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.

Join us on our 2022 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.

Online registration begins on Saturday, October 16.
Please note that you must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to participate on any bus ski trip.

SKI TRIP STATUS as of 10/17/21 (2022 Ski Trips)

TRIP DATES

DESTINATION

Openings

Waiting List

Thu., Dec. 30 - Sun., Jan. 2Keweenaw Peninsula MI28  
Fri., Jan. 21 – Sun., Jan. 23Hayward WI33  
Fri., Feb. 11 – Sun., Feb. 13Minocqua Winter Park WI  38  
Fri., Mar. 4 – Sun., Mar. 6 Valley Spur, Munising MI  42


Upcoming events

    • Friday, October 29, 2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • Parking lot off of Highway K just north of Highway Q in Monches

    Come Friday October 29 to hike the Monches segment of the Ice Age Trail. We will meet at 9:45 for a 10:00 am start at the IAT parking lot off of Highway K just north of Highway Q. The total hike distance is 6.2 miles; however the hike is an out and back, so you can choose to turn around at any time.

    Lunch is at Ox and Cats after for those who wish to participate. Trip leader is Lois Gresl. No need to call ahead.

    The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee (NSCM) will continue 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 judgment and continue to keep us all safe.

    • Saturday, October 30, 2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • Scuppernong parking lot, Hwy ZZ in Ottawa, ½ mile east of Hwy 67

    Lions, tigers, and bears, Oh My!! Oh no, just your fellow Nordic comrades hiking on the Scuppernong Trails in the Southern Kettle Moraine. Costumes are optional, but encouraged! Please meet at the Scuppernong parking lot at 10:00 am (located on Hwy ZZ in Ottawa, ½ mile east of Hwy 67). There are 3 main loops from 2-5 miles long, difficulty rating beginner to intermediate. For location and more details regarding the trails, please check out this link Hiking | Wisconsin DNR. If there is enough interest we can go out for lunch at The Cornerstone Restaurant in Genesee Depot. For a peek at their menu and location please check out their website cornerstonegeneseedepot.com.

    Any questions, please call Julie at 262-468-8223.

    The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee (NSCM) will continue 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 judgment and continue to keep us all safe.

    • Thursday, December 30, 2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, January 02, 2022
    • 9:00 PM
    • Houghton, MI
    Register

    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 December 30 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 (20 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 Quality Inn & Suites in downtown Houghton with swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, free continental breakfast, and microwave and refrigerator in each room. Restaurants are within walking distance.  An optional group dinner will be offered.

    Save $20 if you register by 11/30/21. 
    You must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to participate on this trip.

    Contact trip leader Julie Amundson at 262-468-8223 or jpammo@sbcglobal.net for more information.

    Click this link for the ski trip flyer with more details

    Also please read: 

    • Friday, January 21, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, January 23, 2022
    • 9:00 PM
    • Hayward, WI
    Register

    Join our Hayward ski trip for some fantastic skiing on the Birkie Trail, Mukwonago Trail, and Tower Ridge ski trails from Friday, January 21 thru Sunday, January 23. 

    The bus leaves Friday morning at 8 am. We will likely be stopping on the way up to ski at Tower Ridge near Eau Claire with 17 km of ski trails groomed for striding and skating and suitable for all abilities. Tower Ridge also has 3 km of snowshoe trails and a nice chalet with indoor restrooms.

    We will ski the American Birkebeiner ski trails on Saturday with over 100 km of beautifully groomed ski trails including additional loops at the Hwy OO Trailhead. There is a large ski chalet with indoor bathrooms. There are additional trailside warming cabins along the Birkie trail. Snowshoe trails at OO are in the woods near the ski trails. Another area we might ski on Sunday is the Mukwonago ski trails with 20 km of beginner and intermediate trails for all skiing abilities.   


    Cost Includes:  Motor coach transportation, trail fees, and two nights accommodations at the Flat Creek Lodge in Hayward with swimming pool, whirlpool, free continental breakfast, Flat Creek Restaurant & Saloon, and microwave and refrigerator in each room. An optional group dinner will be offered.

    Save $20 if you register by 12/22/21. 
    You must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to participate on this trip.


    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 11, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, February 13, 2022
    • 9:00 PM
    • Minocqua, WI
    Register

    Join our Minocqua ski trip for some fantastic skiing at Minocqua Winter Park and Nine Mile Forest from Friday, February 11 thru Sunday, February 13. 

    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 11 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 86 km of beautifully groomed trails for striding and skating, including both flat and hilly terrain for all skiing abilities as well as 16 km of snowshoe trails. It has a large ski lodge with a café that serves a variety of excellent food, beer, and homemade soups, 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.

    Save $20 if you register by 1/12/22. 
    You must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to participate on this trip.

    Sign up by 1/19/22 to guarantee a spot on this trip as all unfilled rooms must be released after that date.

    Contact trip leader Alan Siegl at 262-744-4929 (Cell) or acesiegl@yahoo.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, March 04, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, March 06, 2022
    • 9:00 PM
    • Munising, MI
    Register

    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.  An optional group dinner will be offered.

    Special thing to remember is 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 2/2/22.
    You must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to participate on this trip.

    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

    Also please read: 


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