Granite Peak at Rib Mountain State Park, Wisconsin

Granite Peak at Rib Mountain State Park
Highest Skiable Mountain in Wisconsin

Granite Peak (formerly Rib Mountain) lies in the center of the state in Wausau, Wis., and is the highest skiable mountain in state. It also boasts the second highest vertical in the whole Midwest at 700 feet.

The area has made significant improvements in the past few years. These include a HighSpeed Quad chair servicing our western runs, HighSpeed six person chair servicing our central runs, new trails, a new 11,000 sq.ft. base lodge with a demo shop, rental shop, gift shop and tuning center.

The area has 100 percent snowmaking and grooming, and offers skiers and snowboarders a spectacular view of the city lights while night skiing Monday through Saturday.

Granite Peak Ski School has highly trained instructors for skiers of all ages and abilities.

A historic, split stone chalet offers food and spirits around one of three blazing fireplaces, and a variety of motels and bed and breakfast inns can be found in and around the area.

To get to Granite Peak, take Exit 190 off of U.S. Highway 51/39 and drive west one mile on County Highway NN.

Mountain Statistics for Granite Peak at Rib Mountain State Park
Base Elevation: 1,224 ft (373 meters)
Summit Elevation: 1,924 ft (586 m)
Vertical Drop: 700 ft (213 m)
Skiable Area: 275 acres (111 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 75 in (191 cm)
Longest Run: 5,280 ft (1,609 m)
Snowmaking: 100 %
Number of Lifts: 8
Uphill Lift Capacity: 9,200 per hour
Types of Lifts: 2 Carpet Lifts
2 Double Chairs
2 Triple Chairs
1 Hi Speed Quad
1 Hi Speed Six
Number of Trails: 74
Trail Ratings for Granite Peak at Rib Mountain State Park
Easiest: Easiest 35%
More Difficult: More Difficult 30%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 30%
Experts Only: Experts Only 5%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Granite Peak at Rib Mountain State Park
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes