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Granite Peak Ski Area is a popular place for Wisconsin winter fun.

6 Great Reasons to Visit Granite Park Ski Area This Winter

In a year of uncertainty, one thing stays the same: Granite Peak Ski Area is opening for another season of winter fun on the Wisconsin slopes. While most of the Wausau location’s runs and features will be ready for skiers and snowboarders, things will look a little different, at least at first, and of course, COVID-19 precautions for skier safety will be part of what Granite Peak personnel call a season of “challenges never before undertaken by the ski industry.”

But the snow show will go on, and so will the best place to begin and end each day of delights on the slopes: our Wausau Hotel. Our romantic Inn, situated in the heart of Wausau’s Andrew Warren Historic District, is conveniently close to Granite Peak Ski Area. So make your plans for winter fun in Wausau — there’s a reason they call it “Wausome!” — and buy your Granite Peak season tickets and lift tickets right away.  Once you’ve done that, reserve your room today at our Boutique Wausau Hotel!

Why Granite Peak Ski Area Is a Perfect Winter Escape

There are so many choices when it comes to finding snow to play in around Wausau. Alpine skiers and snowboarders have one destination that shines above all the rest, and that is Granite Peak Ski Area, located in Rib Mountain State Park. It’s one of America’s oldest continuously operating ski resorts, dating back to 1937.

Granite Peak Ski area is located just a few minutes from our Wausau Boutique Hotel.

All ages and abilities can enjoy this incredible ski area. In total, Granite Peak boasts 200 acres encompassing:

  1. 68 trails
  2. 4 terrain parks
  3. Plenty of tree skiing options
  4. 700 vertical feet
  5. One of the Midwest’s most modern lift systems that includes the state’s only high-speed six-pack and two high-speed quads.
  6. Check out all of Granite Peak’s amazing numbers here.

Given that the season is just getting underway (as of Nov. 25, after making the season’s first snow), not all of these great runs are open. However, as the season progresses, more and more of these incredible runs will open for your enjoyment. Granite Peak’s slopes are also open for night skiing, which is a truly incredible experience. If you haven’t yet experienced the solitude of the mountain at night, we highly recommend the experience! Keep looking for snow in the forecast!

Granite Peak Ski Area also offers great midweek specials on lift tickets, which can be combined with a more affordable stay at the Stewart Inn as well.  Our midweek rates are lower than our weekend rates. Take advantage of these great deals, and enjoy shorter lines and fewer crowds in popular Wausau restaurants as an added bonus!

The library at our Wausau Boutique Hotel is a great place to pass a quiet few hours during your winter getaway.

Our Wausau Hotel Offers the Best Lodging in Winter

There are few things better than a day on the slopes around Wausau, but coming back to Stewart Inn Boutique Hotel to warm up is one of them. Our guest rooms have every cozy amenity you could possibly want, beginning with a steam shower. If you arrive back at the Stewart Inn by 5 p.m., you can join us for our nightly reception, which features a great adult drink, among other complimentary beverages, and amazing cheese. Feel free to help yourself to the contents of our cookie jar as well as any other snacks on hand, too.

We’ll also happily offer our best insider info on which of Wausau’s wonderful restaurants best suit your dinner wishes. And however you wind down your evening, you can be sure of a good night’s sleep. Whichever of our guest rooms you choose, and you’ll wake up in the morning refreshed, ready for complimentary coffee and our amazing fresh, delicious breakfasts for every taste.

Make your plans today for a wonderful winter wonderland getaway in Wausau — and make your reservations for a room at our Wausau Boutique Hotel while you’re at it!

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