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 1/26/15 (2014-15 Ski Trips)

TRIP DATES

DESTINATION

Openings

Waiting List

Fri., Feb. 13 (8 am) - Sun., Feb 15  Marquette, MI  31 
Fri., Mar. 6 (8 am) – Sun., Mar. 8
Valley Spur; Munising, MI
16  0

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, January 31, 2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha, WI
    Join the Nordics for snow shoeing at Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison Street in Waukesha, phone 262-896-8007.

    You do not need a park sticker for this park. Retzer has snow shoes for rent, call for availability. If not enough snow we will hike. We will travel on some of the scenic trail loops for about 1 or 2 hours. If you have any questions contact Joe Neidinger at 262-646-3034
    • Sunday, February 01, 2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • Evergreen Lodge, Lapham Peak State Park, W329N846 Waukesha C, Delafield, WI 53018
    With limited snow in the Milwaukee area, aren’t we lucky to have the snow-making loop at Lapham Peak State Forest? Let’s take advantage of that on Sunday, Feb. 1, for an afternoon ski and social before the Super Bowl starts at 5:30 p.m. Meet members of the Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee at 1 p.m. at the Evergreen Lodge (the lower lodge). Please call Paula Brookmire at (414) 527-0040 Saturday evening or between 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday to let her know if you are coming and if you want to carpool (11:50 a.m.) or meet us there at 1 p.m.

    If you tire of skiing the loop of homemade snow, take a hike. Lapham Peak is a pretty place for hiking and a good chance to use your hiking poles (or ski poles) on the trails. We’ll have cookies about 3:30 p.m. in the Evergreen Lodge.

    Notes: A Wisconsin state park sticker for the car and a state trail pass for each skier are required.

    Directions from Milwaukee: Take I-94 west to the Delafield exit and turn right at the exit and drive a mile or so to the Lapham Peak entrance on your left (west side). This outing originally was planned for the Nordic Trail, but snow conditions are not expected to be good there on Feb. 1.

    • Tuesday, February 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 Wheel and Sprocket 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.
    • Sunday, February 08, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • McMiller Ski Trails, 100 Walters Road Eagle, WI 53119
    Join the Nordics at 10am on Sunday, February 8 for a local ski outing at the McMiller Ski Trails located in the Kettle Moraine State Forest – Southern Unit. There are 5 ski loops with 17 miles of trails rated from beginner thru expert consisting of rolling Kettle Moraine terrain. The trails are groomed for both skating and striding. A new heated trail shelter is open for use even though it is still under final construction. A changing room was recently installed and is ready for use.

    Directions: Located 2.5 miles south of the Village of Eagle on Cnty. Rd. NN. From Eagle, take Hwy 67 south, turn right/west on Cnty. Rd. NN to the McMiller entrance. Notes: A Wisconsin state park sticker and a state trail pass for each skier are required.

    If there is not enough snow to ski at McMiller, an email blast will be sent to club members several days before the outing detailing a different ski trail for our outing. Contact Paul Keber at 262-547-4827 or pkeber@milwpc.com for more information.

    • Tuesday, February 10, 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 Wheel and Sprocket 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, February 13, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, February 15, 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • Marquette, MI
    Registration is closed

    Online Registration will be disabled as of 1/30 since all non-filled rooms will be released. Please contact trip leader Stan Rosenstiel at 262-694-2206 for current available spots on the ski trip.

    Join us for a ski trip that we last offered 3 years ago by participating in a trip to the Marquette area.  We will leave Friday morning at 8 am and stop to ski at Green Bay Reforestation Camp where there are 30 km of trails.  Skiing for Saturday and Sunday in the Marquette area will include the Lower Noquemanon Trail around Forestville that has 35 km of trails including a heated shelter.

    Accommodations are at the Ramada Inn in downtown Marquette with sauna, whirlpool, swimming pool,  restaurant, and lounge.  Contact trip leader Stan Rosenstiel at 262-694-2206 for more information.

    Click this link for more details (trip flyer)

    Also please read: 

    • Tuesday, February 17, 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 Wheel and Sprocket 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, February 20, 2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • Klemmer's Banquet Center, 10401 West Oklahoma Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
    We've enjoyed our Holiday Parties at Klemmer's. Let's go for Fish Fry!

    Join the Nordics for an evening out on the town. Come to Klemmer's for a yummy Fish Fry and I promise to gab for no more than 10 minutes. You can time me! Hope to see every one there for a relaxing evening with your fellow Nordics. Please invite future Nordics.

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

    RSVP (katiebivens@ymail.com) by Monday, February 16 so Klemmer's knows how many places to set for 6:30 dinner.

    Klemmer's Banquet Center is located just 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.

    • Tuesday, February 24, 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 Wheel and Sprocket 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.
    • Saturday, February 28, 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • Keber's, 2000 Cobblestone Court, Waukesha, WI 53188
    Meet at the Keber’s house for board games night on Saturday, February 28th at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a fire while drinking your beverage of choice. Bring your favorite game, snack or dessert to share. Call 262-547-4827 or email at rkeber@milwpc.com to attend.

    To get to Rita and Paul’s, take I 94 West to Hwy. T /Waukesha, exit # 293 (right after the Hwy. 16 exit). Turn left and go south on Hwy T (Grandview Blvd.) about one mile. Turn right onto Northview Road and go 2 blocks to Pebble Valley Road. Turn right and go 0.2 miles to Cobblestone Court. Turn left onto Cobblestone Court. It is the first house on the right side, 2000 Cobblestone Court.

    • 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
    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: 

    • 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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