Please Donate

Who should donate?

  • grizTrail users. Keweenaw Nordic and the City of Hancock work continuously to keep these trails open for the public. Do your part and donate. Whether you ski, snowshoe,  snowbike, hike, bike, run, fish, bird watch, dog walk, or sun bathe on the trails, your support is paramount.
  • Parents of trail users.  Keweenaw Nordic is committed to supporting youth skiing. We host the annual Barnelopet kids ski race each February, and operate the “learn to ski” program at Hancock’s Barkell Elementary School. We want kids to grow up embracing winter, and developing a love for silent sports.   Do you?  You can support these programs with a donation.
  • kidsDog owners.  Keweenaw Nordic provides the area’s only 100% dog-friendly trail system. If you appreciate and benefit from this, then you should donate.
  • Concerned citizens of our community. Keweenaw Nordic and the City of Hancock provide stewardship of the vast Maasto Hiihto and Churning Rapids systems. This unique recreation offering is one of the city’s treasured features. If you believe it is important to have public access to green space close to home, you should support the trails with a donation.

Check out the End Of The Year Appeal Letter

 

  • 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.