Ski Camp 2016 will take place in Houghton MI during Christmas vacation.   Ski camp 2016 runs from Wednesday, December 28th, through the 30th.  Try the Super 8 phone # 906-482-2240 virtually a mile downhill from the MTU trails for a motel room.  Christmas time has limited availability unless booked early. Swede Trails are in Calumet 11 miles away for the 2nd day of camp.

Ski camp roster must be confirmed through Greg Kresse 355-0821 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if a Night Glider athlete OR Sally Wenzel 715-721-0044 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if a Wausau United  athlete.


Every year for many many years Wausau athletes, coaches, and parents, have made the pilgrimage after Christmas  to Big Snow Country to participate in Ski Camp. The Ski Tigers Team from Houghton sponsor the camp (Michael Young from Houghton organizes) and coaches from all the participating teams (Peak Nordic Waukesha, ANST Ashwaubenon, Wausau Nordic United, Night Gliders Wausau, Ski Tigers Houghton, and a few Superior and Minocqua athletes) volunteer their time. It’s a 3 day camp at the outrageous price of $25 per athlete. The parents also come and enjoy skiing at both the Michigan Tech Trails and Swede Town Trails as the kids are busy with their own program. This was one of our biggest groups, with 35 athletes, 5 coaches, and tons of parents! There is pasty night for the coaches and athletes and pizza night for the athletes, coaches, and parents and a relay race morning on the final day of camp with kids teaming up with a mix of kids from all the different teams, not just theirs. They see the beauty of other places to ski, the cooperation it takes to put together a 100+ athlete camp, and make friends with kids from other teams that they will see again during the season. I don’t think anyone has ever been disappointed with the beautiful skiing the Houghton/Calumet area has to offer! If you get a chance to take a ski trip this winter GO there!


2016 Camp Back Row Lt to RT: Coach Ernie Luedke, Adam Luedke, Jack Lackman, Coach Emma Busig, Henry Bennett, Connor Luedke, Luke Brown, Cole Lozon, Maddie Busig, Will Hagedorn, Olivia Dreger, Anna Buchberger, Ally Swensen

Middle row: Coach Mike Cavenaugh, Erin Achatz, Nathan Koch, Coach Ross Dreger, Cooper Stamp, Coach Greg Kresse, Aidan Earll, Lauren Lackman, Sam Hagedorn,

Front Row:  Eleanor Bennett, Caleb Novitch, Abby Opatik, Stephen Koch, Jacob Novitch, Jon Busig, Sophia Schenzel, Alek Zavadoski, Parker Faust, on skis – Margaret Bennett

Missing: Orion, Rowan, and Fiona Ballard, Nya & Lola Harrington, and Mia SchulerSki Camp 2016