Our Annual Women's Ski
Our Annual Women's Ski
Pincushion Chalet
Pincushion Chalet
Come Ski the Annual Winter Festival Race
Come Ski the Annual Winter Festival Race
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald
Skiing has Begun this Year
Skiing has Begun this Year
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald
Beautifully Groomed Trails
Beautifully Groomed Trails
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald

Please join us for this years edition of the Pincushion Mountain Family Ski Festival, to be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018.  Races this year include a 10km and 30km classic ski race, along with a 10km freestyle race.  We will also be having a skijoring race, along with kids races and fat bike demos.  Online registration is available by clicking on the tab to the right



We're conducting our annual end of the year membership drive, and we're inviting you to join us if you haven't in the past, or to renew your membership to help support the work we do.

The North Superior Ski and Run Club is primarily involved in 3 activities;


In partnership with the US Forest Service we maintain the Pincushion Mountain Trail System.  We mow in the spring, summer and fall, and groom the trails for skiing in the winter.  We provide a warming chalet in the winter season and sponsor various winter activities there.

Youth activities are a large focus for us.  We support the high school track team, cross country running, and nordic ski teams, either through hiring coaches, providing volunteers or assisting with support activities for these sports.  We also host Y Ski, a nordic ski training program for kids.

Finally, we directly host competitive events, including the Fisherman's Picnic Run, Winter Festival and various high school events.

If you believe that time spent outdoors is worthwhile and should be encouraged join us.  






We think it’s the most spectacular view of Lake Superior anywhere– if you hike to the Pincushion Mountain overlook on a sunny day you will agree. The Cook County High School holds their fall cross country meet on these trails – if you like running through the woods the hilly terrain will definitely hold your interest. But running, hiking, strolling and just plain ambling are all encouraged – keep an eye out for pine martens, wolves and the occasional moose.

The annual Fisherman’s Picnic Trail Run and the Pincushion Family Ski Festival are the two big community gatherings each year, young kids ski on the weekends in the Y-ski league, the high school runners are on the trails a lot, you may encounter a high school cross country ski race in the winter or an informal fall leaf hike in September, or you may find blissful solitude.

The trails have been developed by the NSSRC in conjunction with the USFS and Cook County. NSSRC was named Outstanding Volunteer Organization for 1999 by the US Forest Service. We invite you to join the NSSRC, be a part of this great trail system.

See you on the trails!





November and December Membership Drive is On!

Trail Conditions

Grooming Report for Tuesday, Jan 16:

All trails were Piston Bully groomed last night, following 6-8" of new snow.  Conditions should be excellent, and in particular classic should be very good.  Skate will probably be a little soft, but not a bad problem to have!  Looks like a little warmup for most of the week so skiing should be fantastic.

Tim Lederle
 
 
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Pincushion Mountain Family Ski Festival Sunday February 18, 2018

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A high school nordic ski team is again in place thanks to supportive parents, cooperation between schools, the participation of the North Superior Ski and Run Club, and most importantly, kids who want to get out and ski.

We're pleased to have the team in place, and good luck ski team!
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Grooming Report for Tuesday, Jan 16:

All trails were Piston Bully groomed last night, following 6-8" of new snow.  Conditions should be excellent, and in particular classic should be very good.  Skate will probably be a little soft, but not a bad problem to have!  Looks like a little warmup for most of the week so skiing should be fantastic.

Tim Lederle