The Granite Peak Blog
Find out what’s happening at Wisconsin’s Legendary Resort
5 Reasons Why Spring is a Great Time to Ski and Snowboard at Granite Peak
Posted: Feb 28, 2020
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.
How Often Do I Need to Tune My Skies and Board?
Posted: Feb 22, 2020
How Often Do I Need to Tune My Skis and Board?
How to Make Your Ski Vacation at Granite Peak Fun for the Whole Family
Posted: Jan 21, 2020
Live music, magic carpets and Shreddy Teddy keep kids and teens engaged all day
“Top Après Ski Spots in the Greater Wausau Area”
Posted: Dec 6, 2019
TOP APRÈS SKI SPOTS IN THE GREATER WAUSAU AREA
Ring in 2020 on skis and snowboards this year”
Posted: Dec 6, 2019
RING IN 2020 ON SKIS AND SNOWBOARDS THIS YEAR
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.
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.
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.
Vicki Baumann, General Manager
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.
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