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Bearskin Lodge on Gunflint Trail
February 10-15, 2019 ( Sunday through Friday).  

Next winter’s trip to Bearskin Lodge on the Gunflint Trail is scheduled for February 10-15, 2019. We’ll drive up Sunday morning and return on Friday. 

Enjoy five days in two townhouse units and one cabin. The lodges and cabin have full kitchens and are located pretty close to the sauna, wax room and hot tub.
Ski on 70K of groomed trails designed for beginner to advanced skiers; many trails are groomed for diagonal and skate skiing. It is also possible to drive to the Banadad Trail or the Gunflint Lodge trails for variety. 

Cost and Payment: The cost of $365 per person includes four dinners, two people per room with shared  beds for couples and twin beds for singles, trail passes, and all the fun we can pack in!  The cost does not include breakfasts, lunches and snacks/drinks.

Registration for this trip begins on April 19, 2018.  Please do not send in your registration before this date.  Send a check for the full amount (payable to Fran Howley) and a signed club waiver to Fran at 5753 Pillsbury Ave S.,  Minneapolis, MN 55419.  PLEASE indicate food restrictions on the waiver form. Limit of 15 people.  
Full refund before December 30, 2018; after that date, full refund only if a replacement is found. 

Please send check for full amount (payable to Fran Howley) AND signed waiver to Fran Howley, 5753 Pillsbury Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419.  


For more info:  Link to full trip details (members only)

Trip Leader:  Fran Howley
612-869-8971 or

Stokely Creek Lodge
There is a reason many North Stars return to Stokely Creek 
again and again.

Really, there are many reasons:
  • Miles and miles of beautifully groomed trails, beginner to expert
  • Trails winding through the scenic, rolling, wooded Algoma Highlands of Ontario near Lake Superior
  • Lake effect snow--usually lots of it--and an extended ski season.
  • Warm hospitality and comfortable accommodations
  • A full, uninterrupted week of skiing, eating, socializing and relaxing
  • Trails right out the door
  • The sumptuous, delicious, healthy meals and appetizers
Stokley Creek
194 Pickard Rd 
Goulais River, ON  CA 

Dates and cost:
Leave on early morning bus on Thursday, February 21 (arrive in time for dinner) and depart/return on Friday morning, March 1.  Estimated cost of $1,600 per person includes the bus, seven days and eight nights of lodging, all meals and social hour appetizers, ski passes, taxes and gratuities. *(Cost may increase if fewer than 35 people, and will decrease if the US $ dollar to Canadian $ dollar remains favorable.) 

To reserve your place:
Send a $300 deposit per person NOW (check made payable to Janet Jensen), along with a signed
trip waiver, to: 
     Janet Jensen 
     6612 Humbolt Ave. S., 
     Richfield, MN 55423.  
Registrations cannot be accepted until after April 19, 2018.
The $300 deposit is nonrefundable unless a replacement is found.

Send second payment of $650 by September 1, 2018.
Send final payment of $650 by November 1, 2018.

Cancelation Policy:  No refund after January 21, 2019 unless a participant replacement found.  Initial deposit is nonrefundable unless a replacement is found.  Any further refund will be determined by Stokely Creek Lodge. Trip insurance is highly recommended!

For more info:  Link to full trip details (Members only)

Contact Janet at 612-861-7489 or, or co-leader Joyce Schadel at 952-831-8759. See the Stokely Creek web site ( for more photos and information.

Janet Jensen

Ski Norway:  March 8 (or 9) - 19, 2019

Come join us for our annual ski trip to Sjusjöen — the "#1 cross-country skiing destination in Norway.
Skiing for all levels right from the door with a network of 300+ km of groomed trails, suitable for all levels of skiers. March is the best month for skiing in Norway—longer days, warmer sun, and dry snow (even with daytime temperatures in the 40s). Many trails are above timberline, with spectacular views, while the forested trails in the lower areas provide shelter from the elements on cold and windy days.  State of the art trail grooming equipment.
Accommodations at Rustad — our favorite 4th generation, family-owned Mountain Lodge. Meals are big buffet-style Norwegian breakfasts, "pack-your-own" trail lunches and three-course evening dinners. Cozy common areas with two fireplaces and beautiful Norwegian antique furniture – great areas for evening conversations, games, or curling up with a book. Well-equipped indoor waxing room and two saunas.

Other Information:  
Opportunity to ski the legendary Norwegian Birkebeiner races. Seewww.birkebeiner.nofor more details. Registration is now open!
Visiting Oslo: By popular demand we have added an extra night in Oslo for 2019.
Transportation: Group flight Minneapolis-St Paul (MSP) -Oslo-MSP
Add-on from other cities may be possible
Group transfer OSL Airport-Sjusjøen-Oslo-OSL Airport  
Please NOTE: Actual departure date may depend on the airline’s allocation of group space and may not be known till Sep/Oct, 2018.

Pre- or Post-Trip Options: Add a 2nd week to your Norwegian ski adventure

Option 1: If enough interest, we will arrange for an additional week at adifferent ski resort or mountain hut in or near one of Norway’s National Parks. Cost will depend upon actual itinerary.

Option 2: Ski hut-to-hut in one of Norway’s national parks.We will arrange for you to join a guidedtour with the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT). Exact itinerary to be determined when we know the interests and experience of the participants. Cost will depend upon actual itinerary.

Estimated Cost(Sjusjøen and Oslo):

Approximately $2,800 -2900 double occupancy (+ taxes/ surcharges in effect at the time of ticketing). The estimated cost includes: airfare MSP-Oslo-MSP); group transportation to/from Sjusjöen; seven nights' accommodations (Sun to Sun) w/big buffet breakfasts, trail lunches and dinners at Sjusjöen; and two nights' hotel accommodations w/breakfast at a centrally located hotel in Oslo.

Payment Schedule:
- Deposit: $500/person due with registration
- $1,000 installment due by 10/1/18
- Balance due by 1/10/19 (you will receive an invoice where the cost is adjusted to reflect the exchange rates in effect at that time)  

Cancellation and Refund Policy:
- Cancellation priorto 10/1/18: Full refund
- Cancellation10/2/18 - 1/10/19: $1,500 is NON-refundable
- Cancellation after1/10/19: No refund

For more details:
  Link to full trip details (members only)

FFI and to request a complete copy of the trip description/terms and conditions, please contact
Solveig Olson at 612-377-2483 (home), 612-770-7440 (cell), or 

Mail your trip registration and waiver with a $500/person deposit to: Solveig Olson, 1177 Cedar View Drive, Minneapolis MN 55405

FFI and to request a complete copy of the trip description/terms and conditions.

Leader:  Solveig Olson
     612-377-2483 home
     612-770-7440 cell