The Middle Bridge replacement project

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

middlebridgeIIIPlanning for this project, the biggest undertaking in club history, began following the spring washout of 2013. In the summer of 2015, the boots finally hit the ground. Our volunteers put their shoulders to the wheel starting on May 14th, and wrapped up on October 16th. This $30,000 project was funded by KNSC and the City of Hancock, with grants from Keweenaw Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of the U.P., and Plum Creek Foundation.

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The bridge was built with 930 hours of volunteer labor.

When you cross the Middle Bridge, you may thank:

middlebridgeIIBridge Master Mark Roberts -262 hours hands on and countless extra hours planning, coordinating, researching. The brains behind the project!
Arlyn Aronson – 347 hours hands on plus many hours in helping out with all the details. The project’s second in command and Chief Bottle Washer.
Pete Loubert – 49 hours
Ken Rubin – 36 hours
Andre LePleume – 28 hours
Sandy Aronson – 26 hours
Don Arkin – 15 hours
Rich Kriznarich – 19 hours
Jay Green – 9 hours

And also many more hours of help from:

CMU/MTU Physical Therapy students, Adam Wellstead, Bryan Lagalo, Candi Silvola, Clare Rosen, Greg Booth, Danielle Foertsch, Dave Watkins, Debbie Hart, Donna, Donna, Drew, Emanuel, Janis Wilkins, Jeff Bolte, John Diebel, Joyce Koskenmaki, Kathy Roberts, Larry Truel, Mike Schreiber, Rich Featherly, Steve Wright, Sue Collins, and many guys of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity

 

 

 

  • Luminary Ski
    December 26, 2021 6:00 pm

    Candle Luminary Ski  – Sunday December 26, 2021

    Join the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club on the evening of Sunday 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 the chalet will not be open and we will not be having holiday goodies or refreshments this year.  A portolet will be available however.

    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.

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

     

    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_2021_V3

    Download an event flyer here: barne flier 2021_V3

     

     

  • Retro Ski Fest
    February 19, 2022 1:30 pm

    Retro Ski....February 19, 2022.   The Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids trail system encompasses a lot of territory that seldom see ski tracks all winter.  The Retro Ski is an opportunity each year to explore some of that country with like-minded friends and knowledgeable guides. 

    RSVP: Contact either Jay Green at (h) 487-5411 (c) 370-1400 or John Diebel 281-1486 if you are coming.