The Rock Snowpark
The Rock Snowpark is a ski area located in the state of Wisconsin in USA. The resort is in the town of Janesville, WI.
We recently ranked all of Wisconsin's ski resorts, so you can see where The Rock Snowpark stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
The Rock Snowpark 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 The Rock Snowpark around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
The Rock Snowpark Terrain Overview
The Rock Snowpark has a total of 8 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The Rock Snowpark is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 75 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 30 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.3 square kilometers.
The Rock Snowpark's slopes see on average 36 inches (0.9 meters) of snowfall a year.
The Rock Snowpark Elevation
The Rock Snowpark has a summit elevation of 290 feet, or 88 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 60 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 230 feet (70 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
The Rock Snowpark has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
The Rock Snowpark Difficulty Level
36.1out 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
The Rock Snowpark has 75 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.The Rock Snowpark is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
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 The Rock Snowpark good for beginners?
The Rock Snowpark 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 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
The Rock Snowpark Location
The Rock Snowpark is located in the state of Wisconsin, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Janesville, WI.
Janesville, WI 53546 USA
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Getting to The Rock Snowpark
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (The Rock Snowpark), its coordinates of 42.62000, -89.01000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Janesville, 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 The Rock Snowpark.
|Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport||MKE||Milwaukee, WI||61 mi|
|O'Hare International Airport||ORD||Chicago, IL||72 mi|
|Midway International Airport||MDW||Chicago, IL||86 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 The Rock Snowpark.
|Chicago Rockford International Airport||RFD||Chicago/Rockford, IL||30 mi|
|Dane County Regional Truax Field||MSN||Madison, WI||40 mi|
|Dubuque Regional Airport||DBQ||Dubuque, IA||88 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to The Rock Snowpark, 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 The Rock Snowpark.
|Alpine Valley||Elkhorn, WI||1,040 ft||32%||31 mi|
|Grand Geneva||Lake Geneva, WI||1,086 ft||33%||31 mi|
|Sunburst||Madison, WI||1,100 ft||42%||41 mi|
|Hidden Valley||Maribel, WI||1,460 ft||32%||51 mi|
|Devil's Head||Merrimac, WI||995 ft||36%||63 mi|
|Cascade Mountain||Portage, WI||1,280 ft||37%||65 mi|
|Chestnut Mountain||Hanover, IL||1,040 ft||36%||73 mi|
|Four Lakes||Lisle, IL||500 ft||20%||74 mi|
|Christmas Mountain||Wisconsin Dells, WI||1,250 ft||27%||80 mi|
|Granite Peak||Wausau, WI||1,924 ft||39%||82 mi|
|Highlands of Olympia||Ripon, WI||1,001 ft||23%||82 mi|
|Little Switzerland||Slinger, WI||1,269 ft||30%||82 mi|
|Tyrol Basin||Ripon, WI||1,160 ft||37%||82 mi|
|Trollhaugen||Dresser, WI||1,200 ft||33%||82 mi|
|Wilmot Mountain||Wilmot, WI||1,030 ft||37%||82 mi|
The Rock Snowpark Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||290 ft|
|Base Elevation||60 ft|
|Vertical Drop||230 ft|
(20% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 30% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||36 inches|