Celebrating 50th Anniversary



Ausblick Ski Hill was founded 50 years ago – the same year Dennis Evinrude joined the hill as its general manager. This year we celebrate our 50th season.

Dennis Evinrude, Ausblick’s General Manager, brought his vision to the ski area in 1972 and has been working to develop and improve the available recreational opportunities and facilities ever since.

“Ausblick was built upon the dreams of ski enthusiasts 50 years ago, and we are proud of what we’ve accomplished in the time since,” says Ausblick President Robert Turowski. “We have evolved through the years into a membership of families, wonderful friendships and generations of memories of the Ausblick experience”.

About Ausblick

Ausblick (which means “scenic view or overlook” or, if you rearrange the letters, “A Ski Club”) was established in the late 1940’s by Reverend Raphael Hockhaus, a WWII combat chaplain. Reverent Hockhaus founded Marquette University’s Avalanche Club in 1948.

As he was searching for a ski hill for the club, he figured it was Divine Providence that led him to the current site of Ausblick.

In 1970, facing the prospect of costly upgrades, Marquette University reluctantly sold the hill to a private corporation. Ready, Inc. expanded the lodge and added the first of many improvements, including snowmaking and grooming equipment, and the first triple chair lift in Wisconsin.

After three unsuccessful years of operation, the site was sold again. Ausblick, Inc. was established in 1973 as a non-stock, non-profit corporation. Visit our website for more history Here.

Join Us New Years Day January 1st 2022

10am – 12pm

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Loading of The Golden Chair
  • First 50 Ausblick Members in chairlift line receive a gift
  • Unveiling Of The Logo “Slide Through The Decades With Ausblick”
  • Enjoy Wassail, Hot Cholate and S’mores
  • Hope To See You All There
  • Watch For Emails Throughout the Season On The 50th Anniversary Celebration
  • Don’t Forget to Check Thursdays Facebook for
  • “Throwback Thursdays Photo Contest and Posting”