About Us

The Wisconsin Hoofers is the largest student organization at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  We have over 2,500 members comprised of students, faculty, staff, and community members. 

The Wisconsin Hoofers started in 1919 when the Hoofers came together to construct the first wooden ski jump on Muir Knoll. Over the last century the Wisconsin Hoofers have brought on many more clubs and have a wide variety of outdoor activities.  From sailing on lake Mendota to Skiing in Jackson hole, Hoofers offers the ability for you to learn many outdoor skills and partake in many different activites.  


Visit us.  Wisconsin Hoofers clubs are located in the Outdoor UW wing in Memorial Union.  We are located just west of the terrace.  Our main doors are accessed directly off of the lakeshore path, however we can be accessed from the inside of Memorial Union by heading down the stairs of the west wing and following the walkways to the north.