Alpine Valley is a ski area located in the state of Wisconsin in USA. The resort is in the town of Elkhorn, WI.
We recently ranked all of Wisconsin's ski resorts, so you can see where Alpine Valley stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Alpine Valley is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Alpine Valley. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Alpine Valley's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Alpine Valley around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Alpine Valley Terrain Overview
Alpine Valley has a total of 21 ski trails, which are serviced by 13 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Alpine Valley is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 90 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 36 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.4 square kilometers.
Alpine Valley's slopes see on average 17 inches (0.4 meters) of snowfall a year.
Alpine Valley Elevation
Alpine Valley has a summit elevation of 1,040 feet, or 317 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 820 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 220 feet (67 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Alpine Valley has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Alpine Valley Difficulty Level
32out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Alpine Valley has 90 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Alpine Valley is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 33% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 67%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Alpine Valley good for beginners?
Alpine Valley can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 67% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Alpine Valley Location
Alpine Valley is located in the state of Wisconsin, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Elkhorn, WI.
Elkhorn, WI 53121 USA
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Getting to Alpine Valley
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Alpine Valley), its coordinates of 42.73600, -88.42900 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Elkhorn, WI to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Alpine Valley.
|Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport||MKE||Milwaukee, WI||31 mi|
|O'Hare International Airport||ORD||Chicago, IL||59 mi|
|Midway International Airport||MDW||Chicago, IL||74 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Alpine Valley.
|Chicago Rockford International Airport||RFD||Chicago/Rockford, IL||51 mi|
|Dane County Regional Truax Field||MSN||Madison, WI||54 mi|
|Muskegon County Airport||MKG||Muskegon, MI||115 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Alpine Valley, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Alpine Valley.
|Grand Geneva||Lake Geneva, WI||1,086 ft||33%||10 mi|
|Hidden Valley||Maribel, WI||1,460 ft||32%||24 mi|
|The Rock Snowpark||Janesville, WI||290 ft||36%||31 mi|
|Sunburst||Madison, WI||1,100 ft||42%||54 mi|
|Four Lakes||Lisle, IL||500 ft||20%||68 mi|
|Granite Peak||Wausau, WI||1,924 ft||39%||75 mi|
|Highlands of Olympia||Ripon, WI||1,001 ft||23%||75 mi|
|Little Switzerland||Slinger, WI||1,269 ft||30%||75 mi|
|Tyrol Basin||Ripon, WI||1,160 ft||37%||75 mi|
|Trollhaugen||Dresser, WI||1,200 ft||33%||75 mi|
|Wilmot Mountain||Wilmot, WI||1,030 ft||37%||75 mi|
|Cascade Mountain||Portage, WI||1,280 ft||37%||76 mi|
|Devil's Head||Merrimac, WI||995 ft||36%||77 mi|
|Christmas Mountain||Wisconsin Dells, WI||1,250 ft||27%||94 mi|
Alpine Valley Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,040 ft|
|Base Elevation||820 ft|
|Vertical Drop||220 ft|
(33% Beginner, 38% Intermediate, 29% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||17 inches|