Granite Peak

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Granite Peak
United States
Phone: 715 845-2846

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About the Ski Resort

Granite Peak (formerly Rib Mountain) lies in the center of the state in Wausau, Wis., and is the highest skiable mountain in state. It also boasts the second highest vertical in the whole Midwest at 700 feet.

The area has made significant improvements in the past few years. These include a HighSpeed six person chair, new trails, a new 11,000 sq.ft. base lodge with a ski shop, demo shop and cafe.

The area has 100 percent snowmaking and grooming, and offers skiers and snowboarders a spectacular view of the city lights while night skiing Monday through Sunday.

Granite Peak Ski School has highly trained instructors for skiers of all ages and abilities.

A historic, split stone chalet offers food and spirits around one of three blazing fireplaces, and a variety of motels and bed and breakfast inns can be found in and around the area.

To get to Granite Peak, take Exit 190 off of U.S. Highway 51/39 and drive west one mile on County Highway NN.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  35 %

 More Difficult:  30 %

 Most Difficult:  30 %

 Experts only:  5 %

Not rated

Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  1,224 ft
Summit elevation:  1,924 ft
Vertical drop:  700 ft
Skiable area:  400 acres
Annual snowfall:  75 in
Snowmaking:  100 %
Number of trails:  72
Number of lifts:  7
Types of lifts:  1 Surface Lifts,
 2 Double Chairs,
 2 Triple Chairs,
 1 Hi Speed Quad,
 1 HiSpeed Six

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  No
Adaptive skier:  No
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Ski Resort directions

Granite Peak is located at the crossroads of two four-lane freeways in the center of Wisconsin. With the recent upgrade of Hwy 29 to a four-lane freeway, Granite Peak is an easy 90 minute drive from Green Bay/Appleton and is less than 3 hours from the Twin Cities.
Granite Peak at Rib Mountain is located in the center of Wisconsin, 275 miles north of Chicago via I-90 to Highway 51. The ski area is three miles from Wausau. Take U.S. Highway 51 / Interstate 39 to exit 190 and drive west one mile on County Highway NN.