Mt. Ashwabay Ski and Recreation Area

Mt. Ashwabay features 317 ft. of vertical drop and 12 runs, as well as 40+k of some of the best groomed XC trails in the Northwoods, with ratings from beginner to expert (All trails are groomed and tracked as needed). With a tubing park, terrain park, community and high school race programs, lessons, and a variety of special events, Mt. Ashwabay really does offer something for everyone. The lifts run every day Dec 22-Jan 2 except for Dec 25. After that, the lifts run Wednesdays from 10am-9pm, Saturdays from 9:30a-4:30p, and Sundays from 10a-4:30p. Our XC trails are open anytime. You must either purchase a season pass, pay for a daily ticket in the chalet, or put the daily trail fee in the tube of the trail head if the chalet is closed. Our tubing hill is open 12-4 on Saturdays and Sundays. Food, lounge, instruction and equipment rental are available at the chalet. Mt. Ashwabay, The Best Community Ski Hill in the Midwest, and summer home of Big Top Chautauqua.

Hours of Operation

The lifts run Wednesdays from 10am-9pm, Saturdays from 9:30am-4:30pm, and Sundays from 10am-4:30pm. Our tubing hill is open 12-4 on Saturdays and Sundays. Our XC ski trails are open anytime. NASTAR racing Sundays at 1pm.


Located 3 miles south of Bayfield off Hwy 13.

Meals Served

  • Lunch

Halfpipe/Terrain Park

  • Yes

Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing Trail Type

  • Groomed
  • Tracked
  • Flat
  • Hilly
  • Wooded
  • Ski Skating

Number of Runs

  • 12

Restaurant Type

  • American

Trail Length (miles)

  • 24


  • Yes


  • Yes

Vertical Drop

  • 317


  • Yes

Lift Type

  • Chair
  • Tow Rope

Downhill Ski Services

  • Instruction
  • Rental
  • Snack Bar

Snack Bar

  • Yes

Snowboarding Services

  • Instruction
  • Rental


  • Yes

Lift/Tow Rope

  • Yes

Lift Fees

  • Adult full day $24.00

Longest Run

  • 1500


  • Yes