Granite Peak, Wisconsin's largest ski area, has its season pass sale through Nov. 14. It's the last chance to get a discounted pass this season.
Adult passes are currently $394. Seniors (65+) and a child's (6-12) pass are $294. A family pass, which covers four family members - children 18 and under - living at home, is $994. Additional children may be added for $119 each. A tot (5 and under) pass is $10. You can add seasonal rentals onto your season pass; adults $189 and children $149. Rental add-ons must also be purchased by Nov. 15.
Season passholders receive 15-percent off food and beverage items in the Sundance Chalet, Historic Chalet, and lounge areas. They also receive 20-percent off purchases at Granite Peak Ski & Sports Gift Shop.
Granite Peak celebrates its 10th season of ownership by Charles Skinner, Jr. When he purchased the area it had less than 20 runs, a few old, outdated lifts, and an underutilized mountain. It's one of the oldest ski areas in the U.S., first opened in 1938. The previous owner was just going to close the area.
In the last decade he has added several new lifts, including the Badger State's only high-speed, six-seater, an expansion to nearly 80 trails, and a 700-foot vertical drop utilizing the full potential of Rib Mountain, one of the highest peaks in the Badger State.
The base facilities include the historic Tenth Mountain Chalet, which is augmented by the new 10,000-square-foot Sundance Chalet and a new outside patio area that features textured color-concrete, overhead heaters, an outdoor grill, and seating for 400. It's arguably now one of the Heartland's premier ski areas.