Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald

Our Programs

The North Superior Ski and Running Club, Inc., (NSSRC) hosts competitive and non-competitive events such as Fisherman’s Picnic Running Race and Sawtooth International Cross Country Ski Race.

The NSSRC sponsors numerous youth programs including the Youth Ski League, Cook County High School Nordic Cross County Ski Team, Cook County High School Cross Country Running Team and Track and Field Team and Y-Ski.

We believe in encouraging physical Fitness through outdoor activities.

There is  great satisfaction in flexing your muscles clearing a trail and immediately seeing the results of your effort or hearing a child you have been coaching shout for joy after skiing down a big hill without falling.

Y-Ski
The North Superior Ski and Run Club sponsors a Youth Ski League (Y-Ski) every year to encourage kids to the learn and love the lifetime sport of Cross-Country Skiing.  Y-Ski is designed for kids from kindergarten through Sixth grade, and all ability levels are welcomed and accommodated.  The NSSRC has a wide variety of youth equipment for rent for the entire ski season for a nominal fee.  Y-Ski is a fun, family environment in an atmosphere of games, group activities, and just plain fun skiing on the Pincushion Ski Trails.


High School Cross Country Ski Team
Each winter the NSSRC sponsors the Cook County Nordic Ski team   The CCHS Nordic Team is based in Grand Marais, Minnesota and is funded and coordinated by the North Superior Ski and Run Club (NSSRC).  The team is made possible by the support of many volunteers, local supporters, local businesses, parents, and of course, the athletes themselves.  The team’s goal is to develop the technical skills and physical conditioning to ski faster, but most importantly, we want to have fun enjoying winter on skis.


High School Cross Country Running/Track and Field
The NSSRC also sponsors both the High School Running and Track and Field High School Teams.  Both of these sports are great “lifetime fitness” activities, and many High School athletes go on to enjoy many years of recreational running.  Each fall The NSSRC sponsors a High School Running race at the Pincushion Trails.
 

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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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