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 December 10

Monday Dec 10 – Technique – skate skiing, Suicide Bowl. 

Tuesday Dec 11 – Marquette County Cup Race #1 – Forestville Trailhead 

I would like all ISC skiers to attend if possible.

Skate race:  5 km high school girls & boys / 2.5 km middle school girls & boys

Arrive at Forestville by 3:45 pm to get bibs.     Race will start at 4:30 pm

Directions to Forestville Trailhead:

(from Negaunee)  US41 East toward Marquette, turn left onto County HQ at the lights by Target Store.  After 1/2 mile (+/-) turn left onto Forestville Basin Trail – stay on that road for about 2 miles.  Shortly after crossing over Reany Creek flowage, at the top of the hill turn right onto Forestville Road, and immediately cross over  the railroad tracks.  Follow signs for “NTN Trailhead”.  Continue straight for 1,000 feet.  At the T intersection turn left, staying on Forestville Road.  After 500 feet turn left onto County Road Heights.  After 500 feet turn right into the parking lot.  

Wednesday Dec 12 –  Classic skiing, Suicide Bowl.  Bring your skis/poles home with you today– we will ski at Al Quaal on Thursday.

Thursday Dec 13 – Classic skiing.  Al Quaal – meet at the Pavilion and be ready to ski by 4:00 pm.

Friday Dec 14 –  Skate skiing at Suicide Bowl for those not competing Sat/Sun. 

                              For those competing Sat/Sun, glidewax your skate and classic skis.

Saturday Dec 15 –  Michigan Tech CCSA/JNQ – classic race  – Talon, Jared

Sunday Dec 16 – Michigan Tech CCSA/JNQ – skate race –Talon, Jared, Timothy

Upcoming Events:

 Sat/Sun Dec 15 & 16 – Michigan Tech CCSA Junior National Qualifier – please let me know ASAP if you are interested in competing.  

                            Saturday – classic w/ interval start.

                            Sunday – skate w/ mass start

Sat/Sun Jan 5 & 6, 2019 – Hodag Challenge, Rhinelander, WI.  Two days of racing – classic & freestyle events.  This should be a fun event.

– I have a block of hotel rooms reserved for the ISC Nordic Ski Team – we need to reserve rooms by December 14, 2018.  

– Room rate:  $79/night.  We can put several skiers in a room = less per person.  

– Parents who are interested in going should call to claim one of the rooms in their name.  
 – Hotel information:  Quality Inn – Rhinelander     (715) 369-3600  ask for Trish or Guy


Contact Coach Dick Ziegler (651.788.5794) or check Facebook for up-to-date training schedules.

Ski rentals available at Wilderness Sports in Ishpeming. Ages 6 and up. 


  • Gary Rasmussen – 906.250.8651
  • Dick Ziegler – 651.788.5794