To help make your winter more wonderful, we're providing you with 15 snowy slopes close to Milwaukee - or at least relatively close - that will get you in the winter spirit and down the slopes in style.
Look, I'm all for jingoistic flag-waving, but the Winter Olympics are dumb and not sports. My coworker, Matt Mueller, disagrees because patriotism, pageantry, practice, etc. Who is right? Nobody, but probably Norway wins. Anyway, embrace debate.
The snow is falling and it's cold outside, but you can get away to hit the slopes (or a snow tube run) with a jaunt to Christmas Mountain Resort at the Wisconsin Dells.
Many people agree that sledding is fun, but that it also can be dangerous. But is it too dangerous?
The snow may have been tardy on arrival this year, but better late than never to take advantage of winter sporting activities. There's a throng to choose from and I have learned that they are not all for me. Basically, if I have to don goggles that cover half my grill for safety reasons or a protective suit of armor, I'm not down to participate. Hence, my devotion to snowshoeing.
From sledding to skiing, skating and more, there's no reason to hide from the Wisconsin winter. Get out there and have some fun. But, don't do it before checking out our guide.
Chris Jackson grew up on a bike in Milwaukee and just kept pedaling until he climbed to the top of the cycling apparel industry. His Mt. Borah Designs, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, has become one of the leading makers of apparel for cycling, Nordic skiing and other outdoor activities.
Three outdoor sports events in the state heat up February considerably. Read about the Badger State Winter Games, the international ski jump at Westby and the Birkebeiner in The State Sports Buzz.
The Olympics came just Beyond Milwaukee over the weekend, as several international skiers, who will compete at Salt Lake in two weeks, jumped in the Snowflake Continental Cup near Westby in Vernon County. Read about it, the Bucks and other Milwaukee Sports Buzz.