Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club

Exciting news! Capital Campaign in progress.

Major improvements coming… More info here.

 

Trail Reports & News Blog:

  • Fall trail work report #5 and 6
    We didn't do a report the last time out hence this one will be called #5 and 6.   We've been in the gorge and clearing more brush than usual, to make the cr... (click the title to view enire entry)

The turning colors means…fall trail work season is here!

Watch your email inbox for work bee announcements. Our groomers, Arlyn and Colin, will be out on the trails most week days. If you have a flexible schedule and can join them, they would really appreciate it. Contact Arlyn at Arlyn.Aronson@nullgmail.com or (906) 370-2911 to RSVP.

Also, our dedicated board members will be leading weekend work bees. These will be announced on our email list and on the calendar of this website.

Mark shows how to multi-task during fall trail work season

 

 

What’s up with the River Trail reroute?

This spring, 20 KNSC volunteers joined in to give a total of 285 hours of their free time to rough out a major re-route of trail #4 just north of Tomasi Rd, a.k.a. “The New River Trail”. Today, as you follow this trail upstream along Swedetown Creek, you will find a new corridor which follows the beloved gorge. Put on some study boots and hike it – you’ll find awesome overlooks of a huge beaver dam! The trail then turns back to connect with the existing trail near the pine plantation.

Soon, we’ll have more stump trimming and brush cutting to get ready for grooming season so be sure to attend a work session or two.

As seen from the new section of trail

Near the south end of the extension

Breaks are part of the fun!

Questions – contact us.

 

Remember to support the trails…buy a pass!

Fall is upon us…before you know it, we’ll look forward to another beautiful Copper Country winter. How long and dull the season would be, if not for such fantastic trails found near and far. We are especially lucky to have Swedetown Creek gorge in our back yard here.

Classic skiers, snow shoers, and snow bikers are all welcome at Maasto Hiihto and Churning Rapids. And – unique to our area – so is your 4-legged friend. Yes, 100% of Maasto and Churning are dog-friendly.

Love the trails? Love that you can do a variety of winter, and summer sports on them? Love that you can bring your dog anywhere on the trails? Share the love – buy a membership. Tell your trail loving friends!

A great time was had by all at the 9th Annual Glide N Gorge, 3/4/17

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.

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

 

Support the trails – donate your Econo Food receipts… 

Each winter, you may drop your receipts off in the chalet. You may mail them to KNSC, or contact the secretary for pick-up. Every little bit helps!

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.