Nordic Skiing

The Wausau Nordic Ski Club and the Badger State Games have jointly decided to cancel this year’s Nordic Skiing events that were to be held on January 30th due to the current Covid-19 situation.     The safety of our athletes and volunteers is our top priority and without making drastic changes to how we structure the event, it would be difficult at best to be able to put on a quality event, let alone, one that people would enjoy.    We fully anticipate the current health crisis will improve over the next several months and we will be able to bring back the Badger State Games for Nordic Skiing bigger and better than ever in 2022.    We appreciate the support you have given this event over the years and look forward to seeing you then.    In the meantime, we’d encourage you to take part in outdoor activities that you can do on your own safely and enjoy nature. 

Cancelled: Saturday January 30th, 2021

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

Early Packet Pickup is available at nine mile Friday from 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

If an event is cancelled due to Covid-19 a refund will be given.

2020 Race Results are at the bottom of the page!

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 1/17/21
Online Until 1/17/21
 Late Online Until 1/28/21
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 and Athlete Waiver |  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
*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.


9:00am          7k Classic Boys

9:05am          7k Classic Girls

9:15am          4k Classic All

9:30am         10k Classic All

9:45am          21-43k Classic

10:15am       43k "A" Freestyle

10:25am       43k "B" Freestyle

10:45am       21k Freestyle

11:00am       1k Adaptive

12:45pm       7k Freestyle Boys

12:50pm       7k Freestyle Girls  

1:15pm         4k Freestyle

1:30pm         3k Adaptive

1:40pm        10k Freestyle

1:50pm         1-2k Kids

Nine Mile County Forest Ski Trails:  Map

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


2020 Results 
2019 Event was Cancelled due to weather
2018 Results:
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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