Cascade Mountain Guide – Interview With Josh McConochie, I.T. / Snow Sports School Administrator

Posted By SkiWisconsin.com / February 26, 2015 / Uncategorized / 0 Comments

If you never have been to Cascade Mountain or been a member for years, a guide to the ski hill can help enhance your next visit. Below is an interview with Josh McConochie , I.T. / Snow Sports School Administrator of Cascade Mountain, who shares some tips and insight on the ski hill.

Please provide a brief description your ski hill/resort?
Cascade Mountain is located 15 minutes from Wisconsin Dells, making it a great destination for family trips and weekend getaways. We have some of the best trails to ski and snowboard on, four terrain parks, and snow tubing.

What is unique about your property or what separates your ski hill from others in the area?
Kids 12 and under get a free lift ticket with a paid adult!

We also have some of the best snow conditions around thanks to our state of the art snowmaking and grooming systems. Come try it out and see for yourself, and bring the kids with you.

If you’re looking to get your skis or board tuned, stop by our tech shop and try out our top of the line Montana Challenge robotic tuning machine.

Any tips for first time visitors?
Be sure to dress for the weather- at least make sure your outer layer is waterproof. Take a lesson with one of our qualified ski and snowboard instructors. Also, stop by the Daisy Lodge, have lunch, and check out the view. You won’t forget it! Make sure to ski down Far Out and check out the “waterfall” on your way down.

How many ski runs do you offer? What percentage of them are beginner, intermediate and advance? What is your favorite run and why?

Cascade Mountain has 36 trails, ranging from beginner to advanced, with our longest run being over a mile long!

Easiest: 4 Trails
Easier: 9 trails
More Difficult: 13 Trails
Most Difficult: 10 Trails

We also have four terrain parks.

Do you sell season passes or annual memberships? What are the benefits of joining?
We have a variety of season passes available, depending on the kind of usage you’re looking to get out of it. We have unlimited passes, all the way down to one day per week, or a night-only pass as well. Season Passes are discounted if you get them before the season starts. See http://www.cascademountain.com/season-passes for more information about our passes.

Do you offer a terrain park for snowboarders and skiers? What are key features?
We have four terrain parks here at Cascade.

Cottontail: a beginner progression park with easy to use features and its own chair lift.

Boarderland: a very unique terrain park with natural features, North Park: big jumps and big air.

Velocity Park: an advanced-level terrain park with a huge variety of features. Jibs, bonks, rails, boxes, you name it. Plus, new for the 14-15 season, Velocity Park has tow rope service available.

What are your dining or food options? What is your favorite snack or dish?
Cascade has a number of options for food and drink. Burgers, chicken, soups and more at the Snackbar, Peak Cafe, TubeTown and Daisy Lodge. The coffee shop in the Chalet has excellent coffee and baked goods. We also have a bar in the Upper Peak Lodge and the Daisy Lodge with tap and bottled beer as well as mixed drinks and shots. On weekends, we have an outdoor food/beverage area with hot dogs, pulled pork, and tap beer.

Try our Baja Chicken Enchilada soup, or one of our Wisconsin brewed beers.

Do you offer lodging on property or have lodging recommendations for traveling skiers? Please share accommodation options.
We have lodging partnerships with nearby hotels or waterparks. Check out http://www.cascademountain.com/lodging for more information.

Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
If you are a first-time skier or snowboarder, check out our Learn to Turn package. It comes with a lift ticket, rental equipment, helmet rental, and a 90 minute group lesson.

More Information:
Cascade Mountain
W10441 Cascade Mountain Road, Portage, WI 53901
www.cascademountain.com
608-742-5588

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