Blue Mound Candlelight Ski, Hike & Snowshoe« Back to Events
On Saturday, January 5th and/or February 2nd, 2019, spend a night with family and friends at Blue Mound, the highest point in southern Wisconsin. From high atop, they welcome 2019 with the Blue Mound Candlelight Ski, Hike, and Snowshoe event hosted by the Friends of Blue Mound State Park.
A 1 and 2-mile candlelit, wooded loop will be available to ski and a separate 0.75-mile candlelit wooded trail will be available for hikers, snowshoers and leashed pets. Warm up with free hot drinks inside the heated shelter. Hot refreshments, baked goods and shirts will be available for sale. Enjoy the bonfire and free marshmallows for roasting. Guided hikes through the illuminated woods with the park Naturalist will be held at 6 and 7 p.m. The only cost for this fun-filled family event is a daily or annual park sticker, which may be purchased upon entry to the park. For more information or trail conditions, contact the park at 608-437-5711.
Blue Mound Candlelight skis, snowshoe, and hike events are very popular; some attract thousands of visitors on a given night. Given the recent publicity of these events through social media outlets and cool sites like StateTrunkTour.com, and the department’s responsibility to provide a safe recreational experience, access to these events may be restricted at times when parking capacity has been reached.
To reach Blue Mound State Park – which is amazing any time of the year – follow U.S. 18/151 either west from Madison or east from Dodgeville and follow the signs. In the daytime, Blue Mound is easily seen! The park is great to visit throughout the winter, with over 20 miles of trails and breathtaking views across several counties from the lookout towers.
Address for Blue Mound Candlelight Ski, Hike, and Snowshoe Event:
Blue Mound State Park
4350 Mounds Park Road (off U.S. 18/151)
Blue Mounds, WI 53517