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  • 2007-2008 GuIDE TO MINOCQuA WINTER PARK AND NORDIC CENTER Cross-Country FREE Skier Express Inside: What’s Going on at Minocqua Winter Park this Season? More than Ever! Detailed 2007-2008 EVENTS CALENDER INSIDE 2008 Wisconsin High Schools Nordic Ski Championships to Be Held at MWP! ua Minocq ark P W i nter a p Wild Tigers Ski Club Trail M Discover the North I ns i d e on Skis, Skates and Snow Shoes Click or Call: www.SkiMWP.org • (715) 356-3309
  • Minocqua Winter Park Ski ShoP Retail • Rentals • Lessons The staff at Minocqua Winter Park Ski Shop wants to welcome you to Minocqua Winter Park. We hope you enjoy Nordic skiing as much as we do. Our goal is to set you up with top quality equipment at fair prices that are guaranteed to fit. We also have a top level professional learning center that will help you enjoy the sport to your fullest potential. Our rental equipment is the newest and latest models. As we celebrate our 25th year of offering top service at Minocqua Winter Park, we hope you will join us. 715-356-1099 or go to www.crosscountryski.biz Featuring Salomon www.salomonnordic.com
  • Minocqua Winter Park and Nordic Center HOURS Monday through Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. www.SkiMWP.org Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Check our website daily Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. DAILY TRAIL REPORTS Skijoring* 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Closed on Christmas Day TRAIL PASS INFORMATION NEWS & EVENTS SNOWSHOE TRAILS Please do not ski on the trails before 9:00 a.m. Return to TRAIL MAP the chalet by 4:45. If you do not return by 5:00 p.m. you will be considered lost or injured, and the ski patrol will be sent to find MINOCQUA AREA INFORMATION you. To all skiers: It is very important that you do not ski on Sign up to receive our monthly newsletters the trails before or after our hours. Thank you! and a weekly trail report. Send an E-mail For your convenience, we accept Visa or MasterCard. Purchases to: skimwp@peoplepc.com and in the sub- or donations by phone can be made by calling 1-715-356-3309 ject box write “add me.” 2007/2008 Daily Rates On our website you will also find links to Individual Rates Midweek Holiday our advertisers’ websites. Please patronize (Mon-Thurs) (Fri - Sun) these businesses and help them help us! Adult $7 $10 Student (12-21) $5 $7 Mission Junior (6-11) $2 $5 Minocqua Winter Park is a not-for-profit town park Children (5 & under) FREE FREE operated by the Lakeland Ski Touring Foundation, Inc. Family $16 $25 Our mission is to provide a quality silent sport expe- Group Rates rience for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages through the Group (15-20) $6.50ea $9.50ea protection and maintenance of our trail system. Group (21-49) $6.00ea $9.00ea Group (50 & up) $5.50ea $8.50ea Minocqua Winter Park & Nordic Center 2007/2008 Season Pass Rates 12375 Scotchman Lake Road Minocqua, WI 54548 Before 12/1 After 12/1 715-356-3309 Ind (Mon-Thu) $65.00 $75.00 Individual $100.00 $115.00 This publication was marketed and published by Diverse Design Group for and under Couple $180.00 $205.00 the direction of Minocqua Winter Park. All rights reserved by Diverse Design Group Family $210.00 $250.00 and/or Minocqua Winter Park. Diverse Design Group, PO Box 248, Woodruff, WI 54568, 715-356-5804. Student (6-18) $45.00 $50.00 Sr. Citizen $90.00 $100.00 Sr. Citizen Couple $155.00 $175.00 * Call for rate information. Please see rules on page 11.  Cross-Country Skier Express 2008-2009  Cross-Country Skier Express 2008-2009
  • MWP INsIde thIs Issue Wish List As a not-for-profit organization, MWP Hours and Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Map of Trails at MWP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 MWP relies on gifts and dona- Be a Nordic Kid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Wine Tasting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 tions for much of its support. High School Nordic Championships . . . . 7 MWP Volunteer Opportunities . . . . . . . . 15 Listed below are some of the Ski for Your Spirit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 MWP Board of Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Wild Tigers Ski Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Why I Love Winter Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 items that we’d like to increase Valentine’s Eve Dine ’n Ski . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 CaLENDaR Of EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . 19-20 operational growth and efficien- Skijoring Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Season Pass Order form . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 cy with: • Lap-top Computer Join Us for the 2007-08 Season • Digital Camera • Digital Video Camera at Minocqua Winter Park • (2) 4-Drawer Filing Cabinets • (8) 6’ Folding Banquet Dear Skiing Friend, Tables, resin stible, er Park, Wisconsin’s irresi elcome to Minocqua Wint W for the whole • (64) Folding Chairs, resin recreational opportunities winter wonderland. With d skating, owshoeing to ski-joring an • Dormitory-size family, from skiing and sn to ur Winter Park encounter Refrigerator adventure begin. Allow yo let your e ahead s. It will. Note: I do apologiz • (2) Portable Wax me etched into your heart beco rself to make er of times you’ll pinch you Benches/Vices of time to you for the numb sure you’re not in heaven. • New Floor Safe ur t winter trails, indulge yo experiencing the excellen After • Wireless Microphone/ aked igorating aroma of fresh-b in the Chalet. Smell the inv senses Receiver System en. Or ile from our Klister Kitch muffins and the House Ch the Squirrel Hill scenery. • Standing,Revolving warming stove and take in relax by the Magazine Rack en! Imagine it! Make it happ st time me are debuting for the fir • Book Shelf Check out our events. So skiing favorites embraced by the • Sit-Ski (child size) ever, others are traditional to fit everything we offer . Though impossible for us • Sit-Ski (adult size) community to e, I encourage you to refer the covers of this magazin between If you’d like to donate any one with event g often to stay up to date website www.skimwp.or of the needs above or provide a our information. monetary gift to do so, please ve nize the businesses that ha Finally, I ask you to patro contact MWP Manager at t sport them know you’re a silen sed in this magazine. Let adverti 715-356-3309 or at skimwp@ participant. peoplepc.com. of ch) Experience the wonder Stay. Eat. Ski. (pinch…pin Thank you! u’ll be glad that you did. Minocqua Winter Park. Yo Sincerely, Keith J. Smith, Manager Minocqua Winter Park & Nordic Center  Minocqua Winter Park & Nordic Center 
