Outdoor Recreation

  • Fishing Contest Sat. 30 May, 2015 (All day) Pine View Campground's Summer Fishing Contest Open to the Public!  |  MAY 23 - SEP 7, 2015Register fish at Pine View Campground’s Office during normal hours of operation. Fish will be ...
  • Book Club Sat. 30 May, 2015 (6:00 pm - 7:00 pm) Book Club Monthly book selections | Recreation Center, B2000 Meetings held the end of the month for group discussions. Call 608-388-3200 for more information  
  • Spotlight on Fitness Thu. 4 Jun, 2015 (All day) Spotlight on Fitness   Share your fitness success stories of 2014!You have worked hard all year and deserve recognition.  We will spotlight one story each month on our wall of exception...
  • Fishing Contest Sat. 6 Jun, 2015 (All day) Pine View Campground's Summer Fishing Contest Open to the Public!  |  MAY 23 - SEP 7, 2015Register fish at Pine View Campground’s Office during normal hours of operation. Fish will be ...
  • Mud Run Sat. 6 Jun, 2015 (All day) Mud Run | June 6, 2015 | Fort McCoy, WI   Advance Prices:  Mil/DoD: $20 | Public: $25 | Day of: $35  |  Children's Race: $10 Register at Pine View Campground or online ...

Whitetail Ridge Ski Area is closed for the season.  Thank you for your patronage.

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Whitetail Ridge Ski Area is located near scenic Fort McCoy and is open to the public. Come enjoy fantastic winter fun with us!  Click here for a printable Whitetail Ridge Ski Area flyer. 


  • Ski Hill - Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding - Whitetail Ridge challenges skiers of all ages, from the novice to the experienced on the slopes supported by the National Ski Patrol. Enjoy downhill slopes with a vertical drop of over 185 feet. A self loading T-bar serves the slopes where the longest run is 1,300 feet. Snowboarding your thing? Come check out the terrain park!
  • Snow Tubing - Grab a tube and head down one of the 5 RUNS!  The 800' long slope, it's sure to be a thrill! The tubing area has it's own tow rope, so the ride up is just as fun! Must be 38" tall or a parent must sign a waiver. Plus there is a warming hut at the bottom of the hill - to keep you warm in between runs!
  • Cross Country Skiing -  Ski over 5 miles of scenic country on our groomed trails. The abundant wildlife often make appearances on the beautiful trails! Click here to view the Cross Country Ski Map.

Tactics Paintball and Laser Tag is also located at Whitetail Ridge.  For more information about programming and special events at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area, please call 608-388-4498/3517 or 800-531-4703.

Season Passes



Military/DoD Early Bird Sale
(Oct 1 - Dec 22)

Military/ DoD

General Public Early Bird Sale
(Oct 1-Dec 22)

General Public

Individual $130 $150 $160 $175
Each Add'l Family Member $65 $75 $70 $80
Equipment $105 $125 $135 $150

*Prices subject to change.  Click here for the Season Pass Request Form   |   Click here for the Consent for Treatment of a Minor Form


Season Passes may be purchased at MWR Central Registration (B1668), Pine View Campground or Whitetail Ridge Ski Area.  Please call 608-388-3517 for more information.



Snow Tubing Rates

Group tubing available-call for reservations


Adults (13 and up)

Junior (12 and under)

Daily $15 $10
Must be 38" tall to tube.

Equipment Rental




Juniors (12 and under)

Skis/ Snowboard / Snowshoes / Cross-Country Skis (Daily) $25 $20
Helmet / Boot Rental $10 $10
Waxing $15 $15


Lift Tickets




Juniors (12 and under)

Daily $30 $25
$5 off for military ID Card holders

Group Rates


Group Rates

2 Hours (Tubing or Skiing) $6 per person
3 Hours (Tubing or Skiing) $11 per person
Minimum 50 people | Available all week | Snack Bar open upon request

Birthday Party Package

Have a hassle free birthday party for only $15 per person!
Includes unlimited tubing plus each person will receive a pizza slice, cookie and 2 liter of soda for the group.  
You may bring in a birthday cake.  Minimum 8 people.

Events and Specials


2014/15 Season - Date


Dec 19 Tentative Season Opening
Jan 10 Military Appreciation
Jan 24 Winter Extravaganza
Jan 31 Snowshoe/Cross-Country Ski Tour
Feb 7 Customer Appreciation/Rail Jam
Feb 21 Chili Cook Off/Archery Shiver Shoot
Mar 14 End of Season Bash (Closing for the season at 9 pm)
Mar 20 Taste of Art and Wine


Friday Family Night 4 tubing passes, 1 pizza, 2 liter bottle of soda and 4 cookies. $50
Super Saver Sunday Adult Lift Ticket w/Equipment Rental. $45
Junior Lift Ticket w/Equipment Rental. $35
Unlimited Tubing Birthday Party Package Includes a pizza slice, cookie & 2 liter bottle of soda for the group. $15 per person.  You may bring your own birthday cake. Minimum 8 people.












Ski/Snowboard Lessons

  Military/DoD General Public
Private Lesson $20 $30
With Equipment Rental $30 $40
All lessons are 1 hour.  First come, first serve during hours of operation or reserve a time by calling ahead.



Whitetail Ridge Ski Area is located near Fort McCoy between Sparta and Tomah on Hwy 21 with the entrance approximately 1.6 miles west of the Fort McCoy Main gate. Watch for the Pine View Campground/Whitetail Ridge Ski Area signs and follow them to the ski hill.

National Ski Patrol


The National Ski Patrol (NSP) is a member-driven professional organization of registered ski patrols striving to be recognized as the premier provider of training and education programs for emergency rescuers serving the outdoor recreation community. To meet that goal, and promote the safe enjoyment of snow sport enthusiasts, NSP supports its members through accredited education and training in leadership, outdoor emergency care, safety programs and transportation services.

Our History

The National Ski Patrol (NSP), founded in 1938, has followed its creed of "Service and Safety" since the establishment of skiing as a popular sport in the United States. As snow sports and guest services at areas have evolved over the years, so has the NSP, from a service organization to a modern-day professional education association. Other snow sports such as snowboarding, tubing, and snow-skating introduced new equipment and new terrain, which in turn required developing and teaching new safety and emergency care training methods. Increased access to the backcountry, beyond ski area boundaries, has also meant new training regimens for member of the NSP.


Today the organization is composed of more than 26,000 members serving over 650 patrols. These individuals include alpine, Nordic and auxiliary patrollers who are paid or who volunteer their time throughout the United States and at certain military areas in Europe. The organization's members are engaged in the promotion of safety programs across the outdoor recreation community. NSP members work on behalf of local ski and snowboard areas to improve the overall snow sports experience for outdoor recreationists.


Anyone interested in joining ski patrol or if there are anyone visiting that are current NSP members who want to volunteer their time. Please call 608-388-6461 or 608-388-2625.