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New Website, More Snowmaking New Season, & New Campaign

Posted: Sep 20, 2021

Welcome to our new website! If you’ve been reading my blogs since I arrived just over a year ago now you’ll know I’m a marketing guy at heart and working on a new website is always exciting! We’ve been working with Fish Marketing (no relation if you were wondering) out of Portland, Oregon for our site. How did we end up working together? Through the Indy Pass which was founded by Doug Fish… Now you see the correlation? The new navigation will lead you to quicker purchases for those of you looking for tickets, scenic rides, lodging and more through quick link buttons.  We hope you like it.  It has been a half year project and we will continue to debut new pages, new products, and videos throughout the course of the season.  


Dog on chairlift deck

Summer Work for Winter Fun….

Posted: Aug 6, 2021

The lifts might not be turning and the grass is certainly growing but we have been hard at work here at Granite Peak getting ready for the upcoming winter season.  


Alternative 4 Winter Map

Expansion? Yes, please! We need your help!

Posted: Jun 19, 2021

Hey!  It has been a while and I apologize for that but we (I) have been really quite busy.  You know the ski season may have ended months ago but in reality the off-season might be the most busy time of year for many of us here at Granite Peak.  Lots of review takes place both personally and professionally as well as planning for the next season.  It’s always good to do this while the ideas and challenges of the season are fresh!  I’ll be sure to share what we have planned for this season soon but we have some very big news to share and help to request!  


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Thank you’s….

Posted: Apr 3, 2021

Well the end (of this season) is here. As sad as it is, we all knew it was coming eventually and while it’s always a bummer to say good bye to so many wonderful people from staff, passholders & guests, I know that we’ll be doing it all again less than a year from now.  And that makes me happy.  


Pond skim event

I love spring….

Posted: Mar 20, 2021

Spring is in full swing here in Wausau and I love it.  While it does mean the end of the ski season is closer than the beginning spring skiing is like a season within a season.  The soft snow is super fun to just slide around and I truly enjoy bashing the bumps with a t-shirt on.  Photo_1080295568_DJI_144_jpg_4193140_0_2021319192528_photo_original

This weekend (March 20 & 21st) will feature two beautiful bluebird days with temps in the mid-50s while we truly usher in spring during the equinox.


Skier going down Granite Peak slope

Season Passholder Weekend

Posted: Mar 10, 2021

No matter where I have been one thing that remains the same – the passion & loyalty shown by season passholders is always amazing.  Granite Peak is no different.  I have met some amazing people & families from all walks of life here.


Child learning to ski

Family Fun This Weekend

Posted: Mar 4, 2021

This weekend is our last Family Festival & Little Legends program for the season.  


Wisconsin's False Winter Meme

Spring, Closing Qs Already?! Uh..No! + Pass Qs

Posted: Feb 26, 2021

Fool’s Spring.  It’s a legit thing.  It happens every year and not just in Wisconsin but across many areas around this time of the year.  I saw an interesting tweet the other day from a local meteorologist and it is so on the dot correct I thought I’d share it here because it totally pertains to our operations and plans moving forward! 


Freshly groomed snow

Vitamin D, Longer Lifts & the Return of Events

Posted: Feb 18, 2021

I’ve been through some cold stretches in my time but I can honestly say this last one was the longest!


Snow groomers

Snow, Cold, & The Super Bowl

Posted: Feb 3, 2021

It’s been a crazy few weeks as our team finished up snowmaking and I got the flu.  I was out for a few days unfortunately early this week and I’m sorry I haven’t written in a little bit.  It is my intention to write one of these every week.