Wisconsin Nordic Ski League

The Wisconsin Nordic Ski League (WNSL) is comprised of both school and club based teams. The purpose and mission of the WNSL is to develop and promote Nordic skiing opportunities for Wisconsin youth and junior skiers. The league organizes camps, races, and Nordic events for athletes in 5th through 12th grade, including the Wisconsin State Nordic Championship at the Telemark Resort in Cable, Wisconsin and the Wisconsin State Sprint Championships at the Madison Winter Festival in Madison, Wisconsin.

In recent years, the WNSL has grown to over 400 athletes and coaches from 24 middle school and high school teams located in communities across the state. The structure and format of each Wisconsin Nordic ski team varies, depending on school and community involvement with each program. School-based athletes are often eligible to earn a school varsity letter, whereas, club-based teams earn specialty team awards. Athletes of all skill and development levels are encouraged to participate. The fees, schedules, and team expectations revolve around the design of each individual team.

For more information about WNSL, sponsor a team in your community, and league schedules, please contact any of the league officers listed below.

"Nordic skiing is an life-long winter sport that encourages fitness and wellness for communities, families, and athletes of all ages. The Wisconsin Nordic Ski League helps designs and promotes a Nordic schedule that is exciting, challenging, and fun for both school and club based teams. Get out there and ENJOY winter – skiing is an awesome sport!"

- Beth Reed, Washburn, WI

2016-2017 Wisconsin Nordic Ski League Teams

4-H CANSKI (Chequamegon Area Nordic Ski Club), HS Coach Doug Liphart
4-H CANSKI (Chequamegon Area Nordic Ski Club), MS Coach Levi Illich
Chippewa Valley Nordic Ski Team, HS Coach Ted Theyerl
Chippewa Valley Nordic Ski Team, MS Coach Carl Walters
Hayward Hurricanes Nordic Ski Team, MS/HS Coach Andy Kreyer
Lakeland Nordic Ski Team, HS Coach Jim Mullen
Spooner Nordic Ski Team, HS/MS Coach Randy Larson
Drummond Nordic Ski Team, HS/MS Coach Pete Caron, Eric North
Rhinelander Nordic, HS/MS Coach Charil Reis
Bruce HS/MS Coach Jenna Behrends

Bay Nordic, HS/MS Coach Noel Versch
Wausau East/West Ski Team, HS Coach Tracy Gorzek
Wausau Night Gliders, MS Coach Greg Kresse
Iola Winter Sports Club, HS/MS Coach Gary Weier
Wausau Nordic United, HS Coach Ross Dreger
Ashwaubenon Nordic Ski Team, HS/MS Coach Scott Putman

Peak Nordic Ski Club, HS Coach Mary Eloranta
Peak Nordic Ski Club, MS Coach Anne Riendl
Ice Age Nordic, HS/MS Coach Dale Fanny
Northern Kettle Moraine Storm, MS/HS Coach Steve Scharrer
Madison Nordic Ski Team, HS/MS Jay Sween
Blackhawk, HS Coach Steve Swenson
Burlington Nordic Ski Team, HS/MS Coach Bart Kocha