Friday, March 04, 2011

Ski, eat at 3rd Annual Glide-N-Gorge Mar. 6

Skiers sample some of the tasty morsels provided by one of the generous sponsors at last year's Glide-N-Gorge fundraiser. (Photo courtesy Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club.)

HANCOCK -- The Third Annual Glide-N-Gorge will take place from noon until 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2011, at the Maasto Hiihto Ski Trails in Hancock. This family ski and eat event, sponsored by the Keweenaw Nordic Ski Club (KNSC) covers 3 and 1/2 miles of skiing, beginning and ending at the chalet at the Houghton County Fair Grounds.

In between, skiers will have three food stops. The first will be near Tomasi Road, where appetizers will be served. After skiing further down the trail into the Swedetown Gorge, skiers will stop for tasty soups and chili before heading back to the chalet, where they will enjoy desserts and live music. The suggested donation for this event is $15 per person, $40 per family, kids 12 and under free with an adult.

View of Swedetown Creek from Maasto Hiihto River Trail (gorge). (Feb. 2011 photo by Keweenaw Now)

Tickets can be purchased from any KNSC board member, Down Wind Sports and Cross Country Sports and should be purchased by TODAY, Friday, March 4, 2011. All ticket prices will increase $10 if purchased Saturday or Sunday, the day of the event. If you can’t stop by those fine businesses, just email any KNSC board member or Tickets support the cost of maintaining the Maasto Hiihto Trails.

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