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New Terrain Park opens this weekend at Hiawatha

New Terrain Park located in Kinsmen Park where skiers can easily access it from the Kinsmen Loop
Photo provided by Hiawatha Highlands

With several years in the making, Hiawatha Highlands is excited to announce that their Cross-Country Ski Terrain Park will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m.

“The Terrain Park is a new feature where sculpted berms of sand are made into bumps and hills, making for a fun area to play on for skiers and fat (snow)bikers It’s great for agility and fun for all ages," said Joanna MacDougall, president of Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club.

The sand was generously donated by the Kinsmen Club of Sault Ste. Marie, with over 2,500 yards or 100 truck loads. The new Terrain Park is located in the Kinsmen Park where skiers will be able to easily access it from the 2 km Kinsmen Loop.

On Saturday, Dec. 15, the Jackrabbit program participants will be there checking out the terrain park on the first day of their season. The youth, 12 and under, will have a chance to enjoy it while trying out their skills on the winter playground.

The terrain park is open to all trail pass holders. During the off season, mountain bikers will have fun climbing over all of the hills of different sizes.

Hiawatha Highlands (Winter) is a division of Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club. For over 60 years and with over 50 kms of groomed trail systems it is Ontario’s premier destination for Nordic skiing (classic and skate ski), snow shoeing and fat biking and now ski terrain park.

There are trails suitable for the beginner, intermediate and expert skier. Hiawatha Highlands is located within the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. and is known as the jewel of the Sault.