Tag Winter

A shock to the system: Spring has finally sprung

“We always want what we can’t have — and for months, we’ve wanted sunshine and warm weather. Now that we have it, though, there’s a bit of pressure to enjoy every moment,” says Christine Whelan.

A March snowfall brings a battle for Bascom

The hill that's hosted an igloo and snowmen this winter was taken over Wednesday by snowball-hurling students.

Ice is nice at 2018 Hoofers Winter Carnival

Sun, snow and ice created the perfect setting for the annual winter celebration.

University Ridge offers a ski course for the public

“Madison embraces skiing,” says G. Michael Gaspard, general manager of University Ridge. “We are open to the public, we are a resource to help keep people active year-round, and we’ll take as many people as we can get.”

Battle for Bascom 2016

Hundreds of students engaged in the epic snowball fight held annually on Bascom Hill. The spirited battle pits members of the Lakeshore and Southeast residence halls against each other.

Bundled up

A student keeps warm in her Badger hat as she walks along Linden Drive at the University of Wisconsin–Madison during a class change on Jan.

Winter wonder

Living along the jet stream – those fast-flowing air currents in the upper atmosphere circling the earth – brings its share of erratic weather patterns and unpredictability.

Between soil and snow

Professors Jonathan Pauli and Benjamin Zuckerberg explain the subnivium — habitat between the ground and winter snow cover that is being affected by climate change.

Slideshow: Battle for Bascom snowball fight

On Sunday, Feb. 8, hundreds of students engaged in the “Battle for Bascom 2K15,” an epic snowball fight held on Bascom Hill. In what is becoming an annual tradition, the spirited battle pits members of the Lakeshore residence halls against those from the Southeast residence halls. The Lakeshore team claimed victory this year, yet fun seemed to be had by all.

Recent sightings: Shoveling off Bascom

Hardworking grounds crew members shovel snow and clear the steps to the Lincoln Terrace near Bascom Hall during an early winter morning on Monday, Feb. 2. In the background on Bascom Hill hang banners featuring the university’s W crest.

Recent sightings: Below zero

A lost mitten awaits its owner in a snow bank near UW–Madison’s Walnut Street Greenhouse during a subzero winter day on Wednesday, Jan.

Recent sightings: All quiet on the lakefront

While many Badgers have left campus for winter break, a lone woman rides her longboard alongside a partially frozen Lake Mendota.

Thriving, rather than surviving, is key to winning winter

After months of cold temperatures, cloudy days and snow, it’s no wonder that many of us think bears have the right idea during the winter.

Frosty Fun

Faced with a frigid winter that seems like it’ll never end, UW–Madison turned to the Hoofer Winter Carnival for a much-needed jolt of fun during the past week.