Trail Details

Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails

Ashland Ski Trail

Ashland, Wis.

Trail Options:   Four loops with connecting trails. 5km total trail. Groomed for skating and classical.

Trail Description: The Ashland Ski Trail Association is a non-profit group, formed in September 1996, dedicated to opening and maintaining a cross country ski trail in the city of Ashland, Wisconsin. The full

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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Trail Location


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.