When snowflakes fall, lots of folks jump for joy because it means they get to do all the frosty things they enjoy, like skiing for example. Cascade Mountain Ski, Snowboard & Snow Tube is debuting new lifts and new trails, part of a $9 million renovation. Their snow tubing hill has a moving sidewalk that transports you back to the top with ease. At Christmas Mountain Village™ Ski, Snowboard & Tube, try nighttime cyber tubing, complete with music, color-changing LED lights, lasers, and glow sticks to add to the thrill of sliding down 5,000 feet of dips, valleys and drops. There’s also downhill skiing and snowshoeing.
Hear the snow crunch underfoot, make that under hoof, when horseback riding through the 1,400 acres of trails at Woodside Ranch. They also offer horse-drawn sleigh rides in the winter. Red Ridge Ranch Riding Stable is open year-round, and they too offer sleigh rides and even include hot chocolate. If you’re there on Saturday or Sunday, stay for the bonfire. Canyon Creek Riding Stable gets you out into the great outdoors year-round as well.
If you prefer a bird’s-eye view of the snow, try ziplining at Bigfoot Zipline Tours, Wilderness Canyon Zip Line Canopy Tour, or Chimney Rock Park Zip Line Tours – Vertical Illusions. Each provides a special panorama of winter’s beauty.
If you like cross-country skiing, mark your calendar: The Friends of Mirror Lake State Park are hosting a Winter Candlelight Ski, Hike and Snowshoe event Feb. 4 from 6 – 8 p.m. After your trek, enjoy refreshments around a roaring bonfire. Devil’s Lake State Park is hosting a candlelight snowshoe event Feb. 11 from 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Can’t leave out snowmobiling, ice fishing on Lake Delton, and hiking the segment of the National Scenic Ice Age Trail that passes through the Baraboo Hills.
Snow much to do! (We couldn’t resist.)