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Your guide to all Wisconsin winter activities

Posted at 12:50 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 13:50:10-05

As kids head into winter break and parts of Wisconsin get more snow, people might be looking for snow activities to do across the state.

Travel Wisconsin shares snow conditions for snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding online. Here are the best spots for snow activities in the Milwaukee area and across the state for those traveling for the holidays.


The lack of snow in southern Wisconsin doesn't offer many snowmobiling opportunities for the Milwaukee area. However, if you're traveling to northern parts of the state, you're in luck.

The following counties have open trails and good or fair snowmobiling conditions: Bayfield, Florence, Iron, Price and Sawyer.

Downhill skiing and snowboarding

There are a few places to choose from locally to go downhill skiing or snowboarding with excellent rated conditions:

If you're traveling to central or northern parts of the state, hit the slopes at Granite Peak Ski Area in Wausau, Wis., Whitecap Mountains Resort in Upson, Wis. or Christie Mountain in Bruce, Wis. to name a few.

Cross country skiing

To go cross country skiing you'll have to head north.

Most northern counties have good or fair cross country skiing conditions including Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Door, Douglas, Eau Claire, Florence, Langlade, Oconto, Oneida, Pierce, Polk, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Superior and Washburn.

The ski area with the best conditions closest to the Milwaukee area is Standing Rocks Park in Stevens Point, Wis.