Fun sports to do in the Wisconsin snow

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Trail: Big Foot Beach State Park is a destination for cross-country skiing. | SUPPLIED PHOTO

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Look to the north for quick weekend getaways that will counter the cold and get your blood rushing. Here are a few winter sports destinations that are only a few hours drive away.

Petrifying Springs Park

4909-7th St. (Hwy. 31 and Hwy. A)

Kenosha, Wisc.

www.visitkenosha.com/attractions/parks-nature/petrifying-springs-park

Scenic hiking, cross-country skiing, sledding hill. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing on all trails; lighted sledding hill at Area 2; lighted cross country skiing track on golf course. The UW-Parkside Community Cross Country Ski Club grooms part of the cross-country ski trail using Kenosha County’s equipment. The night ski trail length is approximately 3,000 feet (0.57 miles). Free admission. This is the only park of the county parks that has any grooming.

Wilmot Mountain:
Ski, Snowboard & Snow Tubing Resort

11931 Fox River Road

Wilmot, Wisc.

262-862-2301

www.wilmotmountain.com

Wisconsin’s premiere skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing resort. The snow tubing hill is for ages 5 and older and has 20 tubing lanes and a covered conveyor lift to take you back up the hill. The snow tubing area is open seven days a week during the winter season. The mountain’s 25 ski runs offer varied terrain for all skiers and snowboarders, from novices stepping onto the snow for the very first time to experts looking to further push themselves and their sport. Enjoy the mogul field and a Snocross course that features banked turns, rollers, jumps and plenty of speed.

Big Foot Beach State Park

1452 S. Wells St.

Lake Geneva, Wisc.

262-248-2528

dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/bigfoot

Big Foot Beach State Park is a destination for cross-country skiing. It has more than 6.5 miles of trails through forest and open meadow that is used for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The trails are groomed through the season to make ideal conditions for skiers. A vehicle admission fee applies for Wisconsin residents at $25 for the year or $7 for the day. Non-resident fees are $35 for the year or $10 for the day. Park maps are located at the front of the park to make it easier for visitors to find access points for the trails and the sledding hill. A parking lot is next to the hill that people use for sledding, and many parking lots are throughout the property for cross-country skiers.