Kewaunee County recently hosted some special visitors when some of the Green Bay Packers staff stopped at Winter Park in Kewaunee. This comes as the Packers work on a sledding hill feature for its Titletown District.
The purpose of the visit was to walk the six-lane tubing hill and look at snow equipment, while gathering some insight on what it can take to run an operation of this nature.
“It’s a lot of work, Winter Park is no small feat. We sometimes have crews here 24 hours a day, making snow and grooming the terrain. This is new territory for the Green Bay Packers and after talking with staff, I believe that they’re ready for the challenge,” said Dave Myers, Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation Director.
In the two weeks that Winter Park in Kewaunee County has been open to the public, there have been nearly 2,000 visitors on the hills, skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing.
“We see people from different states each year and periodically from other countries, as well. This year, we’ve already had visitors check-in from Texas and Minnesota, which is what makes having something like this so much fun to run,” said Jennifer Schneider, Kewaunee County Tourism Coordinator/Public Information Officer.
Winter Park hours are: Skiing/Snowboarding/Snowshoeing – Saturday 10 am -4 pm, Sunday 11 am – 4 pm; Snowtubing – Saturday 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday 11 am – 5 pm. Winter Park admission: Skiing/snowboarding – $10 daily or $80 season; Snowtubing – $6 person or $25 family (for two hours); and free for snowshoeing. Rentals are also available for snowshoes ($10 daily), tubes (free), skis/snowboards ($10/daily). Only cash and gift certificates accepted. For updates on conditions, call the 24-hour hotline at 920.388.7199.