Whitewater, Wisconsin's Winter Wonderland

Whitewater area is a Wisconsin Winter Wonderland filled with a variety of winter fun. The trails of the Kettle Moraine are well groomed for cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing and skate-skiing. The city of Whitewater offers an outdoor ice-skating rink. Just a short drive to the east you will find the down hill skiing and snowboarding of Alpine Valley. You can even indulge in a horse drawn carriage ride.

Kettle Moraine Trails

Local Weather Forecast at TheWeatherChannel.

Snow condition report - down hill skiing /snow boarding. Snow Condition report - cross country ski trails.

General Trail info and maps at Wisconsin DNR. Kettle Morain Trail conditions hot line (262)594-6202

Local sporting goods shops offer winter service to the outdoor enthusiast.

Backyard Bikes and Ski Shop has all new equipment for rent. Open Sat and Sunday 9-5. On the corner of highways H and 12, convenient to the trail heads. Rentals available on cross-country classic skis, skate skis, snow shoes. Ski waxing.

Quiet Hut Sports: cross country ski and snow shoe rental as well as ice skate sharpening. Open Saturday 9-5. Just a block from the Hamilton house.

BicycleWise and Sport Fitness: Ice Skate Sharpening, Ski Preparation, Snow Board Preparation, Ice Skate and Snow Shoe Rental. Guided snow shoe trips on Friday afternoons.  Open Saturdays 9-2.

Snow Skiing

January Candlelight Ski. Both ski and hike the 1.64-mile purple loop of the Nordic Ski Trails that will be illuminated by 450 candles! No hills—no spills! The Nordic Trail is located on County Highway H, about three miles south of Palmyra and 1.5 miles north of LaGrange. Hot beverages and food will be available for sale in a heated shelter. A bonfire/charcoal will be available. Bring your marshmallows and food you would like to cook. Dogs are allowed on the ski trail—at this event only. Amanda.Prange@wisconsin.gov


Alpine Valley Resort
 - W2501 County Road D | Elkhorn, WI 53121 | 800-227-9395

Ski the Best in the Midwest. One of the largest ski resorts in Southeastern Wisconsin. The only resort In the Midwest with three high speed quads and four wonder carpets. Multiple trails. Lessons available. Ski, Snow board

Carriage Rides

Carriage Rides - Clean Sweep Farm 8535N Serns Rd Milton, Wis (608)921-3503.

Antique Bob sled pulled by draft horses. Wrap a warm blanket around you and your sweet heart as you Snuggle up to enjoy a scenic ride through the rustic country side of rural Milton. 30-45 minutes ride. $20 per person.    Return to the inn to relax and warm up in your private whirlpool bath or snuggled up by your private fireplace with a warm beverage.

Winter Festival

Freeze Fest Cravath Lakefront Park

Come enjoy a full day of Winter fun at the Annual Freeze Fest in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Horse drawn wagon will take you to a variety of activities. Not sure you want to endure the Polar Plunge then warm up at chili cook off. Bring your skates to glide around outdoor Ice Skating rink or Learn about a favorite northern winter sport during a Snow Dog presentation.
Typically held on Valentines Weekend.