Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club

2020/21 Memberships Now on Sale

Your annual membership is the most important funding source to ensure the Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids trail system can continue to operate. Passes are the same price as last year: $80 for a family, $60 for an individual, and $5 daily.

Buy yours here, or online at Keweenaw Trails. You can also purchase passes at Down Wind Sports in Houghton, The Bike Shop in Hancock, Cross Country Sports or Swedetown Chalet in Calumet .

KNSC Tractor Purchase Thanks to Capital Campaign

October 28, 2018 – Thanks to the John and Melissa Besse Foundation and more than 30 other families and individuals, KNSC has purchased a new John Deere tractor with a bucket and backhoe. This equipment, along with the planned purchase of other attachments, will allow the club to be proactive in improving drainage and the trail surface and extend the skiing season.

 

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 or mail them to KNSC.

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.

 

  • Luminary Ski
    December 26, 2020 6:00 pm

    Candle Luminary Ski  – Thursday December 26, 2020

     

    Join the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club on the evening of Thursday December 26th for the annual Candle Luminary Ski.  Enjoy a  candle lit evening to celebrate the holidays with family and friends on the Maasto Hiihto ski trails.

     

    Starting from Hancock’s Four Seasons Chalet at the north end of the Houghton County Fairgrounds, 1 and 2 kilometer loops will be aglow with luminaria from 6-8 pm The day after Christmas

     

     

     

    This fun, free event is for the whole family, including the kids whether they are on skis or in pulks.  Everyone is welcome at Maasto to keep the Christmas spirit going. For folks who don’t ski, you may snowshoe or snow bike.

    Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we will not be having holiday goodies or refreshments this year. 

     

    For more info, or if you’d like to volunteer, please contact:  P1050029John Diebel
    906-281-1486
    john.diebel@sbcglobal.net

    Donations will be accepted to keep this tradition going.

  • Barnelopet Children's Ski Races -February 7, 2021
    February 7, 2021 1:00 pm

     

    FREE for all. Kids and families, join in on Sunday, February 9th, 2020 at the Four Seasons Chalet, Hancock. Registration drop off begins at 1 pm, open to classic skiers aged 3 - 17. Due to COVID-19 we ask that you print off the Registration form on this page, fill it out and bring it with you.  Once you arrive at the Chalet Parking Lot you will be directed to the proper station for you race group.  All ages line up to race beginning at 2:00. First out are the 6K racers, and at intervals after that, 4K, 2K, then 1K. Questions: Wayne Stordahl  (906) 482-0292

    Barne registration 2020

    More info here: barne flier 2020

     

  • Glide 'n Gorge
    February 27, 2021 12:00 pm

    The date for this event is February 27, 2021. 

    The 13th annual Glide N Gorge stays on Saturday, February, 27, 2021. As in the past, we’ll be ready to serve up great fun and creative eats from noon until 3pm at the Maasto Hiihto ski trails in Hancock. 

     

    Our Team at KNSC had to come up with some creative solutions to pull this event off.  It will not be like past GnG's but we hope you will enjoy our unique format this year!

    Glide on!  We look forward to seeing you!

     

    Due to COVID-19 please follow current recommendations for social distancing and masks.