Although we have had a stretch of warmer weather for the past few days, the ski hills in the Wisconsin Dells area are still fully open. There are a few options for visitors who want to ski, snowboard, or go sledding on a snow tube.
Christmas Mountain Village, S944 Christmas Mountain Road, Wisconsin Dells, has 12 runs, 2 chairlifts, and a couple of tow ropes. Skiers and snowboarders will find plenty to do in an afternoon or evening visit. Prices are reasonable, starting at $15 for adult weekday evening sessions. Christmas Mountain Village also offers snow tubing with a tow rope to get you back up to the top of the hill quickly. Tubing starts at $15 for 2 hours (tube rental included). As I wrote about in December, if you stay at Mt. Olympus this winter, they’ll throw in free lift tickets at Christmas Mountain.
About 20 miles southeast of the Dells in Merrimac is Devil’s Head. Devil’s Head offers 28 runs and 2 terrain parks serviced by 10 chair lifts and 5 tow ropes. Prices start at $30 for adult weeknight evening sessions, however on Thursdays it is only $14 for the evening session.
Also about 20 miles from the Dells is Cascade Mountain in Portage. Cascade is the largest ski hill in the area with 36 trails and 4 terrain parks with 8 chairlifts and 2 tow ropes. Prices start at $25 for night skiing. Cascade also offers tubing for $22 all day during the week, or $22 for 2 hours on the weekend.
The Wilderness also has a snow tubing hill named Glaciers Edge located at the Glacier Canyon Lodge. Unfortunately they have decided to close the hill early this year, so it is no longer open. They must not have been getting much use from visitors since they are equipped to make their own snow with snow making machines.