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OPINION — Beginners ski safety

OPINION — Beginner’s ski safety

Megan Poe February 23, 2024

Just three weeks ago, in a much warmer place than Marquette, a woman spent the night trapped on a gondola ski lift after an error made by the lift operator. In Lake Tahoe, California, the temperature dropped...

HIT THE HILL — NMU Students Julia Allen and Sami Brown are just two of the many missing the thrill of ski season with the unseasonably warm temperatures in the area. Photo Courtesy of Sami Brown

The mountain is calling: Students are missing the slopes

Chloe Everson February 7, 2024

Marquette Mountain has been a very familiar place to many Northern Michigan students and faculty throughout the years. The mountain has always been a place for students alike to get together and enjoy...

CROSSING THE FINISH LINE—Kjetil Banerud celebrates his victory in the 20K Freestyle race on Saturday afternoon in Ishpeming. Banerud and Merli Richter picked up wins for the Wildcats during the two-day CCSA Championships. Travis Nelson/NW

Nordic skiers Merli Richter, Kjetil Banerud gain victories at CCSA Championships

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor February 14, 2022

The Northern Michigan University Nordic skiing teams took on the terrain at Al Quaal Recreation Area in the CCSA Championships on Saturday and Sunday. Three of the four races over the two days were won...

MOUNT BOHEMIA CLOSED FOR SEASON—Its not snowy anymore like the picture of a ski lift, and that means spring is coming soon. Mount Bohemia is now closed for the season, and will be welcoming new guests in the winter. Photo courtesy of Samantha Tschirhart.

Ski season at Mount Bohemia now closed, but future visits require experience

Dallas Wiertella March 23, 2021
As the skiing season comes to a close, we pack up our ski and snowboarding gear away and get ready for the warmer weather.
WINNING WILDCATS—The NMU Nordic Skiing team picked up a total of three gold medals this past weekend. Photo courtesy of Kjetil Baanerud.

A weekend of hardware for Wildcats’ Nordic Skiing at CCSA Qualifier/CXC Cup

Travis Nelson January 19, 2021

It was a good debut for the NMU Nordic Skiing team this past weekend in Cable, Wisconsin at the American Birkebeiner Start, taking home three gold medals. Graduate Kjetil Baanerud took first place...

Photo courtesy of Kelby Reichard
SKI SEASON- Marquette mountain will be ready for winter sports enthusiasts at the end of the month.

Marquette Mountain prepares to open amid pandemic

Kelby Reichard November 5, 2020

Despite the many challenges that come with operating a recreational business during the age of COVID-19, Marquette Mountain is preparing to open to the public on Nov. 27. “It’s complicated, but...

NMU men and women skiers lead the pack, finish in first

Ryan Spitza February 3, 2018

The Northern Michigan Men’s and Women’s Nordic Ski teams took victories at the NCAA Qualifying meet hosted by the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay and the College of St. Scholastica in Rhinelander,...

Photo by Emma Case

Catching Flight

Noah Hausmann January 25, 2018

The ski jumpers shoulder their 8-foot skis and climb up the narrow stairs to the top of the 300-foot Suicide Hill. From the top, the crowd of spectators appear to be the size of bugs. There’s an ambulance...

Three Nordic skiers honored after season

Dustin Anand April 4, 2013

The Northern Michigan University Nordic ski team receives regional skier of the year honors. Junior Rosie Frankowski and junior Erik Soderman were awarded regional skier of the year awards along with...

Skiers take honors at Championship: Three All-American titles declared for Nordic ski team in Vermont

Dustin Anand March 14, 2013

Six skiers from the Northern Michigan University men’s and women’s Nordic ski team competed in the NCAA Championships last week, leaving with three athletes with All-American titles. Thursday, March...

Skiers triumph at NCAA Regionals

Dustin Anand February 28, 2013

The Northern Michigan University men’s Nordic skiing team won the NCAA Central Region title in the NCAA Regional last weekend, while the women’s team placed second. The ’Cats traveled to Houghton,...

Skiers take first place: Wildcats sweep the slopes to take the CCSA Championship while on the road

Dustin Anand February 21, 2013

The Northern Michigan University men’s and women’s Nordic ski team came away with a win last weekend, securing the CCSA championship title. On Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17,  the continuation...

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