Devil's Head Ski Resort

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.

Devil's Head 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 Devil's Head Ski Resort.

Devil's Head Lodging:

Devil's Head Ski 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 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
300(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
995'(303 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
500'(152 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
495'(151 m)

Devil's Head Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
34.7out of 100
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Devil's Head 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 70% 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

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 mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
30%(90 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%(120 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
30%(90 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 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 nearby the town of Merrimac, WI.

Merrimac, WI 53561 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
43.41800, -89.62900

Getting to Devil's Head Ski 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 AirportMKEMilwaukee, WI93 mi
O'Hare International AirportORDChicago, IL132 mi
Midway International AirportMDWChicago, IL148 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 FieldMSNMadison, WI24 mi
La Crosse Municipal AirportLSELa Crosse, WI87 mi
Chicago Rockford International AirportRFDChicago/Rockford, IL89 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Cascade MountainPortage, WI1,280 ft35%7 mi
Christmas MountainWisconsin Dells, WI1,250 ft26%17 mi
SunburstMadison, WI1,100 ft41%23 mi
Wilmot MountainWilmot, WI1,030 ft36%49 mi
Whitecap MountainsRipon, WI1,750 ft34%49 mi
TrollhaugenDresser, WI1,200 ft32%49 mi
Tyrol BasinRipon, WI1,160 ft35%49 mi
Little SwitzerlandSlinger, WI1,269 ft28%49 mi
Highlands of OlympiaRipon, WI1,001 ft22%49 mi
Granite PeakWausau, WI1,924 ft37%49 mi
The Rock SnowparkJanesville, WI290 ft33%63 mi
Standing RocksStevens Point, WI1,220 ft30%71 mi
Alpine ValleyElkhorn, WI1,040 ft31%77 mi
Hidden ValleyMaribel, WI1,460 ft31%78 mi
Grand GenevaLake Geneva, WI1,086 ft32%84 mi
Mt. La CrosseLa Crosse, WI1,110 ft35%85 mi
Chestnut MountainHanover, IL1,040 ft34%85 mi
The Rock SnowparkFranklin, WI290 ft27%88 mi

Devil's Head Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation995 ft
Base Elevation495 ft
Vertical Drop500 ft
(30% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  30% Expert)
Skiable Acres300
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Devil's Head Ski Resort Mountain Stats