Pre-Arrival Information

Wilmot Basecamp

There’s so much to look forward to on a trip to Wilmot, and so much to prepare. From getting to the mountain, to planning your stay, finding the best gear, and hitting the slopes, we make it easy with a wealth of resources designed to help get you straight to the fun.

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Preparing For Your Trip

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The More You Snow

  • Located right in America’s heartland, Wilmot Mountain is the Midwest’s center of all things winter. Our love of snow sports knows no boundaries, including state lines (Not only is it on the border of 2 states, but is in 2 separate WI towns). Wilmot Mountain's welcoming 'come as you are' approach to skiing and snowboarding has created memories for countless people.
  • The tubing park and the ski hill are two different entrances! Knowing that in advance will help streamline your arrival (uffdah, you want to go to the right part of the resort don’t cha know?)
  • Be sure to book everything you need in advance on the website – especially rentals! Wilmot is proud to welcome many new skiers, which means, we go through many rentals. Secure yours ahead of arrival.
  • Treat yourself to classic Wisconsin treats while you are visiting. Saturdays and Sundays grab a free snack during Kringle Time, or stop in at Walt's Tavern for a brat and cheese curds. Plan your escape from the city and celebrate winter with us!
  • Sign up for My Epic and check the alerts to get the latest real-time updates on the mountain.

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Book Your Activities

Save time & book your Tubing today. Open Fri-Sun & Holidays regularly. Occasional weekdays available. Book in advance.
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Dining Options

Check out all of the dining options and hours at Wilmot.
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Wilmot instructors help you explore Wilmot confidently! We offer private, group, & multiweek options. Lessons must be booked in advance.
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Escape the city and join us in the Heartland of Winter, where everyone is welcome and we celebrate home, heart, & Midwest Values.

Family relaxes around a firepit at the base of Wilmot Mountain


When do your resorts open for the winter?

Wilmot Mountain tends to open early December and close early to mid March. Exact dates may vary.

Is there a height or age requirement or limit to your activities?

Wilmot does not have a minimum age requirement for tubing but the minimum height is 42 inches. The child must be able to safely ride by themselves in a tube. All tubes are single rider only.

Is childcare offered and how can I make a reservation?

Wilmot does not offer childcare.

Do you allow service animals?

Yes, service animals are allowed in our buildings and on our outdoor plaza. 

Do you allow dogs on the gondola?

Dogs are not permitted on any lifts or on the slopes.

How do I cancel or change the date of my lift ticket?

If more than seven days before your first planned day, please call or email us; If less than seven days, please call us at 970-754-0005 to allow adequate time to make this change. If you have already arrived at your resort, or if it is the day you would like to ski, please feel free to stop by any ticket window to make your changes. All lift ticket change pricing will be for the date of request regardless of when the ticket was purchased. For example: if a ticket is purchased with advanced ticket pricing and then changed inside of 7 days of the start date, the pricing will not receive advanced ticket pricing.

Do you offer an early bird "First-Tracks" Program?

No program is available at this time.  Check our Events page for special events.

Where can I view mountain cams?

To view our mountain cams, click here 

What winter activities do you offer?

Wilmot not only offers Skiing & Snowboarding, but Snow Tubing as well.  Something fun for everyone!  Looking for an evening activity?  Enjoy some night skiing/riding or join us for some apres!

Is night skiing included in my pass or lift ticket?

Yes, Night skiing is included with Epic Passes, All Day Tickets, and Nights tickets.

Is a lift ticket included in my ski lesson?

A lift ticket is not included in the price of the ski lesson. We do offer discounted lift tickets as packaged add-ons for Group Lessons and Multi-week Lessons. Private Lessons require a full price lift ticket. 

Where can lessons be reviewed and booked?

Visit Wilmot Lessons or email:

I am not seeing availability online, is there a waiting list we can be added to?

We do not have a waitlist. Guests make changes/cancellations to their reservations, so continue to check the website for availability. 

I need to change the date of my ski school, how can I do that?

Please email us at

How can I cancel my ski school?

Please email us at

Do I need a reservation?

Lift tickets, rentals and lessons are inventoried products that sometimes sell out. We encourage purchasing these products in advance. Reservations are not required for skiing or riding with your Epic Pass.

