Azure blue skies of winter beckon a person outdoors: for playing in the snow, an aerobic workout walking up the tubing hill, screaming all the way to the bottom, skate, skiing to the tops of the hills to shush quickly down while training for the American Birkebeiner or learning to skijor with your own dog. Perhaps it’s giving the children an opportunity to try a gentle dog sled ride. Or play disc golf on snowshoes. There is plenty of space for all of these activities at Justin Trails Resort.
All ages welcome. No height or age requirement. Open to the public daily 10-5:00. Trail fee is $5/person. Children 5 and under are free. Ski rental is $10/day and snowshoe rental is $5/day. Tubes are included in the $5 /day pass. Both tubing hills are groomed. Winter trails are groomed for skate skiing and striding or Nordic skiing with a set track. Signs guide you along our trails. Daily snow conditions available at www.skinnyski.com.
It‚Äôs easy to bundle up, head right out the back door of your cabin or suite to play in the snow. The Lodge allows you to experience the warm comforts of indoor bathrooms, a snack shop with a gas fireplace with plenty of room to watch the tubers on the tubing hill.
Don Justin grooms 15 km (10 mi.) of 10 to 15 feet wide trails that were created with a bulldozer in 1985. He grooms with a Ski-doo Skandic snowmobile and a Tidd Tech snow tenderizer and track setter for classic and freestyle Nordic skiing. The trails vary in difficulty, length and loop around to bring you back to the Lodge. Some provide great vistas of the surrounding valleys and hills of southwest Wisconsin also known as the Driftless region.
Snowshoeing trails are footpaths through the woods that have been cleared of blackberries and bramble. We have thirty pairs of snowshoes for adults and children. Brands you may try before purchasing include Red Feather, MSR (Mountain Safety Research) high tech shoes, Little Bear are light weight plastic and traditional wood Wilcox and Williams. Take a night snowshoe hike with the white snow making lights unnecessary.
Snow tubing (carry a tube up the hill and slide down) is a thrill for folks of every age. Snowtubes have a hard plastic bottom. Snowtubing is available on two groomed hills, one 600 feet long and one 1200 feet. We provide a variety of tubes and sleds for your use. Delight yourself flying down the hill during the day or in the evening. The white snow makes lights unnecessary.
Skijoring involves a person wearing a harness hitched to a harnessed dog and being pulled across the snow. Bring your own dog or coax George, our Siberian husky. Use the 2K dog trail that is groomed for either skijoriing or skiing with your dog off leash. Dogs are not permitted on the other trails.
Guided Llama trekking
No snow? The llamas, Dusty and Rusty will provide a fun walk to The Pond. We halter and attach a lead rope for you to walk the llamas. One of us will enjoy the trek with you.