Powers Bluff Winter Recreation Area opens for tubing and skiing

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ARPIN, Wis. (WSAW) – A Wood County classic opened to the public on Saturday as tubing and skiing returned to the Powers Bluff winter recreation area in Arpin.

The longtime winter favorite reopened its tubing hill and ski/snowboard hills on Saturday for the first time this season. Dan Vollert works as a maintenance program supervisor for Wood County Parks and Forestry. He says the cliff is a great place to get out and be active in the winter.

“It allows kids to get outside and exercise,” Vollert said. “You just finished Christmas and New Year’s dinners, you want to lose weight.”

The hills are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekend, weather permitting. Sessions are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Vollert says not having snowmobiles can make it difficult to open.

“We’re kind of at the mercy of the weather,” Vollert said. “We need around 10 inches to be operational and we’re right about that. It is truly an honor for our hard-working teams.

In addition to tubing and ski runs, Powers Bluff offers 2.5 miles of snowshoe, cross-country and fat tire trails to explore.

“It’s kind of one of Wood County’s hidden gems,” Vollert said.

The cost for one session is $12. A day pass for both sessions is $20. For more information, visit here.

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