  • Be a Nordic Kid A re you between the ages of 5 and 13? Do you like to discover fun ways to spend the winter? Would you like to learn some skills that you can use the rest of your life? Be a Nordic Kid! At Winter Park we believe that children should have ample opportunities to have fun through ski games and on-snow-play while learning to cross-country ski. This is what Nordic Kids is all about. Be a Nordic Kid! Our program is divided into four levels, which gives us the flexibility to include children of all abilities. After a brief large group lesson each week, we break into our small groups to work on new skills, take a ski tour, or play ski games. Sometimes we’ll organize a picnic, treasure hunt or other special activity. This year, we’re planning a Nordic Kids Family Fun Ski Festival on March 2nd to close the program with. Be a Nordic Kid! We meet at Winter Park on six Sunday afternoons from 2- 4pm, beginning on January 20th. The cost for the season is $35 per child. Parents skiing along with their children can ski free. For more information and to request registration forms, contact either Megan Rudisill at 358-5243 or Minocqua Winter Park at 356-3309. Hwy. 51 • P.O. Box 25 Minocqua, WI 54548 715-356-1800 Fax: 715-356-6955 Reservations 1-800-356-8888 Nestled on the island in downtown Minocqua, across from Torpy Park, walking distance to the Bearskin Trail. Access to cross-country ski trails. High Speed Internet in rooms! E-mail Us At: stay@concordinnofminocqua.com www.ConcordInnof Minocqua.com  Cross-Country Skier Express 2008-2009
  • Wisconsin High School Nordic Championships appropriate prizes and presentation. The first day of competition will 27 Years of Growth and Activity There are training days before and af- feature skiers starting two at a time I n 1981 the first Wisconsin High ter the racing to make sure each skier every 30 seconds using the freestyle School Nordic championship was has had proper prerace knowledge and or skating technique. The results from held at Minocqua Winter Park. preparation. There needs to be groom- the Saturday freestyle event will then Because of frigid temperatures and ing of the variable snow conditions be used to start the classic pursuit the brutal wind-chill the course was short- that reflects each technique, freestyle next day with the fastest skier being ened from its original 7 kilometers and classical, The decisions dealing chased by the rest of the field in or- to a 3.8 km length. With 23 skiers, with awards have to be made months der of finish. Sunday will crown in- a champion was named and a tradi- before the championship with both dividual champions in both classical tion was born. Through the years the team and individual awards presented. and pursuit finish for boys and girls championship has moved through All entrants receive a commemorative with team scores tabulated from the many sections of the state; Wausau, T-shirt as a part of their entry fee, de- top three finishes per team from both Milwaukee, Rib Lake, Lakewoods, signed by the host team. Preparations days. Exciting high school cross coun- Iola, Telemark, Schwan Center at are underway for an expected group try ski racing will be guaranteed along Spooner and Cumberland have all had of 400-500 racers from over 20 teams with hard work for the organizers, and opportunities to host. For 2007 and around the state. Continued on page 23. 2008 the state coaches association has certified the bids of the Rhinelander and Minocqua ski teams to host, with both of the venues located in Oneida County. The two organizations have been in existence for a number of years and have had a long history of promoting and sponsoring cross-country skiing as both a recreational and competitive fitness activity for high school skiers and their communities. As the com- mittees in charge of two days of rac- ing begin planning, there are many details and decisions to be considered and finalized. Over the course of the weekend several awards ceremonies and social events will take place with High School Nordic Ski Team, 2007 Welcome to a Celebration of Life! Steaks, WHOLE, NATURAL AND Seafood, ORGANIC FOODS Hours: 8744 Hwy 51 North Mon.–Fri. 8am–6pm Pasta Minocqua, WI Saturday 9am–3pm 715-356-2635 Closed Sunday (715) 358-1999 • 1419 Hwy 47 • Woodruff wildberry@nnex.net www.wildberrymarket.com Minocqua Winter Park & Nordic Center 
  • “Ski for Your Spirit” Art Experience & Luncheon Come. Renew. by Keith J. Smith, MWP Manager appetizers, spinach quiche, fresh salad, beverages, and dessert. After W Recharge. Experience ho can truly articulate dining, Toni will lead participants in what the natural world creating an art project that connects the inspirational power and fresh, winter air can with the morning outing. In 2007, do for our spirit? As modern day life’s the theme was “Nekoosa” and the of this place we call pressures and demands increase, more collaborative project now graces the and more MWP visitors are realizing Chalet interior. Minocqua Winter Park that their journey to the Northwoods The cost to participants in “Ski & Nordic Center. 1 can be as much an inward one as it for Your Spirit” is $25, which includes is about escaping onto a favorite ski trail pass, guided tour, art materials, trail. Allow the beauty of Minocqua and gourmet lunch. Space is limited Ski for Your Spirit Date: Winter Park’s boreal forest and to 12 people. Pre-registration by February 24, 2008 snowy trails to renew your spirit. Join February 15th is encouraged. renowned artist and role model of Call Toni at health and wellness, Toni Polfus , for 715-277-2025 our encore creative skiing experience or Winter Park on Sunday, February 24th, 2008 from at 715-356- 10:00am to 2:00pm. 3309 for more Bring a story, a poem, a song, or information. a reading that you can share with a small group on the guided ski tour. Additional layers or warmer ski cloth- ing is recommended As participants will be stopping frequently at special places to share insights and creative thoughts. Skiing outdoors is sure to stim- Toni Polfus with ulate your appetite. Following the “Nekoosa” art morning trail tour, you’ll settle in at project. the Chalet for a gourmet lunch— 715-356-9097 whitehavenbandb.com • whthaven@newnorth.net  Cross-Country Skier Express 2006-2007
