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Southeast Wisconsin Skiing Hotspots

It seems Mother Nature forgot about Wisconsin for a little while this spring. Before last week, snow has mostly alluded the area, relatively. Now that we’ve had a significant snowfall, why not hit the slopes and break out the skis?

Southeast Wisconsin has plenty of options for downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, alike. See some great slopes and trails here:

Skiing/Snowboarding

Crystal Ridge Ski Area (Franklin) offers a ski hill closest to the city of Milwaukee, while Devil’s Head (Merrimac) is also ski-only. If you’re looking for slopes that offer both skiing and snowboarding, check out Sunburst Ski Area (Kewaskum), Wilmot Mountain Skiing Area (Wilmot), or head over to The Mountain Top Ski Hill (Lake Geneva) or take a drive to East Troy to the Alpine Ski Resort.

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING/SNOWSHOEING

If you’re more into lateral than downhill movement, there is a plethora of trails to accommodate the cross-country skier or snowshoer. Here is a pretty extensive list of a few area parks that offer great trails to get your legs moving:

Alpine Valley Resort – 3 miles
(262) 642-7374 or (800) 227-9395, P.O. Box 615, East Troy, WI 53120

Brown Deer Park – 4.5 miles
(414) 257-5100 (hotline), 7835 N. Green Bay Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53209

Greenbush Kettle Morraine State Forest – 11.3 miles
(262) 626-2116, N1765 Hwy. G, Campbellsport, WI 53010

Havenwoods State Forest – 2.5 miles
(414) 527-0232, 6141 N. Hopkins St., Milwaukee, WI 53209

Homestead Hollow County Park – 3-4 miles
(262) 335-4445, N120 W10989 Freistadt Rd., Germantown, WI 53022

Lapham Peak Unit – 12.6 miles
Kettle Morraine State Forest: (262) 646-3025, W329 N846 Cty. C, Delafield, WI 53018

Milwaukee County Zoo – 2.5 miles
(414) 771-3040,10001 W. Blue Mound Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226

Minooka – 6 miles
Waukesha County Parks: (262) 548-7801, 1810 E. Sunset Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188

Nashotah – 6 miles
Waukesha County Parks: (262) 548-7801, W330 N5113 Hwy. C, Nashotah, WI 53058 (Trail is located in Waukesha, WI)

Nordic Kettle Morraine State Forest – 12 miles
(262) 594-6200, S91 W39091 Hwy. 59, Eagle, WI 53119

Pike Lake State Park – 6.4K
(262) 670-3400, 3544 Kettle Morraine Rd., Hartford, WI 53027

Ridge Run County Park – 4 miles
Washington County Parks: (262) 335-4445, 300 S. University Dr., West Bend, WI 53095

River Bend Nature Center – 4 miles
(262) 639-0930, 3600 N. Green Bay Rd., Racine, WI 53406

Sandy Knoll County Park – 5 miles
Washington County Parks: (262) 335-4445, 2064 Wallace Lake Rd., West Bend, WI 53095

Schlitz Audubon Center – 2.5 miles
(414) 352-2880, 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53217

Scuppernong Kettle Morraine State Forest – 9 miles
(262) 594-6200, S91 W39091 Hwy. 59, Eagle, WI 53119

Wirth Park – 4.5 miles
(262) 796-6675, 2585 Pilgrim Rd., Brookfield, WI 53005

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