Nordic Trails

Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails

The Northwest Wisconsin region rich in Nordic skiing tradition and history and blessed with some of the best Nordic Trails in the country. Hundreds of groomed trails and incredible natural beauty.

With the region’s strong Scandinavian heritage, it was only natural that skiing took root in northwest northern Wisconsin. The Farmers, loggers and settlers of Norwegian, Finnish and Swedish heritage used cross-country skis for work as well as recreation.

Landmark dates in the history of cross country skiing in northwest Wisconsin include 1975 when the US Cross Country Team including Bill Koch — who would later go on to win a silver medal in the 1976 Olympics – came to Telemark to train, 1978 when the first World Cup cross country ski races were held on the Telemark Trails, and also that year the Worldloppet League, an affiliation of international cross country ski marathons, was formed at Telemark.

Use the links below to find the perfect trail for you and your family to enjoy.

After an auspicious beginning, it wasn’t long before the landscape was dotted with numerous trails of all sizes and descriptions, most of which continue to offer pleasant and challenging cross country skiing opportunities today.

Nordic Trails