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 2017-2018 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 two blocks west of I-41 on the northwest corner of Watertown Plank Road and Swan Blvd (the only lighted intersection between I-41 and Hwy 100). Park along the outer edge of the lot on the east or south sides. 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 11/12/17 (2017-18 Ski Trips)

TRIP DATES

DESTINATION

Openings

Waiting List

Fri., Dec. 29 (8 am) – Mon., Jan. 1 Keweenaw Peninsula, MI 0          5
Fri., Jan. 26 (8 am) – Sun., Jan. 28 ABR Trails; Ironwood, MI 35  
Fri., Feb. 9 (8 am) – Sun., Feb. 11 Minocqua Winter Park, WI 39  
Fri., Mar. 2 (8 am) – Sun., Mar. 4
Valley Spur; Munising, MI
20


Upcoming events

    • Saturday, December 16, 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • Delafield-Brewhaus Restaurant, 3832 Hillside Dr., Delafield, WI

    The annual Nordic Holiday Party is on Saturday, December 16th at the Delafield-Brewhaus Restaurant located off Hwy. 83 on Hillside Dr. (¼ mile south of I-94 and 1 mile east on Hillside Dr.). Address: 3832 Hillside Dr., Delafield, WI. This is a great event to socialize with other Nordics while enjoying one of four dinner choices. See our Holiday Party Flyer for details. Flyers will also be available at the November monthly meeting.

    The deadline for your reservation is December 1st so don’t delay.

    Any questions, call Cathy Ward @262.227.4551 or Elly Miller @262.313.7280. Mark and plan your celebration with the Nordics on December 16th.

    • Friday, December 29, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • Monday, January 01, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • Houghton, MI

    Registration has been closed at this time because the trip has been filled. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, please contact trip leader Julie Amundson at 262-567-4531 or jpammo@sbcglobal.net. You can pay for the trip if you are added from the waiting list.

    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 29 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:
    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 Quality Inn & Suites centrally located in downtown Houghton with swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, free continental breakfast, and microwave and refrigerator in each room.  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: 

    Save $20 if you register by 11/29/17.
    • Friday, January 26, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, January 28, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • ABR Ski Trail in Ironwood, MI
    Register

    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 73 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:

    Save $20 if you register by 12/27/17.

    • Friday, February 09, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, February 11, 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • Minocqua, WI
    Register

    Please join us for some fantastic skiing at Minocqua Winter Park and Nine Mile Forest from February 9th to the 11th. 

    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 Best Western Plus Concord Inn in downtown Minocqua with swimming pool, whirlpool, bar, free continental breakfast, and microwave and refrigerator in each room. Because of room renovations being done during our stay at the Best Western Plus Concord Inn, the number of  rooms we initially requested may not be available. To guarantee there are enough rooms for the trip, rooms have also been reserved at the Americinn in downtown 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 johnnymac1952@gmail.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 Best Western Plus Concord Inn in downtown Minocqua.  Restaurants are within walking distance.

    Click this link for more details (trip flyer)

    Also please read: 

    Save $20 if you register by 1/10/18.
    • Friday, March 02, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, March 04, 2018
    • 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 and chalet) 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. 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)

    Also please read: 

    Save $20 if you register by 1/31/18.


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