Tyrol Basin, located amidst a maze of steep hills and valleys in the southwest corner of the Badger State, turned 50 last season. This area of Wisconsin was never touched by the succession of glaciers that flattened much of the upper Midwest. The natural topography provides some steep pitches that offer lots of freestyle terrain and big air opportunities.
The Basin's season pass sale is underway, and there won't be a more economical time to purchase. An individual season pass is $294 through Sept. 30. That represents a 30-percent savings over the regular season price. The 3+1 Pass is $1,046 during the same time frame. The 3+1 Pass is for four individuals, at least one must be a new Tyrol Basin passholder. One person must pay for all people in one transaction. Individual season passes will go up $40 next month, and the 3+1 Pass will go up another $130. Now is the time to buy.
The ski hill may not be big - 300 foot vertical - but the runs are fun and interesting with lots of terrain features built into the slopes.
They also are offering a Price Buster Card; a flexible debit card that can be used at various locations at Tyrol. The more money you put on the card, the more savings you get. The PBC is valid for regular-priced lift tickets, ski or snowboard rentals, gift shop, and the cafeteria anytime during the season. You pay only $210 for a $300 card until Oct. 31. That's quite a savings.