After Christmas, most of the country tends to think that winter is over – but any native Milwaukeean knows that’s not remotely close true. But just because it's chilly outside doesn't mean you need to be stuck indoors. To help make your winter more wonderful, we’re providing you with 15 snowy slopes close to Milwaukee – or at least relatively close – that will get you in the winter spirit and down the slopes in style.
8355 Prospect Dr., Kewaskum
Ski Sunburst is only a short 30-minute drive from Milwaukee, offering snowboarding and skiing lessons. For the not-so-extreme, Ski Sunburst also has the world’s largest tubing park for miles of inflatable fun.
Rock Snow Park
7011 S. Ballpark Dr., Franklin
At just 25 minutes away, The Rock is even closer to Milwaukee and also offers skiing, snowboarding and tubing. For a special experience, the park also lights up the slopes for "glow tubing" every Friday and Saturday.
105 Cedar Creek Rd., Slinger
According to locals, Little Switzerland is the ultimate destination for beginners. With 18 trails, three terrain parks and a $39 special on Tuesdays that includes a free beginner lesson, Little Switzerland has something for riders of all levels.
227200 Snowbird Ave., Wausau
Unlike some skiing resorts here in Wisconsin, Granite Peak is located on an actual mountain and has three high speed chairlifts. So, there will be more gliding and less riding, more time on your skis and less time on your seat (unless you're exceptionally clumsy on the slopes).
Whitecap Mountains Resort
9106W County Rd. E, Upson
Whitecap has three mountains with over 40 different trails and is a local favorite. Also, if you have any kiddos, Whitecap is offering students with all A's a free season pass of their choosing. Make the grade in school and on the slopes!
Mt. La Crosse Ski Resort
Old Town Hall Road, La Crosse
For over 60 years, Mt. La Crosse has been providing Wisconsin skiers with thrills and chills. Now with Wisconsin’s longest run and mid-America’s steepest trail, Mt. La Crosse is a skiing and snowboarding must-visit for your winter bucket list.
Alpine Valley Resort
W2501 County Rd. D, Elkhorn
Alpine Valley has several high-speed chairlifts and over 90 skiable acres for hours of fun. Locals say it’s one of the best spots for beginners.
Devil’s Head Resort
S6330 Bluff Rd., Merrimac
Rumor has it that Devil’s Head is one of the more challenging mountains here in Wisconsin. Skeptical? It's certainly got the diabolical name for it – but head there to find out for yourself!
S944 Christmas Mountain Rd., Wisconsin Dells
Wisconsin Dells isn’t just for summertime water park fun. Bob through the trees on 15 different downhill runs – and if you’re feeling brave, try out the three terrain parks for extra adventure.
W13755 County Rd. O, Bruce
Christie Mountain has 20 trails and two cliff jumps that will fill any skier’s icy heart with glee.
7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva
After skiing Geneva’s 18 runs and sledding down the slopes, you can defrost at WELL Spa + Salon with a hot stone massage. No matter your preferred temperature, Grand Geneva has you covered.
2232 100th Ave., Dresser
From skiing to tubing and zip lining, Trollhaugen has something for everyone. And for those of you who are night owls, the slopes are open until 3 a.m.!
W5806 County Rd. W, Wild Rose
Nordic Mountain has runs from beginner to expert and three different terrain parks. And did we mention they have snow tubing and mountain biking?
11931 Fox River Rd., Wilmot
Since 1938, Wilmot has been entertaining skiers with its 23 skiing trails and 22 snow tubing lanes for hours of fun.
Camp 10 Ski Area
1604 Ski Hill Rd., Rhinelander
Although pretty far from Milwaukee, Camp 10 is just a road trip away for tons of snowy family fun. Make it an arctic adventure right here in Sconnie!