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2016 Glide ‘N Gorge Slated February 27

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The annual Glide ‘N Gorge fundraiser for the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club will take place February 27, 2016, at the Maasto Hiihto Ski trails in Hancock.  The event, which includes a 5 km marked course with three food stops, will begin and end at the Four Seasons Chalet located at the fairgrounds in Hancock. Stops include hors d’oeuvres, marshmallow roating, chili and soups, and desserts and live music. Tickets ($20) are available online at the KNSC website, or at Down Wind Sports in Houghton, or Cross Country Sports in Calumet.  For more information, please call 906-281-5294 or email cjsilvola@chartermi.net.

Posted in Events, Nordic Skiing

Series of Outdoor Guided Activities Kicks Off Feb. 20

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Health educators, national park rangers and community volunteers are leading a one-mile snowshoe walk at Calumet Lake on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 6-7 p.m. Participants of all ages and skill levels are invited to meet at the Calumet Lake Trailhead in Siskiwit Park near the corner of Pine and Waterworks streets in Calumet. In addition to the showshoe hike, there will be a short ranger presentation and a bonfire! Attendees should dress appropriately for the weather and bring snowshoes if they have them, although snowshoes will be available for use on loan from Cross Country Sports. Continue reading →

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Barnelopet Slated for February 7

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The annual Barnelopet kids ski event will take place Sunday, February 7, 2016, at the Maasto Hiihto ski trails. Registration begins at 1 pm at the Four Seasons Chalet behind the Houghton County Arena in Hancock. The event features races for youth, ages 3 – 17, with distances of 1, 2, 4, and 6 km. All ages line up to race beginning with 6km distance at 2 pm. For more information, contact Wayne Stordahl at 9o6.482-0292. More information and registration is available at www.keweenawnordic.org/barnelopet

Posted in Events, Nordic Skiing

CPR Class offered at Swedetown Chalet Jan. 25 (2016)

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What if you are out skiing or hiking and someone collapses with cardiac arrest? Would you know what to do while waiting for 911 responders to arrive?


The American Heart Association – Family and Friends Adult Hands-only CPR class will be offered at the Swedetown Chalet Monday, January 25, at 7 p.m. The course, offered in cooperation with the Aspirus Keweenaw Education Department, includes chest compression instruction and practice on dummies as well as demonstration of an AED (automated defibrillator). The session will last about one hour. Continue reading →

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