Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails
Hickory Ridge Ski Trail
Trail Options: 14.2 km of trails in 3 loops. Challenging with rolling to steep terrain around numerous lakes. 2 warming shelters on trail.
Ownership: Chippewa County Forest and Parks
1/16/17: Trail Conditions
Trail Update – 01-16-17 Ski Trail Temps and trail conditions will be monitored closely. Grooming will take place when needed and snow conditions allow during this warm spell. Fatbike Trail Due to the warm weather forecasted over the next few days, we do not plan to groom any of the fatbike / snowshoe trail. FOHRT […]
1/19: Groomed for MLK Day
The skate deck was returned to corduroy last night. Temps were near 20 degrees to set it firm. Expect great conditions today.
1/16: Horseshoe Lake Too
All ski trails groomed by Art last night. New track was not set. Additional 1.4 mile loop on Horseshoe Lake groomed and tracked. Enjoy the weekend weather!
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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.