WINTER IN WISCONSIN®

Cold temperatures are what inspires our fire for winter activity. We’re too busy snowshoeing along the state’s hiking trails, flying downhill on our skis or snowboard and racing sleds down the biggest hill we can find in our neighborhood to even notice that it’s chilly.

Once the lakes freeze over, many of us hit the ice for fishing and a bonfire. Others meet up with friends and ride through the snowmobile capital of the world, Eagle River. We even have trails made exclusively for snow-friendly fat bikes, as well as winter rides and races throughout the state.

Wisconsin winter may be cold, but our love for its gentle snowfall, calm serenity and opportunity for adventure is more than warm.

Winter In Wisconsin: Apostle Island ice caves
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WINTER FACTS

LARGEST

CROSS-COUNTRY SKI RACE IN WORLD
More than 10,000 skiers have the "Birkie Fever" and participate every year in The American Birkebeiner 52k cross-country ski race.

American Birkebeiner, 2017

SNOWMOBILE

CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
Wisconsin offers hundreds of miles of powdery trails and a robust annual snowfall of powdery fun.

Wisconsin DNR, 2017

1,200 MILE

ICE AGE TRAIL
Wisconsin snowshoers love the Ice Age Trail along glacial landscapes.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, 2017

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Winter Events

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Hayward

Hudson Hot Air Affair

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Hudson

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Wisconsin entrepreneurs benefit from WEDC-UW System programs

December 22, 2020|Comments Off on Wisconsin entrepreneurs benefit from WEDC-UW System programs

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is investing more than $2.6 million in Wisconsin’s small businesses. The UW System’s Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship facilitates the delivery of state agency dollars and services to the entrepreneurs who access these essential resources locally through the university’s statewide network. The strategic partnership between WEDC and the UW System provides much-needed funding to startup and nascent companies as well as the technical assistance to support them. Read More

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