Thursday, January 27, 2011

Some Michigan Tech ski trails closed for races Jan. 28-30

HOUGHTON -- Michigan Tech and the Friends of Michigan Tech Skiing will host the USSA Michigan Tech SuperTour, presented by Portage Health, this Friday through Sunday, Jan. 28-30. This means that some of the Tech trails, along with the main trailhead, will be closed during the races.

The SuperTour is a series of races held around the country that attract some of the best skiers in the U.S., include a collegiate competition and serve as a Junior Olympics qualifier. High school, middle school and youth races will also take place. All in all, more than 300 skiers are expected.

The main trailhead and the trails used for the races will close Thursday night, Jan. 27, and remain closed through the end of the races on Sunday afternoon.

All of the loops that intersect with the Core Loop will be closed: Pine, Oak, Birch, Portage, Hairpin, Hemlock, Skidder, Balsam, Maple, Linden, Peepsock and Cemetery.

The following trails will be open: the Nara trailhead, the Nara, the lower trails -- those east of Skidder -- the softball field access, the Isle Royale and Superior Loops, and the Pilgrim.

See details at supertour.mtu.edu.

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