  • Wild Tigers Ski Club by Keith J. Smith, MWP Manager ski team practice days at MWP. (Note: on. Thankfully, MWP’s local commu- W The club is open to all, not just to siblings nity is highly engaged in youth ski- ild Tigers perform very well of ski team members.) Participants can ing and recognizes the importance of in snow country. ”I got some expect simple lessons, equipment ori- starting the kids early on. Ski Mom, air on Squirrel Hill and did entation, ski games, short trail tours, Karen Turner, writes: ”Thank you all an Indie Grab.” comments Jacob. “Did and après ski hot cocoa and snacks. for sharing your time and talents with you see me do that awesome hockey stop?” The MWP Ski Shop has equipment our children. Brian and Linnea thor- asks Noah. Curious by nature, they are rentals if child has none of his/her oughly enjoyed the nordic team and often observed investigating new trails own. The cost is $25 per child for the club. It was exciting for us to watch their in their territory. ”Beaver Pond Trail is season (includes trail fee, snacks, hot skills improve and watch new friend- my favorite!” exclaims Jim. “Nose Dive cocoa). ships form. One side effect was a trail Alley is fun, too.” giggles Linnea. They Young skiers like the Wild Tigers the kids forged around our home. This like hills and escaping into the forest. are the future of skiing. Their involve- kept them happily occupied for hours, ”Pinus strobus is a magnificent tree.” ment now is a step in the right direc- successfully averting any signs of cabin confides Luke. As they learn new skills tion for winter lifestyle choices later fever. Thanks again.” and techniques Wild Tigers are patient and assist one another. ”Yikes! My ski just came off !” shouts Asha. “Don’t worry,” says Greta, “I’ll help you.” After vigorous play they can be seen stalking hot cocoa and preying on granola bars. “Yummy.” says Kalindi, most con- tentedly. These Wild Tigers are not feline, but ski-line, young skiers, kindergar- ten through 2nd grade age who usually accompany their older siblings (mem- bers of the Lakeland Nordic Ski Team) to ski practice sessions at MWP. Beginning Jan. 7th, the Wild Ti- gers Ski Club is open once again to all young skiers (K-2nd grade) from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Mon. and Thurs. Manitowish Waters Just 20 miles north of Minocqua “Come ski us this winter” North Lakeland Discovery Center ~ 20km groomed & tracked trails Powell Trails ~ Groomed & tracked trails located on Powell Road between USH 51 and STH 47 North Lakeland Ski Touring Foundation ~ Groomed & tracked trails located behind North Lakeland School on CTH K www.manitowishwaters.org ~ 715 543 8488 * Marvel in Manitowish Waters: Dec. 26-29 & 31, 2007 * Minocqua Winter Park & Nordic Center 
  • Valentine’s Eve Dine ’n Ski by Keith J. Smith, MWP Manager I “Tomato sauce is red. And hearts are, too! f you appreciate candle lit dining ambiance, if skiing is in your Love to ski? Dine ’n Ski’s for YOU!” heart, and if snowy trails aid you in digestion, then consider MWP’s Valentine’s Eve Dine ’n Ski event on Wednesday evening, February 13, ning for all ages, married or single, CD Today at Last will be available 2008 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. skier or non-skier. Diners receive royal and on sale. New in 2008, Jody K’s Minocqua Winter Park has proven treatment from the Klister Kitchen Portrait Studio will be on location to be the perfect Romantic Winter staff and the Lakeland Nordic Ski at Winter Park to help you create Wonderland. In 2007, Skiing Cupid Team waiters and waitresses. Appe- memories for a lifetime. made a heart-stirring appearance as tizers, live music, door prizes, Italian Purchase your tickets early as seat- he lovingly dispensed rose petals and dining, skiing under the lights, ski- ing is limited. $20/adult and $15/ sweet treats. And a Nordic Kissing liscious desserts, and gourmet coffee student until January 31st. $30 and Contest ensued after a live lip-to- are all ingredients, that when mixed $25 each respectively thereafter if lip demo by Trail Groomer Dave together –culminate for a fun-filled space is still available. Sconzert and wife, Nancy. Nordic evening. Recording artist, Sharon love was in the air! Iltis, will entertain with her distinct Our 2008 Valentine’s Eve event compilation of oldies and folk songs, promises to be another fun-filled eve- including Nordic Love. Sharon’s latest All hotels feAture • Toast your Toes in our Fireplace Lobbies • Enjoy Standard, Fireplace or Whirlpool Suites • Relax in our Indoor Pools, Whirlpools & Saunas • Cook your own Waffles at our free Breakfast Bars • Keep in Touch with our free High Speed Wireless AmericInn Minocqua Holiday Inn Express Call for Ski, Romance 700 Highway 51 N, Minocqua Business Hwy 8, Rhinelander & Snowmo Packages 866-646-6278 877 255 3843 See www.americinn.com See www.hiexpress.com 10 Cross-Country Skier Express 2008-2009
  • Minocqua Winter Park Skijoring Rules SKIJORING IS ALLOWED ONLY ON SUNDAYS, NOON-5 PM 1. No dogs allowed in the ski chalet. Dog owners are responsible for their dogs at all times. 2. Skier and dog must each have a trail pass. 3. Dog owners will have proof of current rabies vaccination available. 4. Do not turn dogs loose before or after skijoring. Dogs must be on a short leash at all times. 5. Use proper skijoring lines and harness. No choke collars allowed. 6. Dog and skier MUST stay on designated skijoring loop only. 7. Owners must ski with dog. It is not a walking loop. 8. Skiers stay on the same side of the trail as your dog. 9. Skier must be able to skijor competently with their dog. 10. Maximum of two dogs per skier is allowed. 11. Bag and remove any feces (MWP provides Dog Poop Bags.) 12. Dog owners must abide by all municipal animal control regulations. Stay and play in a winter wonderland full of snow, great food, quiet evenings—and of course, shopping! Mercer Lake Resort Open for your skiing enjoyment. Ski right out the front door of your cozy cabin. enjoy the peaceful quiet of the beauti- ful Northwoods in the winter. Call today for your reservations for some winter R & R! Northwoods Property Management 715-356-3178 www.northwoodsvacation.net Minocqua Winter Park & Nordic Center 11
