Rib Mt Inn located between the high speed lifts and on the golf course.



Notes on Surface Conditions

Depending on recent weather we list the groomed runs as follows:

  • Power-tilled: the general groomed surface we often refer to as corduroy.

  • Packed Powder: groomed surface when 4 or more inches of snow has fallen during the last few days.

  • Powder: 4 or more inches of new snow since surface was last groomed.

  • Spring Conditions: occurs during warm days and cool nights of spring. Groomed nightly, usually firm in early morning, breaking a soft corn-snow surface mid-day and often soft in afternoon.








Single Day Lift Tickets are available Only at the ticket window

Night Skiing 4-9 all ages: $38.

Internet Tickets valid open-close

Closed Sunday Nights (Except Dec 28, Jan 18, Feb 15)


  • Adult/Child combo package represents the best value for adults with children.

  • Lift tickets for children age 5 and under are free, rental fees still apply

  • Savings based on savings from purchase of consecutive single day tickets plus $10/day for night skiing upgrade (night skiing is free with Internet Tickets).

  • In the event a rain check is issued, the value of the rain check given will be determined based on the cost of what the customer pays, minus the full window price of a one-day ticket.






How to Pick Up Tickets

When you arrive at Granite Peak, follow signs for the Ticket Office, where you will present your confirmation letter and receive your tickets.

We accept VISA, MASTERCARD and Discover payments online. All transactions are processed by a secure server. Multi-day tickets purchased on-line may be used any day during the 2014-15 ski season; Note that all ticket cancellation refunds are issued as a voucher only, valid for one year from date of cancellation. No exceptions.

If you have further questions, feel free to contact our ticket administrators at 715.845.2846





Historic Chalet

This historic stone chalet is named after the renowned World War II army alpine division. The 10th Mountain Division, trained to fight and travel on skis, fought many battles in the mountains of Europe against Hitler and his allies. Following the victory in World War II, members of the 10th Mountain Division returned home and opened or founded most of the ski areas that we have in the U.S. today.

The historic chalet was built in 1939 to replace a temporary structure that had served the ski area since its opening in 1937. Funds for the chalet were raised by the Marathon Civic Corporation, a local community group that is still active with the ski area today. The Historic Chalet was built of native stone to ensure its longevity, and two massive stone fireplaces, with hearths on both of the building's two level.

In honor of a local member of the 10th Mountain Division who was killed in World War II, and who was also a particularly accomplished skier at Rib Mountain during the early years, one of the rooms is named the Joe Duskey room.

Over the last fourteen years, Granite Peak has completed a major renovation and refurbishing of the Historic Chalet, both inside and outside. The stone work has been refurbished, siding has been replaced, interior pine paneling has been added, new carpet and tile laid, a new kitchen and a new tavern installed.



History of Granite Peak Ski Area


The ski area has a proud history of joint cooperation between the State, the local community and private ski area operators. A local businessman, Fred Pabst, operated the ski area from inception until 1947. From 1947, the State and a local civic organization jointly operated the ski area, an experience that convinced both the State and the community that the ski area would be best run by a private operator. In 1964, another local businessman, Carmie Oliva was recruited to operate the ski area. His tenure coincided with years of major growth in the ski industry, and skier visits increased.

1984 Master Plan

In 1984, the State adopted a new Master Plan for the development of the ski area. This plan called for an expansion similar to that being undertaken by Granite Peak. Two years later, the State entered into a long-term operating agreement with another local businessman that encouraged the new operator to expand the ski area as envisioned by the 1984 Master Plan. But for a variety of reasons, little of the expansion occurred.

Ski Area Improvements

Granite Peak was selected by the State of Wisconsin to carry out the expansion envisioned by the 1984 Master Plan. When Granite Peak was selected in 2000, the ski area had 14 runs and the buildings and other infrastructure needed to be updated. Over the past several years, Granite Peak has added 60 new runs for a total of 74 runs, installed seven new lifts, renovated the chalet and rental buildings, replaced the snowmaking system and built a new ticket building and new children’s center building. Today, Granite Peak is essentially a new ski area, and is realizing the potential envisioned by the Wausau community since the 1920s.



RIB MT INN is located between the lifts of Granite Peak. Only a short walk to the high speed lift,Rib Mountain Inn is the perfect place for winter sports enthusiasts. It is conveniently located at the base of the popular Granite Peak Ski Area. Planning on hitting the slopes? We’re located just 700 ft. from Granite Peak’s Comet, a six person chair lift. A short walk through our wooded trail and you are ready to ski or board! Our guests love the proximity we offer them to enjoy one of their favorite pastimes!



Ski Area: 715.845.2846




Granite Peak Ski Area
P.O. Box 5010
3605 N.Mountain Road
Wausau, WI 54402-5010


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