Destination Geneva National made Condé Nast's top 20 snow-filled winter vacation destinations! Even though this winter will look a little different this year: Ice Castles is still coming to town, but will be practicing social-distancing, and wearing masks and staying six feet apart. There will still be plenty of activities, but in limited numbers and in a more cautious way. If you'd like to join in the fun, Destination Geneva National and area businesses are offering a host of responsible and inventive ways to have a memorable winter vacation.
Destination GN Winter Fun
January 2021 - February 2021
Built with thousands of lit-up icicles, the interactive Ice Castles display at Destination Geneva National features tricked-out tunnels, thrones, slides, and fountains. This Instagrammable ice kingdom will be yours to discover through early March, if Mother Nature allows. Winter never felt so royal! Stay at the Suites & Cottages at Geneva National -- and walk to Ice Castles! This experience is weather dependent.
The Igloo Experience
Frost yourself in an illuminated igloo at Destination Geneva National and enjoy wintry libations & apps amidst the glow and snow. Our private igloos are located on the Geneva National Clubhouse veranda and the Ridge Hotel's backyard veranda, seat up to eight people, and are outfitted with a small heater to ward off the chill of the Wisconsin winter.
Create the most romantic winter escape, fun-filled girls' weekend or a family getaway featuring a cozy rendez-vous in one of our plush outdoor igloos plus an overnight in our brand new suites, family-friendly cottages or the chic and sleek Ridge Hotel.
Ice Skating, Snowshoeing & Sledding
HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon - Thu 4pm-9pm | Fri 3pm-10:30pm | Sat 9am-10:30pm | Sun 9am-8pm
Our fully lighted outdoor rink at Geneva National brings back-to-basic joy to this classic winter pastime. Hot chocolate and other seasonal concessions available. Ice Skating is open to public, rentals available.
Rental Fee: Overnight Hotel Guests Complimentary; Public $25; GN Community Residents $20; GN Members $15
Snowshoe by daylight or candlelight on our iconic Player and Palmer courses with views of Lake Como! Afterwards, indulge in a specialty hot drink, warm yourself by the fire and while soaking up the candle lit frozen scape.
Rental Fee: Overnight Hotel Guests Complimentary; Public $35; GN Community Residents $30; GN Members $25
Soak in the views of a snow laden scape at Geneva National with a leisurely jaunt down a hill on a sled.
Rental Fee: Overnight Hotel Guests Complimentary; Public $15; GN Community Residents $10; GN Members Complimentary
Adventure Center activities are weather dependent. Prices include tax. Rentals to the public will not available Friday - Sundays.
Off Property Winter Fun
Ziplining & High Ropes
Throughout the Winter
Just 5.5 miles from Geneva National, Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures (LGZA) provides year-round, sky-high adventure some 32 feet above ground in 100 acres of forest canopy. Experience the wonder of a beautiful Wisconsin winter racing through the trees, climbing sky bridges, and conquering the 16-obstacle high ropes course. Warm up around the campfire afterward.
February 3 - 7, 2021
Celebrated for the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship, Lake Geneva's annual Winterfest features an epic 72-hour competition where their artistry is put to the test in creating a larger-than-life gallery of remarkable snow sculptures. Along with an array of more wintery fun, including a downtown ice sculpture tour, s’mores and bonfires on the beach, and so much more for the whole family.
Snow Skiing & Tubing
Just minutes away, Vail Resorts' Wilmot Mountain and Alpine Valley together boast nearly 50 runs, multiple terrain parks, professional instruction and equipment rentals – fun for everyone from beginners to shredders! Looking for something more laid back? Wilmot also offers 22 lanes for tubing and a magic carpet to pull you and your tube back uphill!
Rent your cross-country ski equipment or snowshoes from ClearWater Outdoor in downtown Lake Geneva, then hit the powder on one of the area's many trails, including Big Foot Beach State Park, Duck Pond in Fontana, and Kettle Morraine's Nordic, McMiller, and Scuppernong trails.