mountain – Paintball Biathlon – February 18, 2018


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Stay tuned for details!

About Crystal Mountain:
Celebrating 60 years, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four season resort destination located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City and a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The resort features lodging, dining, downhill and cross-country skiing, two championship golf courses, award-winning Crystal Spa, Michigan’s only alpine slide, the Park at Water’s Edge, Michigan Legacy Art Park, weddings and an IACC-approved conference center for meetings, conferences and banquets. Coming this summer, an $11 million, 31,200 square-foot expansion to the Inn at the Mountain featuring 25 hotel suites, specialty market, coffee and wine bar and a rooftop terrace overlooking the slopes and surrounding village.

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11 hours ago

Crystal Mountain

It’s beginning to look a lot like... winter ❄️ ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Ann Odlevak

So will slopes be open tomorrow? 😉

Chris Ramirez Todd Altstetter Jessica Louise Altstetter Dana Cipponeri I think a trip is in order this winter

Maybe we should bring our skis 🎿

Ken Reczkiewicz Looks a little different! Still beautiful.

It’s that time of the year☺️

Nooo

Becky Gutierrez show Jon.

Evelyn Carr, Courtney Bradley, Melinda Glace

How beautiful!

Jared Berlinski come back year!

Ok then! Let’s ski!

Whoa!

@djhottraxx miss u

Filip Krstic Galit Shabat Alona Levin Ayala Suzan Mor Yosef Sapir Kasuker

Yay!! Tom Doman Cindy Jackson Doman ⛷

Richard Finedell!!!!!!🤗🤗🤗🤗

Ella Stubbart. 🤗

Jaime Elizabeth Greene

Jayna Pfeifer Perez

Tom Schneider Jackie Vogel

Mark Fideli ⛷🎿

Alysha Taylor

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14 hours ago

Crystal Mountain

And they’re off! Good luck to all of our Peak2Peak racers today. 🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️ ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Kevin Hyde are you there?

Bob Horan you in there?

Did that race only once

Craziness!

3 days ago

Crystal Mountain

Be at the center of it all in this 3BR/3BA, slope view Inn Residence, available as an eighth-ownership winter share. Features include floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the ice rink and offer views of the slopes, spa-inspired bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with stainless appliances, rich cabinetry & quartz counter tops, and a gas fireplace with natural stone surround. Multi-keyed entry allows for rental potential, even when using it yourself.

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/12450-UNIT-9H-CRYSTAL-MOUNTAIN-DRIVE-280-82-...
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Be at the center of it all in this 3BR/3BA, slope view Inn Residence, available as an eighth-ownership winter share. Features include floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the ice rink and offer views of the slopes, spa-inspired bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with stainless appliances, rich cabinetry & quartz counter tops, and a gas fireplace with natural stone surround. Multi-keyed entry allows for rental potential, even when using it yourself. 

Contact the Crystal Mountain Realty team for a tour or more information: https://www.crystalmountainrealty.com/homes-for-sale-details/12450-UNIT-9H-CRYSTAL-MOUNTAIN-DRIVE-280-82-84-THOMPSONVILLE-MI-48683/1852831/111/

 

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What does an eighth ownership winter share mean?

4 days ago

Crystal Mountain

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Yes!!!

Allison Groenleer DADDYS WAY

Mark Hughes & Julie Hughes...ready for ski season??

Jessica Chaidez see

I've been dancing for a while. 😀

Kari A. Reen our snow dancing is working! ❄️💃

Esther Vander Ploeg snowboarding soooo soon 😬😬😬

Matt Arraut Jess Arraut Holleigh Swanson Josh White 😍😍😍

Brian David Mathes maybe we’ll ski over Thanksgiving again!!! Lol

Kendra Dangles Jay Dangles

Brian Skalski lol.

Jason DeWitt!

Steve

Brandon Kruzel

Annie Crusellas Malvey

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Grand Traverse Pipes & Drums Fundraiser Ceilidh (“KAY-lee”) – February 24, 2018


A cèilidh is a traditional Scottish social gathering. In its most basic form, it simply means a social visit. In contemporary usage, it usually involves playing Gaelic folk music and dancing, either at a house party or a larger concert at a social hall or other community gathering place. Join us for our 2018 fundraising Cèilidh!

Tickets are $15 (plus Eventbrite fee) in advance or $20 at the door. Ticket price includes your admission. There will be a cash bar and availability of food to order off a menu. You can print your ticket but we will also have a list at the door of who purchased in advance.

Children 10 and under are $10 (pay at the door). Children under 3 years are free.

2018 proceeds go towards band instruments.

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250 musicians from TC Central and TC West High Schools with Grand Traverse Pipes and Drums pay tribute to fallen warriors and first responders at Patriot Game VII.youtube.com ... See MoreSee Less

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I love the bag pipes always have it was very awesome 🤘

I heard the end of it when I came by the stadium last night

7th Annual TC Patriot Game Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, featuring the combined bands of TC Central and TC West High Schools, with special guests Grand Traverse Pipes & Drums. Don't miss! ... See MoreSee Less

7th Annual TC Patriot Game Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, featuring the combined bands of TC Central and TC West High Schools, with special guests Grand Traverse Pipes & Drums.  Dont miss!

 

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Humbling talented musicians......!

2 months ago

Grand Traverse Pipes & Drums

Manton Area Harvest Festival Parade Monday, Sept. 3. Mini-Concert follows parade. Don't miss! ... See MoreSee Less

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