Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club

Exciting news! Capital Campaign in progress.

Major improvements coming… More info here.


Trail Reports & News Blog:

Click on this image to see in full size this Lake Superior Magazine article about the Barnelopet and Glide N Gorge! This appeared in the February/March 2017 issue.

Ski season is wrapping up…

Do you love the trails? Ever wonder if there is some way you could help? Consider coming on to the KNSC Board of Directors. YOU can join the team dedicated to fulfilling the club’s vision of delivering “Top Trail Conditions”. Questions – contact us, and be sure to attend the Annual General Membership Meeting, held each April. Your opinion matters! Details are posted on the calendar.


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. 


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




Wow! What a difference more width and a railing makes, in the 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.

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



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 Annual General Membership Meeting
    April 24, 2017 6:30 pm

    Join us at Studio Pizza/The Orpheum in Hancock at 6:30. Dine on the best pizza in the area, compliments of KNSC! BYOB.

    Meeting is at 7:30. This is your chance to make a difference by bringing your ideas, questions, and comments.

    Support the trails by serving on the Board!

  • Bridgefest Parade
    June 16, 2017 5:30 pm