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 snow bording of Alpine Valley. You can even endulge in a horsedrawn carriage ride.
Local Weather Forcast at TheWeatherChannel.
General Trail info and maps at Wisconsin DNR. Kettle Morain Trail conditions hotline (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. Cross-country Classic Skis $18- Skate Skis $28 -Snow shoes $15. Non holiday weekdays save $3 on ski rentals, Ski waxing.
Quiet Hut Sports offers: 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 offers: Ice Skate Sharpening, Ski Preparation, Snow Board Preparation, Ice Skate and Snow Shoe Rental. Open Saturdays 9-2.
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. No skate skiing and no skijoring at this event. 6-9 p.m.
2013 date - January 26. 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. New high speed quads. Lessons available. Ski, Snow board
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.
Freeze Fest 3rd Saturday in February 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.