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The Best Ski Areas in Wisconsin



 

By: Dave Birkle

 

 

It’s officially winter in Wisconsin! While we may not have had much more than a dusting of snow at this point, there are plenty of awesome ski areas nearby with plenty of snow, challenging slopes, and tons of fun to be had! Here are just a few of my favorites.

 

1.     My personal favorite: Devil’s Head. This Merrimac-based ski resort is nestled in the Baraboo Bluffs and features 30 ski runs for all skill levels, plus a variety of room options from luxurious condos to rustic lodge rooms. And we can’t forget about the onsite restaurant and bars, plus an indoor pool and hot tubs for relaxing after a day on the slopes!

 




2.     Granite Peak in Wausau is the largest ski resort in the Midwest and its 200 acres are home to more than 60 runs, plus four exciting terrain parks for the snowboarders! End the day with dinner by the fire at Sundance Chalet and Grill.

 



3.     Tyrol Basin in Mount Horeb is just 20 minutes west of Madison and is the spot for you if you’re interested in night skiing! Check out their 12 tubing lanes or their impressive terrain park. The lodge is a repurposed 100-year-old dairy barn and is truly “Wisconsin” with its Friday night fish frys and 14 beers on tap.

 



4.     If you’re an expert skier and up for a challenge, head to Mt. La Crosse atop the Mississippi River Bluffs! Its “experts only” black diamond run features a 516-foot vertical drop. If you’re not as advanced, its 17 other trails and terrain park will be just right for you.

 

5.     Cascade Mountain in Portage is a great spot for the whole family. Kids under 12 ski for free, and families can take ski lessons together! Visit Tube Town for 800-foot-long chutes, or stick with the 48 different ski and snowboard runs, or the three terrain parks!

 

Wherever you choose to head for your next snowy adventure, you’re sure to have a great time. Share with us: what’s your favorite Wisconsin skiing destination?

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