Christmas Mountain

Christmas Mountain is a ski area located in the state of Wisconsin in USA. The resort is in the town of Wisconsin Dells, WI.

Season Passes

Christmas 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 with with Christmas Mountain. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Christmas Mountain's website.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Christmas Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Christmas Mountain Terrain Overview

Christmas Mountain has a total of 10 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Christmas Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 40 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 16 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
40(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Christmas Mountain Elevation

Christmas Mountain has a summit elevation of 1,250 feet, or 381 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,000 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 250 feet (76 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Christmas Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,250'(381 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
250'(76 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,000'(305 m)

Christmas Mountain Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
25.5out of 100
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Christmas Mountain is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 250 feet.


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

Christmas Mountain has 40 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Christmas Mountain is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 40% trails are rated as intermediate.
Green Circle
40%(16 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
40%(16 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
20%(8 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 Christmas Mountain good for beginners?

Christmas Mountain is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner".

Christmas Mountain Location

Christmas Mountain is located in the state of Wisconsin, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Wisconsin Dells, WI.

Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
43.60000, -89.87000

Getting to Christmas Mountain

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Christmas Mountain), its coordinates of 43.60000, -89.87000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Wisconsin Dells, 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 Christmas Mountain.

Milwaukee Mitchell International AirportMKEMilwaukee, WI109 mi
O'Hare International AirportORDChicago, IL150 mi
Midway International AirportMDWChicago, IL165 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 Christmas Mountain.

Dane County Regional Truax FieldMSNMadison, WI42 mi
La Crosse Municipal AirportLSELa Crosse, WI72 mi
Dubuque Regional AirportDBQDubuque, IA93 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Christmas Mountain, 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 Christmas Mountain.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Devil's HeadMerrimac, WI995 ft35%17 mi
Cascade MountainPortage, WI1,280 ft35%19 mi
SunburstMadison, WI1,100 ft41%41 mi
Granite PeakWausau, WI1,924 ft37%55 mi
Highlands of OlympiaRipon, WI1,001 ft22%55 mi
Little SwitzerlandSlinger, WI1,269 ft28%55 mi
Tyrol BasinRipon, WI1,160 ft35%55 mi
TrollhaugenDresser, WI1,200 ft32%55 mi
Whitecap MountainsRipon, WI1,750 ft34%55 mi
Wilmot MountainWilmot, WI1,030 ft36%55 mi
Standing RocksStevens Point, WI1,220 ft30%62 mi
Mt. La CrosseLa Crosse, WI1,110 ft35%70 mi
The Rock SnowparkJanesville, WI290 ft33%80 mi
Chestnut MountainHanover, IL1,040 ft34%92 mi
Hidden ValleyMaribel, WI1,460 ft31%94 mi
Alpine ValleyElkhorn, WI1,040 ft31%94 mi

Christmas Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,250 ft
Base Elevation1,000 ft
Vertical Drop250 ft
(40% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  20% Expert)
Skiable Acres40
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Christmas Mountain Stats