Visit Eau Claire is extremely excited to re-launch the Wintermission Eau Claire Initiative for the winter season. Wintermission Eau Claire is a groundbreaking program to reduce social isolation and support outdoor physical activity in winter. Eau Claire is one of three Wintermission cities and will help set new standards for winter-friendly cities in the United States by developing a unique winter city strategy. 

Wintermission is led by 8 80 Cities, a non-profit organization based in Toronto, Canada and is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Global Ideas Fund at CAF America. The Eau Claire Wintermission core team involves participation from the Cities of Eau Claire and Altoona, the Eau Claire City-County Health Department, UW-Eau Claire, Visit Eau Claire, and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. 

You can find the dedicated Wintermission Eau Claire landing page at this link: This page outlines things to do in Eau Claire during the winter months including local gear-share programs, places to go, and winter events. Gear share such as snowshoes, sleds, and hockey sticks will be offered at these locations:

  • Pinehurst Park 
  • Altoona Public Library 
  • L.E. Phillips Memorial Library 
  • Chippewa Valley Museum

Attached is the official Wintermission media kit with more details.