2024 Event Schedule

PLANNED SUMMER HIKES: LOUISE BEYEA WILL LEAD HIKES ON THE AFTER HOURS TRAILS:

Beginning June 1 we will hike together on portions of the ski trails at 1:30 PM. Additional hikes are planned for July 13, August 3, and September 7th. The hikes will follow various routes and may last up to two hours. Meet at the ski chalet on After Hours road, bring a snack and a drink and if appropriate perhaps some mosquito repellant early in the season. 


There is also ongoing work on new bike trails that can be utilized most of the year. Jon Jurek is heading up the work and will also be grooming for fat bikes in the winter. Contact Jon at 218 343 5490 if you’d like to help with trail maintenance or development.  We should again be working on the trails in mid-May.  


By the third week of June the ski club board should have ready some updates on the ski club bylaws. We are planning a meeting for June 21, 22, or 23 to vote on the changes. The final date and time for these meetings will be announced in the next week or so.  

Learn to Ski Day - January 21

Free Cross Country Ski Lessons - Skate or Classic

Now that snow is finally here, it’s time to learn to cross country ski, and the Brule Valley Ski Club is again offering free lessons.

The club’s annual Learn to Ski Day is Sunday, Jan. 21. Adults and children interested in learning classic or skate ski methods should meet at the chalet at the After Hours Trail in the Brule River State Forest west of Brule, WI on Highway 2. Check in is at noon and lessons start at 12:30 p.m.

Wisconsin trail passes for the day will be provided by the ski club, and the club will pay part of the rental fee for persons requiring rental skis. Children must be registered by a parent or guardian, and children eight-years-old and under must be accompanied by an adult during the lesson. 

To rent skis, contact Phil at 715-372-5004 or Bob at 218-348-5200 before 7 p.m. on Jan. 17, and provide contact information as well as height, weight, shoe size and preference for classic or skate skis. Rental skis will be offered for $20.

Lessons are jointly sponsored by the Brule Valley Ski Club, Brule River State Forest and Brule Lions Club. 

River View Loppet Ski Race - February 18, 2024

We have now cancelled our 2024 ski races.  NO significant snow is forecasted for this coming week and we only have a small amount of snow on the ground. Trail conditions are not acceptable for a quality or even a safe event. We will try again next year.  This is only our second cancellation since 1997.


We will make a decision on February 12 regarding the race plan-go or no go. Though we have snow cover, we did not think the snow conditions were adequate for a quality race on January 20th, so we have decided to move the event to Sunday, February 18 with an 11 AM start. We are hoping that snow conditions will improve and we can have an event with the quality snow conditions that we are accustomed to. We will update you as time proceeds on snow conditions, but the same race plan is in place for February 18 as we would have had on January 20, 2024.

 
Cross -Country Ski Races for youths and adults in the classic and skate styles.  In-Person events on Jan. 20 Bib pickup, 8:30AM  to 10AM and 28K skate race at 10 AM with the 18K classic race beginning ten minutes later at 11:10 AM. The 10K classic and 10K skate events will follow.  The races are all run as  wave starts, by Gender.  There is no limit to the number of racers this year. This race is sponsored jointly by the Brule Valley Ski Club, the Brule River State Forest, and the Brule Lions Club. For info see our 2024 River View Loppet Brochure


To register for the River View Loppet, go to this link.


Or call 715-364-2664 or 218-590-3051 .