Please Donate

Annually, KNSC draws up a balanced budget. Based on 2016-17 figures, we’re counting on income and expenses in 2017-18 to total $22,500. 

Expenses are broken down to include:

  • $11,500 for winter grooming operations
  • $4,000 for fall trail labor
  • $6,000 is set aside for scheduled machine replacement
  • $1,000 is set aside for bridge maintenance.

On the income side, we can expect $14,000 from memberships and day passes. This leaves us with a $8,500 shortfall, which is made up with fundraising events, grants, and donations.

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 2017 End of the year appeal letter

 

  • KNSC Board Meeting
    October 17, 2019 7:00 pm

    Four Seasons Chalet, Houghton County Fairgrounds, Hancock MI

  • KNSC Board Meeting
    November 19, 2019 7:00 pm

    Four Seasons Chalet, Houghton County Fairgrounds, Hancock MI

  • KNSC Board Meeting
    December 17, 2019 7:00 pm

    Four Seasons Chalet, Houghton County Fairgrounds, Hancock MI

  • Luminary Ski
    December 26, 2019 6:00 pm

    Candle Luminary Ski  – Thursday December 26, 2019

     

    Join the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club on the evening of Thursday 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. Afterwards, head to the Chalet for refreshments. Bring your holiday goodies to share with good cheer.  A good time will be had by all!

    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.