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.
Rating (5)
Program No. 7310RJ
7 days
Starts at

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.
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 single room to yourself for only $100 more (for many programs). Snowshoe and cross-country ski equipment (classic) available. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Suggested Reading List
View 1 books

Click here to provide website feedback
Website Feedback