Little Switzerland

Little Switzerland is a ski area located in the state of Wisconsin in USA. The resort is in the town of Slinger, WI.

Season Passes

Little Switzerland 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.

Lodging Options

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

Little Switzerland Terrain Overview

Little Switzerland has a total of 17 ski trails, which are serviced by 9 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Little Switzerland is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 50 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 20 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
50(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Little Switzerland Elevation

Little Switzerland has a summit elevation of 1,269 feet, or 387 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,069 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 200 feet (61 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

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

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,269'(387 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
200'(61 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,069'(326 m)

Little Switzerland Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
28.5out of 100
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Little Switzerland 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 39% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 200 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

Little Switzerland has 50 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Little Switzerland is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 39% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 33% trails are rated as intermediate.
Green Circle
39%(20 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
33%(17 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
28%(14 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 Little Switzerland good for beginners?

Little Switzerland 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. 39% of its trails are rated as "beginner".

Little Switzerland Location

Little Switzerland is located in the state of Wisconsin, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Slinger, WI.

Slinger, WI 53086 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
43.79000, -88.79000

Getting to Little Switzerland

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Little Switzerland), its coordinates of 43.79000, -88.79000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Slinger, 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 Little Switzerland.

Milwaukee Mitchell International AirportMKEMilwaukee, WI73 mi
O'Hare International AirportORDChicago, IL133 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 Little Switzerland.

Dane County Regional Truax FieldMSNMadison, WI53 mi
Austin Straubel International AirportGRBGreen Bay, WI58 mi
Chicago Rockford International AirportRFDChicago/Rockford, IL111 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Little Switzerland, 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 Little Switzerland.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Granite PeakWausau, WI1,924 ft37%0 mi
Highlands of OlympiaRipon, WI1,001 ft22%0 mi
Tyrol BasinRipon, WI1,160 ft35%0 mi
TrollhaugenDresser, WI1,200 ft32%0 mi
Whitecap MountainsRipon, WI1,750 ft34%0 mi
Wilmot MountainWilmot, WI1,030 ft36%0 mi
Cascade MountainPortage, WI1,280 ft35%42 mi
Devil's HeadMerrimac, WI995 ft35%49 mi
SunburstMadison, WI1,100 ft41%49 mi
Standing RocksStevens Point, WI1,220 ft30%54 mi
Christmas MountainWisconsin Dells, WI1,250 ft26%55 mi
Hidden ValleyMaribel, WI1,460 ft31%61 mi
The Rock SnowparkFranklin, WI290 ft27%71 mi
Alpine ValleyElkhorn, WI1,040 ft31%75 mi
The Rock SnowparkJanesville, WI290 ft33%82 mi
Grand GenevaLake Geneva, WI1,086 ft32%84 mi
Christie MountainBruce, WI1,650 ft32%98 mi
Nordic MountainMountain, WI1,137 ft38%98 mi

Little Switzerland Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,269 ft
Base Elevation1,069 ft
Vertical Drop200 ft
(39% Beginner,  33% Intermediate,  28% Expert)
Skiable Acres50
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Little Switzerland Mountain Stats