Nordic Ski Club
of Milwaukee


Our current 4 month calendar: November, 2015 thru February, 2016 Calendar of Events

The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee welcomes newcomers and prospective members to any of our events.

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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 2015-2016 Ski Trips

Please Read:  Important Facts for Ski Trip Reservations Basic BusTrip Info

Ski Trips Park & Ride Lot Location: The new Watertown Plank Park & Ride lot is located midway between Hwy 45 and Hwy 100 just north of Watertown Plank Road. From Watertown Plank Road, turn north on Swan Blvd (the only lighted intersection between Hwy 45 and Hwy 100), then get into the left lane and after 0.1 miles turn left on Underwood Parkway. After a short distance turn left into the Park & Ride lot. Park in the southeast corner of the lot where overnight parking is allowed, or in the south lanes of the lot closest to Watertown Plank Road.

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 2/11/16 (2015-16 Ski Trips)




Waiting List

Fri., Feb. 12 (8 am) – Sun., Feb. 14 Minocqua Winter Park;
Minocqua, WI 
Fri., Mar. 6 (8 am) – Sun., Mar. 8
Valley Spur; Munising, MI

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, December 29, 2015
    • Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    • 12 sessions
    • 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 snow making. 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. Official start date is December 29th, but check your NSCM calendar for actual dates. 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 snow making 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, February 12, 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, February 14, 2016
    • 9:00 PM
    • Minocqua, WI
    Registration is closed

    Please join us for some fantastic skiing at Minocqua Winter Park and Nine Mile Forest from February 12th to the 14th. 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.  Minocqua Winter Park has made several improvements to the existing trail system.

    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 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, February 19, 2016
    • 6:30 PM
    • Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 West Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
    Our February Monthly Meeting, will be sociable! 

    On Friday February 19, 6:30 pm
    , join the Nordics for an evening out on the town at Klemmer’s at Oklahoma at 104th St in Milwaukee.

    Come to Klemmer's for a yummy fish fry and excellent old-fashions. Katie promises to keep the meeting portion short. Hope to see everyone there for a relaxing evening with your fellow Nordics. Feel free to bring future Nordics.

    P.S. – The Club will not be picking up the tab.

    Please RSVP ( by Tuesday, February 16th so Klemmer’s knows how many places to set for 7:00 dinner. See you there!

    Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 West Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee, WI. 1.5 blocks west of the I-894 bypass, on Oklahoma Ave. From the North, Exit Oklahoma and turn right. From the South, exit Beloit Rd. (#3) at the end of the ramp turn right for one block to first stop light (100th Street). Turn North (left) onto 100th Street until next stoplight (Oklahoma Ave). Turn West (left) onto Oklahoma Ave. Go 4 blocks and Klemmer's is located on the South (left) side of the road.

    Friday, February 19, 2016
    6:30 pm Socializing
    7:00 pm Dinner

    • Friday, February 26, 2016
    • Sunday, February 28, 2016
    • Wisconsin Dells area
    If there’s snow let's go skiing, Friday, February 26 - Sunday, February 28. Experience a trip that you help plan. Travel to the destination, arrive at the trails, and depart when you decide. All in your own vehicle. Better yet, take a friend and carpool.

    Carol Doebler says she would like us to ski Mirror Lake and Devils Lake State Parks. It will be the end of February, and we should have snow. The venue is relatively close to the Milwaukee area. Years past, I have enjoyed skiing the charming scenic trails at Mirror lake.

    Also, there are many restaurants and evening activities to choose from in the Dells area.

    A block of lodging rooms will be reserved approximately one week before the trip. After that, it will be up to you to reserve one of those rooms and then join us for a relaxing ski weekend, relatively close by. An email will be sent to club members with more information once our destination is certain. Let's hope it will be in The Dells area.

    To join this trip or ask questions, please contact Carol Doebler at You may also call her number, found in the club directory.
    • Saturday, February 27, 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • Bob & Katie Bivens 3245 S 83rd St., Milwaukee
    Enjoy light-hearted, good company at the very popular Nordic board games night. The February  edition will be hosted by Katie and Bob Bivens. We’ve got room for several tables of games to be played at the same time so bring out an old favorite, or try something new.

    Bring your favorite game and an appetizer or dessert to share.  If you are new to the club, games night is always a wonderful way to meet other members in a small group setting. Please RSVP by Friday February 26  to (414) 321-5487 or to

    Directions: 3245 S 83rd St., Milwaukee, 2 blocks south of Oklahoma and 1 block east of 84th Street. Turn east on Ohio and north 1 house on 83rd streets.


    • Friday, March 04, 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, March 06, 2016
    • 9:00 PM
    • Munising, MI
    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.

    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.

    Saturday is the annual optional “Taste and Glide” event
    (optional, about $10 extra) that benefits Valley Spur. Lots of delicious food, such as chocolate-covered strawberries, 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. Valley Spur Ski Trail has 45 km of beautiful trails
    in the Hiawatha National Forest outside of Munising MI.  Picturesque, 3-km snowshoe trails are also available, and a cozy log cabin. 

    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, Munising, MI.

    For questions, please contact trip leader Stan Rosenstiel at 262-694-2206 or

    Click this link for more details (trip flyer)

    Also please read: 

    • Saturday, March 19, 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Cushing Elementary School, 227 Genesee St., Delafield WI
    The Friends of Lapham Peak 11th Annual Bike Swap is from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm Saturday, March 19, 2016, at Cushing Elementary School, 227 Genesee St., Delafield. Come for new and used bikes, and a bake sale! Proceeds benefit the Lapham Peak Snowmaking Project.

    See for more details or contact Carol Doebler, or Theresa,

    Your support makes the snow happen!

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