Winter in Walworth County | Libertyville Area Moms

Lake Geneva, Fontana, Delavan, Williams Bay, East Troy, Elkhorn and the many towns in Walworth County are not just for Summer! These year round destinations are have so much to offer this winter especially with so many people looking for outdoor activities a close drive away.

Lake Geneva is just an hour drive from the Libertyville area which is enough to make it feel like a fun road trip, but close enough to not hear “Are We There Yet?” a million times.

Two big winter events are coming up in Lake Geneva: Ice Castles and Winterfest Lake Geneva! Whether you visit during these fun events featuring snow and ice, or any time this winter, we hope you find this information useful!


Rudy Lange Sledding Hill

Free neighborhood hill in Delavan, WI about a 15 minute drive from Lake Geneva. Plenty of room for everyone to sled safely! Park along the street and walk to the the hill.

Washington Street and Terrance Street

City of Lake Geneva Sledding Hill

This sledding is free to the public and located at Sage Street and Mill Street

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Non-resort guests at Grand Geneva may use the sledding hill and rental dependent on daily weather conditions and availability. You can also go skiing, use the ice skating rink and outdoor fire pit near their Leinenkugel’s Mountain Top Lodge. Grand Geneva also offers cozy igloo dining.

Click here to see the hours and pricing information.

Ice Skating

The Abbey Resort offers Ice Skating and Fireside S’mores to non-resort guests in their beautiful wintry setting.

Click here to learn more about their festive offerings on their Harbor Patio!

269 Fontana Boulevard
Fontana-on-Geneva Lake, WI 53125

The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa also offers ice skating. See above!

Geneva National Resort has an Adventure Center where you can Ice Skate, Snowshoe and Sled! They also offer an Igloo Experience and are home to the 2021 Ice Castles!

Click here to learn more about winter fun at Geneva National

1091 Hidden Cottage Lane
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Public Ice Rink in Lions Park in Williams Bay

They also have snow shoe rentals and hot chocolate!


Lake Lawn Resort 
2400 E. Geneva Street
Delavan, WI 53115

This family friendly resort has ice skating, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, curling rink and a lakeside igloo experience in the Winter!

Skiing, Tubing & Snowboarding

Wilmot Mountain 
11931 Fox River Road
Wilmot, WI 53192

Wilmot Mountain is a resort that offers lift tickets to for tubing, skiing and snow boarding. They offer ski and snow board lessons too!

Alpine Valley Resort
W2501 County Road D
Elkhorn, WI

Alpine Valley has lodging, lift tickets. They offer ski and snow board lessons too! They have private and group for children and adults. They have one of the largest beginner areas in the Midwest!

Grand Geneva Resort
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

They also offer ice skating, sledding, snow shoeing and cross country skiing.

Other Activities

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

Zip line tour, high ropes course, hiking and biking trails, outdoor education

Kishwauketoe Nature Conservatory

231 acre property with rolling creeks, ponds, lush vegetation and trails surrounded by nature.

Paul Lang Arboretum

24 acre facility with nature trail, shoreline fishing, gazebo and boat launch

Samuel Donovan Wetland Preserve

Woodland atmosphere with observation deck overlooking the White River

Big Foot Beach State Park Trails

Wooded campsites, sand beach, hiking trails and picnic areas

Local Playgrounds

Drive around Williams Bay, Elkhorn or Burlington

Drive Around Snake Road and Rustic Road

Ice Fishing on Lake Geneva or Lake Delavan

Ice Boating

Walk the Geneva Lake Shore Path


Little Bar for Pizza To Go is our family favorite!

We loved the Sausage, Pepperoni and the Specialty Pizza Uncle Lou with Sausage & Banana Peppers.

Other local favorites recommended to us are:

Pier 290 has with heated outdoor dining and firepits. Mars Resort & Restaurant also has igloo dining. Other local favorites are Chuck’s, Rigatony’s and The Kringle Company, The Coffee Mill, and Boxed & Burlap!

Lake Geneva School of Cooking comes highly recommended to do with your family!

Ice Castles

Visit the Ice Castles website to learn more about this wintry event.

Ice Castles is located at Geneva National Resort. Visit their website for more details!

Libertyville Area Moms is partnering with Ice Castles for a Giveaway for four tickets to the 2021 Ice Castles!

Winterfest 2021

February 3 – 7, 2021

Winterfest is presented by Visit Lake Geneva!

Visit their website to learn more about the 26th Annual Lake Geneva Winterfest featuring U.S. National Snowsculpting Championship. Many more family fun activities included such as s’mores, bonfires at the beach, cocoa crawl, fire & ice bar and ice sculpture tours. 

*Please practice safety measure and social distancing as you see fit and wear masks. Libertyville Area Moms is not responsible for the actions of others at the events or locations. Please participate in activities that match your comfort level. 

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