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20 Best Ski Resorts in Wisconsin

20 Best Ski Resorts in Wisconsin

A guide to the best ski resorts in Wisconsin for an amazing winter getaway in Wisconsin
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Winter in Wisconsin brings 40 to 50 inches of seasonal snowfall, resulting in a skiing season lasting from early November to mid-April. Resorts usually open earlier in the north, since this part of the state receives more snowfall than the south. 

Although the northern part of the state is more popular with experienced skiers, thanks to fewer crowds and more challenging trails overall, all of Wisconsin offers skiing opportunities for visitors of all ages and skill levels. 

Prices and special offers vary at each resort. If you’re on a budget, check whether the resort offers night skiing.

Usually, passes for the last 5 hours of the day are much cheaper than all-day passes. 

Before I introduce you to the 20 best ski resorts in Wisconsin, here’s one more pro tip: if you’re regularly skiing in Wisconsin, check out the Skiing Wisconsin Coupon Book.

Priced at $159 (plus tax), it includes full-day passes to each of the 17 participating ski areas, valid all season!

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Overview: Best Wisconsin Ski Areas

Best Places to Ski in Wisconsin for familiesLittle Switzerland
Sunburst
Cascade Mountain
Grand Geneva
Best Places to Ski in Wisconsin for Beginners and learnersWilmot Mountain
The Rock Snowpark
Mt La Crosse
Alpine Valley
Best ski resorts in Wisconsin for advanced skiersWhitecap Mountains
Trollhaugen
Christie Mountain
Wisconsin Ski Resorts with the best terrainGranite Peak
Devil’s Head
Whitecap Mountains
Wisconsin Ski Resorts with best night skiingTyrol Basin
Cascade Mountain

1. Granite Peak at Rib Mountain State Park – Wausau

ski resorts in wisconsin dells, View of Granite Peak Ski Resort, Rib Mountain
  • Top Rated for: Terrain
  • Elevation Info: 700 ft vertical drop (1242 ft – 1942 ft)
  • Ski Slopes: 12.4 mi
  • Accommodation Options: The Stewart Inn **** comes with the best reviews and you’ll love the Inn at the River for its scenic river views. For Airbnb fans, this large apartment is located in historic downtown Wausau and I love this cute Augusta apartment.

Granite Peak is the biggest ski resort in the state, and one of the largest in the Midwest. Thanks to its location on Rib Mountain, the highest point in Badger State, it offers the largest vertical drop in all of Wisconsin!

This Wausau ski hill offers 220 ac of skiable terrain, featuring an impressive 68 runs for all ability levels, from beginner trails to double black diamond expert runs.

Skiing and snowboarding pros will be delighted to hear that there are tree skiing opportunities at Granite Peak, as well as four terrain parks with 35 jibs and 15 jumps.   

Granite Peak is home to the only 6-pack high-speed chairlift in Wisconsin, adding to the experience of some of the best skiing in the Midwest. Expect to pay $59 – $69 for an adult day pass, depending on the season. 

Although there’s no accommodation at Granite Peak itself, there is a restaurant and a hotel adjacent to the resort.

The town of Wausau is only a ten-minute drive away, and offers plenty of accommodation and dining options, including the traditional Pinewood Supper Club and a local brewery. 

Other winter attractions in the area include ice skating at 400 Block in downtown Wausau.

The town is also home to three art galleries and the historic Grand Theater, so there’s plenty to see and do in between skiing sessions. 

Read more here about the best Midwest weekend trips.

2. Wilmot Mountain – Kenosha County

skiing in wisconsin, Middle of hill Wilmot Mountain

The closest resort to Chicago and only an hour’s drive away from Milwaukee, Wilmot Mountain is a wonderful destination for an active family holiday or a weekend getaway for two. 

With a gentle 230 ft vertical drop, the Wilmot Mountain skiing area is a great choice for beginners, particularly given that skiing lessons are available on-site.

With 120 acres and 25 trails of various difficulties, though, more experienced skiers won’t be disappointed either. 

There are four terrain parks at Wilmot Mountain, with rails, jumps, and jibs suited to different ability levels. Non-skiers will be delighted to find that there’s also a 33-lane tubing area adjacent to the ski slopes! 

Tickets for one of the nine lifts at Wilmot Mountain cost approximately $68 for an adult day pass during the main season. 

