Whether you’ve been dreaming of cold temperatures and can’t wait to throw on extra layers or staying inside is more your jam this winter, there are many ways that you can stay active, support local and safely enjoy Kalamazoo this winter.
SKIING & CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
Located in Otsego, MI, Bittersweet contains 350 vertical feet, 20 runs, 7 chairs lifts, 3 wonder carpets, and 1 rope tows.
Located in Gobles, MI, Timber Ridge contains 13 runs, 4 chair lifts, and 6 rope tows.
Make a weekend out of cross country skiing through Fort Custer with their winter camping opportunities.
A location groomed by local ski enthusiasts, the Kalamazoo Nordic Skiers, Milham park is a great spot for first time cross country skiers and pros to get outside and enjoy the winter weather.
SIGN-UP FOR A VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSON WORKOUT CLASS
Western Michigan University Student Recreation Center
Register through ExperienceWMU and RSVP to reserve a spot for each fitness class. You can also take advantage of their pre-recorded classes available to you at any time.
You can join their live workout community 6 times a week for a workout you can do at home with our certified Coaches for only $15.00 a month. Athletic Mentors also has an entire remote wellness package available for purchase.
From their beginner yoga series, massage/reiki sessions, recovery yoga, and their special workshops and events, Bent9 offers a class for everyone. Visit their website today to see their upcoming class schedule and pricing information.
New to our community, Pure Barre will be having their soft open week starting Monday, December 27th. They’re offering free Foundations Classes Thursday – Sunday that week to celebrate and introduce you to barre. If you’re interested in giving barre a shot, send Pure Barre a message on their Facebook page to reserve your spot in an upcoming class today.
W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
5163 Fort Custer Drive
Augusta MI, 49012
10th Street to D Ave., Kalamazoo, MI
FAT BIKE TRAILS
6310 Texas Dr., Kalamazoo, MI
5163 Fort Custer Dr., Augusta, MI
Maple Hill Trail at Markin Glen County Park
5300 N. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI
Have you heard of the Southwest Michigan Mountain Biking Association? SWMMBA is a non-profit organization that focuses on promoting proper trail development and maintenance, stewardship, advocacy, racing, group rides, and general mountain biking. Interested in learning more about SWMMBA? Click here!
If you’re not a fan of the cold weather and have indoor cycling capabilities, join Zswift and ride with 4 of Kalamazoo PEDAL intrepid cyclists. Click here for more information.
7275 W. Main St., Kalamazoo, MI
Did you know that Kalamazoo has it’s very own disc golf league? Check out the K’Aces to learn more about how you can get involved.
For other ways to enjoy winter, visit our Winter In Kalamazoo page here!