Skiers Skiing @ University Ridge

Cross Country Skiing @ University Ridge

New for 2016, Night Skiing!

Thanks to our friends at Madnorski, University Ridge will be offering night skiing four days a week! 5 kilometers of trails on the popular Zimmer loops will be marked with solar spot lights. Each light emits 200 lumens of lights and lights will be spaced 30-50 yards apart. Solar lights can be slightly unreliable in certain weather conditions, and that is why we recommend that skiers should still bring head lights if possible.

Once trails open, hours of operation will be 8am to 9pm Monday through Thursday, 8am to 5pm Friday through Sunday. Lunch will be served 11am to 2pm everyday (as long as ski trails are open), and the bar will be open for beverages and snacks during all skiing hours. For more information contact the golf shop at (608) 845–7700 or e–mail Ryan at rw2@athletics.wisc.edu.

Skiing at the Ridge

University Ridge derives its name from the landscape features left by the last retreating glacier. The course sits on the terminal moraine, where the Wisconsin Glacier stopped, forming the backbone of the ridge that separates the land into groups of rolling hills and valleys. A perfect place to build a golf course, but also a perfect place for Cross Country skiing! There are 17 kilometers of groomed trails winding through the 560 acres properties. Trails will be groomed for skate and classical skiing with some trails that are perfect for beginners and others that will test experienced skiers.

Skiers Skiing @ University Ridge

Rates & Memberships

Trail Fees

  • Adult Day Passes $9.00
  • UW Student / Faculty Day Passes $6.00
  • Junior (under 18) Day Passes $3.00

Seasonal Memberships

  • Adults $54.00
  • UW Student / Faculty $36.00
  • Junior (under 18) $18.00

Ski Rentals

All Ski Rentals are $9.00. For more information on Ski Rentals stop out to the golf shop or call us at (608) 845-7700.

How to Buy a Membership

To get a seasonal ski membership, you may either stop out in person or call the golf shop at (608) 845-7700.

The W Grill Hours of Operation

The W Grill is open from 11am to 2pm daily throughout the season with Daily Soups and Chili, Hot Pressed Sandwiches, Pizza, Craft Beer, and much more!