We are a team of Nordic skiers composed of members of all ability levels. We practice together three nights a week during the winter season, and travel to ski races throughout the Midwest from January to March. Races include the Noquemanon in Marquette, MI; the American Birkebeiner in Hayward, WI; and the Great Bear Chase in Calumet, MI. Members sign up individually for races they want to ski, and then the team provides lodging, meals, and transportation for the weekend. Races are a great way to get out and ski during the winter, and socialize with your fellow team members! Races range from 10k to 56k, classic or freestyle techniques. Members are not required to have a certain ability level or racing experience to join the team; practices and races are as difficult or competitive as the individual chooses to make them!
During the fall, the team has dryland practices from 6-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Practices continue until the end of the Fall Semester. Over Winter Break, the team travels to Cable, WI to ski the Birkebiener Trails for Training Weekend.
Once Spring Semester starts, the team practices every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m. The Nordic Ski Team travels to Elver Park on the west side of Madison for winter practices. Transportation is provided to practices.
Team members are required to pay the $45 Hoofer fee, and then team dues as well. Members that just want to practice pay dues of $100, while racing members pay $200 in dues. Dues go towards transportation to practices and races, lodging, and food for training weekend and race weekends.
2018 Race Schedule
- Training Weekend: Jan. 4 - Jan. 7
- Noquemanon: Jan. 26 - Jan. 28
- Wolf-Trax: Feb. 3 - Feb. 4
- Pre-Birkie: Feb. 10 - Feb. 12
- Birkebeiner: Feb. 22 - Feb. 25
- Minnesota Invite: Mar. 2 - Mar. 4
- Great Bear Chase: Mar. 9 - Mar. 11
For more information, contact Nordic Directors Jes Pederson and Catherine Lundgren at firstname.lastname@example.org!