Cascade Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Wisconsin in USA. The resort is in the town of Portage, WI.
We recently ranked all of Wisconsin's ski resorts, so you can see where Cascade Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Cascade Mountain 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 Cascade Mountain Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Cascade Mountain's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Cascade Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Cascade Mountain Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Cascade Mountain has a total of 35 ski trails, which are serviced by 10 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Cascade Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 160 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 65 hectares, 0.3 square miles, or 0.6 square kilometers.
Cascade Mountain's slopes see on average 38 inches (1.0 meters) of snowfall a year.
Cascade Mountain Ski Resort Elevation
Cascade Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,280 feet, or 390 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 460 feet (140 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Cascade Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Cascade Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
36.6out 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
Cascade Mountain has 160 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Cascade Mountain is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 38% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 62%.
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 Cascade Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?
Cascade Mountain 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 62% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Cascade Mountain Ski Resort Location
Cascade Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Wisconsin, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Portage, WI.
Portage, WI 53901 USA
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Getting to Cascade Mountain Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Cascade Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 43.49000, -89.52000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Portage, 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 Cascade Mountain Ski Resort.
|Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport||MKE||Milwaukee, WI||90 mi|
|O'Hare International Airport||ORD||Chicago, IL||133 mi|
|Midway International Airport||MDW||Chicago, IL||148 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 Cascade Mountain.
|Dane County Regional Truax Field||MSN||Madison, WI||26 mi|
|La Crosse Municipal Airport||LSE||La Crosse, WI||91 mi|
|Chicago Rockford International Airport||RFD||Chicago/Rockford, IL||92 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Cascade Mountain 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 Cascade Mountain Ski Resort.
|Devil's Head||Merrimac, WI||995 ft||36%||7 mi|
|Christmas Mountain||Wisconsin Dells, WI||1,250 ft||26%||19 mi|
|Sunburst||Madison, WI||1,100 ft||42%||24 mi|
|Granite Peak||Wausau, WI||1,924 ft||39%||42 mi|
|Highlands of Olympia||Ripon, WI||1,001 ft||23%||42 mi|
|Little Switzerland||Slinger, WI||1,269 ft||30%||42 mi|
|Tyrol Basin||Ripon, WI||1,160 ft||37%||42 mi|
|Trollhaugen||Dresser, WI||1,200 ft||33%||42 mi|
|Wilmot Mountain||Wilmot, WI||1,030 ft||37%||42 mi|
|Standing Rocks||Stevens Point, WI||1,220 ft||31%||65 mi|
|The Rock Snowpark||Janesville, WI||290 ft||36%||65 mi|
|Hidden Valley||Maribel, WI||1,460 ft||32%||74 mi|
|Alpine Valley||Elkhorn, WI||1,040 ft||32%||76 mi|
|Grand Geneva||Lake Geneva, WI||1,086 ft||33%||83 mi|
|Mt. La Crosse||La Crosse, WI||1,110 ft||36%||88 mi|
|Chestnut Mountain||Hanover, IL||1,040 ft||36%||92 mi|
Cascade Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,280 ft|
|Base Elevation||820 ft|
|Vertical Drop||460 ft|
(38% Beginner, 24% Intermediate, 38% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||38 inches|