Cascade’s regular season hours are 9am – 10pm Friday and Saturday, 9am – 8pm Sundays and 10am – 8pm Monday – Thursday. Please see our Hours and Rates Calendar for special hours and rates.
There are a few choices when it comes to food at Cascade Mountain. There is the Peak Cafe, located upstairs in the Peak lodge, which offers burgers, fries, snack foods, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, chips, drinks, specials and lots more.
The Peak Bar is a great place to grab a drink after a long day on the slopes. Chat with the friendly bartenders, check out the slopes from the large panoramic windows or on our new outdoor patio, or sit back and enjoy the 2 flat screen TV’s.
The Snackbar is located in the lower level of the Peak lodge, and serves a variety of hot and cold foods, hot and cold drinks, as well as quick munchies and other goodies.
Don’t forget the Coffee Shop in the Chalet, featuring Starbucks Coffee, cookies, muffins, fresh-baked goodies, a fireplace, and great views.
The Cookout, open on most weekends and holidays, serves hot dogs, brats, burgers, chips, and drinks.
Hours of operation at all food service locations may vary.
Cascade Mountain’s Snow Tube Park opens when we either receive enough natural snow or temperatures get cold enough to make snow. The Snow Tube Park usually opens at a later date than the ski slopes. Please check the Snow Tubing section of our website for more information on when snow tubing will open.
We do not currently have age or height restrictions in place for snow tubing. It is up to the parent/guardian of the child to determine if the child can safely tube alone.
We will only be accepting card and digital forms of payment such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Cascade e-gift cards.
We have Cash-2-Card self-service kiosks located in the Peak Lodge, Sports Shop, Tube Town, and Daisy. These kiosks act as reverse ATMs, meaning you put cash in, and receive a prepaid card that can be used anywhere that cards are accepted, not just at Cascade! There are no activation fees, which means the amount you put in is the amount that you get back. There is a $3.95 dormancy fee after 92 days of inactivity.
Cascade welcomes service animals as defined by the ADA, and recognize the important role they play in many of our customers’ lives; however, we do not allow pets.
Although we do not have lodging on-site at Cascade Mountain, there is a wide variety of hotels, condos, and even indoor water parks within short driving distance.
The longest trail at Cascade Mountain is called “Far Out”, a beginner cruiser trail that takes you past old growth forests, waterfalls, rock formations and more scenic terrain. It is 5,300 feet long, or just over a mile. Adele’s Alley, also a beginner trail, is about a mile long, also.
- Base elevation is 820 feet.
- Peak elevation is 1,280 feet.
- Vertical drop is 460 feet.
- We are on 176 acres.
- The average annual snowfall is between 50-56 inches of natural snow a year.
- We have 100% snowmaking coverage of our trails.
- There are 11 lifts including 2 high speed detachable quad chairs, 2 fixed quad chairs, 2 triple chairs, 2 double chairs, one tow rope, and two Magic Carpets (one at TubeTown).
- There are 48 trails open to skiing and snowboarding that break down as follows: 37% beginner runs, 40% intermediate runs, and 23% advanced runs.
Yes we do, with some of the most exciting and progressive features, rails and more in the Midwest. Located under the Mountain Top Express unload and stocked full of rails, jumps, and jibs is Mountain Top Park. Our beginner/progression park on Cottontail is home to smaller features that are perfect for mastering the basics of freestyle skiing and riding. Expert park riders will want to check out J.J. which hosts our biggest and baddest features and jumps. See our Terrain Parks page for more info.
- Wisconsin Dells – 20 minutes
- Madison – 30 minutes
- Milwaukee – 1.5 hours
- Wausau – 2 hours
- Rockford – 1.5 hours
- Chicago – 2.5 hours
- Springfield – 5.5 hours
- Green Bay – 2.5 hours
- Appleton – 2 hours
- Oshkosh – 1.5 hours
Cascade Mountain is located between Madison and the Wisconsin Dells on Interstate 90/94. We are 15 to 20 minutes south of the Wisconsin Dells and 30 minutes northwest of Madison. Please see the Getting Here section of the website for directions.
