Alpine Valley is a popular day-trip area with skiers and riders from southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Between Milwaukee and Chicago it's easily accessed by thousands of snowsports enthusiasts.
With nearly a 400-foot vertical drop, 18 tree-lined runs, three terrain parks, and eight lifts, including two high-speed quads and three conveyor carpet lifts, the Valley can handle pretty large crowds, which it tends to get weekends. The high-speed quads conveniently located by the lodge and staging area quickly get skiers and riders up into the hill and 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 Skiing race back in the 1980s when Jean Claude Killy was on the circuit. Legend has it he once raced here.
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.
The Valley is offering a couple of attractive lodging packages this season. You get a night's lodging, unlimited skiing and riding the next day, dinner the night of arrival and breakfast the next morning for $125, per person, based on double occupancy. The two-day, two-night lodging package with all the same amenities, including two dinners and two breakfasts, is $275.
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