Address: 11931 Fox River Road, Wilmot, WI 53192
Time from Chicago: 1 hour, 15 minutes (65 miles)
Hills: 25 runs, some as high as 190 feet
Skiing at Wilmot Mountain
The ski resort of Wilmot Mountain is located in Kenosha County in southeast Wisconsin, just on the other side of the state line from Illinois. It’s a reasonable drive from Chicago, just over an hour or so during normal traffic.
Wilmot Mountain boasts 25 runs ranging from novice hills to those designed for more advanced skiiers and snowboarders. Their trail map shows the layout of the hill, with challenges ranging from the beginners’ Little Turtle practice trail to more complex trails like Fanny Hill and Walter’s Folly. One trail, Stateline Slope, is exactly what it sounds like – it runs right near the border of Illinois and Wisconsin.
There’s even a Wilmot webcam that runs live during ski season.
As of the 13-14 winter season, a weekend lift ticket ran $45 for adults and $32 for kids, with prices dropping during the week to $35 for adults and $25 for children. Night skiing is available from 4:30 to close.
Wilmot Mountain has been family-owned and operated since 1938 and makes a concerted effort to cater to the entire family. Parents with kids new to the sport may want to consider the resort’s Snow Sports School. For adults, the Main Lodge Bar serves food and drinks until after the hill closes.
For those looking for a different kind of thrill, Wilmot Mountain has another cool facility – a new 1,000-foot snow tubing hill for kids and adults. The hill features 20 tubing lanes and speeds can reach 35-50 miles per hour.