Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club

Exciting news! Capital Campaign in progress.

Major improvements coming… More info here.


Trail Reports & News Blog:

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Trail improvement season is here!

First up: major re-route of trail #4 just north of Tomasi Rd, a.k.a. “The New River Trail”. As you follow this trail upstream along Swedetown Creek, it makes an “S” up and away from the creek; this area was plagued with washouts all season. We initially considered trying to divert the water off of the trail to keep it dry, but we also scoped out some re-route options. All things considered, we decided that the best option for our trail users is to re-route this section to follow the creek farther upstream, then turn back to connect with the existing trail near the pine plantation. This route will follow higher land to avoid wet areas, but better yet, is more scenic and will offer better “flow” especially for skiers.

“The New River Trail”, being opened in 2008, after the City of Hancock purchased the property

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Questions – contact us.


Thanks for a great season

Spring is in full swing, flowers are up, birds and frogs are singing. This marks the start to trail improvement season for KNSC. We thank our trail users who supported the trails by buying memberships, day passes, fundraiser tickets, and making donations. A big tip of the hat also to this season’s business sponsors, and for grants awarded. We would not be able to afford to make improvements without our community’s help.

Forgot to buy your membership? It’s never to late! You can always purchase them here – online and snail mail options available. Every membership counts…if you use the trails, be sure to support them.

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.


  • Bridgefest Parade
    June 16, 2017 5:30 pm
  • 5th Annual Maasto Bridge Jam
    December 2, 2017 7:00 pm

    Support the Sisu bridge fundraising effort! Get yourself and the whole gang tickets. Enjoy a fun evening of music to kick off the season!