Cross Country Skiing in Wausau

cross country skiing in Wausau, WisconsinAre you in search of a fun weekend in the snow?  If so, Wausau is the place to be. Cross country skiing is very popular in Wisconsin during the winter, as it’s a great way to get a little exercise while enjoying the incredible beauty that awaits outside our doors.  Though there is no reason to stay inside with so much going on outside, there’s nothing wrong with that, either.  Our Inn gives you the opportunity to enjoy both sides of Wausau.  Curl up in front of the fire, or get outside and explore, all when you stay at our romantic boutique hotel this winter. Book your winter getaway with us today!

The Best Cross Country Skiing Trails

Located near Wisconin’s Northwoods, it should come as no surprise that Wausau is a winter wonderland, filled with a broad range of exciting winter activities to enjoy during these coldest of months. Countless trails criss-cross their way through the forests and valleys and along the beautiful frozen vistas that Wisconsin is known for. In Wausau, you’ll find miles upon miles of Cross Country Skiing trails, and plenty of varied terrain to keep you challenged and having fun. Rentals are available in town. Here are a few of the best trails around Wausau:

  • Beginners should test their skills at the Ringle Marsh, which features 3,000 acres of gently rolling terrain
  • Sylvan Hill Park is home to the longest tubing run in the state, but it also happen to be a great place for beginners to test out their cross county skiing. There are 3 miles of groomed trails here, and there’s a chalet on premise that offers a fireplace, bathrooms, and a place to rest.
  • Cross Country skiing in Wausau, WisconsinThe Big Eau Pleine Park Trail is better for those more experienced Nordic Skiers.
  • The best nordic ski facility in Wausau, perhaps even Wisconsin, is the Nine Mile County Forest Recreation Area.  there are 18.3 miles of trails that are double tracked with an 8′ wide skating lane. Trail difficulty ranges across the trails, but there is definitely something for everyone. 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 even lighted trails for some incredible night skiing.

The Wausau Nordic Ski Club is a great resource for all things cross country skiing in Wausau.  While the cross country skiing in Wausau is spectacular, it’s also nice knowing that you’re never more than a few minutes away from a really good restaurant, coffeehouse, or bar. Afterwards, sink into the luxurious accommodations of the Stewart Inn Boutique Hotel, and get the rest you need for another adventurous day in Wausau. Each of our guest rooms features a steam shower, too, which is the perfect way to warm yourself back up after a day in the snow.  Winter is off to a good start.  Book your ski getaway to Wausau today!