All posts by Steve Peplinski

Masters Kick Off Meeting

  • Date: Thursday October 24, 2019
  • Time: 6:30 PM
  • Location: Brown County Reforestation Camp Pines Shelter

Join Bay Nordic Masters and connect with other cross country skiers from the area, improve your technique, and support trail improvement projects. Learn what’s happening in the area skiing scene and connect with other area skiers.

Attendees will get a special pre-season membership discount.

If you’re new to the sport join to:

  • Learn about equipment and waxing
  • On snow lessons in both classical and skating technique
  • Meet other skiers at club socials

Experienced skiers join to:

  • Participate in bi-weekly ski outings
  • Share your knowledge with other skiers
  • Meet other skiers at club social events
  • Support Bay Nordic’s trail improvement efforts

Cross country ski and learn to love winter!

Ski Lessons, Wax Clinic … The Skiing is Great at the Reforestation Camp

It took a while, but with the snow that is falling as I type this, we’ll have more great skiing at the Reforestation camp.  In spite of the thin snow cover, the trails held snow and have been open every day after being closed for a couple of days following the early January rain.  Yes, there were some icy spots, and yes, some sections suffered from excess pine needles, oak leaves, and pine cones (not to mention the occasional bare spot).  Still, it was great to be out in the woods using my skis.  The lights are on every night (they are controlled by a timer).  Last night they came on at about 5:15 as I skied.

The Masters program ski lessons kicked off on Monday January 21.  We’ll be having another lesson (both skating and classic) next Monday, January 28.  We’ll try to schedule the third lesson if the coaches are available.  Our Wax and pizza night is tonight (Wednesday, January 23), rescheduled from its original date of January 9.

We’re planning on having the lodge open as per the schedule posted at  We are only permitted to open the lodge if the trails are open.  If in doubt, check the county’s website here for the latest trail status.