Vail Resorts, based in Colorado, has bought the Wilmot Mountain ski area in Wisconsin, between Milwaukee and Chicago. What are the immediate plans for Wilmot Mountain? Find out here. 

 

Vail Resorts says it has acquired the Wilmot Mountain ski area in Wisconsin, between Milwaukee and Chicago.

According to WREX TV-13, "plans are to improve terrain parks, instruction, dining, snow-making, parking and other aspects of the resort".

 

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Wilmot is 50 miles southwest of Milwaukee and 65 miles north of Chicago. Vail Resorts says Wilmot currently has 25 trails, four terrain parks, a tubing hill, a ski and snowboard school and a ski racing program.

Vail Resorts also owns urban resorts in Afton Alps near Minneapolis-St. Paul and Mount Brighton near Detroit. Wilmot Mountain will be the companies third.

Vail has eight mountain resorts in California, Colorado, Nevada and Utah.

No word on how much the price tag for a "mountain" is these days.

I have skied there many times since it was in the backyard of my hometown. Nice hills, nice area. Probably needs an update and a little TLC to be back to Vail standards in no time.