Nordic Ski Club
of Milwaukee
 

Events

Our current 4 month calendar: July thru October, 2016 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.

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, October 01, 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bavarian Bierhaus, 700 W Lexington Blvd, Glendale, WI 53217
    Wilkommen und Prost! Join your Nordic Ski Club friends on Saturday, October 1, 2016 5 pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus, 700 Lexington Blvd., Glendale, to celebrate Octoberfest. Admission is $5.00 at the door. Tickets can be purchased for $4.00 in advance by going to the Bavarian Bierhaus.

    Join us as we celebrate the oldest and most authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest in the Midwest right here in Glendale, Wisconsin. Oktoberfest is modeled just like the one held in Munich, Germany. Continuous entertainment includes traditional German brass bands, Schuhplatter folk dancing, singing, yodeling, sing-alongs and dancing for everyone.

    Delicious and authentic German food is available at Oktoberfest. Dinners of broiled chicken, Oktoberfest bratwurst or spanferkel (young pig spit roasted over an open pit), include potato salad, coleslaw and bread. Rollbraten (sliced pork roast on a Kaiser roll), hot dogs, pretzels and sweet roasted almonds are available. Desserts include fruit strudel, tortes and assorted homemade cakes. Get in line early for your Bienenstich or "Bee sting” cake. Of course there's plenty of beer on tap - imported and domestic - as well as other drinks. There are traditional German imported gifts and souvenirs sold at the park as well. The main festivities take place in the Bavarian Fest Garten - an Alpine style pavilion equipped with weather curtains on the open sides. Check it out at thebavarianbierhaus.com. Click on the Octoberfest link in the upper right corner for details, pictures, etc.

    Two tables have been reserved for us in the covered Octoberfest pavilion, so we can enjoy the festivities regardless of the weather. We must occupy the tables by 6 pm. For those who plan to attend, please e-mail Cathy Ward at cward4@att.net so a count of the number attending is obtained. 

    • Thursday, October 06, 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • 2000 Cobblestone Ct, Waukesha, WI 53188 ‎

    If you are leading a winter ski trip, want to be an assistant trip leader, or want to find out what’s involved in leading or assisting on a ski trip, then mark your calendar for Thursday, October 6. That’s when our trip leader training session for next winter’s ski trips will be held. You’ll also discover the rewards of leading or assisting on a trip. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm at Paul Keber’s home at 2000 Cobblestone Ct. in Waukesha (1 mi. south of I-94 off the Cty T exit). Please call Paul at 262-547-4827 or email at pkeber@milwpc.comto RSVP and for directions, or if you have any questions.

    • Saturday, October 15, 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • Scuppernong Trail Head, S58 W35820 County Rd ZZ Dousman, WI 53118
    WHAT better way to spend a sunny Saturday in October, than to go hiking with your fellow Nordics.

    WHERE:  Scuppernong Trail Head is located North of the town of Eagle on Hwy ZZ just east of Hwy 67, on the north side of the road. It is part of the Southern Kettle Morraine. See this link for more information and detailed map.

    This is a state park and state park sticker is required.

    HOW DO I GET THERE: you can call me for directions Julie Amundson: 262-567-4531, car pool with a friend, or look up directions in the Club Ski Trail Info.

    WHY: Scuppernong is a beautiful set of hiking trails located in the Southern Kettle Moraine. At this time of year, the trees will begin their fall colors. There are three primary loops of trails: 2.3, 4.2, and 5 mile distances. You can hike all or part of a trail, combine portions of loops to achieve the distance of your choice.  The primarily intermediate rolling terrain offers  a trail for everyone.

    After working up a vigorous appetite: Lunch at the Cornerstone Restaurant: in Genesee Depot, WI. Check out the menu here.

    This little out of the way café offers a unique and healthy menu for vegetarians and carnivores alike.

    • Friday, October 21, 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Greenfield Park Pavilion, 2028 S. 124th St., Milwaukee, WI 53227

    Annual Ski Trip Sign Up

    6:30 p.m. Socializing
    7 p.m. Ski-trip signup
    7:45 p.m. Meeting, Party & History Fun

    By now you will have received an email with hotlinks to the four bus ski trip flyers. DO NOT MAIL THE FORMS TO THE SKI TRIP LEADERS IF YOU WILL ATTEND THE OCTOBER 21 SIGNUP MEETING, as that meeting is the FIRST opportunity to sign up for these trips. You can bring signup forms from others who cannot attend the October meeting, but please note the signup order:
    1. Program Committee Members, Board Members and ski trip leaders.
    2. People physically present at the signup meeting. One member of a household membership can bring all the registrations for their household.
    3. Signups brought to the meeting but the participants are not present in the signup line, as well as those ski trip registrations received by the ski trip leader no later than the day prior to the signup meeting.
    4. Mailed registrations arriving on or after the signup meeting date.
    Please complete the signup form for the ski trip and make your check payable to NSCM for the deposit amount for that trip. All ski trips offer an option of receiving the trip letter via e-mail. If you DO NOT select the e-mail option, please bring a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope (9 1/2” x 4 1/8”) for each trip to the October signup.

    Signups begin at 7 pm on Friday, October 21 on a first come, first served basis. Please note that four to a room means that there are four people and two beds, with two people sharing each bed.
    • Sunday, October 23, 2016
    • 11:00 AM
    • Reuss Ice Age Center, N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport WI
    Join Nordics for a fall hike on the Zillmer trails in the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit near Dundee, WI on Sunday, October 23.