I bought my pass/ticket, now what?

Passes are shipped to your home address. If you receive it in the mail, you can head straight to the lift! If you didn't receive it in the mail, head to any pass office at any of our base locations. If you have an old pass on the same account, you can reactivate the card at a ticket office. For tickets that are shipped, if purchased far enough in advance, tickets can be loaded to your previous card if you have one, or can be picked up at the ELTP (Express lift ticket pick up) line. If you need rentals, please order on line in advance or visit our rental shops.

How to check if my pass has access to specific resort?

Please go to, and then to “Passes” (top left) on the Epic Pass homepage. Then click on your specific pass and scroll down to “Resort Access.” Please read carefully, as all passes provide specific access, and can have restrictions involving both resorts and active dates.

Where can Lift tickets be reviewed and purchased?

Tickets can be purchased by visiting our resort websites and selecting the dates you would like to ski. Be aware that lift-ticket sales are limited this season to enhance the on-mountain guest experience, so lift tickets (or days) do sell out. We highly recommend purchasing lift tickets in advance.

We will mail all tickets that are ordered more than 9 days prior to arrival. Please go to any of our ticket offices, present a photo ID, where you can also pick up your ticket. Please call the Epic Pass Service Center at 970-754-0005 with any questions prior to your arrival, or contact a ticket agent via Live Chat at

What are the Passes that have access to Wilmot?

A variety of Passes include access to Wilmot Resort. Be aware that passes can have restrictions on the number of days or the dates of access. For detailed information, please go to, go to Passes (found on the menu bar at the top of the page), and click on the specific pass you would like more information on. 

Where do I buy buddy tickets/ski with a friend tickets?

The ability to purchase discounted Buddy Tickets and Ski-With-A-Friend Tickets are included with certain passes, if purchased in the spring. If you have Buddy or SWAF tickets included with your pass, you can purchase the discounted lift tickets at or at a ticket window. To avoid delays, we encourage you to purchase online. To purchase online, a Pass Holder must sign into “My Epic Account” (top right) at, click on the “Passes” tab and navigate to the “Benefit Tickets” section. You can select the specific day and resort after you click on “Buy For A Buddy” or “Buy For A Friend.” Once purchased, the lift tickets must be picked by the Pass Holder at the Resort by displaying their pass. For more information, please go to, Benefits (top, center) then Ski With A Friend and Buddy Tickets.

Do you offer discounts for military personnel?

Yes. There are two different options and the most economical is the Epic Military Season Passes. We provide options for Active, Retired, and Veteran military members and eligible Dependents. U.S., Canadian, and Australian personnel and their eligible dependents qualify. Military Passes require verification of current military status and verification CAN NOT be completed in the resort. For more information, please refer to this link: Please Note: Partner resort access and Buddy Tickets are NOT included with any Military Passes. Ski-With-A-Friend Tickets ARE included. For more information, please go to, Need Help? (Top center) and then Military Passes. The second option is Military Lift Tickets. We offer discounted Military Lift Tickets for Active and Retired military members and eligible dependents. Guests can purchase Military Lift Tickets at the ticket window or by phone at 970-754-8245. Military Lift Tickets require verification of current military status at the ticket window or at the time of purchase by phone. Please Note: Veterans and their Dependents do NOT qualify for Military Lift Tickets. 

Do you offer professional discounts for non-Vail Resorts Ski Patrol?

Yes, we offer professional discounts for National Ski Patrol (NSP) members, along with other professional organizations, such as PSIA, CSIA, and others. NSP members can purchase one discount lift ticket per day. Discounted Tickets can be purchased at the ticket window or by calling the Epic Pass Service Center at 970-754-0005. Whistler-Blackcomb guests call 800-766-0449. You also can contact an agent via Live Chat at A current NSP ID must be presented at the time of purchase. 

How do I cancel or change the date of my lift ticket?