Yes! Our Cascade Kids program is a 2 hour lesson for kids ages 5-10.
Don’t forget that most kids love snow tubing. It’s perfect for the whole family and requires no lessons or experience, just the desire to have fun!
Cascade Mountain has 48 trails. We have something for everyone with a wide variety of beginner, intermediate, and advanced trails.
W10441 Cascade Mountain Road
Portage, WI 53901
Local Number: 1-608-742-5588
Fax Number: 1-608-742-7669
Yes, see more information here. The night ticket is available 5 hours before we close for the night.
Cascade offers a wide variety of season passes, with more options for the customer. Passes are available for purchase year-round online or over the phone. Season Passes come in many different varieties, from ski all winter every day with no restrictions to one ticket per week. Cascade Mountain hosts it’s annual season pass sale every spring, with amazing discounts.
If you’re dressed for the weather and come inside to warm up, you can enjoy outdoor sports at most winter temperatures. When skiing, snowboarding, or snow tubing, wear loose fitting layers with thermal or silk long underwear next to the body. A wind resistant, waterproof jacket and pants will block the wind and keep water out keeping you much warmer. Most of the body’s heat loss is through the head so a warm winter hat is necessary. A turtleneck, neck gaiter, or scarf helps keep wind from blowing down the neck and helps to keep the face warm. Goggles protect the eyes from wind, snow, and ice. One pair of polypropylene or warm wicking material socks are preferable for the feet. Too many layers on the feet will not keep them warmer, as they need room to move and breathe. Mittens are warmer than gloves as they use body heat to keep your fingers warm together.
Wind chill is the effect of wind and temperature on exposed skin as expressed in terms of temperature in still air. Dressing properly, covering exposed skin and protecting eyes with goggles will allow you to ski or board when the wind chill drops.
Values of wind chill below -10 degrees Fahrenheit are considered bitterly cold. Values of wind chill below -20 degrees Fahrenheit are extremely cold — human flesh will begin to freeze within one minute!
Lift ticket pre-purchase is required for skiing and snowboarding Friday-Sunday and peak days. Tubing ticket pre-purchase is required for every tubing session.
Pre-purchase is available for weekday and non-holiday skiing and snowboarding, and is strongly recommended due to our limited capacity.
Lift tickets can be purchased in advance here.
There is no charge for parking at Cascade Mountain.
The front gate is locked at night at Cascade Mountain and we do not have overnight parking facilities. If a vehicle is left in the parking lot overnight it may be plowed in or towed to another location. If a vehicle has broken down in the parking lot arrangements can be made to leave the vehicle overnight, although it may still be plowed in.
Cascade Mountain does not offer cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or snowmobiling. Please call the Wisconsin Department of Tourism at 1-800-432-8747 for more information on these winter sports.
No, due to safety concern while loading and unloading lifts, snow skates and snow bikes are not allowed.
Cascade Mountain does not offer basic childcare, but we do offer our Cascade Kids program which is a 2 hour lesson for kids ages 5-10.
Don’t forget that most kids love snow tubing and this winter sport, perfect for the whole family, requires no lessons or experience. Just the desire to have fun!
We have six food and drink locations at Cascade Mountain. The Peak Cafe and Bar, Snackbar, Daisy Cafe and Bar, Coffee Shop, Tube Town, and Outdoor Cookout, located right next to the Mountain Top Express. All serve a variety of hot and cold food and beverages, and fresh-baked desserts. Hours of operation may vary at all food service locations.
Yes, lockers are available in all buildings.
Out of safety concerns for our guests, employees and resort property, Cascade Mountain prohibits the operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public without prior written authorization. This extends to any drones launched outside of resort boundaries. Please call if you have any questions or seek authorization to operate drones. Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your skiing or snowboarding privileges, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of drone equipment equipment, and may be subject to damages as well as regulatory fines.