Nordic Ski Club
of Milwaukee
 

Events

Our current 4 month calendar: November, 2014 thru February, 2015 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 2014-2015 Ski Trips:

SKI TRIP STATUS as of 11/06/14 (2014-15 ski Trips)

TRIP DATES

DESTINATION

Openings

Waiting List

Fri., Dec. 12 (6 pm) – Sun., Dec. 14  ABR Trails; Ironwood, MI  38 
Thur., Jan. 1 (8 am) - Sun., Jan. 4  Keweenaw Peninsula, MI  14 
Fri., Jan. 23 (8 am) - Sun., Jan. 25  Minocqua Winter Park  25 
Fri., Feb. 13 (8 am) - Sun., Feb 15  Marquette, MI  36 
Fri., Mar. 6 (8 am) – Sun., Mar. 8
Valley Spur; Munising, MI
31  0

Upcoming events

    • Friday, November 21, 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • Maximized Living Health Center - 5305 S 108th St, Hales Corners

    IMPORTANT - NEW LOCATION

    Geez, I guess I'm not 20 anymore!

    Join us for the November Member meeting at
    Maximized Living Health Center -
    5305 S 108th St, Hales Corners
    and learn about tips and techniques to help us continue to run and play like we were still 20! But with respect to our no longer 20-year old bodies.

    The human body is designed to kick into high gear to naturally heal and fight infections when sick, injured or in pain. The 5 Essentials of Maximized Living invigorate your body, allowing it to cooperate with its natural healing and recuperative powers so you can stay well.  Maximized Living is about fighting for your health, so you don’t have to fight against pain.

    Our presenter, Dr. Matt Frahm has more than ten years of experience in healthcare and is currently the head doctor and owner of the Maximized Living Health Center in Brookfield:
    http://docfrahm.com

    Maximized Living Health Center -
    5305 S 108th St, Hales Corners
    In the strip mall just south of Edgerton on HWY 100, on west side of road near Xperience Fitness.

    Link to Map

    • Sunday, November 23, 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • Powder Hill Road parking lot, 1 mile south of Highway 60, Slinger, WI
    Come check out the late fall views of the forest unit and surrounding countryside in the “no hunting” safety of Pike Lake. We will hike 4.6 miles roundtrip as we explore the various trails that loop throughout the forest unit. Options are available for shorter or longer walks as well. From the DNR's parking lot on Powder Hill Road, we will hike down to the beach picnic area then back to the parking lot with a side trip up to the top of the Powder Hill lookout tower. This hike is rated "moderate" due to hills and its distance. Be sure to wear hiking boots and bring along water and a camera if you have one!

    Most of the Ice Age Trail in the Kettle Moraine State Forest's Pike Lake Unit follows the edge of a glacial ridge through heavily forested maple and beach woods. Be sure to check out the Powder Hill spur trail that climbs 0.2 miles to the top of 1,350-foot Powder Hill, one of the larger kames in the area. A lookout tower on top offers spectacular 360-degree views. Pike Lake is a spring-fed kettle with a very popular sandy beach swimming area. The 446-acre Pike Lake Unit offers water, restrooms, picnic areas, camping, and numerous hiking, nature, bike and cross-country ski trails. (source: IATA Companion Guide)

    Meet at the Powder Hill Road parking lot on the east side of Powder Hill Road about 1 mile south of Hwy60 and just north of the campground. The Hwy 60 / Powder Hill Road junction is about 1/2 mile east of the park’s main entrance off of Hwy 60 and about 3 miles west of Hwy 41 (Exit 64 for Slinger). Watch for the yellow and black Ice Age Trail Event signs. A Wisconsin state park sticker is required. Contact Craig with questions at 262-370-3322 or craigsan@wi.rr.com or contact hike leader Joe at 262-689-2766 or jha3@charter.net.
    • Saturday, December 06, 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • Meyer’s Restaurant and Bar, 4260 S. 76th Street, Greenfield WI

    The popular Nordic Ski Club Holiday Party is Saturday, Dec. 6 at Meyer’s Restaurant and Bar in Greenfield. Meyer’s address is 4260 S. 76th Street but it’s really two blocks east. Go east from 76th Street on Cold Spring Rd.; Meyer’s is at the northwest corner of Cold Spring and W. Forest Home Ave.  Socializing and cash bar begins at 6pm, dinner is at 7pm.  There is a choice of four entrees; prime rib, stuffed salmon, Tuscan chicken and vegetarian stir fry.

