If you never have been to Tyrol Basin Ski And Snowboard Area or been a member for years, a guide to the ski hill can help enhance your next visit. Below is an interview with Andrew Amacjer , Administration of Tyrol Basin Ski And Snowboard Area, who shares some tips and insight on the ski hill.
Please provide a brief description your ski hill/resort?
Tyrol Basin Ski and Snowboard Area provides family-friendly outdoor winter fun by offering skiing and boarding for people of all ages and Tyrol-Chair-Rideabilities. Located just 5 miles north of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin and 20 minutes from Madison, Tyrol’s 17 tree-lined slopes extend over 40 acres on the 300-foot vertical hill. Easy access to the slopes is provided by three triple chairlifts, two rope tows, and a handle tow. Freestyle skiers and snowboarders have plenty of room to ride and ski in any of five terrain parks designed for beginners to advanced skiers and boarders, or in one of the few half-pipes in the Midwest. For three consecutive years, Transworld Snowboarding Magazine readers have voted Tyrol Basin to have one of the top 3 terrain parks in the Midwest! While retaining a quaint country resort atmosphere, Tyrol has proven to be a popular destination for boarders and skiers from around the country and host many of the area’s most anticipated snowboarding and skiing events.
What is unique about your property or what separates your ski hill from others in the area?
Tyrol Basin Ski And Snowboard area is locating in a picturesque valley in southern Wisconsin. All of our runs are tree lined and the view from the top of the hill allows you to look over miles of rolling hills and valleys. The original barn on property has been converted in to our main lodge and has a very unique charm to it. We are family run at Tyrol Basin and believe in the highest customer service possible. From your first encounter at the ticket windows to grabbing a snack to go in the Cafe will find friendly employees to greet you as you spend your day on the slopes with us.
Any tips for first time visitors?
Start your first time experience by taking a lesson from one of our 60 professionally trained instructing staff. Anyone first time skier or snowboarder 6 and older is given a free 1 hour beginner lesson with the purchase of a regular priced lift ticket and rental. Dress in layers so that you can stay comfortable by adding or removing layers as needed. You can call ahead to schedule a lesson reservation to ensure your desired time on any given day.
How many ski runs do you offer? What percentage of them are beginner, intermediate and advance? What is your favorite run and why?
Tyrol Basin offers 18 runs. We have 6 beginner runs 6 intermediate runs, 5 advanced runs and 1 expert runs. My favorite run is Tobel. It offers a perfect amount of slope between a beginner run and advanced and has an almost consistent slope to it.
Do you sell season passes or annual memberships? What are the benefits of joining?
Season passes are available for individuals and families. Season pass holders have the benefit of going straight to the slopes with their pass. Season passes offer unlimited skiing and snowboard during the entire season and have no blackout dates. In addition to unlimited ski and snowboard, once a month we offer a season pass holder appreciation night. All pass holders are able to bring a friend and receive a free season pass for their guest, we also offer $1 hot dogs and drinks for pass holder on these nights. Season pass holders also receive a discount of 15% on money added to our card system here at Tyrol Basin.
Do you offer a terrain park for snowboarders and skiers? What are key features?
Tyrol Basin is well known for our award winning terrain park. We have 30-35 features out at a time and employee a terrain park staff of 6 to maintain features and jumps every day that we are open. We have been voted best terrain park in the Midwest several years in a row. We have a rope tow that services our main park area that is in operation Tuesdays and Fridays from 4pm to 9pm and Saturday and Sundays from 9am to 5pm.
What are your dining or food options? What is your favorite snack or dish?
Tyrol Basin offers a full service kitchen from quick grab snacks to full meals. We have a very extensive menu and most is made from scratch in our kitchen each day. All of our meat products come from a local company and our ground beef is delivered fresh 3 times a week. My favorite food item in the Cafe is our Beef Brisket. The Brisket is cooked fresh everyday by our kitchen staff and has a wonderful amount of flavor, spice and herbs added to it!
Do you offer lodging on property or have lodging recommendations for traveling skiers? Please share accommodation options.
We do not offer lodging. Most of our guests stay at the Holiday Inn Express in Verona, WI which is located 15 minutes away.
Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Tyrol Basin offers many great deals from $12 Tuesdays, Friday Night Late, Night Great Night and free rentals with the purchase of a ticket every night excluding Tuesdays. Our children’s ski school program is well known for our attention to detail with children’s lessons and is very reasonable priced. Make sure to check our website for the snow report and information.
Tyrol Basin Ski And Snowboard Area
3487 Bohn Road, Mount Horeb, WI 53572