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Pincushion Mountain Winter Festival Schedule Change

Due to forecasted low temperatures and low registration the NSSRC has decided to make some changes to this weekend’s Winter festival.


The Friday afternoon (4:00 pm) Sprint race has been cancelled.

The Sunday afternoon (2:00 pm) Snowshoe race has been cancelled.

Change of Schedule:

The Saturday races have been moved to Sunday in the search for above zero temps.

Updated Schedule:

Friday, Feb. 13th

5:30-7:00 p.m. – Y-ski spaghetti feed at the community center.

Sunday, Feb. 15th

10:00 a.m. – Skijoring race (casual 3 km and competitive 7 km)

11:30 a.m. – Classic races (8 km and 15 km), Skiathlon race (17 km)

2:00 p.m. – Kids Races: 1/2 km to 3 km (Ages 12 and under)

Come out and have some fun.

Back Online!

After a not-so-brief outage due to “technical difficulties” (as they used to say) we are back online and updating with new information.

While our regular updates won’t be a daily briefing it is our intent to have all the necessary info available for the necessary activities.

Let us know what we’ve missed.

31st Annual Sawtooth International Ski Race February 15, 2014

Come to Pincushion on February 15th for the 31st Annual Sawtooth International Cross-Country ski races.

The Sawtooth Races will provide opportunities for both classical and freestyle skiers and skiers of all ages and ability levels. We will have a 10K classical technique event, followed by a 20K freestyle event. Both will be run on a 10K loop utilizing the intermediate level Pincushion Mountain trails.

There will be a self-seeded mass start at 10:00 am for all 10K classical racers and another mass start at 11:00 am for the 20K freestyle racers. Separate awards will be given for the 10K classical and for the 20K freestyle events. For those up to the challenge, start times will allow skiers to enter both the classical and freestyle events. This year there will be awards given to the top male and female in the combined event.

Check out the link below for more info on the race and Friday night pasta feed.

Go to to register.

Sawtooth 2014 Race Info

2014 Sawtooth Entry

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Youth Ski League (Y-Ski)

The Y-Ski 2014 Season is Upon Us!!

The North Superior Ski and Run Club sponsors a Youth Ski League (Y-Ski) to encourage kids to learn and love the lifetime sport of Cross-Country Skiing. Y-Ski is held on Sunday afternoons, from 1:30-3:00 at the Pincushion Mountain Trail System starting in January. Y-Ski is a fun, family environment where kids learn Nordic skiing in an atmosphere of games, group activities and skiing the wonderful trails at Pincushion. Y-Ski is designed for kids from Kindergarten through 6th grade – all ability levels are welcomed and accommodated. (Kindergartners need to bring a full-time adult helper, please!)

Y-Ski is also affordable. The fee is $20 per child, with each additional child only $10. The North Superior Ski and Run Club (NSSRC) has a wide selection of children’s skis, boots and poles available for rent for the entire winter for a nominal fee of $25 (or $35 for those wanting both skate and classic skis).

Y-Ski begins in early January, or as soon as we have reliable snow, and runs through the month of February. We have a variety of activities including a field trip, special events and an optional fun race.

For more information, or to sign up, please contact Mike Crook or Patty Johnson 218-370-9949/ 370-0392 or