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Cross Country Skiing is our passion,
but we have fun all year! Join us!
Ski, bike, hike, paddle, dance, socialize, support trails
The 650-member North Star Ski Touring Club is the largest ski touring club in 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—participate
in our year-round activities.
2020 Extended Travel Trips to Methow Valley and Norway: Link to Info
December Meeting-Core Strength for Nordic Skiers
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
6:30 PM Social
7:00 PM Business: 2020 budget (See links to Budget Proposal and Notes)
7:15 PM Program:
Presentation: Core strength for Nordic Skiers. Discuss what the term “ Core “ means and what muscles are involved. How do we strengthen those muscles? Why do we need to have a strong core for Nordic skiing or any other athletic endeavors? Come and find out and bring your questions!
Melissa Shirriff PT has been an avid Nordic skier for 20 yrs. She loves skiing and has completed 10 Kortelopets and 2 American Birkebeiners, and numerous other fun ski events. She also loves water sports and cycling. Her practice in physical therapy at the Institute for Athletic Medicine in Uptown includes working with injured athletes young and old. She has special interest in Nordic skiers, cyclists and runners.
Location: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 104 S. Snelling Ave. St. Paul.
50th Anniversary Publication
Stories and photos by members of early days, trips, activities, and accomplishments. Link here
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.
Tim Knopp Award Nominations
The club is seeking nominations for this award, given to a club member or members, who have made a significant contribution over the years to the North Star Ski Touring club and/or to the sport of cross- country skiing. Criteria and previous recipients are found by going to "RESOURCES" on the status line above, then "Document Folders", scroll down to "North Star History Doc", and click on "Tim Knopp..." The deadline for nominations is Feb. 1, 2020. Thank you!
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Meet new friends, take advantage of the year-round activities and great ski trips. Join today for as little as $20/year!
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.
Our spring, summer and fall events include hiking, cycling, paddling, social activities, volunteering and more.