    See the Holiday Party flyer for all of the details.

    There is a $10 discount for new members who have joined since Dec. 1, 2013 and have not been members previously. The reservation deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 26. For questions contact Dave Herrewig 414-358-0098.

    • Friday, December 12, 2014
    • 6:00 PM
    • Sunday, December 14, 2014
    • 9:00 PM
    • ABR Ski Trail in Ironwood, MI
    Start the winter ski season with some great skiing at ABR (Active Backwoods Retreats) Trails. The bus leaves Friday evening at 6 pm. We plan to ski both Saturday and Sunday at ABR on 69 km of scenic trails that are family owned and meticulously groomed. There also are 10 km of snowshoe trails. Accommodations are at the Americinn in Ironwood, MI with swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, and free continental breakfast. The chalet has snacks for sale, a ski shop, and ski and snowshoe rentals.  Hot pasty or homemade lunches will likely be available.  ABR Trails has both skating and striding trails for all skiing abilities. 

    Cost Includes:  Motor coach transportation, trail fees, and two nights accommodations at the Americinn in Ironwood with swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, and free continental breakfast.  Restaurants are within walking distance.  An optional Saturday group dinner will be offered.

    Contact trip leader Greg Wyder at 414-477-9016 for more information.

    Click this link for more details (trip flyer)

    Also please read: 

    • Tuesday, December 30, 2014
    • 7:30 PM
    • Lapham Peak, County Hwy C, Delafield, WI
    • Thursday, January 01, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, January 04, 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • Houghton, MI
    Enjoy great skiing in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Upper Michigan.  We will leave Thursday morning January 1 at 8 am and stop to ski at Brown County Reforestation Camp (30 km) near Green Bay or Afterglow (18 km) near Phelps. We will ski at several different locations in the Keweenaw Peninsula:
    These ski areas have both skating and striding trails for all skiing abilities as well as snowshoe trails except for Maasto Hiihto.

    Cost Includes:  Motor coach transportation, trail fees, and two nights accommodations at the Super 8 Motel in Houghton with swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, and free continental breakfast.  Restaurants are within walking distance.  At least one optional group dinner will be offered.

    Contact trip leader Harriet Pfersch at 414-453-6872 for more information.

    Click this link for more details (trip flyer)

    Also please read: 

    • Tuesday, January 06, 2015
    • 7:30 PM
    • Lapham Peak, County Hwy C, Delafield, WI
    • Saturday, January 10, 2015
    • tbd
    • Sunday, January 11, 2015
    • Lapham Peak, Hwy C, Delafield, WI
    • Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    • 7:30 PM
    • Lapham Peak, County Hwy C, Delafield, WI
    • Sunday, January 18, 2015
    • tbd
    • Tuesday, January 20, 2015
    • 7:30 PM
    • Lapham Peak, County Hwy C, Delafield, WI
    • Friday, January 23, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, January 25, 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • Minocqua, WI
    Please join us for some fantastic skiing at Minocqua Winter Park and Nine Mile Forest from January 23rd to the 25th. The bus leaves Friday morning at 8 am. We will be stopping on the way up to ski at Nine Mile Forest in Wausau. Nine Mile Forest, which is the home of the Badger State Winter Games, has about 30 km of trails, groomed for striding and skating, and suitable for all abilities. It also has 6 km of snowshoe trails. There is a nice chalet with ski rentals.

    We will ski at Minocqua Winter Park on Saturday and Sunday. Minocqua Winter Park has 75 km of beautifully groomed trails for striding and skating, including both flat and hilly terrain for all skiing abilities. It also has 11 km of designated snowshoe trails. It has a large ski lodge with a café that serves a variety of excellent food; and has a well-stocked ski shop where ski and snowshoe rentals are available. 

    Accommodations are at the Best Western Plus Concord Inn in Minocqua with swimming pool, whirlpool, bar/lounge, and free continental breakfast. A group dinner option will be available for Saturday night. Contact trip leader John McCarthy at 414-412-0331 (Cell) for more information. Don’t miss this opportunity for some truly great skiing.

    Cost Includes:  Motor coach transportation, trail fees, and two nights accommodations at the Best Western Concord Inn.  Restaurants are within walking distance.

