Minocqua Winter Park & Nordic Center directors, hosts, or helps more than a dozen events every year, including the Wolf Tracks Rendezvous Ski Marathon, the Lakeland Nordic Ski Team Ski Swap, and Inga Lami of the Northwoods Women’s Ski & Snowshoe Gathering. Unless otherwise specified, all events will occur at Minocqua Winter Park.
Snowshoers of all strides, come to Minocqua Winter Park for an exhilarating event, the Moose Tracks Snowshoe Race with 5K and 10K distances. The race course winds through the trails and forests of Minocqua Winter Park. Starting from our chalet, racers will complete one or two laps of a scenic and challenging 5km trail that includes sections of cross-country trails, single-track snowshoe trails, and powder.
Inga Lami of the Northwoods – Saturday January 21st, 2017
Women and girls of all ages, come celebrate outdoor winter fun, delicious Norwegian food, music, and dancing at Minocqua Winter Park. Get out of the house and enjoy a winter wonderland! In the spirit of Inga Lami, a traditional Norwegian festival for women, join in celebrating the camaraderie of other women and silent sports in the Northwoods.
Wolf Tracks features a 42km Marathon for intermediate and expert skiers, and a24km Half-Marathon for beginner to intermediate skiers (or expert skiers looking for a cool-down race). The 42 km course is a single loop that incorporates all of the best and most challenging trails at Minocqua Winter Park. The 24 km race is much tamer and does not include any of the “expert” trails that the 42 km race uses. Bring your entire family for a weekend of great skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, snow tubing, and fun.
Squirrel Hill Pursuit & Beat the Bunny Races – Saturday March 4th, 2017
The Squirrel Hill Pursuit is a continuous, dual-technique race. Participants ski one lap in the classic technique, exchange gear, and immediately head out for a lap of skate skiing. Total race distances are 24km (9.4km classic + 15km skate), 10km (3.9km classic + 6.1km skate), and 4.5km (2.2km classic + 2.3km skate). Children enjoy our 2km “Beat the Bunny” race with completion awards for all participants.
Winter Park Bark Skijor Race – Sunday March 5th, 2017
Experienced and novice participants will compete with their dogs on our skijor loop, making one or two 5 Km laps. The race will have solo starts at 30-second intervals, and awards will be given to top overall finishers in each distance and dog class. Pups will be awarded with treats.
Muggy Buggy 5K Trail Race & 2.5km Xtreme Mud Run – Saturday July 1st, 2017
Test your wits and mosquito-swatting skills on our timed trail running race, the Muggy Buggy 5K. After an awards ceremony for the top overall and age class male and female finishers, strut your stuff in our Xtreme Mud Run. The 2.5km course traverses our highest hills, deepest swamps, and buggiest marshes.