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HOW TO HAVE A FANTASTIC FAMILY VACATION ON A BUDGET

Posted: Nov 17, 2019

Family ski trips are loads of fun, but they shouldn’t max out the credit cards. Instead of flying off to a big resort out West, consider a car ride to one of the best ski destinations in the Midwest.

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Granite Peak Gives the Gift of Free Skiing on Christmas Day

Posted: Nov 7, 2019

Monday, December 19, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wausau, Wisc. – Granite Peak is getting into the spirit of giving this season with FREE lift tickets for skiers and snowboarders.

On December 25th, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., you can hit the slopes with friends and family for six hours of fun. “This is the first time we’ve offered everyone free tickets on a holiday weekend,” said Vicki Baumann, general manager of Granite Peak. “It’s our way of giving back to our community.”

The complimentary lift ticket, available at the ticket window, is valued at $40 and gives skiers access to high-speed lifts and beginner, intermediate and advanced runs. “With the recent snowfalls and ideal weather for snowmaking, we anticipate excellent skiing conditions for the Christmas holiday,” said Baumann.

Beginners and first-time skiers will be especially delighted with this opportunity to venture into downhill skiing or snowboarding. The rental shop located in the courtyard will be open to rent child and adult sized equipment including skis, boards, boot, poles and helmets. Ski lessons through Granite Peak’s Alpine Learning Center are also available on Christmas day and must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Visit www.skigranitepeak.com for rental and lesson prices.

Warm up by the roaring fireplace in the historic chalet where the lounge and restaurant will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. With ample snow, and more in the forecast for the holidays, Granite Peak is the place to celebrate and start a tradition of outdoor family fun on the slopes.

Extra holiday savings for students

Granite Peak is also giving college students a break this year with a BOGO package deal. By showing current college student identification cards at the ticket window, students will get two lift tickets for the price of one. The “2 for 1 College Special” runs Monday through Friday, December 12-23 and January 9-20.

Rock in the New Year with live music, no cover charge

Granite Peak is definitely the place to celebrate the winter season in Wausau. Ring in the New Year with live music starting from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Watch fireworks at 6:30 p.m. followed by a torchlight parade at 7 p.m. Finally, dance into 2017 with the String Cheese Band from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Save all season with weekly specials

Plan ahead and take advantage of the many discounts offered all winter at Granite Peak. See all the savings on the “Specials” page at www.skigranitepeak.com.

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Granite Peak Ski Area, located at Rib Mountain State Park, has a vertical peak of 700 feet with 75 runs, four terrain parks, three mogul runs, and three high-speed lifts.

Contact:

Vicki Baumann, General Manager

Vicki@skigranitepeak.com

www.skigranitepeak.com

715-845-2846

 

 

Granite Peak Project Expansion Background

Posted: Sep 25, 2018

Rib Mountain State Park has been providing downhill ski opportunities and winter recreation since the 1930’s. Skiing was new to North America when the Rib Mountain ski area fully opened for business in 1937. At the time, Rib Mountain had the longest ski run in the nation, and the tallest vertical in the Midwest. That proud heritage has continued to this day, most recently as Granite Peak Ski Area, a family owned business that has operated the ski area at Rib Mountain since 2000.

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Master Plan Goals Aim to Grow Granite Peak and Reduce Carbon Footprint

Posted: Sep 25, 2018

Proposal maximizes use of current land and uses smallest amount possible to expand  

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Granite Peak Expansion Plan Helps Boost Local Economy

Posted: Sep 25, 2018

Skinner, a passionate skier and lover of the great outdoors, has spent the last 14 years bringing exciting upgrades to Granite Peak which has not only reinvigorated skiing at Rib Mountain, but has helped turn around winter tourism.

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Vail Resorts to invest $13 million to renovate Wilmot Mountain

Posted: Sep 25, 2018

By Rick Barrett of the Journal Sentinel, March 10, 2016

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Neighborhood Meeting 8-17-2016

Posted: Sep 25, 2018

Dear property owner,
We are providing this notice that a neighborhood meeting will be held to discuss a proposed expansion to Granite Peak Ski Area, which is located in your neighborhood.

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Granite Peak Public Meeting 12-7-2106-old

Posted: Sep 25, 2018

Contact: Peter Biermeier, Project Manager. 608‐334‐6940.
Vick Baumann, General Manager, 715‐845‐2846

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Upcoming Public Meeting on Granite Peak Expansion 11-29-2106

Posted: Sep 25, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE
UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETING ON PLANS FOR GRANITE PEAK EXPANSION
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
CONTACT: PETER BIERMEIER, PROJECT MANAGER – 608‐334‐6940

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