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

    • Saturday, May 15, 2021
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • Picnic Area 1 of Nashotah Park in Waukesha County

    Join your fellow Nordics for a hike at Nashotah Park in Waukesha County on Saturday, May 15th at 9:00 am. Let’s plan on meeting in the parking lot by Picnic Area 1. We will hike the ski trails as they are plenty wide for social distancing. We can discuss how many miles we’d like to do once we gather, but most likely will plan on the 3-5 mile range. You will need either a daily park sticker ($6 per car) or a Waukesha County annual sticker. If you have any questions, please call Chris Pantazon at 414-852-4155.

    Please note that If rain is expected the hike may be cancelled. Directions to the park can be found at: https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/nashotah/

    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 judgment and continue to keep us all safe.


    • Sunday, May 16, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • Lime Kiln Park just south of Grafton

    Join the Glacier State Paddlers for a fun day canoeing on the Milwaukee River from Grafton to Thiensville. The first half of this 10-mile trip will have some twisty turns, and the second half will be easy. The trip will start at Lime Kiln Park just south of Grafton and will end at Village Park in Thiensville. You can get to the start by taking the Hwy 60 Grafton exit off I-43. Turn left and go west 1.5 miles, then turn left on Hwy 57 (Wisconsin Ave). After 1.75 miles, turn left on W Falls Rd and after 0.25 miles turn right on Green Bay Rd and the park which will be a short distance from there. We will meet at 10:00 am and shuttle vehicles from the start before beginning the trip. The trip should take a little over 3 hours.

    Please bring a bag lunch and beverage for the trip and gloves to protect your hands. Call GSP trip leader and Nordic member David Rosenberg at 414-975-2298 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 judgment and continue to keep us all safe.

    • Sunday, May 16, 2021
    • 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • Pick ‘n Save parking lot in Sussex at Silver Spring Dr & Hwy 164

    We’ll start at 1:30 pm in Sussex at Silver Spring Dr & Hwy 164. Park in the Pick ‘n Save parking lot which is just north of Silver Spring, at the back edge (west), near Culvers. We’ll catch the Bugline a few blocks to the north, and ride a combo of the Bugline & roads, with a stop at the Paul Bobrowitz sculpture park in Colgate. If you haven’t seen this yet it is really something! Check it out at Metal Art | Paul Bobrowitz Spectacular Sculpture

    The ride is 22 miles, mostly flat but, yes there are a few hills! Be sure to bring your water, helmet, spare tube etc. I will bring some cue sheets, so let me know if you plan to come by Friday May 14.

    We can visit Culver's for an ice cream or snack afterwards. Also note, if it is raining the ride is canceled. Contact Renee at coutrr@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 judgment and continue to keep us all safe.


    • Friday, May 21, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)
    • Lapham Peak Unit, Kettle Moraine State Forest; W329 N846 Cty C, Delafield, WI

    et ready to celebrate spring with the hope of summer and the ability to gather with friends. Join your fellow Nordics for a picnic, yard games, campfire. Laughter, and conversation. We will meet at the pavilion by the Evergreen shelter at Lapham Peak State Park in Delafield starting at 5:30 pm on Friday May 21, 2021 (Raindate to be determined).  A Vehicle Admission sticker is required.

    Picnic: Everyone can bring their own dinner, beverages, and lawn chair.
    Yard Games: bean bag toss, life-size Jenga, croquet, bocce ball, and/or ladder toss.
    Campfire: bring your lawn chair, supplies for s’mores - the choice is yours.

    Come join in the fun. Questions? Call Julie 262-468-8223. Not interested in yard games? Pull up your lawn chair and refresh your conversation skills, it's been a while and we would love to see you.

    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 judgment and continue to keep us all safe.


