Winter Fun Guide
People come from all over to visit Granite Peak Resort at Rib Mountain State Park. You can read some fun facts about Rib Mountain, and why it’s NOT actually an extinct volcano, here. The resort boasts two chalets, including one built originally in 1939 that has a room named after Joe Duskey, a local veteran who was with the Army 10th Moutain Division, who was trained to fight the Nazis and their allies on skis during winter weather. Each week you can check out a local microbrew while checking out some live entertainment! You can check to see which trails and lifts are open right now here, and get hours of operation and rates here. Need lessons? Classes for kids ages 3+ or adults of any skill level are available.
Sylvan Hill Park boasts a cross country skiing and snowshoeing trail.
1329 Sylvan Street, Wausau, WI 54403
Nine Mile County Forest Recreation Area has over 30km of one way cross country ski trails, a chalet, and restrooms. Snowmobile trails are also available.
8704 Red Bud Road, Wausau, WI 54401
You can find condition reports, maps, and everything else you need for snowmobiling in Marathon County here. You can also listen to a recorded message with 24 hour trail conditions by calling 1-888-575-7669. There are resources from two local snowmobiling clubs, the Rib Riders of Marathon County and the Rib Knights Snowmobile Club.
Sylvan Hills Tubing Hill- family friendly park with a snack bar, tubes and tow ropes provided. Open during holiday week and January 6-March 5. Fridays 6 PM-930 PM , Saturdays 1:30 PMpm to 9:30PM, and sundays from 1:30PM to 5PM. Private rentals available.
1329 Sylvan Street, Wausau, WI 54403 715.573.2424
Or check out some of our fun local parks with hills open from sunrise to 11pm daily!
Bring your own sled and be safe!
3M Park 405 Park Blvd Wausau WI 54401 Lights on Hill
Pleasant View Park 1221 Sumner ST Wausau WI Lights on Hill
Riverside Park 100 Sherman ST Wausau WI
Schofield park 606 E Randolph ST Wausau WI
George ST Park 802 George Street, Rothschild, WI 54474 Lights on Hill