  • Z & D Ex L ake Mar ie re C Tra p ss i 3.7 km l 8. 0k m Winter Park. at the sign for Minocqua Road and turn left. Turn right six miles to Scotchman Lake Squirrel Lake Road. Continue of Minocqua. Turn left on Take Highway 70 West out Directions C& D E xp ress 3 .7 k m Yukon Trail uk Y Y on Isla Tra il 2 . 5 nd H km op 1. &D E Z L a ke 5 M ar pr ie km C x ess Tra 3.7 km i l 8. 0 km *VISTA C& DE xpr ess 3.7 km Yukon Trail Survivo r 2 .0 uk No ak Y Y k se L on e Isla D iv X- Tra Ma m m eA km C il 2 .5 ll e ri e nd H km y1 Be X- X- Ex Tra av 1 il 8 er P press .0 km C op 1. ond a dow Nek 1.3 E oos xp 5 a 2.0 km km tomp re S ow es Me Sn s s2 * VISTA * VISTA .5 km m 2 Cr w e o lo Ml M el ek Tr ail 1 k Wolf m Tra km km ck Ste X- VO S ee O 1 2M 1.2 C s a d ow Neko eko Ex ax a oss o aa .0.0m 22 k km plle Chase pr p 4 4 pe .4 e km ss es e Me 7. 0 dP km Pine 1.6 km 2.5 km w llo M el Wolf km Tr a Ste ck 1.2 STRIDING ONLY ee s 7. ple Chase le e km2m e 2.0 k 0 km ONLY STRIDING Riiv R rRR veer uunn 1 11 1.0 Wolf T ra Wolf T cks 7. racks 0 km 7. 0 km 12 Cross-Country Skier Express 2008-2009
  • Minocqua Winter Park Trails • Observe Ski Touring Etiquette • Ski Within Your Ability For up-to-date snow reports and trail conditions check: N• Be Safety Conscious! www.SkiMWP.org Legend Trail Head Trail This map is a representation of the general area of our trail sys- tem and is not perfectly accurate. End One-Way Special thanks to Charles Kuhnmuench, Nekoosa Paper, American Timberland and Tomahawk Timberland for use of the land. Two-Way Snow Shoe Easiest More Difficult Difficult Most Difficult *VISTA 0 km Br e km 11. .0 n aki Tornado Alley 2 Ru km ng CHALET CHALET .5 er Fr Riv Windy Ridge 1.5 km 6 Windy Ridge 1.5 km N Base Lo Base PARKING er ee 1 Ne op LOT LOT ck N .0 cra pc 2.2 ep km 2k o’s Nut cr Squ km o’srCis q Cu e irr ir el el Silve Ta 1.0 a i l r l ruis3.4 km St Sle e 3.k rid leigh er 4m .0 1 h km 1.3 km km er km Rid Re Re m m i e 2 ng Free 1 tomp 1.0 y1 dP 0 km k e 2.0 kkm r 2 .0 ond n1 ll e ine 1.6 km in Br e ail 1 k km S .0 i 11. Tr eA .0 Ru ek n er P a ow km Survivo r Tornado Alley 2 r m Ru D iv ve ve km CHALET 6 re CHALET Sn .5 VO V Ri er av er C R Riv Windy Ridge 1.5 km Windy Ridge 1.5 km Base Lo se PARKING PARKING L Be Ne op o 2M LOT ck N No ax M .0 cra 4 pc 2..2 ep s km p r es o’s Nut cr Ex S.q u km k o’sruis 4u 4 * VISTA * VISTA CC e krrm ir k el Silve C Ta 1.0 a i l r X- ruis3.4 km St Sleig e 3.k rid er igh R 4m .0 km 1 km km .km er km Rid Re 0 e
  • Winter Park Wine Tasting M inocqua Winter Park, along couple of new things this year to mix you are looking for a nice evening with Trig’s Cellar 70, Americ- it up. out, come on out and join us on Jan- Inn of Minocqua, and The The event is a great way to enjoy uary 26 at the AmericInn of Minoc- Minocqua Brewing Company, will be wine and friendship while helping to qua. Tickets go on sale the first part hosting its third annual wine tasting raise money for a good cause. So, if of December. on January 26, 2008, from 6-9 p.m. Although the wine tasting is not new to Minocqua Winter Park, it is new as a community event. Hosted at Winter Park for many years with an Australian theme and a potluck flare, it has now evolved into a community event. Winter Park chose to bring the event to town two years ago to part- ner with the community and create more of a community atmospherre. This event draws skiers and non-ski- ers, community members and people from Eagle River, Rhinelander, Madi- son, Milwaukee, and some as far as Chicago. Appetizers are offered along with wine and beer, and at the end of the evening, those attending can take home their wine glasses! For the third year in a row, there will be a silent auction. Back this year will be the drawing for an Old Town Kayak donated by BJ’s Sportshop. We are so fortunate to have such great support from our local businesses for Will Maines presented a kayak to the lucky drawing winner in an our silent auction. It has gotten to the earlier MWP Wine Tasting. Photo by Rick Nemish; courtesy of Lakeland point that our donors say “yes”—no Times questions asked! We are going to try a 1 Cross-Country Skier Express 2008-2009
  • MWP Volunteer Opportunities Grow by Keith J. Smith, MWP Manager teer opportunities can be personalized around your strengths and interests. H ONGOING ow can you be involved in You can become part of the MWP ac- the excitement of Minocqua tion and meet some wonderful people VOLUNTEER NEEDS Winter Park? It’s easy. Check along the way. -Kitchen Assistance out the list of opportunities below, Other needs may be of a seasonal fill out our volunteer applica- -Sign Painting tion form, and tell us a little bit about your talents, interests, and -Special Events experience. You don’t have to be -Cleaning/Janitorial a skier to find where you fit in at MWP. Opportunities await you! -Computer Database Mary Dunphy has been a -Ski Programs faithful MWP volunteer and this is what she had to say about her -Trail Crew volunteer time during the 06-07 ski season: -Typing/Secretarial “Welcome all readers of Cross- -Chalet Carpentry Country Skier Express. I am one of the many volunteers that assist Volunteers Dwight Logan and Mary Dunphy -Race Day Helper skiers with trail passes, map in- structions, conversation, and other ac- nature like preparing firewood, dec- -Receptionist/Ticket Sales tivities that make skier visits to MWP orating for Christmas or changing -Grant Writing more enjoyable. One thing I like about outdoor signage. If you have an inter- volunteering is being able to ski when I est in a volunteer area not listed here, -Minor Repairs am there. That way, I really get to know we still may be able to accommodate what condition the trails are in. Hope you. -Ski Patrol to see you participating in our volunteer Your volunteer time at MWP is a program this season. Mary.” gift that is valued and appreciated. Sign up now to join the MWP team as a VOLUNTEER! We have Introducing the Board of Directors a variety of tasks that we can always use extra assistance with. Most require of Minocqua Winter Park little experience or can be learned with minimal training. MWP volun- Import A uto Repair We Service all Asian & European makes & models Diagnosis  Maintenance  Repair  Modification  ASE Certified Techs  Back row(left to right)- John Voorhees, Dave Kozeluh (President), Jim Mullen (Vice- 1687 Justin St. (off Airport Rd)  Arbor Vitae President), Carl Neumann. Front Row (left to right)- Sandy Bolger, Toni Polfus 356-7211  www.justinengineering.com (Secretary), Pam Fashingbauer (Treasurer) Your Import Car & Light Truck Specialist Minocqua Winter Park & Nordic Center 1
