WISCONSIN

Any information or assistance on the lost ski areas of Wisconsin would be greatly appreciated. Please contact: mark@mwlsap.org

LOST AREAS

Americana - still open as Mountaintop at Grand Geneva

  • Lake Geneva, WI - southeast Wisconsin

Baldy Mountain Ski Hill (Old Baldy)

  • Cornell, WI - northwest Wisconsin
  • 1 rope tow
  • Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page 1 2

Badlands

Bear Valley (see Pink Panther)

Big Bearskin Lake Ski Hill

Big Dipper - see Echo Valley

Birch Haven (originally called Suicide Hill)

  • Baraboo, WI - south central Wisconsin
  • v: 278 ft.
  • Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page (Birch Haven) 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • skimap.org (0 maps)

Birch Park (also called Eight Flags of Birch Park)

  • Houlton, WI - west central
  • v: 230 ft.
  • In 1978: 7 rope tows, 1 T-bar, 3 chairlifts
  • Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page 1 2 3
  • skimap.org

Birchwood Valley

Bull Run Ski Area

Calumet County Park (previously called Calumet Hills)

Chain O' Lakes

Chanticleer Inn

  • Eagle River, WI - north central Wisconsin
  • v: 85 ft
  • Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page 1 2

Crystal Ridge - still open as Rock Snowpark

Currie Park

Deepwood (later called Windward Park)

  • re-opening as Windward Park
  • Wheeler, WI - west central
  • v: 293 o: 1951
  • In 1978: 8 rope tows, 2 T-bars
  • Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  • skimap.org

Delafield Lodge (later called Winterhaven)

Devil's Lake - Windy City Ski Club - see Windy City Hill

Dretzka Park

Echo Valley (later called Big Dipper)

  • White. Lake, WI
  • Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page 1 2

Eight Flags of Birch Park - see Birch Park

Engelwood

Ferry Hill Winter Sports Area

Forest Springs

  • Fifield, WI - north central Wisconsin
  • skimap.org (0 maps)

Fun Valley Ski Area

  • Middle Inlet, WI - northeast Wisconsin
  • v: 275 - 300 ft. o: 1953 c: 1972
  • 2 rope tows
  • Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page 1 2

Frolic Valley

Gateway Lodge

Glenwood City 57 Hills Ski Area - see Ski Glen

Greenbush Ski Hill

Hardscrabble

Harrison Hills (later called Silver Valley)

  • Gleason WI (Merrill, Tomahawk, Rhinelander) - north central Wisconsin
  • v: 200 o: 1968 c: 1986
  • In 1978: 3 rope tows
  • Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page 1 2 3
  • vertical?
  • skimap.org

Hiawatha Hills

  • Alma, WI - east central Wisconsin
  • v: 600 ft. (551 ft) o: 1970 c: 1975
  • Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page 1 2
  • skimap.org (0 maps)

Hidden Valley Ski Area

Highlands of Olympia (See Olympia)

Hilly Haven Ski and Golf

Hogsback Hill

Hogsback Springs Recreation Area (see Spur Lake Recreation Area)

Interlaken Resort

Iverson Park

Kiwanis Park (Kiwanis Hill) - Ripon

Lockhaven (also called Spooner-Shell Lake Ski Area)

?? Lodi ??

Majestic

Manitou Valley Ski Valley

Maple Crest Ski Tow

  • Jeffris, WI (north central Wisconsin - 10 miles south of Rhinelander)
  • Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page 1 2
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  • Facebook Post - Skiers and Snowboarders of the Midwest

Mineral Point

Minocqua Winter Park (home to former Squirrel Ski Hill)

  • Minocqua, WI - north central Wisconsin
  • website - now XC only

Mo-Ski-Tow Hill

  • New London, WI - central Wisconsin
  • o: 1940 (1956) c: 1963
  • Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page 1 2

Mus-Ski Mountain (also called Muskellunge)

  • Saynor, WI - north central Wisconsin
  • v: 200 ft. o: 1957
  • Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page 1 2
  • vertical?

Mt. Fuji

Mt. LeBett

  • Coleman, WI - northeastern Wisconsin
  • v: 300 ft. o: 1965 c: 1985
  • In 1978: 3 rope tows
  • Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page 1 2 3 4
  • skimap.org

Mount Tom (private)

Navarino Hills (previously known as Pues Hill)

Nest Of Eagles

Nor-Ski Ridge (became Omnibus)

Norway Basin (still open as Tryol Basin)

Old Baldy - see Baldy Mountain

Olympia (also known as Scotsland, Highlands of Olympia)

Omnibus (see Nor-Ski)

Paradise Valley Ski Resort

Perkinstown Winter Sports Park

Pinehurst (Pinehurst Bowl)

Pink Panther (later Snowburst [1978], then Bear Valley [1985])

