Annual Mt. Ashwabay Summit Ski Race

The annual race showcases 45 kilometers of skate and classic cross country trails at Mt. Ashwabay and the adjacent Jerry Jolly trails. The trail system is a regional hub for cross country skiers because of the reliable grooming, scenic setting and the duration of snow cover.  This event utilizes courses that gives skiers a chance to ski the Northern Lights trail, which climbs through mature stands of birch, maple and hemlocks on the back side of the ridge. The Ashwabay Summit Tour  includes a 15K adult skate race; a 25K adult continuous pursuit event (10K classic + 15K skate); a 3.5K freestyle event for youth and middle schoolers; and a 7K Wisconsin Nordic Ski League high school race, and a college race.

Registration fees between January 21 and race day are $10 youth (18 & under), $30 for adult, or $45 per family. 

All funds raised benefit local non-profit organizations including the Ashwabay Outdoor Education Foundation, volunteer trail grooming groups, and 4-H CANSKI.

Additional details are available online: or through the Extension Ashland County office, 715-682-7017.

For more information, please see the race website: