2019 Ski or Snowshoe Pass Order Form and Flyer
are available below:

Order Form

8704 Red Bud Road Wausau, WI 54401Ph 715.693.3001

FREE Adult Ski Lessons!


The Nine Mile cross country ski and snowshoe trail system is closed for the season. We hope that everyone had an enjoyable season and thank you for supporting the Nine Mile ski area.

Customers post their recent trail condition experiences at skinnyski.com and groomer operators provide trail condition updates at the ski chalet each time they leave the trails.  Call 715.693.3001 for the latest trail grooming updates.

The Nine Mile Trail System located in Central Wisconsin just minutes from Wausau is one of the top cross-country skiing facilities in Wisconsin.  The 18.3 mile (29.6km) trail system is double tracked with an 8' wide skating lane; Trail difficulty ranges from beginner to difficult making this trail system attractive to all skiing abilities. Trails are generally one-way.  The ski chalet offers a changing area, ski and snowshoe equipment rentals, daily and annual trail passes, restrooms, and a spacious warming area with a wood stove.  There are 3.9 miles (6.3km) of ski trails lighted and programmed to go on at dusk until 9 pm daily during the ski season.  Here is another map showing 6, 10 and 20km cross country ski trail loops. There is also an established Cookie Trail Loop for youth skiers.  Throughout this 2.7km loop are 6 mailboxes with cookies in them as an incentive for their skiing success.

There are also 6.7 miles (10.75km) of snowshoe trails throughout the forest along with several smaller loops, see below trail maps:

Directions:From Wausau take I-39/US 51 south to CTH N, west on CTH N 3-½ miles to Red Bud Road, south on Red Bud Road 1-½ miles to the chalet parking lot on the right.

$6 After Hour Ski Pass is available to purchase at the self-registration station located in the chalet parking lot.  Any person 12 years of age and older is required to have a pass if they show up to ski at Nine Mile after the chalet is closed for the day.  Daily and season ski passes may be purchased at the Chalet during the course of the season. If you have any questions, please contact us at 715-261-1550.

Sylvan Hill Park Cross Country Ski Conditions

For an up-to-date report on trail conditions, please monitor the 24-hour trail hotline and visitor information at 1-888-575-7669.  Please remember that trail reports are not updated every day, only when there are significant trail or condition changes.


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General Information:

  • Almost four miles (6.3 km) of trails are lighted from dusk until 9 p.m.  The lights are located along trail segments B, E, M, N, O, R, X and E.
  • Chalet hours: Monday through Friday 9am - 9pm; Saturday 8am - 9pm; Sunday 8am - 5pm
  •  A 4k, 6k, 8k, and 10k looped snowshoe trail is available to the public with a total of 6.7 miles (10.75km) of trail.
  • During the season, the ski chalet is open for ski rentals, daily and season ski passes and a warming area. There is not a food service concession at the Chalet.
  • Daily or annual trail pass required.
  • NO dogs allowed on the groomed ski trails at Nine Mile Forest.
  • Trails are groomed several times a week throughout the season and after each snow event.
  • The ski trails never close because of cold weather. Nine Mile County Forest Recreation Area trails are open even if the chalet is closed.
  • Cash, check or credit card payments accepted at the Nine Mile Chalet during open hours.

For continued updates and trail conditions, please monitor the 24-hour ski hotline and visitor information at 1-888-948-4748, or locally at 715.355.8788.

Visit your local cross country ski club website at Wausau Nordic Ski Club and find out how to join this active volunteer based organization today!

Ski Chalet
2018-2019 Chalet Hours

Monday - Friday

9am - 9pm*
8am - 9pm
8am - 5pm

* Close 6pm after first weekend in February


SNOWSHOE TRAIL GENERAL INFORMATIONA 6.7 mile (10.75km) groomed showshoe trail is available to the public with the purchase of a daily or annual snowshoe trail pass, or annual cross country ski pass if you are also a skier.Nine Mile Snowshoe Trails Map (124kb PDF)

There is also a 1.3 km snowshoe trail at Sylvan Hill Park.  There is no charge to utilize this trail although donations are appreciated.Sylvan Snowshoe and XC Ski Trail Map (2 kb PDF)

Showshoeing is also allowed at no charge throughout the woods, off the marked snowshoe route in all county forests and parks.

The maintenance and operation of the Cross Country Ski Trails is not supported by tax dollars. Funding is provided by donations and trail fees.

All the trails are groomed by the Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department.

