Rib Mountain State Park has been providing downhill ski opportunities and winter recreation since the 1930’s.
“A pristine environment is the foundation of a successful ski area. It’s also vitally important that we’re good stewards of the land so we can enjoy its beauty for generations,” Skinner said.
With its 3,500 season pass holders, Granite Peak needs to do more to attract the destination skiers—middle income families—that generate the most sales and economic impact.
Vail Resorts Inc. of Colorado says it will spend $13 million to renovate Wilmot Mountain, a ski hill in Kenosha County that Vail acquired in January.
Granite Peak Ski Area invites you to a Neighborhood Meeting For the purpose of discussing a proposed expansion to Granite Peak Ski Area, Town of Rib Mountain, WI.
Granite Peak Ski Area to host a meeting on its expansion plans on December 7th, 2016.
Granite Peak Ski Area will be holding a public meeting to present its draft expansion plans for winter and summer activities at Rib Mountain State Park.
Charles Skinner, the owner and president of Granite Peak ski area at Rib Mountain, sits down to explain exactly what the expansion could look like.
The new expansion plan will consist of a new “pod” of runs, said Skinner, which will add on about a dozen beginning and intermediate runs for the more inexperienced skier or snowboarder.
Public Informational Meeting on December 7, 2016 at Granite Peak Sundance Ski Chalet.
“What we’re doing now is the biggest expansion yet because we’re spending $9 million to add two new lifts, eight trails, lots more snowmaking and other upgrades.”
As someone who grew up in Wausau and spent the vast majority of my winters at the ski hill, and now takes my own children there, I’ve seen firsthand the positive impact the area has on our youth.
Charles Skinner, owner and president of Granite Peak, and the management team announced their vision for improvements to the ski area over the next five years.
Despite the warm winter across the Midwest last season that negatively impacted the ski season a half-dozen ski resorts are completing major projects for the 2016/17 winter season.
Over the years, many Midwest ski resorts have closed due to increased competition in the industry – both at home and from Western resort powerhouses.
In December 2014, Charles Skinner requests approval from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to expand Granite Peak.
It is our pleasure to invite you to a Neighbor Open House on November 8, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Granite Peak Ski Area’s Sundance Chalet. This is an open house without a formal statement or address, so feel free to visit us at any time during this event.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has authorized Granite Peak, along with Snow Mountain Services, LLC, to utilize Scott’s Helicopter Services, Inc. of Le Sueur, Minn. to install snowmaking equipment within the leased area of Rib Mountain State Park.
In central Wisconsin, Granite Peak Ski Area, the ski hill near Wausau, is estimated to bring in more than $27 million to the Marathon County economy each winter.
The Department of Tourism debuted its 2017 fall TV spot, which includes riding the fall chairlift at Granite Peak in Wausau.
A short while ago I read a letter in the Wausau Daily Herald discussing “the very nature of a park,” particularly as it relates to skiing at Rib Mountain. Personally, I am in favor of the expansion of Granite Peak.
By the numbers, the proposed Granite Peak Ski Area expansion plan would be a boon to any of the 72 counties in Wisconsin.
Other resorts in the Midwest are pouring millions of dollars into expansions recognizing that they need to keep up with the competition.