Downhill/Cross Country Skiing

Christie Mountain

From bunny to black diamond, the Rice Lake area downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snow-tubing is fantastic for winter fun!  Christie Mountain’s 21 ski runs are only 20 minutes from Rice Lake! Learn more.

Barron Area Nordic Trails – 6km
This is a mixed trail system with both forested & open trails. It goes through Rockman’s Woods located behind the Barron High School. During the winter this trail starts at the High School parking lot. Along with snowshoe trails the BANTA Trails will be adding a lighted section for the 2010-2011 season. This trail is groomed for both classical & skate techniques.

Blue Hills Trail System – 35 km
This is one of the best cross-country ski trail systems in Wisconsin. Both skating and classical style skiing are accommodated, with trails available for every ability level. From Rice Lake, head east on Highway C (Sawyer Street) 10 miles to the Barron-Rusk County Line where Barron County Highway C becomes Rusk County Highway O. Continue on Highway O another 10 miles to Fire Lane Road. Head north on Fire Lane Road 2 ½ miles. Get map and more information.

Timberland Hills Trail – 24 km
Trail system offers advanced skier loops as well as beginner and intermediate loops. From Rice Lake, take Hwy 48 to Cumberland, then head north on Hwy 63 and then west on Highway H. Don’t miss the 2.5 kilometer lighted ski trail located 1½ miles south of the main Timberland Hills Ski Area on Highway H. Get map and learn more.

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