In central Wisconsin, Granite Peak Ski Area, the ski hill near Wausau, is estimated to bring in more than $27 million to the Marathon County economy each winter.
By the numbers, the proposed Granite Peak Ski Area expansion plan would be a boon to any of the 72 counties in Wisconsin.
Come December through March, I’ll be at Granite Peak. Ten minutes out my back door and life’s stresses disappear. In my opinion, more runs will bring more economic growth to our area.
The Department of Tourism debuted its 2017 fall TV spot, which includes riding the fall chairlift at Granite Peak in Wausau.
As someone who grew up in Wausau and spent the vast majority of my winters at the ski hill, and now takes my own children there, I’ve seen firsthand the positive impact the area has on our youth.
Other resorts in the Midwest are pouring millions of dollars into expansions recognizing that they need to keep up with the competition.
The new expansion plan will consist of a new "pod" of runs, said Skinner, which will add on about a dozen beginning and intermediate runs for the more inexperienced skier or snowboarder.
This video covers many of the topics discussed locally, clearing the way for a better understanding of topics ranging from skier services, environmental issues, recreational trails, snowmaking, lighting, and infrastructure. This presentation is a narrated PowerPoint previously presented live at a public meeting held in Wausau, WI on December 7, 2016 at Granite Peak Ski Area.
A beautiful clear, cold day on the slopes in Wausau, Wisconsin.