Nordic Ski Club
of Milwaukee
 

Events

Our current 4 month calendar: November thru February, 2017 Calendar of Events

The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee welcomes newcomers and prospective members to any of our events.

To add an event, email details to nordicskiclub.mke@gmail.com.

The Nordic Ski Club will occasionally list events sponsored by other organizations. The Club and these other organizations are separate and distinct. The Club provides information without compensation about other events solely as a service to members or guests who may be interested in such outings. The Club has no control or voice in managing these events.  Members and guests should exercise their own judgment and participate in these events cautiously and at their own risk.

Join us on our 2016-2017 Ski Trips 

Please Read:  Important Facts for Ski Trip Reservations Basic BusTrip Info

Ski Trips Park & Ride Lot Location: The Watertown Plank Park & Ride lot is located two blocks west of I-41 on the northwest corner of Watertown Plank Road and Swan Blvd (the only lighted intersection between I-41 and Hwy 100). Park along the outer edge of the lot on the east or south sides. A Google map from several years ago gives a layout of the Park & Ride lot in the center of the map just to the left of Swan Blvd.

SKI TRIP STATUS as of 2/17/17 (2016-17 Ski Trips)

TRIP DATES

DESTINATION

Openings

Waiting List

Fri., Mar. 3 (8 am) – Sun., Mar. 5
Valley Spur; Munising, MI
17 

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, December 27, 2016
    • Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    • 10 sessions
    • Lapham Peak State Park, W329N846 Waukesha C, Delafield, WI 53018
    Lapham Peak is the premiere location for cross country skiing in Southeast Wisconsin for many reasons, including 5 kilometers of lighted trails, of which 1.2 kilometers are served by snow making. Weeknights at the Peak are alive with activity, with the Peak Nordic Kids on Monday, and adult and high school racing on Wednesday.

    This year, we are once again designating Tuesdays as NSCM Night. The event will be very informal. Just show up when you feel like. Meet your friends in the Evergreen Shelter, head out and stride or skate a couple of loops around the lighted or snow making trails, and then around 8:00, come back to the shelter building to have refreshments with the group.

    Bring something simple to share – your beverage of choice, and an easy snack. No advanced sign-up is required, but if you have questions or suggestions, contact John McCarthy at 414-412-0331, but you should expect to leave a message, because he’ll probably be out at Lapham, skiing.
    • Thursday, February 23, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Jerusalem Pastries and Grills, 4171 S 76th St., Greenfield, WI 53220
    A cold night in mid-winter might be the perfect time for some flavors of the Middle East. On Thursday, February 23, Exploring Cuisines will be dining at Jerusalem Pastries and Grills located at 4171 S 76th St. in Greenfield.

    The restaurant advertises itself as having “authentic Mediterranean flavors”. The shrek and pita breads are homemade and all meat is halal. There are sandwiches like Chicken Shawrma ($6.99) to choose from. With your sandwich you can choose toppings like turnip pickle, hummus or pomegranate molasses. There are also plates like Kafta Kabob ($11.99). And, there is an abundance of sweets and pastries to choose from. How about warbat, described as “a triangle of crispy, hand-rolled dough filled with pistachios, cashews, cream or cheese”?

    We will meet at the restaurant at 6:30. If you would like to come, notify Cindy at (414)336-8695 or cmwiktorek@att.net.
    • Friday, March 03, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, March 05, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • Munising, MI
    Join us for our popular ski trip to Valley Spur near Munising, MI. Valley Spur received 18" of new snow on Feb. 7-8 on top of their deep base, so there will be plenty of snow to ski on during our trip there. Don't delay signing up as remaining openings will fill fast.

    We will leave Friday morning at 8 am and stop to ski at Brown County Reforestation Camp near Green Bay with 30 km of trails -OR- depending on snow conditions, at Valley Spur.

    We plan to ski Saturday and Sunday at Valley Spur Ski Trail with 45 km of trails that are some of the most scenic to be found anywhere. Valley Spur Ski Trail is in the Hiawatha National Forest outside of Munising MI.  Picturesque, 3-km snowshoe trails are also available, and a cozy log cabin. 

    Saturday is the annual optional “Taste and Glide” event (optional, about $10 extra) that benefits Valley Spur. Lots of delicious food and beverages will be at several stops along a beginner trail as well as in the log cabin.

    Accommodations are at the Holiday Inn Express near Munising with sauna, whirlpool, swimming pool, free continental breakfast, and microwave and refrigerator in each room. 

    All ski areas have both skating and striding trails for all skiing abilities.

    Cost Includes:  Motor coach transportation, trail fees, and two nights accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express.  

    Special things to remember include a spaghetti dinner (BYO beer or wine) on Friday evening as well as Saturday's annual Taste & Glide event. This is a popular end-of-the-ski-season event for both skate and classical style skiers. Come experience the well groomed trails in the impressively picturesque Hiawatha National Forest near Munising, MI.

    For questions, please contact trip leader Stan Rosenstiel at 262-694-2206 or mrstanmr@yahoo.com.

    Click this link for more details (trip flyer)

    Also please read: 

    • Friday, March 17, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Greenfield Park Pavilion, 2028 S. 124th Street, Milwaukee WI
    Catch up with friends and celebrate St. Patrick's Day at your NSCM Annual Meeting and Pot Luck. Bring on a bit-o-blarney while telling tales of the recent ski season. Remember to wear your finest Irish attire. The annual meeting will include the election of board members, followed by the announcement of this year’s spring and summer events. Be creative with the GREEN in your dishes and desserts to pass. Please e-mail Carol at tortoiseski@wi.rr.com to tell her what pot-o-green dish or dessert you plan to bring.

    Time: Friday, March 17,2017
    6:30 pm Potluck dinner & socializing;
    8:00 pm Annual meeting, board election, and information on upcoming events;
    9:30 - 11 pm Socializing

    Location:
    Greenfield Park Pavilion
    2028 S. 124th Street

    What is provided: Soda, coffee, dinnerware, and condiments.
    What to bring: A dish to share, photos, stories and laughter.

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