Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ski club to sponsor moonlight ski Saturday, Feb. 19, at Maasto Hiihto

HANCOCK -- The Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club (KNSC) invites skiers to celebrate a full moon and the return of winter with a fire at the triangle in Churning Rapids tonight, Saturday, Feb. 19. That’s the four-way intersection of the trails 4 and 10.

Meet at the Tomasi trail head at 7 p.m. to ski out. Might want to have a head light on in case the moon is behind the clouds.

Groomer Arlyn Aronson says, "Come on out, and bring all your skiing friends too! We’ll be roasting brats and Polish sausage, maybe marshmallows, and telling fabulous skiing stories (all true!). Don’t miss the (probably) last moonlit ski of the season."

This morning Aronson sent an email update to explain that, while the wind we received this week made a real mess of the trails, he and volunteers are clearing them; and the moonlight ski is still scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. tonight.

Ruth Archer, KNSC Board member, adds, "If you have time today, please go to the Maasto Hiihto trails and walk a trail (just boots! the trails are icy hard) to throw the sticks off. Then our groomers can refresh the trails for our skiing pleasure. First up this morning, the Tomasi trail, so it will be ready for this evening's Moonlight Ski."

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