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“Great Wisconsin Skiing!”
Review of Granite Peak

Granite Peak
Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in Wausau
Certificate of Excellence
Deerfield, Illinois
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Wisconsin Skiing!”
Reviewed 28 March 2013

We returned after 2 years and had a great time! The beginner moguls and the several levels of glades skiing were really awesome! My kids are pretty good skiers but had never done moguls or glades before and by the end of our 3 days were loving both! We particularly liked the new "Dasher" chair - the terrain there included rollers, moguls and glades and was lots of fun. The prices during "Avalanche Days" were also very reasonable. We'll definitely be back for Spring break in the future (at least until we can afford to go out West).

Visited March 2013
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Kansas City, Kansas
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Loved this place, and the staff.....best ever.”
Reviewed 19 March 2013

The family and I had agree time at Granite Peak. Onditions were great, and luckily there were few people on the hills(mid march, mid week). Kids had a blast boarding. Staff was super friendly and accommodating. Will definitely return to ski these wonderful trails.

Visited March 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“It's not Colorado but it's good for the midwest.”
Reviewed 18 March 2013

There just aren't may places to ski in the Midwest that provide a good experience. This hill is good. It is steepest as you get off the lifts and then it flattens out for a safe, quick ride to the bottom. I ski, not ride, so I cannot comment on the terrain parks, but they looked good and many were enjoying it. The rentals were Rossi and in very good shape.

Visited March 2013
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Chicago
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61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Ski, even for beginners!”
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Went to Granite Peak with some friends - one formerly accomplished, non-practicing skier, one who's ski'ed for 41 years, one who only did cross country before, and me, who never did any. This mountain is the tallest in WI. It has great instructors (Joe) and ample facilities for new, middling and advanced skiers. It is a bit far from Chicago but the only comparable mountain without a plane ticket. Lodges are accommodating and allow picnic lunches brought in, which is good for families. Ski runs lighted and open until 9:30 PM.

Visited March 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Almost thought we were in Colorado!”
Reviewed 10 March 2013

We had a great time at Granite Peak with our family of four and the grandparents. Something for everyone to ski on at their level. The kids took lessons and learned a lot and had a ton of fun. The instructors were really nice and good with the kids-We especially loved Brittany and Fred. My 5 yr old is parallel turning already and this was only our second time out ever! The cafeteria is so-so but not as pricey as some so still give it pretty high marks. The best food is the outdoor cafe--the chicken wild rice bowl and grilled asparagus were delicious! We skied Friday and Saturday and it was definitely less crowded on Friday. The crowds were still manageable on Saturday especially if you stayed off the beginner slopes. I saw a review complaining about the lockers and would guess that most people don't even use them because you park so close to the resort. It's just as close to go to your car--which is what we did to store our things. We will definitely go back--it was a great family trip!

Visited March 2013
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