7310
Wisconsin

A Northwoods Skiing and Snowshoeing Adventure

Winter’s no time to hibernate! Discover regional ecology and enjoy the great outdoors as you learn how to snowshoe and cross-country ski from experts in the Sylvania Wilderness Area.
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Program No. 7310RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
729
Special Offer
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At a Glance

Cross-country ski and snowshoe through the deep forests of the Northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Sylvania Wilderness Area. Witness how wildlife adapts to survive the winter season on a different trail each day, skiers choice. Our professional instructors offer beginner skiers instruction on movement on classical skis, up and downhill techniques, kicking, gliding and poling, as well as instruction to all levels of ski and snowshoe abilities.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Ski trail route distances vary from 2-5 miles/half day to 3-8 miles/full day. Elevations of 1650 to 1850 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy naturalist-led ski and snowshoe excursions through different habitat as local experts provide insight into Northwoods winter ecology.
  • Learn from professional ski instructors no matter you ability level, and test out your snowshoe skills at Sylvania Wilderness and Bond Falls!
  • Experience a nighttime snowshoe outing on a candle-lit trail!

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a value-priced single room. Snowshoe and cross-country ski equipment (classic) available. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Kim Feller
Kim Feller joined Trees for Tomorrow in October 2014. She is from Columbus, Ohio, has a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in coastal, marine and wetland studies. Her fieldwork experience includes conducting wetland surveys in Ohio, working at a national wildlife refuge in Michigan and studying marsh bird populations in South Carolina. Kim began her job as Road Scholar programs coordinator in 2015. When she is not at work, she enjoys many "Road Scholar-like" activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking and photography!

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Bethany Heft
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Kim Feller
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Vern Gentele
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Cheryl Todea
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Todd Starling
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Jenny Sadak
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Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Graced by the Seasons: Fall and Winter in the Northwoods
by John Bates and Terry Daulton (Illustrated)
This book acts as a personal guide to the natural events of the Northwoods as the seasons change from the burst of autumn color into the white and silence of winter. While nature in winter may appear to have little going on, there's a great deal to see and think about if you have a guide to show you.





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