To change or cancel a lift ticket date, please call the Epic Pass Service Center at 970-754-0005. Whistler-Blackcomb guests call 800-766-0449 or go to the resort ticket window by 5 pm on the expiration date of the lift ticket. In addition, be aware that two or more day lift tickets have a range of dates of use, depending on the number of days of the ticket. For example, a two-day ticket can be used anytime within a three-day range. A three-day ticket has a five-day range of use, etc. Stop by a ticket window for more details. Also be aware that lift-ticket sales are limited this season to enhance the on-mountain guest experience, so lift tickets could sell out. We highly recommend purchasing lift tickets in advance. If a resort is not sold out, lift tickets can be purchased online or at the resort, but not by phone. For more information, please go to, Tickets (top, center), and then scroll down to FAQs.

Is my pass or lift ticket transferable to my friend or family member?

No. Season Passes and Lift Tickets are non-transferable and they are assigned to an individual person. Anyone caught using another person’s Lift Ticket or Season Pass will be removed from the mountain and could face other additional penalties. 

What discounts are include with my pass or lift ticket?

There are many season-long discounts attached to your Season Pass. Benefits include Epic Mountain Rewards of discounts up to 20 percent on food and beverages, lodging, group lessons, and gear rentals, among other benefits. Other Season Pass benefits include discount Buddy Tickets and Ski-With-A-Friend Tickets, and Summer Access. For more information, please go to, Benefits (top, left) then View All Benefits.
All Epic Day passes include season-long Epic Mountain Rewards discounts. Other benefits and access are determined by the type of Epic Day Pass purchased. For more information, please refer to this link: Please Note: Epic Day Passes do NOT include Buddy Tickets, Ski-With-A-Friend tickets, or Summer Lift Access.
For discounts and benefits attached to Whistler Blackcomb Passes, please refer HERE 
Lift ticket benefits include the ability to change the date and also refund all unused days.

Can I buy lunch with my pass?

Yes! You just need to make sure you have resort charge set up. Learn more on how to set up resort charge here 

Do I get my Epic Mountain Rewards at your restaurants?

For the most part - absolutely! All of our cafeteria style restaurants on mountain offer the EMR discount (20%!) on food. Alcohol is excluded at all locations and there is limited participation among our fine dining and full service restaurants. Be sure to look HERE to see everywhere you can use this awesome pass holder discount

Do I need a reservation to have lunch on mountain?

No! No reservations required to enjoy our convenient on-mountain cafeterias this year. Just ride until you're hungry, and then pop in.

I want to have lunch with a big group, is it okay if I save a bunch of tables?

It depends, but we, and a lot of the other guests on the mountain, would really prefer you do not save tables so that those who are looking to sit can find a place to enjoy their lunch. If you want to eat with a big group all together, we recommend trying before noon or after 1:30 PM.

Last year you told me I had to leave after 45 minutes, is that still true?

Thankfully we are in a different place than last year and required table time limits are no longer in effect. However, out of respect for other guests, we do ask you to be thoughtful and limit your time at the table, especially during peak times and holidays. Go ride!

When is the best time to eat lunch?

When you're hungry! But also, to get the most out of your day, consider dining outside of our peak hours of 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM. We always recommend an early start, an early lunch (11:00 is awesome), and an early apres.

Where can I get my skis or board tuned?

Wilmot offers tuning on site.  For more information about Wilmot Repair Shop, visit our web page here

How do I get to the resort?

For directions to Wilmot, click here

Does the resort offer lockers? Do I need to purchase in advance? How much is a locker pass for the season?

Wilmot Mountain will have lockers located in the Rental Shop and in the Main Lodge.  Payment for the lockers can either be done as cash or credit.  All of the lockers will have unlimited in/out privileges.  They come in 3 sizes: Standard, Large, & Jumbo.

Where can I park? How much does it cost?

Park at the Ski Lodge parking lot for skiing and riding. Park at the Tubing Lodge parking lot for Wilmot Tubing. Parking is free to all guests at Wilmot Mountain.

What time do I need to arrive for ski school?

All programs and lessons begin promptly at their designated times. Please arrive at least 45 minutes before your start time to get checked in and ready. If you need rentals, allow 90 minutes..

Where to meet for Ski school?

When you arrive at Wilmot, check in for your lessons at the Ski & Ride School building first.

What is the weather like when I arrive?

