Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club
Exciting news! Capital Campaign in progress.
Major improvements coming… More info here.
Trail Reports & News Blog:
- Photo essay of today
As promised earlier, here are a few photos taken today. Quite a variety of weather conditions were seen throughout the day. Nonetheless, the trails were g... (click the title to view enire entry)
Ski season is upon us!
Visit our “Events” pages and calendar so you don’t miss out on any of the fun this winter.
9th Annual Glide N Gorge tickets are available here, or at Cross Country Sports in Calumet, Down Wind Sports in Houghton, or at the Chassell General Store. Don’t miss this super FUN-draiser! Support the trails while you enjoy tasty treats and socialization. The glide will be held, regardless of the weather or trail condition. So come on out for a fun filled day, while you support the trails!
Support KNSC when you buy groceries!
Turn in your Econo Food receipts at the chalet this winter. We’ll turn them in each January and July – so stuff the collection box!
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.
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.
What does the KNSC do?
The 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.
Join the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club (KNSC) for friendship, community service, enjoyment of nature, and healthy exercise!
For our fashionistas:
Looking 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.
- Glide 'n GorgeMarch 4, 2017 12:00 pm
The 8th annual Glide N Gorge will boldly leap from Sunday to Saturday this year. As in the past, we’ll be ready to serve up great fun and better eats from noon until 3pm at the Maasto Hiihto ski trails in Hancock.
- KNSC Board MeetingMarch 20, 2017 7:00 pm
Four Seasons Chalet, Houghton County Fairgrounds, Hancock MI