For accommodation, check out Antioch, IL (7 miles away) and Kenosha (23 mi). These towns also are home to some of the best luxury resorts in Wisconsin.

Kenosha, on the shore of Lake Michigan, offers some great year-round attractions and activities, including several museums, the dinosaur Discovery Museum, and one of Wisconsin’s best foodie destinations, the Mars Cheese Castle.

Families will enjoy the America’s Action Territory Family Fun Park, with go-karts, laser tag, and mini-golf. 

Don’t forget that Milwaukee in winter also has plenty of unique attractions to offer!

3. Devil’s Head – Merrimac

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A winter hike at Devil’s Lake near Wisconsin Dells

If you enjoy long runs and varied terrain, Devil’s Head might just be the choice for you for the best skiing in Wisconsin.

The ski resort situated on the Baraboo Bluffs has a relatively high drop by local standards (500 ft), with 30 trails spread over 270 ac of skiable terrain, which makes it the third-largest ski area in Wisconsin. 

Devil’s Head is one of the best ski resorts near Wisconsin Dells, and it offers longer runs and more height than most Wisconsin ski areas, with the longest run measuring a full mile.

There are also two large terrain parks, a beginner practice area, and a 3.5-mile cross-country trail. This is one of the coolest things to do in Wisconsin Dells.

The prices at Devil’s Head fall between $56 and $66 for an adult day pass, depending on the day of the week. Conveniently, the resort offers on-site accommodation, with condos, lodges, and rooms available to rent. 

For other activities in the area, consider hiking to the nearby Devil’s Lake State Park or visiting Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area. It’s one of the top lakes in Wisconsin.

The nearby Wisconsin Dells (22 mi away) is famous for its many waterparks and theme parks, so it’s definitely worth a visit while you’re in the area. You can also consider staying in a Wisconsin Dells Airbnb.

Related: 30 Fun Winter Cabins in Wisconsin

4. The Rock Snowpark – Franklin

Best family ski resorts in wisconsin, A girl in Beautiful snow field, The Rock Snowpark – Franklin

This small ski resort is the perfect place to learn and practice your skiing and snowboarding skills.

The nine relatively short runs available range from easy to advanced, as do the three terrain parks, so you can easily keep track of your progress. 

Affordable skiing lessons are available on-site, priced at only $74 for a one-to-one, 50-minute tutorial with the lift ticket included! Speaking of prices, an all-day adult pass at The Rock costs $49 all season. 

To round up a perfect day of skiing, stop by the snow tubing area. The colorful illumination at night-time is sure to impress every visitor.  

The resort is only 13 miles from Milwaukee, where you can go ice skating at the Wilson Ice Arena, visit the unique Harley-Davidson Museum, or take part in a local food tour. 

5. Little Switzerland – Slinger

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With 18 runs on 50 acres, 3 terrain parks, and trails ranging from beginner to advanced, Little Switzerland has something for everyone.

Skiers of all levels will enjoy their visit, as practice areas, several easy runs, and a magic carpet ski lift are there to cater to even complete skiing newbies. 

An all-day adult lift ticket costs $55 regardless of season and day of the week. Although there’s no on-site accommodation, the lodge does offer great food and a full bar.

It also features a game room, so the kids can stay entertained while you catch your breath!

The town of Hartford, 6 miles from Little Switzerland, is home to the Wisconsin Automotive Museum, well worth checking out!

Other winter activities in the area include hiking in Pike Lake and taking advantage of the several snowshoe trails in the Kettle Moraine State Forest. 

Where to stay:

If you are wondering where to stay near Little Switzerland, have a look at the cute Westphal Mansion Inn Bed & Breakfast and the Cobblestone Hotel & Suites Hartford.

6. Whitecap Mountains – Upson

larger ski resorts in Wisconsin Dells, best view of Whitecap Mountains ski resort
  • Top-Rated for: Terrain, advanced
  • Elevation Info: 400 ft vertical drop (1295 ft – 1750 ft)
  • Ski Slopes: 5.6 mi
  • Accommodation Options: This holiday chalet is located right next to the Whitecap Mountain and has a stunning interior. On Airbnb, I am obsessed with this secluded mountain cabin with lake views and this gorgeous condo located on Whitecap Mountain comes with top reviews.

