Kewaunee County’s Winter Park getting ready to open

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With substantial snow in the forecast, lots of people are starting to think about winter fun. And as Local 5’s Kris Schuller found out, there’s a place along the lakeshore in Kewaunee County getting ready to welcome you in.

If you’re looking for winter fun you might want to check out Winter Park, an 80-acre winter wonderland in rural Kewaunee County.

“We have ski runs, snowboarding, a beginner’s hill, so we’re really a one stop shop for family recreation,” said Jennifer Schneider of the county’s tourism department.

It’s a place where staff is keeping busy getting ready to open for another winter season

“It’s a non-stop 24/7 shop right now at Winter Park,” Schneider said.

With the drop in temperatures the park’s five snow guns have come to life.  Running around the clock to create the perfect conditions for snow tubing, skiing and snowboarding.

“We like to have, as much as we can make, but a good foot and a half of nice compacted base snow,” said Dave Myers, director of the county’s recreation department.

One thing new this year is the Magic Carpet.  It represents an investment of over $110,000, so snow tubers can get to the top of their hill quickly.

“Basically, you grab your tube and walk up a giant conveyer, stand up on there and coast up the hill all the way to the top, get off your tube and repeat,” said Myers.

It’s the latest addition to this county park that attracts 10,000 users each winter.  Where there is plenty of equipment to rent.

“Helmuts, skis, snowboard, boots, everything you need,” Myers said.

Along with a chalet to keep you warm  and soon lots of snow to let you slide around. In this hidden treasure along the lakeshore called Winter Park.

“We’re one of few parks in northeast Wisconsin where you have so much winter recreation packed into one stop,” Schneider said.

This will be the 17th season for Winter Park which is expected to open around Christmas. For more information on hours and costs follow this link.

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