Women's ski was a success on Feb 20th!!
Women's ski was a success on Feb 20th!!
Canyon Curves on Feb 9, 2017
Canyon Curves on Feb 9, 2017
No shortage of snow this year!
No shortage of snow this year!
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald
get out and explore...enjoy healthy living
get out and explore...enjoy healthy living
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald
stay active year round
stay active year round
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald

Latest update on the women's ski this Monday: The event is still on! Tim will be proving kick wax services starting at 1:00. Don't be afraid if it is warm. If it is totally unskiable, we will gather in the chalet for snacks, and talk about skiing. Hope to see you there!





We think it’s the most spectacular view of Lake Superior anywhere– if you hike to the Pincushion Mountain overlook on a sunny day you will agree. The Cook County High School holds their fall cross country meet on these trails – if you like running through the woods the hilly terrain will definitely hold your interest. But running, hiking, strolling and just plain ambling are all encouraged – keep an eye out for pine martens, wolves and the occasional moose.

The annual Fisherman’s Picnic Trail Run and the Pincushion Family Ski Festival are the two big community gatherings each year, young kids ski on the weekends in the Y-ski league, the high school runners are on the trails a lot, you may encounter a high school cross country ski race in the winter or an informal fall leaf hike in September, or you may find blissful solitude.

The trails have been developed by the NSSRC in conjunction with the USFS and Cook County. NSSRC was named Outstanding Volunteer Organization for 1999 by the US Forest Service. We invite you to join the NSSRC, be a part of this great trail system.

See you on the trails!

Trail Conditions

Tuesday morning, March 21, 2017

Happy Spring, we’re still skiing,
 
Discussion:  About 4 inches of new snow a couple of days ago gave us new life on the trails, considerably attenuated by the warm day yesterday.  Our base is still pretty good, so we can extend things for just a bit.
 
Grooming Report:  All classic tracks are still generally in place from the last snow.  They are beginning to break down, especially after yesterday, and they are very glazed and fast.  Classic ski with caution.  The skating lanes were scarified early this morning, removing the deep ruts from warm temps skating yesterday.  North Advanced, Canyon Curves and Pincushion Mountain skate lanes are in good shape.  Icy but very skiable with just a few seeps.  Snowmen can be skied, but Upper Snowman bore the brunt of the melting yesterday with many seeps, some with running water.  Again, use caution on steep downhills and turns.
 
Enjoy what very well may be our last few days of skiing.
 
Jim S.
 
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Please join us for our annual woman's ski.  2-4PM, Monday Feb.20 (Presidents Day).   Join us for a fun and casual ski on the Pincushion Trails, followed by hot beverages in the warming building.  Everyone is welcome, hope to see you there!
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Tuesday morning, March 21, 2017

Happy Spring, we’re still skiing,
 
Discussion:  About 4 inches of new snow a couple of days ago gave us new life on the trails, considerably attenuated by the warm day yesterday.  Our base is still pretty good, so we can extend things for just a bit.
 
Grooming Report:  All classic tracks are still generally in place from the last snow.  They are beginning to break down, especially after yesterday, and they are very glazed and fast.  Classic ski with caution.  The skating lanes were scarified early this morning, removing the deep ruts from warm temps skating yesterday.  North Advanced, Canyon Curves and Pincushion Mountain skate lanes are in good shape.  Icy but very skiable with just a few seeps.  Snowmen can be skied, but Upper Snowman bore the brunt of the melting yesterday with many seeps, some with running water.  Again, use caution on steep downhills and turns.
 
Enjoy what very well may be our last few days of skiing.
 
Jim S.