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 2020 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.

SKI TRIP STATUS as of 1/24/20 (2020 Ski Trips)

TRIP DATES

DESTINATION

Openings

Waiting List

Sat., Jan. 25 – Mon., Jan. 27 Minocqua Winter Park, Minocqua WI

 
Fri., Feb. 14 – Sun., Feb. 16ABR Trails, Ironwood MI 9 
Fri., Mar. 6 – Sun., Mar. 8 Valley Spur, Munising MI  18


Upcoming events

    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • Monday, January 27, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Minocqua, WI
    Registration is closed

    There are still a few openings on this trip. Please contact trip leader John McCarthy at 414-412-0331 (Cell) or johnnymac1952@gmail.com for openings.

    Join our Minocqua ski trip for some fantastic skiing at Minocqua Winter Park and Nine Mile Forest from Saturday, January 25 thru Monday, January 27. 

    The bus leaves Saturday morning at 8 am. We will be stopping on the way up to ski at either Iola Winter Sports Club with 20 km of trails groomed for striding and skating or at Standing Rocks Park with 15 km of trails groomed for striding and skating and suitable for all abilities. Both ski areas have a nice chalet with indoor restrooms.

    We will ski at Minocqua Winter Park on Sunday and Monday. Minocqua Winter Park has 90 km of beautifully groomed trails for striding and skating, including both flat and hilly terrain for all skiing abilities as well as 11 km of snowshoe trails. 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.  


    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 12/26/19.

    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: 


    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Havenwoods State Forest in Milwaukee 1 block west of Sherman Boulevard on Douglas Avenue.

    Join snowshoe enthusiasts to explore the trails at Wisconsin’s only urban state forest on Saturday, February 1st at Havenwoods Environmental Center. This state park, located at 6141 N. Hopkins St. in Milwaukee, requires no sticker. There are more than 6 miles of trails on 237 acres of woods, grasslands, and wetlands in the city of Milwaukee. For a map, check out the dnr.wi.gov website.

    Meet at the Nature Center at 10 a.m. to snowshoe or hike the trails if snow conditions are poor. Afterwards, we can go for lunch if there is interest.

    Directions: Havenwoods State Forest is on the north side of Milwaukee, one block west of Sherman Boulevard on Douglas Avenue. From West Silver Spring Drive, turn north onto North Sherman Boulevard. At the second stoplight, turn left (west) on Douglas Avenue. After one short block, you will be at the Havenwoods entrance. Continue up the hill to the parking lot and nature center.

    Call Mary Mueller at 414-477-5710 with questions or to let her know you plan to attend.


    • Sunday, February 02, 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • ordic Trail parking lot on the east (right) side of County H

    When there’s lots of snow, it's great to ski the Nordic Trail in the Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. So, if there's enough snow on Feb. 2, 2020, the Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee will cross-country ski on our namesake trail.

    Meet at 12:45 p.m. (ski at 1 p.m.) at the shelter next to the Nordic Trail. By meeting up before everyone starts skiing, you may be able to find a ski partner.

    This scenic system of cross-country ski trails is less than an hour’s drive from Milwaukee. Designed in the 1970s by David Harrison, an early president of the Nordic Ski Club, the trail system has options for beginners to expert skiers. The shelter is heated, with a separate building for restrooms. A Wisconsin vehicle sticker and a skier trail pass is required and may be purchased at the entrance. The nearby store at LaGrange (HWY 12 & Cty H) is definitely worth a stop for homemade food and supplies.

    If there’s too little snow in that area, we may ski at Lapham Peak State Park, which makes snow, or elsewhere. Look for an update email a day or two before. But definitely call Paula Brookmire at (414) 527-0040 Saturday evening or between 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday to confirm the ski location (and let her know you’re coming).

    If there’s no snow, we may hike along Menomonee River Pkwy.

    Directions to Nordic Trail: Take I43 south to HWY 20 (East Troy); west on HWY 20 to HWY 12, then west to County H. Go north on H to the Nordic Trail parking lot on the east (right) side of County H. 


    • Friday, February 14, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, February 16, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Ironwood, MI
    Register

    Enjoy some great skiing at ABR (Active Backwoods Retreats) Trails from Friday, February 14 thru Sunday, February 16. The bus leaves Friday morning at 8 am.

    On Friday, if there is enough snow we will 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. Otherwise we will ski at WinMan Trails near Winchester, WI with over 19 km of trails, chalet, and over 8 km of snowshoe trails.

    We plan to ski both Saturday and Sunday at ABR on 75 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. 

    Cost Includes: Motor coach transportation, trail fees, and two nights accommodations at the Quality Inn in Ironwood with swimming pool, whirlpool, free continental breakfast, and microwave and refrigerator in each room. Restaurants are within walking distance. An optional Saturday group dinner will be offered.

    Save $20 if you register by 1/15/20.

    Contact trip leader Sally Heuer at 414-403-7911 or smiles@metrodish.net for more information. 

    Click this link for the ski trip flyer with more details

    Also please read: 

    • Friday, February 21, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Libby Montana, 5616 W. Donges Bay Rd, Thiensville, WI

    Our annual Fish Fry and club meeting will be held at Libby Montana Bar and Grill on Friday, February 21, 2020, beginning at 6 p.m.!

    This February meeting is always a fun mid-winter gathering for the Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee; Your evening starts with socializing and cash bar at approximately 6 pm. We will take our seats about 6:30 pm. Brief club announcements will be made during the meal.

    If you’re looking for something other than fish, you will be able to select from the restaurants full menu which can be seen ta their website libby-montana.com.

    Please note: Each person will pay individually at the end of the meal.

    We look forward to seeing you on Friday.

    Location:
    Libby Montana
    5616 W. Donges Bay Rd
    Thiensville, WI
    libby-montana.com.


    • Friday, March 06, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, March 08, 2020
    • 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.  

    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. 

    Save $20 if you register by 2/5/20.

    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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