History of Granite Peak.

Welcome to the Family!

It all begins with the Mountain ...

Granite Peak is a mountain, a place where you can ski for 3-4 days and not get bored in 3-4 hours. And because we're a mountain, you'll spend less time riding the lifts and more time skiing the mountain with our high speed 6-passenger and 2 high speed quad chairs, not to mention 2 other chairs and 2 conveyor lifts.

And it's not just skiing more in the daylight, Granite Peak features nighttime skiing; give it a try, nothing beats skiing in the moonlight.

Timeline History 
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Ski Resort established in




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There is no other place quite like Granite Peak Ski Area ...

Granite Peak has the terrain variety, long runs and reliable snow that you'd normally expect to find only out West: 75 runs, a 700-foot mountain, three high speed lifts, and skiing mid-November through early April. Fortunately, we're easy to reach with a short drive - without airport hassles or delays, airfare, or car rental costs.

Compare Granite Peak to your favorite Midwest ski area. You'll find that Granite Peak is taller, has more runs, more new chairlifts, and a new base village.

Granite Peak also has the three longest and highest high-speed chairlift in the Midwest. And no one can match the City of Wausau, with its great restaurants, affordability, high-quality hotels, theater, and multitude of entertainment choices.

Wisconsin? ...

A great ski town makes family vacations more memorable with après-ski activities and attractions that appeal to all ages. Fun and relaxation is never far away with Granite Peak located near I-39, which is lined with ideal lodging, dining, shopping and entertainment options.

As an All-American City, Wausau offers theater performances, movies, top-notch restaurants, museums, a historical shopping district, and nightlife that add ample excitement to your winter getaways.

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Key Differences in comparison...

1.  3 High Speed Chairlifts
> What does that mean?  That means on average, it will take you 2-3 minutes to get up to the top of the hill compared to 7-12 minutes on other hills.  When it's blistering cold out, but the snow is perfect, you want to be on the hill moving as fast as possible.  In one hour, you can get up to 45 runs compared to 20 at others. 

2.  Highest Vertical Feet in Wisconsin
> 700 vertical feet in the middle of Wisconsin makes us #1!  Come see why. 

3.  New Gate System
> Some of you may have heard, but we recently implemented a new RFID Gate System to lead our technology front and more convenience for our guests.  "What is the gate system?"  Glad you asked!   That means we have new scanning gates at each of our lifts.  Your ticket is now an RFID card which has a unique identification number personally assigned to you.   No need to have it out or have someone manually scan or check your ticket.  You can ease through the gate without being stopped with your valid ticket.  
>Straight car to lift access is now available so you don't need to stop or talk to anyone besides getting your equipment on and get your butts on the hill  as fast as possible!  Reload any ticket you want online and receive extra perks!  

4.  Runs for everyone!
> We have over 72 runs that range from Easiest all the way to expert.  Don't doubt we have Tree Skiing Glades too, because we DO!  Go off the beaten path and create an adventure.  

5.  Community surrounding Granite Peak
> Unlike many other resorts, we have a very unique city and we're in the heart of it.  You're not secluded here, you have options.  Go to a museum, go see a play at the Grand Theater, go out to dinner at  a restaurant that looks like the inside of the mine.  That's right I said Mine!  Think of this place as your second home because once you're here, you're part of the family.  Memories and adventures to come!

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