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About Northern Kettle Moraine Nordic Ski Club

Club Officers

Debbie Werner, President
Mike & Jessica Barry - Vice President
Katie Kleiber - Treasurer
Linda Adams, Secretary

Officers can be contacted through the Ski Club email - greenbushusa@gmail.com

Club General Directors

Tina Henriksen
Jim Hertel
Borge Kleiber
Terry Knier
Mike McFadzen
Matt Meyer
Steve Scharrer
Tony Schwaller
Mark Sharon
Tom Werner

The Northern Kettle Moraine Nordic Ski Club (NKMNSC) is a 501c3 organization with an extensive history of community service in eastern Wisconsin. Our primary objective is to provide a top-notch ski experience at the Greenbush Trails. This includes consistent and expert trail grooming as well as trail maintenance and improvements, benefiting skiers of all abilities. In addition, for the past 20 years, the NKMNSC has been responsible for recreational improvements in the Kettle Moraine State Forest.

Key NKMNSC projects have been integral to the long-term success of skiing, hiking and biking in Sheboygan County. They include:

* Development of a Youth Ski Team

* Lighted Ski Trails at Greenbush

* Coordination of volunteers for trail grooming and trail repair.

* Planning and building the Greenbush Recreational Shelter and ski equipment storage buildings. The Greenbush Shelter is a four season, heated, handicap accessible log building that enhances local recreational of all types, and is open all winter for cross-country skiing.

* Working with the DNR to continuously improve our trails and winter recreation activities. During 2015 significant shelter improvements included new wood stove with stone hearth, new gas heater, new roof, new chairs/tables, new windows on the north side, and exterior staining.

The Greenbush Trails

Special Thanks To Our Volunteer Grooming Team

Jeff Welsch
Tony Schwaller
Terry Knier
Mike McFadzen
Mark Sharon
Tom Werner
Dan Meyer

We call this unique area "Nordic Heaven". Greenbush Ski Area is situated in the heart of the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest. A mix of hardwoods, evergreens and birch trees along with beautiful panoramic views create a unique winter sports destination for family's and sports enthusiasts.

Greenbush has long been known for its "Micro-Climate" which produces and holds snow throughout the winter season. Our great trails, designed for the beginner to advanced skier, are also well known. More than 25 k of trails are groomed by the Northern Kettle Moraine Nordic Ski Club for both classic and skating techniques. The Ice Age and new single track trails provide for some of the most spectacular snowshoeing in the upper Midwest.

The trail head features a heated log shelter with picnic tables and a changing room. Bring a lunch and stay for the day. Enjoy the sledding hill or, on a bright sunny day hang out on the deck and catch some rays.

We now have over 2 k of lighted trails. Come out and experience night-time skiing in Nordic Heaven. Join our Ski Club or participate in one of the many winter events we host. "Greenbush Nordic Heaven" is a beautiful location you will keep coming back to. We hope to see you on the trails!

More About Our Trails

The Greenbush Trail is an off-road biking, hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country ski trail system. Two trail systems: 4 loops of challenging mountain bike/snowshoeing trails totaling 9 miles and 5 loops of skiing trails totaling 13.5 miles.

If you're looking for a longer, moderate workout, the 5.1 mile purple trail is your best bet. This trail will provide views of Bear Lake and runs through the Bear Lake Marsh. An open Kettle can also be found on your journey.

The green trail is a fun, challenging, very hilly trail, running 3.6 miles. The green trail runs in the center of the forest. The open Kettle mentioned above can also be observed on the green trail.

The moderate red trail runs 1.5 miles, next to the Ice Age Trail, near the Greenbush picnic area. The Pink trail with a distance of 7/10 of a mile, also located in the vicinity of the picnic area, offers an exciting, sweeping downhill.

Your easiest selection would be the brown trail that runs 1.2 mile with rolling terrain. This is the fully lit trail that surrounds the picnic shelter.

The BLACK trail is a Classic Only 1.5 mile trail, offering beautiful, wooded solitude over a moderately challenging trail.

Pets and hiking are NOT allowed on ski trails.

The Trail entrance is located on Kettle Moraine Drive, 2.5 miles north of Highway 67. A heated picnic shelter with a changing room, indoor and outdoor tables, a grill and a fire pit can be found at the trailhead. State forest pit toilets are beside the parking lot. The Greenbush Campground, located adjacent to the trail system, has nine sites, available by reservation only April through November. A state park sticker is required. In addition to the state park sticker, a trail pass is required for anyone 16 or older biking or in-line skating on the New Fane and Greenbush trails. A trail pass is not required for hiking. Trail passes can be purchased at Forest Headquarters, DNR Service Stations, or at either The Mauthe Lake or Long Lake Recreation Areas.

Grooming ski trails

Group of skiers

Fun on the ski trails

Kettle Moraine ski trails

Sharing our Love of Winter in the Kettle Moraine
with other members of our community.


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