Glide Through
Door County's
Winter Wonderland

Door County’s parks and trails are open year round and one of the best ways to experience them is with a pair of skis on your feet. Explore dozens of miles of trails in state parks and public preserves, taking in nature without the hustle and bustle of summer.

Find the best places to ski and a few other tips from one of our local insiders here.


Rental Equipment

If you don’t have your own equipment, there are several business that offer ski rentals hourly or by the day. They typically range between $10 and $30 and provide everything but the warm winter clothing and hot chocolate afterwards.

Where to Ski

Every state park except for Rock Island offers groomed cross country ski trails for both skate and classic skiing. The Ahnapee State Trail from Sturgeon Bay to Kewaunee also allows cross country skiing. Public nature preserves including the Door County Land Trust and Crossroads at Big Creek groom some of their trails for skiing.

Ski for Free at Crossroads

Crossroads at Big Creek offers several days throughout the winter where visitors can rent ski equipment for free to use on the trails around the preserve. The Friends of Crossroads provide the equipment, hot chocolate and a warm fire afterwards.

Respect the Trail

All public ski trails in Door County are groomed by local Friends groups who donate hundreds of hours each winter so that everyone can enjoy the great outdoors. To respect the work they put into the trails, be sure to avoid hiking or biking in the groomed section of trails and stay away from dedicated ski trails unless you have a pair strapped to your feet. Learn a little more about what these volunteers do to keep the trails well groomed here.

2017-2018 Winter Guide

2017-2018 Winter Guide For tips on lodging, dining, fun, and more order or download your copy of the Door County Winter Guide. Call 1 (800) 52-RELAX (73529), or view online. All of our guides are available here.

Door County Snow Report & Trail Conditions

Before you visit, check the local snow report and trail conditions report, and plan dress and activities accordingly.

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