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All Season Sports

Silent Sports

We are a community of enthusiasts at all ability levels.  The northwoods provide us with a mecca of silent sport trails.  Though our group was founded for XC skiing, we also bike, hike, and downhill skiing. 

Area Resources

Community is important to us.  The Vilas and Oneida county regions are populated with thriving families and retired individuals.  Our group is one avenue to support the power of gathering.


NSTA is a member only club.  We welcome new members to our club through an application process.  Click the button below and check us out.

About NSTA

The NSTA Board welcomes you to our website.  According to our bylaws: “The purpose of the Association shall be for the advancement and enjoyment of silent sports”.  We enjoy the silent sports of hiking, biking, alpine skiing and paddling on both lakes and streams.  NSTA is a fun group.  We promote exercise, safety, socializing and food!  


The geographical extent of our membership has traditionally been the Headwaters area of northern Wisconsin, centered on Iron, Vilas and Oneida counties.


Active membership is limited to 150, with an “emeritus” section in addition to the active group.  New members are sponsored by the active members in the club.  We can help you to find a sponsor if you are not familiar with any of our members.  Our outings are planned by member volunteers who schedule events in all the various activities for the entire membership.  


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