About the Club

Northern Lights Nordic Ski Club is a 501c-3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting cross-country skiing as a healthful, family activity. Our membership has grown since 1991 and presently includes over two hundred fifty families. Club members volunteer their time to groom and maintain eight area ski trails and work with the Grand Rapids, Deer River and Remer High School ski teams, Minnesota Youth Ski League, Mount Itasca Nordic Ski Association, Itasca County Trails Task Force and other local and statewide organizations. Our funding comes from member donations, state grant-in-aid, and fund raising events. We strive to continually improve Nordic skiing in our area for all ages and abilities.

Contact Information

Northern Lights Nordic Ski Club
931 North Pokegama Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 326 - 1313

Board of Directors

Pete Friedlieb, President
Bob Conzemius, Vice President, Meterologist, photographer of beautiful aurora images.
Tom Sobolik, Treasurer
Amy & Alan Dettmer, Mt Itasca liasons
Jim Christmas, Suomi Hills liaison
Craig Stertz, Director of ski clinics
Paul Olson, Director of GPS mapping
Randy Zupan, Suomi groomer
Greg (Boomer) Moritko, Director of Grooming
Rick McDonald, Director of Legion Trail
Catherine McLynn, Newsletter/Membership
Cathleen Bengtson, Doan Lake trail
Tom Saxhaug, Member Emeritus
Keith Murphy, Webmaster