Jimmy the Groundhog on Groundhog Day, 2010

February in Wisconsin: Winterfest, Winter sports, Winter scenery and more

Welcome to February! Across Wisconsin, winter events are in full swing, with Winterfest in Lake Geneva and other major events taking place.

There are plenty of winter sports and other activities. Snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, candlelight hikes, and more are ready all over the state.

And check out more around Wisconsin, following our State Trunk highways – or the county ones, or the Interstates if you’re in a hurry. The State Trunk Tour will offer plenty of great ideas and resources for you!

Snowmobile Derby, Eagle River

It’s World Championship Snowmobile Derby Weekend!

Snowmobile Derby racingEagle River proudly lays claim to “Snowmobile Capital of the World” – and for good reason. The AMSoil World Championship Snowmobile Derby happens this weekend, and despite the relatively mild temps ice water will run rampant in the veins of the racers!

Since 1964, Eagle River has hosted the AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby; it’s the Indy 500 of the snowmobiling world. Hundreds of snowmobilers from juniors in boys and girls categories to the best competitors in the world compete in snocross and ice oval racing, grabbing huge air and hitting speeds of 100mph on the straightaways!

Eagle River Snowmobile Derby boxesPlenty of action takes place each day now through Sunday, when the World Derby Championship starts at 3pm. Enjoy the action up close by the track or warm up in the Expo Hall, where you can shop for great stuff, imbibe on hot food and cold beer, or watch the action on TVs in the upstairs bar. Heated skyboxes are also available.

Hit U.S. 45/Highway 32, or Highway 17 or 70 to get to Eagle River and experience this for yourself! And then take advantage of some great trails throughout Vilas County.