Alpine Valley Ski Resort

Alpine Valley Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Wisconsin in USA. The resort is in the town of Elkhorn, WI.

Alpine Valley is not a part of any nationwide lift pass 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 with with Alpine Valley Ski Resort.

Alpine Valley Lodging:

Alpine Valley Ski Resort 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 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
90(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Alpine Valley Ski Resort Elevation

Alpine Valley Ski Resort 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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,040'(317 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
220'(67 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
820'(250 m)

Alpine Valley Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
30.6out of 100
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Alpine Valley can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 ski level.


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.

Skiiable Area 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 mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 33% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 67%.
33%(30 acres)

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.

Blue Square
38%(34 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
29%(26 acres)

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 Ski Resort 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 Ski Resort Location

Alpine Valley Ski Resort is located in the state of Wisconsin, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Elkhorn, WI.

Elkhorn, WI 53121 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
42.73600, -88.42900

Getting to Alpine Valley Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Alpine Valley Ski Resort), 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 Ski Resort.

Milwaukee Mitchell International AirportMKEMilwaukee, WI31 mi
O'Hare International AirportORDChicago, IL59 mi
Midway International AirportMDWChicago, IL74 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 AirportRFDChicago/Rockford, IL51 mi
Dane County Regional Truax FieldMSNMadison, WI54 mi
Muskegon County AirportMKGMuskegon, MI115 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Alpine Valley Ski Resort, 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 Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Grand GenevaLake Geneva, WI1,086 ft32%10 mi
Hidden ValleyMaribel, WI1,460 ft31%24 mi
The Rock SnowparkFranklin, WI290 ft27%24 mi
The Rock SnowparkJanesville, WI290 ft33%31 mi
SunburstMadison, WI1,100 ft41%54 mi
Four LakesLisle, IL500 ft19%68 mi
Granite PeakWausau, WI1,924 ft37%75 mi
Highlands of OlympiaRipon, WI1,001 ft22%75 mi
Little SwitzerlandSlinger, WI1,269 ft28%75 mi
Tyrol BasinRipon, WI1,160 ft35%75 mi
TrollhaugenDresser, WI1,200 ft32%75 mi
Whitecap MountainsRipon, WI1,750 ft34%75 mi
Wilmot MountainWilmot, WI1,030 ft36%75 mi
Cascade MountainPortage, WI1,280 ft35%76 mi
Devil's HeadMerrimac, WI995 ft35%77 mi
Christmas MountainWisconsin Dells, WI1,250 ft26%94 mi

Alpine Valley Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,040 ft
Base Elevation820 ft
Vertical Drop220 ft
(33% Beginner,  38% Intermediate,  29% Expert)
Skiable Acres90
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Alpine Valley Ski Resort Mountain Stats