Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club

Join the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club (KNSC) for friendship, community service, enjoyment of nature, and healthy exercise!

Trail Reports & News Blog:

  • New shed news II
    Our new shed is coming along, slowly but surely.  Thanks to all who's came out and assisted some.  ... (click the title to view enire entry)

Fall trail work is underway!

Watch for announcements via email on Keweenaw Trails listserve and on the KNSC Blog. Join us for some fresh air and exercise, and help get the trails ready for winter fun!

As the summer flew by, we were already planning for winter…


This spring, the pedestrian bridge located at the bottom of the Pine Loop was given lots of love and care when it underwent significant repairs. Today, our foot bridge is a wider, stronger structure with a railing, which will allow safe crossing over the winter months. It is narrow enough to stop motorized vehicle use, yet strong enough to hold up under snow loads.  KNSC Thanks Arlyn Aronson, Josh Nelson, and Blair Orr for installing this new-and-improved structure. We appreciate Pebbles/Paul Tomasi for ongoing access, and the City of Hancock for donating materials. 


…after! No more skiers in the creek this winter.





Also this summer, Churning Rapids’ Spring Creek Bridge also got some love when it was repaired to make it longer and a bit wider, and put on taller footings. It is now safely up and away from high water during spring run-off, plus will be a safer width for skiers zooming down and around that corner. Thanks to Arlyn and Josh for improving ski conditions with this bridge project.


These posts will make SURE the bridge is never washed away.


Wider, higher, longer, bridge; gravel ramps…all will ensure a better skiing experience.






What does the KNSC do?

Untitled-1The mission of the KNSC is to promote the sport of cross-country skiing in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan for both youth and adults, and provide stewardship of the Maasto Hiihto and Churning Rapids trails.

These trails offer unsurpassed skiing, hiking, and biking on pleasantly varied and scenic trails, with breathtaking vistas of gorges, meadows, forests, and the lake.


For our fashionistas:

P1110681KNSC_Logo_monograms2Looking to liven up your favorite trail wear? Bring any item you deem in need of jazzing up to Superior Monogramming, and for under $14 they will embroider the KNSC logo onto it.

Superior Monogramming is at 49112 Arcadian Street in Ripley.


  • KNSC Board Meeting
    November 21, 2016 7:00 pm

    Four Seasons Chalet, Houghton County Fairgrounds, Hancock MI

  • 4th Annual Maasto Bridge Jam
    December 3, 2016 7:30 pm

    Once again we're fundraising for a big bridge replacement project - this time Sisu bridge, with boots on the ground slated for 2017.