  • Why I Love Winter Park Written by Ellen Gordon, 15, started coming back to MWP to ski. weekend my mom could get away. In Sophomore at Palatine High School in In December, 1995 when I was 3 years February, 1996 I skied the Base Loop Palatine, Illinois old we came up for again for three days for the first time on my own and and then came back again in February, got my fluorescent green Base Loop W hen my mom told me certificate. I was so proud of it that that Keith wanted me to when we came home I made my mom write an article about my immediately hang the certificate on my experiences at Minocqua Winter Park bedroom wall. That year I also skied in (MWP), I thought, “Great, I’ll start my first “Beat the Bunny” race. I was out by writing about the first time I so excited because I actually did beat came to MWP.” The only problem that bunny; even if she had to get lost was that I’ve been coming to Winter and turn around for me to beat her! Park for so long, that I couldn’t even Most of the time when I come up remember the first time I was there. to MWP, I take a ski lesson so that I My mom tells me that we came 1996 for a weekend. can improve my skiing skills. By the for a weekend in February, 1995 On our December, 1995 trip I time I was 6 years old I started skiing when I was 2 years old with my mom’s took my first lesson with an instructor on some of the shorter trails (Base boyfriend who loved cross country from the ski shop. By the time I was Loop and Silver Strider) without an skiing. Even though my mom and 4 years old we started coming up to instructor or my mom. I also began her boyfriend broke up, she had fallen MWP much more – winter break, skiing with Nordic Kids whenever we in love with skiing and MWP, so we holiday weekends, and any other were at MWP when Nordic Kids was XC SKIING • SNOWSHOEING • ICE SKATING • TUBING • BROOMBALL • POLAR PLUNGE TIDD TECH • G2 GROOMING • SNOWSHOEING TIDD TECH • G2 GROOMING • SNOWSHOEING XC SKIING • SNOWSHOEING • ICE SKATING • TUBING • BROOMBALL • POLAR PLUNGE 1 Cross-Country Skier Express 2008-2009
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  • why I Love winter Park, continued skiing. Even though we couldn’t ski with the group all the time, they still let me ski with them. One of my favorite things about MWP is that there are a lot of different trails for a variety of levels. There is always a trail for me to ski on no matter what type of trail I’m in the mood for; flat or hilly, hard or easy. Every year when we come up in December my mom buys me ski equipment for a Hanukkah present. When I was 6, I got my first pair of poles, when I was 7, I got my first pair of combi skis, and when I was 10, I got my first pair of skate skis. All of my equipment comes from the helpful and conveniently located ski shop. I love the warm, inviting atmosphere of MWP and its chalet. Since I started skiing thirteen years ago, I’ve been to many different places to ski and none of them have chalets that come even close to the warmth of the MWP chalet. We love the great café and every time we come we make sure NOT TO bring lunch so that we have an excuse to get the belly warming chili. We’ve also met many different people. Every one who skis at MWP is extremely friendly no matter where they live, how often they ski, or their ski level. We have become good friends with many of the people we have met skiing at MWP. We have even started coming up to the Northwoods at other times of year, for hiking, kayaking and just hanging out. We love eating at Island Café, the bread at La Baguette can’t be beat and I’ve started stamping note cards because one time we stopped in at The Baker’s Wife. Because of MWP, I’ve learned how to cross country ski and have fallen in love with skiing, we’ve made good friends, and enjoy spending time in the Northwoods. No matter where else I ski I always want to keep coming back to Minocqua Winter Park because for me no other place compares. The Meeting Place of the Ages for 50 Years Public Radio’s Pick of Favorite Restaurants Fine Food & Cocktails Come as You Are! Full Menu • Open 7 Days a Week • Friday Fish Fry • Charcoal Grilled Steaks, Ribs & Seafood Bolger Funeral & Cremation Services Minocqua Chapel Woodruff Chapel (715) 356-6332 212 W Chicago Ave, PO Box 87 1212 First Avenue 8230 Hwy. 51 South 715-356-3200 715-356-6006 2 blocks south of the bridge www.bolgerfuneral.com Minocqua, WI 54548 www.chysredsteer.com 18 Cross-Country Skier Express 2008-2009
  • Calendar of Events: Winter 2007-2008 ONGOING EVENTS Potbelly Perspectives: Joe Bodewes- 4pm to 6pm Veterinarian Joe Bodewes kicks off Minocqua Winter Park’s 07-08 Guest Speaker Network Series. Joe, wife Molly, and their kids live a model, healthy, outdoorsy lifestyle and have an SUNDAY NORDIC KIDS adventurous story to tell that’s sure to be a treat for those who love the outdoors. $5.00/adult. Nordic Kids is designed for children ages 5-13. The emphasis is on having FUN on skis with $3.00/ students. Five and under Free. friends and family while learning more about skiing. Meet at Winter Park from 2-4pm on Sunday afternoons January 20th through March 2nd (Not on February 17th). For registration DEC 8 SATURDAY, 6:00 PM information and costs call Megan Rudisill at 358-5243 or Winter Park at 356-3309. Lakeland Ski Touring Foundation Annual Meeting/ Potluck Dinner WEDNESDAY LADIES DAY Ladies, each and every Wednesday is YOUR special ski/snowshoe day at Minocqua Winter Park. Find out what’s in store for the new season at our kick-off celebration. Bring a favorite dish to It’s a great way to meet other ladies with winter recreational interests. $5.00 will cover the cost pass. The Foundation will provide the beverages. Dinner at 6:00pm with meeting to follow. Last of a trail pass along with a complimentary hot beverage.. chance to purchase a discounted season pass. DEC 15-16 SATURDAY - SUNDAY SUNDAY AFTERNOON SKIJORING Our dedicated Dog Loop is open on Sunday afternoons from noon until 5:00pm. Both skier Santas on Parade Weekend and dog are required to display a trail ticket ($3.00 per dog). Skijoring rules and maps are Half-price trail passes to skiers dressed head-to-toe as Santa. Free milk & cookies! A Santas On available. Skis Parade! The Kris Kringle Loppet and more! DEC 16 SUNDAY, 11:00AM TO 3:00PM OCTOBER 2007 Nordic Ice Skating Marathon OCT 20 SATURDAY, 9:00AM TO 2:00PM Be part of the excitement of short and long distance Nordic Ice Skating. The event will take place on a nearby Northern Wisconsin Lake. Reserve boots, bindings, and blades ($19/pr.) CAT Ski Warm-up Championships through the MWP Ski Shop at 356-1099 If you’ve never CAT skied before, this event is for you! CAT Ski (Classical All Terrain Ski) Instructor Dale Niggemann from Planet X-C will host the 2007 Warm-up Championships right DEC 28 FRIDAY, 7:00PM here at MWP. Fun for the whole family with