Women's ski was a success on Feb 20th!!
Women's ski was a success on Feb 20th!!
Canyon Curves on Feb 9, 2017
Canyon Curves on Feb 9, 2017
No shortage of snow this year!
No shortage of snow this year!
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald
get out and explore...enjoy healthy living
get out and explore...enjoy healthy living
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald
stay active year round
stay active year round
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald
November and December Membership Drive is On!

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!

Trail Conditions

Firday morning, March 24, 2017

Yes, we’re still skiing…
 
Discussion:  We received 1.5 to 2 inches of new snow at Pincushion mixed in with sleet and rain overnight.  Conditions are soft today, but without the sun we may have a bit more skiing.
 
Grooming Report:  All trails in the system except Ole Hyvaa and Hilfiker had new classic tracks set.  They set amazingly well so classic skiing should be good just now.  The same trails were combed for skating, and again, conditions are remarkably good.  That being said, there are seeps on some trails and during the day today there will be some soft spots.  Everything will freeze tonight making for icy and fast conditions.  Late spring skiing,  so please exercise caution.
 
See you on the trails,
 
Jim
 
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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!
Pincushion Trails Webcam
Pincushion Trails Webcam
Firday morning, March 24, 2017

Yes, we’re still skiing…
 
Discussion:  We received 1.5 to 2 inches of new snow at Pincushion mixed in with sleet and rain overnight.  Conditions are soft today, but without the sun we may have a bit more skiing.
 
Grooming Report:  All trails in the system except Ole Hyvaa and Hilfiker had new classic tracks set.  They set amazingly well so classic skiing should be good just now.  The same trails were combed for skating, and again, conditions are remarkably good.  That being said, there are seeps on some trails and during the day today there will be some soft spots.  Everything will freeze tonight making for icy and fast conditions.  Late spring skiing,  so please exercise caution.
 
See you on the trails,
 
Jim