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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ski The Ditch, Milwaukee

It has a vertical drop of 245 feet and is situated about 20 minutes from downtown Milwaukee in Franklin, Wisconsin. But since it was built atop a garbage dump in the mid-80s, skiers and boarders have been making their way to the Ditch, otherwise known as Crystal Ridge. There are two lifts for the intermediate and expert terrain and a tow rope for the bunny hill, totaling 7 runs altogether. But hey, you can’t beat the price, $25 for adults, $22 for children on weekends, $20 for all on weekday nights. And how many times do you get to ski atop a former garbage dump?
 


Posted by Steve Jermanok on 10/12/10 at 01:00 PM
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Thanks Steve - will have to check it out. I haven't skied since I have been in the Midwest. When I think of skiing, I think of Sunday River and Killington. But I have always said that Wisconsin is just like Vermont, just flatter. mp/m

Picture of Mike Maddaloni - @thehotiron Comment by Mike Maddaloni - @thehotiron
on 10/12/10 at 03:28 PM
 


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