Retro Ski – Saturday February 19, 2022

SKI THE BACK COUNTRY!

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. There is no fee for this event, donations are always appreciated.

The route:  Definitely some trail breaking this year. More or less, we’ll repeat the 2019 Retro ski. We’ll be pioneering down the Swedetown gorge, up the hill in the area of the Iron Ring trail, across or around Mud Lake, on to Ruby Marsh and then back to the trailhead. There will be bail points to return to the trailhead via groomed trails for those wishing/needing a shorter tour.

The start point:  We’ll meet at 1:15 EST at the Tomasi trailhead (junction #1 on the KNSC trail map) which is adjacent to the Hancock Dept. of Public Works garage on Tomasi Road (incorrectly labeled as Captains Dr  on google maps – “Maasto Hiihto and Churning” marker located correctly). We will ski off at 1:30. If you are going to be only a little late call me – 370-1400 – and we’ll delay the start some.

The reward: Usually we gather after the ski at a local restaurant for beverage, food and tall tales. Maybe yes, maybe no, due to Covid-19 TBD.

Never done a “retro ski”? If you’ve got wood skis, bamboo poles, knickers and wool clothing – perfect! You’ll be stylin’. If you’ve got modern equipment and clothing – don’t let that stop you from joining the group. All skiers are welcome regardless of ability or equipment. 

“No-guts-no-glory” does not apply. If skier abilities vary widely, we can split into two groups – an easy and an extended tour – and still feast together after all are finished. Our route will use groomed trails several times, so anyone wanting a shorter/easier tour may leave the group at one of those points and ski via set tracks to their starting trailhead. Yes, backcountry means breaking trail but don’t let that keep you home; we’ll have plenty of skiers to take turns at the front and no “real” retro-skier would mind if slower/tired/novice skiers follow their path. 

RSVP: Contact either Jay Green or John Diebel by 8 pm February 18th if you intend to enjoy this adventure so we have an idea of group size and ability to plan for. We appreciate the notification but if last minute developments free you to come, please hop on the skis and join us. Also call with any questions.

Jay: home 487-5411 cell 370-1400 email jbgreen45@nullcharter.net

John: 281-1486 email john.diebel@nullsbcglobal.net

Regardless of the weather we will be skiing; severe weather may just change the route and length. Hope to see you there!

 

  • Barnelopet Children's Ski Races February 13, 2022
    February 13, 2023 1:00 pm

    Barnelopet Children's Ski Races February 13, 2022

    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_2022_V1

    Download an event flyer here: Barne Flyer 2022_V1.pdf

     

     

  • Glide 'n Gorge
    March 5, 2023 12:00 pm
    Glide 'n Gorge March 5, 2022

     

    The date for this event is March 5th 2022. 

    The 14th annual Glide N Gorge begins at noon on Saturday, March 5th, 2022

    This year's event will feature appetizers in Swedetown Gorge and desserts offered at the Chalet trailhead for finishers. See the event page for details.  Registration is free though donations are always welcome.

    Glide on!  We look forward to seeing you!