Kickapoo Valley Reserve Winter Events

The Kickapoo Valley Reserve is a winter haven for the outdoor enthusiast!  Located near Wildcat Mountain and just 23 miles Northeast of the Westby House Inn, there is something for everyone, including Willow Basket Weaving for the crafty person..  Here is their list of events from December through February.

December 21, 2013 – February 1, 2014 – Snowshoe Hike Series

Attend
a series of slow paced winter adventures that will include lots of
outdoor discoveries. Participants will have the chance to try
traditional and modern snow shoes. Kid- and adult-sized snowshoes will
be available for use. Saturdays, December 21, 2013; January 4 & 18,
February 1, 2014. Instructors: Ken and Michelle Workowski, snowshoe
enthusiasts and owners of The Nature of Things. 1–4 pm. Fee:
$5/Person/Hike; $4.50/KVR Friend/Hike; $2.50/kids 12-16/Hike.
Registration deadline: December 14. To register call 608-625-2960 or
email kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us. Kickapoo Valley Reserve, S3661 State Hwy 131, La Farge, WI 54639. 
January 11, 2014 – Winter Festival
The
KVR Winter Festival is a wonderful family event that highlights fun
winter activities.  Activities include skating, sledding, skiing,
archery, snow sculpture, ice cave hikes, face painting, horse-drawn
bobsled rides, snowshoe exhibit, Tristate Malamute Club Sled Dog Race
and weight pull, mutt race, and much more.  La Farge Lions Club hosts an
annual chili and bread contest for the public.  Kickapoo Quick Auction
of goods and services produced in the Kickapoo Valley with proceeds
benefitting the KVR Education Program.  To view the full schedule visit http://kvr.state.wi.us/winterfest. Kickapoo Valley Reserve, S3661 State Hwy 131, La Farge, WI 54639. 
January 19, 2014 – Cross-Country Ski Workshop
Learn
proper classic and skate cross-country ski techniques, including basic
stride-and-glide, fall recovery, proper pole positioning, turning
techniques, and speed control. Workshop also welcomes experienced skiers
who want to brush up on their skills. Open to all levels. Instructor:
Dan Goltz. 1-4 pm. Fee: $15/Person; $13.50/KVR Friend; $7.50/Kids 12 and
under (with adult) Registration deadline: January 11. To register call
608-625-2960 or email kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us. Kickapoo Valley Reserve, S3661 State Hwy 131, La Farge, WI 54639. 
January 25, 2014 – Dam Phunski
The
Dam Phunski is a scenic classic and freestyle cross country ski course
along the scenic Old Highway 131 Trail. Proceeds benefit the Kickapoo
Valley Reserve Education Program. Courses include a 1k loop for youth, a
5k point-to-point for juniors and phunskiers of all ages, and a 10k
point-to-point for adults. For more information or to register visit http://kvr.state.wi.us/phunski. Kickapoo Valley Reserve, S3661 State Hwy 131, La Farge, WI 54639.

February 8, 2014 – Ice Cave Hike
Visit
several rarely visited ice caves and frozen waterfalls. Participants
will learn some geology, biology, and history of the Kickapoo Reserve
along the way. The hike is rated moderate to difficult. Dress for the
weather and don’t forget your camera! Instructor: Chuck Hatfield,
amateur geologist and ice cave enthusiast. 12:30-4 pm. Fee: $5/Person;
$4.50/KVR Friend; $2.50/Kids 12-18. Registration deadline: February 1.
To register call 608-625-2960 or email kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us.

Kickapoo Valley Reserve, S3661 State Hwy 131, La Farge, WI 54639. 
February 15, 2014 – Winter Willow Basket Weaving Workshop
Come
join us for a day of weaving in willow. From locally harvested willow
shoots, we will form and weave one of a couple varieties of baskets that
have helped people to gather and store their precious food for
thousands of years. Learn how to identify and harvest willow, how to
create a balanced form, and keep the weaving tight. Bring a sack lunch
and your favorite knife or pruners (a few pairs will be provided).
Expect to spend a full day weaving and come away with a unique creation.
Please pack a sack lunch. Instructors: Nicholas Gale and Kindred Wazee
have been weaving willow baskets for over 10 years. Seeking versatility
in willow craft as a functional wilderness skill, they have made willow
baskets for many practical purposes. 9 am–4 pm. Fees: $50/person;
$45/KVR Friend. Materials Fee: $10 payable to instructor. All materials
provided. Registration deadline: January 31. To register call
608-625-2960 or email kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us.  Kickapoo Valley Reserve, S3661 State Hwy 131, La Farge, WI 54639.