Expansion

Granite Peak Project Expansion Background

September 25, 2018

Rib Mountain State Park has been providing downhill ski opportunities and winter recreation since the 1930’s.

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Media Release

Granite Peak Gives the Gift of Free Skiing on Christmas Day

September 25, 2018

On December 25th, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., you can hit the slopes with friends and family for six hours of fun. “It’s our way of giving back to our community.”

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Media Release

Master Plan Goals Aim to Grow Granite Peak and Reduce Carbon Footprint

September 25, 2018

“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.

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Development

Granite Peak Expansion Plan Helps Boost Local Economy

September 25, 2018

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.

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Other Expansions

Vail Resorts to invest $13 million to renovate Wilmot Mountain

September 25, 2018

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.

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Meetings & Agendas

Neighborhood Meeting 8-17-2016

September 25, 2018

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.

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Meetings & Agendas

Granite Peak Public Meeting 12-7-2106-old

September 25, 2018

Granite Peak Ski Area to host a meeting on its expansion plans on December 7th, 2016.

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Media Release

Upcoming Public Meeting on Granite Peak Expansion 11-29-2106

September 25, 2018

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.

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Expansion

Granite Peak president talks expansion ahead of public meeting

September 25, 2018

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.

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Development

First look at Granite Peak’s expansion plans

September 25, 2018

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.

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Meetings & Agendas

Granite Peak Expansion Agenda 12-7-2016

September 25, 2018

Public Informational Meeting on December 7, 2016 at Granite Peak Sundance Ski Chalet.

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Other Expansions

Cascade Mountain is getting a $9 million face lift

September 25, 2018

“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.”

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Editorials

Granite Peak a winter haven for youth

September 25, 2018

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.

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Articles

Granite Peak announces plans for enhancing ski area

September 25, 2018

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.

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Other Expansions

Major Projects Taking Place at Several Midwest Ski Resorts

September 25, 2018

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.

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Expansion

More Midwest Ski Resorts For Sale

September 25, 2018

Over the years, many Midwest ski resorts have closed due to increased competition in the industry – both at home and from Western resort powerhouses.

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Timeline

Expansion Timeline

September 25, 2018

In December 2014, Charles Skinner requests approval from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to expand Granite Peak.

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Expansion

Neighbor Open House

September 25, 2018

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.

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Media Release

Helicopter to Place Granite Peak’s New Snowmaking Equipment

September 25, 2018

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.

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Travel & Tourism

Wisconsin tourism seeks to build on $19.3 billion boom

September 25, 2018

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.

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Travel & Tourism

Travel Wisconsin 2017 Campaign

September 25, 2018

The Department of Tourism debuted its 2017 fall TV spot, which includes riding the fall chairlift at Granite Peak in Wausau.

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Editorials

Skiing has long been centerpiece of Rib Mountain State Park

September 25, 2018

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.

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Expansion

Measure real impact of Granite Peak expansion

September 25, 2018

By the numbers, the proposed Granite Peak Ski Area expansion plan would be a boon to any of the 72 counties in Wisconsin.

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Other Expansions

Midwest Resorts Investing Millions into Expansions

September 25, 2018

Other resorts in the Midwest are pouring millions of dollars into expansions recognizing that they need to keep up with the competition.

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Editorials

More Runs Bring More Economic Growth to Area

September 25, 2018

Come December through March, I’ll be at Granite Peak. Ten minutes out my back door and life’s stresses disappear. In my opinion, more runs will bring more economic growth to our area.

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