    Click this link for more details (trip flyer)

    Also please read: 

    • Tuesday, January 27, 2015
    • 7:30 PM
    • Lapham Peak, County Hwy C, Delafield, WI
    • Saturday, January 31, 2015
    • Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha, WI
    • Sunday, February 01, 2015
    • tbd
    • Tuesday, February 03, 2015
    • 7:30 PM
    • Lapham Peak, County Hwy C, Delafield, WI
    • Sunday, February 08, 2015
    • tbd
    • Tuesday, February 10, 2015
    • 7:30 PM
    • Lapham Peak, County Hwy C, Delafield, WI
    • Friday, February 13, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, February 15, 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • Marquette, MI

     
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    On Friday, we will ski at Brown County Reforestation Camp near Green Bay (30 km of trails, spacious chalet) or Valley Spur near Munising (45 km of trails, heated log cabin, and 3 km of snowshoe trails).

    Saturday and Sunday skiing will be at several locations in the Marquette area. The Lower Noquemanon Trail has 35 km of groomed trails including 15 km of loops around the Forestville heated shelter. From Forestville, you can ski west 14 km or east 7 km toward Marquette along the Noquemanon Trail. Possible other ski areas are Blueberry Ridge (21 km), Saux Head (12 km), and Big Bay (15 km). All ski areas except Big Bay have both skating and striding trails for all skiing abilities.

    Accommodations are at the Ramada Inn in downtown Marquette with swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, restaurant, and lounge. Additional restaurants are within walking distance. Optional breakfasts and Saturday group dinner will be offered. Contact trip leader Stan Rosenstiel at 262-694-2206 or at mrstanmr@yahoo.com for more information.

    Cost Includes:  Motor coach transportation, trail fees, and two nights accommodations at the Ramada Inn.  Restaurants are within walking distance.

    Click this link for more details (trip flyer)

    Also please read: 

    • Tuesday, February 17, 2015
    • 7:30 PM
    • Lapham Peak, County Hwy C, Delafield, WI
    • Friday, February 20, 2015
    • tbd
    • Saturday, February 21, 2015
    • Cable, WI
    • Tuesday, February 24, 2015
    • 7:30 PM
    • Lapham Peak, County Hwy C, Delafield, WI
    • Saturday, February 28, 2015
    • tbd
    • Tuesday, March 03, 2015
    • 7:30 PM
    • Lapham Peak, County Hwy C, Delafield, WI
    • Friday, March 06, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, March 08, 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • Munising, MI
    Join us for our popular ski trip to Valley Spur near Munising, MI.

    We will leave Friday morning at 8 am and stop to ski at Brown County Reforestation Camp near Green Bay (30 km of trails and chalet) or at Valley Spur depending on snow conditions.

    We plan to ski Saturday and Sunday at Valley Spur Ski Trail with 45 km of picturesque ski trails, 3 km of snowshoe trails, and cozy log cabin. It is located in the Hiawatha National Forest outside of Munising MI.

    Saturday is the annual optional “Taste and Glide” event
    (optional, about $10 extra) that benefits Valley Spur. Lots of delicious food, such as chocolate-covered strawberries, will be at several stops along a beginner trail as well as in the log cabin. On Sunday, there may be an option to ski at the very scenic McKeever Hills with 12 km of striding-only trails.

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


    All ski areas have both skating and striding trails for all skiing abilities, except McKeever Hills.

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

    For questions, please email trip leader Jane Stoltz, 1jmstoltz@gmail.com

    Click this link for more details (trip flyer)

    Also please read: 

    • Friday, April 17, 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Greenfield Park Pavilion, 2028 S. 124th Street, West Allis, WI
    Can you donate your services for handyman work or waxing a pair of skis? Do you bake a great pie or tasty cookies? Know any businesses that would donate a gift card or outdoor item? We’ve got a great start in collecting a great variety of items to tempt you but we could still use much more.

    You'll be able to bid on items such as: professional carpet cleaning, ski waxing, art work, ski waxing bench, massage therapy, house plants and lots of great things to eat. Remember all of the monies raised will benefit the outdoor organizations we all enjoy.



    Date: Friday, April 17

    6:00 pm  Eats & Socializing; Soda, snacks, and Sub sandwiches
    7:00pm Auction

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