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

8:30 am Fitness & Waffles @ Gear West
Fitness & Waffles @ Gear West
Aug 2 @ 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.
5:00 pm Easy Social Bike Ride
Easy Social Bike Ride
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Easy Social Bike Rides. A different route each week. Route will be announced the week before the ride and in the eLoype.
6:30 pm Dance & “9 Nights of Music” @ Tapestry Folkdance Center
Dance & “9 Nights of Music” @ Tapestry Folkdance Center
Aug 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
“9 Nights of Music” is offered every Tuesday in July and August at the Minnesota History Center, St. Paul MN. This popular outdoor music series kicks off with the French-Latin music of Café Accordion Orchestra on Tuesday, July 1. Tapestry … Continue reading
9:15 am Bike Saint Paul Lakes, Parks, Tr... @ St. Paul
Bike Saint Paul Lakes, Parks, Tr... @ St. Paul
Aug 6 @ 9:15 am – 1:30 pm
This is about a 28 mile ride. Meet at Julie Holmen’s home, southeast of Como Lake, by 9:15 as we’ll depart by 9:30 a. m.  Ride takes us north passing lakes in Roseville, Shoreview and returning via Keller and Phalen … Continue reading

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Meetings & Special Events

4:00 pm Club Picnic and Bike Ride @ Hidden Falls Shelter
Club Picnic and Bike Ride @ Hidden Falls Shelter
Aug 3 @ 4:00 pm
Social hour begins at 4 p.m. Eat at 5 p.m. Bring a dish to share for 6-8 people plus your own recyclable/reusable plates, napkins, utensils, and cups.  Beverages provided by the club.  Meet at 1:45 p.m. for bike ride (leaders … Continue reading

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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.

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.