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Wilmot Mountain, Wilmot

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#19 of 20 in Winter Sports in Wisconsin
Ski Area · Nature / Park
Wilmot Mountain is a ski area in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. It is located in the Census-designated place of Wilmot and lies in both the Town of Randall and the Town of Salem, just north of the Illinois border. Located in the southern region of Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine, Wilmot Mountain is the result of glaciation. The self-proclaimed "Matterhorn of the Midwest" was founded by Walter Stopa in 1938 after a thorough research of the area’s topography. It has a vertical drop of about 200 feet (60 m). It is also one of the few hills where the mountain is wide open, with few trees or barriers to crossing the hill. A skier can transverse several runs while skiing downhill. Night skiing is available on the entire hill.

Wilmot Mountain is located 40 miles south-southwest of Milwaukee and 55 miles (90 km) north of Chicago. The Stopa Family were the owners and operators from February 1938 to January 2016. Vail Resorts purchased the resort in early 2016. Vail Resorts completed about $13 million in renovations in 2016. Most days small aircraft from the nearby Westosha airport can be seen high above, circling the hill.

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  • Nice skiing without the drive. Staff were all super friendly. Ski school instructors are saints and work hard with the kids which I’m sure is trying. Rental process was long and time consuming but we....  more »
  • We purchased Epic passes back in September that promised 3 free reward days, redeemable at any resort. We live near Wilmot and have tried without success to get a live person to help. Epic told us....  more »
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