Cross-Country Skiing/Skijoring

Cross Country Ski Trail Updates

Please check as we will post  the most recent updates on that site.

Annual Stride, Ride, Glide Triathlon

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.


The trail head is at 28th Street and Wyoming Avenue for cross-country skiing.  Skijoring is permitted on Chase's point, see details and a map under "skijoring" section below.  

Changes & Updated Map for the 2017-2018 Season

The outer section of the purple trail will be closed for the 2017-18 season, due to trail conditions.   A portion of the blue trail has been rerouted off of private property.  The most up to date ski trail map can be found HERE.   We also have new maps on the trails, to help skiers find their way.


The City of Superior is proud to offer 26 kilometers of cross-country ski trails, beginner to advanced in the beautiful Superior Municipal Forest.  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:

Red trails, 3K  2K-Outer, 1K-inner   Perfect for the beginner and a great warm up trail.

Green Trails, 5K  4K-Outer, 1K-Inner   More advanced with flat, open fields and gently rolling terrain.

Purple Trails, 6K     Parallels the snowmobile trail and takes you along the edges of Kimballs & Pokegama Bays.

Yellow Trails 10K    Spectacular view!  Longer, hilly trail with bypass side loops and more difficult terrain.  The trail falls within a designated State Natural Area valued for its unique biological resources & boreal forest.

Orange Trails, 10K   Snowmobiles and ATV's are allowed on these specified routes in winter months, so please be alert to this.  

Skijoring (Dog-Assisted, Cross-Country Skiing)

5-mile portion of the Orange Trail on Chase's Point, shared with snowmobiles/ATVs.  Access Chase's Point off Highway 105, then follow Riverside Drive.      MAP


Trails are tracked and groomed 7 days per week, depending upon staff availability and weather, for both skate and classic skiing.  Please note that our trails are not lighted.

Seasonal Passes

Seasonal permits are available for sale now at the Government Center, 2nd Floor, M-F, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Northwest Outlet, 1814 Belknap Street (available starting 12/22/17), 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
City resident $25
Sr. City resident
Sr. Nonresident

Daily Permit Fee

You will find daily envelopes at the kiosk at the trail head.  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

Hotline/Ski Websites

Call (715) 395-7299 for open/closure information. Please check or for trail conditions supplied by skiers. 

View a map of the Superior Municipal Forest Proposed Site Plan (2010), which shows existing features and proposed improvements.