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

Pincushion Trails Grooming Report
Monday, November 28

As of 11 AM, Monday, 11/28, skating track was refurbished with two passes, 12 feet wide, on Stadium, East Overlook, West Overlook, Lower and Upper Snowman. Conditions for skating on these loops are good, but some rocks are visible, so ski with care. 

One pass, 7 feet wide, was made on the skating lane of Pincushion Loop. Conditions on lower Pincushion are fair to poor. Rock skis are advised and use caution. 

Classic tracks are well formed, but icy and many exposed rocks and dirt patches. 

Current Trail Conditions/Notes:  
Packed Trail Base: Average 1-3" 
Snowfall last 24 Hours: 0"
Snowfall last 7 Days: 1-2"
Average Depth off the Trail: 6”
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Mission
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald
Pincushion Trails Grooming Report
Monday, November 28

As of 11 AM, Monday, 11/28, skating track was refurbished with two passes, 12 feet wide, on Stadium, East Overlook, West Overlook, Lower and Upper Snowman. Conditions for skating on these loops are good, but some rocks are visible, so ski with care. 

One pass, 7 feet wide, was made on the skating lane of Pincushion Loop. Conditions on lower Pincushion are fair to poor. Rock skis are advised and use caution. 

Classic tracks are well formed, but icy and many exposed rocks and dirt patches. 

Current Trail Conditions/Notes:  
Packed Trail Base: Average 1-3" 
Snowfall last 24 Hours: 0"
Snowfall last 7 Days: 1-2"
Average Depth off the Trail: 6”