Retro Ski – Sunday February 21, 2021

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 but please purchase a trail pass; donations are always appreciated.

The route:  TBD 

The reward: After breaking all that trail skiers can retire to a local restaurant of the group’s choice for beverages and food. Tall tales inspired by our back country skiing may ensue.

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. 

P.S. Weather projections are for day temps to continue in the low to mid 30’s. If that’s the case, I recommend the use of modern plastic no-wax skis to avoid the possible hassle/frustration of dealing with waxing and clogging. I will be using my new skin skis but will still be attired in wool. We’ll be retro in spirit and trail breaking.

“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 1st 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!

 

  • KNSC Board Meeting
    February 2, 2021 7:00 pm

    Currently the meetings are on Zoom.  Contact John Diebel 906-281-1486 for Web link.

     

    Four Seasons Chalet, Houghton County Fairgrounds, Hancock MI

  • KNSC Board Meeting
    February 2, 2021 7:00 pm

    Currently the meetings are on Zoom.  Contact John Diebel 906-281-1486 for Web link.

     

    Four Seasons Chalet, Houghton County Fairgrounds, Hancock MI

  • Barnelopet Children's Ski Races -February 7, 2021
    February 7, 2021 1:00 pm

     

    FREE for all. Kids and families, join in on Sunday, February 7th, 2021 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