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
24
Tue
9:00 am Volunteer @ Food Group
Volunteer @ Food Group
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
We are looking for volunteers to work one day a month for the Food Group in New Hope. We usually work a three-hour shift packaging produce, starting at 9:00 a.m. Directions: I-94/694 to Boone Ave exit, south on Boone to … Continue reading
May
25
Wed
9:45 am Bike to St. Paul from Fort Snell... @ Fort Snelling visitor center parking lot
Bike to St. Paul from Fort Snell... @ Fort Snelling visitor center parking lot
May 25 @ 9:45 am
May 25, Wed {WW}  Meet at 9:45 a.m. (begin riding at 10:00) at the Fort Snelling parking lot  by the visitors center for an easy 20-mile ride to St. Paul via the Mendota and Lilydale trails. We’ll eat lunch at … Continue reading
May
29
Sun
10:00 am Annual Memorial Sunday Bike Ride.
Annual Memorial Sunday Bike Ride.
May 29 @ 10:00 am
Let’s explore northern Washington County on a route that is a favorite of many North Stars. This approx. 40-mile ride will start in beautiful downtown Withrow and head north to Scandia, returning via Marine on St. Croix and roads north … Continue reading
May
30
Mon
5:00 pm Easy, Social Bike Rides @ TBD-see e-Loype
Easy, Social Bike Rides @ TBD-see e-Loype
May 30 @ 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

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.