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

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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Our Programs
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald
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.