Madison Winter Festival

February 3-4, 2018 / 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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15 Dec 2017

Early Season Snow Loop at Elver Park

Madison Nordic Ski Club and Central Cross Country Skiing to host an early season citizen cross-country ski event at Elver Park on December 16.

MADISON, Wis. – A loop of man-made snow measuring roughly 1 kilometer has been created at Elver Park through cooperative efforts by CXC, Winterfest, MadNorSki and City of Madison Parks. The loop includes a variety of terrain with two hill options.

06 Dec 2017

Snowmaking at Elver Park

Snowmaking is taking shape at Elver Park to provide a guaranteed venue for lessons, racing and outdoor winter recreation.

Snowmaking at the west-side park has begun in 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.