Minocqua Winter Park
                        Ski ShoP

               Retail • Rentals • Lessons
The staff at Minocqua Win...
Minocqua Winter Park and Nordic Center

   Monday through Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m...
                                       INsIde thIs Issue
Be a Nordic Kid

            re you between the ages of 5 and 13? Do you like to
            discover fun ways to spen...
Wisconsin High School Nordic Championships
                                              appropriate prizes and presentati...
“Ski for Your Spirit” Art Experience  Luncheon
Wild Tigers Ski Club
by Keith J. Smith, MWP Manager               ski team practice days at MWP. (Note:           on. Than...
Valentine’s Eve Dine ’n Ski
by Keith J. Smith, MWP Manager

I                                               “Tomato sauc...
Minocqua Winter Park Skijoring Rules
 1. No dogs allowed in the ski chalet...
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  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. “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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 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