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Choose from four courses that accommodate all levels of expertise. Beginners will enjoy classical skiing across gently rolling terrain on the Ringle Trail. The Sylvan Hill Trail has a popular in-town location and is serviced by the Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department. Intermediate skiers will enjoy the remote Big Eau Pleine Park Trail, a scenic trail along the Eau Pleine Reservoir, featuring rolling and wooded terrain.

The best facility in the area is at the Nine Mile County Forest Recreation Area, offering 33 km of trails to choose from and even lighted trails so you can ski at night. This is one of the top cross-country skiing facilities in Wisconsin and offers: 

  • 20 miles (33 km) of trails including loops from .5 mile to 9.6 miles.
  • 6.3 km of lighted trails.
  • Well groomed trails accommodate both skaters and diagonal skiers.
  • Spacious chalet offers concessions, restrooms, changing facilities, lockers, a lounge with a wood stove and panoramic views.
  • Lighted trails for nighttime skiing.
  • Rental Equipment.
  • Nordic Ski Patrol on duty.
  • Adjacent snowshoeing trails.
  • Centrally located within minutes of lodging, dining and shopping

For an overview of the trail system, use our Nine Mile Winter Recreation Map.

For equipment rentals, visit Shepherd & Schaller in downtown Wausau.

Visit this winter and see why the Wausau area is The BEST Place to Play in the Snow!

For the latest in snow conditions call our toll-free snow conditions hotline at 888-575-SNOW (7669) or visit the Marathon County website.


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Big Eau Pleine Park
3301 Eau Pleine Park Road, Mosinee, WI 54455

Phone: 715-261-1550
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Big Eau Pleine Park
 
Gaska Park
1418 Military Road, Rothschild, WI 54474

Phone: 715-359-3660
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Nine Mile County Forest Recreation Area
8704 Red Bud Road, Wausau, WI 54401

Phone: 715-261-1550
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Nine Mile Cross Country Skiing
 
Ringle Forest
4900 Timber Ridge Lane, Hatley, WI 54440

Phone: 715-261-1550
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Sylvan Hill Park
1329 Sylvan Street, Wausau, WI 54401

Phone: 715-261-1550
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Sylvan Hill Park Shelter
 
Winding Creek State Rearing Area
H3225 Blueberry Rd, Colby, WI 54421

Phone: 715-223-4767
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