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, August 14, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Fox River; Cty JB ~5 miles SE of Burlington on Hwy 83

    Join the Glacier State Paddlers for a fun day trip on the final stretch of the Fox River in Wisconsin before it enters Illinois. Meeting at 9:30 am, the trip will begin at County JB about 5 miles southeast of Burlington on Hwy 83. Take the Burlington State Route 83 bypass south of Burlington and exit on Highway 83 heading south. Go south about 3.3 miles, and turn left (east) on County JB (31st St.). Go a short distance to a small parking lot on the right at the Fox River. We will follow the quiet, meandering Fox River through farmland for 10 miles to Fox River Park near the town of Silver Lake. Please bring a bag lunch, beverage, and gloves to protect your hands.

    Contact GSP trip leader Gary Johncox at 262-332-0432 (text only) or email at thecreekchub@hotmail.com to reserve a spot on the trip and to get additional trip details. Identify yourself as a Nordic Ski Club member.

    The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee (NSCM) continues to practice social distancing and the use of face masks, as recommended by the CDC and Wisconsin authorities.  Know that your participation in any event is at your own risk.  Before attending any NSCM outing or event, please check with the event leader.  Use good judgement and continue to keep us all safe.

    • Wednesday, August 17, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Kiwanis Boat Landing at 2135 N Riverboat Rd

    Enjoy a summer evening with a twilight paddle on the Milwaukee River. Join other Nordics and Glacier State Paddlers members Wednesday evening on August 17 starting at 6:00 pm and ending at dusk, so please bring a flashlight. We’ll paddle the Milwaukee River through downtown Milwaukee.

    Launch site is the Kiwanis Boat Landing at 2135 N Riverboat Rd - on river side of street with street parking. Come 15 minutes before the 6:00 launch to help get canoes and kayaks into the water. Let GSP trip leader Debbie Luetzow know you are attending by calling or texting her at 414-333-0064. Identify yourself as a Nordic Ski Club member.

    The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee (NSCM) continues to practice social distancing and the use of face masks, as recommended by the CDC and Wisconsin authorities.  Know that your participation in any event is at your own risk.  Before attending any NSCM outing or event, please check with the event leader.  Use good judgement and continue to keep us all safe.

    • Thursday, August 18, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • South Shore Milwaukee County Park Pavilion

    Check out the south side of Milwaukee - slowly - by bicycle. The route is a varied mix of Milwaukee’s Oak Leaf Trail, hugging the Lake Michigan shore, eventually, heading inland on quiet South Milwaukee streets to a turn around point in Oak Creek. Highlights include wooded Sheridan, Warnimount and Grant, three of Milwaukee County’s most scenic, south shore parks. The route is an “out and back” affair on primarily flat terrain. Cap off the ride by sharing a tasty lunch with biking buddies at Small Pie, a casual, outdoor restaurant on Bayview’s Oklahoma Avenue.

    Distance length: approximately 32 miles, but can be shortened.

    Ride Start: 9:30 am. Meet at the South Shore Milwaukee County Park Pavilion, top level. Bathrooms available. Please wear a helmet. Ride leader will provide route information/Q-sheets. Please let Jane Stoltz (ride leader) know if you plan to attend: 1jmstoltz@gmail.com.

    The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee (NSCM) continues to practice social distancing and the use of face masks, as recommended by the CDC and Wisconsin authorities.  Know that your participation in any event is at your own risk.  Before attending any NSCM outing or event, please check with the event leader.  Use good judgement and continue to keep us all safe.

    • Saturday, August 20, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Lapham Peak State Park - Homestead Parking Lot

    Join us for a hike followed by a picnic.  We will meet at 9:30AM in the Homestead Parking Lot.  The hike will consist of the trails in that area including the woods, the butterfly garden and prairie.  Come see the park  with blooming plants.  

    After a two hour hike we will meet back near the parking lot at 11:30AM for a bring your own picnic food/drink on picnic tables in the are for some resting socialization.

    There are opportunities for those interested to enjoy additional hiking or other activities after lunch, on your own, at the park.

