Ski Season Begins in Wausau

Ski Season Begins in Wausau, WisconsinLocated in North Central Wisconsin, Wausau should be high on your list for a getaway this winter. Though it’s a small city with an incredible range of activities to do throughout the year, Wausau can be overlooked when it comes to vacation planning.  We, however, consider Wausau to be Wisconsin’s best kept secret, and welcome you to come visit us and see it for yourself.  With the opening of another exciting ski season finally here, you really should get those getaway plans in order.  Book your room today at the exquisite Stewart Inn, largely considered to be the top boutique hotel and lodging choice in downtown Wausau.

Ski Season in Wausau

Wausau is by far Wisconsin’s best place to play in the snow.  Granite Peak, which opened for the 2016-17 ski season on Thanksgiving weekend, is a popular place for skiers and snowboarders alike. It is quickly becoming recognized as the premiere skiing destination in all of Wisconsin.  In fact, recent improvements have brought extensive terrain updates and long runs, both hallmarks of famous ski resorts out west, home to Wisconsin.  At Granite Peak, you’ll find the highest vertical drop in Wisconsin and along the Upper Peninsula, and a ski season that generally lasts from early winter well into spring.  Some of our favorite features of Granite Peak include:

  • A 6-passenger high-speed lift, 2 high speed quad chairs, 2 other chairs, and 2 conveyor lifts all designed to get you skiing faster.
  • 75 runs in total, split evenly between a variety of levels.
  • 4 different terrain parks
  • Lessons and Rentals are available

You don’t have to be a downhill skier or snowboarder to enjoy the snowy winter months in Wausau either.  There are plenty of other winter activities to enjoy as well.  Here are some of our favorite ideas to get you outside into the snow quicker:

  • Cross Country Skiing is great in Wausau.  Beginners will enjoy the Ringle Forest Trail.  Others may want to try the Sylvan Hill Trail, The Big Eau Pleine Park Trail, or the Nine Mile County Forest Recreation Area, which has 33 total kilometers of trails to explore.  Rentals are available in town.
  • Snowshoeing is a great way to enjoy the snow and explore the scenic beauty of Wausau. Popular snowshoeing destinations are Rib Mountain State Park, Ringle Forest trails, Sunny Vale Park, the Nine Mile County Forest Recreation Area, and the Big Eau Pleine Park trails.
  • Tubing and sledding offer families endless hours of fun in the snow.  Sylvan Hill Park offers the best and longest tubing hill in the state.  At 1,200 feet long and 6 runs, you can have endless hours of fun here.  There’s even a tow line to take you back to the top, a chalet with snack bar, restrooms, lockers, and a fireplace.
  • Ice Skating and curling are a wonderful way to enjoy some old fashioned fun.  In Wausau, there are several facilities, both indoors and out.
  • Snowmobiling in Wausau is fantastic.  With over 880 miles of trails to explore, there are miles of adventures waiting for you.  Licensing is required, so make sure you look into this in advance.

The Stewart Inn will be here waiting to help you warm up after a day in the snow.  Our impeccable location in downtown Wausau and our luxurious accommodations make us the best lodging choice for all of Wausau.  Take advantage of our incredible special on gift certificates now, and come stay with us when we open in January of 2017!  Book your stay today, and come enjoy this ski season with us!