Grab some coffee and join us for Ski Resort Sundays (SRS), where each week, we take a brief look at a ski resort from around the Midwest. SRS episodes are uploaded every Sunday at 8:00 AM (CST) so make sure you check in each week to see which ski resort we are covering.
Today, we will be examining a Wisconsin ski resort located a stone's throw off of I90/94, and of course, we are talking about Cascade Mountain.
Cascade's history dates back to 1962 when the resort officially opened. Named for the cascading ravines around the area, Cascade debuted with one double chairlift, five rope tows, and eight runs. Several years later, after visiting the ski resort during one of their regular camping trips, Phil and Adele Walz would purchase Cascade Mountain in 1977 and immediately would begin reinvesting in the hill. The ski resort has remained in the family with Rob and Vicky Walz taking over ownership in 2006 and would continue the idea of reinvesting, with a nine million dollar expansion in 2016.
Today, Cascade offers 47 runs, eight chair lifts, and three surface lifts while offering 460 feet of vertical drop. Cascade has terrain for all abilities, and their addition of eight intermediate trials with their expansion in 2016 on the south end of the hill rounds off their skiing terrain nicely. Cascade also offers two high-speed quads, giving skiers and riders the ability to lap runs in speed. They also offer snow tubing, which offers even those non-skiers or riders in the family something to enjoy.
Cascade has also taken a family-first approach to skiing and riding, which can be best seen by their tagline, "Where kids ski free!" That's right, children twelve and under ski free with a paid adult. In addition, Cascade's proximity to I90/94 & Wisconsin Dells makes it a perfect get-a-way for families of all ages.
If you want to learn more about Cascade Mountain, head over to their website www.cascademountain.com
We hope to see you out there this season!