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.  Tickets can be purchased on line here up through the event.   All tickets for on line sales will be available for pick up at the Chalet at the event.  For more information contact John Diebel (906) 281-1486.

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