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Join us for Cross Country Skiing and More!

Join us for Cross Country Skiing and More!
  Join us for Cross Country Skiing and More!

 
Join us for Cross Country Skiing and More!


 
Join us for Cross Country Skiing and More!

North Star Ski Touring Club

Cross Country Skiing is our passion,
but we have fun all year!

Join us!   Ski, bike, hike, paddle, dance, socialize, support trailsOur club is the largest ski touring club in the lower 48.  Formed in 1967, our all-volunteer club sponsors day, weekend, week-long trips. We make a difference- through advocacy, trail maintenance and a grant-giving program.  Share your love of the outdoors with friends.

North Star Grant Program

Shaping the Future of the Club and Cross Country Skiing

2020 Awards

 

Norm Oakvik, a club founder, donated a part of his estate to NSSTC to support the club and to further grow the sport of Nordic Skiing in Minnesota

Each year the North Star Grant program seeks, evaluates and funds worthy projects.

Proposals for the 2021 cycle are due by  March 31, 2021. FFI on 
Grant Program Link.   

In 2020 this program provided $25,000 in funding for the following projects.  FFI on 2020 projects:  Link.

 

• MN Youth Ski League

• Bemidji Area Cross Country Ski Club

• Sugarbush Trail Assoc.

• Rochester Active Sports Club (RASA)

• Banadad Trail Assoc.

• Itasca Ski and Outing Club

• Agassiz Environmental Learning Ctr.

 



Trail Stewardship


Every fall the club schedules trail-clearing trips to several

Minnesota ski areas. Rolling up their
sleeves and brandishing hand tools, rakes and chainsaws, club members clear brush to get cross-country ski trails ready for the winter.

Schedule information is found on the Master Event Calendar



Announcements/News

Announcing Ski Mentoring Program

Our new program for beginning adult classic skiers connects our volunteers with skiers who have completed an organized ski lesson to meet on snow to provide tips and answer questions about how to improve and enjoy the skiing experience.

Link here for info about how the program works, how to request a mentor, practical learning tips such as clothes, safely falling and getting up, waxes, equipment, places to ski, getting into and out of your bindings and just stress-free support.
 

Club Zoom meetings now in Documents Library! To see "Trails of the North Shore", go to "Resources" on the status line above,  then "Document Library", "Folders" and on the bottom of the list click on "Club Zoom Meeting PDF's". 

April 13, 2021, Monthly Club Meeting.
Topic:Minnesota State Historical Sites, with Ben Leonard

Our speaker will be Ben Leonard from the Minnesota Historical Society.  Ben will be talking about the Society's 25 historic sites throughout the state.  Many of these sites are conveniently on the way to ski, hiking or biking destinations. Visiting one or more of these sites makes for an interesting road trip.  With spring approaching, hear some ideas for planning a trip, and learn a little Minnesota history.  

Join Zoom Meeting

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Upcoming Events
Sept. 14, 2020 North Star "Test Run" Zoom Meeting
Bruce Nelson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: North Star Test Run Zoom Meeting
Time: Sep 14, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Click on photos below for more information about North Star Ski Touring Club

Membership

Meet new friends, take advantage of the year-round activities and great ski trips. Join today for as little as $20/year!
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Extended Travel Ski Trips

Join us in the many exciting ski trips offered each year. Join the club and enjoy the full package of benefits and save.
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Year-round Events

Our spring, summer and fall events include hiking, cycling, paddling, social activities, volunteering and more.