Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club

Exciting news! Capital Campaign in progress.

Major improvements coming… More info here.


Trail Reports & News Blog:

Trail improvement season continues…

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. This fall, 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.


Thanks for a great season

Summer seems to finally be upon us. When you visit the trails, keep an eye out for ongoing improvements. KNSC is able to purchase tools and materials to maintain, repair, and improve the trails thanks to 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 these improvements without our community’s help.

Forgot to buy your membership? Meaning to send in a capital campaign donation? It’s never too late! You can always purchase a membership 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.