Open to all adults in the community.

Free lessons will be offered again in 2020 for those looking to try out cross-country skiing.   The Wausau Nordic Ski Club in cooperation with Marathon County offers this wonderful opportunity to get ski equipment, trail pass and lessons for no cost.     The free lessons will be adjusted a bit this year.    We will have a Tuesday night session on January 14 and Sunday, January 19.    If weather does not cooperate, we will announce alternate dates.

The schedule for the two nights are as follows:

Tuesday, January 14

6:30 PM – Registration/Equipment Pickup
7:00 – 8:00 PM – On-snow lessons
Hot chocolate and cider will be available afterwards

Sunday, January 19

3:30 PM – Registration/Equipment Pickup
4:00 – 5:00 PM – On-snow lessons
Hot chocolate and cider will be available afterwards


The Club provides instructors and the County waives the trail pass and equipment rental for the evening.   Groups are created based on ability and kept small to allow for a quality learning experience.   Nine Mile has lighted trails that make the evening ski experience something special.


No pre-registration is needed but if you need equipment, plan to arrive early so you can be fitted.

Club membership not required.   Information on becoming a member is available at the lessons.

No children PLEASE.

For questions, contact Rick Barnes  at

Check this site on the day of lessons for any updates in case we have to cancel due to extreme cold or other weather related reason.

If you would like to volunteer as an instructor or help in the chalet, click on the button below and you can sign-up.
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* Note: Free Skiing is only for people participating in the lessons.

The trail passes are FREE, Ski Rentals are FREE & available on a first come basis.

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