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 5.3 miles (8km) of groomed snowshoe trails throughout the forest.
- Nine Ski Mile Trail Map
- 4km Snowshoe Trail Loop
- 6km Snowshoe Trail Loop
- 8km Snowshoe Trail Loop
- 10km Snowshoe Trail Loop
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.
Nine Mile Updates
- Nine Mile Closed March 5-6 Due to Weather
- Snekkevik Is Saturday!
- Nine Mile Work Day Planned for 12/21/20
- Nine Mile Update – 12/16/2021
- Nine Mile Update – 12/9/2021
Nine Mile Ski Passes and General Information
The following links take you to the Marathon Country Parks and Foresty Deptarment website..
You can purchase a season pass directly from Marathon County through their online portal. Information about daily passes that can be purchased on-site and equipent rental can be found on the other link.
If you have any questions, please contact the Parks and Foestry Office at 715-261-1550 or visit the Marathon County website at www.co.marathon.wi.us/parks.asp.