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Luminary Cross Country Ski Trail

Event Dates

  • Friday, 01/19/2024 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Event Description

Grab your cross country skis and head out to the trails for an illuminated ski trail experience. We will have about 2 miles of our cross country ski trails lit up for the evening experience. Afterwards warm up with friends and family at the bonfire and enjoy a s'mores. Indoor bathrooms will be available for use. Permit not required for this event. 

Hot chocolate available with donation to our environmental education program. 

General Admission Cost: $5 per an individuals or $20 per family. Under 2 is free. You must provide your own cross country skis with general admission. 

1 Hour Ski Rental + General Admission Cost: $15 per pair of skis 

Ski Rentals are provided by Central Cross Country Skiing (CXC). CXC serves as a the nonprofit governing body for cross-country skiing across the 10-state Central Region of the United States. CXC functions as a member service organization dedicated to fostering opportunities for individuals of all ages and skill levels to engage in and progress within Nordic skiing. This is achieved through sport-specific programs, events, and education initiatives. 

CXC ski touring equipment is specifically designed for beginners who are new to skiing. You won't need ski boots because the step-in bindings are compatible with any winter boots. Plus, every ski set includes a pair of cross-country ski poles.

Hiking or snowshoeing on the trail is not permitted. 

Register here!

** If there is no snow, this will be a winter luminary hike. 

Event Website


Lussier Family Heritage Center

3101 Lake Farm Rd
Madison, WI 53711
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