December 11 – Christmas Party

Nordic Fox Ski Club Christmas Party
December 11, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Emmett’s Ale House
5200 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515

$25 per person
Cash Bar

RSVP: Jim Adams

It’s that time of year again to gather and celebrate with your Nordic Fox Ski friends. The evening will allow time for pre-dinner socializing, followed by a dinner buffet and then a little game playing and our fun gift exchange! The gift exchange is more about fun so don’t spend more than $15.

Get Ready for Ski Season! Ski Walking on November 15

Ski Walking – Preparing for the Season
Saturday, November 15, 10:00
Where: The Ski Hill at Four Lakes, Lisle
Contact: Art Kardatzke, 312-.287-9534

Ski walking is an excellent way to get your muscles ready
for the upcoming season. Bring your poles and be ready
to do a little hill work, or walk along the base of the hill.
There are areas suitable for easy as well as challenging
hill work. Post workout we will have lunch at the Lodge
which is right there at the ski hill.

Glider Rides on October 16, Plus Ski Waxing Party on October 25

Glider Rides
Saturday, October, 18th
Fee: There is a fee to cover the cost of fuel for the tow
plane and in the past it has been approximately $40.
Ron will determine what is required this year.
Contact: Capt. Ron Ridenour
630-369-9648 Home
630-854-9456 Cell

Ski Waxing Party
Saturday, October 25, 5:00 pm to ???
Where: Adams Home, Contact Jim for the address
Contact: Jim Adams, 630-802-0762 or email

Sunday, Sept 14 – Wisconsin Kettle Moraine Off Road Trail Ride

When: Sunday, Sept. 14, 9:30 am
Where: Meet at LaGrange General Store & Backyard Bikes and Ski
Corner of Hwy 12 and County Rd. H (Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive)
Fee: Bike Rental is approx. $60

Contact: Mike Toombs 847-909-7316
or (his email address changed – this is correct)

RSVP: Please let Mike know you are coming so he knows who to expect.

Time to get out and have some fun! This outing has been scheduled twice and has been cancelled due to really rotten weather. Well…NOT this time! (At least that is the hope.) You don’t need a mountain bike as you can rent from Backyard Bikes and Ski, the link is below. You can go on line and make your rental arrangements, for a nice fully suspended bike. No mountain biking experience required, just a sense of adventure and a willingness to try something new. These are trails that we have skied so it will be real interesting to see them in grass! Come on out! It will be awesome!!!! Lunch can be had at the LaGrange General Store. Be sure to bring along fluids/snacks to keep up your energy on the trails. See you in LaGrange!!

Saturday, July 26 – Chicago Lakefront Bike Ride!

Where: Meet at the Loop Auto Park, 524 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, (located on the northwest corner of Wabash and East Harrison Street)

When: 9:00 a.m.

Parking Fee $12.00

This is a comfortable bike ride from Buckingham Fountain south along the beautiful lake front bike path down to Promontory Point Park. We will tour Hyde Park and find a spot for lunch. We will then head back north to where we parked. For some bonus sight seeing we can add on a ride through Northerly Island (Meigs Field).

As an alternative to driving, you can bring your bike downtown via Metra. See the Metra website for details.

Don’t forget your bike helmet and a lock.

Contact Art Kardatzke @ 312-287-9534 or

Saturday, June 28 – 7th Annual Harold K. Feltz Memorial Hike – Lake Geneva,WI

What: 7th Annual HKF Memorial Hike

Where: Lake Geneva, WI

When: Meet at 9:00 a.m. – see below

Lake Geneva was one of Harold’s favorite hikes. The hike will be a little different again this year. We will take a boat ride and then hike. We board the mail boat in Lake Geneva and cruise to Williams Bay, then hike about 7.5 miles along the north shore back to Lake Geneva. The public access path near the north shore takes us by many old and new mansions. See how the fabulously wealthy live! Check out the landscaping and gardens. We also walk through secluded wooded areas as well.

Meet: Near the library at the Riviera Docks at 9:00 am. The library is located on the corner of Main St. (Rt. 50) and Cook St. Parking is available on the residential side streets across from the library on Madison St. and Warren St.

Boat Ticket Office: Opens at 9:00 am The boat leaves at 9:30am Sharp! The mail has to be delivered. Price of boat ride $20.50

Bring along snacks and fluids for hike. Easy pace with rest stops.

Lunch: After we hike we will eat somewhere in Lake Geneva (the place we ate at last year was excellent!)

Contact: Jim Adams 630/553-7035 or adams_james_m@c​