Alpine Valley, the popular day-trip area in southeastern Wisconsin, is offering a couple of affordable, all-inclusive lift and lodging packages this winter that make a nice getaway; especially for those from the Windy City.    

 

From $139 per person, based on double occupancy, you get a midweek night’s lodging, unlimited skiing and riding the next day, dinner the night of arrival and breakfast the next morning. The weekend package starting at $279 per person, based on double occupancy, includes two nights lodging, two dinners and two breakfasts for each person and unlimited skiing and riding. Check here for more information.

 

With nearly a 400-foot vertical drop, 18 tree-lined runs, three terrain parks and eight lifts, including three high-speed quads and three conveyor carpet lifts, Alpine Valley can handle pretty large crowds, which it tends to get on weekends. The high-speed quads, conveniently located by the lodge and staging area, quickly get skiers and riders up the hill where they fan off along the ridgeline to other runs and the other six chairlifts. 

 

Lodge Express and Big Thunder, two of the runs serviced by the quads, were once the site of a World Pro ski race back in the 1980s when Jean Claude Killy raced on the circuit.

 

You can relax and enjoy dinner at the Alpine Dining Room or a cocktail at the Valley View Lounge after a day on the slopes.  There's live entertainment in the lounge on weekends.