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Wilmot Mountain

At: Wisconsin, United States
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About: __TOC__ Located in the southern region of Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine, Wilmot Mountain is the result of Glaciation. The self-proclaimed “Matterhorn of the Midwest” was founded by Walter Stopa in 1938 after a thorough research of the area’s topography. With a vertical drop of 230’ it is a relatively small hill. It is also one of the few hills where the mountain is wide open, with few trees or barriers to crossing the hill. A skier can transverse several runs while skiing downhill. Night skiing is available on the entire hill. Wilmot Mountain is located 60 miles North of Chicago and has been owned by the same family since it was founded. It still retains a non-corporate look and feel, from the vintage lifts to the huge open fireplace. Most days small aircraft from the nearby Westosha airport can be seen high above, circling the hill. Winter Sports - Skiing and Snow boarding Recreational Wilmot Mountain Caters to all skiier and snowboarders alike. The longest run, State Line, parallels the Illinois / Wisconsin border - a small section near the top is in Illinois. The terrain park at Wilmot Mountain have a full combination of beginner to advanced boxes, rails and jibbing features engineered, built and placed by Wilmot's own Timmy D.(who is doing awesome!) Wilmot has a full service ski and snowboard school with over 300 certified instructors, a well tenured and certified snowboard instructor staff, and a comprehensive children's program. It also has an award winning National Ski Patrol group. Down Hill Racing Wilmot has an active race program and is the destination of many race clubs and groups. Weekly race training is run in the evenings by their on-site race program. On four weekends the Chicago Metro Ski Council (CMSC) holds races on two runs (Superior and Competition) . NASTAR races were held weekly until 2004. Wilmot no longer holds NASTAR races. Snowmaking Wilmot started making their own snow in 1952 using Joe Tropiano snow machines, basically a lawn watering device with heaters to prevent freezing. Today they use a combination of older and new, high-tech snow making equipment. Wilmot makes snow whenever the temperature drops low enough, even during hours of operation.

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