Retro Ski – Sunday February 19, 2023

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:  TBD

The start point:  TBD

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 12, 2023
    February 12, 2023 1:00 pm

    Barnelopet Children's Ski Races February 12, 2023

    FREE for all. Kids and families, join in on Sunday, February 12th, 2023 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: 2023 Barne Registration Form

    Download an event flyer here: 2023 Barne Flyer

     

     

  • Glide 'n Gorge
    March 4, 2023 12:00 pm
    Glide 'n Gorge March 4, 2023

     

    The date for this event is March 4th 2023. 

    The 15th annual Glide N Gorge begins at noon on Saturday, March 4th, 2023

    This year's event is back to the popular traditional format of a 3.8 mile route featuring an appetizer station on the Quincy trail, soups and bread in Swedetown Gorge and desserts offered at the Chalet trailhead for finishers. See the event page for details.  Tickets are $20 prior to the event or $25 if purchased the day of.

    Glide on!  We look forward to seeing you!