Whitetail Ridge Ski Area

Hours of Operation

We will be open for the season mid-December (weather permitting). We hope to see you on the slopes!

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


Off Hwy 21
Bldg. 8061

Handicap Accessible

+1 (608)388-4498

Military DSN Tel:

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Whitetail Ridge Ski Area is located near scenic Fort McCoy and is open to the public. Come enjoy fantastic winter fun with us! 

  • Ski Hill - Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding - Whitetail Ridge challenges skiers of all ages, from the novice to the experienced on the slopes supported by the National Ski Patrol. Enjoy downhill slopes with a vertical drop of over 185 feet. A self loading T-bar serves the slopes where the longest run is 1,300 feet. Snowboarding your thing? Come check out the terrain park!
  • Snow Tubing - Grab a tube and head down one of the 5 runs!  The 800' long slope, it's sure to be a thrill! The tubing area has it's own tow rope, so the ride up is just as fun! Must be 38" tall or a parent must sign a waiver. Plus there is a warming hut at the bottom of the hill - to keep you warm in between runs!
  • Cross Country Skiing - Ski over 5 miles of scenic country on our groomed trails. The abundant wildlife often make appearances on the beautiful trails!

Tactics Paintball and Laser Tag is also located at Whitetail Ridge.  For more information about programming and special events at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area, please call +1(608) 388-4498 or +1 (608)388-3517 or +1 (800)531-4703.

Events and Specials
Date Event
Jan 28 Winter Extravaganza
Feb 4 Fast & Flurrious Tubing Race
Feb 10 Cardboard Classic Sled Race
Feb 11 Chili Taste Off
Feb 18 3 vs 3 Pond Hockey Tournament
Feb 25 Broomball Tourney
Mar 4 Snow Fort Build Off
Mar 11 End of Season Bash
Friday Family Night Includes tubing pass, pizza, cookie and soda.  $17 per person
Super Saver Sunday Lift ticket with Equipment Rental.  Military $50, Public $55
Rates | Equipment Rental | Season Passes | Group Rates
Item Military Public
Lift Ticket $30 $35
Snowtubing Rates  
Anyone under 38" tall must have a
waiver signed by legal guardian
Snow Pillow $5 per Jump $25 Day Pass
Equipment Rental  
Skis | Snowboard | Snowshoes | Cross Country Skis (Daily) $30
Helmet & Boot Rental $10
Waxing $20
Season Passes Military Public
Lift Season Pass $150** $175**
Equipment Season Pass $150 $175
**Get 4 free tubing passes and 1 free jump on the ski pillow with the
purchase of a LIFT Season Pass.  Season Passes are available for
purchase at Pine View Campground or Whitetail Ridge (when open)  
Group Rates & Birthday Party Packages
Reservations required, please call or see a staff member for details.
Ski/Snowboard Lessons With Equipment Without Equipment
One hour time slot $60 $50

Whitetail Ridge Ski Area is located near Fort McCoy between Sparta and Tomah on Hwy 21 with the entrance approximately 1.6 miles west of the Fort McCoy Main gate. Watch for the Pine View Campground/Whitetail Ridge Ski Area signs and follow them to the ski hill.

National Ski Patrol


The National Ski Patrol (NSP) is a member-driven professional organization of registered ski patrols striving to be recognized as the premier provider of training and education programs for emergency rescuers serving the outdoor recreation community. To meet that goal, and promote the safe enjoyment of snow sport enthusiasts, NSP supports its members through accredited education and training in leadership, outdoor emergency care, safety programs and transportation services.

Our History

The National Ski Patrol (NSP), founded in 1938, has followed its creed of "Service and Safety" since the establishment of skiing as a popular sport in the United States. As snow sports and guest services at areas have evolved over the years, so has the NSP, from a service organization to a modern-day professional education association. Other snow sports such as snowboarding, tubing, and snow-skating introduced new equipment and new terrain, which in turn required developing and teaching new safety and emergency care training methods. Increased access to the backcountry, beyond ski area boundaries, has also meant new training regimens for member of the NSP.

Today the organization is composed of more than 26,000 members serving over 650 patrols. These individuals include alpine, Nordic and auxiliary patrollers who are paid or who volunteer their time throughout the United States and at certain military areas in Europe. The organization's members are engaged in the promotion of safety programs across the outdoor recreation community. NSP members work on behalf of local ski and snowboard areas to improve the overall snow sports experience for outdoor recreation.

Anyone interested in joining ski patrol or if there are anyone visiting that are current NSP members who want to volunteer their time. Please call +1 (608)388-6461 or +1 (608)388-2625.