Club Membership and Donations

Four Ways to Donate

I. Membership Dues

Your membership dues are important to us and we thank you for your support! Please renew or become a member today!

The mission of the Ely Nordic Ski Club (ENSC) is to promote cross-country skiing for fitness, competition, and wellness for people of all ages. We are run entirely by volunteers. Learn more.

ENSC manages the Hidden Valley Recreation Area located on the east end of Ely, MN.

  • We build, groom, & mow the Hidden Valley trail system for year-round use.
  • We manage the Hidden Valley chalet and facilities.
  • We groom the Trezona Trail around Miner's lake.

Your membership plays a critical role in maintaining the trails and chalet for all area skiers and visitors, including the Minnesota Youth Ski League and the Ely Nordic Wolves Ski Team.

Paid members receive

  • unlimited access to 30+ kilometers of machine-groomed ski trails
  • keyless entry to the Hidden Valley chalet during the ski season

In addition to membership ….

consider making a donation to the Facilities Fund and/or be a Trail Sponsor.

ENSC is a 501c(3) non-profit organization (Federal ID#33-1124961). Any donations above your membership are tax-deductible.

Basic Membership Dues are:

  • Family/Household $75 per year
  • Individual $50 per year

Purchase Your Membership Online

Note: As of the 2018/2019 seasion, purchase of memberships is only available online.

II. Donate to the Facilities Fund

Current project: Upgrade groomer garage.

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III. Become a Trails Sponsor

The Trails Sponsors are individuals and businesses that donate a minimum of $100 to support the trails maintenance each season*.   As a thank you, we will inscribe your name or business on a hand-routered wooden sign, prominently displayed, at the Hidden Valley trail head.

*Basic membership dues would still apply to individuals or families who are also Trails Sponsors.

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2017/2018 Trail Sponsors

IV. Non-specific Donation

Make a one-time donation or schedule one to occur at regular intevals. It's up to you. We appreciate your help at any level! Please indicate in PayPal what your donation is for.

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Rent the Chalet

Photo of Hidden Valley Ski Chalet in Winter

Rent the
Hidden Valley Chalet
for your next function!

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Ski Pass

The Great Minnesota Ski Pass

Remember to purchase your MN Ski Pass, as well. Some of our trails are directly funded with this statewide program. (Sold online or from any business where state licenses are sold (for example, Holiday gas stations, Ace Hardware, etc.). Or call 1-888-646-6367.