Holy S man! $550.00 for Wilmot that seems like over kill to me. I'm not familiar w/ that resort just from reading their website and observing there "mountain" trial map it's ridiculously priced.
Wilmot Mountain Location Kenosha County, Wisconsin, U.S. Nearest city Wilmot, Wisconsin Vertical 190 ft (58 m) Top elevation 960 ft (293 m) Base elevation 770 ft (235 m) Skiable area 120 acres (0.49 km2) Runs 25 Longest run 2,500 ft (760 m) Lift system 11 chairlifts - vintage! Lift capacity 12,500 skiers/hr Terrain parks 5 Snowfall 48 in (120 cm) Snowmaking Yes Night skiing Yes Web site wilmotmountain.com
A vertical drop of 190 ft. Ha this made me laugh. Our bunny hills have more vertical drop than that. and a skiable area of 120 acres being located near major metropolis = big crowds.
Just to give you some comparison
[Crystal Mountain Skiers on Crystal Mountain's slopes Location Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Pierce County, Washington United States Nearest city Enumclaw 40 mi. (65 km) north Coordinates 46°55′40″N 121°28′56″W Vertical 3100 ft (945 m) 2602 ft (793 m) - lifts Top elevation 7012 ft (2137 m) 7002 ft (2134 m) - lifts Base elevation 3912 ft (1192 m) 4400 ft (1341 m) - lifts Skiable area 2,600 acres (11 km2) lift serviced: 2300 acres (9.3 km˛) inbounds backcountry 300 acres (1.2 km˛) Runs 57 - 11% easiest - 54% more difficult - 35% most difficult Longest run 2.5 mi (4 km) "Northway" Lift system 1 Gondola 10 chairs 1 magic carpet Lift capacity 20,760 / hr Terrain parks 1 Snowfall 350 inches (8.9 m) Snowmaking none Night skiing none Web site crystalmountainresort.com
Last year I purchased two 5 day passes @ $320.00 a piece. My son and I then went up an additional 15 times at the daily lift rate+gondola = $74.00 a day totaling $1,110.00 for a season grand total of $1,420.00 for the two of us. Not to include gas making the 2 hour trip and food at the resort.
This year I purchased two gold member season passes for the Summit at Snoqualmie for right around $1200.00 back in July.
Location Snoqualmie Pass, Washington, United States
Nearest city North Bend (18 miles west)
Coordinates 47°24′36″N 121°24′21″W
Vertical 2,280 ft
Alpental – 2,280 ft
Summit Central – 1,025 ft
Summit West – 765 ft
Summit East – 1,100 ft
Top elevation 5420 ft (Alpental)
Base elevation 2610 ft (Summit East)
Skiable area 1,914 acres (7.75 km2) (combined)
Runs 62 (combined)
- 14% easiest
- 45% more difficult
- 41% most difficult
Longest run 1.2 mi International
Lift system 18 chairs, 6 surface lifts
4 chairs, 1 surface lift
7 chairs, 3 surface lifts
5 chairs, 2 surface lifts
Snowfall 435 in
Web site summitatsnoqualmie.com - official site
So to me to pay $550.00 for a mound i mean excuse me " Wilmot mountain" seems a little over priced in comparison. Though if it's all I had then I guess I'd pay it but I sure as shit would not be happy about it. In fact it's probably be enough to make me move.