Although the 400 ft vertical drop may not be among the highest ski hills in Wisconsin, the Whitecap Mountains ski resort is one of the top-rated choices for rough, challenging terrain.

Interestingly, the resort usually gets 200 inches of snow per year, which is four to five times more than the state average!

The 43 runs feature a relatively high proportion of advanced and expert trails, and double black diamonds aren’t a common sight in Wisconsin.

Whitecap Mountains has several to offer, as well as beginner, intermediate, and advanced options. 

An adult day pass costs $65 regardless of the season or day of the week. Conveniently, the Whitecap Mountains offers on-site dining and accommodation, including rooms and house rental. 

The resort is located near Weber Lake, which offers 11 miles of cross-country skiing on the Uller Trails.

There are also snowshoeing trails in the surrounding area, as well as snowmobile rental and ice skating, so there’s no shortage of winter fun! You can visit here and enjoy the best getaways in Wisconsin.

7. Mt La Crosse – La Crosse

ski resort in wisconsin, Best View of Mt La Crosse - La Crosse

Mt La Crosse offers 19 relatively short runs, with the longest measuring 0.4 mi. Most visitors find that this makes the resort a great choice for practice and learning, especially given that Mt La Crosse is rarely crowded.

The runs range from beginner to expert, so skiers and snowboarders of any level can have a great time practicing their skills here. 

The double black diamond trail at Mt La Crosse, perhaps suitably named Damnation, is regarded as one of the steepest runs in the Midwest, as it takes advantage of the vertical drop measuring over 500 ft. 

An adult day ticket costs $58. There’s no accommodation adjacent to the ski area. However, the St Bernard Room on La Crosse premises is famous for its delicious food and a wide selection of drinks.

Though the resort is not usually very busy, it does get fairly crowded during racing events. 

For wonderful hotels, local restaurants, and a bustling nightlife, check out the nearby town of La Crosse, 6.5 miles north of the resort.

The area surrounding Grandad Bluff, adjacent to the town, offers some great hiking and snowshoeing opportunities. 

8. Tyrol Basin – Mount Horeb

Ski Resorts in Wisconsin, View of Tyrol Basin – Mount Horeb
  • Top-Rated for: Terrain, night skiing
  • Elevation Info: 300 ft vertical drop (860 ft – 1160 ft)
  • Ski Slopes: 2.6 mi
  • Accommodation Options: The Grandstay Hotel and Suites *** comes with BBQ facilities, a spa, and a wellness center. For Airbnb fans, this retreat home comes with a cozy fire pit and large yard, I also love the dreamy scenery of this hillside farm house.

For skiing near Madison, WI, check out Tyrol Basin. Known for its excellent terrain parks and varied topography on the trails, the resort offers 18 trails ranging from beginner to expert.

With four lifts servicing 32 acres, there’s little queuing to do and lots of fun to have instead! 

Pros will be glad to hear that in addition to the terrain parks, advanced and expert runs at Tyrol Basin are described as genuinely challenging, despite being fairly short.

Skiers preferring to hit the slopes at night-time will enjoy Tyrol Basin’s “Late Nite, Great Nite” Friday special, with a night skiing session from 6.30pm to 11pm, two hours past the usual closing time. 

On top of all these advantages, Tyrol Basin is highly affordable; an adult weekday pass costs only $17! There’s no on-site accommodation, but before you book a hotel, check the resort’s website.

Tyrol Basin is partnered with two hotels (up to 10 miles away), so you can get a convenient discount on your stay. 

While you’re in the area, check out the fascinating Cave of the Mounds, a National Natural Landmark limestone cave, located less than 5 miles from the ski resort. 

9. Sunburst – Kewaskum

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  • Top-Rated for: Families
  • Elevation Info: 214 ft vertical drop (866 ft – 1100 ft)
  • Ski Slopes: 1.9 mi
  • Accommodation Options: The Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast **** is a great hideaway. But a cabin getaway is the best way to enjoy the natural beauty here. You’ll love the McJugger’s Loft close to trails and the lake. The Lillibridge lake home is just steps from the water on quaint Tittle Lake, nestled in the Kettle Moraine State Forest.

Spread over 37 acres, the Sunburst Winter Sports Park offers 13 runs of various levels and 4 terrain parks.

It’s a highly popular destination for both local and visiting families, with a gentle vertical drop and a large proportion of easy to moderate runs. Visiting this place is one of the coolest things to do in winter in Wisconsin.

