For the City Times
Wood County News Release
The Wood County Park and Forestry Department would like to give public notice regarding our Winter Recreation Openings.
The Wood County Snowmobile trails will open on Dec. 23, 2016 at 8:00 am. Please use caution as trail conditions will vary. On portions of their trails, the swamps are not frozen over yet and are unable to carry or hold a groomer so those portions are not groomed. Watch for ungroomed water crossings.
As a reminder, each snowmobile needs to have a Wisconsin Snowmobile Trail Pass. For a discounted rate, join a snowmobile club today. A big thank you to our clubs who signed, packed and groomed the trails for us and to all of the landowners because without them, the trail system would not be possible.
For more information, and a link to the snowmobile map outlining all club trail sections as well as a list of the Wood County Snowmobile Clubs, please visit our website at www.co.wood.wi.us/Snowmobiling.
The Powers Bluff Recreational Area will open for the season on Dec. 26, 2016 at 10:00 am. During Christmas break, Powers Bluff will be open Monday, Dec. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 1. Normal winter operating hours are Saturday and Sunday with 3 tubing sessions. 1st session is 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. and the cost is $8.00. 2nd session is 12:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m. and the cost is $9.00. 3rd session is 2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. and the cost is $9.00.
Downhill skiing and snowboarding is open from 10:00 p.m.—4:30 p.m. and the fee is $8.00. Have a large group you would like to bring on a weekday for a private party? Give us a call.
-Tubing Only: One tow line, recommended for up to 40 people is $225 dollars.
-Tubing Only: Two tow lines, recommended for 40-200 people is $300 dollars.
-Ski Hill Only: $225 dollars
-Tubing & Skiing: One tow line, recommended for up to 40 people is $325 dollars.
-Tubing & Skiing: Two tow lines, recommended for 40-200 people is $400
The Nepco Cross Country ski trails are open as well and have been tracked and groomed. The Richfield 360 trails are scheduled to be packed and tracked by Thursday of this week. Daily passes are $5, an annual individual pass is $15 and an annual family pass (3 or more family members) is $40. Please check our website, Facebook page, or Travel Wisconsin for updated opening and closing information.
For more information, please contact Sandy Green at 715-421-8422.