SUNDAYS AT 9 MILE RECREATION AREA

EVERY SUNDAY BEGINNING IN JANUARY (IF CHALET IS OPEN!)
FROM 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Registration closes on 1/10/2022

The Wausau Nordic Ski Club will again host the Snow Striders program for children in grades kindergarten(K4) through 3rd grade.    The program is intended to be fun and get the kids used to being on skis for the enjoyment of our winter.    You can use your own equipment or you can use equipment for our rental inventory at no cost.

The program starts on January 16th and is run each Sunday until February 13.   There are make-up dates on February 20st and 27th in case we have to cancel one of the other sessions.   Attendance at each session is not mandatory, but of course, the more often you can attend, the more you learn.

The cost of this program is FREE for club members.   There is no non-member rate.   If you need to get a family membership,  go to our Membership page and obtain a family membership.  To sign your child up for the Snow Striders program, simply click on the Snow Striders sign-up button on this page.    If you have multiple children in the program, please sign up all of them as we need their information to make sure we have equipment for them.   

We are looking for additional help for this program and ask that parents volunteer to help at 2 more more sessions.   Parents are also encouraged to help out on the trails and practice area and just need to wear skis or snowshoes. No experience is needed to help.    You can sign-up for specific dates to lend a hand by clicking on here.

Depending on the Covid-19 situation at the time, the chalet may have limited access. We suggest getting a pair of skis or snowshoes and join the kids on the trail.

One steps at a time.

2022 Program Dates:

January 16
January 23
January 30
February 6
February 13

Make-Up Dates – used if earlier classes get cancelled.
February 20
February 27



Session Schedule:

1:15 – 2:00 – Check-in and Equipment pickup.
2:00 – 3:00  – On-snow activities.   (fun stuff)
3:00 – 3:15 – Return equipment


Besides the Snow Strider program, Nine Mile offers young children a “Kids Adventure Trail”, the Cookie Trail, and our Olympic Field of Dreams.


Safe Sport Certification

The Wausau Nordic Ski Club requires our program leads for youth programs to be Safe Sport Certified. All other Snow Strider coaches, helpers and parents are strongly encouraged to complete the free “Parent’s Guide to Misconduct in Sport” at https://safesporttrained.org/

Background checks are conducted for all assigned coaches/managers for youth programs.


Latest Snow Strider News

  • Nine Mile Update – 12/9/2021
    The following was posted by the Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department regarding the skiing at Nine Mile Forest. https://www.facebook.com/wmcprf/posts/303857151750232?notif_id=1639082560314781&notif_t=page_tag&ref=notif To sum up the post, Nine Mile will be groomed over the weekend but will the chalet will not be open and the trails are not officially open. If you go out there during […]
  • December Newsletter
    December Newsletter December 2, 2021 Ready to Go, Just Need Snow – A huge thank you to all of our program leaders, and volunteers who prepared us for a big year coming out of the worst of Covid. We are monitoring all of the public health advisories and will make adjustments to our programs as necessary. […]
  • September Newsletter
    Springing into Fall – While the weather is far from winter like, the board and volunteers have been busy getting ready to bring the club back to full energy after a year when we struggled to keep things going in a safe manner. There is a lot of optimism that we will be able to have […]
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