Tyrol Basin

Tyrol Basin is a ski area located in the state of Wisconsin in USA. The resort is in the town of Ripon, WI.

Season Passes

Tyrol Basin 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 Tyrol Basin around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Tyrol Basin Terrain Overview

Tyrol Basin has a total of 16 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Tyrol Basin is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 24 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 10 hectares, 0.0 square miles, or 0.1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
24(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Tyrol Basin Elevation

Tyrol Basin has a summit elevation of 1,160 feet, or 354 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 860 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 300 feet (91 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

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

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,160'(354 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
300'(91 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
860'(262 m)

Tyrol Basin Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
35.4out of 100
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Tyrol Basin 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 67% 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.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Tyrol Basin has 24 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Tyrol Basin is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 33% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 67%.
Green Circle
33%(8 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
28%(7 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
39%(9 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 Tyrol Basin good for beginners?

Tyrol Basin 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 67% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Tyrol Basin Location

Tyrol Basin is located in the state of Wisconsin, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Ripon, WI.

Ripon, WI 54971 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
43.79000, -88.79000

Getting to Tyrol Basin

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

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 Tyrol Basin.

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 Tyrol Basin, 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 Tyrol Basin.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Granite PeakWausau, WI1,924 ft37%0 mi
Highlands of OlympiaRipon, WI1,001 ft22%0 mi
Little SwitzerlandSlinger, WI1,269 ft28%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

Tyrol Basin Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,160 ft
Base Elevation860 ft
Vertical Drop300 ft
(33% Beginner,  28% Intermediate,  39% Expert)
Skiable Acres24
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Tyrol Basin Mountain Stats