Wisconsin Ski Resorts — Number 3 Nationally in Terms of Ski Resorts Count!
In life we often make trade-offs between quantity versus quality. In Wisconsin nature has taken the later option off the table with regards to mountain resorts and so we have not choice to go for quantity. Interestingly enough Wisconsin ski resorts are plenty in number, in fact, in terms of numbers Wisconsin is third in the nation! New York is far and away number 1, Michigan is number 2, followed by Wisconsin (mind you, the UP should be a part of Wisconsin).
Wisconsin Ski Resorts — An Outdoor Heritage
Wisconsinites are famed for their love of outdoor activities. Skiing and cycling are only two of the possibilities. Wisconsinites love to hunt, fish, cycle, hike, camp, xc-ski, downhill ski, swim, snowmobile, ice-fish, etc. We love to get outdoors. Many of us also work outdoors and shun working indoors, again, farming is only one possibility.
Given that Wisconsinites love the outdoors, it should be no surprise we have a large number of ski resorts. Yes, the resorts are often times stretching the definition of hill (let alone mountain) but as I have stated so often, what choice do we have if we have a weekend and want to ski? Very few of us (anywhere) can jet off to a true mountain resort for a weekend lark.
The point is not to try to brag that fact up or try to make the case Wisconsin is a skiing destination (it is not) but getting by with what you have. Yeah, I’ld rather ski on a big mountain but as I always say, if the choice is between skiing on a small hill or sitting on the couch (or even going to the gym) skiing smaller wins easily.