Nordic Skiing

Saturday, January 26th

Nine Mile Forest Recreation Area
8704 Redbud Rd.
Wausau, WI 54401

The decision has been made to cancel the Badger State Nordic Ski Races previously scheduled to take place at Nine Mile Recreation Area in Wausau on January 26, 2019.  The Badger State Nordic Race Committee has come to this decision after considering all of the uncontrollable weather-related variables, and after conferring with WSAW Meteorologists relative to likelihood of an accumulation of groomable and skiable snow between now and the scheduled event.  Presently, Nine Mile’s ski trails remain closed, with virtually no accumulated groomable snow now nor in the forecast.  The Central Wisconsin Visitors Bureau, Badger State, and the Wausau Nordic Ski Club strive to prioritize athlete and volunteer safety, while providing a quality experience, at the Badger State Nordic Ski Races.  This year, the weather simply has not cooperated, nor does it look like it will cooperate this week. 

The Badger State Nordic Race Committee is making this announcement at this time out of respect for athlete and volunteer schedules, and with the goal of giving both groups enough of an opportunity to make other arrangements for the weekend of January 26, 2019.  For those athletes who have already registered, registration fee reimbursements will be processed by the Central Wisconsin Visitors Bureau.      

We will hold the event again, as usual, in 2020.  So please save the date for January 25, 2020, and we will look forward to seeing you at the starting line then.  Thank you for your continued support of the Badger State Games Nordic Ski Races in Wausau.

Celebrating 30 Years of BSG Winter Games (1989 - 2019) with these Special 2019 Spinner Medals in Gold, Silver, Bronze

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Athlete Information:

Packet Pick Up & Bibs Starting at 8:00 am at Nine Mile and running all day long Saturday.

Entry Fees & Deadlines:

Mail/Fax by 1/14/19
Online Until 1/14/19
Late Online Until 1/21/19
Late Late Online Until 1/23/19 @ Noon
4K M.S. (Age 9-13)
7K H.S. (Age 13-19)
10K (Age 13+)
21K (Age 13+)
43K (Age 18+)
1-2K (Age 9 & Under)

Adaptive Events

ANY race changes the day of events will be charged the difference between race fees plus a $5.00 change fee

Printable Registration Form |  School Registration Form 

All athletes MUST sign the Badger State Games Athlete Waiver online during registration or on the printable registration forms at check-in. (Waivers are attached to the registration forms)

(Age determined as of first day of event)

Youth/High School Team:
9 & Under (1k or 2k)  |  Ages 9-11 (4K)  |  Ages 12-13 (4k)
Ages 13-16 (7K) High School  |  Ages 17-19 (7K) High School

Adult Races:
Ages 29 & Under  |  Ages 30-39  |  Ages 40-49
Ages 50-59  |  Ages 60-69  |  Ages 70 & Over

Adaptive Divisions:
1K Adaptive  (Skiers may do multiple laps up to 3K)
*NEW* We are including adaptive races to the Nordic Skiing event. For more information and details please read: ADAPTIVE RULES

USSA rules apply. For a complete set of rules, see the Games Nordic Skiing Rules.
Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan Upper Peninsula residents are eligible to compete in the Nordic events.

Freestyle and Classic races.
Chip timed racing events.
All races are a single loop on moderate rolling terrain appropriate for all ability levels
(except the 43k Freestyle which will be 2 loops over a 21.5k/20k course).
Course groomed with a minimum of two lanes for Classical events; single track and skating area for Freestyle events.
Average course width is 16 feet.
Fluids available on course. Food and electrolytes available on course for the 43k freestyle.

Spectator Information:
For those that want to cheer on our athletes and to see them bring home the gold here are a few tips:

Best place to view the event & how much you can see: You can see the start and finish of each race and halfway of the longer race (43K).
Seating Available or bring your own chairs: No seating available bring your own chairs. There is seating inside the heated chalet.
Admission Fee: No admission fee.
Concessions: Will be available
Carry-ins allowed (food &/or drink):
Are Signs or Noise makers allowed: Bells are encouraged.
Other Information: Age determined as of first day of event.


Wausau Nordic Ski Club
USSA (US Ski and Snowboard Association)
USCSA (US Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association)
American Birkebeiner


2017 Results:
2016 Event was Cancelled due to weather.
2015 Results


Sport Specific Questions: Contact Event Director: John Burke. Phone 715-218-7883  
Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Badger State Games office at 715-355-8788 or info@badgerstategames.org

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