HS/MS XC Racing

Last updated by Dan Osborne on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 11:04 am
Blackhawk has approximately 5km of cross country trails . There are easy trails for beginners by the East Chalet that run through a stand of 40-year-old white pines. There are steeper and longer trails that go down Hill #6, around the 60m ski jump and up to the top of Hill #2. Blackhawk trails also connect with longer trails on Pleasant View Golf Course. Blackhawk makes snow and grooms its cross country trails. Trails are lit during regular hours of operation. When the snow may be gone everywhere else, Blackhawk is sure to have a stretch of snow for cross country enthusiasts.Blackhawk partners with the Madison Nordic Ski Club to offer high school and middle school cross country programs for Madison area youth. Many Blackhawk members are members of MadNorSki as well.Blackhawk offers a cross country ski program to disadvantaged youth through the Madison School Community Recreation. Volunteers are needed for this 8-week program. People interested in volunteering should send an email to the address listed below.

Nordic Programs

                      

2015-2016 High School Cross Country Ski Team

Updated August 10, 2015

 

This is a racing program for skiers in grades 9 – 12, which includes full skier development, technical support and a fun team experience. Training focuses on technique (skate and classic), strength, speed and endurance. The season runs from early November to mid-March with practices on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:15-6:45 PM. Practices are held at Blackhawk Ski Club, Elver Park, Odana Hills Golf Course and other local venues depending on weather conditions. Races (optional but encouraged) are held primarily on weekends around the state as part of the Wisconsin Nordic Ski League. Skiers are encouraged to purchase their own equipment; travel costs for races and race fees are not included in registration.

 

For more information, including registration and race schedule, see [https://sites.google.com/site/madnorskiteam/].

 

2015-2016 Middle School Cross Country Ski Team

Updated August 10, 2015

 

This is a racing program for skiers in grades 6 – 8, of all abilities. Training focuses on technique (skate and classic), strength, speed and endurance. Skiers are also given instruction on waxing and winter safety. Practices are Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM, usually at Blackhawk Ski Club but sometimes at other area trails depending on snow conditions. Practice begins with dry-land training in early December and progresses to on-snow training as soon as possible. The competitive season is mid-December through early March. Middle school skiers are encouraged to compete in events on the team schedule as desired, but must be accompanied by a parent.

 

For more information, including registration and race schedule, see [https://sites.google.com/site/madnorskiteam/].

Adult Cross Country Ski Options
Blackhawk members can ski the Blackhawk groomed trails during normal club hours or access Blackhawk trails by entering through the pedestrian gate at other times during the day. Blackhawk trails connect with the Pleasant View Golf Course for a longer workout. Madison city parks, Elver and Odana, have groomed trails. An annual or day pass is required to use these trails. Free lessons and weekly races are available at Elver Park when there is snow through the MadNorSki. See http://www.madnorski.org for more details. Adults need to purchase their own equipment. Some sporting good stores offer rentals.

For more information

The information sheet for Nordic Skiing is updated 2015-16Madison_Nordic_Ski_Team HS&MS in PDF format for downloading, or please contact us via email.


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