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 in early January, 2019.  A date will be posted soon!

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.  

There will be an Informational Meeting for skiers interested in joining the ISC Nordic Ski Team at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame in Ishpeming.  

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