Glide N Gorge – Saturday March 4, 2023

The 15th annual Glide N Gorge will again be held on the Saturday March 4, 2023. 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 are also welcome. Prior to the event tickets are $20 per adult with kids participating for free. Tickets are $25.00 the day of the event.

As flood related trail closures remain in effect until next summer’s rebuild 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.   Look for the appetizer station along the Quincy trail after crossing Hodges Road. At the north end of the Quincy trail 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  soup and bread 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 2023 tickets are available from Cross Country Sports in Calumet, Down Wind Sports in Houghton or from KNSC Board members.  Advance tickets can be purchased on line here. The drop down menu is available for purchases on the day of the event. All tickets for on line sales will be available for pick up at the Chalet at the event.

Ticket Prices


For more information, please contact Murphy Mallow at

  • Barnelopet Children's Ski Races February 12, 2023
    February 12, 2023 1:00 pm

    Barnelopet Children's Ski Races February 12, 2023

    FREE for all. Kids and families, join in on Sunday, February 12th, 2023 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: 2023 Barne Registration Form

    Download an event flyer here: 2023 Barne Flyer



  • Glide 'n Gorge
    March 4, 2023 12:00 pm
    Glide 'n Gorge March 4, 2023


    The date for this event is March 4th 2023. 

    The 15th annual Glide N Gorge begins at noon on Saturday, March 4th, 2023

    This year's event is back to the popular traditional format of a 3.8 mile route featuring an appetizer station on the Quincy trail, soups and bread in Swedetown Gorge and desserts offered at the Chalet trailhead for finishers. See the event page for details.  Tickets are $20 prior to the event or $25 if purchased the day of.

    Glide on!  We look forward to seeing you!