Get your skiing skills honed for upcoming ski trips. Or just learn the basics of skiing. Sign up for free cross-country ski lessons offered by Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee instructors at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. We’ll ski on the well-groomed, wide loop of man-made snow near the Evergreen Shelter at Lapham Peak, part of the Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin. With support from ski clubs, Lapham Peak Friends and others, snowmaking machines have created a nearly two-foot base on a 1.5 km loop. To sign up for 10 a.m. ski lessons, contact Carol at email@example.com. Non-members are encouraged to attend the free lessons.
We’ll have a noon picnic for club members and potential new members at Trecker Lodge by the Homestead Hollow parking lot. This also will be the club’s monthly meeting with announcements about ski trips and events. And a small silent auction will take place to raise money for snowmaking, student skiers and ski trails at other locations. Here are some of the items being auctioned:Ski Waxing
Ski lesson-Kettle Moraine Adventure Co
Cheese & Wine Box
North End Fleece with Birkie logo
The deadline has passed for you to participate in the noontime picnic lunch if you didn't reserve with Rita Keber, but you can still show up for the meeting and silent auction as well as stay to ski on the man-made snow loop. The loops survived the last warmup and additional snow was made to cover the thin areas. The loops should be in great shape on Sunday with a double track for striders. Temps will be in the upper 20's to low 30's, so the weather will be perfect!
You will need a 2019 Wisconsin State Park vehicle sticker (annual $28; daily $8—lower cost for seniors) and, if you plan to ski, a State Trail Pass (annual $25; daily $5) per person. These can be purchased at the Lapham Peak entrance station. Lines can be long at the entrance, so come early. Lapham Peak is one mile south of I-94 on County Highway C at the Delafield exit. Bring your own skis and poles or rentals are available from Bicycle Doctor in Dousman (call ahead). Nordic Specialists is on site at Lapham Peak from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday to provide rentals for striding and skate skis at the Nordic Specialists Hut (white shed located on the road to Evergreen Parking Lot).
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