Rib Mountain State Park, Wausau

4.7
#2 of 27 in Trails in Wisconsin
Rib Mountain State Park is a 1528acre Wisconsin state park near the city of Wausau. The park includes a ski resort concession, Granite Peak Ski Area, a reservable amphitheather, and 15.1 miles of trails. The park is ten miles (16 km) north-northwest of Central Wisconsin Airport.
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  • Had a wonderful weekend ski getaway. All the runs and lifts were open- which was nice. Lifts weren't too crowded and the hills were well groomed. The check in line experience could be shortened. We st...  more »
  • I visited in the winter to do some hiking, there are several trails to choose from in the park, and great views of the area from the tower on top of the mountain. The day-use fee is reasonable, and wo...  more »
  • Great place to view the city in summer and fall and ski in Winter. Pricing is not cheap to ski but where is it? Not much offered but a fun outing at the least.  more »
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  • My favorite place to ski with in a reasonable driving distance from Chicago. Fast lifts and long runs make it really worth the drive for experienced skiers and snow boarders that can't make it out west. Lift tickets are reasonable and there are plenty of options for hotels in the area. However the chalet food is ungodly expensive. $7 for 4 chicken nuggets expensive. You'd save money leaving the mountain to go visit the nearest amusement park or baseball stadium for lunch.
  • Granite Peak ski was absolutely wonderful! They did have the snow machines on one day which was kind of annoying but necessary. We learned to go under and around them carefully . The next day it was even more awesome! the staff was fantastic to help with everything from equipment to lessons and food and assisting with everything. My entire group would definitely recommend them highly. The ski hills and lifts are tops in their class. Always look for discounts on ski and stays at local hotels. Military discount also
  • Prices were a little high for the quality of the skiing itself... but the facility is quite nice. Expect to find quality beers and a nice warm fire in the chalet. Live music, friendly staff and easily accessible.
  • We took the ride up and down the lift at Granite Peak to see the last of the fall colors and had a great time! Started at the bottom, got off at the top where we hiked, climbed the boulders and wooden tower, and stopped at the snack shack. Photos abound as we hopped on the lift and slowly traveled back down to our car. Great views, great time!
  • My wife and I both loved our experience here. We took the red trail and part of the blue one as well. We enjoyed the leaves scattered all over the trail, the rock formations, and the colorful valley below. The isolation was wonderful (hopefully our review doesn't change that 😀). The view from the top of the observation tower is well worth the climb!

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