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Pincushion Mountain Winter Festival

February 17

Cross Country skier on snow trails in winter

Pincushion Mountain Winter Festival

Hosted by the North Superior Ski and Running Club, Inc.(NSSRC)

Come join the fun at the Pincushion Mountain Ski Festival on February 17th and help to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the North Superior Ski and Running Club (NSSRC).  Sign up to join friends on a ski around the beautiful Pincushion Mountain Overlook loop (10 km classic or skate), or sign up for the more challenging 30 km classic race.  We’re encouraging old-timers to ski on their woodies in commemoration of the NSSRC’s 40th anniversary.  Warm up with some hot soup and snacks at the chalet after skiing, and then hang around to watch the youth Y-ski kids races and skijouring races in the afternoon.  It will be a special day at a special place, a great way to celebrate the Pincushion ski trails and to support NSSRC.

Sunday, February 17th, 2019:

Pincushion Mountain Trails–two miles north of Grand Marais on the Gunflint Trail (CR 12)

Packet pickup begins at 7:30am through 30 minutes before your first race.

Schedule of Events:

9:00 am   |  30K Classical Ski Race

9:30 am   |  10K Freestyle Ski Race

9:40 am   |  10K Classical Ski Race

2:00 pm   |  .5K Kids’ Classical Race (Beginner)

2:15 pm    |  1.5K Kids’ Classical Race (Intermediate)

2:30 pm   |  3K Kids’ Classical Race (Advanced)

3:00 pm   |  7K Skijoring Single Dog Race–Interval Start

3:10 pm   |  3K Skijoring Single Dog Race–Intverval Start

Register now online: Pincushion Mountain Winter Festival 2019

Visit PincushionTrails.org for more information

NSSRC is a Minnesota member based non-profit corporation incorporated in 1979.  Their mission is to promote outdoor, silent sports for the lifetime enjoyment of all, especially young people.  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. 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.



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North Superior Ski and Run Club


Pincushion Mountain Trails
Pincushion Drive
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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