Christmas Mountain is a ski area located in the state of Wisconsin in USA. The resort is in the town of Wisconsin Dells, WI.
We recently ranked all of Wisconsin's ski resorts, so you can see where Christmas Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
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 work with Christmas Mountain. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Christmas Mountain's website.
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.
Christmas Mountain's slopes see on average 11 inches (0.3 meters) of snowfall a year.
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.
Christmas Mountain Difficulty Level
26.5out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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.
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 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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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 Airport||MKE||Milwaukee, WI||109 mi|
|O'Hare International Airport||ORD||Chicago, IL||150 mi|
|Midway International Airport||MDW||Chicago, IL||165 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 Field||MSN||Madison, WI||42 mi|
|La Crosse Municipal Airport||LSE||La Crosse, WI||72 mi|
|Dubuque Regional Airport||DBQ||Dubuque, IA||93 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.
|Devil's Head||Merrimac, WI||995 ft||36%||17 mi|
|Cascade Mountain||Portage, WI||1,280 ft||37%||19 mi|
|Sunburst||Madison, WI||1,100 ft||42%||41 mi|
|Granite Peak||Wausau, WI||1,924 ft||39%||55 mi|
|Highlands of Olympia||Ripon, WI||1,001 ft||23%||55 mi|
|Little Switzerland||Slinger, WI||1,269 ft||30%||55 mi|
|Tyrol Basin||Ripon, WI||1,160 ft||37%||55 mi|
|Trollhaugen||Dresser, WI||1,200 ft||33%||55 mi|
|Wilmot Mountain||Wilmot, WI||1,030 ft||37%||55 mi|
|Standing Rocks||Stevens Point, WI||1,220 ft||31%||62 mi|
|Mt. La Crosse||La Crosse, WI||1,110 ft||36%||70 mi|
|The Rock Snowpark||Janesville, WI||290 ft||36%||80 mi|
|Chestnut Mountain||Hanover, IL||1,040 ft||36%||92 mi|
|Hidden Valley||Maribel, WI||1,460 ft||32%||94 mi|
|Alpine Valley||Elkhorn, WI||1,040 ft||32%||94 mi|
Christmas Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,250 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,000 ft|
|Vertical Drop||250 ft|
(40% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 20% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||11 inches|