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

Firday morning, March 24, 2017

Yes, we’re still skiing…
 
Discussion:  We received 1.5 to 2 inches of new snow at Pincushion mixed in with sleet and rain overnight.  Conditions are soft today, but without the sun we may have a bit more skiing.
 
Grooming Report:  All trails in the system except Ole Hyvaa and Hilfiker had new classic tracks set.  They set amazingly well so classic skiing should be good just now.  The same trails were combed for skating, and again, conditions are remarkably good.  That being said, there are seeps on some trails and during the day today there will be some soft spots.  Everything will freeze tonight making for icy and fast conditions.  Late spring skiing,  so please exercise caution.
 
See you on the trails,
 
Jim
 
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Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald
Firday morning, March 24, 2017

Yes, we’re still skiing…
 
Discussion:  We received 1.5 to 2 inches of new snow at Pincushion mixed in with sleet and rain overnight.  Conditions are soft today, but without the sun we may have a bit more skiing.
 
Grooming Report:  All trails in the system except Ole Hyvaa and Hilfiker had new classic tracks set.  They set amazingly well so classic skiing should be good just now.  The same trails were combed for skating, and again, conditions are remarkably good.  That being said, there are seeps on some trails and during the day today there will be some soft spots.  Everything will freeze tonight making for icy and fast conditions.  Late spring skiing,  so please exercise caution.
 
See you on the trails,
 
Jim