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Raffle Tickets Available


Many of our fine sponsors have donated items that will be raffled off at the State Meet once again.    You can choose to enter one for a pair of Yoko Skis donated by Finn Sisu or a for a fat bike donated by Cheqaumegon Adventure Company.   There are many other prizes that will be given away as well including two Blitz eyewear items, a Toko wax bench, a One-Way water belt and other neat stuff.  Tickets can be purchased from any WNDG member and at the State Meet.  The final drawings will be held at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday of the State Meet.    Contact John at if you would like to arrange a purchase.   

Birkie’s Making Snow

November 13, 2018
Cable WI

Check out the video posted by the Birkie and Ben Popp talking about the snowmaking at the Birkie Start Area.   This is something to look forward to this coming season, not only for the Birkie itself, but for the State Meet as well.   If you want to get an early test on the snow, remember they are running their Double-Pole Derby over the Christmas break.


WNDG Provides Funds to Athletes/Coaches for National Trips

February 28, 2018

Several coaches and athletes that recently participated in the Wisconsin State Meet have been selected to represent the Midwest Division at the upcoming Junior Nationals trip to Soldiers Hollow in Utah and the NENSA trip to the Gore Mountain Nordic Center in North Creek, New York.   The Wisconsin Nordic Development Group will be providing $100 to each to help with trip expenses.    Please congratulate the following individuals and wish them much success in their competitions.

Junior Nationals
Soldiers Hollow
March 4-11, 2018

Ryan Thieme  – Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team (U16)
Daniel Huhtala –  Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team (U16)
Mia Case – Lakeland Nordic Ski Team (U16)
Jackson Adler – Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team (U18)
Abijail Jarzin Ashwaubenon –  Nordic Ski Team (U18)
Isabel Seay – Peak Nordic (U18)

Scott Putman – Head Kick Wax, Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team
Ted Theyerl – Age Group Coach, Chippewa Valley Nordic


NENSA U16 Championship Trip
Gore Mountain Nordic Center
North Creek, NY
March 9-11, 2018

Nina Chosy – Madnorski
Garrett Walters – CVN
Jake Van Hefty – Lakeland

Kris Hanson – Trip Leader, 4591 Sports Development
Bjorn Hanson – 4591 Sports Development
Charil Reis – Rhinelander Nordic


2018 State Meet Results

The 2018 Wisconsin Nordic Ski League State Meet is in the books and results for the weekend can be found here.    The entire two days of skiing was also live-streamed on the Internet and is available for replay anytime.   There is a link on the home page to find the streaming site.

Over 430 skiers participated in two days of ski racing at the Birkie Start Area near Cable WI.    Individual and team awards were handed out in High School and Middle School divisions for both boys and girls.   Despite some relatively cold temperatures,  the skiers turned in some outstanding performances.    As organizers, we want to thank all the volunteers who helped make the weekend a success.

Volunteer Registration is Open for State Meet

As you know, many ski events are run with volunteer help and the WNSL State Meet is no exception.   Anyone can volunteer to assist at the race and earn money for their favorite ski team at $8 per hour worked.  When you check-in on race day, you just need to let us know what team your support.   This is a great opportunity to involve yourself in a great event and help support your favorite team.   We also will work with you so that you still get to see your favorite skiers while they are racing.

To sign up, simply go to the  site by clicking on the button below.   You can see what jobs are available and pick your spot.   Your help is greatly appreciated by the organizers and athletes.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on

Updated 2018 Course Information Announced

The course for the 2018 high school races will undergo some significant changes from last year.   The new course will incorporate two laps on separate courses – an A-loop (lap 1) an a B-loop.   This will allow for the inclusion of some more difficult climbs that will be more challenging then the previous course and also reduce some congestion on the course when skiers on different laps overtake each other.   It will still provide good opportunities for spectators to watch the the competition at multiple points on the course.  You can view the  course maps for both HS and MS events on the Spectator page.   There is also a good map on how to get to the Birkie Start where all the races will be held.


Keep Current on State Meet Updates – Join our email list

Visitors to our site have a new way to keep up to date on the latest news by joining our State Meet email list.   To add your name to the list, simply go to the home page at and click on the link in the upper right portion of the page to sign-up.  It’s free and you can unsubscribe at anytime.    You’ll get information on new information posted on the site as it gets posted.  This will include things like schedule updates, start lists and course conditions.   So do it today and don’t miss any late breaking news.

Results from Several Early Season Races

Here are some links to race results for races up through last weekend races in Wausau and Iola.  If you have more to add, please let us know.

December 20. 2016
Lakeland Season Opener
Winter Park Ski Area

 December 27,  2017
Spooner HS XC Invite
Spooner WI

December 28. 2017
Hayward Double Pole Derby

Birkie Trailhead

January 7 & 8, 2017
Rhinelander Hodag Challenge

CAVOC Trails

Saturday – Freestyle

Sunday – Classic Pursuit

January 14, 2017
The Snekkevik – Wausau 

Nine Mile Forest

January 15, 2017
Iola Skate Classic

Iola Winter Sports Club

Team Pictures Needed

Coaches and team managers, it’s not to early to think about your team pictures for the year.   We will once again be creating a booklet at the State Meet with pictures of all the teams.   Team pictures that are separated by High School skiers in one picture and the Middle School skiers in the other are needed.   The pictures should be submitted to Sue Kort at .   Pictures need to be submitted by January 9 to be included in the booklet


Volunteer Opportunities – Earn Money For Your Team

The volunteer site for the State Meet has been opened and now you can signup for the positions you want.  By volunteering, you can earn money for your team based on the amount of time you provide help at the State Meet.  Help is needed in a number of areas, so check it out and see where you might be able to lend a hand.   To see what opportunities are available, click the link below.   Any assistance you can provide is appreciated and helps assure a great competition for everyone.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on