Chicago Now Epic


Vail Resorts, Inc. has expanded its collection of premier urban ski areas in the US Midwest with the acquisition of Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin near the Illinois state line.

Located approximately 100 km north of Chicago, Wilmot Mountain has long been a favourite of skiers and snowboarders. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Vail Resorts plans to transform both the on-mountain and base area experience at Wilmot. Enhancements will include redesigned and updated terrain parks, best-in-class 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 and social media programs like EpicMix. Furthermore, the company will invest in the ski area’s infrastructure to improve snowmaking, parking and access to provide a more consistent experience throughout the season.

Vail Resorts also announced that access to Wilmot will be included in the company’s Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass for the 2016-2017 ski season, further connecting the Chicago area to the company’s eight world-class mountain resorts in Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe.

Vail Resorts is planning season pass products for Wilmot Mountain for the 2016-2017 season pass sales period which will begin in March. For more information, visit