Nordic Ski Club Of Milwaukee

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Our current 4 month calendar

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.

Upcoming events

    • Friday, September 28, 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Bavarian Bierhaus 700 Lexington Blvd., Glendale, WI

    Wilkommen und Prost!

    Join your Nordic Ski Club friends on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus, 700 Lexington Blvd. Glendale, WI to celebrate Oktoberfest.

    Admission at the door is $10. We have two reserved tables (16 seats) in the covered Oktoberfest pavilion so we can enjoy the festivities regardless of the weather. 

    Join us as we celebrate the oldest and most authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest in the Midwest. It’s modeled after the one held in Munich, Germany. Delicious and authentic food is available: Roast chicken, Rollbraten, Spanferkel, Oktoberfest brats and more. And of course, German beer.

    For those who plan to attend please e-mail or call Cathy Ward to reserve your seat at the table. cward4@att.net or 262 227-4551. We did this event in 2016 and had a great time. For more information go to www.thebavarianbierhaus.com See you there!


    • Saturday, December 29, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Tuesday, January 01, 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • Houghton, MI
    Registration is closed

    Online registration will be enabled on Saturday, Oct. 20.

    Ring in the New Year with your friends, and have a great holiday getaway, as you ski or snowshoe your way through the Keweenaw Peninsula with the Nordics.

    We will leave Friday morning December 29 at 8 am and stop to ski in Wisconsin at Brown County Reforestation Camp near Green Bay (30 km of trails, chalet, and 3 km of snowshoe trails) or Afterglow near Phelps (18 km of trails, chalet, and 13 km of snowshoe trails). We will ski at several different locations in the Keweenaw Peninsula, which is the one place that almost always has snow even in poor snow years!:
    • Swedetown has 30 km of groomed trails , 5 ½ km of snowshoe trails, and a chalet with food for sale.  
    • Michigan Tech University has 35 km of superbly groomed , wide trails with a chalet and small warming hut.
    • Maasto Hiihto has 24 km of scenic, striding-only trails and chalet with homemade food. 
    These ski areas have both skating (except for Maasto Hiihto) and striding trails for all skiing abilities as well as snowshoe trails.

    Cost Includes:  Motor coach transportation, trail fees, and three nights accommodations at the Franklin Square Inn centrally located in downtown Houghton with swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, free 5 options restaurant breakfast, and microwave and refrigerator in each room. Bar/lounge with live music  and a daily free rail drink or domestic bottled beer. Restaurants are within walking distance.  An optional group dinner will be offered.


    Contact trip leader Julie Amundson at 262-567-4531 or jpammo@sbcglobal.net for more information.

    Click this link for more details (trip flyer)

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    Save $20 if you register by 11/29/18.
    • Saturday, January 19, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Monday, January 21, 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • ABR Ski Trail in Ironwood, MI
    Registration is closed

    Online registration will be enabled on Saturday, Oct. 20.

    Join us for a ski trip that we last offered 4 years ago by participating in a trip to the Marquette area.  We will leave Saturday morning at 8 am and stop to ski at Green Bay Reforestation Camp where there are 30 km of trails,  chalet, and 3 km of snowshoe trails.  Skiing for Sunday and Monday will be at several areas in the Marquette area. The Lower Noquemanon Trail has 35 km of ski trails, including 15 km of loops around the Forestville heated shelter, with snowshoeing along the trails.  From Forestville, you can ski west 14 km or east 7 km toward Marquette along the Noquemanon Trail. Blueberry Ridge has 21 km of ski trails and a new heated shelter, with snowshoeing along the trails. 

    Accommodations are at the Ramada Inn in downtown Marquette with sauna, whirlpool, swimming pool,  restaurant, lounge, and microwave and refrigerator in each room. Breakfasts are not included. Additional restaurants are within walking distance.  An optional group dinner will be offered.

    Contact trip leader Paula Brookmire at 414-527-0040 or pbrookmire@gmail.com for more information.

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    Save $20 if you register by 12/20/18.

    • Friday, February 08, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, February 10, 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • Minocqua, WI
    Registration is closed

    Online registration will be enabled on Saturday, Oct. 20.

    Please join us for some fantastic skiing at Minocqua Winter Park and Nine Mile Forest from February 8th to the 10th. 

    The bus leaves Friday morning at 8 am. We will be stopping on the way up to ski at Nine Mile Forest near 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, and 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 90 km of beautifully groomed trails for striding and skating, including both flat and hilly terrain for all skiing abilities as well as 11 km of 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.  


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

    Contact trip leader John McCarthy at 414-412-0331 (Cell) or johnnymac1952@gmail.com for more information. Don’t miss this opportunity for some truly great skiing.

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    Save $20 if you register by 1/9/19.
    • Friday, March 01, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, March 03, 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • Munising, MI
    Registration is closed

    Online registration will be enabled on Saturday, Oct. 20.

    Join us for our popular ski trip to Valley Spur near Munising, MI. 

    We will leave Friday morning at 8 am and will ski at Brown County Reforestation Camp near Green Bay (30 km of ski trails, chalet, and 3 km of snowshoe trails) or 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 “Taste and Glide” event (included in the trip price) 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. 

    For questions, please contact trip leader Paul Keber at 262-547-4827 or pkeber@milwpc.com.

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    Save $20 if you register by 1/30/19.

    • Saturday, March 16, 2019
    • Saturday, March 23, 2019
    • Snow Mountain Ranch (YMCA of the Rockies), Colorado

    Make plans  to join us on a week-long ski trip to Snow Mountain Ranch (YMCA of the Rockies) in Colorado. Ski on over 100 km of ski trails at Snow Mountain Ranch. These trails have both skating and striding trails for all skiing abilities. Miles of snowshoe trails start from the Nordic Center. There are also 40 km of groomed fat tire bike trails. Snowshoes and fat tire bikes are available for rent. 

    We will fly from Milwaukee to Denver, CO and drive to Snow Mountain Ranch via rental car (4 wheel drive vehicle for every 4 skiers). The trip will have seven night's lodging at Snow Mountain Ranch with 2 people per room (rooms contain mini fridge and microwave). 

    Trip flyer and more detailed information will be posted at a later date.


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