Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails
Trail Options: 3.4km of trails through a mature oak-maple forest and 1.9km of open field skiing for a total of 5.3km groomed to 12 feet wide with a classic track as conditions allow. Two miles of snowshoe trails behind the high school in Barron.
Ownership: Barron County Forest, Barron Area School District, the City of Barron and private ownership
Management: Barron Area Nordic Trail Association
Key Partnerships: Barron Area Nordic Trail Association (BANTA)
Facilities: Parking. Food, lodging, nearby in Barron.
Fees: Suggested daily trail fee donation is $5
Info: 715/ 537-6246 - Barron Co SWCD
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|On the south side of the City of Barron, Wisconsin, just south of the High School football field.|
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.