Madison Winter Festival

February 18-19, 2017 / Elver Park

We are a community festival in Madison, Wisconsin celebrating and promoting outdoor sports, recreation, art and healthy lifestyles in the winter.

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18 Nov 2016

Winter Festival Relocating to Elver Park

The snowmaking effort at Elver Park is connected with plans to relocate the Madison Winter Festival from the Capitol Square to the west-side park in February.

Held each year since 2005, the festival would continue to feature cross country skiing, ice sculpture, sledding and other events without the need to truck snow downtown.

02 Nov 2016

Snowmaking at Elver Park

Plans are quickly taking shape to make snow at Elver Park to provide a guaranteed venue for lessons, racing and outdoor winter recreation.

Snowmaking at the west-side park would begin as the weather allows, possibly by early December. The goal is to create a 1.5-kilometer loop of manmade snow running from the shelter building past the sledding hill and around the soccer fields. The trail would be open to anyone holding a valid Madison/Dane County parks ski pass, which costs adults $7 a day or $30 a year.