    State park sticker or daily fee required for cars to enter.

    The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee (NSCM) continues to practice social distancing and the use of face masks, as recommended by the CDC and Wisconsin authorities.  Know that your participation in any event is at your own risk.  Before attending any NSCM outing or event, please check with the event leader.  Use good judgement and continue to keep us all safe.

    • Sunday, August 28, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Matty’s Bar & Grille; 14460 W. College Ave, New Berlin, WI
    Registration is closed

    July 31: Last Day to Register for 50th Anniversary Dinner August 28

    You'll meet people who 50 years ago got cross-country skiing off to a big start in southeastern Wisconsin. You'll learn the impact that the Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee (NSCM) had on skiing, young people, and outdoors-loving adults who met future spouses in the club. Sign up now for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Nordic Ski Club. Registration ends July 31.

    Get set for snow-filled memories, awards, recognitions, mementos, surprises, dinner, cake and a snow-themed cocktail for our club. The outdoor event is Sunday afternoon, August 28, 2022. While anyone can attend, registered club members get $10 off the price for dinner and anniversary cake. The celebration starts right at 2:00 pm with appetizers and a program. Come as dressy or as casual as you like. Our venue is a pleasant, open-air tent at Matty's Bar & Grille on College Avenue a mile east of Moorland Road in New Berlin. We expect at least 80 registrants, including past presidents and veteran club members.

    Dinner includes a choice of three entrees: beef tips and gravy with mashed potatoes, chicken parmesan with penne pasta and red sauce, or baked tilapia with mashed potatoes. Side dishes and appetizers are all vegetarian. Coleslaw and rolls are available for all three entrees. For appetizers there are fresh vegetables with ranch dip, a seasonal fruit plate, and spinach and artichoke dip with tortilla chips.

    You can register online here. If you prefer to pay by check, make it out to NSCM, print this registration form, fill it out and mail with check to Paula Brookmire, 10106 W Keefe Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI 53222.   

    If you register as a couple online, one person is the main registrant and the other is listed as "guest" -- just a quirk of our system. Remember, reservations must be received online July 31 or in the mail (or in person) by August 1. Questions? Email Paula at pbrookmire@gmail.com. 

    The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee (NSCM) continues to practice social distancing and the use of face masks, as recommended by the CDC and Wisconsin authorities.  Know that your participation in any event is at your own risk.  Before attending any NSCM outing or event, please check with the event leader.  Use good judgement and continue to keep us all safe.



    • Friday, September 02, 2022
    • Monday, September 05, 2022
    • Peninsula State Park; Fish Creek, WI

    Make your plans now for our Labor Day camping trip to Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. Only three hours north of Milwaukee, this popular park offers miles of scenic shoreline to explore by boat, a lighthouse, golf course, and trails for hiking and bicycling. Vehicles must have an annual or daily vehicle admission sticker. Throughout all of Door County there are great biking, hiking, kayaking, cultural, dining and shopping opportunities.

    Pack your tent and come for all three nights, or just one or two. The cost is only $12 per member and $13 per non-member. This is the best lodging deal in Door County! The Meadow tent-only group campsite has drinking water and vault toilets but no electricity. Shower facilities are a half-mile away. Bicycling route maps will be available, and there will be an organized ride with various lengths. Nightly campfires are planned - firewood will be provided.

    Mail your check (payable to NSCM) to Dorothy Riesing, W207 S8114 Hillendale Drive, Muskego, WI 53150. Include your email address for the trip-letter email shortly before the trip and the name and phone number of an emergency contact not on the trip. Contact Dorothy at 262-939-4166 or tariesing@yahoo.com for more information.

    A special invitation to non-campers: Come and play for a day or join campers for the traditional Saturday 6:00 pm potluck dinner. Please let Dorothy know you are coming to the potluck - bring your own tableware and a dish to pass.

    The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee (NSCM) continues to practice social distancing and the use of face masks, as recommended by the CDC and Wisconsin authorities.  Know that your participation in any event is at your own risk.  Before attending any NSCM outing or event, please check with the event leader.  Use good judgement and continue to keep us all safe.


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