Winter is the perfect time to visit Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, especially when there is snow on the ground! Book your weekend getaway at one of our local lodging properties, and start planning your winter adventure.
Tyrol Basin is the best spot to go skiing, snowboarding, or snow tubing in southwest Wisconsin. You can hit the slopes and then warm up in the restaurant and enjoy a warm drink and some great food.
No gear? No problem! You can rent everything you need on site. You can even take lessons if you are a beginner or if you need a refresher. Check out their slope report to see how the hills are looking and then buy your tickets and head out and enjoy this essential winter-in-Wisconsin experience!
There are so many parks in and around Mount Horeb to enjoy in the winter. You can strap on your crosscountry skis or snow shoes and explore Stewart Lake County Park, Brigham County Park, or Blue Mound State Park. The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is just a short drive away. Hop on the trail at the Valley View Segment, featuring incredible views of our neighbor Blue Mounds.
When we have enough snow, you can bring your sled and enjoy our snowmobile trails. Military Ridge State Trail becomes a snowmobile trail in the winter, and it will take you from Dodgeville to Madison, with a stop right in the heart of Mount Horeb’s downtown. Stop over and enjoy lunch and walk down our historic Main Street. You can find snowmobiling information on the Dane County Parks website.
Mount Horeb is situated on top of some of the most beautiful rolling hills of the Driftless Region of Wisconsin. Just a short drive north takes you into the valleys of the Mount Vernon Creek Fishery Area and Black Earth Creek Fishery Area, both of which are known by locals and anglers around the world as top-knotch trout fisheries. Early inland trout season starts on January 1 and lasts through early May. During this time, you can practice your technique with catch-and-release. Find maps and learn more about trout fishing in the winter on the Wisconsin DNR website.
Just getting started? Black Earth Angling Co. offers guided fishing trips all year long.
There’s no time like the present to plan your next trip to Mount Horeb, so get to it!
Did we miss something? What is your favorite outdoor winter activity in and around the Troll Capital of the World? Leave us a comment!