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Ausblick Ski Area

Ausblick Ski Area

Address: W260 N6395 Mary Hill Rd
City: Sussex
State: Wisconsin
Website: http://www.ausblick.org
E-mail: admin@ausblick.org
Phone: (262) 246-3090
Activites: Downhill Skiing, Resorts, Snowboarding
Ausblick Ski Area

Ausblick ski area (which means “scenic view or overlook” or letters rearranged "A Ski Club") dates back to the early 1950’s. Reverend Raphael Hockhaus, S.J., a WWII combat Catholic chaplain, sought out a ski hill site for Marquette University’s Avalanche Club, which had been skiing at other area locations including Slinger and just west of Menomonee Falls. He drove around and found the site in early spring, 1950, days after the Avalanchers learned they were losing the hill they used in the Slinger area. "One look at that big thing towering up into the noon sun," he said, "and we knew that was what we wanted - even though we were almost two miles away when we saw it." It was part of the John & Myrtle Condon farm. A contract (copy in Dennis Evinrude’s file) shows that the university purchased the hill from John & Myrtle on November 1, 1950 for $5,000. The Condon's still own farm land south of our hill top (in their mid 80's as of January, 2002), leasing it out to other neighboring farmers.

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