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The Northwoods Nordic Ski Club

The Northwoods Nordic Ski Club was established in Rhinelander in 1983 as an all-volunteer, non-profit organization (501c3) corporation.  We are a group of individuals dedicated to providing outdoor silent sports recreation to the public with an emphasis on cross-country skiing. 

We provide financial, coaching and staffing support for the Rhinelander High School Nordic Ski Team, Rhinelander Middle School Nordic Ski Team and the Sno-dags. 

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

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

We hold an annual Candlelight cross-country ski event at the Rhinelander Community Trails and host Collegiate, United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), High School, Middle School, and Youth Cross Country Ski Races at the FIS homologate trails at the  Cedrig A. Vig Outdoor Classroom (CAVOC) trails .

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.

How Can You Help?

Support the Northwoods Nordic Ski Club by becoming a member. 

  • $25 Regular Membership.
  • $50 Family Membership.
  • $150 Sponsor a youth skier.
  • Become a Sponsor of the Club.

Volunteer to help with:

  • trail maintenance,
  • become a coach or parent volunteer for the ski teams,
  • volunteer to help at our events,
  • become a member of one of our committees,
  • or serve on the board of directors.

Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors meets monthly. We will not be holding a March meeting. The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 6:00 pm at The Haven, followed by the Annual  Meeting. Times of each meeting are yet to be determined.  Pizza will be provided by the club.   All members in good standing are welcome to attend. 

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Ski for Light presents Northwoods Nordic Ski Club with a plaque of appreciation. February 2024


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Thank You 2023/24 Sponsors!

Interested in becoming a sponsor of Northwoods Nordic Ski Club?

Sponsored by Foley's Tree Service

Foley's Tree Service

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

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 Charter Next Generation

Charter Next Generation

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Annual sponsor of Rinelander's primer Nordic races.

Sponsored by Habush Personal Injury Attorneys

Habush Personal Injury Attorneys

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Supporting Rhinelander youth Nordic skiing. 

Sponsored by Lakeland Realty

Lakeland Realty

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Supporting us in achieving our mission to foster the sport of cross country skiing in our area. 

Sponsored by Briar House

Briar House

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Energizing winter sports athletes, citizens, and visitors in the Rhinelander area.

Sponsored by A-1 Septic Service

A-1 Septic Service

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Dedicated to sponsoring our trails and events for many years

Sponsored by Ski for Light

Ski for Light

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Enhancing the quality of life and independence of visually or mobility-impaired adults through a program of cross-country skiing.

Sponsored by Wisconsin Public Service Foundation

Wisconsin Public Service Foundation

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 Together, creating a brighter future for the communities we serve