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Our Mission

To foster the sport of cross country skiing in the Rhinelander area by maintaining high-quality venues and supporting progressive developmental ski-programming for our youth, community and visitors.

December 2021 Board of Directors Meeting

Next Board of Directors Meeting:

  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021
  • 6:30 PM
  • CAVOC Lodge, Rhinelander

All members in good standing are welcome to attend the board meeting.  Please contact Northwoods Nordic Ski Club Secretary in advance to verify date, time and location.  The link to the secretary's email is on the Board of Directors page.

The Race Committee meets from 5:30 to 6:30 at the same location on this date.

The Northwoods Nordic Ski Club

The Northwoods Nordic Ski Club is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization (501c3) in the Rhinelander, Wisconsin community. We are a group of individuals dedicated to providing outdoor silent sports recreation to the public with an emphasis on cross-country skiing. 

We maintain approximately 30 kilometers of cross-country ski trails at three locations:

  1. The Rhinelander Northwood Nordic Ski Trails near the Rhinelander Northwood Golf course
  2. The Rhinelander Community Trails near the Rhinelander High School (RHS)
  3. The CAVOC Trails just east of Rhinelander.

We also provide principle support for all area youth ski programs including Rhinelander High School Nordic Ski Team, Rhinelander Middle School Nordic Ski Team and the Sno-dags. 

Contact Northwoods Nordic Ski Club


  • Host the Candlelight ski event at the Rhinelander Community Trails near Rhinelander High School.
  • Host Hodag Nordic Challenge High School Ski Race at the CAVOC ski trails.
  • Provide financial support and ski equipment for RHS High School, Middle School and Sno-dag Nordic programs.
  • Maintain snowmobile, ATV, grooming equipment and upkeep of building and storage units
  • Maintain and upgrade ski trails and signs at Northwood Ski Trails and Rhinelander Community Trails

Wish list of what we need now

  • Youth ski equipment (ski, boots, poles and bindings)
  • Volunteers to serve as board members, youth ski coaches and to assist in local ski races

What you can do to help

  • Provide financial support by becoming a member of the Northwoods Nordic Ski Club or through direct donation to the club at a NWN ski trail donation box at the Northwood trailhead.
  • Volunteer to help with trail maintenance, events or server on the board of directors
  • Support the Northwoods Nordic Ski Club by becoming a member. A membership form is located on the Club Forms page of this Website or on the backside of the trail maps found at the trailhead.
  • $25 Regular Membership
  • $50 Family Membership
  • $150 Sponsor a youth skier.

Social Media


Thank You 2020/21 Northwoods Nordic Ski Club Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor of Northwoods Nordic Ski Club?

Sponsored by Ascension


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Sponsoring the Ascension Hodag Challenge @ #Best5kmInTheMidwest #CAVOC Trails.

Sponsored by Mel's Trading Post

Mel's Trading Post

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Fitting Rhinelander youth, residents, and visitors to fantastic winter experiences.

Sponsored by Rhinelander Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Rhinelander Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

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Sponsoring an active Nordic lifestyle for area residents, youth, and visitors.

Sponsored by Aspen Tree Care

Aspen Tree Care

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Keeping the trails clear and the tracks in place!

Sponsored by Habush Habush & Rottier Charitable Fund

Habush Habush & Rottier Charitable Fund

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 Sponsoring competitive and recreational Nordic skiing in the Northwoods. 

Sponsored by Peoples State Bank

Peoples State Bank

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Supporting youth cross-country skiing in the Rhinelander area.

Sponsored by Briar House

Briar House

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Supporting Northwoods Nordic events, trails, and youth programming. 

Sponsored by CoVantage Credit Union

CoVantage Credit Union

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Sponsoring Rhinelander-area Nordic skiing: youth, community, and visitors. 

Sponsored by Kwik Trip, Inc.

Kwik Trip, Inc.

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Fueling our active team and community

Sponsored by Nicolet National Bank

Nicolet National Bank

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Official Sponsor of our NCAA and USCSA collegiate race series.

Sponsored by Leather Crafters and Saddlers Journal (Journal Media)

Leather Crafters and Saddlers Journal (Journal Media)

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Keeping Nordic running in print and on snow

Sponsored by Aspirus


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Promoting recreational access and active healthy lifestyles for the whole community.

Sponsored by Timber Land Chiropractic

Timber Land Chiropractic

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Supporting the health and development of our youth and community


Sponsored by A-1 Septic Service

A-1 Septic Service

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Dedicated to sponsoring our trails and events for many years