Whitecap Mountain Ski Resort

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Overview

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.

Accommodations range from 100 lodge rooms at the area, to Swiss Inn style rooms, trailside chalets, and condominiums ranging in size from one to seven bedrooms.

Restaurants

Breakfast

  • 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

Lunch

  • 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

Dinner

  • 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

Après/Nightlife

  • 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

Terrain

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.

Inside Scoop

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

Plan Your Trip

Whitecap Lodging

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

35"
22"
15"
8"
0"
2"
Nov
13"
Dec
24"
Jan
29"
Feb
8"
Mar
0"
Apr

Terrain Overview

33%
Beginners Runs
28%
Intermediate Runs
28%
Advanced Runs
12%
Expert Runs
43
Runs in Total
1 mi
Longest Run
400 ac
Skiable Terrain
150 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 5

1
Triple Chairs
4
Double Chairs

Elevation

1750'
Summit
400'
Vertical Drop
1295'
Base

Important Dates

December 22, 20222022/12/22
Projected Opening
March 19, 20232023/03/19
Projected Closing
118
Projected Days Open
105
Days Open Last Year
60
Years Open
200"
Average Snowfall
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