Live music, fireworks, special prices kick off the ski and snowboard season

With the help of new snowmaking systems, Granite Peak Ski Area is ready for the 2017-18 season with over 25 percent of the primary terrain open, including seven runs and one terrain park.

“We’ve been working hard to make sure the recent upgrade of energy efficient snow guns provide excellent quality and coverage,” said Vicki Baumann, general manager. “Join us on Friday as we kick off the start of another great season of skiing and snowboarding.”

Opening day terrain will have an 18- to 36-inch base and be serviced by Comet, a six-person high-speed lift and Blizzard, the large conveyor lift for the beginner area. For a live, panoramic view of current conditions above the ski area, visit

Early season ticket prices until Dec. 15 start online at $42 per day for children ages 6 to 18, and $52 for young adults ages 19 to 29 and seniors, and $62 for adults.

Visit for complete lift ticket prices, along with lesson and rental information. After opening weekend, Granite Peak will be open daily from Nov. 22 through April 8, 2018.

Friday, Nov. 17, Opening Day

Celebrate opening day, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the live music of Scott Kirby, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and fireworks at 8 p.m. Lift tickets are just $29 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and rentals are half-priced. Happy hour drink specials last all night in the Historic Chalet.

Saturday, Nov. 18

Enjoy live music in the Historic Chalet, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., with Max Koepke and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Irene Keenan Jr. Lift tickets are $29 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 20

Meet your family and friends for a day of fun from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All guest services, including ticketing, chalet, gift shop, rentals and lessons, are open daily. Visitors can call the resort’s Central Reservation phone number, at 715-298-4036, for any assistance with information and ski and lodging packages.


Granite Peak Ski Area, located at Rib Mountain State Park, has a vertical peak of 700 feet with 75 runs, four terrain parks, three mogul runs, and three high-speed lifts. For more information, visit