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The Winona Ice Park
The Winona Ice Park and Sugarloaf Bluff are managed by the Recreation Alliance of Winona in partnership with the City of Winona. Each year volunteers put in1000s of hours to improve trails, manage erosion, remove invasive species, restore bluff top prairies, manage the fixed anchors on the Sugarloaf, and create the Winona Ice Park. The Winona Ice Park(WIP) is the second largest ice park in the United States behind Ouray, Co and host over 90 routes, up to 100ft tall located 600ft above Winona and the Mississippi River valley.
Visitors travel from as far as Texas, North Carolina, Kansas, and beyond to experience the man made ice flows at the WIP as well as the amazing offerings in Winona. This park feature drives winter tourism to the Winona region and creates an engaged user group who gives back to our community in both financial and volunteer means. We feel nothing sums up the Minnesota winter experience more than a day out climbing on frozen ice formations!
To access the WIP begin at the Sugarloaf trailhead and hike to the saddle, with way-finding signage, and follow the signs up to the ice park. expect a 12-20 minute hike to get to the park.
For more information about the WIP or for current conditions visit: https://www.facebook.com/Winonaicepark
You can also find information on the park at https://www.cityofwinona.com/facilities/facility/details/Winona-Ice-Park-57
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