Wisconsin winters are snow-sports-galore. From cross country skiing in Wisconsin to ice fishing on frozen lakes, Midwest winter getaways are the perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy the crisp, fresh air. There’s just something special about the peace and quiet we experience after a fresh snowfall. Heartwood Conference Center & Retreat has the best selection of snow sports and the most beautiful scenery of any other Wisconsin winter getaway destination. Here’s the scoop on three of our favorites.

Cross Country Skiing in Wisconsin

Our Trego, Wisconsin, location means we’re surrounded by some of the best forest trails in the Midwest. These northern Wisconsin wilderness trails are perfect for exploring during Midwest winter getaways! There are trails at Heartwood Conference Center and all over our region, including The Birkie Trail. Strap on a freshly-waxed pair of cross country skis and see how much ground you can cover. 

Snowshoeing in WisconsinChild's snowshoes while snowshoeing in Wisconsin

If you’re not confident on skis, snowshoeing in Wisconsin might be a better option for you. It requires less equipment and is generally easier for beginners to pick up than cross country skiing in Wisconsin. However, we love these sports equally, so we encourage you to try both during your Wisconsin winter getaway. After all, you might return home with a new favorite cold-weather workout.

Snow Tubing in Wisconsin

If you’d like to amp up the speed from cross country skiing in Wisconsin, snow tubing and sledding are fun-filled, fast-paced options offered at Heartwood Conference Center. After a morning of skate skiing through the local trails, slip and slide down our snow-covered hill for a post-lunch experience. For a traditional Midwest winter getaway experience, end your outdoor fun with a piping hot cup of cocoa and some dessert from our restaurant.

Where to Stay for Midwest Winter Getaways

In addition to a plethora of outdoor activities, Heartwood Conference Center has plenty of comfortable accommodations for your next vacation. Rent an entire cottage or opt for a single room. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to have ample amounts of fun throughout your stay. For more information or to plan your trip, call 800-577-4848.