Cross Country Skiing

Minocqua Winter Park and Nordic Center

You can’t go wrong with a cross country skiing or snowshoeing vacation at Black's Cliff resort. Nearby snow shoe trails are easily accessed from the resort. This trail is groomed and a portion is well-lit for night skiing until 10 p.m. To rehabilitate your tired muscles after a long day of skiing on some of the finest trails in the country, take some time to enjoy the cedar sauna at Black’s Cliff.

Cross Country Skiier

Minocqua Winter Park offers:

  • 75 km. of groomed terrain, with 65 km. groomed for skating and/or striding
  • Open daily except Wednesdays (open Wednesday during Christmas holidays)
  • Two specially groomed children's loops and a snow shoe loop
  • Open telemarking slopes
  • Chalet with cafe, day lodge and heated waxing room
  • Babysitting available Saturday, Sunday and holidays
  • Ski shop - retail, rental and a certified ski school
  • Tubing - Minocqua Winter Park has a great tubing run
    with a tow lift to bring you back up to the top of the Squirrel Hill tube run.

Directions to Minocqua Winter Park

1. Head west on Lower Kaubashine Rd toward Hilltop Rd/Tranquility Trail
2. Slight left at Camp Nine Rd
3. Turn left at Scotchman Lake Rd
4. Turn left at Squirrel Hill Rd
5. Squirrel Hill Rd turns slightly left and becomes Winter Park Rd

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Schlect Lake Trail

The Schlect Lake Trail is groomed for skating and classical skiing and offers night skiing throughout the season! The lights come on at dark and stay on until around 9PM every night. The 10-kilometer Schlect Lake Trail is located just a couple miles north of Hazelhurst on Leary Rd.

Northern Highland - American Legion State Forest trails

In addition, several Northern Highland - American Legion State Forest trails are available in the area, ranging from 2.9 to 12.5 miles in length. These trails may be groomed or un-groomed, and they encompass a range of difficulties.

North Lakeland Discovery Center

You can also check out the North Lakeland Discovery Center for more than 20 kilometers of trails, guided ski trips, snow shoe tours and other environmental learning activities.

Active Backwoods Retreats (ABR)

Or, take an extended day trip to Active Backwoods Retreats (ABR). Located in Ironwood, Michigan, ABR is within a 60-minute drive from the resort, providing cross-country ski trails that cover 600 acres of private land of varied terrain.