Little Switzerland is a ski area located in the state of Wisconsin in USA. The resort is in the town of Slinger, WI.
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.
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.
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.
Little Switzerland Difficulty Level
28.5out 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
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.
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 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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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 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 Little Switzerland.
|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 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.
|Granite Peak||Wausau, WI||1,924 ft||37%||0 mi|
|Highlands of Olympia||Ripon, WI||1,001 ft||22%||0 mi|
|Tyrol Basin||Ripon, WI||1,160 ft||35%||0 mi|
|Trollhaugen||Dresser, WI||1,200 ft||32%||0 mi|
|Whitecap Mountains||Ripon, WI||1,750 ft||34%||0 mi|
|Wilmot Mountain||Wilmot, WI||1,030 ft||36%||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|
|Christie Mountain||Bruce, WI||1,650 ft||32%||98 mi|
|Nordic Mountain||Mountain, WI||1,137 ft||38%||98 mi|
Little Switzerland Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,269 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,069 ft|
|Vertical Drop||200 ft|
(39% Beginner, 33% Intermediate, 28% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|