Cascade Mountain Ski Wisconsin vacations can be the perfect cure for winter doldrums. While not the biggest ski area in the country, the Cascade Mountain Ski Area can satisfy all levels of skiers and snowboarders with its mix of trails and its terrain parks, and if you want to switch things up, it's also possible to go snow tubing during a visit to this Wisconsin ski area. Add in the fact that kids twelve and under get in for free with a paying adult, and it only gets better. Some enticing Cascade Mountain lodging and skiing packages are out there, so you might look to take advantage of them when planning your visit.
The Cascade Mountain Ski Area is found the south-central part of the Wisconsin between the capital city of Madison and the Wisconsin Dells area. This area in general is a popular vacation destination, so you won't want for Cascade Mountain lodging options when planning your visit. You will also be pleased at the variety when it comes to the resort's terrain. For the more advanced skier or snowboarder, hitting one of the more difficult runs, such as Mogul Monster, can be a thrill, while beginners might stick to easier runs like Far Out. The 35 trails at the Cascade Mountain Ski Wisconsin also include a healthy number of intermediate runs, and as far as the terrain parks are concerned, they also cater to all levels with their collection of jumps, rails, and jibs.
The base elevation of the Cascade Mountain Ski Area is 820 feet, while the peak elevation is 1,280 feet. This results in a vertical drop of 460 feet, which is a little less than the vertical drop at the nearby Devils Head Ski Resort. As for the total skiable acres, there are 160 of them to enjoy. Approximately 55 inches of natural snow fall on Cascade Mountain on an average annual basis, and when the natural stuff isn't falling, the resort can cover 100 percent of its terrain with manmade snow. It's worth noting that Cascade Mountain also has the ability to make snow at the Snow Tube Park. There are five tube lanes at the Snow Tube Park, and a surface lift is in place to get tubers back to the top.
There are nine total lifts at the Cascade Mountain Ski Area, and they run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Fridays, Saturdays, and special holiday periods see the lifts operating between the hours of 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., while the Sunday hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Rental equipment is available at the resort if you need it, and beginners will be happy to know that it's also possible to book skiing lessons or snowboarding lessons.
For those who are in need of Cascade Mountain lodging, there are no accommodations at the ski area itself. That being said, there are a number of lodging options close by, and they offer a lot in the way of variety. When booking one of the Cascade Mountain Ski Wisconsin lift and lodging packages, you can choose from hotels, vacation rentals, and resorts that have their own waterparks, so finding something fit your taste and preference shouldn't be hard. For those who are interested in a good clean room at a good clean price, both the Comfort Suites Portage and the Days Inn Portage are just a few miles from the slopes.