The Mountain

Granite Peak Snow Report

 We received 6 inches of new snow on Wednesday! No "polar vortex" this year to spoil the winter fun--ideal termperatures for skiing and boarding are forecast for rest of winter!

We have a deep 36-52" base with all 7 chairlifts open (including 3 high speed lifts!) and 100% of our Primary Run terrain now open  

With 202 acres of diverse ski terrain, 3 High Speed Chairlifts spanning across the mountain, and a deep base of snow courtesy of our best-in-region snowmaking, and , Granite Peak always has the most skiing and the best conditions in WI or the UP!!!

Granite Peak has the most High Speed Lift-serviced skiing in the Midwest, and the ONLY high speed lifts in northern WI or the UP.  A 10 minute ride on a standard lift takes only 3.5 minutes on a high speed lift.   This means no lift lines and 3 times more skiing than at your standard WI or UP resort!!!

Celebrate Winter in Wausau with friends and family this Season!

Natural Snowfall (last 7 days): 6"
Average Base: 36-52"
Runs Open: 75
% of Primary Terrain Open: 100%
% of Primary Terrain Open
or Making Snow/Opening Soon:
  (91% of All Groomed Terrain)

Notes on Surface Conditions

Depending on recent weather we list the groomed runs as follows:

  • Power-tilled: the general groomed surface we often refer to as corduroy.
  • Packed Powder: groomed surface when 4 or more inches of snow has fallen during the last few days.
  • Powder: 4 or more inches of new snow since surface was last groomed.
  • Spring Conditions: occurs during warm days and cool nights of spring. Groomed nightly, usually firm in early morning, breaking a soft corn-snow surface mid-day and often soft in afternoon.

Lift Status

Lift Name Lift Open Information Open Schedule
Comet Yes

High speed six chair, serves intermediate and advanced terrain.

Open Daily
Frosty-the-Snowman Yes

Conveyor surface lift in the beginner learning area.

Open Daily
Blitzen Yes

Triple chair with midpoint unload and load serving all terrain levels.

Open Schedule:
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10am-9pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 9am-9pm
Blizzard Yes

New 600’ High Speed Sunkid Conveyor Lift

Open Schedule:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 4-9
Friday & Saturday: 9-9
Sunday: 9-4
Santa Yes

Triple chair serving beginner runs.

Open Schedule:
Monday & Tuesday: 10am-9pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10am-9pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday & Sunday: Open as needed
Cupid Express Yes

 New High Speed Quad lift servicing the eastern runs



Open Daily
Dasher Yes

High Speed Quad lift servicing the western runs

Open Daily

Terrain Park Status

Aspen Terrain ParkTyro Progression Beginner Park

If you like rails you're the right park. 20 different combinations. Flat 8' bonk rail, down flat gap down, 15' flat rail, 6' up tube, 20' down tube, 20' down rail, battleship rail, 15' flat close out, 15' down flat, 30' down rail, 20' flat rail side hit pole jam, 25' flat down rail, 30' double kink, 12' down tube, 30' water fall rail, 20' V rail, 12' flat tube, 15' flat up rail, pyramid box (shark fin), 20' down rail.

Tyro Progression Beginner Park

This is our progression park. It starts with an 8' wide box (dance floor) into a 3 jump line of 10' jumps, perfect for learning. It ends with a line of 4' wide boxes; a rainbow, flat and an up down. Also a flat down flat box and a 6' long flat box on the side.

Run Status

Primary Runs: Primary runs are longer, wider runs that comprise 85% of groomed terrain. They include all major routes for travel from top to bottom and all of the principal runs and trails at the ski area.
Secondary and Connecting Runs: Secondary runs are short, narrow runs that include a few short chutes but are mainly limited to connecting and cut-off trails.
Tree Skiing Glades:
Tree skiing glades are un-groomed, forested areas that depend on natural snowfall and contain hazards such as rocks, stumps and trees.

Primary Runs

Run Name Status Difficulty
Aspen Open   More Difficult
Birch Run Open   More Difficult
Carver Open   Most Difficult
Cottonwood Open   More Difficult
Deer Pass Open   Easiest
Elk Run Open   Most Difficult
Exhibition Open   Most Difficult
Fawn Crossing Open   Easiest
Fox Paw Open   Easiest
Gem Stone Open   More Difficult
Hawk's Ridge Open   More Difficult
High Traverse Open   More Difficult
Hot Cocoa Open   Easiest
Idle Wild Open   Most Difficult
Infinity Open   More Difficult
Legends Open   Most Difficult
Main Event Open   Most Difficult
Meadow Ridge Open   Easiest
Meadows Open   Easiest
Miracle Open   More Difficult
Mission Ridge Open   More Difficult
Mystery Open   Easiest
Panorama Open   More Difficult
Red Quartz Open   More Difficult
Reindeer Open   Easiest
Shadowridge Open   More Difficult
Sidewinder Open   More Difficult
Sky High Run Open   Most Difficult
Slalom Open   Most Difficult
Snowflake Open   Easiest
Spruce Glen Open   Easiest
Stonebridge Open   More Difficult
Stone's Throw Open   Easiest
Sugar Maple Open   More Difficult
Sundance Open   Most Difficult
Superstition Open   Most Difficult
Timber Wolf Open   More Difficult
Wedgewood Open   More Difficult
Western Frontier Open   More Difficult
White Lightning Open   More Difficult
White Wolf Open   Most Difficult
Whitetail Open   Easiest
Woodspur Open   Most Difficult

Secondary and Connecting Runs

Run Name Status Difficulty
Ambition Closed   Easiest
Bear Paw Open   More Difficult
Black Bear Opening Soon - Snowmaking Most Difficult
Bobcat Open   Most Difficult
Carmie's Couloir Open   Most Difficult
Caroline's Couloir Open   Most Difficult
Charlotte's Chute Open   Most Difficult
Coyote Gulch Open   More Difficult
Hidden Haven Open   Easiest
Hideaway Open   Most Difficult
Little Bear Open   Easiest
Mama Mie Open   Most Difficult
Overlook Open   Most Difficult
Rendezvous Open   More Difficult
Ry's Surprise Open   Most Difficult
Silver Birch Open   More Difficult
Snowshoe Open   More Difficult
Summit Trail (no easy outlet) Open   More Difficult
Sunset Open   More Difficult
Sweet Return Open   More Difficult
Timber Pass Open   More Difficult
Top Notch Open   More Difficult

Tree Skiing Glades

Run Name Status Difficulty
10th Mountain Glade Open   Most Difficult
Eastern Glade Open   Most Difficult
Enchanted Forest Open   Easiest
Fox Paw Glades Open   More Difficult
Maple Glades Open   Most Difficult
Meadow Ridge Glades Open   More Difficult
Middle Kingdom Glade Open   More Difficult
Panorama Glades Open   More Difficult
Prange's Glade Open   Most Difficult
Thunder Glades Open   Most Difficult
Western Glades Open   Most Difficult

*Tree skiing runs are not groomed.