Book Across the Bay - Cross-Country Skiing

Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 - 9:00 am through Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 - 6:00 pm

In Progress / Completed
Leader: Jacob Ng

Event Information


Book Across the Bay is a magical, unique cross-country skiing event up North in Ashland/Washburn, WI. It's a 10-km route which goes over the frozen Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior. Also, it's at night, so the course is lit by starlight and candle luminaries! There are bonfire rest areas along the course with food and drink, and a "fire-breathing dragon" often makes an appearance. There are also fun and festivities before and after the race.

Registration is open! The race costs $22.50. I'm signed up for the classic ski (Wave 2) but I'll be taking my time and enjoying the night - I'd love to have some company! You can also skate ski, snowshoe or walk if you prefer. 

Lodging will be an (off-the-books) AirBnb plus space for sleeping bags on the floor. We can probably fit up to 12 people. The club has ski and snowshoe gear you can use. I'd prefer to use personal vehicles (contact me if you have a car!), but could look into Fleet rental too. Cost for lodging and gas will be $35-50 (depends on how many people sign up and what transportation we use). 

For the drive back on Sunday, we can consider stopping by another ski area on the way home. Mt. Ashwabay and Minocqua Winter Park are both really nice. 

Once you register and pay for the race (on the BatB website), let me know and I'll move you onto the participant list! Any questions?

Event Type

Waiting List

There are 11 people on the waiting list for this event, with 89 spots remaining.