Grab Your Cross-Country Skis

     Looking for something to do this weekend?  Then come on up to the Gunflint Trail for the Volks Ski, we’d love to see you up here.

Volks Ski Fest     January 23 – 31, 2010

Events on the Gunflint Trail


Unless otherwise noted, activities are free. However, where indicated please register for the activities due to limited capacities. For more information contact Maggie at 218-663-8058.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Volks Ski 400 Kick Off Ski Day
Register yourself or a team in advance and choose a segment of our 400 km of trails to ski. Our goal is to have skiers on every kilometer of trail on that day! This is not a race or competition, just a day to kick off Volks Ski Fest and raise money for Pancreatic Cancer. A $10 registration fee includes a colorful T-shirt. We encourage skiers to time their treks, we will post times that day at trail lodges and on website. Donations will be accepted for Pancreatic Cancer Research at trail check-in areas and a Volks Ski 400 pin is your gift for your donation. Dress in purple to show your support!



Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Guided Snowshoe Hike, 1 pm
Meet in Bearskin Lodge at 1 pm. Must have own equipment and transportation to Lodge.



Thursday, January 28, 2010

Guided Back Country Ski Tour, 1 pm
Meet in Bearskin Lodge at 1 pm for an exclusive adventure! You’ll head out with a guide into the winter wilderness of the Superior National Forest.



Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides, 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Experience an old-fashioned sleigh ride through the woods at the Okontoe Family Homestead 22 miles up the Gunflint Trail, ending with hot chocolate around a bonfire. Rides are available FREE to guests of all Cook County lodging establishments.

Call 218-663-7804 for rates and reservations!


Friday, January 29, 2010

Waxing Clinic, 1 pm, Bearskin Lodge
Learn the best ways to apply wax for a more enjoyable ride!

Meet in Bearskin Lodge at 1 pm



Saturday, January 30, 2010

Skijoring Clinic, 9 am-12:00 noon

Meet at George Washington Pines Trailhead 7 miles up the Gunflint Trail.

Must have own transportation to trail head. Limited to 12 participants
Human participants only, trained dogs will be provided for this how-to clinic!


Book Signing by Andrew Slade

Author of Skiing the North Shore

Lake Superior Trading Post, 1 pm-3 pm, Grand Marais
Skiing the North Shore is the skier’s ultimate guidebook.


Every Night!

Lit Night Trail Skiing

Every evening after dusk ski the lit trails at:

-Pincushion (1.5 k loop is lit, and warming house is open, until 9 pm)

-Bearskin Lodge (1.5 k lit until 1 am)

-Golden Eagle (1 k loop)