Trail Stats

Total Distance
Climbing
Descending
Elevation
Elevation Change
Min/Max
1643 ft
2242 ft
- 3088 ft
1144 ft
- 846 ft
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Course Information

Full and Half Noque (Classic and Freestyle)

Due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic the start and finish of the 23rd annual Full and Half Noque courses have been moved to the Noquemanon Trail Network Forestville Trailhead.  These two events will start and finish at the same location – no point-to-point course will be offered this year.  The Full Noque will be approximately 42K in length and the Half Noque will be approximately 22K in length (lengths subject to change).  Courses will utilize the Forestville ski trail system and, depending on snow conditions, may extend west of CR 510 into the Grainte Point section of the traditional Full Noque course.

The Forestville ski trail system offers 50K of season-long groomed trails for both skate and classic technique. Trails include a range of terrain and difficulty in a completely wilderness setting – the Full and Half Noque courses will offer plenty of long climbs, fun descents, twists and turns, and a few flat spots (but not many!).  Participants will experience the incredible beauty of the Upper Peninsula wilderness by ski – no buildings in sight!

New in 2021 is a Freestyle specific day (Friday January 22nd), a Classic specific day (Saturday January 23rd), and a mixed day with both Freestyle and Classic events offered (Sunday January 24th).

Noque 12K (Classic and Freestyle)

The start and finish of the Noque 12K has been moved to the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming – home of the national ski hall of fame and the traditional start area of the Full Noque.  12K skiers will enjoy trails that are part of an FIS sanctioned race course and enjoy beautiful views of granite cliffs in the distance and well as nearby Deer Lake and Teal Lake.  12K skiers will have the course all to themselves this year – no full or half marathon skiers will be passing from behind!  Expect some good sized gradual climbs, manageable descents, and a course that novice and expert skiers alike will enjoy.

Junior Noque (5K/3K/1K – Classic only in 2021)

The start and finish of the Junior Noque has been moved to the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming – home of the national ski hall of fame and the traditional start area of the Full Noque.  5K Junior Noque skiers will enjoy trails that are ready to be raced full-tilt by competitive youth skiers and provide that next challenge for those youth simply ready for more distance.  The venue at Al Quaal, along with a new start on Saturday provides great possibilities for the continued growth of the Junior Noque at all distances.  Families of 3K and 1K skiers will especially enjoy the availability of parking, the ability to see their skiers at many points of the event, and several course options.

10K/5K Snowshoe

The start and finish of both the 10K and 5K snowshoe events have been moved to the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming – home of the national ski hall of fame and the traditional start area of the Full Noque.  Snowshoe runners will enjoy varied terrain on wide trails that should take in the beautiful views of nearby Deer Lake and Teal Lake.  Don’t rule out a little singletrack either…you never know!

Skijour (1 dog/2 dog)

The start and finish of both the 10K and 5K snowshoe events have been moved to the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming – home of the national ski hall of fame and the traditional start area of the Full Noque.  Skijour racers will enjoy a dog friendly course put together with the assistance of the Animoosh Skijour Club.

 
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