Whitecap Mountains

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Whitecap Mountains
United States
Phone: 715 561-2227

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About the Ski Resort

Whitecap Mountain is located in the ancient and picturesque Ponokee Mountain Range.

Situated just off the shores of Lake Superior means the resort benefits from the "lake effect snow," averaging more than 200 inches annually.

With 35 trails covering three mountains, novice, intermediate and expert skiers will find a variety of options to ski. Intermediates will enjoy schussing down Grindelwald, and experts will find the bumps of Kilimanjaro a challenge.

Whitecap has a PSIA-certified Ski School offering private and group lessons. A new child care facility for ages 3 to 10 and lessons for ages 4 to 10 are available daily.

The Whitecap Lodge day chalet at the bottom of Whitecap Mountain includes: a cafeteria, continental bakery and deli, Bernie's Lounge & Bar (with an incredible view of the mountains), ski rental and repair pro shop, lodging center and ticket office.

The Mountain Haus, set at the top of Thunderhead Mountain, offers a convenient lodge and restaurant. There are plenty of lodging accommodations. Choose from lavishly appointed trailside deluxe chalets to spacious condos in the heart of the Ski Village, to budget conscious motel suites and rooms.

The Whitecap Mountains are located just 10 minutes west of Ironwood, Mich., and Hurley, Wis., off Highway 77 on County Road E.

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:  33 %

 More Difficult:  34 %

 Most Difficult:  33 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  1,350 ft
Summit elevation:  1,750 ft
Vertical drop:  400 ft
Skiable area:  500 acres
Annual snowfall:  200 in
Snowmaking:  90 %
Number of trails:  43
Number of lifts:  9
Types of lifts:  2 Surface Lifts,
 1 Magic Carpet,
 4 Double Chair,
 1 Triple Chair,
 1 Quad Chair

Ski Resort Services

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

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Whitecap Mountains map

Ski Resort directions

From Madison, travel N on I-94 to Hwy 51 going N. Take Hwy 77 going N and take County Rd exit to Whitecap Mountains