clinics, demos, kids event, races/tour, and more. Light Up the Night Concert Fundraiser CAT skiing does not require snow. Come join the fun and be part of the growing sport of CAT skiing. For fees and schedule go to www.catskier.com or call MWP at 356-3309. Enjoy contemporary, pop, and folk music from the renowned musicians Jimmy DiDomenico, of the Chicago-based band Underwater People, and local artist Danny Lincoln. $10.00/Adult, $5.00/Student, Children 5 and under free. Help us light up the night at this 6th Annual concert NOVEMBER 2007 event. NOV 3 SATURDAY, 9:00AM TO 2:00 PM DEC 29 SATURDAY, 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM MWP Volunteer Work Day Christmas Week Fun Night & Snowshoe Dance Here’s your second opportunity to lend a hand getting the MWP Chalet and grounds ready for Contest the winter ski season ahead. Again, please bring your own tools. We’re gonna do light up the night Part II! Take part in our 1st Annual Snowshoe Dance Contest! Be active under the outdoor trail and park lights. Ski! Snowshoe! Ice Skate! Kiddie Sledding! NOV 12 MONDAY, 4:00 PM TO 7:00PM (Bring your own ice skates and plastic sleds.) $5.00/adults. $3.00 students& children. Snacks Nordic Idol Talent Show Auditions and beverages available from the Klister Kitchen. Check the MWP website for updated information for schedule and location. DEC 31 MONDAY, 6:00 PM TO 8:00PM NOV 16 FRIDAY, 6:00 PM New Year’s Eve Party for Kids Nordic Idol Talent Show Outdoor activities. A bonfire. Ice Cream Sundae Making. Door prizes. A chemical free , Showcase your talent and win awesome prizes! Go to the Nordic Idol page at www.skimwp.org supervised event. 18 and over, $7.00 / Under 18, $5.00. for information on how to register, contest rules, contest location, audition times, etc. JANUARY 2008 NOV 29 THURSDAY, 2PM - 8:00 PM Decorate the Chalet/Potluck Dinner JAN 5 SATURDAY Lend a hand in getting the Chalet prepared for the holiday season. We’ll break out the egg nog, Silent Sport Demo Day coffee and music. Bring a favorite covered dish. One of the biggest on-snow x-country skiing demos in the U.S., this is an excellent opportunity Ted’s II Annual Wicked Good Coffee & Dessert to try the latest gear, talk to the manufacturers, and learn new technique. Check out the new Night- 6pm to 8pm merchandise and give it a try. First 20 minutes is free. For a longer test run, a $10 trail pass is Relaxed. Informal. Gather ‘round the woodstove and sample from a huge selection of Ted’s required. Also..... favorite Door County gourmet coffee blends. Catch up with old ski buddies or make some new January Potbelly Perspectives: ones Bring a dessert to share. Dan Clausen, 5:30pm to 7:00pm Dan Clausen, MWP’s very own ski pro, will share from his Feb.’07 PSIA Demo Team instructional DECEMBER 2007 experience and as being a guest of the J.T.A. (Japanese Telemark Association). Japanese treats DEC 1 SATURDAY, 10AM TO 4PM for sale from the kitchen. $5.00/adults, $3.00/student, Free 5 and under. Christmas Faire: Bazaar & Skiing- 10am to 4pm Winter Park’s Christmas Craft Faire is back by popular demand. Artists and craftspeople will be exhibiting and selling their wares. Holiday munchies, beverages, and (if snow) skiing will be available. Call 715-356-3309 for exhibition details. Minocqua Winter Park & Nordic Center 19
  • Calendar of Events: Winter 2007-2008 continued JAN 19 SATURDAY, 9:00AM TO 2:30PM FEB 13 WEDNESDAY, 5:30PM TO 8:30PM The Minocquabeiner Valentine’s Eve Dine ‘n’ Ski Cross-country skiers of all ages and abilities can choose their individual endurance levels at MWP, the perfect Romantic Winter Wonderland, is once again the site of fine candle lit dining, MWP’s first Minocquabeiner. Whole families can participate. Select from Level I (17K), Level live music, and night-time skiing. Cupid’s encore heart-stirring appearance will delight both II (30K) or Level III (45K) Ski tours, each divided into three legs. Ski the first leg, then have single and married, skier and non-skier. Jody K’s Portrait Studio will be on location to help you a sport drink and snack at the Chalet. Ski the second leg then have lunch in the Chalet. Finish create memories for a lifetime. Purchase your ticket early as seating is limited. $20/adult and the third leg and enjoy refreshments back at the heated Chalet. Entry fees cover trail passes, $15/student until January 31st. $30 and $25 respectively thereafter, if space allows. food, beverages, event medals, and prizes. Early registration until January 12th is $25/adults, FEB 17 SUNDAY, 4:00PM TO 6:00PM $15/students, $65/families. After January 12th, $35, $25, and $75 respectively. Raffle style prize drawing from each level. Potbelly Perspectives: Matthias Weiss German-born oncologist Matthias Weiss infects those he’s around with his contagious enthusiasm JAN 19-20 SATURDAY - SUNDAY for outdoor pursuits, be it the American Birkebeiner or expedition further abroad. Chronicling Health Care Practitioners Appreciation Weekend travels with daughters Hannah and Isabella, Matthias takes us to Costa Rica, the Islands of In sincere appreciation for on-going support of MWP programs and events, we are extending a Galapagos and East Africa, detailing premier natural history encounters along the way. $5.00/ big Thank You to Howard Young Medical Center (Woodruff) and Marshfield Clinic Lakeland adults, $3.00/student, 5 and under Free. Center (Minocqua) by offering employees at both facilities with 2 for 1 trail pass benefits on FEB 24 SUNDAY January 19th and 20th. 2nd Annual Ski for Your Spirit JAN 26 SATURDAY, 6:00PM TO 9:00PM Allow the beauty of the boreal forest to renew your spirit as you join skiing artist, Toni Polfus, Wine-Tasting Fundraiser at AmericInn for an encore creative skiing experience. Bring a story, poem, song, or reading to share with Join us for our annual Wine tasting event at the AmericInn of Minocqua for a night of wine from others on a ski tour of MWP. Then sit back for a gourmet lunch in the Chalet, followed by a Trigs 70 Wine Cellar, luscious hor d’oevres, and silent auction. $30/person for tickets purchased reflective art project. $25.00 cost includes a trail pass, guided tour, gourmet lunch and dessert, in advance and $35 at the door. All proceeds to benefit the MWP Trail Fund. and art materials. Group size is limited. Pre-registration encouraged by February 15th. Call Toni at (715) 277-2025 or MWP at (715) 356-3309. JAN 27 SUNDAY 12:30 - 2:00PM MARCH 2008 Skijoring Clinic:Who Let the Dogs Out? Join M.J.. Sloan and Chad McGrath at MWP to learn more about skijoring techniques, MAR 1 