its thousands of lakes, spectacular fall foliage in the Wisconsin Dells and scenic driving tours in Door County, Wisconsin is a year-round vacation destination featuring 18 major ski resorts throughout the season from December to March.
With outdoor adventure one of the state's biggest attractions, Wisconsin doesn't disappoint during the winter months and provides some of the region's most popular ski resorts with the Midwest's biggest vertical drops.
Beautifully situated near the Wisconsin Dells, Cascade Mountain is one of the state's most renowned for family fun offering 34 trails for skiers of all abilities.
Snowboarders also come in droves to Cascade's four terrain parks, halfpipe and Superpipe action. For a real challenge, the Mogul Monster is only open to those strong on skill and knee cartilage! Located only a half hour's drive from Madison, (less than two from Milwaukee and three hours from Chicago,) Cascade is one of the most centrally located resorts in the state..
Speaking of centrally located, head farther south to the Wilmot Mountain ski resort, most popular with Chicago and Milwaukee ski weekenders who want to hit the slopes in under an hour. In addition to spectacularly long trails and well-lit night runs, Wilmot Mountain's bar room traditionally hosts live music with the hottest local bands Thursday through Sunday evening.
Further afield, head north to Wassau -- in north central Wisconsin -- for the highest elevation and longest season in the state at Granite Peak featuring 72 runs for skiers of all abilities including three mogul runs, a huge half pipe, and nerve-racking steep chutes for experts.
More about Wisconsin ski resorts around the Web:
Wisconsin Ski Resorts - Here's a great overview of top ski resorts throughout the state plus mountain stats, current weather, snow reports and surface conditions, visitor reviews & photos.
Wisconsin Ski Resort Information - At-a-glance facts & information on all major Wisconsin ski resorts including acreage, runs & lifts, driving directions and contact details.