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

 

  • Candle Luminary Event
    December 26, 2018 6:00 pm

    Ski, snow shoe, pedal your snow bike or walk around a loop lit by beautiful luminaria. Roast hot dogs and marshmallows by the bonfire. Bring your left over holiday goodies to share! Guaranteed family fun to cap off the holidays.

  • Heikinpaiva parade!
    January 26, 2019 10:30 am

    Join in the fun! March with KNSC as "the bear rolls over". Line up at the Scott Hotel parking lot at 10:30, parade at 11. Lots of fun at the Finnish American Heritage Center afterwards.

  • Retro Ski Fest
    January 27, 2019 12:00 pm

    Retro Ski....chili is back! Fire-roasted chili at the Triangle in Churning Rapids from noon to 2, then we start blazing trail. 

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