Winter Vacation

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

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.

Adventure Center

Ice Skating, Snowshoeing & Sledding


Fri & Sat 9am to 10pm  |  Sun 9am to 9pm (closed for the season March 1)

Activities are weather dependent. Prices include tax. Rentals to non-hotel guests will not be available Friday - Sundays.


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, GN Community Residents & GN Members $15


Soak in the views of a snow laden scape at Geneva National with a leisurely jaunt down a hill on a sled.  

Rental Fee: Complimentary

Ice Skating
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.
Currently closed due to warm weather. 

Rental Fee: Overnight Hotel Guests Complimentary; Public $25; GN Community Residents $20; GN Members $15

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. 

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!

Cross-Country Skiing

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.