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Nine Mile Forest Cross Country Skiing

Wisconsin Skis: Nine Mile Forest

Nine Mile Forest is a gem of a ski trail tucked away in the rolling hills near Wausau, Wisconsin. The trail boasts of nearly 30km of great grooming, a huge lodge with dual fireplaces and lights for those night skiers. 

Two weeks before the Birkie, and I needed to get one more good ski in. The forecast was calling for 40 degree weather in Madison, so I headed north hoping that Wausau’s snow could hold out a bit longer.

Wisconsin Skis: Training for the Birkie

For this year’s Birkie, I decided not to adhere to a rigid training plan, but to just ski as often as I could, wherever I could. We were lucky enough to get some December snow which helped lengthen the ski season quite a bit. Many times, I’ve been able to ski with friends and family, but there have been a few times that I’ve needed to hit a ski trail by myself and whittle the kilometers away with just me and my skis. 

Wisconsin Skis: Ski Lessons

Sometimes a gap exists between knowing to ski and knowing to ski well. Luckily in Madison, an army of MadNorSki volunteers are happy to help beginning and intermediate skiers work on technique. 

Standing Rocks Park in Portage County

Wisconsin Skis: Standing Rocks Park

I went to college in Stevens Point, yet had never skied Standing Rocks Park, just a few miles out of town. I was a bit scarred off by reports of how hilly it is, and frankly, there’s something intimidating about the name. So when my uncle suggested we take a trip to Standing Rocks to ski, I decided that today was the day.