The annual “Retro Ski” will take place Sunday, February 21, 2016, starting at the Tomasi trailhead of the Maasto Hiihto trails. The ski will have a different format this year. Skiers will meet at the Tomasi trailhead at 12:30 and head out for some fun backcountry skiing through the Torangeau property and then on to Ruby Marsh. We’ll probably take set tracks back to the trailhead but the group can decide if it wants more backcountry skiing. After all that we’ll retire to a local restaurant of the group’s choice for beverages and food. Continue reading →
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 →
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