The Houghton High School National Honor Society will sponsor a cross country ski race at the Michigan Tech ski trails on Janurary 31. Racers can choose from 5km and 10km events, or participate in the 5km/10km pursuit. Register at www.houghtonnhs.weebly.com Continue reading →
The 7th Annual Glide N Gorge will take place Sunday March 1, 2015, from 12-3 p.m. at the Maasto Hiihto Ski Trails in Hancock. The event covers 3.5 miles of scenic trails with three stops for food along the way. You can either classic ski or snowshoe. The suggested donation will be $20 with all proceeds going to trail maintenance. The Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club sponsors the event. For more information see www.keweenawnordic.org.
Free skiing and snowshoeing offered all day and the normal day pass rate of $8 is not charged on Winter Trails Day. If you have a membership at other local trails, this will be a great time to visit Swedetown and try all of the great trails. Swedetown Trails Club members will be on hand to suggest trails to explore.
For those planning to ski at Swedetown on Saturday, January 3, Ski Tigers begins its season that day at 11 am. We anticipate more skiers than usual, given that Michigan Tech is hosting the U.S. national championships. The Swedetown folks suggest skiing early or later. Parking will be full from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 due to Ski Tigers families.
With Michigan Tech hosting the U.S. Cross Country Championships January 4-10, 2015, there will be trail closures on most days and grooming will concentrate on the race courses. Recreational skiers are advised to ski at one of the other area trails during this week to avoid frustration at encountering fenced-off courses and closed trailheads.
Throughout the week, the trailhead at the Michigan Tech softball fields and the Nara trailhead will be open, although some trails will be closed. Superior and Isle Royale loops, accessed via the softball fields, will be groomed for skate and classic and open throughout the week. Read on for a day-to-day summary of race information and trail closures. Continue reading →
Michigan Tech will host the U.S. Cross Country Championships starting January 4, 2015, at the Michigan Tech Trails. The event features the top skiers in the country and four different races during the week. The races kick off on Sunday, January 4, with the individual start freestyle (10km and 15km distances) at 10 am. Other race days are January 5 (classic sprint), January 8 (classic mass start), and January 10 (freestyle sprint). All are open to the public free of charge. For more information, visit www.nordicchampionship.org.
The Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club (KNSC) announces the opening of the Four Seasons Chalet for the 2014-15 winter season. The chalet, located adjacent to the Hancock Driving Park at the top of Birch Street, is now open mid-morning to dark. The club has also launched a blog at http://keweenawnordicskiclub.