About the Sailing Program

ORD / IYSO offers local Learn-to-Ski opportunities. Both downhill and cross-country skiing can be inexpensive, easy and convenient for kids of all ages! Whether you need the most basic instruction at Garbage Hill or want to try a bigger ski adventure, we have new opportunities for winter fun! Due to deep group discounts, the more participants we have, the more affordable skiing becomes!

Descriptions, dates and fee information are available in the Fall/Winter Activity Guide and will be published on International Youth Sailing of Oshkosh’s Facebook page.  You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call IYSO at (920) 216-7353 for information.

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International Youth Sailing Of Oshkosh

International Youth Sailing of Oshkosh (IYSO) is a local non-profit organization that encourages lifelong activities such as sailing and skiing for kids of all ages and their families by making these sports easy to learn and inexpensive to participate in. IYSO was founded by Steve Eliasen who, in addition to running the largest school sailing program in North America, "Oshkosh Schools Sail Week," is also pinging skiing into Oshkosh schools, getting roughly 1,000 Oshkosh students out for cross country skiing last season. Steve is a Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) certified instructor.