SATURDAY, 8:00AM TO 2:30PM equipment, and trail etiquette. Clinic will include discussion and on-snow demos for aspiring skijorers. Lakeland Loppet Winter Park’s biggest event features skate and classic races for all ages. Fun citizen races from FEBRUARY 2008 the 2K “Beat the Bunny” kids race to the more challenging 25K Freestyle means Midwest fun for racers and spectators alike. Outdoor grilling, cowbell cheerleading, and special awards are FEB 2 SATURDAY part of the festive mix, too. Check out the “Lakeland Loppet” page for more information. INGA-LAMI Northwoods MAR 2 SUNDAY, 10:00AM TO 12 NOON The Norwegian Inga-lami is an annual XC-Ski Race which originated in Lillehammer in 1993. Squirrel Hill Telemark Festival It is a grand festival of fun for women, having grown from 1,600 participants to over 6,000, celebrating Inga, mother of the famous Norwegian King Hakon Hakonsson IV. Minocqua Come out for our post-Loppet day “Nuts & Guts Telly Race”. Squirrel Hill will be available to Winter Park is proud to host this special nordic ski event for women. A complete schedule and skiers willing to make the aerobic ascent, join the fun race descents, or just carve some turns. As registration packet will be available soon. For more information go to www.inga-lami.com much fun for the observers as for the participants. FEB 2-3 SATURDAY - SUNDAY MAR 2 SUNDAY, 2:00PM TO 4:00PM Local Teachers Appreciation Weekend Nordic Kids Family Fun Ski Festival MWP is shining the spotlight on local teachers from Minocqua, Woodruff, Arbor Vitae, Lake Join in as we celebrate the accomplishments of our young skiers. There will be fun for all: Barrel Tomahawk, Hazelhurst, Lac du Flambeau, Manitowish Waters, Eagle River, Rhinelander, Park Sprints, Radar Gun Speed Skiing, XC Standing Jump Turns, Ski Games, and more. $5.00 entry. Falls, Phillips, Mercer and Tomahawk. These dedicated professionals, who improve the lives of MAR 8 SATURDAY the students they teach, will be entitled to 2 for 1 ski passes and a free hot beverage both days. MINWINPA-Ski: Season Celebration & Ski-the- FEB 3 SUNDAY Trails-Backwards Day Super Bowl Sunday Ski Party Before all of you skiers slip into summertime ski-bernation mode, let’s live it up one more time! Skiers and non-skiers, alike, will enjoy the tailgate atmosphere and football camaraderie. Kick The Minwinpa events include a swim-suit race, a hike poker run , a best & wackiest costume off your day with on trail skiing, then back to MWP “Stadium” for brats, chili, and more. Other contest, outdoor grilling and bonfire. We’ll be cleaning out the Winter Park cupboards and pre-game activities will make for an unforgettable experience for football skiing fans. refrigerator and passing a donation hat around. 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. FEB 8-10 FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY Send us your photographs! 2008 WI High School Nordic Ski Championships In 1981 the very first WI H.S. Nordic Ski Championships were held here. Now, in their 27th We’ll show off the best photos of skiers, snow- year, the Championships have returned to their birthplace. Over 400 high school athletes will shoers or clubhouse denizens in our 2009 issue. be in competition. Though some trails will be designated for racing, recreational skiers will have many kilometers of trail available apart from the race course. Photos must be sharp, high-res, family-oriented and taken at Minocqua Winter Park. We cannot accept email submissions. We can only accept nonreturnable prints or disks. 20 Cross-Country Skier Express 2008-2009
  • Introducing the All-New minocqua winter Park Super Season Pass! Three levels to choose from: (Standard season passes are still available. See below.) Individual Super Pass Family Super Pass Couple Super Pass 07-08 Family Season Trail Pass ss 07-08 Couple Season Trail Pass 07-08 Individual Season Trail Pa Tickets to Light Up the Night ht Concert 2 Tickets to Light Up the Night Concert 1 Ticket to Light Up the Nig Concert Entries to The Minocquabeiner 2 Entries to The Minocquabeiner er 1 Entry to The Minocquabein 2 Tickets to Wine-tasting at ericInn 2 Tickets to Wine-tasting at AmericInn 1 Ticket to Wine-tasting at Am AmericInn Tickets to Valentine’s Eve e ’n Ski 2 Tickets to Valentine’s Eve Dine ’n Ski 1 Ticket to Valentine’s Eve Din Dine ’n Ski 2 Tickets to Ski for Your Spirit 2 Tickets to Ski for Your Spirit 1 Ticket to Ski for Your Spirit 10 Free Skiing Day Passes (for frie friends) 6 Free Skiing Day Passes (for friends) 4 Free Skiing Day Passes (for nds) (up to $655 value) (up to $535 value) (up to $290 value) $600 $475 Check Here n Check Here n $250 Check Here n MINOCQUA WINTER PARK 2007/08 SeASoN PASS RATeS TYPE OF PASS Before 12/1 After 12/1 Season Pass Order Form $65.00 $75.00 Individual (Mon –Thur) $100.00 $115.00 Individual $180.00 $205.00 Couple Name: _____________________________________________________________ $210.00 $250.00 Family $45.00 $50.00 Student Address: ____________________________________________________________ $90.00 $100.00 Sr. Citizen City/State/Zip: ________________________________________________________ $155.00 $175.00 Sr. Citizen Couple 2007/08 SUPeR SeASoN PASS RATeS Phone: ______________________________________________________________ Individual SUPeR PASS (up to $290 value) $250.00 E-mail: ______________________________________________________________ $475.00 Couple SUPeR PASS (up to $535 value) $600.00 Family SUPeR PASS (up to $655 value) Names to Appear on Pass: (For family or couple pass) 1. _________________________________________ 3. _____________________________________________ 2. _________________________________________ 4. ____________________________________________ Minocqua Winter Park is a not-for-profit town park operated by the Lakeland I would like to give a tax-deductible donation of: Ski Touring Foundation, Inc. Our trails are maintained and groomed by the n $50.00 n $100.00 n $250.00 Minocqua Winter Park Trail Fund. Donations to this fund are tax deductible and help us to continually improve the quality of the trails and grooming. n $500.00 n Other: _____________ n Check n Credit Card Please select form of payment: Season Pass Fee: $ _________ n Visa n Mastercard Credit Card: _______/_______/_______/_______ exp: _____/_____ Donation: $ _________ Signature: _______________________________________________ Date: _________________ Total Amount: $ _________ Mail this form with payment to: MINOCQUA WINTER PARK, 12375 Scotchman Lake Road, Minocqua, WI 54548 Minocqua Winter Park & Nordic Center 21
