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Can you lend a hand with brushing? All tools are provided.

KNSC salutes the many people who willingly give their time and talent in behalf of the trails. Volunteers – you’re our heros!

2015

Maasto Hiihto and Churning Rapids have been prepped THIS fall by 350 hours of paid labor, plus the precious gift of 537 hours time and effort by our trail maintenance volunteers. That’s nearly 900 hours to prep the trails for winter!

Sandy Aronson – 116 hours
John Diebel – 110 hours
Arlyn Aronson – 44 hours
Pete Loubert – 30 hours
Mike Defenbaugh – 22 hours
Glen Archer – 12 hours
Mark Roberts – 12 hours
Sheri Loubert – 12 hours
Jay Green – 8 hours
Plus many more hours of help from:
Bryan Lagalo, Frann Grossman, Gunnar Johnson, Jeff Bolte, Keith Meyers, Lisa Cunningham, Natalie Berryman, Sam Dunnebach, Jenn Dunnebach, Sam Knapp, Sarah Kuhl, Shivam Bharti, Stas Zinchic, Teresa Shoup, Adam Wellstead, and many members of Sigma Phi Epsilon and also the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
(We apologize for any omissions – we are grateful for each and every bit of your help with the trails!)

ST creek trail trenching crew

Many hands make light work! Thanks to the student groups who have helped keep the ditches clear over the years.

volunteers

We have all types of jobs for volunteers of all ages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

Rhino in gorge working

The right tools for the job make trail work an enjoyable day out in the woods.

Maasto Hiihto and Churning Rapids were prepped last fall by 350 hours of paid labor, plus the precious gift of 455 hours of time and effort by our trail maintenance volunteers. That’s over 800 hours to prep the trails for winter!

Mark Roberts – 92 hours
Sandy Aronson – 84 hours
Arlyn Aronson – 64 hours
John Diebel – 63 hours
Jay Green – 15 hours
Pete Loubert – 12 hours

Plus many more hours of help from:
Sigma Pi fraternity, CMU/MTU Physical Therapy students, Sue Ellen Kinglsey, Wes Wilkins, Jannika Wilkins, Frann Grossman, Glen Archer, Jim Hertel, Lisa Cunningham, Paul Peterson, Sam Dannebring

(We apologize for any omissions – we are grateful for each and every bit of your help with the trails!)

  • 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.

  • KNSC Annual General Membership Meeting
    April 21, 2021 6:30 pm

    Tuesday, April 21th, at the chalet.

    Join us at 6:30 for social hour and dinner featuring scrumptious BBQ plus sides, courtesy of KNSC! Bring a beverage of your choice - and to ramp up the merriment, bring extras to swap and share. Brief meeting to follow afterwards.

    Love the trails? Make a difference by bringing your ideas, questions, and comments.

    Support the trails by serving on the Board!

  • Glide 'n Gorge
    October 14, 2021 12:00 pm

    The date for this event is TBD.  We are working out logistics for this event due to COVID-19.  We will update as soon as we have a plan.

     

    The 12th annual Glide N Gorge stays on Saturday. As in the past, we’ll be ready to serve up great fun and better eats from noon until 3pm at the Maasto Hiihto ski trails in Hancock.