Perhaps the most interesting feature of Sunburst, however, is its tubing park, the largest in the world!

An adult day pass for the ski lifts costs between $20 and $44, depending on the day of the week. Tubing, meanwhile, costs $20 for two hours. 

For accommodation and a vibrant nightlife, look to the city of West Bend, 7 miles south of the Sunburst ski resort. Shalom Wildlife Zoo is one of the best family attractions in the area, just over 5 miles from the town. 

10. Cascade Mountain – Portage

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With 47 runs of up to 1.1 mm in length, Cascade Mountain is the third-largest ski resort in Wisconsin and a top choice for skiing in Wisconsin Dells.

Everyone will find something of interest here, especially given that the resort features a large snow tubing park. The trails are spread over 175 ac, and the entire area is accessible for night skiing as well. 

An adult’s unlimited tubing costs $32 to $35, the same as a full day ski lift ticket. Kids aged 12 and under can use the ski lifts for free when accompanied by a paying adult. 

There’s no on-site accommodation, but Cascade Mountain does have lodging partners in Wisconsin Dells, so check out the website before booking your stay. There are great options in Portage too – see the info box above.

The city is home to dozens of waterparks and theme parks to make your stay even more exciting. Hence it’s a great option when looking for Wisconsin vacation ideas in winter.

The nearby Mirror Lake State Park offers plenty of hiking and snowshoeing opportunities, and if you visit around the Christmas period in Wisconsin, the kids will love Snowland, a winter wonderland with Santa visits, and lots of fun holiday-themed activities. 

11. Mt Ashwabay – Bayfield

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Although Mt Ashwabay is quite a small resort, covering 65 ac, it offers a total of 11 short trails, perfect for practice and suitable for all levels of ability. The terrain park includes small features, also great for beginners and learners. 

At only $26 for an adult’s full-day ski lift pass, Mt Ashwabay is one of the most affordable ski resorts in northern Wisconsin.

As well as alpine skiing and snowboarding, the winter recreation area at Mt Ashwabay offers snow tubing, snowshoeing, hiking, nordic skiing, dog trails, and fat-tire biking trails. 

As if that wasn’t enough to keep even the most active visitor busy for the whole stay, the Bayfield area provides plenty of other winter activities.

Visit the famous Ice Caves in the Apostle Islands, go dog sledding or cross-country skiing, and if the conditions are right, don’t miss out on driving or walking the iconic Lake Superior Ice Road to Madeline Island!

12. Alpine Valley – Elkhorn

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Taking advantage of the unique topography of Kettle Moraine, Alpine Valley offers some of the most diverse skiing terrains in Wisconsin.

Although it only covers 90 acres, it features 21 short runs, from beginner to advanced, as well as a terrain park. 

Interestingly, the resort has recently undergone an expansion, and it is now home to a large terrain-based learning area, with features purpose-built for training and four carpet lifts. 

An adult’s day ticket is $66 during the main season. Conveniently, Alpine Valley is one of the few ski resorts in Wisconsin to offer ski-in, ski-out lodging, and a full bistro, so if you’re looking to focus solely on winter sports during your holiday, this is the place to be! 

The area is also home to some of the best waterfalls in Wisconsin.

13. Christmas Mountain – Wisconsin Dells

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Perfect for beginner and intermediate skiers, Christmas Mountain is one of the larger ski resorts in Wisconsin Dells, featuring 15 trails and a 900-ft snow tubing chute.

The entirety of the resort’s 40 ac skiing area is available to use at night, complete with scenic illumination and music for entertainment. 

As one of the most popular ski resorts with cabins in Wisconsin, Christmas Mountain offers accommodation directly on the premises, with restaurants and bars on-site.

Price-wise, two hours of tubing come in at $15-$25, and a full-day ski lift pass for an adult $39-$49, depending on the day of the week. 

In February, there is an annual Winter Carnival at Christmas Mountain, featuring fireworks, live entertainment, and tons of fun contests.

For more winter fun, visit the nearby city of Wisconsin Dells where you can go ice skating and visit one of the many waterparks.

