W10441 Cascade Mountain Road, Portage, Wisconsin
At Cascade Mountain, kids 12 and younger ski free with a paid adult ticket. That, plus the fact that it boasts some of the best terrain parks and longest, well-maintained runs in the Midwest and proximity to Wisconsin Dells, makes the resort a one-stop shop for families looking to stretch their winter vacation budget.
The resort underwent quite a few offseason updates in preparation for its 60th season, including newly lit terrain, resulting in 125 total acres available for night skiing.
Face coverings are not required for guests, but they are highly recommended, especially in crowded indoor spaces. Lifts will be loaded at full capacity, and those uncomfortable riding with other individuals should let the attendant know, and they’ll make accommodations. It’s usually packed, as most resorts are during the holiday season, but skiers — especially the early birds — might find solace in the resort’s limit on daily ticket sales.