Snow Tubing at Wilmot Mountain {WI}

***Snow tubing hill officially reopens for the 2016-17 on December 22, 2016. For current conditions, visit Run and Terrain Status.***

***This story was originally published in 2014. Wilmot opens for the 2016-2017 season on December 14, 2016 and unveils over $13 million in improvements.***

Were you a little disappointed that we didn’t have a White Christmas? Were your kids looking forward to frolicking in the snow over Winter Break?  At Wimot Mountain, just a short drive over the IL/WI border, the lack of snow won’t stop you from having fun!

Wilmot Mountain is one of the first successful ski resorts in the midwest to master the art of “snowmaking” and is family-owned and operated.   They offer skiing and snowboarding along with class instruction for all skill levels.  But what has my family most excited is their Snow Tubing area…

tubing at Wilmot Mountain
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Snow tubing is the perfect winter “sport” your whole family can participate in since no one really has to have a particular skill set to participate.  Basically, if you can fall and know how to hang on, you’re in!

conveyor lift at Wilmot Mountain
Image from Wilmot Mountain on Facebook

At Wilmot, they have a wholly separate tubing area that’s over 1,000 feet long with over 20 lanes.  It even has its own covered conveyor lift and a comfy new lodge.  This isn’t your average sledding hill though, speeds have reached 38mph in the day and over 50mph at night, so it’s not an activity for the faint of heart or smaller children afraid of speed.

Snow Tubing at Wilmot Mountain
Image from Wilmot Mountain on Facebook

Directions from Lake County:

  1. Follow  I-94W heading North towards Wisconsin
  2. Exit on Rosecrans/Hwy 173
  3. Travel West for 14 miles
  4. Turn Right at Wilmot Road
  5. Continue onto Hwy W/Fox River Road

No Snow?!? No problem!  A family excursion to Wilmot Mountain is worth the trip!

Image from Wilmot Mountain on Facebook

Wilmot Mountain
Ph: 262-862-2301
11931 Fox River Road, Wilmot, Wisconsin 53192

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When Loralie isn’t out exploring with her two pint-sized adventurers you’ll often find her in front of her computer plotting to take over the world (or at least Lake County.) She appreciates good friends, good food, expensive shoes and parents who make two lanes in the drop-off/pick-up line at school. Her spirit animal is The Hobbit. She invites you to join her on her quest for unique distractions, diversions and deliciousness in this county we call home. She is the Features Editor and Marketing Director at Little Lake County.

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