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Organization Background

Executive Board Members

The Lake Country Nordic Ski Club was started when a few local people got word that the Cass County Land Department would no longer be grooming the area ski trails.  Calls were made, dates were set, meetings attended and with the full approval of the Cass County Board of Commissioners and the support and guidance of the Cass County Land Commissioner the club was organized in November 2011.

There was immediate response to news releases and the membership grew quickly to over 50 people, with many more showing interest in what was happening.

Funding was sought and approved from the DNR for Grant-in-Aid Program for recreational trails. We were on a perfect slope, gliding to the future of maintaining beautiful ski trails in Cass County.

In 2022 LCNSC received funding from the North Star Grant Program, managed by the Twin Cities based North Star Ski Touring Club, for the purchase of a brush cutter which the club is using to widen segments of the Washburn trail system for skate skiing.  In 2022 the club has completed widening about 5 KM of the south trails and will begin grooming for skate skiing in the 2022-2023 season.


President:  Paul VanderWaal

Vice President:  Mark Hageness

Secretary: Diane Norlin

Treasurer: Devin Lundmark

Directors:  Gary Anderson, Rick Dubay and Sandy Luehrs

Looking back at groomer and new track
Trailhead information signs
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