SKI THOSE SLOPES: Christie Mountain Gets Exciting Expansion
new trails, 200+ snow tubes, and a whole buncha' fun slated for this winter
Let it snow! Or should we say, Make it snow? We could do for a few more flurries, especially with news of a recent expansion at Christie Mountain – a skiing, snowboarding, and tubing hotspot (or cold spot?) located just about an hour from Eau Claire in Bruce, Wisconsin.
Known for its scenic snow conditions, cozy chalet, and skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing trails and parks for folks of all ages, Christie Mountain has been family owned and operated since it opened in the late ’70s. Though it has received purchase offers from larger, national resorts, the family – David and Sue Vohs – are determined to keep the resort family owned.
This season – which opens tentatively in early December – there are three new trail additions at Christie, including Coyote’s Tail, Maple Rush, and Maple Grove (known as the Glade Trail). These new trails offer easy access to the T-Bar lift and a backcountry experience for folks of all skill levels. Kiddos can (and should!) check out their snazzy new SunKid Conveyor Lift, which doubles the uphill capacity of the tube park and now offers over 200 snow tubes, according to a media release. So, you know, you and 199 of your friends can hit the hills on a tube.
No snow? No sweat! Christie Mountain is upping their snowmaking capacity by 33% this winter, and along with that comes their new Prinoth Bison Groomer to help make the best snow conditions for outdoor adventuring possible.
If you’re thinking that all these updates mean more foot traffic, don’t panic. Christie Mountain also recently expanded their parking lot and added another outdoor ticket window along with six fire pits in various locations around the hill to keep you skiing longer and waiting in lines less.
If you’re looking for a fun weekend getaway, check out their Northern Boundaries cabin, which “offers the perfect getaway in beautiful northern Wisconsin in a fully furnished four-season log cabin,” according to their website.