Cross Country Ski Trail UpdatesDecember 27, 2018: With the first measurable snowfall of the season, we began grooming today. Seven day per week grooming will begin on January 11th. Please check skinnyski.com as we will post the most recent trail reports on that site under NW WI Region - Superior Municipal Forest. You can also read reports from other skiers as well!
This annual, volunteer organized, winter triathlon raises funds for equipment/maintenance for the ski trails. Check out the Facebook page for information about the event and to learn how to register. Register early for the best rate! The next triathlon is scheduled for Sunday, March 3, 2019.
Annual Stride, Ride, Glide Triathlon
Location & Parking
The trail head locations are at the intersection of 28th Street and Wyoming Avenue (Millennium Trail Head) as well as at the intersection of 42nd Street and Billings Drive near the Archery Range. The Millennium Trail Head has a ski shack along with a portable toilet. There are no amenities at 42nd Street.
Please feel free to park at either site. Parking on 42nd Street/Billings Drive will give you closer access to our purple and yellow trails.
Skijoring is permitted on Chase's point, see details and a map under "skijoring" section below.
Changes & Updated Map for the 2018-2019 Season
An update of the Outer Purple Loop was completed allowing for it to act as a connector to the Yellow trails. As a separate ski only route this will lessen a large part of the shared motorize use trail on Billings Drive.
The Blue Trail has been classified as a “Multiuse” trail now allowing winter bikes, snow shoes, walkers and cross country skiing on that trail. Grooming will still take place on this section of trail including the Millennium Trail but will be either packed snow or corduroy. Follow the Blue Squares and Arrows to utilize this trail and please still respect the ski only signs on our other trails.
The most up to date ski trail map can be found HERE. We have maps on the trails, to help skiers find their way along with a few available for users to take at each pay station. You can also find most of our trails available through the “AllTrails” app when you search for the “Superior Municipal Forest”.
Click HERE for a larger map of all of the trails in the municipal forest. This map shows GPS coordinates of the various parking areas.
The City of Superior is proud to offer 27.78 kilometers of groomed cross-country ski trails ranging from beginner to advanced in the beautiful Superior Municipal Forest. Weather and staffing dependent, the Parks Recreation and Forestry Department will make an effort to provide 7 day grooming throughout the season. You may buy a daily permit at the trail head or purchase a season pass, either at the trail head by envelope or at the Government Center. Once trails officially open, Northwest Outlet will also sell season passes.
The Superior Municipal Forest is comprised of 4,400 acres of forest and natural habitat, making it the third largest forest within a city in the nation. It is the best remaining example of a boreal forest (conifers and hardwood, including white and red pine, balsam, cedar, black spruce, white birch, and aspen) in the state of Wisconsin. Our forest is a beautiful place to ski! We offer the following trails, for skiers of all abilities:
Skijoring (Dog-Assisted, Cross-Country Skiing)
Once the trails officially open, seasonal permits are available for sale at the Government Center, 2nd Floor, M-F, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Northwest Outlet, 1814 Belknap Street and by envelope at the self-service kiosk at the trail head with a 3-5 day turnaround.You must be age 65 to qualify for a senior pass.
|Season Permit Fees
|Sr. City resident
Daily Permit FeeYou will find daily envelopes at the kiosk at the two trail heads. Fees for a daily pass are $5.00 for both resident and non-residents.
Children 15 and under ski free
Ski Etiquette & Rules
- A yearly or daily ski permit is required to ski in the Municipal Forest
- Get out of the track when skate skiing up hills
- Do not snowplow in the classical ski tracks going down hills
- Skate skiers, please avoid classical ski parallel tracks
- Ski under control at all times
- Ski with a friend
- Dogs are not permitted on groomed ski trails
- Carry out any litter
- Please do not walk on groomed ski trails
Call (715) 395-7299 for open/closure information. Please check skinnyski.com or norwiski.com for trail conditions supplied by skiers.