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Nine Mile Forest

Nine Mile Forest 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 are also fat bike trails and 5.3 miles (8km) of groomed snowshoe trails throughout the forest.

Groomed Ski Trails

Cross Country Ski trails are double-tracked with a skating lane and are generally one-way. Almost 4 miles (6.3 km) of trails are lighted nightly until 9 pm during the ski season.  The 30 km of beginner to expert, signed and mapped trails are open December 15 through March 15 weather and snowfall permitting.


Comfortable Chalet

The ski chalet has a changing area, restrooms, and a spacious warming area with a wood stove. Rental equipment is available, annual passes are offered, and pre-season and school/group discounts are available.


Season Passes & Maps

In season, you can purchase a pass directly from Marathon County through their online portal. Daily passes and equipment rental can be purchased on-site.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parks and Forestry Office at 715-261-1550 or visit the Marathon County website.

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