VITAL STATS Skiable terrain: about 400 acres, 72 trails; seven lifts (2 triples, 3 doubles, 2 handle-tows). Lift tickets: $38 adult; $26 child (6-12); $26 senior (65-plus); kids 5-and-younger ski free. There are substantial discounts if you purchase online.
GETTING THERE From the south, head north on Interstate 51. Take exit 190 west one mile to Granite Peak. Granite is four hours from Chicago, three hours from Milwaukee.
SLEEPING IN Choose from a variety of motels, hotels, lodges and B&Bs. Most are priced at $45-$80 per night. Call 715-845-2846 or view the lodging list on www.skigranitepeak.com.
DINING OUT Check out Dave's Tavern on the Square (715-842-1478) in Wausau's Washington Square for casual pub fare (and free peanuts in the shell) or the Hereford & Hops (715-849-3700) for grill-your-own steaks and family-style dinners.
APRÈS-SKI Slide down to Chalet Lounge in the basement of the Granite Peak chalet for local brews and live music.
WHAT'S NEW 21 trails and a triple chairlift on the western side of Granite Peak; a $1 million addition to the historic Chalet, a 10,000-square-foot food service chalet; snowtubing slope with handle-tow.
A GOOD DEAL Kids 12 and younger ski free when mom and dad buy a two-day (or more) lift ticket. One child per paying adult.
INFORMATION 715-845-2846; www.skigranitepeak.com
Book two nights at a local lodging property and buy two lift tickets at full price, and you get all subsequent lodging and skiing at half price. Log on to skigranitepeak.com and click on "lift and lodging packages."