|Kettlebowl Ski Area|
Kettlebowl Ski Area,
|Location||Town of Langlade, Langlade County, Wisconsin, USA|
|Nearest city||Antigo, Wisconsin|
5 total |
|Lift system||5 rope tows|
The hill was created in 1956 and was first known as "Kettlehole Bowl". Two tractors donated by the Antigo Cooperative Oil Association powered the tow ropes. Skiers could shelter in a Depression-era lodge hauled to the site that reportedly was a Civilian Conservation Corps structure. In 2005 the old lodge was replaced by a new building with electricity and indoor restrooms.
Description and location
The ski area has cross country ski runs and a small vertical drop (325 ft) and features five rope tows and seven ski runs, including a "baby" hill. There is a small ski-chalet with indoor bathrooms and a kitchen where volunteers make food and offer it for sale to support the operations of the ski hill. Getting to Kettlebowl is a short ride on Hwy 52 from Antigo, Wisconsin. On weekends when the ski hill is open, a bus service is available to carry local children.
During the 2008-2009 season, 3,881 skiers and snowboarders came through the gates, an average of 185 per day. Cost as of 2012-2013 was $3 for children, and $5 for adults for a day of skiing. The hill is open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 pm when snow is available.
- "Kettlebowl Has Great Opener", Antigo Daily Journal, December 29, 2008
- Ice Age Trail Companion Guide (pdf), Cross Plains, Wisconsin, 2008
- Martin Hintz Hiking Wisconsin (Human Kinetics, Champaign, Illinois, 6 May 1997)
- "Local generosity keeps Kettlebowl thriving". Antigo Daily Journal. December 22, 2008.
- "After a great season, Kettlebowl closes down". Antigo Daily Journal. March 11, 2009.