Are you thinking of taking a ski vacation this winter? Wisconsin might not be the first place you think of for great skiing, but we're here to argue that Granite Peak Ski Area in Wausau Wisconsin should definitely be on your shortlist. Granite Peak is not only Wisconsin's best skiing, but it's often thought of as the best skiing in the entire midwest. With a big vertical drop and more terrain coverage than any other ski hill in Wisconsin, it's no wonder it's become such a popular winter destination. After a tiring day on the slopes, there's nowhere better to curl up than one of our exquisite Bed and Breakfasts in Central Wisconsin. Seek the Unique, and book a room at a Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast for an extraordinary adventure this winter!
Go Skiing at Granite Peak Ski Area This Winter
Granite Peak Ski Area is an easy drive from cities such as Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Madison, and Milwaukee. It's the top-rated destination for skiing in Wisconsin, but boasts a higher vertical drop, longer runs, and more reliable snow production than most, if not all, ski resorts in the Midwest. In fact, Granite Peak Ski Area is more reminiscent of the skiing you'd experience out west in states like Colorado, but thankfully it's so much closer to home. 2019's ski season opened for the season on November 16, which means now is the time to plan your lodging for all those amazing ski trips to come.
Granite Peak Ski Area opened in 2000 with much less than it has today. Since those early days, over $36 million has been invested to bring Granite Peak to what it is today, which is a mountain with 68 unique runs, a 700-foot vertical drop, three highspeed chairlifts, and expanded snowmaking capabilities that let us ski from mid-November through early April.
What else could you possibly want? It's definitely time to get to Wausau, and to discover this incredible gem of a town.
More Great Things to do in Wausau Wisconsin
Though spending the day traversing the slopes at Granite Peak is a wonderful way to spend your time, there are so many more things to do in Wausau. If you want to stick with the outdoors, there are a number of cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling trails to explore. If you're looking for something new to do while you're in town, there are some truly delightful museums, a world-class theater, great restaurants, and a fun nightlife to enjoy in Downtown Wausau. Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Wausau during these winter months:
- Visit the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, which is home to Wisconsin's famous Birds in Art Exhibit. This annual exhibit is on display through December 1, 2019.
- Visit the Wausau Contemporary Art Museum, which houses a great collection of modern art, or check out local art at the Center for the Visual Arts.
- Enjoy a great meal at City Grill Bistro or Back When Café.
- Take in a live performance at the historic Grand Theater.
- Enjoy dining at a traditional Wisconsin Supper Club, such as the Pinewood Supper Club.
- Go Ice skating in Downtown Wausau's 400 block or Marathon Park.
- Unwind after a day on the slopes at a local brewery or other local hotspots, such as Intermission Bar or the Glass Hat.
A Wisconsin B&B Will Complete Your Trip
Make the most of these cold winter months, and enjoy getting out and exploring the beautiful state of Wisconsin! Make these getaways extraordinary by staying at one of our member Bed and Breakfasts. Our Innkeepers invest a lot of time and energy into curating the perfect experience for you. The experience starts with their impeccably prepared gourmet breakfasts and ends with clean, comfortable accommodations. In between, you'll find that every detail has been thoughtfully tended to, ensuring that you have an experience that is second to none.
Stay at a Wisconsin Inn this fall, where the perks are plentiful and the amenities are free. Safety and quality matter, and you'll find no lodging that compares. Use our search tool to find your next getaway today!