Nordic Nights

The Nordic Ski Series of years past has been revamped to better meet your needs. Drumroll please… Nordic Nights 2019!

Nordic Nights are a great way to get out for a night ski, have fun meeting fellow skinny skiers, and improve your skills!
We’re building a nordic community in northern MI that’s open, friendly and supportive–come be a part of it.

Classic and Skate Skiers Unite!

Bring your gear of choice on any given night and meet up with others to hit the trail. (Note: there will no longer be dedicated weeks for classic only or skate only.) Nordic skiers of all abilities and all ages (9 years and older) are welcome!

Every Wednesday Night at Nub’s Nob

Come to any/all weeks that fit your schedule. No pre-registration required.

Meet in the 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 so snow won’t stick to your bases.

Meet Up and Tech Tip in the Brown Bagger
We will briefly gather to do a show of hands for who is skiing classic and skate so that people can connect.  Then a Tech Tip will be covered (very briefly!) by Josh and Molly Ames Baker from The Outfitter.  Tech Tips are just a little something to think about while you’re on the trail, such as body positioning, poling, balance, etc., to improve your efficiency and enjoyment.

Hit the Trail

Group up and head out with others for a non-guided ski. Set your own pace and select your trail and desired distance (see maps of lower and upper loops).  Recommended gear: headlamp and/or water bottle. Enjoy excellent conditions as all trails will be groomed day-of for Nordic Nights!

Come in from your trail ski anytime after 8:00PM for food n’ fun! Enjoy light appetizers and/or a drink. (Bring a drink down from the cash bar available in Nub’s Pub.) Complimentary appetizers are made possible thanks to local sponsors each week.
Please contact Ben Doornbos, General Manager, to sponsor Apres Ski.

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.


Nordic Nights are offered free of charge thanks to a collaboration between The Outfitter of Harbor Springs and Nub’s Nob.
A nordic ski pass or season pass is required.  Purchase a discounted nordic ski pass ($8 only) by mentioning that you’re part of Nordic Nights at the ticket window.

Skills Clinics

This year we’re offering two skills clinics as a bonus-add-on to Nordic Nights. For beginner/intermediate skiers, we will do a series of demos and drills.  This is a great way to take your skiing to the next level –the clinic provides a jumpstart of things you can do to improve your technique and efficiency.  $10 fee per skier.
Jan 30th – Classic
Fem 13th – Skate
Pre-registration required and limited to first 20 skiers.  To register: contact The Outfitter at or call 231.526.2621.

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: