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Club Membership & Dontations

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 & Bike Club (ENSBC) is to promote cross-country skiing and mountain biking for fitness, competition, and wellness for people of all ages. We are run entirely by volunteers.

ENSBC 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 Ely Youth Ski League, Borealis Mountain Bike Team and the Ely Nordic Wolves Ski Team.

Paid Members Receive

  • unlimited access to 25+ kilometers of machine-groomed ski trails
  • 9 miles of singletrack MTB and winter fat tire 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.

ENSBC is a 501(c)(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

Membership Dues

Current project: Upgrade groomer garage.

Become A Trail 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 wooden sign, prominently displayed, at the Hidden Valley trailhead. Signs purchased Jan 1 through June 30 will be put up in July and remain up for a year. Signs purchased July 1 through December 30 will go up in January and remain up for a year.

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

Non-Specific Donation

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