Glide N Gorge – Saturday March 5, 2022

The 14th annual Glide N Gorge TBD will again be held on the Saturday March 5, 2022. Come on out for great fun from noon until 3pm at the Maasto Hiihto ski trails in Hancock.                 

This year’s Glide ‘N Gorge will be an outdoor celebration of the Maasto Hiihto trail system serving appetizers and desserts to coincide with a journey highlighting the beauty of Swedetown Gorge. 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. The event is free this year with donations welcome.

As flood related trail closures remain in effect (possibly for the last year!) the primary route will leave from the Four Seasons Chalet trailhead in the Hancock Driving Park and follow the Quincy trail with an outstanding top down view of Swedetown Gorge from the old railroad grade.  After the Hodges Road crossing the route will bear left at the junction of the Pine Loop and proceed down into the Gorge on the side hill trail.  The trail junctions will be marked.  At the Pedestrian Bridge over Swedetown Creek  appetizers will be available with warm drinks.

After crossing Swedetown Creek participants will climb out of the Gorge via Tomasi Road and continue back to the Chalet via the marked route on the Pine Loop and Quincy trails.  At the Chalet a dessert treat will be served to finishers.

The marked trail is approximately 6 km or 3.8 miles. Participants with pep and vigor are encouraged to use the opportunity to explore other parts of the trail system as they wish. Adjacent trail offerings include the Meadow trail and the New River trail.

Bring your friends and family or just come by yourself-you will be among friends you may or may not have met! 

For 2022 registration for this event is FREE for adults; we invite kids and well-behaved dogs to come for FREE too!  Consider DONATING this year, 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. A donation can be made on line here.

For registrants we encourage submitting selfies for our web site to be used to promote the trails. Details at registration at the start next to the Chalet.

For more information, please contact Jay at or 906.487.5411.

  • Barnelopet Children's Ski Races February 13, 2022
    February 13, 2023 1:00 pm

    Barnelopet Children's Ski Races February 13, 2022

    FREE for all. Kids and families, join in on Sunday, February 13th, 2022 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


    Download a registration form here: Barne registration_2022_V1

    Download an event flyer here: Barne Flyer 2022_V1.pdf



  • Glide 'n Gorge
    March 5, 2023 12:00 pm
    Glide 'n Gorge March 5, 2022


    The date for this event is March 5th 2022. 

    The 14th annual Glide N Gorge begins at noon on Saturday, March 5th, 2022

    This year's event will feature appetizers in Swedetown Gorge and desserts offered at the Chalet trailhead for finishers. See the event page for details.  Registration is free though donations are always welcome.

    Glide on!  We look forward to seeing you!