June 24, 2024

Granite Peak Ski Area at Rib Mountain State Park

Granite Peak is one of the oldest ski areas in the country. It opened in 1937 when Wausau residents cleared six runs by hand, installed the country’s longest ski lift, and built the stone chalet from granite quarried nearby. More recently, a “$12 million facelift” in upgrades, including installation of high-speed quad chairlifts. With a vertical drop of 700 feet, it’s the third tallest ski area in the Midwest and the tallest in Wisconsin. Granite Peak features 74 runs and lots of night skiing; lights from the runs on Rib Mountain can be seen for miles on clear, cold winter nights (and there are plenty of them in Wausau.)

wausau-granitepeak-topliftGranite Peak’s Base Village features not only the original Historic Stone Chalet but shops, a bar and grill, rental places, and demo shops. Numerous hotels, B&Bs, rental condos, and more dot the area around Granite Peak and plenty more to see and do throughout Wausau.

They also offer Family Festival packages that include horse drawn wagon rides, free children’s activities, free Saturday night skiing and Saturday night bonfire and fireworks.

You can see Rib Mountain from far and wide; I-39, U.S. 51, and Highways 29 and 52 all bring you to Granite Peak so you can enjoy some of the best skiing in the Midwest.

3605 N. Mountain Road
Wausau, WI 54402
(715) 845-2846

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