Construction of the Gartzke shelter

A major focus of the club is to maintain skiing opportunities at Gartzke’s Flowage.  In 1991 a warming shelter was built adjacent to the bridge crossing the flowage. The Wisconsin Conservation Corps did much of the clearing and spread mulch and helped build the bridge. The shelter was made possible through donations of time, money, and materials by club members and local businesses. Efforts were led by Charlie Bretl. Wicks Lumber and the county were major donors. When when the original shelter burned down in 1993 the process was repeated to give us the shelter we see today.  In 2010 we built a shelter along the southern trail network.