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

May
2
Mon
5:00 pm Bike – Easy Going Social Ride @ Jewish Community Center
Bike – Easy Going Social Ride @ Jewish Community Center
May 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This year, for the 27th consecutive year, the season will be start by biking a route called “Linking-of-the-Lakes.” The ride leaves from the Jewish Community Center (JCC), St. Louis Park. Please arrive by 5:00 pm so that we can ride … Continue reading
May
4
Wed
10:00 am Bike Ride to Stillwater
Bike Ride to Stillwater
May 4 @ 10:00 am
Look for specific meeting place and time the week before in the e-Loype. We’ll meet along the Gateway Trail, bike to Stillwater, take a break at their wonderful co-op, then return and go to lunch at an Indian buffet. FFI: … Continue reading
May
9
Mon
5:00 pm Easy, Social Bike Ride @ TDB-see e-Loype
Easy, Social Bike Ride @ TDB-see e-Loype
May 9 @ 5:00 pm
These rides are designed for those just getting back into biking, for beginners, and for those who just enjoy riding at a leisurely pace. Rides start in the 15-mile range and build to longer and hillier rides as the season … Continue reading
May
10
Tue
6:30 pm Hare to the Turtle Hike @ Hare Statue
Hare to the Turtle Hike @ Hare Statue
May 10 @ 6:30 pm
Meet at the big bronze rabbit at Minnehaha Pkwy and Portland Ave So in south Minneapolis. We will walk East along Minnehaha Creek before heading to the Turtle Bakery on 48th St and Chicago Ave So for refreshments. After this … Continue reading

Meetings & Special Events

Jun
26
Sun
4:30 pm Trip Leader & Volunteer Apprecia... @ Beard’s Plaisance picnic shelter (southwest side of Lake Harriet)
Trip Leader & Volunteer Apprecia... @ Beard’s Plaisance picnic shelter (southwest side of Lake Harriet)
Jun 26 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
June 26, Sun {A} . If you have led a trip or day activity, or volunteered for the club during the past year, you are invited. The club will treat you to dinner and non-alcoholic beverages (the only alcohol allowed … Continue reading

Announcements!

GRANT AWARDED TO THE LOPPET FOUNDATION
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Photos are needed for the website, Loype and Facebook. Send to photos@north-stars.org.

2017 EXTENDED WINTER TRIPS

Silver Star, Bearskin Lodge, Stokley Creek, Norway!

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

Trip details are also available on the calendar.