Wilmot Mountain History

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Wilmot Mountain works with the ever changing snowsports industry to develop ski and snowboard terrain that challenges young and old alike. With a strong desire to have a skiing location near Chicago and a drive to make it happen, Walter Stopa opened Wilmot Hills, now known as Wilmot Mountain, in 1938.

With a dedicated ski school staff, Wilmot Mountain strove to educate the public about the sport. As the crowds grew, Wilmot Mountain grew with them by expanding from tow ropes to chair lifts, upgrading its snowmaking systems to extend the ski season, and putting in terrain parks and snow tubing to make sure there was something available for everyone.

In January 2016, Vail Resorts welcomed Wilmot Mountain into the Epic family.
Read about the acquisition HERE.

A $13.5 million project took place during the Summer of 2016. For more information about the renovation project, click HERE.



  • Epic Pass Announcement