Powers Bluff—a quick 20-minute drive from downtown Marshfield in central Wisconsin—is a great place to spend a snowy day, whether you’re tubing, skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing. Here’s a closer look at what to see and do at this fun winter destination.
Zoom down the tubing hill on one of four fast-paced tube runs at Powers Bluff’s tubing hill, which is a perfect activity for a snowy winter getaway with the family. Three-hour tubing sessions can be purchased for $13 a person, which includes tube rental. Full-day sessions (6 hours) are $22.
Skiing & snowboarding
Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy three downhill trails varying from 1,300 to 1,500 feet in length with an estimated vertical drop of 250 feet. The hill is ideal for beginner skiers and snowboarders as it features an easily navigable handle-grip tow lift. Lift tickets for daily sessions (10am to 4pm) can be purchased on-site for $13.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their own ski equipment and snowboards, as there is limited rental inventory on site.
Powers Bluff’s tubing and skiing hills are open from 10am to 4pm on weekends, weather permitting and when snow allows. See the latest conditions and updates on the Wood County Parks & Forestry Facebook page.
Other activities & more about Powers Bluff
The 160-acre Powers Bluff County Park is also home to nearly 3 miles of cross-country ski trails and other single-track routes that are open to hikers, snowshoers, and fat-tire bikers. Note that multi-use and single-track trails require fees ($8 daily, $30 annually). See more information about park activities and fees here.
The park also features a two-stone stone shelter building with concessions, a fireplace, and restroom facilities. Leashed pets are allowed on trails (except groomed trails). Parking areas can be found off County Highway N (north side of the park) and Bluff Drive (south side of the park).