You will still be able to do two out of the three cold-weather attractions at Kewaunee Winter Park this season. The Kewaunee County Promotions and Recreation Department announced on Wednesday that the ski hill will be closed for the 2022-2023 season. The reason is that the volunteer group that helped with the ski hill’s operation, The Winter Park Association, is stepping away after several years of getting it ready for the hundreds that use it every year. Kewaunee County Promotions and Recreation Director Dave Myers specifically highlighted the efforts of Barb and Barry Nelson, who headed up the group that made so many memories possible for area ski and snowboard enthusiasts.
"All of us with the Kewaunee County Parks Department are grateful and thankful for everything the group, especially Barb and Barry Nelson, have done to make this park such a destination for the community and visitors alike. The amount of work it takes to open the park each season is a huge undertaking, and we are definitely going to miss the experience and hard work that the group has provided to Kewaunee County for all these years!," said Myers in a Facebook post late Wednesday afternoon.
Even though the ski hill will be closed this year, the tubing hill and the skating rink located at the nearby Dana Farm will be open for visitors. With the right conditions, Myers hopes both attractions will be open in December.