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Barkie Birkie

James Netz / Courtesy American Birkebeiner

The American Birkebeiner team didn’t start out to organize skijoring races, but the popularity of a demonstration a few years ago spurred them to add the Barkie Birkie. more

Recreation

Snowsporting Mom & Son Go Global

Tom Buchkoe

The Waara-Thorley family of Marquette is something of a Lake Superior snow dynasty. Frida Waara and her husband, Ron Thorley, raised their two children surrounded by plenty of Upper Peninsula snow. more

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Copper Peak

Courtesy Copper Peak

Recently I asked Lauren Larsen about how he came to design what was once the tallest – and only – ski-flying facility in the western hemisphere. The story of Michigan's Copper Peak begins in 1968. more

Michigan

Mount Bohemia

Courtesy Mount Bohemia

Near the Keweenaw Peninsula's tip, Mount Bohemia offers skiers and snowboarders ungroomed pitches, cliffs and frozen waterfalls, heaps of dry powder and uncompromising difficulty without the crowds or glitz of big resorts. more

Recreation

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Molly Hoeg

Lake Superior Journal: Loving the Loppet

About a year earlier, my husband and I had read about the Wabos Loppet in a cross-country skiing magazine. Once the idea was planted in our heads, we knew we would do it. more

Feb 28, 2013 8:27 AM Superior Notes

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Mary Carlin Dougherty

The Cookery Maven: Booking It Across the Bay

In Mary Carlin Dougherty's latest dispatch from Wisconsin, she writes about the annual Book Across the Bay race, on frozen Chequamegon Bay. more

Feb 21, 2013 11:25 AM Superior Notes

Lake Superior Journal: The Old Man & the Ski

What would life be like without a hero? I met one of my heroes over a decade ago. At first I watched this unimposing cross-country skier munching on a pasty in Calumet, Michigan, after the Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon. I had to meet him. more

Nov 13, 2011 12:01 AM Superior Notes 3 Comments

Jeannie Thoren

Julia Cheng

For 30 years, Jeannie Thoren's mission has been to get women to have fun on skis. But rather than hand warmers, cocktails or discount lift tickets, her lure has been a screwdriver … and a simple promise to make the ski work better with the woman. more

Recreation

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