Winter Tracks

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It’s winter’s most adventurous event!

February 6 – 15, 2015 Highlights:

Winter Tracks Snow Sculptures
Tofte, Lutsen and Grand Marais, MN
Revealed Friday, February 6, 2015 and up as long as weather conditions allow!
Take a Snow Sculpture tour and see all the diverse and beautiful areas of Cook County, a perfect opportunity to have a video or photo log of your trip!
Tofte: Bluefin Bay Resort
Lutsen: Lutsen Mountains
Grand Marais: Harbor Park on Wisconsin Ave. sponsored by Best Western PLUS Superior Inn & Suites

Ridge Riders Snowmobile Fun Run
Saturday, February 7, 2015
The Cook County Snowmobile Club hosts this community activity on Gunflint Trail snowmobile trails with stops at lodges to collect playing cards for a winning ‘Poker’ hand.
Not a snowmobiler? You are invited to drive your vehicle to the participating locations along the Gunflint Trail!
$20.00 registration fee, register at 9 am – 12 noon and be on your way.
Turn in cards by 5:30 pm at The Landing, $500 high hand and $200 low hand cash prizes!
Evening festivities begin at 6 p.m., all are welcome to join for prize drawings and raffles.

12th Annual Snow-A-rama Snowmobile Ride
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Grand Portage Lodge and Casino, 8 am
Benefit for Easter Seals Kids, Get pledges, ride and win prizes!
Register online at EasterSeals.org

Pincushion Mountain Winter Festival, Grand Marais, MN
Friday, February 13 – Sunday, February 15, 2015
Race details, registration and entry fees on web site: Pincushion Trails
The North Superior Ski & Run Club is proud to announce the inaugural Pincushion Mountain Winter Festival to be held on the Pincushion Trails, just north of Grand Marais. Expanding on the long standing Sawtooth Ski Races, we are incorporating youth races, sprint racing, competitive and non-competitive snowshoeing and skijoring events for a long weekend of fun and excitement. In conjunction with Lappe Nordic and Kamview Nordic of Thunder Bay, we will also be the last event in the North Shore Points Series.
Friday 4 pm –Sprint ski competition hosted by Devils Track Nordic Ski Shop.
Friday night 5:30-7:00 pm – traditional Y-ski spaghetti feed, plus awards program for the sprint races at the Community Center.
Come on in to support the Youth Ski program and have a hearty spaghetti meal, meat and veggie options available.
Saturday 9:00 am Classic X-Country Ski races: casual 8k and competitive 15k
Saturday noon- Youth ski races: 1/2k to 3k for ages 12 and under
Saturday 2:30 pm – Olympic style Skiathlon: 17k classic & skate
Sunday 10:00 am – Skijoring: casual 3k & competitive 7k
Sunday 2:00 pm – Snowshoe: adventure loop & competitive 7k

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe
Saturday, February 14, 2015 – 6 – 8 pm
It’s a Sweetheart of an event! The Annual Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe on Sugarbush Trails in Tofte, MN! Park at the Oberg Mountain trailhead where there will be a bonfire with hot chocolate and sweet treats. Cross Country ski or snowshoe a mild loop by candlelit luminary bags.

MidwestWeekends.com has a listing of other dates and locations of Candlelight ski or snowshoe events in the region.

During Winter Tracks there will be opportunities to go on Snowshoe Hikes and Cross Country Ski tours with area resorts, check attached schedule!

Visit Cook County this winter and Seize the Season!

For more information
Call: 218-387-2788
Email: maggie@visitcookcounty.com