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MIDWEST SKI TRIP: GRANITE PEAK - Wausau, WI

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Join us as we return to Granite Peak – one of the biggest ski hills in the Midwest - March 17th - March 19th 2023: https://www.skigranitepeak.com/. Perfect timing to get your legs warmup for our upcoming ski trip to Jackson Hole.

Granite Peak has 74 runs and a 700 foot vertical drop. There are acres of wide-open beginner runs. Mile-long intermediate cruising runs. Bumps, trees, and terrain parks augment plenty of beginner and intermediate terrain. There is definitely terrain for all abilities. Personally, I’m looking forward to some glades of nicely spaced trees and fresh powder.

This incredible and diverse terrain is served by the most modern lift system in the Midwest including seven new chairlifts and the Midwest’s longest high speed chairlift.

 

TRANSPORTATION:
This is a carpool trip; Wausau is about 4 hour drive from O’Hare. If you are comfortable with sharing a ride, please post in the comments on Meetups if you have an extra spot or need a ride.  https://www.meetup.com/pine-point-ski-club/events/291933827/

ACCOMMODATION:
Wausau has tons of lodging, but most of us are going to stay at the La Quinta (great location, rates of about $139/night), and near plenty of restaurants for carry out.

If you want fancier, check The Jefferson Street. Here is a link to the Granite Peak booking site, but you will find better deals if you go directly to each hotel’s site.
https://www.skigranitepeak.com/ski-stay-packages

LIFTS:
Use your Indy Pass! Or if you don’t have the Indy Pass, buy lift tickets online in advance. The current price for a 2 day lift ticket is $190.

OTHER STUFF TO DO:
If you don’t want to ride the lifts both days, there are a couple good areas for other snow sports: XC skis, snow shoes, fat biking. There are plenty of other activities including ice skating, snow mobiles, & breweries.

Although, since pandemic, all our Midwest trips are carpool and "book your own" style, we are committed to offering our guidance around lodging, skiing, and transportation. We are excited to help our members get onto the hills & trails this winter and to have respectful socially distanced fun in the outdoors. We will be sending out a detailed daily trip agenda closer to the trip.

Contact Gabi for any questions regarding the trip at szabados200 AT gmail.com

Pine Point Ski Club
Happy snow riding!

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