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  • 5 Great Snowboarding Parks

    Last Updated: 1/13/2010

    When Tyrol Basin near Mount Horeb reopened its ski hill in 1989, some of its early customers favored the then-new sport of snowboarding over traditional downhill skiing. So they asked manager Don McKay about installing a half-pipe. "What the heck is a hal

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  • Walking (or skiing or snowshoeing) in a Winter Wonderland

    Last Updated: 12/29/2009

    Need a new way to enjoy Wisconsin’s great outdoors in the winter? A number of Wisconsin’s state parks, forests, trails and natural areas offer candlelight skiing, hiking and snowshoeing events in January and February.

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  • Six Great Places to Snowshoe Wisconsin

    Last Updated: 12/29/2009

    Snowshoeing is a growing sport in Wisconsin. A great workout that doesn’t require technical skill, it’s an easy way to explore spaces and places touched by Old Man Winter’s snowy wand.

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  • 5 Top Snow Tubing Hills for the Family

    Last Updated: 12/14/2009

    It's winter fun that's fast (literally), easy and doesn't require any expensive equipment. It's snow tubing, and it's hotter in Wisconsin than tickets to a Miley Cyrus concert. Here are some of the best hills in the state.

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  • Hitch A Ride

    Last Updated: 11/15/2007

    Love dogs? Love skiing? Try skijoring, a blend of cross-country skiing and dog sledding believed to have been created by enterprising Scandinavians who hitched their skis first to horses as a means of faster transport.

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  • These Sleds Are Made for Fun

    Last Updated: 11/15/2007

    In other parts of the world, a foot of snow dumped overnight and 40-below wind chill are sound reasons to pull the shades, crank up the heat, and turn on the television. But to some, snow is a precious natural resource because it means one thing: snowmobiling.

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  • Bewitched by Bayfield

    Last Updated: 11/9/2007

    Far from urban cares and suburban sprawl, the tiny town of Bayfield is your winter gateway to Lake Superior and the magnificent Apostle Islands.

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  • Riding the Rails, Wisconsin-Style

    Last Updated: 11/9/2007

    This is snowboarding in Wisconsin, one of many ways to take advantage of our snowy winters. Wisconsin has plenty of resorts where you can have a snowboarding adventure—almost as many as Colorado!

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  • Birkie Fever!

    Last Updated: 1/30/2007

    Skiing the American Birkebeiner was supposed to be a one-time event for me, a way to prove my youth the year I turned 40. But I caught the notorious Birkie Fever, and almost every February since then I’ve been back, anxiously waiting my turn to begin this

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  • Hudson, Osceola, and St. Croix Falls

    Last Updated: 1/30/2007

    I like to visit Hudson during the height of summer, when I can dip my weary hiker's feet into the cooling current of the river. I return in autumn, when its avenues of maples blind my eyes. But there's something extra-special about my winter visits, too.

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