The North Superior Ski and Running Club, Inc., (NSSRC) is a Minnesota member based non-profit corporation incorporated in 1979. Our mission is to promote outdoor, silent sports for the lifetime enjoyment of all, especially young people.
Among its many accomplishments, NSSRC has created and maintained the Pincushion Mountain Trail System in conjunction with the US Forest Service and Cook County. All work completed on this fine trail system was either volunteer or paid for from club proceeds. To this day, club members continue to volunteer their time and money to maintain and improve this tremendous trail facility.
NSSRC owns and maintains a Pisten Bully trail groomer, snowmoblie ski trail grooming equipment, maintenance garage and warming chalet, as well as a waxing building at the Pincushion Trailhead. The 25 kilometers of trails include 2km of lighted trails and scenic overlooks of Lake Superior. In addition to grooming the trails for winter ski use, the club mows and maintains the trails for summer use.
Other accomplishments include supporting Junior Ski Racing, a Youth Ski League for ages 13 and under, Cook County High Nordic Skiing, Cross Country Running, and Track teams, as well as numerous events at Pincushion.
NSSRC is the host of the Sawtooth International Ski Races and the Fisherman’s Picnic Trail Run/Walk held annually on the Pincushion Trail System.
NSSRC was named Outstanding Volunteer Organization for 1999 by the US Forest Service.