Sponsors

The Pincushion Mountain Trail System enjoys generous support from numerous trail sponsors (listed below).  Please patronize these businesses to let them know you appreciate their support.   Numerous individuals are listed as well; next time you see them just say Thanks!  
 
Please Support our Generous Sponsors!   
 

North Superior Ski and Run Club 2017 Sponsors


Gold (Business) 
Lake Superior Trading Post , Joynes Ben Franklin,
Hedstrom Lumber
Gold (Individual)
Chris Hegg family


Silver (Business) 
Buck's Hardware Hank, Lutsen Resort, Beth's Fudge and Gifts, Birchbark Books and Gifts, North Shore Federal Credit Union
Silver (Individual)
Greg Fangel, Craig and Mona Hunter

Bronze (Business)
Pincushion Trails Inn, Cobblestone Cabins,  Croftville Road Cottages, Best Western Superior Inn & Suites,
Devils Track Nordic, Grand Marais Family Dentistry, Grand Marais Liquor Store, Hayes Surveying and Mapping,
Nordic Electric, Hungry Jack Outfitters on Gunflint Trail, Red Pine Realty, Thorseson, Inc.,
Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply, Coldwell Banker North Shore, Cook County Whole Foods Co-op, PH Timber Framing LLC
Bronze (Individual)
Mike Sampson & Cathy Nevers, Mike Carlson, Jim & Rebecca Wiinanen, Charles & Mary Curry,  Al & Joey Kettelcamp,
Lyle Gerard, Anne McKinsey, Dave & Ilona Harju, Chris Hegg Family, Chris O'Brien & Jane Alexander, Timothy Nelson,  Richard Shirley, Jonathon & Alyssa Hedstrom

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