Wisconsin

Granite Peak Ski Area Ski Resort

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Overview

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.

The city of Wausau offers all kinds of lodging options, restaurants, shopping, and cultural attractions.

Inside Scoop

Eatery, grill, tavern, coffee bar, ski and sports store, demos and tuning center, rental shop, and learning center. All the new buildings feature rough-cut lumber exteriors and rustic, knotty pine interiors in keeping with the original day lodge. It gives the small, functional village an old-time feel. The original chalet is a historic site.

Plan Your Trip

Granite Peak Ski Area Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

17"
11"
7"
4"
0"
6"
Nov
14"
Dec
10"
Jan
11"
Feb
5"
Mar
3"
Apr
0"
May

Terrain Overview

58
Runs in Total
0.9 mi
Longest Run
155 ac
Skiable Terrain
155 ac
Night Skiing
155 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 7

1
High Speed Sixes
2
High Speed Quads
2
Triple Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

1942'
Summit
700'
Vertical Drop
1242'
Base

Important Dates

December 03, 20212021/12/03
Projected Opening
April 17, 20222022/04/17
Projected Closing
135
Projected Days Open
136
Days Open Last Year
85
Years Open
75"
Average Snowfall
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