Candlelight Snowshoe and Ski

Location

Minocqua Winter Park Chalet, 7543 Squirrel Hill Rd, Minocqua WI 54548

Dates

December 31, 2023 through March 09, 2024


Event Details

Explore Winter Park by Candlelight

Explore Minocqua Winter Park by the light of candles and stars! There are candlelight events for snowshoers and skiers. Below are descriptions of each event as well as the links to purchase tickets. Tickets are $5, but are free for park members. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the chalet. Be sure to stop by the Chalet to pick up a glow necklace before beginning your candle lit adventure!

Candlelight Ski Events

Want to experience Winter Park at its most unique time? Join us for a magical candlelight ski along the beautiful, and family-friendly, Silver Strider and Tower Rd ski trails. Two routes will be lit by nearly 400 candle luminaries: 3km out and back to the Tea House and 4km out and back to the Nature Shelter. Take a break and warm up by the cozy campfires and enjoy hot chocolate at both locations.

Date
January 13, 2024
Time
5 pm - 7 pm

Event Update! The Jan 13th event will be held as a candlelight snowshoe NOT a ski due to low snow levels.

There will be one 2 mile route lit with candles following easy trails out to the Tea House and back. 

Purchase Tickets for Jan 13

Date
Feb 17, 2024
Time
6 pm - 8 pm

Purchase Tickets for Feb 17

Skiers explore the park by candlelight. Photo by Erin Blow.


Spring Fling Candlelight Snowshoe

Are you ready for spring? Warmer weather, longer days, more sunshine…what’s not to like!? Join us for the last candlelight event of the year as we celebrate the return of spring. Follow the candles up to the top of Squirrel Hill and, with luck, there should be great stargazing! Warm up at the bonfires at the top and bottom of the hill and stop by the fire at Wolf’s Den shelter for some hot chocolate and marshmallows. The lit route is about a mile long with a shorter, flatter, option available.

Date
March 9, 2024
Time
6 pm - 8 pm

Purchase Tickets for March 9

Candlelight guides snowshoers to Wolf's Den Shelter. Photo by Erin Blow.



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