The Winter Season

In the La Crosse Region

The La Crosse Region has plenty of activities to keep you warm! Ski, fish, snomobile, snowshoe and more - bundle up for some serious winter fun!

Don’t Let the Cold Keep You Indoors!

There’s snow much to do on a winter’s day in the La Crosse Region that you won’t have time to even think about being cold. An action-packed day of skiing, shopping, snowmobiling, and more will be more than enough to keep the whole family warm and happy from morning till night (just remember to take plenty of hot chocolate breaks along the way).

Downhill & Cross-Country Skiing

Start your day off right with a few bracing hours of skiing! Hit the slopes at Mount La Crosse, the area’s most popular Alpine skiing destination. With runs designed for every experience level, from beginner to pro, there’s no better way for family and friends to spend a day enjoying the snow. Or try out the skinny skis and explore the region on any of the area’s numerous cross-country trails, including the popular trails at Veteran’s Memorial Park, Hixon Forest, and the La Crosse River State Trail.

Winter Market

If you need a few minutes to warm up and grab a bite to eat, head over to the Myrick Park Center for the all new Winter Market! Two Saturdays/month from November through January, visit local vendors selling winter produce, baked and canned goods, locally-raised meat, art, jewelry, and other handmade goods, all produced within 100 miles of La Crosse. Check this season’s dates at


Experience the freedom of the trails! The La Crosse area features over 650 miles of interconnected, well-groomed trails, with seven different snowmobiling clubs welcoming visitors to the area. Pick up a map at the Explore La Crosse Visitor Center at 123 7th Street in La Crosse! More info is available at

Rotary Holiday Lights

There’s no better way to end the day than by taking in one of the holiday season’s biggest attractions. Every year from the day after Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, the Rotary Holiday Lights turn Riverside Park into a magical winter wonderland. With over 3 million lights on display, and growing every year, this La Crosse tradition is truly a spectacle. Typical events and attractions include the Rotary Lights parade, live music, hay and carriage rides, the 5k Ugly Sweater Run, live reindeer, and much more – though these may be subject to change with social distancing. Admission is free; non-perishable food items and/or cash donations are encouraged…MORE

Listen for More Winter Play in the La Crosse Region!

Warm-Up & Play in Fresh Winter Air

From winter, outdoor recreation to warming up with a local beer and bite to eat, you are sure to enjoy your winter adventures in the La Crosse Region!

Winter Fishing: Dos and Don’ts

Spring and summer are prime times for anglers to cast off and catch a variety of fish. But fishing in the winter is just as rewarding in the La Crosse Region!