Waukesha County

Conditions and Status

Cross-Country Ski Trails • Sledding Hills • Snowshoe Trails • Winter Trails • Mountain Bike Trails • Dog Exercise Areas

Updated Tuesdays • Fridays by 5 pm starting November 21 
Last Updated on: December 12, 2017

Proper conditions for grooming ski trails vary depending on amount of snow, current temperatures, wind, etc. Waukesha County monitors these conditions regularly in order to make sure we start the grooming process as soon as possible after or during a snow event. Updates to this page arrive once packed and tracked trails have been established. Thank you!

Cross Country Ski Trails

  Conditions Base  Groomed on 
Menomonee Park • Closed  0" Not Packed/Tracked
 Minooka Park • Closed  0" Not Packed/Tracked
 Nashotah Park • Closed  0" Not available until December 18

Reminders: Fox River Park, Muskego Park, and Retzer Nature Center have packed trails only for use by hikers, snowshoers, and cross-country skiers. These trails will not be tracked. At Menomonee, Minooka, and Nashotah Parks, hikers must remain on designated trails.


Sledding Hills

    Conditions  Snow Cover
Menomonee Park •  Closed  0"
 Minooka Park • Closed  0"
Mukwonago Park • Open - Poor  1"
Nashotah Park • Open - Poor  1"

Snowshoe Trails 

Snowshoes are welcome on walking trails at all parks. Please follow the signs and stay on Winter Hiking Trails to minimize ski trail maintenance.

Snowshoe rentals at Retzer Nature Center:
$9.00 all day
$5.50 half day
- For more information, phone 262-896-8007.

Snowmobile Trails

As of 3-12-2017 Trails are closed for the season.

For trail conditions call the Waukesha County Snowmobile Association's Hotline at (414) 299-0330. For information about snowmobile clubs in the Waukesha area, see the Waukesha County Snowmobile Association's website at www.waukeshasnow.org.

For a trail map, see the Waukesha County Snowmobile Association's website.  If you would like a trail map mailed to you, call (262) 548-7801 or email ParksInfo@waukeshacounty.gov.


Winter Hiking/ Dog Walking Trails

All Waukesha County Parks have dog walking trails, as well as Recreational Trails. (Sorry, no dogs allowed at Retzer Nature Center.) These trails are designated during the winter months to keep the groomed trails in the best condition possible. Follow the signs and stay on the designated trails.
Please observe standards for etiquette and safety:
• Pick up after your dog(s)
• Keep dog(s) leashed (6' max).

Park Hours: Sunrise to 10pm (Year-Round)
Daily Entrance Fee: $4 per car | $22 per bus
Park System Office
515 W. Moreland Blvd. Rm AC 230 Waukesha, WI 53188
Business Hours: M-F, 8-4:30 pm (excluding Holidays)
Phone: (262) 548-7801 | Fax: (262) 896-8071
Follow WaukeshaCoParks on Twitter
 Waukesha County Parks | Golf Waukesha County | Retzer Nature Center | Expo Center