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Get Your Gear in Gear – Annual Gear Swap April 22

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The Copper Country Ski Tigers will hold their annual used outdoor gear swap Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Houghton High School multi-purpose room.  Buy and sell outdoor gear – bikes, kayaks, canoes, camping gear, skis, snowboards, outdoor clothing, or … Continue reading

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Two Former U.P. College Skiers Take Great Bear Chase Titles

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A record 730 skiers took to the Swedetown ski trails in Calumet for the 37th running of the UP Health System Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon on Saturday. Racers could choose from among seven races of various distances and techniques. … Continue reading

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Jr. Bear Chase Cancelled; Great Bear Chase Still On

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Given the forecast for Friday afternoon (March 10) – cold and windy and below-zero wind chills, the Junior Bear Chase has been cancelled. Saturday’s (March 11) Great Bear Chase will continue as scheduled, with a record number of skiers!

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Great Bear Chase Coming Saturday, March 11

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Last year saw a record number of skiers for the Great Bear Chase and the 2017 version has already surpassed those numbers, closing in on 700 skiers. The Great Bear Chase includes the signature 50km skiathlon (25km classic and 25km … Continue reading

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    November 20, 2017

    Michigan Tech – Trails dragged. No tracks set. The base is mostly holding but there are thin spots and icy spots. There are several spots on Portage that are very thin.

    Swedetown – All trails dragged except the upper Powderhouse field and the Bear loops. Tracks are holding and the base is 6-10″ in most places. Very good early season conditions.

     

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