Wilmot Mountain began it’s reign as one of the first successful ski resorts in the Midwest, by being the first to master the art of “snowmaking”. This provided the Midwest with a place that had ski-able snow all season long regardless of the unpredictable Wisconsin winters…
It began in 1952 with rubber hoses, aluminum pipes, & sprinkler heads, along with water & air…. and evolved to what you see today.
This photo was taken after the first man made snow covering in 1952.
Present day owner of Wilmot Mountain, Diane Stopa Founder of Wilmot Mountain, Walter Stopa Sr.
in 1955. standing against the lodge in 1958.