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:

  • Spring creek bridge updating done.
    The Spring Creek bridge has been widened and raised just a bit for safer skier approaches.  Gravel was added to make nice ramps up to it and steel stakes placed ... (click the title to view enire entry)

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Trail improvements

The KNSC board has heard you – and we agree, we need to have our trails groomed earlier and later in the season. For this to be possible, the trails need many corrections and repairs. Some areas need water diverted off, and others require leveling.

Trail improvement is our top goal, but will be a long process. We’ll begin this summer by taking on a few important projects to start towards this goal.

The fastest, most efficient means to get the trails up to snuff is having the right tools 2014-John-Deere-4052R-4-in-1-Bucketfor the job. In our case, the tool is a compact tractor.

Soon to start: a “historic and folkloric” capital campaign to fund the tractor and various trail working implements. Once we have this equipment, we can steadily make upgrades to our trails.


A little bridge improvement

This spring, we plan to replace the pedestrian bridge located at the bottom of the Pine Loop with a wider, stronger structure with a railing, which will allow safe crossing pedbridgewinterover the winter months.   It will remain narrow enough to stop motorized vehicle use, yet be strong enough to hold up under snow loads.  

You can help financially with this project here.

If you’d like to lend a hand with this very necessary project, contact Arlyn at   906-370-2911


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.


  • 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.

  • Barnelopet Childrens ski race
    February 7, 2017 1:00 pm

    Barnelopet, Sunday, February 7th, 2016. Four Seasons Chalet, Hancock. Registration begins at 1 pm, ages 3 - 17, races of 1, 2, 4, and 6 K. All ages line up to race beginning with 6K distance at 2 pm. Wayne Stordahl.9o6.482-0292
    Barnelopet registration 2016