Glide N Gorge – Saturday March 4, 2017

GNG 2015 bThe 9th annual Glide N Gorge will again be held on the Saturday of Copper Dog weekend. Come on out for great fun and better eats from noon until 3pm at the Maasto Hiihto ski trails in Hancock. 

For this unique event, you’ll start at the Four Seasons Chalet at the Houghton County Fair Grounds.

Over the 3.5 mile course, you’ll experience some of the most spectacular scenery our trail system has to offer, with plenty of delicious eats along the way.  

The first stop, near Tomasi Drive, is where you’ll enjoy tasty appetizers, a toasty warm bon fire and friendly conversations, as they fuel up for the amazing journey along the Swedetown Creek Gorge. 

GNG apitizers.III (Cropted)As you ski along the river, you will experience its tranquility, taking in the most breathtaking scenes as you listen to the ripple of the creek at your side.

To top it off, near the end of the river, bowls upon bowls of soups, stews, and chilies with plenty of homemade bread and hot and cold beverages will be awaiting your hungry arrival. 

After sampling all of the delicious food and spending some time enjoying the fellowship of others, you will begin your journey back to the Chalet.  Once you climb up Sisu Hill, it is just a short jaunt back to the Chalet where you will be served mouth watering desserts as you enjoy live music.  You won’t want to miss out on this incredible afternoon. 

Swedetown creek Bills gang slideshowBring your friends and family or just come by yourself-you will be among friends you may or may not have met! 

Tickets for this event are $20.  Get your ticket early – they go for $25 at the door. Consider purchasing extra tickets to give to friends. You’ll be supporting the trails by contributing to this annual fundraiser, plus by introducing others to the beauty of the Gorge.

New this year! Purchase your tickets online. To buy in person, visit Down Wind Sports in Houghton, Cross Country Sports in Calumet, or from any KNSC board member.

For more information, please contact Candi at or 906.482.4578.

  • KNSC Board Meeting
    January 16, 2017 7:00 pm

    Four Seasons Chalet, Houghton County Fairgrounds, Hancock MI

  • Heikinpaiva parade!
    January 28, 2017 10:30 am

    Join in the fun! March with KNSC as "the bear rolls over". Line up at the Scott Hotel parking lot at 10:30, parade at 11. Lots of fun at the Finnish American Heritage Center afterwards.

  • Retro Ski Fest
    February 5, 2017 12:30 pm

    Retro ski will have a different format this year. Skiers will meet at the Tomasi trailhead at 12:30 and head out for some fun backcountry skiing. Afterwards, we’ll retire to a local restaurant of the group’s choice for beverages and food.

    Please contact either Jay Green at 487-5411 or John Diebel 281-1486 at if you are coming.