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 1/19/17 (2016-17 Ski Trips)

TRIP DATES

DESTINATION

Openings

Waiting List

Fri., Jan. 20 (8 am) – Sun., Jan. 22ABR Trails; Ironwood, MI 3 
Fri., Feb. 10 (8 am) – Sun., Feb. 12Minocqua Winter Park; WI 20 
Fri., Mar. 3 (8 am) – Sun., Mar. 5
Valley Spur; Munising, MI
28 

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, lessons by Wheel and Sprocket on Tuesday, and adult and high school racing on Wednesday.

    This year, we are once again designating Tuesdays as NSCM Night. Official start date is December 27th, but check your NSCM calendar for actual dates. The event will be very informal. You could participate in the free lessons, starting at 7:00, or 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.
    • Friday, January 20, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, January 22, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • ABR Ski Trail in Ironwood, MI
    Registration is closed
    For current trip openings, contact trip leader Greg Wyder at 414-477-9016 or wyder@sbcglobal.net.

    Enjoy some great skiing at ABR (Active Backwoods Retreats) Trails) from January 20th to the 22nd. The bus leaves Friday morning at 8 am.


    On Friday, we will likely 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.

    We plan to ski both Saturday and Sunday at ABR on 73 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. 

    Both Nine Mile Forest and ABR Trails have extensive networks of designated snowshoe trails.

    Cost Includes:  Motor coach transportation, trail fees, and two nights accommodations at the Americinn in Ironwood 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 Greg Wyder at 414-477-9016 or wyder@sbcglobal.net for more information.

    Click this link for more details (trip flyer)

    Also please read: 

    • Sunday, January 29, 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • Nordic Trails, N9084 County Road H, La Grange WI ‎
    Dave Harrison, the second president of the Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee, designed the Nordic Trail, a cross-country ski trail named after our club. Located in the forested, rolling hills of the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, the Nordic Trail caters to a variety of skill levels. 

    Meet other club members at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29. In the heated lodge, you can find people to ski with and discuss trail conditions. Bring your camera as the pine trees and scenery are lovely. This well-marked system of cross-country ski trails has been refined since Dave first created it. 

    The trail system is an hour’s drive from Milwaukee. The nearby store at LaGrange is worth a stop for homemade food, supplies and “quaintness.” It usually rents skis.

    If the snow is better at another location, we will go there; if no snow, we’ll hike but possibly at another place.

    Please call Paula Brookmire at (414) 527-0040 Saturday evening or between 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday to confirm the ski or hike location. Also, let her know if you are coming and if you want to carpool (11:50 a.m.) or meet us there at 1 p.m.

    Notes: A Wisconsin state park sticker for the car and a state trail pass for each skier are required.
    • Friday, February 10, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, February 12, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • Minocqua, WI
    Please join us for some fantastic skiing at Minocqua Winter Park and Nine Mile Forest from February 10th to the 12th. 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. 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. 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.  

    Both Nine Mile Forest and Minocqua Winter Park have extensive networks of designated snowshoe trails.

    Accommodations are at the AmericInn in Minocqua with swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, free continental breakfast, and microwave and refrigerator in each room. A group dinner option will be available for Saturday night.

    Contact trip leader John McCarthy at 414-412-0331 (Cell) or john.mccarthy@graef-usa.com 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 AmericInn.  Restaurants are within walking distance.

    Click this link for more details (trip flyer)

    Also please read: 

    • 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.

    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)

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