Mercer Cross Country Association

Several Midwestern college ski teams will be gathering this weekend near Rhinelander at the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom, or CAVOC, to compete in a Nordic ski championship. The event's director is Ron Teclaw.

He tells us the schools that are competing...

"....there's probably six colleges from the Midwest showing up. We're co-hosting this with UW-Green Bay, Michigan Tech University, Northern Michigan University, St. Cloud State, and maybe a couple other colleges from Minnesota...."

Crossing a Snowy Landscape, by Candlelight

Jan 24, 2014
Helena Jacoba

Winter brings a special evening opportunity for snow enthusiasts: skiing and snowshoeing by candlelight.

The events are common across the state of Wisconsin, some organized by the DNR and others by independent groups.

MECCA, the Mercer Cross Country Association will host one such event this Saturday night, with hundreds of candles set along a mile-long loop. 

Spokesman Dan Bormann says it’s a lot of work to set up but it’s worth it.