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Lake Country and Waukesha County Winter Fun Guide

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Are you ready for some wintertime fun? We hear a lot of people complain about the snow and cold. I’m one of those people some days. The post-holiday blues are a thing and January and February can seem like the longest months of the year… January 74th anyone?? But, family fun can be found everywhere if you know where to look and switch your mindset! 

Lake Country Family Fun believes in finding family fun 365 days a year, even in January and February!! My biggest tip is to find a winter hobby to truly enjoy these months. So, if you’re looking for ideas and inspiration for things to do in Lake Country and the Waukesha County area in the winter, this list is for you! Grab your kids (and maybe a brave grandparent), put a smile on your frozen face, and go enjoy the outdoors even in the wintertime! 

Bundle up and have a great time in the snow or on the ice!

If you are looking for winter fun in the Waukesha County or Lake Country area, look no further, this one is for you!
Ski, Ice Skate, Sled, Snowman build and more!

If it’s crazy cold, be sure to check out Lake Country Family Fun’s Indoor Play Guide  😉

Please Thank Our Winter Fun Guide Sponsor:
Lake Country Lutheran High School

Open House Information

  • Monday, January 22nd @ 7PM
  • Tour the school, meet faculty, and hear from current students and parents.  See why private, Christian high school experience is an option for your student.

Categories of Winter Fun

Sk_8 Slab HartlandNothing says winter in Wisconsin like ice skating outside! Find outdoor ice skating rinks at Waukesha County parks and other local parks located throughout Lake Country. Be sure to check status before attending as warm weather can cause the rinks to close. 

Click here to navigate to the Ice Skating Rink Guide.

mULLET iCE SUMMER CAMP 2021Sometimes winter weather doesn’t cooperate to ice skate outside. It can be too warm or too cold or the worst – rainy! Luckily, there are many indoor ice skating rinks in the Lake Country and Waukesha County area for your family to enjoy!

Click here to navigate to the Ice Skating Rink Guide.

Sledding Waukesha County SussexSledding is by far our favorite! Our family is lucky to live on a hill, so we just slide down our backyard – but there are many public sledding hills throughout the area, including a toboggan run at Lowell Park in Waukesha.

See Lake Country Family Fun’s Guide to 22 Sledding Hills for all the details + a map.

There may not be any mountains in Wisconsin, but that doesn’t mean that you have to hop a plane to downhill ski or snowboard. Find many ski hills within an hour of Lake Country. 

Ausblick Ski Hill
W260N6395 Maryhill Rd, Sussex, WI

Ausblick is a private ski hill in Sussex. Families can purchase memberships and bring guests. Patrons can ski or snowboard.

Little Switzerland Ski Hill
105 Cedar Creek Rd, Slinger, WI

Little Switzerland is open to the public. Guests can purchase season passes or daily passes.

Heiliger Huegel Ski Club
5482 WI-167, Hubertus, WI

Heiliger Huegel Ski Club offers a family-friendly private ski club experience. 

Sunburst Winter Sports Park
8355 Prospect Drive, Kewaskum, WI

Sunburst Winter Sports Park offers the public snowboarding, skiing, and tubing.

Alpine Valley Resort
W2501 County Road D, Elkhorn, WI

Alpine Valley Resort offers the public a skiing hill and skiing lessons for children and adults.

The Rock Snow Park
7900B W Crystal Ridge Rd., Franklin, WI

The Rock Snow Park offers guests skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing.

The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva, WI

The Mountain Top offers guests 20 downhill ski runs for children and adults.

Cascade Mountain
W10441 Cascade Mountain Road, Portage, WI

Cascade Mountain offers guests downhill skiing and snow tubing.


January weekend guide things to do Waukesha snow

12 snowshoe trails to stride this winter! Click or tap HERE to find all you need to know about snowshoe-ing in Wisconsin. 

*Gear (where to buy locally as well as through Amazon)
*Where to go
*Where not to go
*Map of trails

Where to Cross Country Ski near meWhere to Cross-Country Ski in Waukesha County comes in HOT (well, cold actually) with 8 groomed trails. Click or tap HERE to find all you need to know about these locations (like are there fees, where is the parking and how long are the trails).   You can also find out about local resources for rentals and more.

If you are looking for snowtubing hills, consider The Rock Sledding Park in Franklin and Sunburst in Kewaskum. These have costs associated for attending.

For a bit of a drive try: Nordic Mountain (Wild Rose), Tyrol Basin (Mt. Horeb) or Cascade Mountain (Portage).

How would we get through winter, without awesome winter events? Don’t miss these family friendly winter events to chase the blues away!

TBD 2023 dates – use our code for 15% off tickets!

January 7, 2023

January 14, 2023

February 4-5, 2023

Take a Kid Ice Fishing
TBD Dates 2023

January 13 through the 22nd, 2023

January 28, 2023

February 4, 2023

February 11, 2023

February 18 and 19, 2023 

pictures of our local outdoor Ice rinks

SK_8 Slab in Hartland

Lowell Park

Kiwanis Park in Pewaukee

manchester Hill Park Pond

Lisbon Community Park

Civic Center in Sussex

Park Arthur in Muskego

Winter Fun Guide Where to ski, snowmobile, snowboard, ice skate and sled in Waukesha County and Lake Country
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