Cross-Country Skiing Fees
In 1997, Wood County implemented ski trail fees to help offset some of the high
cost of grooming cross-country ski trails.
There is a self-registration station at the beginning of each trail. The daily fee
is $5.00. Ages seven and under are free. You may purchase an annual pass. An individual
annual pass is $15.00 or you can purchase a family annual pass for 3 or more people
for $40.00. The family annual pass is for parents and their children age 18 and
Please fill out trail pass before entering trail. Place money and yellow trail pass
copy in envelope and deposit in box. Keep the manila copy as your receipt while
using the trails. If you chose to purchase an annual pass, it will be mailed to
you within 7 days.
Cross-Country Skiing Safety Tips
Skiers should be aware that not all trails are groomed and that those trails that
are groomed cannot always be groomed on a regular basis. The quality of the groomed
trails also varies depending upon available equipment. Even the best groomed trails
can be quickly destroyed by heavy traffic.
Skiers should not ski beyond their abilities by taking more advanced/difficult trails
or allowing speed to build up beyond their ability to control their descent. Always
leave space between you and other skiers and alert others when passing. If you have
questions on trail difficulty, talk to office personnel prior to starting your skiing
Richfield Area Ski Touring Trail
The Richfield Area Trail is located seven miles north of Pittsville on County Trunk
Highway A, and then one-half mile east on Heggelund Lane.
The Ski Touring Trail includes a plowed parking lot, a covered starting area with
map board and toilet.
The ski touring trail is approximately five miles long. There is also a 2 mile and
1 mile trail marked. It is routed across open fields, through forests and along
and across Puff Creek to provide additional scenic value.
The trail was constructed in the fall of 1975 through the fall of 1976, with brushing,
bulldozing and leveling of the trail. In 1996, a new bridge was completed on the
southwest corner of the property, crossing Puff Creek. This trail is marked and
groomed during the winter season.
Overview Map: Richfield 360 Area
Nepco Lake County Park Ski Touring Trail
The Nepco Lake Area Trail is located one-half mile south of Wisconsin Rapids on
County Highway Z.
The Nepco Lake County Park Ski Touring Trail includes a plowed parking lot, an information
board with map and toilets.
The original trail was constructed in the summer of 1981. In 2007, the Wood County
Park and Forestry Department was assisted by the River Cities Nordic Ski Club in
planning an expansion of the ski trail. The Ski Club grooms and maintains the trail
throughout the season. There is currently a total of 4.4 miles (7.1 km) of trail.
The trails offer a variety of terrain from easy to moderately difficult.
Overview Map: Nepco Lake County Park
Ski Trails Map
Powers Bluff County Park Ski Touring Trail
A cross-country ski trail is located beginning just west of the maintenance building
at the small shelter roof and information center.
The trail is approximately 1.3 miles long. Short portions of the trail are rated
advanced; however, most of the trail is rated moderately difficult. Caution is advised
in certain areas.
This trail, constructed in the fall of 1984 by the Wood County Park & Forestry Department
and the Wisconsin Conservation Corp, is a very scenic trail and is marked and groomed
during the winter season.
Overview Map: Powers Bluff Park