Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails
Rib Lake Ski & Snowshoe Trails
Rib Lake, Wis.
Trail Options: Two-mile beginner's loop. 30 km of diverse trails.
Management: Rib Lake Ski & Snowshoe Club
Facilities: Parking at multiple trailheads. Food, lodging nearby in Rib Lake.
Info: 715/ 427-5676
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|Located north of the Village of Rib Lake. Trailhead and parking on Hwy D, on Harper Drive just north of Hwy D, and at the Rusch Preserve on Hwy C.|
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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.