The Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club will sponsor its annual luminary ski on the evening of Monday December 26, from 6-8 pm. The candlelit trail starts from from Hancock’s Four Seasons Chalet at the north end of the Houghton County Fairgrounds, with 1 and 2 kilometer loops aglow with luminaria. Snowshoes and snow bikes are also welcome. There will be light snacks and refreshments at the chalet
Join us for snow bike demos in the afternoon and a party at The Continental Fire Co in the evening.
Snow bike demos 1:00 to 5:00pm
1771 Brooks Rd., Hancock (off of M203)
Demo bikes from Cross Country Sports, Down Wind Sports, Rhythm Bike & Board Co., and Michigan Tech’s Outdoor Adventure Program.
Looks like we’ll have plenty of snow and groomed trails. There will also be a bonfire, refreshments, and a group ride at 4:00.
Party at the Continental Fire Company in Houghton at 7pm
Music from Scott Gibbs followed by The Chöppers, drinks, silent auction, and Copper Harbor Art Bike posters for sale. $10 cover charge and other proceeds will go towards snow bike grooming.
More than 300 skiers from Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and elsewhere will converge on the Michigan Tech Trails December 17-18 for a Junior National Qualifier race. A number of colleges are also competing during the weekend.
The events include a sprint competition on Saturday, Dec. 17, starting at 9:30 am with qualifying and running throughout the day. An individual-start freestyle race will take place Sunday, with distances of 15km for the men, 10km for the women, and 5km for younger juniors.
More information and schedules are available at https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Houghton/HoughtonJuniorNationalQualifier
The Swedetown Trails Club will hold its annual all-member meeting Sunday, November 20th at 2 p.m. at the Swedetown Chalet in Calumet. The agenda includes a short overview highlighting trail changes that have been made for the upcoming season, a look at the new 2015 Prinoth Husky groomer, refreshments and social time. Come and help celebrate the new grooming machine!