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
31
Fri
all-day Trail Clearing at Banadad @ BWCAW and just south of the Gunflint trail
Trail Clearing at Banadad @ BWCAW and just south of the Gunflint trail
Oct 31 – Nov 2 all-day
The Banadad Trail lies mostly within the BWCAW and just south of the Gunflint trail.   We will be housed at Boundary Country Trekking at the east end of the trail.  At this time some of details are still being finalized. … Continue reading
Nov
5
Wed
10:00 am Hike Coldwater Spring @ Mississippi National River & Recreation Area
Hike Coldwater Spring @ Mississippi National River & Recreation Area
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am
Meet in Cap’s Grille parking lot at 10:00 a.m., hike at 10:15. Coldwater Spring Park is the birthplace of white settlement in Minnesota and an ancient Native American sacred site. We’ll hike around the park to see the spring; then … Continue reading
Nov
8
Sat
11:00 am Explore Westwood Hills Nature Ce... @ Westwood Hills Nature Center
Explore Westwood Hills Nature Ce... @ Westwood Hills Nature Center
Nov 8 @ 11:00 am
Nov 8, Sat (AK) Kids Explore – Westwood Hills.  Join Sammy and his Nana (Dana Siskind) as we explore a new location. We will walk the paths and floating walkways and check out the exhibits in the nature center after … Continue reading
5:30 pm Dinner & Watch ProAm Tennis Tour... @ Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center
Dinner & Watch ProAm Tennis Tour... @ Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Have a “Classy Italian buffet-style dinner” with 2 drinks (alcoholic) and watch regional tennis tournament at the Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center.  This is the Ft Snelling tennis dome. The festivities are from 5:30 to 9:30 and the tournament … 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!

Please note the date change for the Cable trip. The trip is now Jan. 23 -25, 2015.

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.