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 2018-2019 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 11/7/18 (2018-19 Ski Trips)

TRIP DATES

DESTINATION

Openings

Waiting List

Sat., Dec. 29 (8 am) – Tue., Jan. 1  Keweenaw Peninsula, MI 5
Sat., Jan. 19 (8 am) – Mon., Jan. 21Marquette, MI 24
Fri., Feb. 8 (8 am) – Sun., Feb. 10
Minocqua Winter Park, WI 370
Fri., Mar. 1 (8 am) – Sun., Mar. 3
Valley Spur; Munising, MI
31 0
Sat., Mar. 16 – Sat., Mar. 23Snow Mountain Ranch, CO 


Upcoming events

    • Saturday, December 01, 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • South Shore Yacht Club; 2300 East Nock Street, Bay View, WI

    Start your Holiday Season with the Nordics on December 1 at South Shore Yacht Club.

    This year’s Nordic Holiday Party is on Saturday, December 1 at South Shore Yacht Club. This was a popular location with a great turnout for our 2015 holiday party. Views of the city at night can’t be beat from the second floor dining room. South Shore Yacht Club is located at 2300 East Nock Street, Bay View, WI 53207.

    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 Monday November 26 so don’t delay.  Any questions, call Tierney Lalor @920-261-6608 or Sally Heuer @262-786-7831.   To learn more about South Shore Yacht Club, go to http://ssyc.org/.

    Mark your calendar for Saturday December 1.

    • Saturday, December 29, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Tuesday, January 01, 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • Houghton, MI
    Register

    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 Saturday morning December 29 at 8 am and stop to ski in Wisconsin at Brown County Reforestation Camp near Green Bay (30 km of trails, chalet, and 3 km of snowshoe trails) or Afterglow near Phelps (18 km of trails, chalet, and 13 km of snowshoe trails). We will ski at several different locations in the Keweenaw Peninsula, which is the one place that almost always has snow even in poor snow years!:
    • Swedetown has 30 km of groomed trails , 5 ½ km of snowshoe trails, and a chalet with food for sale.  
    • Michigan Tech University has 35 km of superbly groomed , wide trails with a chalet and small warming hut.
    • Maasto Hiihto has 24 km of scenic, striding-only trails and chalet with homemade food. 
    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 Franklin Square Inn centrally located in downtown Houghton with swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, free 5 options restaurant breakfast, and microwave and refrigerator in each room. Bar/lounge with live music  and a daily free rail drink or domestic bottled beer. Restaurants are within walking distance.  An 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 11/29/18.
    • Saturday, January 19, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Monday, January 21, 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • ABR Ski Trail in Ironwood, MI
    Register

    Join us for a ski trip that we last offered 4 years ago by participating in a trip to the Marquette area.  We will leave Saturday morning at 8 am and stop to ski at Green Bay Reforestation Camp where there are 30 km of trails,  chalet, and 3 km of snowshoe trails.  Skiing for Sunday and Monday will be at several areas in the Marquette area. The Lower Noquemanon Trail has 35 km of ski trails, including 15 km of loops around the Forestville heated shelter, with snowshoeing along the trails.  From Forestville, you can ski west 14 km or east 7 km toward Marquette along the Noquemanon Trail. Blueberry Ridge has 21 km of ski trails and a new heated shelter, with snowshoeing along the trails. 

     Accommodations are at the Ramada Inn in downtown Marquette with sauna, whirlpool, swimming pool,  restaurant, lounge, and microwave and refrigerator in each room. Breakfasts are not included. Additional restaurants are within walking distance.  An optional group dinner will be offered.

    Contact trip leader Paula Brookmire at 414-527-0040 or pbrookmire@gmail.com for more information.

    Click this link for more details (trip flyer)

    Also please read:


    Save $20 if you register by 12/20/18.

    • Friday, February 08, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, February 10, 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • Minocqua, WI
    Register

    Please join us for some fantastic skiing at Minocqua Winter Park and Nine Mile Forest from February 8th to the 10th. 

    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, and 6 km of snowshoe trails. 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 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  AmericInn in downtown Minocqua 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 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 more details (trip flyer)

    Also please read: 

    Save $20 if you register by 1/9/19.
    • Friday, March 01, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, March 03, 2019
    • 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. 

    For questions, please contact trip leader Paul Keber at 262-547-4827 or pkeber@milwpc.com.

    Click this link for more details (trip flyer)

    Also please read: 


    Save $20 if you register by 1/30/19.

    • Saturday, March 16, 2019
    • Saturday, March 23, 2019
    • Snow Mountain Ranch (YMCA of the Rockies), Colorado

    ** This trip is a go, but you need to contact Stan Rosenstiel if you are interested in joining the trip. There is no guarantee that you will be able to join the group at this time. **

    Join us on a week-long ski trip to Snow Mountain Ranch (YMCA of the Rockies) in Colorado. Ski on over 100 km of ski trails at Snow Mountain Ranch. These trails have both skating and striding trails for all skiing abilities. Miles of snowshoe trails start from the Nordic Center. There are also 40 km of groomed fat tire bike trails. Snowshoes and fat tire bikes are available for rent. Optional skiing at nearby Nordic ski centers include Devil’s Thumb Ranch with 80 km of ski trails and Grand Lake Touring Center with 35 km of ski trails (trail fees not included in trip cost). 
    Note that Snow Mountain Ranch is at 9000 feet of elevation.    

    We will fly nonstop from Milwaukee to Denver, CO on Southwest Airlines and drive to Snow Mountain Ranch via rental car (midsize SUV for every 3 to 4 skiers). The trip will have seven night's lodging at Indian Peaks Lodge with 2 people per room (rooms contain mini fridge and microwave). The lodge has a public lounge area with TV, games and books. All breakfasts at the nearby Commons Dining are included.

    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: Important Facts For Ski Trip Reservations



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