Wilmot is located about 60 minutes outside of Chicago, IL, and can be effected by Lake Effect.  Weather conditions vary and you should dress accordingly. For the latest snow and weather conditions, click here 

Where do I find the daily morning snow conditions report?

For the latest snow and weather conditions, click here 

How do I activate the card I have?

When purchasing online, you can select "have a card" while logged into your account, select pass number of the card you have to continue to use the card you have in your possession.

I never got my pass in the mail. Can I still go skiing?

Absolutely. All Season Passes provide access as determined by that particular pass, even if you don’t have the physical pass in hand. Please go to any Vail Resorts ticket office, present a photo ID, and a new pass will be issued. If time permits, please call the Epic Pass Service Center at 970-754-0005 and a new pass will be mailed. Whistler-Blackcomb guests call 800-766-0449. Or contact a pass agent via Live Chat at to have a new pass issued.

Where do I pick up my pass?

Please go to any Vail Resorts ticket office, present a photo ID, and you’ll be able to pick up your pass. If time permits, please call the Epic Pass Service Center at 970-754-0005 and a new pass will be mailed. Whistler-Blackcomb guest call 800-766-0449. Or contact a pass agent via Live Chat at to have a new pass issued.

Where are the ticket window locations?

The ticket windows are located outside of our base lodge, on the south side of the building. Please see our base area map.

What food and beverage options are open, and what are hours of operation?

To view our dining options, please visit our Dining page

What are our options for on-mountain dining for lunch?

All of Wilmot Mountain's dining options are located in the Base Area.  To view our dining options, please visit our Dining page

Someone in my family has a food allergy or sensitivity, are your lodges able to accommodate them?

We strive to offer meals that suite a variety of modern lifestyle and dietary preferences, due to the nature of our menus, please ask locally during your visit.

Do you take cash in your restaurants?

At this time, Vail Resorts does not accept cash in it's restaurants. All major cards, ApplePay, and resort-charge are accepted.

I just want to keep skiing, do you have grab & go options?

Yes, most lodges offer snacks, protein bars, and to go sandwiches and salads to keep you fueled and on the go!

What time do lifts close?

For the latest lift and terrain status, click here

When do different sections of the mountain close?

For the latest lift and terrain status, click here

Why are some trails groomed and other not?

Typically, all trails will be groomed every day. On occasion, trails will be left ungroomed due to natural snow at the discretion of management. To view groomed and ungroomed trails visit us our terrain status page.

How to contact safety/ ski patrol

To connect with ski patrol, please contact us at 262-862-2301 ext 4628, or visit our guest services area during operational hours.

Which runs are open?

For the latest trail and lift status, click here

Which base areas are open?

For our hours of operation, click here

Why didn't Epic Mountain Rewards apply?

The Epic Mountain Rewards discount is available at eligible Vail Resorts restaurants, lodges, rental shops, golf courses, and other businesses and activities. The discount applies to all food and non-alcoholic beverages. The pass holder must present their eligible pass to receive the discount. For more details, Please go to, Benefits, then Epic Mountain Rewards to learn more, or click here

Where are the restrooms?

Washrooms can be found inside the Ski Lodge, Rental/Walt's Tavern Building, Ski & Ride School, or Tubing Lodge. Family bathroom available on 2nd floor of Rental/Walt's Tavern building.

Where to request a refund?

Visit our pass office or guest services desk.

I forgot my boots, where can I rent additional gear?

Visit our ticket window or guest services desk for all onsite rental equipment purchases.

Where can I book dinner?

If you are with us Friday-Sunday, stop in to Walt's Tavern for Beer, Brats, Bloody's, and Tots.  To see all dining options, see our dining page

Reservations are not required at any of our dining locations.

Where can I take my family for a quick dinner for tired kids?

Quick service dinner is available at the all of our dining options. For info about all our Dining options, visit our dining page 

Where can I go for apres ski?

Stop by the Ski Hill Grill for some pre-packaged beverages to enjoy at the lodge or on the patio.  You can also join friends at the bar in Walt's Tavern  after a day on the hill for some apres! For all Dining options, visit our dining page

Do you provide over-night ski storage?

Wilmot does not offer any options for overnight ski storage.

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