Skiing & Snowboarding


Embark on an extraordinary skiing adventure at Granite Peak Ski Area, nestled within the breathtaking Rib Mountain State Park. Renowned as one of the Midwest's premier ski destinations, Granite Peak has swiftly claimed the title of Wisconsin's go-to spot for unparalleled skiing experiences. Boasting the state's tallest vertical drop, exceeding 700 feet, and the most available terrain, a vast 225+ acres within our boundary this side of Lake Michigan, this winter haven is equipped with cutting-edge snowmaking technology, ensuring a prolonged season of snowy delights. Plus you'll find three (3) progressive terrain parks, including a learning park. 

Even though Granite Peak is the oldest ski area in Wisconsin, with continuous updates, guests can enjoy offerings matched on out West slopes close to home. Revel in the diverse terrain, expansive runs, and infrastructure, offering an experience typically reserved for far-flung destinations. The best part? No need for airport hassles or long travel days – Granite Peak is just a short drive away, easily accessible via well-maintained interstate highways. 

For convenient equipment rentals, look no further than Granite Peak Ski Area or Shepherd & Schaller in downtown Wausau. Discover why Wausau is proudly hailed as The BEST Place to Play in the Snow! 

Plan your visit this winter to hit the slopes at Granite Peak Ski Area.


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