From Our Editors
Every winter since 1959, scads of skiers have trekked to the slopes of Wisconsin's Mt. LaCrosse, each one searching for the perfect powder and gentle weather conditions needed for a spotless run. They continue that tradition today, packing the chairlifts and rope tow throughout the week on their way to the mountain's 18 trails and runs. They're joined now by snowboarders, who regularly find themselves streaking down the mountain or testing out new tricks in t he terrain park.
- The Trails: Each of Mt. LaCrosse's 18 trails has its own personality. Beginners gravitate towards the Mileaway, whose forgiving length clocks in at the longest in the state. More seasoned skiers challenge themselves on Damnation!, a challenging run that boasts the title of the midwest's steepest.
- The Lodges: Like any good Wisconsin resort, there are plenty of opportunities to kick back with a post-run beer. In the St. Bernard Room and the ULLR Room, skiers and spectators alike can refuel with pizzas and pub food, as well as the mountain's famed bloody marys.