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  • 1750ft
  • 400ft
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  • 1295ft


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  • Longest Run

    1 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    400 ac

  • Snow Making

    300 ac


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Whitecap Mountain is a four-season resort is located in the heart of the ancient Penokee Mountains. It is one of Wisconsin's largest ski resorts with a vertical drop of 400 feet and skiing and riding available on 400 acres.

Choose from among Whitecap's three mountains: Thunderhead, Eagle's Nest and the Whitecap Mountain. Thirty-six trails/runs offer a variety of options to match all ability levels. It's one of the few Midwestern ski areas where you will actually need a trail map to navigate the three mountains.

Where Is Whitecap Mountain Ski Area Located?

The ski resort is approximately four hours away from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. The closest airport is Gogebic-Iron County Airport in Ironwood, Wisconsin, which is 35 minutes away. The Oneida County Airport in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, is about 2 hours away, and the Duluth International Airport is about 2 hours 20 minutes away from the ski resort.

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing12/25/201903/25/2020
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There are 6 chairlifts, a Magic Carpet for beginners and 2 lifts on the "bunny bowl" that carry over 7,000 skiers an hour. The resort average 200 inches of snow a year, ensuring its 385 skiable acres are covered. With a summit of 1,750 feet, visitors will experience a 400-foot vertical drop into an Austrian-style ski village.

Whitecap Mountain Resort also offers snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ice skating. Be sure to call in advance to reserve rentals, if needed.


  • The Pines Cafe is a traditional American diner. Located on the Michigan/Wisconsin border, it is about 15 minutes from the ski resort and well worth the trip. 120 S Suffolk Street, Ironwood, MI 49938


  • Joany’s Sidekicks , or Joany’s as they like to say, is a small place for ‘big’ fun. Known for their homemade food, Joany’s Sidekick is a great place to take a midday break and refuel with a burger. 7833 WI-77, Iron Belt, WI 54536


  • Located down the street from the resort, Mike’s Restaurant is the perfect place to stop after a long day of skiing. Offering a variety of pasta dishes and sandwiches, you are guaranteed to leave with a full stomach. 106 East Cloverland Road, Ironwood, MI 49938


  • A little ways from the resort is The Saxon Pub and Rack Shack. Known for its happy hour and drink specials, you’ll enjoy the fun, friends and bartenders at this place. 14287 WI-122 Trunk, Saxon, WI 54559

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Whitecap Mountain Reviews

T weil
6th February 20205
Visited after big two day thaw followed by sub zero temps. Grooming was done everywhere evenly, but it froze hard corduroy. Not...Full review
Shawn rooney
4th March 20194
Had a fun time skiing at Whitecap this past weekend. There are some real fun runs to be had at this place....Full review
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