Whitecap Mountains Resort
Whitecap Mountains Resort is a ski area located in the state of Wisconsin in USA. The resort is in the town of Upson, WI.
We recently ranked all of Wisconsin's ski resorts, so you can see where Whitecap Mountains Resort stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Whitecap Mountains Resort is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Whitecap Mountains Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Whitecap Mountains Resort's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Whitecap Mountains Resort around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Whitecap Mountains Resort Terrain Overview
Whitecap Mountains Resort has a total of 43 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 400 acres, Whitecap Mountains Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 162 hectares, 0.6 square miles, or 1.6 square kilometers.
Whitecap Mountains Resort's slopes see on average 200 inches (6.1 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 16 feet every year!
Whitecap Mountains Resort Elevation
Whitecap Mountains Resort has a summit elevation of 1,750 feet, or 533 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,295 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 455 feet (139 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Whitecap Mountains Resort has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Whitecap Mountains Resort Difficulty Level
38.5out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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
Whitecap Mountains Resort has 400 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Whitecap Mountains Resort is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 33% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 67%.
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 Whitecap Mountains Resort good for beginners?
Whitecap Mountains Resort 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.
Whitecap Mountains Resort Location
Whitecap Mountains Resort is located in the state of Wisconsin, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Upson, WI.
Upson, WI 54565 USA
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Getting to Whitecap Mountains Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Whitecap Mountains Resort), its coordinates of 46.41100, -90.39200 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Upson, 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 Whitecap Mountains Resort.
|Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport||MSP||Minneapolis, MN||173 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 Whitecap Mountains Resort.
|Rhinelander Oneida County Airport||RHI||Rhinelander, WI||70 mi|
|Duluth International Airport||DLH||Duluth, MN||90 mi|
|Houghton County Memorial Airport||CMX||Hancock, MI||104 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Whitecap Mountains 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 Whitecap Mountains Resort.
|Mt. Zion Ski Hill||Ironwood, MI||1,400 ft||33%||12 mi|
|Big Powderhorn||Ironwood, MI||1,800 ft||39%||15 mi|
|Snowriver Mountain Resort - Blackjack||Ramsay, MI||1,650 ft||43%||20 mi|
|Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead||Wakefield, MI||1,935 ft||49%||21 mi|
|Mount Ashwabay||Bayfield, WI||1,286 ft||29%||36 mi|
|Spirit Mountain||Duluth, MN||1,320 ft||36%||90 mi|
|Mont du Lac||Superior, WI||917 ft||34%||92 mi|
|Mont Ripley||Hancock, MI||1,140 ft||45%||99 mi|
Whitecap Mountains Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,750 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,295 ft|
|Vertical Drop||455 ft|
(33% Beginner, 28% Intermediate, 39% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||200 inches|