Welcome to North Star Ski Touring Club

OUR PASSION is CROSS COUNTRY SKIING, but we also bike, canoe, kayak, dance, socialize, develop and maintain trails

The 650-member North Star Ski Touring Club is the largest ski touring club in the lower 48. Formed in 1967, the club sponsors a year-round schedule of activities including day, weekend, and week-long trips to many locations in North America and Europe.

Share your love of the outdoors with friends while participating in one of our many year-round activites.

Upcoming Events

Oct
21
Tue
9:45 am Hike – Sunfish Lake Park @ Sunfish Lake Park
Hike – Sunfish Lake Park @ Sunfish Lake Park
Oct 21 @ 9:45 am
Hike and Eat. Hike Sunfish Lake Park, Lake Elmo, and Eat at the annual Pork and Sauerkraut Supper (served family style) at Christ Lutheran Church, Lake Elmo. You are invited to join us for both, or just one of these … Continue reading
Oct
22
Wed
9:45 am Bike Historic Hastings Area @ Spring Lake Park Reserve (Schaar’s Bluff)
Bike Historic Hastings Area @ Spring Lake Park Reserve (Schaar’s Bluff)
Oct 22 @ 9:45 am
This ride will leave from Spring Lake Park Reserve (Schaar’s Bluff) for a 20 – 25 mile ride around the Hastings area. We will see the Mississippi River lock and dam, new Hastings bridge, historic downtown and sites along the … Continue reading
Oct
24
Fri
all-day Trail Clearing on the North Shore @ Tofte/Lutsen/Cascade River
Trail Clearing on the North Shore @ Tofte/Lutsen/Cascade River
Oct 24 – Oct 26 all-day
 We’ll be clearing many ski trails and staying at resorts in the Tofte/Lutsen/Cascade River area.  Our sponsor requires a minimum participation of 20 North Stars.  Send waiver form plus a $25 deposit check by October 3 to Frank Janezich,  10217 … Continue reading
Oct
26
Sun
10:00 am Mississippi River Hike @ Boom Island Park
Mississippi River Hike @ Boom Island Park
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis.  We’ll hike along the Mississippi River, cross at the Stone Arch Bridge, then hike down to the river bottoms where we’ll explore the paths and footbridges below St. Anthony Falls.  Next stop is lunch … Continue reading

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Meetings & Special Events

Nov
11
Tue
6:30 pm General Meeting: Winter Trips Si... @ St. Peter’s Church
General Meeting: Winter Trips Si... @ St. Peter’s Church
Nov 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
You may park in lot on west side of church. 6:30 p.m. social time; 7 p.m. trip sign-up begins.  Get it on your calendar  now so you don’t miss it.  
Dec
9
Tue
6:30 pm General Meeting. “Backpacking an... @ St. Peter’s Church
General Meeting. “Backpacking an... @ St. Peter’s Church
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm
You may park in lot on west side of church. 6:30 p.m. social time; 7 p.m. program. Club member Bob Smith lived for 12 years in Eastern Washington State where the Cascade Range was his weekend playground. Bob will talk … Continue reading
Jan
13
Tue
6:30 pm General Meeting.  “Tall Ship Sai... @  St. Peter's Church
General Meeting.  “Tall Ship Sai... @  St. Peter's Church
Jan 13 @ 6:30 pm
 6:30 p.m. Social time; 7 p.m. Program.  (Park in lot on west side of church.)  North Star traveler, Arne Stefferud, will share his experience as a sail trainee on the Norwegian tallship Sorlandet’s voyage from Chicago to Green Bay and … Continue reading
Feb
10
Tue
6:30 pm General Meeting.  “Looking Throu... @ St. Peter's Church
General Meeting.  “Looking Throu... @ St. Peter's Church
Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Enjoy this presentation by by long-time club member, Al Mayer. This is an audience participation picture show of our experience as we biked from Wirth Park to Lake Harriet.”  6:30 p.m. social time; 7 p.m. program.  (Park in lot on west side … Continue reading

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Announcements!

WANTED: a co-host or hostess for the Spring Banquet. Contact Fran Howley or Carol Wahl.

Photos are needed for the website, Loype and Facebook. Send to photos@north-stars.org.

2015 EXTENDED WINTER TRIPS
Sun Valley, Stokely and Norway

Click on link below to view the details of the trips:
Link to trips

Trip details are also available on the calendar.