10 Best Places for Cross-Country Skiing in Wisconsin

Are you looking for your next destination for cross-country skiing? Wisconsin might not be the first place you think about, but it should be. From snowshoeing to cross-country skiing, there’s something for everyone. Check out the top places for cross-country skiing in Wisconsin you don’t want to miss!

Minocqua Winter Park, WI

From beginner to expert, there are over 50 miles of world-class ski trails to enjoy, including nearly 10 miles of single-track classic-only trails. The gorgeous snow-laden trees throughout the park make this a magical winter wonderland.

Mt. La Cross Ski Area, WI

Mt. La Cross Skia Area features Mid-America’s steepest trail and is fun for snowboarding and skiing. In total, there are 18 slopes and trails serviced by chairlifts and one rope tow. 

Willow Falls and Nelson Farm Trail Loop, WI

Willow Falls is a 6.1-mile loop trail that’s moderately challenging. Expect it to take about two hours to complete. It’s a popular destination for fishing, camping, and cross-country skiing. 

Scuppernong Hiking Trail System Orange Loop, WI

This 4.6-mile loop is great for beginners and takes almost two hours to complete. This trail is open year-round and is popular with skiers and hikers alike.

Nine Mile Trail System, WI

The Nine Mile Trail System is one of the best cross-crossing locations in Wisconsin, featuring 18.3 miles of double-tracked trails as well as an eight-foot-wide skating lane. Trails range from beginner to difficult, making it great for various skiers.

Mt. Ashwabay, WI

Mt. Ashwabay boasts nearly 25 miles of groomed trails you can access 24 hours with a pass. In addition, skate and classic skiing trails are near Lake Superior in Bayfield, Wisconsin. All trails are tracked and groomed regularly for an easy, breezy day of winter fun.

Blue Hills Trail, WI

Situated in Rusk County, this 22-mile system is considered one of the Midwest's most scenic cross-country ski trails. Since there are various loops and intersections, you can make each adventure as short or long and challenging as you’d like.

Bugline Trail, WI

This trail is eight feet wide (perfect if you love personal space) and goes from the Village of Merton to Menomonee Falls. The entire trail takes about five hours to complete. Dogs are welcome on this trail, and it can be quieter during off-peak times.

Copper Falls State Park, WI

In the winter months, the park has over 10 miles of cross-country trails. Snow conditions are excellent since it’s inside the lake effect of Lake Superior. 

Hartman Creek State Park

Scenic Hartman Creek State Park has six miles of trails for cross-country skiing. You can also check out the nearby Lola Winter Sports Club, which has more than double the length of trails. 

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