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Wisconsin Ski Areas Offer Midweek Incentives; Excellent Conditions

Sunburst Park

Wisconsin ski areas are offering midweek incentives to entice Badger State skiers and riders to the slopes and conditions couldn’t be better.


Wilmot Mountain, celebrating 75 years, offers $33 lift tickets midweek from either open-4 p.m., or 2 p.m.-close. You also receive $10 off snow tubing tickets for the same day when you purchase a lift ticket. Check out Wednesday night Turtle Races in the bar. If your turtle wins, you’re entered in a drawing at the end of the season for a Wilmot season pass for next year.


Alpine Valley offers a $25 lift ticket on Tuesday, and men’s day is on Wednesday and women’s day Thursday when lift tickets are $29 for the right gender.


Tyrol Basin has $12 lift tickets, rental equipment, beginner lessons, and airbag tickets from 4-9 p.m. every Tuesday. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., lift tickets are $12 and every Friday night from 7:30-11 p.m. They also offer free rental equipment with the purchase of a lift ticket from 4-9 p.m. every night except Tuesday and Friday nights.


At Little Switzerland, Monday is 2-for-1 Night when two lift tickets are $30. Tuesday is Ladies’ Night and Wednesday is Men’s Night when lift tickets and rentals are $19 each. A college ID will get you the same deal Thursday night. Friday is Senior Day with lift tickets and rentals $19 each for age 65 and up. The ski area’s Spring Splash takes place March 9-10.


Sunburst offers Family Learn to Ski on Sundays, Feb. 17, 24 and March 3. The cost is $80 per family and includes lift tickets, ski rentals and a beginner ski lesson. Lessons are given 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Every Friday and Saturday night, Sunburst offers a lift ticket, rentals and beginner lesson for $40. Monday evenings from 4 p.m.-close, a lift ticket is $20, and Tuesday its $20 for two people to tube two hours.


The ski area holds its Winter Bash on Friday, March 1, when slopes remain open 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Its $15 advance and $20 that day, which includes all the nachos you can eat and Sprecher Root Beer. The Winter Carnival is Saturday, March 2.


Cascade Mountain has online lift tickets starting at half-off the daily lift ticket price at the window.


Devil’s Head Resort has several fun events coming up. Hawaiian Weekend is Saturday, Feb. 23, which includes lots of Hawaiian food, drinks and live music in the Devil’s Den. Pulaski Weekend, March 2-3, brings plenty of Polka music, beer steins and bratwurst. March 16-17, they celebrate everything Irish. The green beer will flow, and there are always lots of activities for the kids.

Tyrol Basin

Nordic Mountain has Monday Learn to Turn Night when a lift ticket, rental and beginner lesson is $25. Wednesday night is 2-for-1 lift tickets for $23, and Friday is Ladies Day when lift tickets and rentals are $15 each.


At Mt. LaCrosse, Monday night is Student Night when a student pays $11 for a lift ticket and gets $5 off rental equipment. Tuesday is Ladies Day when they pay $19 for a lift ticket, and Thursday nights, from 4-9 p.m., lift tickets are $14. Saturday night is Family Night. The first parent pays $35, which includes lift ticket and free ski rental, and spouse and kids pay $7 each for lift tickets and each ski rental. Free group lessons are offered at 5 and 6 p.m., reservations required. 


Granite Peak offers specials every day of the week except Friday. Monday lift tickets, 10 a.m.-4 pm., are $15 off. Tuesday and Thursday tickets are 3-for-2 from 10-4, and night lift tickets, 4-9 p.m., are 2-for-1. Wednesday night lift tickets are $17 and ski equipment rental is free. A snowboard rental is $10. Saturday night, 4-9, lift tickets are $17. Sunday is Family Day when a family of four is $194 including lift tickets and rental equipment.


Christie Mountain, one of my favorite off-the-radar ski areas, offers rental equipment for just $10 on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday and Saturday night, from 5-10 p.m., tubing tickets are 2-for-1. Saturday night, 6-10 p.m., a lift ticket is $20 and rental equipment $10.


Trollhaugen offers weekly specials where you go online and print a coupon to take to the ticket office. Monday lift tickets are $20 with the coupon. Tuesday, you receive free rental equipment and a lesson with the purchase of a full price lift ticket. Wednesday Teen Night starts at 3 p.m. when a lift ticket is $17. Thursday is Family Day, two lift tickets are $50, rentals $15 and a beginner lesson $10. Starting in March, after 5 p.m., you get two tickets and rentals for $30.


Top Photo: Sunburst Ski Area; Bottom photo: Tyrol Basin 


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