January 9, 2021  Rescheduled to January 30

Lack of snow is forcing us to move our race to January 30.   Everything else remains the same.  

The Snekkevik Ski Race is the oldest continuing organized ski race in the state held in January at Nine Mile Forest.

Covid-19 Protocols will be established and could change up to race time.   Please check back on this site before leaving so you know what to expect and plan accordingly.   

  • There will be limited access to the chalet per Marathon County Parks/Forestry rules.
  • Masks will be required in the chalet and outside when in areas within 6 feet of other.   Practice social distancing outside.   Racers are not required to wear a mask immediately before the race and during the race.  
  • Online registration only.    Please register before coming to the venue.  We will leave online registration open until race time.  
  • Bib pickup will be outdoors.   We anticipate having a drive up area to pick up your race packet. 
  • There will be no water stops on the course.    Be prepared to have what you need.   
  • We are eliminating the 24K race to avoid the need for a water stop.  
  • There will be no on-site concessions.
  • There will be no formal awards ceremony.   For teams, we will package them and give them to the coach.   For adults, if you win an award, you can pick up your award at the race HQ table.   (location to be announced)

As we get closer to race day, we will continue to assess our protocols and change them as necessary to help assure a safe environment for racers, spectators, and volunteers.


The race events are a combined effort of the Wausau Nordic Ski Club and area HS and MS teams.

There are several events for both youth and adults.   Adults options include a 12K Classic race, 12K Freestyle and a 24K Freestyle race.   They can even try their hand at both Classic and Freestyle disciplines.   The HS event is a 6K Classic race and the MS event is a 3.5K Classic race.   Plus, all participants will be entered in a raffle for many prizes donated by our sponsors.

Entry Fees

  • Adult 12K – $25
  • HS and MS Races – $10
  • 1K Children’s Race – Free
  • Adults:  Add $10 to do both the classic and freestyle races.
    • 24K FS and 12K Classic – $45
    • 12 FS and 12 K Classic – $35

Event Schedule

All races will use either a small wave, rolling wave, or interval start to maintain proper social distancing.    This will be announced as we approach the race day and determine the best approach.

  • 8:00 AM –    Registration Opens
  • 09:00 AM – 12K  Skate Adults 19 & Over
  • 9:15 AM –   12 K Classic Adults 19 & Over
  • 10:30 AM – 6 K Classic HS Boys  – Classic
  • 10:45 AM – 6 K Classic HS Girls – Classic
  • 11:15 AM – 3.5 K Classic MS Boys  – Classic
  • 11:30 AM – 3.5 K MS Girls – Classic
  • 11:35 AM –  1-2K Children’s Event 9 & under (not timed)

Techniques and schedules are subject to change based on conditions, so check back before race day for updates.

Awards and Prizes:  

  • High School and Middle School:  Top three male and female skiers in the following grade categories:  4-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12.
  • Top Male and Female skiers in Adult races.   No age group awards.
  • Every participant is included in drawings for prizes donated by our sponsors.   Names will be drawn after registration closes and winners will be posted in the chalet.

Race Course:

Information on the final race course configuration will be posted as it becomes available.  We have several options and the final course selection will be dependent on the snow conditions to make the best course possible.

Registration options: 

Register online at Run SignUp.  (will open soon)

Sign Up

Click below to download a PDF registration form.

Mail-in Registration Form:  (coming soon)

Teams:  Coaches may submit a spreadsheet with their entries to john@performancetiming.com.   Information will be sent via the WNSL Coaches email list in early January.

Contact Jeanne Alexejun at jalexejun@charter.net (715)214-8188 with questions.

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