Outdoor winter activities guide
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CROSS COUNTRY SKIING/SNOWSHOEING
There are literally hundreds of places to cross country ski in Milwaukee County and southeastern Wisconsin, but we'll give you the slightly abridged list here. All Milwaukee County parks allow free cross country skiing. Trails are open from dawn until 10 p.m.
7835 N. Green Bay Rd.
Havenwoods State Forest
6141 N. Hopkins St.
S83 W20370 Janesville Rd., Muskego
Retzer Nature Center
W284 S1530 Rd. DT, Waukesha
Schlitz Audubon Center
1111 E. Brown Deer Rd.
5879 S. 92nd St.
2585 Pilgrim Rd., Brookfield
DOWNHILL SKIING/SNOWBOARDING/SNOW TUBING
Cascade Mountain Ski & Snowboard Area
Cascade Mountain Rd. (just off I-90/94), Portage
Cascase has skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing.
Crystal Ridge Ski Area (skiing)
7900 Crystal Ridge Dr. (near 76th Street and Loomis Road), Franklin (414) 529-7676
Devil's Head (skiing)
S6330 Bluff Rd., Merrimac
Sunburst Ski Area (skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing)
8355 Prospect Dr., Kewaskum
The Mountain Top Ski Hill (skiing, snowboarding)
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva
Wilmot Mountain Skiing Center (skiing, snowboarding)
Hwy W, Wilmot
24-hour snow hot line: (414) 344-2266
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You forgot about another Wisconsin tradition - hunting. Now is the best time to scout your hunting area and if you meet a bunny you can bring home some meet too.
Tyrol Basin, just west of Madison, should also make the list. It isn't as far as Cascade or Devil's Head and it just about as nice.
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