Vail Resorts acquires Wilmot Mountain, plans to transform skiing experience

KENOSHA COUNTY -- Vail Resorts, Inc. announced on Tuesday, January 19th that it acquired Wilmot Mountain in Kenosha County. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

In a news release, Vail Resorts indicated it plans to transform both the on-mountain and base area experience at Wilmot Mountain. These enhancements will include redesigned and updated terrain parks, coaching and instruction for all levels of skiers and riders, expanded dining and entertainment options at the base area, dedicated racing programs and integrated technology. Vail also plans to invest in the ski area’s infrastructure to improve snowmaking, parking and access.

Wilmot Mountain was founded in 1938 by Walter Stopa, who opened the ski area with a single rope tow. By the 1950s, Wilmot Mountain was recognized as one of the most successful ski areas in the Midwest as it became the first in the region to develop and implement snowmaking with rubber hoses, aluminum pipes and sprinkler heads. Today, Wilmot Mountain offers 25 trails, four terrain parks, a ski and snowboard school, a ski racing program and a tubing hill with 23 lanes.