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Related Regions: Wisconsin, United States, North America, Chicago

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.

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Elevation

  • 1942ft
    Summit
  • 700ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 1242ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 0
  • 2
  • 0
  • 2
  • 7
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    30%

  • Intermediate Runs

    35%

  • Advanced Runs

    30%

  • Expert Runs

    5%

  • Runs

    75

  • Terrain Parks

    4

  • Night Skiing

    200 ac

  • Longest Run

    0.6 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    220 ac

  • Snow Making

    160 ac

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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.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/17/201805/05/2019
  • Days Open Last Year
    136
  • Projected Days Open
    135
  • Years Open
    81
  • Average Snowfall
    75"

Best Granite Peak Ski Area Hotels

Recreational Facilities
615 South 24th Avenue Wausau, 54401
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
New Double Queen
201 Jefferson St. Wausau, 54403
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Pool
1910 Stewart Ave Wausau, 54401
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Granite Peak Ski Area Reviews

flatlander13
23rd March 20185
Came up from Chicago for St. Patrick's Day expecting long lines and crowded slopes and found neither. A bluebird day, and the...Full review
H Barr
1st March 20185
Still a great Midwest Resort, in my opinion. 3 high speed lifts cover most of the mountain. A lot of different runs...Full review
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