Whitecap Mountains Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Wisconsin in USA. The resort is in the town of Ripon, WI.
Whitecap Mountains 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 with with Whitecap Mountains Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Whitecap Mountains's website.
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Whitecap Mountains Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Whitecap Mountains has a total of 43 ski trails, which are serviced by 9 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 500 acres, Whitecap Mountains Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 202 hectares, 0.8 square miles, or 2.0 square kilometers.
Whitecap Mountains Ski Resort Elevation
Whitecap Mountains Ski 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 1,350 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 400 feet (122 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Whitecap Mountains has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Whitecap Mountains Ski Resort Difficulty Level
34.4out 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
Whitecap Mountains has 500 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Whitecap Mountains 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%.
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 Ski Resort good for beginners?
Whitecap Mountains 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 Ski Resort Location
Whitecap Mountains Ski Resort 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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Getting to Whitecap Mountains Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Whitecap Mountains Ski Resort), 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 Whitecap Mountains Ski Resort.
|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 Whitecap Mountains.
|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 Whitecap Mountains Ski 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 Ski Resort.
|Granite Peak||Wausau, WI||1,924 ft||37%||0 mi|
|Highlands of Olympia||Ripon, WI||1,001 ft||22%||0 mi|
|Little Switzerland||Slinger, WI||1,269 ft||28%||0 mi|
|Tyrol Basin||Ripon, WI||1,160 ft||35%||0 mi|
|Trollhaugen||Dresser, WI||1,200 ft||32%||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|
Whitecap Mountains Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,750 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,350 ft|
|Vertical Drop||400 ft|
(33% Beginner, 33% Intermediate, 34% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|