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 March 4

Congratulations to ISC cross country skiers Alec Prusi, Thomas Kinjorski, and Jared Steve, who are now internationally known Nordic ski competitors!  Alec (41st), Thomas (33rd) and Jared (20th) competed in the Sleeping Giant Loppet 20km race in Thunder Bay, Ontario on Saturday.  Awesome weather, fun course, great skiing.  It was a really fun trip.

Congratulations to Timothy Ziegler for competing for the ISC and the Central Division in the US Junior Nationals in Park City, UT over the past several days.  The results are as follows: 

 -Timo and Central teammate Aiden Ripp placed 2nd in the Nordic combined team event (K70 & 5km). 

 -Timo was 6th in the individual Nordic combined competition (K70 & 5km).

 -Top scoring member of the Central #2 special jumping team in the team event (K70), placing 7th as a team (and only 5 points out of 5th place).

 -Timo placed 10th overall in special jumping (K70).

Weekly Schedule (for those who want to come out and have some fun)


End-of-Season Cookout/Party and Awards Assembly.

Over the next couple of days I will schedule our 4th Annual ISC End-of-Season Cookout/Party and Awards Assembly so that you can get it on your calendars.  I hope that all ISC skiers and family members will attend.

Once I nail down the date, I could use help with the following:

-volunteer grills and grillers (we usually have several grills set up to cook the burgers and hot dogs).

-families are encouraged to bring along a food/drink item to share.

Ski Schedule for Week of Mar 4

Monday Mar 4 – I may not be able to make it by 4:00 but will try – I’ll update you by midday.  If it works out, then we can ski at the SkiPark – Suicide Bowl.  Let’s put in some more features on the SkiPark!

Tuesday Mar 5 –  SkiPark –  Ski it if you can! 

  • Minus-one-pole Race (Informal, untimed, unbibbed race). Only allowed to use one ski pole.  Followed by a…
  • Minus-one-ski Race – one ski only.

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

Wednesday Mar 6 –  Backcountry ski day.  Bring old rock skis and old poles and we’ll do some deep powder backcountry skiing in the Suicide Bowl area.  Yeehaw!

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

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

 Thursday Mar 7 – skate – Suicide Bowl.  More informal SkiPark races?

Arrrr! Maybe it will be a Pirates’s Race (??).   Any other ideas?

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

Friday      Mar 8 – Perhaps another backcountry ski day, if conditions permit. 

Saturday Mar 9 –  Informal Junior ski tournament at Suicide on the K13 & K25 hills, with a Nordic combined race to follow.

-Great Bear Chase ski races in Calumet.  These are fun races that are a really nice way to end the season.

Sunday Mar 10 –  No practice. 



  • Gary Rasmussen – 906.250.8651
  • Dick Ziegler – 651.788.5794