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Shred up the slopes at these board-friendly locations

Afton Alps

With nearly 300 skiable acres, 50 trails, 18 lifts and four terrain parks, there is enough terrain to challenge experts to beginners, day or night. Two tricky terrain parks, tubing, tow ropes and chairlifts galore, all types of rentals, a ski…

6600 Peller Ave. S.
 (651) 436-5245

Cascade Mountain

They have 41 runs, the longest being a full mile, and a vertical drop of 460 feet. Six terrain parks will keep anybody occupied, while they have tubing for less intense riders. Towropes and chairlifts, rentals, a ski shop,…

W10441 Cascade Mountain Rd.
 (608) 742-5588

Christie Mountain

Twenty-two lighted runs up to 4,000 feet long, with a 350-foot vertical drop with one double chairlift, one t-bar and three rope tows, tubing runs, towropes and chairlifts, rental gear, chalet, and instructions available.

W13755 County Hwy. O
 (715) 868-7800

Coffee Mill Ski & Snowboard Resort

From the gentle slopes of Chippewa to the radical pitch of O'Chute, each run is obscured from the next by an abundant growth of birch, oaks, and pines. Modern snowmaking and daily grooming insure great snow throughout the season. A sweet…

99 Coulee Way
 (651) 565-2777

Granite Peak

A massive place with 74 runs up to 1.5 miles in length and an awesome vertical drop of around 700 feet. They also have tubing, tons of rentals, a ski shop, chalet, lodging, restaurants, snowmaking, and instruction.

3605 N. Mountain Rd.
 (715) 845-2846

Mt. LaCrosse Ski and Snowboard

Offers 18 slopes and trails that are serviced by four chair lifts and one tow rope. They also have a convenient chalet, rental and repair, food and a bar, and a 516 foot vertical drop.

N5549 Old Town Rd.
La Crosse
 (608) 788-0044 and (800) 426-3665

Trollhaugen Ski Area

Featuring 23-24 runs with tubing, towropes and chairlifts, rentals, a ski shop, chalet, restaurant, snowmaking, and instruction available. The longest run is 2,500 feet with a vertical drop of 286 feet.

2232 100th Ave.
 800-826-7166, (715) 755-2955, or (651) 433-5141