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UPDATE: Unseasonably warm weather causes delay in fully opening Kewaunee’s Winter Park

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Test run begins today, ski and snowboarding hills scheduled to open this Saturday

FRIDAY 12/27/19 11:10 a.m.

KEWAUNEE, Wis. (WFRV) — There will be a delay in opening Winter Park in Kewaunee, according to officials.

“This is due to the unseasonably warm temperatures as well as the weekend rain in the forecast, which will further deteriorate ideal conditions for winter recreational activities. We are hoping to make more snow next week and open the entire park as soon as possible,” says Jennifer Gonzalez, Tourism Coordinator and Public Information Officer for Kewaunee County.

Limited snow tubing hours are scheduled for Friday, December 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, December 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We ask that visitors be patient, as we cannot control the weather and we are doing our very best to get up and running for the regular season. We ask that those interested in coming to Winter Park, check on conditions before they make the drive by calling our 24/7 Promotion & Recreation Hotline at (920) 388-7199,” Gonzalez adds.

Local 5 will continue to bring updates on Winter Park as they become available.

Winter Park in Kewaunee County holding test run for tubing hill

THURSDAY 12/26/19 6:30 a.m.

KEWAUNEE, Wis. (WFRV) – It’s time to grab your bibs, best winter jacket and hop along a tube as Winter Park is ready to open for some seasonal fun.

To formally kick-off winter, officials will be holding a snow tubing test run of sorts beginning Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The ski and snowboarding hills are scheduled to open with regular season hours for the entire park starting this Saturday and Sunday.

With potential rain on the horizon, the Kewaunee County Promotions & Recreation Department is asking visitors to check the Winter Park – Kewaunee County Facebook page before getting ready to shred some snow to make sure conditions are good for the park to open.

Winter park is also still hiring for park assistants for the snow tubing and ski/snowboarding hills as well as weekend volunteers for the upcoming season to help with ski and snowboarding lessons and selling concessions. Applications can be found online right here under the employment tab. Those who would like to help volunteer on weekends are asked to contact Barry Nelson at (920) 388-3738.

Regular season hours for the public are weekends only.

Winter Park Public Hours & Admission:
Skiing/Snowboarding: Skiing/Snowboarding:
– Saturday: 10AM-4PM $15/Daily or $80/Season
– Sunday: 11AM-4PM Ski/Snowboard Rentals: $10/Daily

Snow Tubing: Snow Tubing:
– Saturday: 10AM-8PM $8/Person or $35/Family (2-Hours)
– Sunday: 11AM-5PM Tube Rentals: FREE

Snowshoeing: Snowshoeing:
– Saturday: 10AM-4PM FREE Admission
– Sunday: 11AM-4PM Rentals: $10/Daily

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