6 Reasons Mount La Crosse is One of the Best Places to Go Skiing

Mount La Crosse boasts one of Wisconsin’s longest ski runs, as well as one of the steepest trails. This excellent ski area is one of the best places to ski in the state, and it’s less than 30 minutes from Westby!

For more information about Mount La Crosse and local skiing, be sure to check out our complimentary Vacation Guide. It’s full of everything you’ll need to know when traveling to the Driftless area of Wisconsin.


Mount La Crosse

Mount La Crosse is a perfect option for families, couples, or single skiers. The location, chalet, and trails make sure there’s a little something here for everyone. So let’s take a look at six reasons Mount La Crosse is one of the best places to go skiing.


1. Variety of Trails

The Mountaintop chair takes you to (you guessed it!) the mountain top. From here, you can access the Mileway run, a long, gentle green back to the base. Damnation, a double black diamond is at the top of the hill as well. You’ll also find a good number of challenging-but-fun blues, as well as three black diamonds. For the little ones and the learners, there’s a bunny hill with a pull-chair as well. The rest of the runs are accessed via the three chair lifts. Check out their website for a Mt. La Crosse trail map.


2. Mt. La Crosse Terrain Park

For the daredevils in your group, Mount La Crosse also maintains two terrain parks. “Call it Quits” has lots of fun tricks: small jumps, rails, boxes, and wall rides. The other terrain park has long jumps between 10-30 feet.


3. Great for Families

Because Mount La Crosse has a variety of ski runs, there’s something for everyone in your family! If your littles (or you!) don’t know how to ski, they also offer lessons. Ages five and under are free with an adult lift ticket. And watch the Mt. La Crosse Facebook page to see when it’s family night — discounted lift tickets and ski rentals after 4 p.m.


4. Mount La Crosse Cozy Chalet

This unmistakable A-frame chalet offers a great view of the slopes. And everyone loves kicking back at the St. Bernard room, located above the ticket counter. They have food, drinks, and even Happy Hour Specials.


5. Excellent Pricing

If you’re used to paying hundreds to ski in the Rockies, Mount La Crosse will be a breath of fresh air! In addition to the regular lift tickets, they also have discounted tickets for half-days and night skiing. Their Facebook page is a great way to stay on top of other specials and discounts!


6. Reclaim the Ski Vacation

If you make a trip out to a Colorado resort, you often feel like you have to spend every free moment skiing to get your money’s worth. For recreational skiers, this can result in extreme soreness, injury, or just not enjoying a vacation. But at Mount La Crosse, you don’t have to choose: it’s feasible to do the whole mountain in a day, so it can be just one piece of an exciting Driftless vacation. Or, your vacation can be all about skiing, as well!


Make Westby House Your Base

Whether you’ve skied one day or five, we welcome you back to Westby House Inn. Our luxurious rooms will be just what you need after a cold day on the hill. Maybe choose a room with a whirlpool tub and fireplace to warm your bones! And a gourmet breakfast in the morning will fuel you up for skiing or whatever activities that lie ahead. We know you’ll find more things you love here in the Driftless area, so be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide. We’ll see you on the slopes!