Nordic Ski Club Of Milwaukee

All Events

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

    • Sunday, September 22, 2019
    • 1:00 PM

    From the 1870s to the 1930s, Oconomowoc was known as the "Newport of the West." The city's lakeshore was ringed with the palatial summer homes of wealthy families from Milwaukee, Chicago and St. Louis. Many of those homes and other buildings survive and are noted in a self-guided walking tour around beautiful Fowler Lake.

    http://www.oconomowochistoricalsociety.org/historic-walking-tour/

    Join other Nordics on Sunday, September 22nd on this scenic walk. A descriptive brochure will be provided, however, none of the buildings or homes are open to the public. The walk around Fowler lake is approximately 2 miles on sidewalks. Afterwards we will dine at the final stop on the tour, Maxim’s Family Restaurant in the historic Oconomowoc Depot. Two trains rumbled by when I dined on a Sunday afternoon this past July.

    Meet downtown at 1:00 pm in the parking lot behind city hall/police station at 174 E. Wisconsin Ave. The city hall tower stands out above downtown.

    Alternatively, plan to carpool from Watertown Plank Park and Ride, US 45 exit 40, leaving at 12:15 pm SHARP. Meet at the bus shelter. 

    https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/travel/road/parknride/mil4060.aspx

    If you plan to carpool, you MUST RSVP to the trip leader by Saturday night, September 21st. Trip leader, Dennis Drake. drakedennis@sbcglobal.net 
    414-481-0967; 414-218-5053 (cell).


    • Thursday, January 02, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, January 05, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Houghton, MI
    Registration is closed

    Start the New Year with your friends or make new ones as you ski or snowshoe your way through the Keweenaw Peninsula with the Nordics.

    We will leave Thursday morning January 2 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 WinMan Trails near Winchester, WI (19 km of trails, chalet, and over 8 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 when eating dinner at the restaurant. Other restaurants are within walking distance.  An optional group dinner will be offered.

    Save $20 if you register by 12/3/19.
    Online registration will open on 10/19/19.

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

    Click this link for the ski trip flyer with more details

    Also please read: 

    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • Monday, January 27, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Minocqua, WI
    Registration is closed

    Join our Minocqua ski trip for some fantastic skiing at Minocqua Winter Park and Nine Mile Forest from Saturday, January 25 thru Monday, January 27. 

    The bus leaves Saturday 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 Sunday and Monday. 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  Best Western Plus Concord Inn with swimming pool, whirlpool, free continental breakfast, bar/lounge, and microwave and refrigerator in each room.  Restaurants are within walking distance. An optional group dinner will be offered.

    Sign up by 12/9/19 to guarantee a spot on this trip as all unfilled rooms must be released by that date.
    Online registration will open on 10/19/19.

    Save $20 if you register by 12/26/19.

    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.

    Click this link for the ski trip flyer with more details

    Also please read: 


    • Friday, February 14, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, February 16, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Ironwood, MI
    Registration is closed

    Enjoy some great skiing at ABR (Active Backwoods Retreats) Trails from Friday, February 14 thru Sunday, February 16. The bus leaves Friday morning at 8 am.

    On Friday, if there is enough snow we will 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. There is a nice chalet with ski rentals. Otherwise we will ski at WinMan Trails near Winchester, WI with over 19 km of trails, chalet, and over 8 km of snowshoe trails.

    We plan to ski both Saturday and Sunday at ABR on 75 km of scenic trails that are family owned and meticulously groomed. There also are 10 km of snowshoe trails. The chalet has a ski shop, and ski and snowshoe rentals. Hot pasty or homemade lunches will likely be available on Saturday. 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 Quality Inn in Ironwood with swimming pool, whirlpool, free continental breakfast, and microwave and refrigerator in each room. Restaurants are within walking distance. An optional Saturday group dinner will be offered.

    Save $20 if you register by 1/15/20.
    Online registration will open on 10/19/19.

    Contact trip leader Sally Heuer at 414-403-7911 or smiles@metrodish.net for more information. 

    Click this link for the ski trip flyer with more details

    Also please read: 

    • Friday, March 06, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, March 08, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Munising, MI
    Registration is closed

    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. 

    Save $20 if you register by 2/5/20.
    Online registration will open on 10/19/19.

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

    Click this link for the ski trip flyer with more details

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