Things to do this Winter in Wisconsin

We all know how long and cold Wisconsin winters can get. Luckily for us, there is still plenty to do all around the state in the colder months! We have put together a guide so you can enjoy the winters and embrace the cold with the many festive activities throughout Wisconsin! 

Snow Tubing, Downhill Skiing, and Snowboarding

Located in Wausau, Granit Peak takes advantage of Rib Mountain to give you the highest ski resort in Wisconsin – 700 vertical feet down! This resort also includes four exciting terrain parks, and outside firepits along the chalet.

Snow tubing at Cascade Mountain in Portage where you can enjoy a magic carpet ride to the top and glide down their 900’ chute on a tube. Cascades slopes also offer skiing and snowboarding varieties. In between runs have some hot chocolate by the outdoor firepit. There really is fun for the whole family at Cascade.

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Explore the other must-visit ski hills throughout the state.

Snowshoe & Cross Country Ski the Nine Mile Forest

The Nine Mile Forest in Wausau is known for its heavily wooded blend of snowy, scenic views. Trail difficulty ranges from beginning to difficulting making this trail system attractive to everyone.

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There are plenty of other places throughout Wisconsin to enjoy some fresh air while snowshoeing!

Visit the Beautiful Ice Formations

You can explore illuminated ice castles in Lake Geneva with a frozen landscape made from over 10,000 icicles formed into caves, fountains, slides, crawl spaces, and other formations.

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Head to Mirror Lake State Park in Wisconsin Dells to see the ice formations at Fern Dell Gorge. Once the gorge fills with snow and everything freezes, colorful ice floes start to form, creating walls of ice 10 feet tall.

Frozen caves in the Apostle Islands are another stunning site you won’t want to miss this winter. These ice caves sit 18 miles west of Bayfield and are reachable by crossing the Great Lake about a mile on foot. The Apostle Islands are a popular spot to visit during the summer but the mainland ice caves still feature some of the most spectacular views of cliffs and sea caves. 

Explore The Milwaukee Domes

Among one of the top-rated Milwaukee tourist attractions, the Milwaukee Domes are the perfect place to visit in the winter months to escape the cold, dreary weather. House of Milwaukee’s horticultural conservatory, this is a true tropical hidden in the heart of the city. You will walk among 1,200 species of rainforest plants and floral gardens and might just forget about the cold weather for a moment. 

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Ice Skating

Ice skating is a popular winter activity and a great way to get outside while it’s cold out. Good thing there are no shortages of beautiful places to ice skate in Wisconsin. We found some of the top spots throughout the state!

Winter Festivals in Wisconsin

These spirited events are the perfect way to get out, celebrate the snowy season, and be sure to keep everyone entertained! Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss out.

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