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 the 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, 2022

SNOWMOBILE

Capital of the World
Wisconsin offers hundreds of miles of powdery trails and a robust annual snowfall of powdery fun. VilasWI.com, 2021

1,200 MILE

Ice Age Trail
Wisconsin snowshoers love the Ice Age Trail along glacial landscapes.

Wisconsin DNR, 2022

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Winter Events

American Birkebeiner

February

Hayward

Hudson Hot Air Affair

February

Hudson

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40th annual MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards recognize outstanding diverse businesses

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Eight Wisconsin businesses received top honors in the 2021 MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards competition, which recognizes outstanding businesses owned by minorities, women and service-disabled veterans. Read More

$150,000 state grant awarded for computer science K-12 education in eastern Wisconsin

December 6, 2021|Comments Off on $150,000 state grant awarded for computer science K-12 education in eastern Wisconsin

The Cooperative Education Service Agency (CESA) 7 was awarded $150,00 in grant money from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to help further computer science and coding in the eastern part of the state. CESA-7 is an educational co-op which serves 38 districts in eastern Wisconsin. Read More

State officials in Washburn to encourage ‘Shop Small Wisconsin’ for holidays

November 18, 2021|Comments Off on State officials in Washburn to encourage ‘Shop Small Wisconsin’ for holidays

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From the natural playground of our forests and lakes to the vibrant communities hosting world-renowned festivals and farmers markets, Wisconsin balances enriching experiences with the essentials of a superior education and high-quality healthcare. Regardless of what you’re looking for, one of our safe, diverse neighborhoods is a good place to start being more you.

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