Season passes are good on all trails. A Daily Trail Fee is required only at Nine Mile County Forest Recreation Area trails.

2018-2019 Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Fees:


  • Child: Under 12
  • Youth: 12 - 17
  • Student: 18 - 23 with current student ID**
  • Adult: 18+
  • Senior: 60+
  • Family:  One or two adults and at least one youth or student.  The adult(s) must be the parent or legal guardian of the youth(s)/students(s).  All adults, youths and students must reside at the same address.


  • Children under 12 ski and snowshoe free
  • The purchase of an annual ski season pass includes the use of snowshoe trails
  • Nordic Ski Club Member Discount - Nordic Ski Club members who pay their annual dues by November 30 are eligible for discounts on seasonal passes purchased before December 1.  A family season pass is discounted $10; An adult or senior pass is discounted $5;  no nordic discount to youth season passes or snowshoe passes.
2018-2019 Cross Country Ski Fees (Includes Snowshoe Pass)
  Daily Passes Seasonal Passes
Pass Type Daily Daily After 5pm Two Day* On or BeforeNovember 30

After November 30

Youth/Student** $8 $5 $13 $55 $60
Adult $12 $7 $20 $95 $105
Senior $10 $6 $16 $65 $70
1 Adult/1 Youth Student - - - $120 $135
1 Adult/2 Youth Student - - - $140 $155
1 Adult/3 Youth Student - - - $160 $175
2 Adult/1 Youth Student - - - $195 $210
2 Adult/2 Youth Student - - - $215 $230
2 Adult/3 Youth Student - - - $235 $250
Each Additional Youth or Student Add $20
Self-Registration During Hours Chalet Closed $8 $5 - - -

Group Rates:School Groups- $2 per Student (Pass Only)- $7 per Student (Pass and Equipment Rental)- Teachers and Chaperones (FREE)Other Groups- $1 discount on Each Daily Pass for Groups of 10 or More

Snowshoe Only Fees
  Daily Two Day* On or BeforeNovember 30 After November 30
Youth/Student** $4 $6 $25 $30
Adult $6 $10 $40 $45
Senior $5 $8 $32 $37
Group Rates:School Groups- $2 per Student (Pass Only)- $7 per Student (Pass and Snowshoe Rental)- Teachers and Chaperones (FREE)Other Groups- $0.50 discount on Each Daily Pass for Groups of 10 or More

* Any two consecutive days

Cash, Check, or Credit Cards accepted at the ski chalet

Season passes will be sold at the Nordic Ski Club, Ski Swap, East Gate Hall, Marathon Park, November 3, 2018;  Drop off items for sale Fri. 5 ‐ 7 PM or Sat. 7:30 ‐ 10 AM; Show 11 am to 4 pm; Pickup 5 - 6 pm.  During the regular season passes are available for purchase at the Nine Mile Ski Chalet - Rib Mountain.

To order by U.S. Mail, print the 2018-2019 Order Form and send it in with your payment.  Upon receipt, seasonal passes will be mailed to you.
To order by phone call 715.261.1550, Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm.


SKI EQUIPMENT(Rates below do not include daily pass)

Full Day Rates

Over 12 Years Old

Under 12 Years Old

Skis, Poles, Boots $15 $10
Skis and Poles $10 $7
Boots $5 $3
Snowshoes $7 $5
Pulk $10  
Skiers taking off from the Chalet


Sylvan Hill Park Trails:

These trails will be periodically groomed throughout the ski season.  The cross country ski trails that run on the Tribute Golf Course will not be groomed during the 2018-2019 cross country ski season.  Refer to the map below.  At this time officials do plan on grooming the trails on the golf course next season.  There is also a 1.3 km snowshoe trail system within Sylvan Hill Park that is open for use.

No trail pass is required.  A minimum $3 adult/$1.50 child donation is encouraged at the trailhead.  There is also a 1.3 km snowshoe trail at Sylvan Hill Park.

Sylvan Snowshoe and XC Trail Map.

Difficulty:  Beginner to Intermediate.Directions:  In Wausau take I-39/US 51 north to Bridge Street, right on Bridge Street to 6th Street (not 6th Avenue), north on 6th Street to Horseshoe Spring Rd, right on Horseshoe Spring Rd, right on Sylvan Street to park entrance.


Other Popular Links:
Granite Peak Ski Area
Granite Peak Ski Team
Rib Mountain Ski Club
Wausau Nordic Ski Club