Playboy Club - still open as Mountaintop at Grand Geneva

Port Mountain - still open as Mt. Ashwabay

Potawatomi State Park

Powers Bluff

Pues Hill - see Navarino Hills

Rib Mountain - still open as Granite Peak

Ripon Kiwanis Hill- see Kiwanis Park

Riverbend

Scotsland (see Olympia)

Schuster Park

Sheltered Valley

Signal Mountain Ski Hill (Signal Hill)

Silver Valley - see Harrison Hills

Ski Glen (also called Glenwood City 57 Hills Ski Area )

Ski-Mac (see Snowcrest)

Skyline (or Sky Line)

  • Friendship, WI - south central Wisconsin
  • v: 335 ft. o: 1960 c: 2003
  • in 1978: 2 rope tows, 1 double chairlift, 1 triple chairlift
  • Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page 1 2 3
  • SKI Magazine - Spring 1974
  • skimap.org

Snowbowl

Snowburst (see Pink Panther)

Snowcrest (originally called Ski-Mac)

  • reopening soon
  • Somerset, WI - west central Wisconsin
  • v: 280 ft. o: 1969 c: 1984
  • In 1978: 6 rope tows, 1 T-bar, 2 chairlifts
  • Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page 1 2
  • skimap.org

Snow Valley - see Pink Panther

Spooner-Shell Lake Ski Area - see Lockhaven

Spring Valley

Spur Lake Recreation Area (also known as Hogsback Springs Recreation Area)

Squirrel Hill (became Minocqua Winter Park)

Sutter's Ridge (still open as Tyrol Basin)

Sylvan Hill Park

Telemark Resort (Mt. Telemark)

  • Cable, WI - northwestern Wisconsin
  • v: 370 ft. o: 1947 c: 1998
  • In 1978: 3 rope tows, 2 T-Bars, 3 chairlifts
  • Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  • Guide to Ski Areas - Sports Illustrated, Dec. 1958
  • skimap.org

Timberline

Touchet Ski Hill

Ullr

Velkommen (later called Delafield Lodge, Little Swiss Valley, and Winter Haven)

View Ridge Ski Hill

  • New London, WI - central Wisconsoin
  • v: 200 ft. o: 1961 (1963?)
  • in 1978: 4 rope tows
  • Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page 1 2 3 4
  • SKI Magazine, March 1979
  • Forgotten Wisconsin Facebook Group 1 2
  • vertical?

Viking Skyline

?? Viola ?? Ski Hill

Windy City Hill - see Devil's Lake - Windy City Ski Club

Winter Haven - see Velkommen

Wintergreen

  • Spring Green, WI - south central Wisconsin
  • v: 400 ft. o:1969 c: 1986 (1991?)
  • In 1978: 1 J-bar, 2 chairlifts
  • Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page 1 2 3 4
  • skimap.org

Winterset Ski Area

Woodside Ranch

Wunderberg Ski Area - still open as Sunburst

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STILL OPEN

Alpine Valley Resort

Ausblick (Private)

Blackhawk Ski Club (Private)

Bruce Mound Winter Sports Area

Camp 10

Cascade Mountain

Christie Mountain Ski Area

Christmas Mountain

Devil's Head Resort

Fox Hill Ski Area (private)

Granite Peak (Rib Mountain)

Heiliger Huegel Ski Club (private)

Kewaunee County Winter Park

Kettlebowl Ski Hill and Cross Country Trails

Keyes Peak Ski Area

  • Florence, WI - northeastern Wisconsin
  • v: 200
  • In 1978: 3 rope tows
  • website
  • skimap.org (0 maps)

Little Switzerland

Mont du Lac Ski Area

  • Superior, WI - northeastern Wisconsin
  • o: 1948
  • website
  • skimap.org
  • Former Ski Jump: Fond Du Lac Ojibway Bowl (Big Ojibwe Mountain, Fond du Lac Winter sports Center)
  • Ski Jumping 1 2
  • skimap.org (0 maps)

Mt. Ashwabay (previously Port Mountain)

Mt. LaCrosse

Mountaintop at Grand Geneva (formerly Playboy Club and Americana)

Nordic Mountain

Nutt Hill

Paul Bunyan

Powers Bluff

Rock Snowpark (formerly Crystral Ridge)

Sunburst Ski Area (formerly Wunderberg)

Standing Rocks County Park

Triangle Sports Area

Trollhaugen Ski Area

Tyrol Basin

  • MT Horeb, WI - south central Wisconsin
  • o: 1958 as Sutter's Ridge, became Norway Basin in 1960, and Tyrol Basin in 1965
  • website
  • skimap.org

Whitecap Mountains

Whitetail Ridge

Wilmot Mountain

  • Wilmot, WI (Salem Lakes) - southeastern Wisconsin
  • owned by Vail Resorts
  • website
  • skimap.org

Windward Park - formerly Deepwood

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MAPS

1956

Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page - omissions noted

 

1969

Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page

 

1970

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1971

1974 (not all areas listed):

See Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page for corrections

 

1977

See Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page (map corrections)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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