What is more exciting than having fun and working out at the same time? With an estimate of 700 snow covered trails for cross country skiing in Wisconsin it has been the most ideal sport for family and friends to enjoy. It is an excellent aerobic workout because no single muscle group is overstressed. The activity can be sustained for hours on end. Not only is it a great workout but has many other benefits as well. It promotes social engagement; Maybe a great date idea? It helps relieve stress; Escaping to the pine forested wild provides you with some very therapeutic thinking time. It improves endurance, and lastly allows you to connect with nature.
Christie mountain is not a cross country ski area but is great for anyone looking for downhill skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. Their ski hill opens Dec. 16th from 5pm-10pm. The tubing park is not yet open. Trails that are currently open are as follows: Easy street, Rolling meadows and Fox hop.http://www.christiemountain.com/
Barron Area Nordic Trails- 6km Mixed with both forested and open trails, Goes through Rockman’s Woods behind Barron High School. Accommodating to both classical and skate techniques.https://bantatrails.wordpress.com/
Blue Hills Trail System-35km One of the best trails WI has to offer for cross country skiing. Both skate and classical styles. Great trail for any level of skier.http://www.bluehillstrail.com/
Timberland Hills Trail-24km Offers more advanced skier loops as well as beginner and intermediate loops.http://www.timberlandhills.com/
Go check them out! Romantic night, family get together, or just a relaxing day alone skiing its a very pleasant way for you to enjoy the great outdoors-all while getting in a great workout!