Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails
Mt. Ashwabay/Jerry Jolly Trail System
Trail Options: Beginner: Sugarbush, Cabin; Intermediate to advanced : Anchor - 4 km, Seagull - 8 km, Raven (Classic only) - 3.5 km, Jerry Jolly Trails - 12 km, Deer Path (Classic only) - 12km.
Ownership: Ashwabay Outdoor Educational Foundation
Management: Mt. Ashwabay
Key Partnerships: CHASTA (Chequamegon Area Ski Trails Association), and Friends of Lake Superior Nordic Trails.
Facilities: Rentals, Restrooms, Ski School, Restaurant, Bar. Food and lodging nearby in Bayfield and Washburn.
Fees: $8.00 on weekends and $6.00 on weekdays
Info: 715/ 779-3227
Fat bikes Permitted
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|USH 2 to Hwy 13. North on 13 approx. 17 miles. Follow signs for Mt. Ashwabay and Big Top Chatauqua.|
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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.