Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails
Ashland Ski Trail
Trail Options: Four loops with connecting trails. 5km total trail. Groomed for skating and classical.
Management: Ashland Ski Trail Association
Key Partnerships: Ashland Ski Trail Association
Facilities: Parking adjacent to Memorial Medical Center. Maps at trail head. Food and lodging nearby.
Fees: Suggested donation $3.00 for grooming.
Info: 715/ 682-2950
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|USH 2 to Beaser Ave. in Ashland. Turn south on Beaser. Follow signs to Memorial Medical Center. Take first right past hospital on Maple Lane. Take last driveway on right to hospital parking lot. Trail will be on the left.|
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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.