Nicolet Nor-ski

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The Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team and Lakewood Ski Club will host 36K and 7K ski races on Saturday, February 4, 2012, partnering with McCauslin Brook Golf Course and the Chequamegon/Nicolet National Forest Service.

The scenic beauty, consistent snow, excellent grooming, and challenging terrain of the Lakewood trails have led to a revival of the Nicolet Nor-ski combined with a Wisconsin High School Nordic League Invitation race. Ski races have not been held on the hilly Lakewood trails in the Nicolet National Forest since 2004.

About the trails by Bryan Fish,  US Ski team coach

“Lakewood is one of my favorite places to ski – if not my favorite – anywhere.

If you like the Birkie trail then I’m confident you’ll like the Lakewood trails.

The combination of terrain, aesthetics and Pisten Bully grooming inspired me to bring the UW-Green Bay ski team up there for off-weekend training when I lived in Green Bay.  Personally,  Lakewoods was a sanctuary. I would head up after work in March and I would enjoy the immaculately groomed roller-coaster like terrain and had the place all to myself. It is a hidden gem in Midwest skiing. Lakewoodski trails holds a particularly important  place for me, for it was there that I decided to pursue ski coaching on a full time basis. “

The Race

The 36K Nor-ski will be groomed for both classic and skate techniques, with wave starts limited to 20 persons.  Classic technique will lead off at 11:30 am with skate waves beginning at 11:45 am.  The High school racers for the 7K classic technique will have wave starts at beginning at 10 am. The Middle school racers will have a 3.5 K course for their classic style race directly after the HS racers. The citizens’ 7k open will start at noon.

Racers will have access to the McCauslin Brook Club House for registration, complementary lunch/snack and awards. The race will be chip timed and there will be six feed and support stations on the course.  The 7k will have 10 year age groups to 60 plus, male and female.  The 36K open race will have 5 year award spans again up to 60+ years old, for both genders. The 36K classic race will have 10 yea age awards to 60+

 Costs and registration

Citizen race:

Online Registration is live at Active.com

7K – $25
36K – $45
$10 additional fee for day of race registration.

High school/middle school racers is $4.

Adults Group/club entries (more than 3 together) will receive a $5 discount per person and Coaches for Junior and Collegiate teams and Collegiate racers are discounted to $30 for the 36k. For these entries, please contact the Race Director for registration

All proceeds benefit the middle and high school Nordic ski programs of the Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team.

Many people have told both Ashwaubenon and Lakewood club members how exciting this revival is.  We think so too.  Come on out and join in the excitement.  The Nor-ski is back!