Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald

Mission

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, snowmobile 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.
 

Trail Conditions

Greetings skiers;
 
Following is a preliminary grooming report that will actually be in effect tomorrow evening.  We are holding off grooming until Friday evening so that we have good conditions for the weekend.  However, I wanted to get this grooming report out now so that it is clear to interested parties that we are groomed and ready to go.  I have seen a great deal of interest in the fact that only Northeastern Minnesota has good ski and snowmobile conditions.  I expect to see quite a few skiers here this weekend (and hikers too).
 
In addition, the Pisten Bully is again up and running with thanks to Greg Olsen for the quick turnaround and excellent welding job.  As usual Charlie Curry made himself available for the job of pulling the broken stinger off of the PB and working to reassemble the unit.  Final tests today show that hydraulics are working and Charlie will be out tomorrow evening for the groom.
 
Here is the report:
 
Current Base:  15 inches
 
New Snow:  None
 
Spring skiing at Pincushion is very good right now.  Trail conditions can be variable based on exposure to the sun and temperature, but all trails are classic tracked and the skate deck has been tilled, compacted and combed.  This weekend will be some of the best spring skiing in a while with temperatures staying on the cooler side.
 
See you on the trails,
 
Jim S
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Mission
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald
Greetings skiers;
 
Following is a preliminary grooming report that will actually be in effect tomorrow evening.  We are holding off grooming until Friday evening so that we have good conditions for the weekend.  However, I wanted to get this grooming report out now so that it is clear to interested parties that we are groomed and ready to go.  I have seen a great deal of interest in the fact that only Northeastern Minnesota has good ski and snowmobile conditions.  I expect to see quite a few skiers here this weekend (and hikers too).
 
In addition, the Pisten Bully is again up and running with thanks to Greg Olsen for the quick turnaround and excellent welding job.  As usual Charlie Curry made himself available for the job of pulling the broken stinger off of the PB and working to reassemble the unit.  Final tests today show that hydraulics are working and Charlie will be out tomorrow evening for the groom.
 
Here is the report:
 
Current Base:  15 inches
 
New Snow:  None
 
Spring skiing at Pincushion is very good right now.  Trail conditions can be variable based on exposure to the sun and temperature, but all trails are classic tracked and the skate deck has been tilled, compacted and combed.  This weekend will be some of the best spring skiing in a while with temperatures staying on the cooler side.
 
See you on the trails,
 
Jim S