A few photos from those submitted
by members to the club photo gallery.
Chosen for their uniqueness, composition,
and representative of the club's activities.*
For more extensive showcase of club's activities check the different
photo "Albums", generally organized by trips or events.
* That is, by personal opinion of the Web Site "Photo Coordinator". RBS.
(Feel free to make suggestions, or propose a photo. Send via e-mail and/or attachments to:
2017 was the 50th year anniversary of the founding of the North-Stars Ski Touring Club.
In the spirit of that celebration here are a few photos from the early days of the club.
Hut-to-Hut Ski Touring in Colorado, March 1985.
This photo was of the first VJC (Victoria-Jonathan-Chaska) race, which was organized by NSSTC.
I'm not entirely sure of the exact year but think it was about 1971. It was described as "the first race in the Midwest to welcome both competitors and citizen racers, pre-dating the American Birkebeiner and the Mora Vassaloppet". It eventually attracted skiers from around the country, including Bill Koch, the first US Olympic medalist in cross country.
Norm Oakvik of the North-Stars club laid out the course. (Photo and description supplied by Jim McQuethy: )
Winter Park Colorado, 1974 (Perhaps the first club trip 'Out West'.)
Trail Clearing Crew, Jay Cooke State Park, MN Oct. 2009
(One might guess, it was opening day of hunting season.)
A very recent trip: North Star Ski Touring Club, 2017 January 15-21: (Photo by Dan J.)
On summit ridge of Silver Star Mountain, South-Central British Columbia.
At top of chair lift, the portal to the back-side Nordic Trail system.
(Might there be a local mantra? "May all of your Nordic Trails run downhill.")
Snow Shoeing, Silver Star Mountain Trip, Jan 2017.
The Methow Valley, N Central WA, among the East-Side Foothills of the Cascade Range. A favorite club destination for week-long extended trips: Dry snow and many clear skies, flatland and rolling-hills skiing, with grand views. (Photo by Jim Y.)