Training Schedule


The Ishpeming Ski Club (ISC) offers youth and junior ski jumping, cross-country ski, and Nordic combined programs at Suicide Bowl.  

Youth ski programs are tailored specifically for skiers ages 5 to 12 years.

Junior ski programs are for skiers ages 13 to 19 years.  

Youth & Junior Ski Jumping

Ready to try ski jumping? All ski jumpers begin on the K13 ski hill and progress to larger hills when they are ready.  

If you are more than 19 years of age you are still welcome to come try ski jumping.  The ISC has larger size boots, skis, and suits.  Come try ski jumping!

Location – Suicide Ski Bowl

When? –  Contact Coach Gary Rasmussen (906.250.8651) or check Facebook for up to date training schedules.  The winter session will start Tuesday, January 8, 2019.  Meet at Suicide Bowl at 6:00 pm.  

Jumping sessions are held on the hills at Suicide Bowl.  Ski hill sizes include K13, K25, K40, K60, and K90.  Ages 5 and up! 

Skis, boots, helmets, jumping suits, and coaching provided by the Ishpeming Ski Club.

Youth & Junior Cross-Country Skiing

2019 Youth Cross-Country Ski Program – Young skiers meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 until 7:30 pm, and ski under the lights at Suicide Bowl, and on the Tiki torch-lit Green Loop.  Activities include games on skis (Red Light-Green Light, Beanie Baby Biathlon, Elbow Tag, and more), instruction on classic technique, double-poling, skiing uphills and downhills, and more. 

Young Nordic combined skiers ages 5 to 11 should attend this Youth Cross-Country Ski Program.

New for 2019, Youth skiers will also spend time on the NEW ISC SkiPark (a terrain park for cross-country skiers!) that includes large rollers, large bermed downhill corners, bicycle-pump tracks, small jumps, and uphill slalom courses.  

As always, parents are encouraged to bring their own ski equipment and ski on the trails while their children participate in the Youth Ski Program.  

2018-19 ISC Nordic Ski Team for Junior skiers – In its fourth season, the ISC Nordic Ski Team consists of high school and middle school skiers who choose to compete in either ski jumping, cross-country skiing, or Nordic combined (both jumping and cross-country skiing) competitions.  Skiers compete in local and regional events (see the ISC Junior Tournaments page for the 2018-19 schedule), and also have the opportunity to compete in Junior National Qualifier events.  


Ishpeming Ski Club Nordic Ski Team  – Weekly schedule


Schedule for the week of February 18

Congratulations to the following ISC cross country skiers who competed in the MI State Meet at Al Quaal on Saturday!


Jared S               35th boys HS Pursuit

Thomas K         34th boys HS Pursuit

Grace R             16th girls HS Pursuit

Talon P              12th girls HS Pursuit

Alec P                 39th boys HS Pursuit

Timothy Z         16th boys HS Pursuit

Alanah M          3rd  girls MS 3km

Emerson M      5th  boys MS  3km

Maija R              5th  girls MS 3km

Faith L                4th  girls MS 3km


Also, congratulations to the following ISC Nordic combined skiers who competed at the Tri Norse Ski Club /Badger State Games Tournament in Nekoosa, WI on Sunday!


Kaija C   (K10 & K22 hills)

Isaac L  (K22 hill)

Timothy Z   (K55 hill)


Monday Feb 18 – skate – Suicide Bowl

Tuesday Feb 19 –  skate – Suicide Bowl

              6:00 pm – ISC Youth Winter Ski Jumping Program – Suicide Bowl.

Wednesday Feb 20 –  classic – Suicide Bowl

             6:30 pm – ISC Youth Cross Country Ski Program – Suicide Bowl

                   I will need HS skiers to help coach the Youth Program tonight!!!

 Thursday Feb 21 – skate – Suicide Bowl

            6:00 pm – ISC Youth Winter Ski Jumping Program – Suicide Bowl. 

Friday      Feb 22 – No practice – I will be out of town

Saturday Feb 23 –  No practice

Sunday Feb 24 –  No practice. 



Tuesday, Feb 26 – MCC#5 skate race – SkiPark at Suicide Bowl

Saturday, Mar 2 – Sleeping Giant Loppet, Thunder Bay, ONT.  Please let me know if you are interested in going to compete in this 20km (or 8km) race.  If you do plan on going, you will need a passport or enhanced driver’s license.  Please let me know if you would like to go so we can plan transportation.


  • Gary Rasmussen – 906.250.8651
  • Dick Ziegler – 651.788.5794