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Weekend Getaways in Wisconsin That Are Always a “Yes!”

Father and son pulling snow tubes at Cascade Mountain.

This story proves there are many ways to absolutely love winter in Wisconsin Dells. We bring you Wisconsin winter getaways for snow lovers, young families with energy to burn, and couples on a search for cozy curl-up spots.

Winter Vacations in Wisconsin

Narrowing down the list of the best places in Wisconsin Dells for a winter getaway turned out to be much harder than we thought. Hear us out as we chronicle weekend getaways in Wisconsin for outdoor enthusiasts who can’t get enough of the snow; followed by winter vacations in Wisconsin for parents with little ones who recognize a good cure for cabin fever when they see it. Finally, Wisconsin winter getaways for couples who find romance in the pure frosty chill of the season.

No Such Thing as Too Much Snow or Ice

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts who relish anything from a dusting to a major plop of snow when planning their winter weekend getaways. 

  • Winter ziplining at Vertical Illusions starts with a snowshoe trek into a private park, then an eco-canopy tour that uses the natural elevation of the landscape at Chimney Rock Park to give you thrilling views up to 100 miles in the distance—looking for more of a thrill than that? Then give their guided ice climbing experience a try. Bigfoot Zipline Tours is another must for nature lovers and thrill seekers. Zip over snow-covered oaks and pines on seven separate lines.
  • Downhill skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing at Cascade Mountain makes for the perfect winter trifecta. Kids 12 and under ski for free when accompanied by a paid adult. Skiers rave about the high-speed Mountain Top Express ski lift. The snow tube park here has five chutes, each 800 feet long. Christmas Mountain Village is another destination for those who can’t get enough of winter skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing.
  • Silent sports including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and winter hiking are just the thing to bring serenity to your cardio workout. Partake of cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or both at Devil’s Lake State Park. Enjoy Mirror Lake State Park for its 18 miles of combination skate- and classic-groomed cross-country ski trails. Rocky Arbor State Park is open for winter hiking and snowshoeing. Winter hiking and snowshoeing are also popular pursuits at Roche-A-Cri State Park.
  • When Lake Delton freezes over, ice fishing enthusiasts take to the lake. Stop in B&H Bait Shop for gear and to gab about conditions.

Father and son swimming at Great Wolf Lodge waterpark

Keeping Kids Occupied

Cabin fever a concern? A trip to Wisconsin Dells is a surefire cure for young families with energy to spare.

Weekend Getaway for Just the Two of You

There’s a definite romantic side to Wisconsin Dells in the winter. Slow down and savor the moment. 

Convinced that Wisconsin winter getaways are worth their weight in gold, err, make that worth their weight in snow? Then wrap up the details of your next weekend escape to Wisconsin Dells with a deeper dive into things to do -  just check the “year-round” box in the left-hand Season column and you’ll be well on your way.   

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