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Tuesday Race Cancelled – 2/9/2016

It’s been a tough year for skiing at Elver. I’d hoped we’d get some snow today, but it didn’t happen. I checked Elver Sunday afternoon, following the two warm days, and it was in very rough shape. So, this concludes the 2016 MadNorSki Race Series. Racers, please check the individual and team point listings and… Read More

Thursday Race – 2/4/2016

Conditions are looking to be crusty with some icy spots. Not ideal, but enough to ski on so we’ll take it. With any luck the city will do some grooming tomorrow too. Registration starts at 6pm, race commencing at 7pm…. Read More

Tonight’s Race – 2/2/2016

Due to the warm and wet weather and thin base at Elver, we’ve rescheduled Tuesday’s race to Thursday, February 4th. Registration at 6pm, race at 7pm…. Read More

Tonight’s Race – 1/26/2016

Last night’s snowfall did the trick. We’ll be racing tonight (Jan 26) at Elver. Registration starts at 6pm, race at 7pm…. Read More

Elver Race Canceled – 1/19/2016

Unfortunately mother nature continues to confound our racing plans. The race for January 19th is canceled. The forecast is showing the potential for snow later in the week, so everyone do your snow dance and let’s hope for improved conditions for next week…. Read More

Madnorski Ski Social – BMSP

Host Ian Duncan shared cookies with groomers Willi Van Haren and Sherren Clark at the lightly-attended Madnorski Ski Social at Blue Mound State Park on 2016-01-10…. Read More

Tonight’s Race – 1/12/2016

Tonight’s race at Elver Park is cancelled. Warm temperatures and rain in the past week eliminated much of the base near the shelter and around the ball fields. The overnight snow was also not enough to provide coverage. Given the logistical challenges of forecast low temperatures and moving the start area we’ll not be racing… Read More

Blue Mound State Park Master Plan Amendment

The DNR has recommended the establishment of a new snowmobile trail in Blue Mound State Park among other changes. The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board will likely act on the proposed master plan amendment so this is your last chance for input on the changes. The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board is meeting on Wednesday, January 27,… Read More

Tonight’s Race – 1/5/2016

The decision has been made to hold tonight’s race at Elver Park. Reported trail conditions are not ideal, but with uncertain snow fall we want to take advantage of what we have. Registration will begin at 6pm with races commencing at 7pm. Questions can be directed to racing@madnorski.org. — Don Smith… Read More

BMSP Master Plan Club Statement

Comments to WDNR from Madison Nordic Ski Club on Proposed Trail Changes at Blue Mound State Park The Madison Nordic Ski Club (MNSC) Board has carefully re-evaluated the proposed plan to construct a new, full sized snowmobile trail through Blue Mound State Park. As a ski club MNSC must advocate for the best ski trails… Read More