Destination Geneva National made Condé Nast's top 20 snow-filled winter vacation destinations! If you'd like to join in the fun, Destination Geneva National and area businesses are offering a host of ways to have a memorable winter vacation. Toasting to the year in your own private snow globe or zooming down a snow laden hill we have a little something for the whole family.
Destination GN Winter Fun
Ice Castles new Winter Realms
Wisconsin's one-of-a-kind winter dreamscape
A frozen fantasyland awaits amid the emerald expanses of Destination Geneva National. Winter Realms is an open-air experience brought to you by the award-winning creators of Ice Castles. Explore sublime winter attractions including horse-drawn sleigh rides, ice volcanoes, igloos, tubing activities, mesmerizing ice sculptures, ice slides and ice thrones. Meander among ice caverns, tunnels and thrones as you experience a world of winter magic with loved ones.
Snow Globe Experience
Open daily at GN and The Ridge Hotel
Frost yourself in an illuminated Snow Globe at Destination Geneva National and enjoy wintry libations & apps while cuddled up amidst the glow and snow. The private Snow Globes are part stargazing observatory, part gondola carriage, part secluded conclave for making memories with friends and family.
Create the most romantic winter escape, fun-filled girls' weekend or a family getaway featuring a cozy rendez-vous in one of our frosted outdoor snow globes plus an overnight in our new suites, family-friendly cottages or the chic and sleek Ridge Hotel.
Ice Skating, Snowshoeing & Sledding
Slide into the winter season at Destination GN's outdoor ice rink, lighted snowshoe trail, and sled hill - all just steps from Ice Castles.
Ice Princess Brunch
A royal start to your day
Start your day in a most royal way with your favorite ice princesses, their snowman sidekick, and a majestic menu at Destination GN. Save your seat today for this one-of-a-kind fairytale experience, complete with frozen photo opportunities.
WEEKENDS JAN - MAR | 9:30-11:30AM
Off Property Winter Fun
Ziplining & High Ropes
Throughout the Winter
Just 5.5 miles from Geneva National, Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures (LGZA) provides year-round, sky-high adventure some 32 feet above ground in 100 acres of forest canopy. Experience the wonder of a beautiful Wisconsin winter racing through the trees, climbing sky bridges, and conquering the 16-obstacle high ropes course. Warm up around the campfire afterward.
Snow Skiing & Tubing
Just minutes away, Vail Resorts' Wilmot Mountain and Alpine Valley together boast nearly 50 runs, multiple terrain parks, professional instruction and equipment rentals – fun for everyone from beginners to shredders! Looking for something more laid back? Wilmot also offers 22 lanes for tubing and a magic carpet to pull you and your tube back uphill!
Rent your cross-country ski equipment or snowshoes from ClearWater Outdoor in downtown Lake Geneva, then hit the powder on one of the area's many trails, including Big Foot Beach State Park, Duck Pond in Fontana, and Kettle Morraine's Nordic, McMiller, and Scuppernong trails.