    • Saturday, May 22, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (CDT)

    Join the Glacier State Paddlers for a fun day canoeing on the Milwaukee River from Thiensville to Kletzsch Park in Glendale. The trip will start on the Milwaukee River by Thiensville Village Park in Thiensville. You can get there by taking I-43 north to Mequon Rd and going west about 3 miles. Turn north (right) on Cedarburg Rd which becomes Main St and after 1/3 mile turn right onto Green Bay Rd. Take the first right at Elm St that will lead to the park. We will meet at 10:00 am and shuttle vehicles from the start before beginning the trip.  The trip distance is about 9 miles.

    Please bring a bag lunch and beverage for the trip and gloves to protect your hands. Call GSP trip leader and Nordic member David Rosenberg at 414-975-2298 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 judgment and continue to keep us all safe.

    • Sunday, May 23, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Pike Lake is on State Highway 60 between Hartford and Slinger

    Pike Lake has nine different hiking trails that provide a variety of topography and scenery. The longest trail is approximately 5 miles, but there are many shorter cut-off trails if we choose not to hike that distance. Plan to wear sturdy hiking boots and carry water and a snack. Sunscreen and insect repellent may be desirable as well. Pike Lake Trail Map 

    Directions: Pike Lake is on State Highway 60 between Hartford and Slinger. It is about 25 miles north of Milwaukee. Take I41 north; use the west exit to Hwy 60 and drive approximately 3 miles to the park entrance on the south side (left). Take the park road until you reach the lake parking lot on the right side. Meet near the north shelter, which is to the right as you drive in.  

    A Vehicle Admission sticker is required. The park now has a drive-thru as you enter off Hwy 60 on the left if you haven't bought your sticker yet. Call or text Nancy with questions at (414) 254-0523.

    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 judgment and continue to keep us all safe.


    • Friday, May 28, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Tuesday, June 01, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Mirror lake State Park

    Join Glacier State Paddlers from Friday, May 28 thru Tuesday, June 1 during Memorial Day weekend at Mirror lake State Park for a group camping, paddling , biking, hiking, and swimming weekend. There is optional group paddling and shuttling for paddling trips on the Lemonweir River, two sections of the Wisconsin River, and possibly the Baraboo River. Mirror lake can be paddled at your leisure. There is an optional Friday night fish fry pay your own way opportunity. We will car pool and leave the campsite at 6 pm for that.  

    Group campsite 301 has been reserved.  It can accommodate 20 people for tent camping. Pit toilets are at the campsite with showers and flush toilets nearby. 
    Those with campers will have to reserve a site for themselves, and they will have to do it soon to get a spot.

    There is a $10 non refundable reservation fee for tent campers. Notify David Rosenberg to make your reservation. 414-975-2298 or rosenberdgm@att.net.

    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. 

    • Sunday, June 13, 2021
    • 9:30 AM (CDT)
    • Sharon Lynn Wilson Center in Brookfield

    Would you like to join other Nordics for a bike ride, while also supporting our local arts groups?

    This year, the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) is having a three-location series, with rides on three separate Sundays. The traditional UPAF ride, with riders descending on the Lakefront the first Sunday in June, has been re-imagined. Instead, this year the UPAF Ride for the Arts Series is a new concept that provides a fun, purpose-driven event for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Our Nordic group will gather at 9:30 am for the June 13 ride, beginning and ending from the Sharon Lynn Wilson Center in Brookfield. We'll ride about 15 miles, ending at the “Ride Series Reward Station.”
    UPAF requires a registration deadline of May 17. 

    Follow this link and register as an individual for the June 13 ride. The cost is $45. https://events.upaf.org/event/2021-upaf-ride-for-the-arts-sponsored-by-miller-lite/e284375

    After clicking on Register, choose Single Performance Plus: https://events.upaf.org/event/2021-upaf-ride-for-the-arts-sponsored-by-miller-lite/e284375/register/new/select-tickets

    More details will follow. Questions? Call Sally at 414-403-7911, or email smiles@metrodish.net.

    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 judgment and continue to keep us all safe.



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