Related: Where to go skiing in Wisconsin Dells

14. Trollhaugen – Dresser

highest ski resort in Wisconsin, Beautiful view of Trollhaugen - Dresser
  • Top-Rated for: Terrain, advanced
  • Elevation Info: 260 ft vertical drop (920 ft – 1200 ft)
  • Ski Slopes: 3 mi
  • Accommodation Options: The Holiday Inn Express & Suites *** comes with a great pool and excellent reviews. This quaint farm retreat on Airbnb is perfect for a unique stay and this lake cabin comes with its own pontoon.

Despite the relatively small vertical drop, Trollhaugen is one of the top destinations for terrain skiing and snowboarding. In fact, the Trollhaugen terrain park is the 3rd best in the entire Midwest, as rated by TransWorld Snowboarding Magazine!

With 10 lifts servicing 23 runs on 86 acres, there’s a high concentration of trails with little to no queues. The trails range from beginner-level to advanced, and a day lift pass for an adult costs $57.

Snow tubing is also available, at $23 for two hours. Though there’s no accommodation on-site, there’s no shortage of both basic and luxury cabins in Wisconsin.

For more unforgettable winter fun, visit the nearby town of Osceola (5.5 mi from Trollhaugen) and hike the scenic Wilke Glen to Cascade Falls. 

15. Christie Mountain – Bruce

Skiing in Wisconsin Dells, mount horeb in winter
  • Top-Rated for: Advanced
  • Elevation Info: 350 ft vertical drop (1300 ft – 1650 ft)
  • Ski Slopes: 3.5 mi
  • Accommodation Options: The best way to enjoy this gorgeous area is by renting a scenic cabin. On Airbnb, the Flaming Torch Lodge has the coziest vibes, and the North Country Cottage is a great hideaway within the woods.

Despite covering only 35 acres, Christie Mountain boasts an impressive 30 runs making the most of the 350 ft drop.

Six trails are double black diamond runs, aimed at expert skiers, hence Christie Mountain is a great destination for pros. However, there are plenty of options for families too!

That being said, beginner and intermediate trails are also available, as is a terrain park and a snow tubing area. Lift ticket rates for adults range from $25 to $40, while snow tubing costs $13 per hour. 

No wonder that it is one of the best skiing resorts in the Midwest.

Christie Mountain offers on-site accommodation, and its remote location promises a relaxing and restful stay. On Airbnb, the Flaming Torch Lodge has the coziest vibes, and the North Country Cottage is a great hideaway within the woods.- Check accommodations here

For the nearest city-comforts and activities, such as museums and fine dining, head to the town of Eau Claire, just over 60 miles south of Christie Mountain. 

16. Grand Geneva – Lake Geneva

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Located only an hour’s drive away from Milwaukee, the Grand Geneva Resort ans Spa **** is furnished with 20 runs over 30 acres, serviced by five lifts. The runs, including a double black diamond option, are fairly short, with the longest measuring 0.2 miles.

This makes them perfect for kids, as well as for practice and determining your skill level without overstretching yourself. 

Ideal for families, the resort also offers ice skating and sledding, as well as a 6-acre terrain park and 6 miles of trails for cross-country skiing.

There are several restaurants on-site, as well as plenty of accommodation options, a spa, and a fitness center. 

Lake Geneva is a famous Wisconsin resort city, so there’s plenty to do in the wider area for the whole family and some of the best lake resorts in Wisconsin. Have a look at my detailed guide on where to stay in Lake Geneva for a full guide.

Ski lift passes at Grand Geneva cost $40 to $55 depending on the day of the week ($60 during holidays), while 90 minutes of skating or sledding is priced at $5. 

17. Nordic Mountain – Wild Rose

Best Skiing Resorts in Wisconsin, view of Mt LaCrosse Ski Resort
  • Top Rated for: Families, beginners
  • Elevation Info: 265 ft vertical drop (872 ft – 1137 ft)
  • Ski Slopes: 4 mi
  • Accommodation Options: The best way to enjoy this gorgeous area is by booking a scenic cabin on Airbnb. This cozy lake cabin has a gorgeous interior design and this fabulous lake house is close to skiing and other outdoor activities.

The Nordic Mountain resort near the village of Wild Rose, southeastern Wisconsin, features 18 runs over 60 ac, ranging from beginner to expert.

It’s also home to three terrain parks and a snow tubing area, so visitors of every ability level will find their stay engaging!

