cross country skiing and snowshoeing In Southern and Central Wisconsin

Justin Trails B & B Resort (608/269-4522, 800/488-4521, www.justintrails.com) in Sparta, WI is amidst beautiful unglaciated hills in the southwest region of Wisconsin. There are 15 km of groomed trails and also trails where you can ski with your dog. Lessons, xc ski and snowshoe equipment rentals are available. Children's sized equipment is also available. Justin Trails was named "Great Country Escape" by Family Fun magazine. Tubing and ski jouring. Log cabin accommodations have whirlpools and fireplaces. The summer has Disc Golf for aficionados and first timers, and new this year there'll be remote tent camping on the property.

Nine Mile Forest (800/832-2663, www.crosscountryski.com) in Wausau, WI in central Wisconsin offers 30 km of groomed trails for classic and skate skiing. Forested hills with views of Rib Mountain. Lessons, xc ski and snowshoe rental equipment are available.

For ski conditions at many Wisconsin parks and areas to XC ski click Wisconsin Ski Report.