5 Reasons Why Spring is a Great Time to Ski and Snowboard at Granite Peak

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Some say it’s their favorite time of year to ski with bluebird days and warmer temps. Springtime ushers in a vibe of freedom that’s only felt during this season.

For those of you looking for a little extra excitement to go with your ski passes, here are five reasons why folks like Granite Peak in the spring.

1. Terrific late-season discounts, free Granite Peak Ski Rentals Packages

Family ski deals really heat up in March with family festival weekends that include lodging, lift tickets and free rentals bundled into one low price starting at $597 for a family of four. Check out our best ski deals and book right online at https://www.skigranitepeak.com/familyfestival.

2. Good Times keep rolling

Not only are family festivals awesome ski weekend deals, they come with Saturday night fireworks and aprés-ski activities only a short drive away. Located near I-39, Granite Peak is close to top-notch hotels, restaurants, shopping, museums and nightlife. For some local ski town fun, keep it hopping at Sawmill Adventure Park or join the kids for a brisk game of laser tag at WOW, Wausau’s only riverfront restaurant, bar and arcade.

Back at the Sundance Chalet on Rib Mountain, events are ongoing with music festivals lighting up the dance floor. March ski trips are a blast with favorites like tap takeovers, the annual Brew Fest and the music of Rod Tuffcurls & The Benchpress and Fool House. April’s also ripe with zany fun as the pond skimmers gear up to entertain everyone. Haven’t tried skimming yet? This could be your year to take the plunge. See our site for times and event tickets while they last, https://www.skigranitepeak.com/events.

3. Learning on soft snow

It’s never too late to learn how to ski or try out terrain parks. Whether you’re 40 or you have a 4-year-old ready to hit the slopes, this is the season to make it happen. Soft snow is ideal for beginners because it helps your edges grip, making it easier to balance as well as practice turns.

It’s wise to take ski school lessons taught by our certified pros who focus on mountain safety and valuable fundamentals. Granite Peak offers private and group ski lessons which can be purchased online 48 hours prior to arrival, https://www.skigranitepeak.com/lessons.

We aim to instill a lifelong love of skiing and snowboarding by offering a variety of lessons. We also want to keep you engaged with new features like Teach Yourself Terrain, where five stations are set up in the beginner area so you can practice skills at your own pace.

4. Shorter lines, more fun on the slopes

Lift lines are usually less crowded this time of year as ski lodge vacations are winding down. You’ll find quicker access to ticketing, rentals and food lines as well. Plus, as days get longer, you get extra sunlight to enjoy ripping it up on the mountain.

5. Shred more snow without freezing fingers, toes and nose

There’s something inviting about leaving all the layers at home and feeling more sunshine on your face. When spring is in the air, the kiddos enjoy being outside more, especially if their extremities aren’t freezing. Don’t forget the sunscreen when you #skigranitepeak!


  1. J. Reeves on October 12, 2021 at 6:16 am

    Looking to visit January 13th – 16th. Is this a good time to come? First time skier.

    • Greg Fisher on October 19, 2021 at 11:54 am

      Yes absolutely. It’s a great time to visit as we are typically fully open and the snow is great!

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