Winter Training Trip (WTT)

What is the Winter Training Trip?

The annual Winter Training Trip will take place this year on December 27 - 29th, 2021. This is an OPTIONAL trip intended for skiers who can ski and are not still learning to ski.

This year's trip destination has changed due to poor snow conditions in northern MN.  The new location is Ironwood, MI which provides access to ABR Ski Trails »  with over 78 km of cross-country ski trails. Ironwood is located just across the border of Michigan in the Upper Peninsula, approximately 200 miles from the Twin Cities.

Skiers will be staying at Northwoods Village, an Airbnb location with a number of separate cabins that provide sleeping arrangements for between two and twelve individuals per cabin. There is a lodge with a kitchen, dining, and living area. Some students will have to share a double/queen/king bed. Students can also bring air mattresses if they want the option to have their own bed. Coaches and chaperones will work together to determine sleeping arrangements for all skiers.

Cost per skier will remain at the previously communicated rate of $200 per skier. Although the overall cost of the trip has increased due to the late change, the ISD 196 Nordic Ski Booster Club will manage the difference in cost by drawing upon reserves with additional support for meals required from families.

It is CRUCIAL that parents check their skier's health before the trip and keep the skier home if they are unwell.

Your main point of contact for the trip is Katie Brown. Email her at



What is the itinerary?

Find the three-day itinerary on Itinerary for Winter Training Trip.

How do I sign up my skier?

Sign up your skier on Registration for Winter Training Trip.

If your skier would like to join the group to ski but will drive separately or stay at a separate location, please indicate this on the form.

How do I sign up as a chaperone?

A total of four parent chaperones are needed--two men and two women--who will stay in the separate girls and boys cabins. Currently, one more mother and two fathers are needed. If you are interested in being a chaperone, please indicate this on the Skier Information form.

How do I contribute to meals?

In order to minimize the additional trip costs, ALL FAMILIES are requested to sign up to donate simple, easy-to-prepare foods that can be put together quickly for skiers at meal times.

What should my skier pack?

Go to Packing List for Winter Training Trip to learn more.


ISD 196 Nordic Ski Booster Club