Iola Winter Sports Club
A second Iola hill (Slaughterhouse ski Hill) was erected five blocks east of Main Street in December, 1910, a location now within Glacier Wood Golf Course. On Sunday, January 15, 1911, the first tournament was held there.
The third hill (Knutson Ski Hill) was built in 1913, with the first tournament being held there on February 16, 1913. The Iola Ski Club held tournaments at Knutson Hill until World War I. In February, 1920, the scaffold was dismantled and the materials sold off due to lack of interest, but local skiers continued to compete at other hills through the 1920s and 1930s.
Hogsback Ski Hill was built just north of Iola east of Hwy 49 in 1938. The first tournament held there was on Sunday, February 27, 1938; the first night tournament on March 5, 1939. On March 10, 1938; the Iola Ski Club reorganized as the Iola Winter Sports Club. The last
Norseman Hill, the fifth ski hill, was opened in 1959. The first tournament was held on Sunday, February 22, 1959. It currently has 5, 10, 30, 40 and 60 meter hills, the latter having been built in 1996.
Erected 2010 by Iola Historical Society. (Marker Number 1.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical date for this entry is January 11, 1910.
Location. 44° 32.258′ N, 89° 12.542′ W. Marker is in Iola, Wisconsin, in Waupaca County. Marker can be reached from County Route MM 1˝ miles west of Wisconsin Highway 49. Marker is located on the front of the clubhouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: E398 County Rd MM, Amherst Junction WI 54407, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South New Hope Lutheran Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); School House Ski Hill (approx. 4.2 miles away); Iola’s Firefighting Heritage (approx. 4.2 miles away); Iola Mills (approx. 4.3 miles away); The “Spud Alley” Era (approx. 4.3 miles away); Iola Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); 1999 Father's Day Fire (approx. 4.4 miles away); Iola’s Dr. Loope (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iola.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 28, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.