UPDATE: Nine Mile Forest Trails will open on Thursday, January 24 at 9:00 AM. Watch for conditions updates on our Facebook page and website as they become available. (posted: 1/23/19 at 4:00 PM)
Wausau’s Nine Mile Forest is one of the top cross-country skiing facilities in Wisconsin.
The 18.3 mile (29.6km) trail system is double tracked with an 8′ wide skating lane. Trail difficulty ranges from beginner to difficult making this trail system attractive to all skiing abilities. Trails are generally one-way. The ski chalet offers a changing area, ski and snowshoe equipment rentals, daily and annual trail passes, restrooms, and a spacious warming area with a wood stove. There are 3.9 miles (6.3km) of ski trails lighted and programmed to go on at dusk until 9 pm daily during the ski season. There are also 5.3 miles (8km) of groomed snowshoe trails throughout the forest.
- Nine Ski Mile Trail Map
- 4km Snowshoe Trail Loop
- 6km Snowshoe Trail Loop
- 8km Snowshoe Trail Loop
- 10km Snowshoe Trail Loop
From Wausau take I-39/US 51 south to CTH N, west on CTH N 3-½ miles to Red Bud Road, south on Red Bud Road 1-½ miles to the chalet parking lot on the right.
|2017-2018 Chalet Hours|
|Monday – Friday
|9am – 9pm*
8am – 9pm
8am – 5pm
|* Close 6pm after first weekend in February|
If you have any questions, please contact us at 715-261-1550 or visit the Marathon County website at www.co.marathon.wi.us/parks.asp.
2017 – 2018 Cross Country Ski Fees
|Daily Passes||Daily||After 5||2 Consec. Days||Season|
|Equipment Rental||Over 12||Under 12|
|Skis, Poles, Boots||$15||$10|
|Skis and Poles||$10||$7|