Devils Head

S6330 Bluff Road, Merrimac , WI (Driving Directions to Devils Head)
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Last Updated: 10/24/2014 10:57 PM

Devils Head Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

Devil's Head is a destination ski resort located 45 minutes North of Madison, Wi featuring 500 feet of vertical, 13 lifts, 30 runs and 250 hotel room & condos.

Come out and see what Devil's Head has to offer!

Devils Head Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available; an extra charge may apply.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Devils Head Operations

Status

Opening Soon for Snow Sports

Lifts Open/Total

0 of 16

Weekday Hours

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Trails Open/Total

0 of 29

Weekend Hours

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Devils Head Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

990 ft

24-hr Snowfall

0"

Vertical Drop

500 ft

Avg Base Depth

0"

Peak Elevation

1,490 ft

Devils Head Ski Pictures and Photos

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Devils Head Trail Map
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Devils Head Reviews & Tips (13)

Fun hill to visit, reasonable prices for lift tickets. Not too crowded. Only drawback was I found the lifts to be a little slow. Would go here again!
Devils Head review written Mar 10 2014 - 02:20 PM
 
Gabbie G Intermediate Skier
The Inn was very old and basic and like staying in a college dorm, but did the trick. The indoor pool made my kids happy. The food was ok. The rentals for skiing, the runs, and the staff were all great. Would choose Devils Head for skiing any day over our previous outing to Grand Geneva.
Devils Head review written Feb 25 2014 - 02:29 PM
 
Jodi Beginner Skier
Trip was awesome.... Liftopia made it easy tthe tickets where easy to get from front desk. Devils head has a lot of great trails. I would use liftopia again with out a doubt.
Devils Head review written Feb 25 2014 - 06:07 AM
 
Jim O Intermediate Skier
Liftopia made this trip soooo easy. We had our printed tickets, walked up to the hotel counter and had lift tickets and a rental form in our hands in under 2 minutes. No waiting in a ticket line for a cashier. The Runs were good that day. We had about 2-3" of snow the night before. A lot of lifts that should have been open on a weekend were for some reason closed. This made for some long lines at the lifts, but it wasn't the end of the world. I would definitely go again, and I will DEFINITELY use liftopia to buy my lift tickets in advance
Devils Head review written Feb 18 2014 - 05:30 PM
 
Mikey J Intermediate Skier
The slop was nice; good quality snow and interesting courses. Rental facility could be better. In order to secure boots and poles, you should be there before 11 am.
Devils Head review written Feb 18 2014 - 09:07 AM
 
Rich Intermediate Skier
Same comments re: Liftopia tickets needing to be redeemed at the hotel counter, but I guess it says it on the tickets so it wasn't a surprise for us. It was a surprise that they were so adamant about needing printed tickets since they can't just scan/take numbers from a phone. They relented and printed my ticket for me in the back, but only after they got through a large crowd of customers. My girlfriend was able to rent equipment rather effortlessly, but the same can't be said for me. They run out of everything size 12 or larger early in the morning, so get there before the crowds if you're renting and have large feet. I luckily found a size 14 boot at 12pm, but had to wait until after 2pm for a set of skis to be returned. I helped my girlfriend on the bunny hill in the mean time, and grabbed a beer at the bar (SLOW service), so it wasn't a total loss of time, but it was a bummer. They did offer a gear refund (not lift ticket), and once they got a pair, they also held it for me, which was great. Will go back, but earlier next time or maybe just buy my own gear.
Devils Head review written Feb 17 2014 - 02:28 PM
 
Bob G. Intermediate Skier
Went on 2/8/14 and about 1-2" of powdery snow came down during the day and the temp was about 20*, so conditions were excellent. Lines for the left triple lift took about 5 minutes between 11am-3pm, but outside these times it was basically snowboard up and get on in under a minute. I'm still a beginner, so the green run was enough for me; very easy but fun and not really that crowded. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the entire lodge and all the restaurants in it (except the fancy one, which we've just never tried) were disgusting. I would fully recommend bringing your own food as the dining areas and food prep areas look like they may only be cleaned at the beginning of the season. The service at both restaurants is also extremely slow despite relatively small crowds and open seats at all times. Be warned! Despite the lodge, I would and have come again.
Devils Head review written Feb 10 2014 - 02:15 PM
 
