Devil's Head Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Wisconsin in USA. The resort is in the town of Merrimac, WI.
We recently ranked all of Wisconsin's ski resorts, so you can see where Devil's Head stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Devil's Head 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 Devil's Head Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Devil's Head's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Devil's Head around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Devil's Head Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Devil's Head has a total of 30 ski trails, which are serviced by 11 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Devil's Head is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 300 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 121 hectares, 0.5 square miles, or 1.2 square kilometers.
Devil's Head's slopes see on average 37 inches (0.9 meters) of snowfall a year.
Devil's Head Ski Resort Elevation
Devil's Head Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 995 feet, or 303 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 495 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 500 feet (152 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Devil's Head has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Devil's Head Ski Resort Difficulty Level
35.9out 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
Devil's Head has 300 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Devil's Head is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
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 Devil's Head Ski Resort good for beginners?
Devil's Head 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 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Devil's Head Ski Resort Location
Devil's Head Ski Resort is located in the state of Wisconsin, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Merrimac, WI.
Merrimac, WI 53561 USA
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Getting to Devil's Head Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Devil's Head Ski Resort), its coordinates of 43.41800, -89.62900 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Merrimac, 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 Devil's Head Ski Resort.
|Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport||MKE||Milwaukee, WI||93 mi|
|O'Hare International Airport||ORD||Chicago, IL||132 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 Devil's Head.
|Dane County Regional Truax Field||MSN||Madison, WI||24 mi|
|La Crosse Municipal Airport||LSE||La Crosse, WI||87 mi|
|Chicago Rockford International Airport||RFD||Chicago/Rockford, IL||89 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Devil's Head 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 Devil's Head Ski Resort.
|Cascade Mountain||Portage, WI||1,280 ft||37%||7 mi|
|Christmas Mountain||Wisconsin Dells, WI||1,250 ft||26%||17 mi|
|Sunburst||Madison, WI||1,100 ft||42%||23 mi|
|Granite Peak||Wausau, WI||1,924 ft||39%||49 mi|
|Highlands of Olympia||Ripon, WI||1,001 ft||23%||49 mi|
|Little Switzerland||Slinger, WI||1,269 ft||30%||49 mi|
|Tyrol Basin||Ripon, WI||1,160 ft||37%||49 mi|
|Trollhaugen||Dresser, WI||1,200 ft||33%||49 mi|
|Wilmot Mountain||Wilmot, WI||1,030 ft||37%||49 mi|
|The Rock Snowpark||Janesville, WI||290 ft||36%||63 mi|
|Standing Rocks||Stevens Point, WI||1,220 ft||31%||71 mi|
|Alpine Valley||Elkhorn, WI||1,040 ft||32%||77 mi|
|Hidden Valley||Maribel, WI||1,460 ft||32%||78 mi|
|Grand Geneva||Lake Geneva, WI||1,086 ft||33%||84 mi|
|Mt. La Crosse||La Crosse, WI||1,110 ft||36%||85 mi|
|Chestnut Mountain||Hanover, IL||1,040 ft||36%||85 mi|
Devil's Head Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||995 ft|
|Base Elevation||495 ft|
|Vertical Drop||500 ft|
(30% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 30% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||37 inches|