Unless you’re the type to leave your holiday decor up until March (No shame! It’s cheery!), it’s not uncommon to need something to lift your spirits throughout the winter months. Luckily, snowsports are an amazing outlet.

So this is our call to action for snow lovers and thrill chasers! We have all the information about what’s up with the best Madison ski resorts for the rest of the 2021-2022 season. Lift tickets, season passes, trail info. Whew! There is a lot to know. And this may sound nerdy… but adventures are always more fun when logistics go smoothly. So we’ve compiled this information for you. So you can make an educated decision about the best place for your next downhill adventure.

Everything You Need To Know About The 2022 Season At Blackhawk Ski Club

Perks of Blackhawk 

Blackhawk is super convenient to downtown Madison (only 20 minutes away!), which makes it the go-to for a quick downhill fix. Blackhawk has 60 acres of land dedicated to recreation. This land includes 1 beginner ski hill and 3 intermediate ski hills. There are no equipment rentals at Blackhawk, you must bring your own. Although some children may be eligible to borrow equipment for free. 

How Much do Blackhawk Passes Cost?

What about day passes?

Blackhawk is a non-profit educational organization. The mission is to promote recreational activities and competitive sports for families. For this reason, they depend on memberships to keep their doors open. Day passes are not available.

Everything You Need To Know About The 2022 Season At Tyrol Basin

Perks of Tyrol Basin

Only a quick 35 minutes from downtown Madison, Tyrol Basin slopes have a wide range of downhill options. There are:

  • 6 beginner runs
  • 6 mid-range runs 
  • 4 Black diamond runs 
  • 1 double black diamond run 

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Tyrol Basin has a resort feel. Skiiers can warm up with a beer and some food at the lodge-style cafe when they’re needing a break. Snow tubing and jumps are also available. Before you go… check the snow cam. 

How Much does a Tyrol Basin Pass Cost?

Everything You Need To Know About The 2022 Season At Devils Head Resort

Perks of Devils Head Resort

Devils Head is a vacation destination for the entirety of Wisconsin. It’s even scored the title of one of “the Midwest’s 10 Best Ski Resorts”. But it’s only a 50-minute drive from downtown Madison, making it a very doable day trip for Dane County Residents. It has one of the most expansive downhill routes in the area. Here, you can find: 

  • 30 runs of varying difficulties (even a double black diamond!) 
  • The longest run in the park is 1 ½ miles long
  • Night skiing terrain 
  • A lift system designed to minimize wait time 
  • 30% beginner runs, 40% intermediate runs, 30% advanced runs 
  • A terrain park with over 35 features and 5 jumps

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If you’re headed to Devil’s Head for the entire weekend or extended vacation, be sure to explore the other fun things in the area. Go for a hike and explore dreamy Devils Lake State Park. Golf, gamble, wander around museums or try out the Wollersheim Winery

How Much Does A Devil’s Head Season Pass Cost?

Buy season passes here

How Much Does A Devil’s Head Lift Ticket Cost?

Buy lift tickets here.

How Much Do Multi-Day Lift Tickets Cost?

Devils Head also features a $16 Thursday Night Special! All lift tickets for all ages are only $16.

Everything You Need To Know About The 2022 Season At Cascade Mountain

Cascade Mountain is a quick 45-minute drive from downtown Madison. It’s located just off i90. This makes it a great option for anyone who prefers to zip down the highway, rather than twist down snowy country roads. On Cascade Mountain you’ll find:

  • 14 beginner trails
  • 11 more difficult trails
  • 10 most difficult trails
  • 3 terrain parks, complete with jumps and jibs.

Snow tubing is also available for those who would rather not ski or snowboard.

Before you go, check the snow report.

How Much Do Cascade Mountain Season Passes Cost?

*A 20% discount is applied for juniors, seniors, and active military. 

How Much Do Cascade Mountain Lift Tickets Cost?