Granite Peak is a place you can ski 3 or 4 days without getting bored in 3 or 4 hours. You'll spend less time riding lifts and more time skiing the mountain. And if you run out of daylight, you can ski in the moonlight with our lighted slopes.
1 HIGH SPEED
6 PASSENGER LIFT
2 HIGH SPEED
4 PASSENGER LIFTS
Q.1 FROM ELWOOD IN ELMHURST, IL - Why have a high-speed chairlift if you have slow-speed lift lines?
At Granite Peak, we have 3 high-speed lifts and no lift lines. Ok, maybe sometimes there’s a high-speed lift line, but it’s really, really short.
Q.2 FROM LAURA IN LODI, WI - Why have high or slow-speed lifts at all if they don’t take you to all the runs?
Our high-speed lifts cover virtually 100% of the terrain at Granite Peak. Remember, many Western resorts don’t have high-speed lifts, and you need to traverse over to many of the runs you want to ski. But before you’re able to do that, you’ll probably need to wait in line for 15 minutes, maybe longer.
Q.3 FROM ROCKY IN ROCKFORD, IL - and speaking of long traverses, what are the advantages of fall-line skiing in the Midwest?
Out West there are many long traverses to get from one run to another, or from a chairlift to a run you’re going to take with your daughter, Rocky. In the Midwest, and at Granite Peak in particular, it’s fall-line skiing, straight down the mountain; go, go, go!
Q.4 FROM PAUL IN ST. PAUL, MN - I hear the grooming in the Midwest is superior, is that true?
Of course it’s true. At Granite Peak we’re better groomed than the patrons at the Turning Heads Salon and the four-legged customers at Canine Cuts 4 Pups. We zoom to groom.
Q.5 FROM CHERYL IN CHICAGO, IL - I pay for parking out West; how about a little parking relief?
Sounds reasonable to us. Parking is free at Granite Peak and it’s right at the base of the mountain. No long walks, no carrying your ski and kids on your shoulders for a few hundred yards.
Q.6 FROM JOHNNY O. IN EAU CLAIRE - Sometimes it takes me a day to acclimate to the altitude out West; I feel like I lose the best part of a day of skiing. What’s the best way to acclimate to Granite Peak?
The only thing you need to do to acclimate yourself at Granite Peak is to acclimate yourself to fun, no lift lines, no long and slow traverses, and good grooming. See you on the snow Johnny O.
|Vertical Rise||700 feet|
|Number of Runs||75|
|More Difficult Runs||35%|
|Most Difficult Runs||35%|
|Average Yearly Natural Snowfall||60"|
|Tree-Skiing Glades||Several acres|
Granite Peak has the terrain variety, long runs and reliable snow that you'd normally expect to find only out West: 75 runs, a 700-foot mountain, two high speed lifts, and skiing mid-November through early April. Fortunately, we're easy to reach with a short drive - without airport hassles or delays, airfare, or car rental costs.
Compare Granite Peak to your favorite Midwest ski area. You'll find that Granite Peak is taller, has more runs, more new chairlifts, and a new base village. Granite Peak also has the two longest/highest high-speed chairlift in the Midwest. And no one can match the City of Wausau, with its great restaurants, affordable, high-quality hotels, theatre, and multitude of entertainment choices.