Today, Minocqua Winter Park is one of the most popular Nordic Center’s in the Midwest. 80+ kilometers (about 50 miles) of trails are impeccably groomed by an experienced staff using state of the art equipment including a new Pisten Bully groomer! 10,000 visitors come to the park each season to cross-country ski, and snowshoe amid the solitude and beauty of 6,500 acres of wilderness area. Right outside the heated Chalet is the 600ft., lift assisted, Squirrel Hill Snow Tubing Runs and our new and improved ice skating pond making Winter Park a true winter park! MWP’s edge on the competition is its center on the family, a professional staff and most importantly, it’s superior grooming. The Park still relies on a solid base of volunteers, a foundation laid back in the 1950’s by a circle of adventurous friends.
The Northwoods Nordic Ski Club is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization (501c3) in the Rhinelander, Wisconsin community. We are a group of individuals dedicated to providing outdoor silent sports recreation to the public with an emphasis on cross-country skiing.
We maintain approximately 30 kilometers of cross-country ski trails at three locations:
The Rhinelander Northwood Nordic Ski Trails near the Rhinelander Northwood Golf course
The Rhinelander Community Trails near the Rhinelander High School (RHS)
The CAVOC Trails just east of Rhinelander.
There are 17 miles of loop trails with varying degrees of difficulty. The Green and Purple Loops are the easiest terrain with approximately 2.0 miles, the Blue Loop is intermediate terrain with approximately 5.8 miles and the Black Loop is advanced terrain with approximately 7.0 miles. When there is snow, there is a 2.5 mile lighted loop. An area ski club and other places offer skiing lessons. There is a blacktopped, Plantation Path, accessible trail for wheelchairs. The Ice Age Trail also crosses through the park.
Our mission is to provide a year-round outdoor experience by engaging the community with sports, entertainment, and education.
Ariens Nordic Center offers a variety of recreational and competitive opportunities across our 5k lighted trail network designed by Morton Trails. Our 3.5k of paved trails, robust snowmaking system, and 20-point Kurvinen Biathlon Range provide a world-class experience for all ages and skill levels.
Explore our diverse program options tailored for individuals and groups, providing exciting opportunities to participate in various sports and activities offered at Ariens Nordic Center.