Wisconsin is home to dozens of amazing ski hills, and many of the state’s smaller hills offer big-time fun with shorter lines at the lift. Whether you’re a beginner looking for a quieter place to learn, or just wanting a little more space to spread out, these standout slopes offer fun for the whole family!
The benefits of having a ski hill as far north as Superior are clear: there’s often more snow and colder temperatures to keep the terrain and trails in tip-top shape. Mont du Lac is situated above the winding St. Louis River corridor and Jay Cook State Park, which means you’ll be treated to spectacular views from just about any angle.
This resort was truly designed with the family in mind. With eight scenic runs and a 10-acre bowl area, Mont du Lac is a great place to show the kids the ropes without overwhelming them with overly-difficult runs or larger crowds.
Located just 20 miles from Madison, Tyrol Basin is a centrally located gem with all the thrills of the biggest hills. The 17 tree-lined trails offer plenty of variety for snow bunnies and mogul monsters alike.
For those looking to catch some air, head straight to the ever-popular terrain park. Tyrol has a storied history with snowboarders and the “terrain park scene,” specifically. In fact, their massive half-pipe was the first in the Midwest at the time it was originally built, and their terrain parks have been providing adrenaline rushes ever since! If attempting daring stunts isn’t quite your style, keep your skis safely secured to the snow on one of the many more traditional runs.
Camp 10 in Rhinelander offers great terrain and exciting runs with a philosophy that puts families first. Being particularly mindful about cost, Camp 10 proudly boasts some of the most affordable family rates in the state. The difficulty of the runs range to accommodate all skill levels, with 40% beginner runs, 40% intermediate runs, and 20% of runs reserved for the advanced crowd.
Little Switzerland is the perfect place to learn to ski or brush up on the basics. Situated across 50 skiable acres, you’ll have plenty of space to get acclimated. The designated beginner area features a rope tow and recently added conveyor lift to get you back up the hill that much faster!
If your little ones aren’t sure where to start, Little Switzerland offers lessons and how-to programs to make sure everyone is ready to shred. Once you and the family are feeling confident with your snow legs, you’ll have a blast exploring the other 18 runs spanning all difficulty levels.