Nordic Ski Club Of Milwaukee

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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 2018-2019 Ski Trips 

Please Read:  Important Facts for Ski Trip Reservations | Basic Bus Trip Info

Ski Trips Park & Ride Lot Location: The Watertown Plank Park & Ride lot is located at 10600 W Watertown Plank Rd, midway between Hwy 45 and Hwy 100, just north of Watertown Plank Road. From Watertown Plank Road, turn north on Swan Blvd (the only stoplights between Hwy 45 and Hwy 100). Get into left lane and go one block. Turn left on Underwood Parkway. Take the first left into the lot. Park along the outer edge of the lot on the east side in the overnight parking spots, or on the south side.  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 2/19/19 (2018-19 Ski Trips)




Waiting List

Fri., Mar. 1 (8 am) – Sun., Mar. 3
Valley Spur; Munising, MI
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Sat., Mar. 16 – Sat., Mar. 23Snow Mountain Ranch, CO 

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, January 08, 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    • Lapham Peak Unit, Kettle Moraine State Forest; W329 N846 Cty C, Delafield, WI

    Lapham Peak is the No. 1 location for cross country skiing in Southeast Wisconsin for many reasons, including 5 kilometers of lighted trails, of which 2.1 kilometers are served by snowmaking. 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 beginning January 8th. 

    The event is very informal. Show up when you feel like, or set a time to meet your friends in the Evergreen Shelter or on the trail. Stride or skate a couple of loops around the lighted or snowmaking trails, and then around 8:00, come back to the Evergreen 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, or call 414-412-0331 - but you should expect to leave a message, because he’ll probably be out at Lapham, skiing.


    • Sunday, February 24, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Annunciation Greek Church; 9440 W. Congress St., Wauwatosa

    Exploring Cuisines is planning a great midwinter break; we’re going to A Taste of Greece. The date is Sunday, February 24 and the place is Annunciation Greek Church located at 9440 W. Congress St. in Wauwatosa.

    You will have a chance to sample Greek food like spit roasted chicken and lamb, gyros, pastichio (a sort of Greek lasagna), Greek salad, saganaki (flaming cheese) and homemade Greek pastries. Greek music and dancing are also part of the fun. Tours of the famous Frank Lloyd Wright designed church are available in the afternoon. This is a great opportunity to see and hear about this unique church.

    Admission is free and there is ample parking. Meet to eat at 1:00. Afterwards, take a tour or enjoy the ambience. Call Cindy at (414) 336-8695 if you plan on coming so we can save space at a table.

    • Friday, March 01, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, March 03, 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • Munising, MI

    Join us for our popular ski trip to Valley Spur near Munising, MI.  Save $20 if you register by 1/30/19.

    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

    Click this link for more details (trip flyer)

    Also please read: 

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

    ** This trip is a go, but you need to contact Stan Rosenstiel if you are interested in joining the trip. There is no guarantee that you will be able to join the group at this time. **

    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. Optional skiing at nearby Nordic ski centers include Devil’s Thumb Ranch with 80 km of ski trails and Grand Lake Touring Center with 35 km of ski trails (trail fees not included in trip cost). 
    Note that Snow Mountain Ranch is at 9000 feet of elevation.    

    We will fly nonstop from Milwaukee to Denver, CO on Southwest Airlines and drive to Snow Mountain Ranch via rental car (midsize SUV for every 3 to 4 skiers). The trip will have seven night's lodging at Indian Peaks Lodge with 2 people per room (rooms contain mini fridge and microwave). The lodge has a public lounge area with TV, games and books. All breakfasts at the nearby Commons Dining are included.

    For questions, please contact trip leader Stan Rosenstiel at 262-694-2206 or

    Click this link for more details (trip flyer)

    Also please read: Important Facts For Ski Trip Reservations

      • Saturday, March 16, 2019
      • 6:00 PM
      • Greenfield Park Pavilion, 2028 S. 124th St., West Allis

      It's time for your muscles to go back to school. Presentations on March 15 at 8 p.m., after the Nordic Ski Club's annual meeting, will show two techniques for re-educating muscles for greater strength and stability. "Walk Like You Ski" will be the focus of Paula Brookmire, a Wauwatosa massage therapist. She'll have you "glide walking" based on posture expert Esther Gokhale's method to re-train your glutes. Then Ed Schuster, an occupational therapist, will demonstrate ways to use the oov, a rubbery, spine-like device. By creating initial instability, the oov helps retrain your brain to strengthen and stabilize core muscles. Instead of using too many muscles for one task, you can learn to isolate and strengthen specific muscles that are just right for the job.

      This Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee get-together starts with a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Renee Couture will coordinate the potluck; please email her by March 13 at to let her know what potluck item you will bring to share (guests and non-members pay $5).
      At 7:20 p.m. we have the 48th annual meeting, a prize drawing for volunteers and previews of coming events.

      We’re looking for one or two new board of directors members. The board meets 11 times a year, on the second Monday of the month, and meetings are fairly short. Please contact president Carol Doebler ( if you’re interested in this simple way to help direct and support the club.

      Date: Friday, March 15, 2019                                         
      Where: Greenfield Park Pavilion, 2028 S. 124th St., West Allis

      6 p.m.: Room setup, socializing
      6:30-7:20 p.m.: Pot o’ Luck dinner
      7:20 p.m.: Annual meeting, board election, coming events
      8 p.m.: Two speakers on re-educating muscles
      9:30-10 p.m.: Socializing
      What’s provided: Soda, dinnerware, condiments
      What to bring: A dish to share, photos, stories, laughter

      • Saturday, March 23, 2019
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Pike Lake State Park; 3544 Kettle Moraine Road, Hartford

      Join fellow Nordics and Ice Age Trail Alliance members at Pike Lake State Park for a fun night of hiking in the dark beginning at 6:00 pm under an almost full moon and then a warm bonfire afterwards. This hike has some hills and rocky terrain.  Hiking poles, hiking boots and water are recommended. Part of this hike will take place after dark, so bring a headlamp or flashlight. The hike will be about a 4-mile loop.

      After the hike we will have a bonfire at the amphitheater which is near the parking area and the entrance to the park on the North side. If you would like to stay for the fire bring a camping chair, beverages and snacks if desired.

      Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed and under the owner's control at all times whenever using the Ice Age Trail. A Wisconsin state park sticker is required and there are restrooms at the starting location. Contact Becky at 414-294-9619 or with any questions.

      Directions: Pike Lake (3544 Kettle Moraine Road, Hartford) is on State Highway 60 between Hartford and Slinger, Wisconsin. It is about 25 miles north of Milwaukee. The forest entrance is about three miles west of US Highway 41 and seven miles west of US Highway 45. Watch for the yellow and black Ice Age Trail Event signs to guide you to the starting point.  Meet in the parking area by the beach area off Kettle Moraine Rd (the first right heading south from Hwy 60. See a map of the park.

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