Area Nordic skiers to make trek east for training trip

The Elk River High School Nordic ski team has plans to travel to northeast Wisconsin and Michigan in December for a winter training trip.
The annual trip marks a 30-year tradition, according to a letter sent to the School Board by Margaret Litchy, the Nordic skiing head coach. The board approved the trip Nov. 14.
“It is a season highlight for the Nordic ski team, especially given the lack of snow early in the winter around the Twin Cities,” the letter said. The trip also allows athletes to explore a variety of new and challenging terrains, the letter said.
Reservations have been made at the Minocqua Winter Park ski area in northeastern Wisconsin and the ABR ski trails in Ironwood, Michigan. Dates of the trip are Dec. 27-30.
The cost for the trip, per student, is $195. Between 40 and 60 students, accompanied by nine to 11 chaperones, are expected to attend.