Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club


Thanks to our grooming team for keeping the trails in top shape all season!

Thanks also to our members and donors, for without your support, there would be no equipment and no trails. Every contribution makes a difference, no matter how large or small. 

2017-18…the season of excellent conditions – for 5 months straight!


Spring has sprung…summer should be on the way

Soon, the REAL work starts. When the snow is gone and trails dry out, trail improvement projects get into gear. We’ll keep you posted with the trails blog. Follow by email to stay up-to-date!

It is never too late or the wrong time of year to buy an Annual Membership/trail pass. 

Maasto Hiihto Trails are open for your silent sport uses the whole year round. Didn’t get your membership yet? Don’t put it off, act today! Your annual membership is the most important funding source to ensure the Maasto trail system can be maintained for year round recreation.

Buy yours here, or online at Keweenaw Trails.

Can’t swing a cash donation? Contribute by volunteering.



Annual Memberships are a great bang for your buck!

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!

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.


  • Bridgefest Parade
    June 15, 2018 7:00 pm

    Line up at 5:30. Parade starts at 7. We'll march along with our banners. Roller skiers, show off your skills! Help us promote the sport of cross country skiing.

  • Canal Run aid station
    July 21, 2018 7:30 am

    KNSC's group will volunteer at the water stop on M203 just before McLain’s (it is the 2-mile water stop for the 1/2 marathon) on Saturday July 21 from 7:30-8:30am.  


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