Nordic Ski Club
of Milwaukee
 

Events

Our current 4 month calendar: November, 2014 thru February, 2015 Calendar of Events

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 2014-2015 Ski Trips:

SKI TRIP STATUS as of 2/18/15 (2014-15 Ski Trips)

TRIP DATES

DESTINATION

Openings

Waiting List

Fri., Mar. 6 (8 am) – Sun., Mar. 8
Valley Spur; Munising, MI
1 woman
(2 per room)
1

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, March 03, 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • Lapham Peak State Park, W329N846 Waukesha C, Delafield, WI 53018
    Lapham Peak is the premiere location for cross country skiing in Southeast Wisconsin for many reasons, including 5 kilometers of lighted trails, of which 1.2 kilometers are served by snowmaking.

    Weeknights at the Peak are alive with activity, with the Peak Nordic Kids on Monday, lessons by L2Ski on Tuesday, and adult and high school racing on Wednesday.

    This year, we are once again designating Tuesdays as NSCM Night. The event will be very informal. You could participate in the free lessons from L2Ski, starting at 7:00, or just show up when you feel like. Meet your friends in the Evergreen Shelter, head out and stride or skate a couple of loops around the lighted or snowmaking trails, and then around 7:30 to 8:00, come back to the shelter building to have refreshments with the group. Bring something simple to share – your beverage of choice, and an easy snack.

    No advanced sign-up is required, but if you have questions or suggestions, contact John McCarthy at 414-412-0331, but you should expect to leave a message, because he’ll probably be out at Lapham, skiing.
    • Friday, March 06, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, March 08, 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • Munising, MI
    Online Registration was disabled as of 2/17 when the trip was filled. Please contact trip leader Jane Stoltz at 1jmstoltz@gmail.com for current available spots or waiting list information.

    Michigan’s Hiawatha National Forest beckons you! Join a busload of Nordics on the grand finale cross country ski weekend of the season at Valley Spur Ski Trails, March 6 - 8, 2015. There are 45 km of scenic trails for classic and skate style skiing as well as 3 km of snowshoe trails to choose from at this great location in the upper peninsula’s snow belt close to Munising on the Lake Superior shore. This means there will be snow and plenty of it! A highlight on Saturday is the annual Taste and Glide food extravaganza organized as a fund raiser for Valley Spur. Don’t delay, sign up NOW! No local snow means the remaining spots will likely be filled before you know it! Questions? Contact Jane Stoltz: 1jmstoltz@gmail.com

    Click this link for more details (trip flyer)

    Also please read: 

    • Saturday, March 07, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Kettle Moraine State Forest - Southern Unit Headquarters S91 W39091 Highway 59 Eagle, WI 53119

    Starting at the DNR Headquarters west of Eagle, WI beginning at 6 pm, we will hike the Ice Age Trail north and climb wooded eskers and grassy savannas for an out and back distance of about 4 miles. There will be a bonfire to follow at Ice Age Trail backpack shelter #2, so don't forget your camping chair and snacks or beverages to enjoy around the fire. The backpack shelter is just a short hike from the parking lot at the headquarters. A parking sticker is not required for this event. Hike distance is approximately 3 – 3.5 miles.

    Part of this hike will take place after dark, so bring your headlamp or flashlight. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable hiking boots. If there is snow or ice you can wear snowshoes or Yaktrax. Please bring a water bottle and a hiking stick. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash no longer than 8 feet and under the owner's control at all times.

    Meet at the Southern Kettle Moraine DNR Headquarters located on Hwy 59 3 miles west of the town of Eagle at S91 W39091 Highway 59. Watch for the yellow and black Ice Age Trail Event signs to guide you to the parking lot. Click here for driving directions to parking lot location. A Wisconsin annual state park sticker is not required.

    For more information, contact organizer Becky White at: 414-294-9619

    • Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • Hue Restaurant, 6519 W. North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
    Building on its successful Bay View location, Hue opened a second restaurant in Wauwatosa. It's location is 6519 W. North Ave. and that is the site of our next Exploring Cuisines. Hue offers items like Pho, the traditional Vietnamese noodle soup, soft or crispy noodles ($14­- $16), Vietnamese Yellow Curry ($16) and Kitchen Sink Rice ($13.50) We will meet at the restaurant at 6:30.

    Please contact Cindy at either 414-336-8695 or cwiktorek@wi.rr.com if you would like to come.

    • Saturday, March 14, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Cushing Elementary School, 227 Genesee St., Delafield WI
    The Friends of Lapham Peak 10th Annual Bike Swap is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Cushing Elementary School, 227 Genesee St., Delafield.
    • New and used bikes. 
    • Bake sale. 
    • Proceeds benefit the Lapham Peak Snowmaking Project.
    See BikeSwap-LaphamPeakFriends.org for more details or contact Carol Doebler, tortoiseski@wi.rr.com or Theresa, trmmcd@yahoo.com.

    Your support makes the snow happen!

    • Friday, March 20, 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Greenfield Park Pavilion, 2028 S. 124th Street, West Allis, WI
    Wear something green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and bring a dish to pass at this Friday night potluck on March 20. We’re looking for a few more entrees this year, some gluten-free dishesand maybe even a green dessert or two. Call Paula Brookmire, 414-527-0040, to let us know what you’re bringing.

    Catch up with people you met on Nordic Ski Club bus trips this season and have fun reviewing the trips in pictures. Send Paula any digital photos you have from this season’s ski trips (via email or on SD card or disk: pbrookmire@gmail.com). From our first bus trip at the ABR Trails in Ironwood, Mich., to our Munising Taste & Glide excursion, you can bring back memories of friendship, fun, food and even some fumbles.

    The evening starts with a potluck dinner, followed by our annual meeting, a short election and prize drawings. Hear about our spring and summer events.

    Auction: Bring any items you’d like to donate to the club’s biennial fundraising auction, coordinated by Sally Heuer and held in Greenfield Park on April 17.

    Meeting Place: Greenfield Park Pavilion 2028 S. 124th St

    Date & Times
    Friday, March 20, 2015 6:30 pm Potluck dinner & socializing
    8:00 pm Program, Election, Prizes
    9:00 - 10:30 pm Socializing

    What’s provided: beverages, dinnerware, condiments

    What to bring: A dish to share (let us know what you’re bringing)

    Reserve with: Paula Brookmire to coordinate food. 414-527-0040

    Open to:
    everyone (no charge for guests who bring a potluck dish)
    • Friday, April 17, 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Greenfield Park Pavilion, 2028 S. 124th Street, West Allis, WI
    Can you donate your services for handyman work or waxing a pair of skis? Do you bake a great pie or tasty cookies? Know any businesses that would donate a gift card or outdoor item? We’ve got a great start in collecting a great variety of items to tempt you, but we could still use much more.

    Bid on items such as: professional carpet cleaning, ski waxing, art work, ski waxing bench, massage therapy, house plants and lots of great things to eat.  Remember all of the monies raised will benefit the great outdoor organizations we enjoy.

    Our auction is set for Friday April 17, at the Greenfield park Pavilion. Please sign up on the Service Auction Page, a bus trip or contact Sally Heuer at smiles@comp911.com with your item(s) for the auction. Thank you for making the auction a great success!


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