The Lodi Area XC Ski Club was formed in November, 2005, with the
mission of providing and promoting local cross-country skiing through
high school and middle school teams that compete around the state.
The club has also developed a youth ski program and adult training
groups. On top of that, the club promotes easy access to groomed trails
located in the center of Lodi as well as affordable programs and events
ICE AGE NORDIC SKI TEAM
TRIP TO IRONWOOD,MI 12/5-7
LODI INVITATIONAL 12/13
RHINELANDER RACES 01/3-4
WAUSAU SNEKKEVIK 01/10
FIN SISU RACE
MADNORSKI RACE/ELVER 01/13
JNQ/HS RACES/ TELEMARK 01/17-18
KETTLE MORAINE 01/24
SOUTH CONFERENCE MEET 01/29
BADGER STATE GAMES 01/31
STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 02/6-8
STATE RELAYS/CAPITAL SQ 02/14
NORWEGIAN BIRKIE 03/21
contact HEAD COACH DALE FANNEY AT
ATHLETE'S SPOTLIGHT: Thana Zoske
Thana is an eigth grade middle school skier for
Ice Age Nordic. She took 10th place in the classic
pursuit race at State and finished 13th overall.
Thana also plays soccer in the fall and spring and
participates in Forensics. She is a great
student-probaly gets straight A's! She is strong
as an OX and fast as a GAZELLE!
Ski Team News
The big news for this season is that
our racing team has a new name-
ICE AGE NORDIC!
As we take on a more regional
profile with skiers from Lodi,
Mt.Horeb and Waunakee, we felt it
was important to have a name that
reflected our Tri-County personality.
Our vision statement is:"To promote
the sport of nordic skiing and
provide a competitive opportunity
for high school and middle school
junior skiers from the Tri-County
area." We have a new LOOK with
beautiful new uniforms.
2014 Birkie pushes Skiers to their limits
The 2014 Birkebeiner will go down as one the hardest ski Marathons in recent times. By Friday morning, one day before
the race, over 15 inches of new snow had fallen on the 33 mile race course from Cable to Hayward, Wisconsin. As groomers
tried to pack down the snow, winds up to 40 miles an hour dried up the snow and dropped temps to zero degrees by race
morning. As the race started, racers found themselves skiing on slow soft snow. Local ski coach Dale Fanney comments,”
The top skiers get to ski on a flat smooth surface, but as you get to even the third wave, the snow starts to break down into
mashed potatoes”. He adds,” Usually you can glide along and rest on the downhills, but this year there was no rest!”
Local skiers Paula Tonn, Katie Kratcha and Dale Fanney completed the 54 kilometer classical course with Tonn finishing in 4:
57 and taking 5th in her age group. Ski Team Alumni Syd Endres , Elliot Statz and Mike Conway skated the 51 kilometer
course with Endres finishing in 4:24.
Ten Lodi skiers raced the 23 kilometer half-marathon (Korteloppet), many for the first time including mother-daughter team of
Julia Edwards and Allie Gorton. James Saager led the high school skiers with a great classical race finishing 13th in his age
group with time of 1:44. Other Korteloppet racers were Aidan Campbell,Chelsea Buchanan,Rachel and father Larry Porter,
Matt Saager, Cory Conway, Ken Detmer and Fred Hofmann. Altogether, over 30 skiers associated with the Ice Age Nordic ski
team competed in the events.
“This ski season will be always remembered as the coldest toughest winter on record. There were virtually no ski races held
at temperatures higher than 15’F degrees and most of the bigger races had snow and wind before or during the event”, adds
The racing season is over for most skiers. Local trails will remain groomed and open as long as good snow conditions