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Rising high above the city, Rib Mountain, the highest point in the Badger State, plays host to one of the Midwest’s largest ski areas. Granite Peak, which resembles a small New England ski area, sprawls across 400 acres of the north-facing mountain sporting a big 700-foot vertical drop and 74 trails serviced by seven lifts including a new high-speed quad.
At night you would swear you were in Vermont with the lights of the ski trails shimmering high above the town; ribbons of light cascading down to the edge of the city, which sits at the base of the mountain. One of the best night skiing venues in the region, it’s a unique combination that you won’t find elsewhere around the Great Lakes.
Projected Opening Ski Season: 12/01/2012
Projected Closing Ski Season: 04/13/2013
Projected Days Open: 135
Days Open Last Year: 136
Years Open: 76
Average Snowfall: 75"
Pros: Fast lifts = More runs
Pros: Wider runs, OK beginners runs, steep blacks runs
Cons: Blacks runs are short, not enough variety of runs, no blue runs at all
Pros: Staff, slope grooming
Cons: NO active monitoring visable
Pros: Terrain, Friendly town, Number of runs, Glade skiing
Cons: Disorganized lift lines, Poor snow report
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Granite Peak claims the most uphill capacity of all ski areas in Illinois, the rest of Wisconsin and all of Michigan's Upper Peninsula combined. More