  • 2006-07 Season Donors and Sponsors Minocqua Winter Park thankfully acknowledges all of the following businesses, organizations, and individuals who either donated to or sponsored a Winter Park event. If we’ve overlooked anyone, we apologize. Please let us know if we have inadvertently overlooked you and we’ll acknowledge next season. Though not listed, we also are grateful for volunteer support on volunteer workdays and for our landowners who allow us to access their lands for Winter Park trail use. Marshfield Clinic Northland Gardens Hardee’s Restaurant Watering Hole Cantina & Grille HYMC Ministry Health Care Chequamegon Adventure Co. Leather & Lace Lakeland Nordic Ski Team Bassett Jewelers Home Xpressions Subway Island Café Dave Kozeluh D.D.S. Toni Polfus Woodruff Appliance & TV Rib-er Side Becker Law Office S.C. Turnings by Krisser Wendy Kensinger Polecat & Lace Restaurant Mel’s Trading Post W.X.P.R. Perkins Restaurant Cousins Subs Minocqua Winter Park Ski Shop Lauder Pottery & Print-making Lakeland Variety Store Don Brown Re/Max First Deb Monson Pottery Spangs Italian Restaurant Robert & Marcia Holt Northway Communications Dennis Robertson Lake of the Torches Resort Greg Stadler O’Sullivan’s Rainbow Killkenny Cottage McDonald’s Restaurant Raulf & Kris LaMarche Save More market Place JNS Designs Citizens Bank George Sawicki Trig’s Fresher Delights Anthony’s Ristorante David & Paula Heyes M&I Bank Ann Marie’s Coffee & Tea A Touch of the North Blaney Family Premier Physical Medicine & Wellness Jeannie Achauer Kentucky Fried Chicken Barbara Zink Clinic John & Vicki Langer Golden Karat Jewelers Art McGivern Coontail Sports Mike & Sandy Bolger Northwoods Foods, Inc. Clark Maxfield Hillestad Pharmaceuticals John Kafura Super 3 Foods Bill Kopamda Manson Insurance W. Jerome Frautschi Minocqua Fitness Center Ken & Carolyn Aldridge A Stone’s Throw, Madison Kwiatkowski Family The 13th Colony John Peterman B.J.’s Sportshop Jim Sauer Holiday Wholesale Woody Hagge Horhay’s Java Saloon Kathy Mitchell Pottery U.S. Bank Erik & Barbara Beave AmericInn of Minocqua Lori’s Flower Cottage Book World Betty Adams Loonland Trading Co. Mid-Wisconsin Bank Sears Roebuck & Co. Melvyn Golden Woodruff Ace Hardware Culver’s Frozen Custard Life Spring Andrea Gordon Car-Quest Auto Parts Minocqua Yamaha & Marine, Inc. Advertising design • Web development • video & dvds in Woodruff, Wisconsin • www.diversedesigngroup.com 22 Cross-Country Skier Express 2008-2009
  • Wisconsin High School INTERN WANTED Nordic Ski Championships Minocqua Winter Park, located in Minoc- ing, or related field. Will consider other Continued from page 7. qua, WI, is a not-for-profit town park op- backgrounds such as marketing and devel- erated by the Lakeland Ski Touring Foun- opment. Applicant should be able to work a source of pride and accomplishment dation, Inc. Our mission is to provide a well independently and as part of a team. by the community. quality silent sport experience for outdoor General computer skills, including MS Of- The Lakeland Nordic Ski Team in enthusiasts of all ages. MWP provides an fice, and outdoor program management excellent opportunity for individuals to gain skills. Good communication, writing, and 2008 will use Minocqua Winter Park first hand experience in the day-to-day op- public speaking skills. Must commit to a Nordic Center as the site for the 27th erations of a premier Cross-country Ski & minimum # of hours work week as mutu- annual high school championships. Nordic Center. ally agreed upon. Experience with children helpful. Applicant must be flexible, able to Racing will begin Saturday, Febru- RESPONSIBILITIES: Articulate and pro- adapt to a changing environment, and due ary 9 and conclude using the pursuit mote the MWP mission to the public. Sup- to the nature of the ski business, be avail- format the following day with plenty port MWP staff in planning, implementation, able to work evenings, weekends, and holi- and management of programs, events, and days. Certification in First Aid, CPR, and of drama as classic and freestyle tech- facility operations. Staff the reception area/ AED desirable. niques will be tested as well as the office. Further develop volunteer program. conditioning of the athletes. Recruit nordic ski groups as well as less tra- BENEFITS: Season ski pass. Kitchen privi- ditional groups. Update and maintain com- leges. A wide range of experiential learning The course will follow a similar puter data base. Research and assist with opportunities. Possibility of some housing profile to the Lakeland Loppet 8km grant proposals. Assist with Nordic Kids arrangement options. Interns are responsi- ski education program. Attend staff, board, ble for all travel expenses and most meals. citizen’s race held in March, which is and committee meetings. Create marketing also the same for high schoolers. The materials such as posters and flyers. Write One to three month intern position commit- course has several variations, which and organize information for news releases ments or longer are available from Oct.1 and website. Assist Ski Patrol as needed. through March 31. Please email or send will be modified to fit the 7.5 kilome- Perform other duties as required under the cover letter, resume, and three professional ter distance parameters for the cham- direction of the manager. contact references to: Manager, Minocqua pionships and to provide for an excit- Winter Park, 12375 Scotchman Lake Rd., QUALIFICATIONS: Prefer a background in Minocqua, WI 54548 * skimwp@peoplepc. ing stadium finish. There will also be outdoor recreation, leisure studies, teach- com * 715-356-3309 parallel trails that will allow access for skiing spectators who want to be close to the action. hef Rene’s Winter Park is looking forward C to the return of the Wisconsin State Nordic Ski Championships to its roots; home sweet home, and all the Back Bay action, excitement and pandemoni- um that a championship event with a high school cast will bring. Plan on a Cove great weekend. ¤ Elegant dining in a casual setting Close to Minocqua Winter Park just off Hwy 70 W at 11530 Back Bay Rd Enjoy dining by a warm, crackling fire in a casual 715-356-7070 Northwoods setting on beautiful Patricia Lake Located on Hwy 70, 2m miles west of Hwy 51, Minocqua Call for nightly featured entrees Your hosts Friday Fish Fry Reservations Accepted Rene & Kyle Ayvazzadeh 356-3666 Minocqua Winter Park & Nordic Center 23
  • ski our way G e t Yo u r F r e e D e s t i n a t i o n G u i d e Minocqua Winter Park 12375 Scotchman Lake Rd Minocqua, WI 54548