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
4
Sat
8:30 am Fitness & Waffles @ Gear West
Fitness & Waffles @ Gear West
Oct 4 @ 8:30 am – 10:15 am
Hikes and trail runs begin at 8:30 am. Waffles served at 9:45 am at Gear West. Option to bike from your home to have waffles.
Oct
7
Tue
6:30 pm Hike Wood Lake Park @ Wood Lake Nature Center
Hike Wood Lake Park @ Wood Lake Nature Center
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for a fall full-moon hike at Wood Lake Nature Center in Richfield. Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the entrance to the park. Take either Lyndale Ave or 66th St to Lakeshore Dr to the nature center parking lot. … Continue reading
Oct
8
Wed
9:45 am Bike Wayzata to Gray’s Bay – Mea... @ Dakota Trailhead, Wayzata
Bike Wayzata to Gray’s Bay – Mea... @ Dakota Trailhead, Wayzata
Oct 8 @ 9:45 am
Meet at 9:45 a.m. and begin riding at 10a.m. From Hwy 494 go west on 394 one mile to the 101 South (Wayzata) exit – turn right onto Wayzata Blvd to Superior Blvd go slightly left to Lake St – … Continue reading
Oct
9
Thu
all-day Fall Colors Hiking & Biking @ Alberta Adams' Chalet
Fall Colors Hiking & Biking @ Alberta Adams' Chalet
Oct 9 – Oct 11 all-day
Fall color biking and hiking at Alberta Adam’s chalet near Webster/Danbury, WI. Bike the hills inside and out of Voyager Village or hike the beautiful ski trails. The chalet has three sleeping areas and two bathrooms. Pool and sauna available … Continue reading

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Meetings & Special Events

Oct
14
Tue
9:16 pm General Meeting. “Climate change... @ St. Peter’s Church
General Meeting. “Climate change... @ St. Peter’s Church
Oct 14 @ 9:16 pm
You may park in lot on west side of church. 6:30 p.m. social time; 7 p.m. program.  A presentation by Mindy Ahler and Paul Thompson of Cool Planet and Citizen’s Climate Lobby.  
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

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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.