A day pass costs $42 for an adult. Helpfully, the resort caters specifically to first-timers. It’s possible to purchase a 6-hour pass for the beginner area, for only $15. Lessons are also available on-site, as is affordable equipment rental.

To minimize the amount of time spent commuting on your skiing trip, consider renting a cabin adjacent to the resort. The area offers some of the most romantic cabins in Wisconsin and some of the best resorts in Northern Wisconsin.

For more activities, head to the nearby White River Marsh State Wildlife Area for off-trail cross-country skiing, hiking, and snowmobiling.

18. Keyes Peak Ski Hill – Florence

best ski resorts in wisconsin, Keyes Peak Ski Hill - Florence
  • Top-Rated for: Beginners
  • Elevation Info: 230 ft vertical drop
  • Ski Slopes: 0.3 mi
  • Accommodation Options: The area has some gorgeous Airbnbs that are ideal to enjoy the beauty here. This entire house lets you travel back in time and the cozy Loon Lake Cottage comes with gorgeous views.

Located at the highest point of Florence County, Keyes Peak offers several great beginner downhill ski runs, as well as scenic views of the surrounding landscape. 

Three surface lifts service the small winter recreation area, costing only $12 for an adult’s day pass.

At $10 for a full set of skiing gear, equipment rental is also incredibly affordable, which, combined with the gentle runs, makes Keyes Peak the ideal destination for complete beginners. 

Alongside skiing, the winter sports area also offers cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails, as well as snow tubing.

Further cross-country skiing opportunities are available in the vicinity, with the longest (and most challenging) being the 9-mile Lauterman trail in the Nicolet National Forest. 

19. Camp 10 Ski and Snowboard – Rhinelander

ski resorts in wisconsin, Camp 10 Ski and Snowboard - Rhinelander
  • Top-Rated for: Families
  • Elevation Info: 240 ft vertical drop
  • Ski Slopes: 0.9 mi
  • Accommodation Options: The best way to enjoy the beauty of this area is by renting a cabin or a cottage. This cabin is tranquility in a nutshell and comes with its private dock. I am also obsessed with this cute tranquil Northwoods cabin.

Camp 10 is a great destination for families and groups, not least because the resort offers significant discounts for organized trips. Serviced by 4 lifts, the 15 runs are mostly beginner and intermediate-level, suitable for all ages.

Night skiing and snowboarding are also available, with recently upgraded lighting! 

An adult day pass costs $38. If you’re a regular visitor to Wisconsin’s recreational areas and attractions, check out the season pass offered by Camp 10 .

It will give you discounts on a whole range of activities and items, including water parks, lodging, other ski resorts in Wisconsin, and shops. It’s thus one of the best things to do in Northern Wisconsin.

The nearby town of Rhinelander is sure to provide you with excellent accommodation and dining options, while the Northern Highland–American Legion State Forest has hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling opportunities. 

20. Ausblick – Sussex

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  • Top Rated for: Families
  • Elevation Info: 180 ft vertical drop
  • Ski Slopes: 0.9 mi
  • Accommodation Options: The area is home to some gorgeous cabins and cottages. On Airbnb, this home is the 1846 homestead of the William Butler family and has excellent reviews. This tiny house comes with lake views in a gorgeous natural setting.

Ausblick is one of the few private ski resorts in Wisconsin. Membership is required to access the slopes, with an online application process and an annual fee to pay, either as an individual or as a family. 

Members have access to three lifts and almost a mile of ski trails, most of which are rated beginner to intermediate. There is also a Snowsports school on-site, as well as a lodge with a shared kitchen and grill. 

Ausblick is a great choice for ski- and snowboard-loving families who live in the area or visit skiing hills in Wisconsin often, since paying for the membership is only really worth it if you’re here to take advantage of all the resort has to offer. 


Short FAQ about Skiing Resorts in Wisconsin

When do ski resorts in Wisconsin open?

Skiing season lasts from early November to mid-April. Resorts usually open earlier in the north, since this part of the state receives more snowfall than the south.

What are the best ski resorts in Wisconsin with tubing?

The Rock Snowpark, Sunburst, and Cascade Mountain are the best ski resorts in Wisconsin with tubing.

What are the best ski resorts in Wisconsin in Devil’s Head?

Devil’s Head is one of the best ski resorts near Wisconsin Dells.


Map: Where to go Skiing in Wisconsin

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