City Times Staff
Snowmobile trails are now partially open.
According to a Wood County Park and Forestry Department news release, county trails are partially open as of Jan. 6. Caution is always advised when using the trails, as conditions will vary.
On portions of county trails, the swamps may not be frozen over yet and are unable to carry or hold a groomer so those portions are not groomed. Watch for un-groomed water crossings. As a reminder, each snowmobile needs to have a Wisconsin Snowmobile Trail Pass.
Those who join a snowmobile club are welcomed to a discounted rate. For more information on clubs and trials, please visit www.co.wood.wi.us/Snowmobiling.
The Powers Bluff Recreational Area is also open for the season. Normal winter operating hours are Saturday and Sunday with three tubing sessions.
The first session is at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and the cost is $8 dollars; second session is 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the cost is $9 dollars; third session is from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and the cost is $9 dollars.
Downhill skiing and snowboarding is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the fee is $8 dollars. For more information on large group pricing, please call 715-421-8422.
Lastly, the Nepco Cross Country ski trails are open as well, and have been tracked and groomed. The Richfield 360 trails are also packed and tracked. Please check the county’s Facebook page for more details, or call 715-421-8422 for more information.