Winter outdoor enthusiasts - the time has come:  The City of Superior will open the municipal ski trails on Friday, January 13.  Residents and non-residents are invited to cross-county ski on the multi-use trails;  there is even a specific section for skijoring.

Superiors ski-trail system offers 26 kilometers of use - from the trail head at 28th Street and Wyoming Avenue.  The trails snake their way through more than 4,400 acres of forest and natural habitat in the Superior National Forest.  Officials point out the fact that the Superior Municipal Forest is the best remaining example of a boreal forest in the state of Wisconsin.  (A boreal forest is one that contains conifers and hardwoods - including white and red pine, balsam, cedar, black spruce, white birch, and aspen.)

Users of the ski trails must pay a fee - either in the form of a daily or a season pass.  The daily passes are available right at the trail head by using the envelopes.  Season passes are available for purchase at the Government Center, 2nd floor - Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  You can also buy them at the kiosk at the trail head, with a 3-5 day turnaround.

Fees are as follows:

  • Daily Use:  $5.00
  • Season Pass - City Resident:  $25.00
  • Season Pass - Senior Citizen:  $20.00
  • Season Pass - Nonresident:  $30.00
  • Season Pass - Senior Nonresident:  $25.00

To get more information and to see trail maps, click here.