Nordic Ski Series

Back by popular demand! The 2018 Series will focus on the 3 F’s: Fundamentals, Fun, and Food (of course).

A great way to get out for a night ski, develop your skills, and meet fellow skinny skiers! Each week we’ll focus on a ski fundamental–weight transfer, double poling, etc.–by providing a brief overview indoors and then heading out to do a demo and practice drills on the snow. We’re building a nordic community in northern MI that’s open, friendly and supportive… come be a part of it.

Open to All! All abilities are welcome!  All ages from 9 years and older.  Skiers self-divide into 3 groups for practice drills: Beginner/Intermediate, Advanced, and Youth.


Every Wednesday night at 6:15pm-Nub’s Nob

Come to any/all weeks that fit your schedule. Note: weeks alternates between classic and skate.

  • Classic Ski: January 3, January 17, January 31, February 14, February 28
  • Skate Ski: January 10, January 24, February 7, February 21, March 7


Meet at 6:15PM in the Nub’s Nob Brown Bagger room (lower level). Look for the slope side door (under the deck) by the yellow chair for easy in-out.  Leave your skis outside on the racks to cool down.

Weekly Format

Inside Brown Bagger:

Sign-In –  6:15PM. Make sure you sign-in each week when you arrive.

Fundamental Review – An overview will be given before heading outside; each week we’ll focus on a different skill to improve technique and efficiency.

Trail Ski – After practice drills, skiers head out for a non-guided, at-your-own-pace ski on any trail you’d like to explore. Suggested gear: bring a headlamp and/or water bottle

Time Trial/Relays – An optional time trial against the clock or team relays will be offered each week. The route and distance will be announced in the Brown Bagger.  Mass start, hand-timed and all in good fun!

Apres Ski

7:30PM. Join us for apres-ski in the Brown Bagger each week for light appetizers and fun. Appetizers will be provided free of charge compliments of a local sponsor.  Cash bar available in Nub’s Pub.

Ski Rentals

Skate ski rentals are available only at The Outfitter; Classic xc ski rentals are available at The Outfitter and at Nub’s Nob.  Please plan ahead to get your rentals fitted and picked up before each weekly ski.


  • Free of charge with a nordic trail pass (or season pass or daily lift ticket).
  • Nub’s is offering nordic passes at a 50% discount ($8) to participants.  Be sure to mention that you’re part of the Nordic Ski Series at the ticket window.

Nordic Ski Series Sponsors

  • The Outfitter
  • Nub’s Nob
  • Bayside Family & Sports Medicine
  • Madshus
  • Toko

Straits Striders Ski Club

For skinny skiers in the tip-of-the-mitt region, this club supports Junior and Masters ski activities and hosts an annual ski swap. The Juniors, comprised of middle and high schoolers, meets 3 times per week and the club supports a weekly ski on Wednesday nights at Nub’s Nob. to join, contact Jim Harrington: