Glide N Gorge – Saturday February 29, 2020

GNG 2015 bThe 12th annual Glide N Gorge will again be held on the Saturday of Copper Dog weekend. Come on out for great fun and even 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, located at the north west corner of the Houghton County Fair Grounds. As always, we welcome you to classic ski, snow shoe, or snow bike! Kids in pulks and dogs are also welcome.

Due to flood related trail closures for the second year the traditional ski down Swedetown Creek is in the process of being modified for this year’s course. But you can still expect to experience a fantastic skiing experience with your friends. The route will be the same as last year which will offer the option of a short ski along Swedetown Creek expect a ski roughly equivalent to the 3.5 mile course of years past. 

Plan on a station for tasty appetizers, a toasty warm bon fire and friendly conversations, along with a separate stop for bowls upon bowls of soups, stews, and chilies with plenty of homemade bread and hot and cold beverages 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 to the GNG Grand Finale of mouth watering desserts as you enjoy live music at the Four Seasons Chalet.  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 for adults; we invite kids and well-behaved dogs to come for FREE! Get your tickets early – they go for $25 at the door. Consider purchasing extra tickets to give to friends. You’ll be supporting the rehabilitation of the Swedetown Gorge trails by contributing to this annual fundraiser that has taken on greater urgency since the Father’s Day Flood of 2018.

As usual, you may e-purchase your tickets here, using the “Buy Now” button; 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 Jay at jbgreen45@nullcharter.net or 906.487.5411.

  • 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.