Trail Details

Northwest Wisconsin Nordic Trails

North End Ski Trails

Cable, Wis.

Trail Options:   North End Ski Trail: 13 km, skate/classic-Intermediate North End Classic - 12 km classic only-Intermediate Tony Wise - 6.6 km - skate/classic-Intermediate Trails connect to American Birkebeiner Trail and Birkie Classic Trail. Three snowshoe trails 2 km - 6 km.

Trail Description: Trails connect to American Birkebeiner Trail and Birkie Classic Trail. Three snowshoe trails begin at same trail head. North End Ski Trail 13 km: 5 km - Easy/Intermediate; 7.2 km - Intermediate; 12 km - Intermediate Add 1.1 km round-trip from Warming Cabin Tony Wise 6.6 km - Intermediate North End Classic Trail 12 km - Intermediate Access to American Birkebeiner and Birkie Classic Trails. Join us on Feb. 11 for the North End Classic - 25 km, 12.5 km classic races and also Cookie Classic kids races.

Ownership: Bayfield County Forest

Management: North End Ski Club

Key Partnerships: North End Ski Club, Telemark Resort, American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation

Facilities: Parking, toilet, warming cabin. Food, lodging nearby

Fees: A $10.00 daily North End and American Birkebeiner trail fee is now in effect. Daily and annual trail pass information is posted at the trail head and North End warming cabin. All trail fees go to maintain and groom the ski trails. Thank you for your support. A Telemark Resort trail fee is required to use the Telemark ski trails.

Info: 715/ 798-3599


Snowshoeing Permitted
Snowshoeing Permitted

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Snowshoeing Permitted

Trail Location


Take County Hwy. M east from Cable. Go 2 blocks and turn right on Randysek Rd. Go 2 miles south to North End Trail Head.

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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.