Devil’s Head, located in the beautiful Baraboo Bluffs region of central Wisconsin, is a big resort by Midwest standards – in fact, it’s the third largest in the Midwest. The resort’s strengths are long blue cruising runs that are impeccably groomed.
Step out of your lodge room at 8:30 a.m. or in the evening after 6 p.m., and you’re guaranteed to find miles of impeccably groomed, corduroy-like runs. What you won’t find here is much knee-knocking steep, but kids love the several terrain parks scattered around the resort. Skiers give it high marks in the areas of service, lodging, dining and après-ski activity; all the things that combine to make for a great family ski vacation.
With all the buildings connected by covered walkways, it’s easy to get around. Mom and dad can enjoy a leisurely dinner in the upscale Cornucopia Room while the kids go safely off to eat pizza and play games in another part of the resort.
Located just three hours from Chicago, Illinois, and a little over half an hour from Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin, it’s an easy drive from all these major metropolitan areas
Devil’s Head ski resort boasts a 500-foot vertical drop and 30 runs scattered across 300 acres and 9 lifts (lift capacity 16,500 skiers per hour). The longest trail is 3,500 feet, and the trail breakout is 30% beginner, 40% intermediate and 30% expert. Snowmaking happens on 100% of the terrain. Cross-country skiers can take advantage of the 3.5 miles of terrain located on the Glacier golf course. There are two ski/snowboard terrain parks. Night skiing is available.
Ski lessons, including kid's programs, are available on the mountain. Beginners should take advantage of the dedicated beginner area, which includes 2 wonder carpets (410 feet and 300 feet long). Golfing is popular during the summer. The area is also a destination for meetings, conferences, reunions and weddings. There are also events throughout the year, including a New Year’s Eve Fireworks display and a scavenger hunt.