Order 2015-2016 Ski or Snowshoe Passes
8704 Red Bud Road
Wausau, WI 54401
Cross Country Ski
Update February 29, 2016: Due to lack of snow and deteriorated conditions the cross-country ski and snowshoe trails at Nine Mile Forest Recreational Area have closed for the season. The Park Department hopes that everyone had an enjoyable season and thank you for supporting the Nine Mile ski area.
This site will be updated with periodic trail condition reports throughout the season. Many skiers post feedback from their recent skiing experiences they've had on the Nine Mile cross-country ski trail system at Skinnyski.com website. che
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. 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 groomed snowshoe trails throughout the forest along with several smaller loops, see below:
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 will be 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 or visit our website at www.co.marathon.wi.us/parks.asp.
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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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!
SNOWSHOE TRAIL GENERAL INFORMATION
A 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 1.2 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.
9 am - 7 pm
9 am - 9 pm
9 am - 5 pm
8 am - 9 pm
8 am - 5 pm
NINE MILE RECREATION EQUIPMENT
RENTAL FEES FOR 2015-2016
Includes Skis, Boots, Poles & Trail Pass
Seasonal Pass Holder
Child under 12
Rental skis without a pass
Poles, boots, pulk rentals
Rental snowshoes without a pass
$ 5.00 each item
Credit Cards, cash, check are all accepted at the ski chalet.
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.
The 2015-2016 Season Passes will be available at the Park Office, 212 River Drive, Suite #2, Wausau. Season passes will be sold at the Nordic Ski Club, Ski Swap, East Gate Hall, Marathon Park, November 7, 2015; 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.
Let It Snow Letter! (103 kb pdf)
To order by U.S. Mail, print the Order Form (PDF 18KB) and send in with your payment. Upon receipt, seasonal passes will be mailed to you.
2015-2016 Daily Pass Fees
AT NINE MILE COUNTY FOREST RECREATION AREA
all other trails are on a donation basis
Ski Pass after 5 pm, (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's weekly)
Self-Registration Permit (During hours chalet is closed)
** Any two consecutive days
*** Must have college I.D. card to be eligible for college student rate.
--Children 11 years of age and younger ski free everyday!
--Seniors (60+) ski for only $7 on Wednesdays.
Group Discounts: Groups of 10 or more adults will receive $1.00 off each paid full day admission. School Groups admission for a pass only is $2.00 per student. School groups admission for a pass and equipment rental is $7.00 per student.
Sylvan Hill Park Trails:
March 7, 2016 update: This trail system is closed for the season.
During the season, this 2.1 km trail system throughout Sylvan Hill Park is groomed once a week with a single track and a skating lane. No trail pass is required. A minimum $3 adult/$1.50 child donation is encouraged at the trailhead. There is also a 1.2 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.
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