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

Nov
22
Sat
2:00 pm Park, Hike, Ride, Walk, Eat @ Fort Snelling State Park
Park, Hike, Ride, Walk, Eat @ Fort Snelling State Park
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm
Join North Star Singles for a two to three hour hike at Fort Snelling followed by a ride on the Blue LIne Light Rail into Mpls. We’ll stop at the Lake Street Station to eat dinner at the new French … Continue reading
Nov
26
Wed
9:45 am Hike the Louisville Swamp, Shako... @ Louisville Swamp, Shakopee
Hike the Louisville Swamp, Shako... @ Louisville Swamp, Shakopee
Nov 26 @ 9:45 am
Details to follow in the e-Loype and a Wednesday Wanderers email update.
Nov
30
Sun
1:30 pm “A Very Asian Christmas” @ Southern Theater
“A Very Asian Christmas” @ Southern Theater
Nov 30 @ 1:30 pm
It’s light, amusing, musical theater with a variety of singing, Taiko and dancing onstage with food (included) and laughs for the audience. Directed by Randy Reyes at Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis. Performance starts at 2 pm. Parking … Continue reading
Dec
2
Tue
10:00 am Ski Hyland in Bloomington @ Hyland Lake Park Interpretive Center
Ski Hyland in Bloomington @ Hyland Lake Park Interpretive Center
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am
Meet at 10 a.m. at the  Enjoy skiing on the artificial snow loop or the regular trails. There may be some weeks where I cannot hold this event. Please check the e-Loype for any schedule changes.

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Meetings & Special Events

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.