Serving Chicagoland Area Cross Country Ski Enthusists

Weekend and week-long trips:

         (You must be a current paid club member to participate.  You must also complete a Trip Participant Application and turn it into the trip leader)



Fri., Jan. 17 - Sun., Jan. 19 (or Mon, Jan 20)    POP UP TRIP

Where will the snow be within 4 hours of the northwest suburbs? TRIP LEADER needed


Fri., Jan. 24 - Sun., Jan. 26     Minocqua, WI

Plenty of great ski trails in the area, including state-of-the-art Minocqua Winter Park (75 km of groomed trails.)  Take a skate ski or classical striding lesson at MWP. Lodging at The Waters of Minocqua (indoor water park, free breakfast, on-site coffee shop serving Starbucks, fitness center).  Call 715-358-4000 by Dec 24th and mention group “Northwest Nordic Ski Club” to get the group rate $134.99 on a room with two queen beds; contact Cary Cohen, carycoh@aol.com .  Can be combined with Ironwood trip below.  (intermediate to advanced x-c; snowshoeing)


Sun., Jan. 26 - Fri., Jan 31     Ironwood, Upper Peninsula, MI

The most reasonably-priced trip of the year!  5 nights’ lodging in a 4-bedroom house owned by Indianhead Motel (or choose to stay in a traditional motel room.)  Several excellent ski areas nearby.  Lessons available at ABR.  Continental breakfast included; approximate cost $165 per person; deposit of $100 (check payable to NNSC) required by Nov. 15; balance due Dec. 15.  Contact Donna Ponte donatelapontesi@yahoo.com or 847-971-6277  (Call the motel and pay direct to book a traditional motel room.)  (intermediate to advanced x-c; snowshoeing)


Sat., Feb. 15 - Sat., Feb. 22     Sun Valley, Idaho

Travel by air to Boise.  Rental cars for the 3 hour trip to Sun Valley. Lodging in a rental home in the Sun Valley/Ketchum area.  Skiing (and shoeshoeing) at Sun Valley Nordic Trails, Galena Lodge and Blaine County Recreational District.  Group has already met to plan and initial deposits have been collected.  Contact Paula Matzek, plmatzek@aol.com  to see if space is still available or to be put on the waiting list.


March 6-10? POP-UP TRIP to ???   Contact Scott Schaedel, svschaed@gmail.com.