Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., December 1, 2023-March 15, 2024, the CXC Outdoor Center offers 13 kilometers of groomed trails for both cross-country skiing and diagonal striding. Use of the cross-country ski trail system requires the purchase of a trail pass (December-March only), which can be done online or at the CXC office. City of Middleton residents receive a 50 percent discount by purchasing tickets at City Hall or online. Only cross-country skiing is allowed on the cross-country ski trail system. Throughout the winter season, ski rentals and lessons will be offered, catering to individuals of all skill levels.
Directions to the trailhead and parking: from Highway 14, go south to the end of Schwartz Road, take a right at the end of Schwartz Road to the CXC Outdoor Recreation and Sports Center access drive. The parking lot is located at the end of the access drive. No parking is allowed on the access drive. If parking lot is full, please park along Schwartz Road at the bottom and walk up.
Download a printable cross-country ski map here.