*** Wilmot is now EPIC! 2016-2017 Season Passes Now Available! Many options are available including the Epic Local Pass or the Epic Pass. ***
Wisconsin’s place for winter fun: downhill skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, family fun, entertainment and more!
As long as temperatures are consistently low enough, Wilmot Mountain makes its own snow. Before visiting, please see listed website for current conditions.
The Wilmot Mountain Snow Tubing Facility is located at 12301 Fox River Rd, south of the main Wilmot Mountain entrance. It features over 1,000 feet of tubing, over 25 lanes, conveyors to bring you back up the hill, full kitchen, full bar, multi-level seating areas, and more! This area, which initially opened during the 2011-2012 winter, has its own hours; see listed website for details.
Wilmot Mountain's Winter Wonderland is a ski-play area for children ages 4 to 9 years old. Winter Wonderland incorporates games with ski fundamentals that teach balance and build confidence. Specially trained instructors closely supervise the activities. Parents are free to pursue their own fun, confident that their children are learning the basics in a fun safe environment.
Wilmot Mountain opened in 1938. Free Wi-Fi is available at Wilmot Mountain.
On March 10, 2016, it was announced that Vail Resorts, Inc. will invest $13 million to re-imagine the entire guest experience at Wilmot Mountain, ahead of the 2016-2017 winter season. In addition, the Company announced that Wilmot will be included in the Vail Resorts season pass lineup, offering the best resort access and value in the snow sports industry on one season pass. The Company's $13 million commitment to upgrade and modernize Wilmot Mountain will include:
- New Lifts. Three new four-person chairlifts will replace existing lifts. Combined with a new high-speed rope tow in the terrain park and two new surface conveyor lifts in the beginner area, the new lifts will increase capacity by up to 45 percent, allowing skiers and snowboarders more time on the slopes.
- Base Area Transformation. The entire base lodge will be transformed, including the addition of 400 seats and upgrading the food and beverage offering to accommodate more guests. In addition, the facility will be modernized to offer seating for families, groups and adults, including a new bar and Wi-Fi throughout the facility. The Iron Kettle restaurant will be completely redesigned and will include a new lounge and bar where parents will be able to watch their children ski and snowboard and enjoy a full-service bar and food service in an energized, yet comfortable, setting.
- New Kids' Ski and Snowboard School and Enhanced Beginner Area. A dedicated and state-of-the-art children's ski and snowboard center will be created adjacent to the learning terrain at the base of the ski area, featuring a playful open space for kids along with their own lunch and break room. This dedicated space will be a hallmark addition to create the premier ski and snowboard school experience in the Chicago area. The learning terrain will be re-graded to be more accessible for teaching beginners and two new surface conveyor lifts will be added for easy access.
- New Terrain Park and High-Speed Rope Tow. A new expanded terrain park will offer unique and innovative features designed and created by terrain park staff at the Company's western resorts, as well as the addition of a new high-speed rope tow to enable skiers and snowboarders to spend more time in the terrain park.
- Expanded State-of-the Art Snowmaking. Significant improvements will be made to the snowmaking infrastructure including the addition of new energy-efficient snowmaking guns and pumps to increase the snowmaking capacity and allow Wilmot to open more terrain earlier in the season and create the ability to recover terrain quickly during the season.
- Enhanced Alpine Racing Features. Improvements to both the race arena and timing systems will be made to better support the local ski clubs and racing programs, and attract bigger races in the region.
- In addition to the on-mountain improvements, Vail Resorts will incorporate its best practices in all aspects of guest service and on-mountain operations. This includes guests having the ability to purchase lift tickets online with their mobile devices, world-renowned ski and snowboard school programming to help guests of all abilities improve and the high level of service that guests have come to expect at the Company's collection of mountain resorts. Additionally, the Wilmot team will be working closely with the Company's other urban ski areas and western resorts to incorporate best practices in grooming, snowmaking, safety and guest service, among other operational areas.
- This transformational plan will coincide with Wilmot Mountain guests' opportunity to purchase Vail Resorts season passes allowing them to ski in their own backyard and at nine world-class resorts out West.
Read the complete news release, with season pass information, here.
On January 19, 2016, Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) announced that it has acquired Wilmot Mountain, expanding its collection of premier urban ski areas in the Midwest. Read the complete news release here.