No Special Technique Required for Candlelight Skiing

Newport State Park will hold its 23nd Annual Candlelight Ski/Hike/Snowshoe event on Feb. 8, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. A portion of trail will come alive by candlelight, guiding skiers, hikers and snowshoers into a glowing, magical winter wonderland.

Park staff and volunteers will place more than 300 homemade candles guiding participants down a one-mile wooded trail section. Candlelight skiing requires no special talent or technique, and the terrain of the trail is flat and suited to the beginning skier as well as the experienced. Participants may want to bring a small flashlight to assist in putting equipment on or finding your vehicle after skiing or hiking.

Skiers and hikers can start at the picnic area parking lot anytime between 5:30 and 8:30 pm. A bonfire, fireplace and refreshments will be awaiting participants at the shelter building.

A Wisconsin State Park Vehicle Admission Sticker will be required, and they can be purchased at the park office or any other State Park office during the day. For more information or to volunteer contact Newport State Park at 920.854.2500.