Snow-capped mountains and blistering, winter bluffs are abundant in the more remote corners of Wisconsin. Here are some of the best ski resorts to visit this winter.
Settled in the heart of the state—and particularly close to Wisconsin Dells—Cascade Mountain boasts a good selection of terrain on nearly 50 runs and four terrain parks. While the mountain’s vertical is only 450 feet, it still manages to offer runs as long as one mile. Beyond fantastic skiing options, the area features a number of resorts, lodges and off-site entertainment that makes it a perfect destination for families. For more information, visit www.cascademountain.com.
This full-service ski area in the Baraboo Hills boasts panoramic views of the Wisconsin River, along with 30 trail offerings and 500 feet of vertical. Unlike other ski resorts, Devils Head is loved for its accessibility to skiers and snowboarders of all experience levels. For more information, visit www.devilsheadresort.com.
Settled three hours outside of Milwaukee and an hour and a half from Green Bay, Granite Peak is popular for locals and tourists alike—though those looking for closer options can also stay in nearby Wausau and day trip to these slopes. Granite Peak offers a 700-ft. vertical drop and 400 acres of terrain, making it Wisconsin’s biggest and tallest ski resort. For more information, visit www.skigranitepeak.com.
Whitecap Mountains Resort
Tucked away in northern Wisconsin is Whitecap Mountains Resort—a pristine ski resort that’s just as challenging as it is completely beautiful. Many visitors compare it to “something out of a Hallmark movie” for its location in a woodsy-lakeside setting. The resort offers 43 runs spread across three different peaks. For more information, visit www.whitecapresort.com.
Alpine Valley is one of southeast Wisconsin’s most conveniently located ski areas— found less than an hour outside of Milwaukee, and only a short trip from Madison. Alpine Valley features only about 90 acres of skiable terrain, but its limited traffic and welcoming atmosphere makes it the perfect place for a quiter, ski retreat. For more information, visit www.alpinevalleyresort.com.