The Midwest ski season is just around the corner. [R338R, Granite Peak Ski Area], Wisconsin's largest ski area, plans to open for the season Saturday, Nov. 19. 

They will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. opening day and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The Peak will close during the week and plans to reopen Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and through the weekend with night skiing on both Friday and Saturday nights. They close the following Monday and open daily for the rest of the season Nov. 29.


Over Thanksgiving, a family of four—two adults and two children, 12 and under—can stay and ski three days starting from $362 per family, or $314 per couple without kids. Many Wausau-area hotels and motels package deals with the ski area. Follow this link for more information. Thanksgiving dinner at the ski area is just $10.95 per adult, and kids (12 and under) eat free with parents. The best news is that you can go out and ski or ride to work off the calories after Turkey Day dinner. What could be better?


A Thanksjibbing Rail Jam takes place on Saturday. The throw down starts at 11:30 a.m. There will be live entertainment in the tavern. Events in the city of Wausau include the Festival of Trees, Breakfast with Santa and shopping in the historic downtown.  


Early season two-day lift tickets, valid through Dec. 11, are $72 for adults and $54 for children (6-12) and seniors (65+) by buying them online. Click hereThese tickets can only be ordered with a lodging package.