Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails
Phillips School Forest Trail
Trail Options: 5.6 km - Five loops through a diverse forest and an open meadow offer a variety of terrain from gently rolling to steep hills; groomed for skating and classic.
Ownership: Phillips School District
Key Partnerships: Flambeau Nordic Ski Club
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|W9199 N. Worcester Road; located 4 miles from downtown Phillips, go east on County Road H, then south on Big Elk Road, then continue south on North Worcester Road, the trail is a short distance on the west side of the road. You can open the gate and drive into the parking lot; it is 1/3 mile to the trail.|
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Landmark dates in the history of Nordic Trails in northwest Wisconsin include 1975 when the United States Cross Country Ski 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 by Tony Wise at Telemark.
After an auspicious beginning, it wasn’t long before the landscape was dotted with Nordic Trails of all sizes and descriptions, most of which continue to offer pleasant and challenging cross country skiing opportunities today.