Granite Peak Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Wisconsin in USA. The resort is in the town of Wausau, WI.
Granite Peak is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
Granite Peak Lodging:
Granite Peak Ski Resort Terrain Overview
Granite Peak has a total of 74 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Granite Peak is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 275 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 111 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.
Granite Peak Ski Resort Elevation
Granite Peak Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,924 feet, or 586 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,224 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 700 feet (213 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Granite Peak has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Granite Peak Ski Resort Difficulty Level
37.3out 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.
Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level
Granite Peak has 275 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Granite Peak is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 35% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 65%.
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 Granite Peak Ski Resort good for beginners?
Granite Peak 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 65% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Granite Peak Ski Resort Location
Granite Peak Ski Resort is located in the state of Wisconsin, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Wausau, WI.
Wausau, WI 54401 USA
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Getting to Granite Peak Ski Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Granite Peak Ski Resort), its coordinates of 43.79000, -88.79000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Wausau, 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 Granite Peak Ski Resort.
|Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport||MKE||Milwaukee, WI||73 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 Granite Peak.
|Dane County Regional Truax Field||MSN||Madison, WI||53 mi|
|Austin Straubel International Airport||GRB||Green Bay, WI||58 mi|
|Chicago Rockford International Airport||RFD||Chicago/Rockford, IL||111 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Granite Peak 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 Granite Peak Ski Resort.
|Wilmot Mountain||Wilmot, WI||1,030 ft||36%||0 mi|
|Highlands of Olympia||Ripon, WI||1,001 ft||22%||0 mi|
|Whitecap Mountains||Ripon, WI||1,750 ft||34%||0 mi|
|Trollhaugen||Dresser, WI||1,200 ft||32%||0 mi|
|Tyrol Basin||Ripon, WI||1,160 ft||35%||0 mi|
|Little Switzerland||Slinger, WI||1,269 ft||28%||0 mi|
|Cascade Mountain||Portage, WI||1,280 ft||35%||42 mi|
|Devil's Head||Merrimac, WI||995 ft||35%||49 mi|
|Sunburst||Madison, WI||1,100 ft||41%||49 mi|
|Standing Rocks||Stevens Point, WI||1,220 ft||30%||54 mi|
|Christmas Mountain||Wisconsin Dells, WI||1,250 ft||26%||55 mi|
|Hidden Valley||Maribel, WI||1,460 ft||31%||61 mi|
|The Rock Snowpark||Franklin, WI||290 ft||27%||71 mi|
|Alpine Valley||Elkhorn, WI||1,040 ft||31%||75 mi|
|The Rock Snowpark||Janesville, WI||290 ft||33%||82 mi|
|Grand Geneva||Lake Geneva, WI||1,086 ft||32%||84 mi|
|Nordic Mountain||Mountain, WI||1,137 ft||38%||98 mi|
|Christie Mountain||Bruce, WI||1,650 ft||32%||98 mi|
Granite Peak Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,924 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,224 ft|
|Vertical Drop||700 ft|
(35% Beginner, 30% Intermediate, 35% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|