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Trail Closures in 2024

The CAVOC Cross Country Ski Trails will be closed from Friday January 19th at noon until 3:00 pm Sunday January 21st for Hodag Challange, our High School and Middle School Ski Race.  It is anticipated that 350+ athletes will participate in the Hodag Challenge over the two day event.  Ski Race.  Come on out and watch the kids compete!

The CAVOC trails will also be closed from Friday March 1st through Sunday March 3rd when Northwoods Nordic hosts the CX Junior National Qualifier.  We anticipate up to 100 skiers from the Great Lakes District to compete in the freestyle distance race on Saturday and the Classic technique sprints on Sunday.  

The Northwoods Ski Trails will host the Ski For Light from January 25th through February 3rd.  Check back for updates on daily activities and the status of the Northwoods Trails. 

Northwood Trails

Located just off of Highway 8, Northwood trails are a complete recreational system for both classic and skate techniques. With over 15 kilometers, Northwood trails begin at Northwood Golf course, but they quickly move off the course into a pristine forest setting.

While skiing Nothwood trails, enjoy the local landmarks long the way Ring Wayne's Bell at the top of Shutes - n - Ladders. Then ski Cook's Run to Judy's Bench and enjoy the view of the Heal Creek lowlands. 


Wayne's Bell @ Northwood Trails

CAVOC Trails

Located off of South Shore Drive, the CAVOC trail system offers a specialty experience for skiers looking for high-energy course.  A unique system in many ways -- there's a fully homolgulated 20-30' wide 5.3km loop that  is certified for NCAA events and the rolling terrain that Birkie and Kortie skiers love.

The CAVOC Trails also play host to the Hodag Challenge in January along with several college (NCAA and USCSA) events. Come ski CAVOC and say that you climbed Two-Minute Hill and survived Stoney Drop!

We've created a new map for the CAVOC trails that illustrates the easy, moderate and difficult trails.  Now you can find your way around several of the loops for all levels of cross country skiers.

 


The Hodag Challenge @ CAVOC Trails

Rhinelander Community Trails

Located just across the road from Rhinelander High School on Coolidge Avenue, the Rhinelander Community comprise a small system of short, level loops (no longer than 1 kilometer) and a groomed track. These trails are perfect for new and young skiers or for people who want to get in a quick ski without leaving town.

Groomed for both skate and classic, these trails put Nordic skiing at your backdoor. The Rhinelander Community Trails also serve as the location for the annual Candlelight Ski.


Candlelight Ski @ the Rhinelander Community Trails


Thank You 2023/24 Sponsors!

Interested in becoming a sponsor of Northwoods Nordic Ski Club?

Sponsored by Foley's Tree Service

Foley's Tree Service

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Promoting recreational access and active, healthy lifestyles for the whole community.

Sponsored by Mel's Trading Post

Mel's Trading Post

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Fitting Rhinelander youth, residents, and visitors to fantastic winter experiences.

Sponsored by Charter Next Generation

Charter Next Generation

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Annual sponsor of Rinelander's primer Nordic races.

Sponsored by Habush Personal Injury Attorneys

Habush Personal Injury Attorneys

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Supporting Rhinelander youth Nordic skiing. 

Sponsored by Lakeland Realty

Lakeland Realty

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Supporting us in achieving our mission to foster the sport of cross country skiing in our area. 

Sponsored by Briar House

Briar House

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Energizing winter sports athletes, citizens, and visitors in the Rhinelander area.

Sponsored by A-1 Septic Service

A-1 Septic Service

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Dedicated to sponsoring our trails and events for many years

Sponsored by Ski for Light

Ski for Light

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Enhancing the quality of life and independence of visually or mobility-impaired adults through a program of cross-country skiing.

Sponsored by Wisconsin Public Service Foundation

Wisconsin Public Service Foundation

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 Together, creating a brighter future for the communities we serve