    Meet at the Reuss Ice Age Center on Hwy 67 just west of Dundee by 11 am when the hike will begin. A state park sticker is not needed. You can also carpool from the Park & Ride at Hwy 45 and Good Hope Rd, leaving at 10 am. We will hike the rolling hills of the 5 ½ mile yellow trail while enjoying the fall colors. On the way home we will stop for a bite to eat at a sandwich shop in Kewaskum.

    No Packer game on Sunday, so get and enjoy the fall weather. Please call Mike Craig at 414-552-5011 for more information and to RSVP so that he knows you will be attending.
    • Friday, November 18, 2016
    • Greenfield Park Pavilion, 2028 S. 124th St., Milwaukee, WI 53227
    Are you ready for a little mountain dulcimer? How about clogging to the “Pink Panther”? The new Nordic singing group? Accordion, anyone? Please hum along with us Friday, Nov. 18, at Greenfield Park Pavilion for a fun night with our musical members. Music teacher and new member Jenny Peters from Illinois will emcee and play violin. Ah, and harking back to the club’s early days, we’ll bring back the kazoo! There’s still time to join in. If you play an instrument or sing and would like to have fun with us, email Paula Brookmire right away: pbrookmire@gmail.com. Last rehearsal will be the afternoon of Nov. 18, 2016, at Carol Palmert’s Brookfield home.

    The Nov. 18 meeting is also the time to sign up for the Nordic Ski Club’s Dec. 17 holiday party at the Seven Seas, a Weissgerber restaurant. Menus and costs will be available at the Oct. 21 meeting. Remember, first-time new members get $10 off their holiday meal. So get friends to join the club now. For details, email Cathy Ward: cward4@att.net.
    • Saturday, December 17, 2016
    • Seven Seas Seafood & Steak, 1807 Nagawicka Rd, Hartland, WI 53029

    Save the date for this popular Nordic Ski Club Holiday Party

    Menus and costs will be available at the Oct. 21 meeting. Remember, first-time new members get $10 off their holiday meal. So get friends to join the club now. For details, email Cathy Ward: cward4@att.net.

    • Friday, December 30, 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • Monday, January 02, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • Houghton, MI
    Registration is closed

    Note! - Online registration begins on Saturday, Oct. 22. 

    Ring in the New Year with your friends, and have a great holiday getaway, as you ski or snowshoe your way through the Keweenaw Peninsula with the Nordics.

    We will leave Friday morning December 30 at 8 am and stop to ski at Brown County Reforestation Camp near Green Bay or Afterglow near Phelps. We will ski at several different locations in the Keweenaw Peninsula
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    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 Super 8 Motel in Houghton with swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, and free continental breakfast.  Restaurants are within walking distance.  At least one optional group dinner will be offered.

    Contact trip leader Julie Amundson at 262-567-4531 or jpammo@sbcglobal.net for more information.

    Click this link for more details (trip flyer)

    Also please read: 

    • Friday, January 20, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, January 22, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • ABR Ski Trail in Ironwood, MI
    Registration is closed

    Note! - Online registration begins on Saturday, Oct. 22.

    Enjoy some great skiing at ABR (Active Backwoods Retreats) Trails) from January 20th to the 22nd. The bus leaves Friday morning at 8 am.

    On Friday, we will likely 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.

    We plan to ski both Saturday and Sunday at ABR on 69 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. 

    Both Nine Mile Forest and ABR Trails have extensive networks of designated snowshoe trails.

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

    Contact trip leader Greg Wyder at 414-477-9016 or wyder@sbcglobal.net for more information.

    Click this link for more details (trip flyer)

    Also please read: 

    • Friday, February 10, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, February 12, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • Minocqua, WI
    Registration is closed

    Note! - Online registration begins on Saturday, Oct. 22.

    Please join us for some fantastic skiing at Minocqua Winter Park and Nine Mile Forest from February 10th to the 12th. 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. There is a nice chalet with ski rentals.

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

    Both Nine Mile Forest and Minocqua Winter Park have extensive networks of designated snowshoe trails.

    Accommodations are at the AmericInn in Minocqua with swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, free continental breakfast, and microwave and refrigerator in each room. A group dinner option will be available for Saturday night.

    Contact trip leader John McCarthy at 414-412-0331 (Cell) or john.mccarthy@graef-usa.com for more information. Don’t miss this opportunity for some truly great skiing.

    Cost Includes:  Motor coach transportation, trail fees, and two nights accommodations at the AmericInn.  Restaurants are within walking distance.

    Click this link for more details (trip flyer)

    Also please read: 

    • Friday, March 03, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, March 05, 2017
    • 9:00 PM
    • Munising, MI
    Registration is closed

    Note! - Online registration begins on Saturday, Oct. 22.

    Join us for our popular ski trip to Valley Spur near Munising, MI.

    We will leave Friday morning at 8 am and stop to ski at Brown County Reforestation Camp near Green Bay with 30 km of trails -OR- depending on snow conditions, 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 optional “Taste and Glide” event (optional, about $10 extra) 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. Come experience the well groomed trails in the impressively picturesque Hiawatha National Forest near Munising, MI.

    For questions, please contact trip leader Stan Rosenstiel at 262-694-2206 or mrstanmr@yahoo.com.

    Click this link for more details (trip flyer)

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