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Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Days Inn of Portage 


Days Inn of Portage is one of the closest hotels to Cascade Mountain! Just off exit 108A! Children 12 and under stay and ski for FREE! Come and enjoy our generous sized rooms and our expanded hot continental breakfast and USA Today. Relax in our indoor pool and whirlpool. Add a little more to your winter getaway with Chula Vista Waterpark passes included with stay. We are just minutes from the Tanger Outlet Mall and the indoor waterparks of Wisconsin Dells. Call us direct for Ski Package information or to make your reservation at 608-742-1554.

Extra person charges may apply 

$59 and up 

Comfort Suites 


Where children 12 and under Ski & Stay FREE! The closest hotel to Cascade Mountain Ski & Snow Board Area. We offer spacious rooms with free deluxe continental breakfast and free high speed and wireless internet. We have a 54 foot indoor pool with 2 whirlpools. Call us direct for Cascade Mountain Ski Package information or to book a package at 608-745-4717. Ski more - stay close!

Extra person charges may apply

$79 and up 

Kalahari Resort 



Kalahari features 752 beautifully appointed African-themed guest rooms and suites, Wisconsin's Largest Indoor Waterpark, first-class spa and world-class restaurants. In December 2008 Kalahari unveiled its new 100,000 sq.ft Indoor Theme Park featuring a 6-story Ferris wheel, 24-lanes of bowling, go carts, laser tag and much more!

Extra person charges may apply


$279 and up 












Krista's Kitchen




Blankenhaus located at 1223 E Wisconsin St, Portage, WI 53901; (608) 742-7555

  • Additional family owned and chain restaurants available in Portage, Wisconsin



The 2011/2012 season marks the 50th year Cascade Mountain has been in operation.  This off-season Cascade has made over $2 Millions dollars worth of improvements.  Improvements include a remodel to their Tech Shop to make room for one of most advanced ski tuning machines available the Montana International Challenge.  This machine can do a full tune in less than 10 minutes.  This will allow renters to use perfectly tuned equipment every time and racers will benefit with an exact tune dialed to your preferences with the ability to keep track of your settings.  This machine can do both ski and snowboard tunes with the capability or tuning 18 pairs of skis per hour.
Additional remodeling in the off season included a remodel of the coffee shop as well as the lower chalet has been expanded.  Another 14 automated snow guns have been purchased and to groom the new snow a new Prinoth Bison X has been purchased.  All this to ensure you get the best snow conditions possible all season long.  
Lets not forget Cascade continues to provide the best deal going....Kids 12 and under ski free when they are accompanied by a paid adult.


2011 - 2012 Rental Equipment Rates

2011 - 2012 Lesson Rates

2011 - 2012 Snow Tubing Rates




Cascade Mountain

Situated in the Baraboo Bluff region of south-central Wisconsin, Cascade's north-facing slopes offer real skiing variety. Some of their trails, like the Mogul Monster, are steep and challenging to any skier, while trails like Adele's Alley are over a mile long and fun for beginners and cruisers. Getting to the top of the mountain is fast and easy with ten lifts, including the high-speed Mountain Express quad chairlift. Overnight guests have a variety of lodging options near Cascade Mountain. A phone call to Cascade Mountain's Lodging Service can set you up with vacation packages that include lift tickets, lodging, food and lessons. Wisconsin Dells is just a few minutes away, and you can add the fun of America's largest and best indoor waterparks to your skiing vacation.

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Pros: Fast moving & quad chairlift, good but short runs, good gradual slopes beginners runs with servicing chairlifts already.

Cons: Expensive food, mix of green & blue and very short runs

Good beginner bunny slopes with the chair lifts and wider space. So beginners can actually learn to use the chair lift at once.
I think only one Magic carpet is only about 25 ft long...only for little kids.
Mixed of blue and green runs and very short. So watch out for the sudden steep areas. They also have snow tubing areas.
Expensive food, everything starts to about five bucks per portion. So I would suggest to bring your own snacks.
Ok lockers but tends to get too crowded, lots of chairs and tables for putting your boots on.

Next to Interstate Highway I-90 going to Wisconsin Dells...so the whole ski resort tends to get too crowded because of its closeness to large metropolitan cities like Madison Wisconsin, and Chicago Illinois which is about less than 3 hours drive from there.

Magic carpets at the beginners areas.




Bonfire pit at the base of the resort near the main express chairlift.






At the very top of Cascade Mountain.





View from the main cafeteria at Cascade Mt.




At the beginners areas with two chairlifts servicing this Schoolmarm green run.


This is at the base. Their main express chairlift all the way to the top.


There is also snow tubing at Cascade Mountain ski resort which is located at the far left corner of the map.



Pros: terrain, lifts, grooming, snowmaking

Cons: needs more attention to terrain park

This is the midwest and the elevation is like 700 ft and the vert is under 500ft everywhere you go.  The variety of terrain here blows devils head out of the water. this place has pitches, rolls, tilt, steeps, narrow, wide runs.  The snow making is the best but ever more important than the advanced snowmaking equipmet here is the willingness to make snow when the other places in the area are reluctant to take the risk.  Early season and late season, january thaw, cascade is making and grooming snow.  They open before adn have more runs open earlier than devils head every year. adn the same is true when compared to granite peak which is 1.5 hours north; cascade hs more terrain open than anywhere else and the quality of the snow is way better way more often under the same weather conditions.


The high speed quad makes lines shorter than anywhere else as well.  I think when I see reviews from people who have not seen devils head I think that they did not ski over on the 5 black runs off the cindy pop lift at cascade. 


I have had a season pass here for 5 seasons now and over 38 years have skied here probably over 400 days.  I log two weeks a year out west and I have taught all of my kids and their friends to ski at cascade mountain.


The convience of having the mountain right off the interstate is great and makes the 2.25 hr drive from schaumburg, Il a 1-3 time per week breeze.


If youski out of the chicagoland area, cascade is your place.


Pros: Nice Lodge and facilities, v. close to I-90

Cons: Long lines

I paid military rate for a lift ticket, hence the low price. It's ok here, but if I were paying full price I would have been disappointed. But hey, it's Wisconsin. I've heard Devil's Head is much better than Cascade, but have yet to get there.