Ski Town

Wausau - Mid America's Ski Town

A Real Ski Town Since 1937

Most ski areas have to try to create a ski town. We’re fortunate. We have a genuine city at the base of the mountain that offers a bounty of lodging, dining, shopping and entertainment options.

Lodging, Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

There are luxury hotels and suites, condos, value hotels and historic B&Bs, all affordably priced and within minutes of the slopes. World-class country skiing is just on the other side of the mountain. Restaurants from Old World Italian restaurants, to a microbrewery that specializes in steaks, to gourmet Chinese or continental fare, abound. Charming shops and galleries, national performances at the Grand Theatre and nightclubs with live entertainment all come naturally to Wausau.

All this, only a short drive from home. Wouldn’t you rather spend your time skiing, relaxing, and enjoying your vacation, than driving, traveling or flying?

X-C Skiing

Conveniently located on the other side of mountain from Granite Peak Ski Area, Nine Mile Forest offers 20 miles of well-groomed trails.

Après Ski — A Wealth of Options

Browse the dozens of charming shops and galleries around the city or at the mall, get a therapeutic massage, see a movie, take in a performance at the theatre, or attend the symphony. Several lounges have live entertainment and games, while others offer a quiet place to kick back and relax. To find out where to go and what to do pick up a current edition of the weekly City Pages, offered free at various locations.