Tom Beginner Snowboarder
I brought my son and 4 friends on one of the coldest days of the year (hovering around 0 degrees), so as you might expect, there were only about 25-30 people on the hill that day. I hadn't been to Devil's Head in decades and forgot that the Lodge where I exchanged my Liftopia receipts for tickets (don't let your group forget their individual IDs, as they're needed) is the primary location to purchase tickets. There is another ticket office just outside of the rental area, but you cannot exchange Liftopia tickets there. I recommend that you park just outside of the Lodge as it's the closest parking area. Around 2:00pm, because of the limited number of skiers, the two operating lifts were reduced to one, limiting access to the farthest right (harder) and left (easier) slopes. However, the snow was great and my guys were able to get in around 40 runs. A good day was had by all.
Devils Head review written Feb 07 2014 - 09:37 AM
 
Brad H. Advanced Skier
We skied on a Monday and only two lifts were running. The right hand areas which were supposed to be the more challenging black runs were not really accessible. The blue runs were very easy and the blacks we could access should be average blue runs. The staff were friendly and the lifts were easy to navigate. The lift for the green runs on the left stopped frequently for extended periods and was very slow. For not having snow for several days, the grooming was pretty good. Considering the Liftopia prices, it was a good deal for a fun day.
Devils Head review written Feb 05 2014 - 02:21 PM
 
Warren J Intermediate Skier
Had a pretty good time skiing at Devil's Head once I finally found where to get my lift ticket purchased through Liftopia. Finding where I needed to go was a bit challenging at this older resort. All the runs I was on are really shades of blue, not any true blacks as the trail map shows. A few runs on the far right side of the hill were closed for snow making, so I never got to see if they were more advanced runs or not. The staff did a great job taking care of the lift loading/unloading areas making it easy to get on and off the lift. They were always on top of grooming these areas to make sure there was enough snow for skiers getting on and off the lifts. Very good grooming here also, no unexpected bumps while skiing down. Good view over the Wisconsin River and all the staff I talked with were very nice and helpful, thank you!
Devils Head review written Feb 04 2014 - 08:09 PM
 
Shannon N. Advanced Skier
When redeeming your liftopia ticket you need to go to the hotel reception which is in the same building but quite a long way away from the ski rental and the place where you would have bought your tickets on the day. They do allow you to bring your own food which is a good idea as the prices are typical of a ski area and the food available is okay but not great. The skis that they rented out were well looked after and tuned and pretty decent value for a 1 day rental. Ours were still in Sports Authority getting tuned. The ski area is great for beginners. Our family are all experienced skiers and we didn't expect too much but the runs were good albeit short. If you are a skiing family in need of a mid winter fix then it is a good place to chose but I would suggest snowboarding. It is not a place where experienced skiers would find much fun after a few hours. However for beginners and intermediates this might be the place. Living in Chicago it is probably the best around here unless you go two hours further North to Granite Peak or head up even further to the UP. The snowboarders had a couple of terrain parks to practice tricks and grinding etc. seemed like an ideal choice.....
Devils Head review written Jan 22 2014 - 03:35 PM
 
Paul Advanced Skier
This was my second time out skiing. I found the beginner green run to be a great place to learn and enjoyed that it wasn't crowded on the day that I went (made me less nervous as I am still learning). I enjoyed Devils Head and found it to remind of a ski lodge/resort. I love how the cafeteria faces out onto the slopes and you can watch people going down on their snow boards and skis while snacking/eating/relaxing. Also, the bar area is quite nice. We are thinking about going back to stay in the lodge next time.
Devils Head review written Jan 03 2014 - 02:08 PM
 
Laura T. Beginner Skier
I took my first trip to devils head last winter. We were a bit nervous since it was the anniversary of their ski lift accident the year before, but they replaced the lift with a new quad! As we drove up to the hill we were amazed at how big it was. The chalet was HUGE! We went down our first run, going as fast as we could and it actually took us a while to get to the bottom. The parks were awesome too. Some people think the resort is a bit 1970's, and yes I did see that a bit, but it is definitely making a turnaround. Especially since they are replacing lifts 1 and 2 with another new quad lift for the 2012-2013 season. I will definitely be making my way to devils head this season!
Devils Head review written Sep 16 2012 - 08:22 AM
 
Matt K. Intermediate Snowboarder

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