Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Big Powderhorn Mountain

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Overall Rating: 4.0

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 57
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.6
  • Nightlife
  • 2.5

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 73%
  • Beginner
  • 58%
  • Families
  • 100%
  • Intermediate
  • 95%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 78%
  • Advanced
  • 63%

Helpful Highlights:

It had been raining in most of the Midwest so we changed plans from going to Boyne to going to here because there had been no rain. It snowed 2 or 3 inches ...

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  • 4

    Bik POWdah Hone

    by busterbronk - 2nd February 2011

    Pros: A nice big resort, hardly ever lines, price

    Cons: A lot of flat areas, Staff on the mountain

    I'm a snowboarder from Indianapolis and myself and 3 other friends decided to make the trek up to the U.P. where the better midwest skiing exists (hardly if... Full review

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  • 2

    Horrible Experience

    by Sally Ziolkowski - 20th January 2011

    Pros: Good bunny hill with chairlift

    Cons: staff

    First time at this mountain. Staff was very rude and unfriendly. The shuttle service was friendly and helpful. The amenities were awful the pool was only o... Full review

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  • 3

    Things change

    by we3ski - 13th January 2011

    Pros: grooming still the best

    Cons: Big attitude change

    As a long time Powderhorn skiing family, we were most dissapointed in our last stay. Skiing was still good, but the attitude of the whole place has change... Full review

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  • 5

    Wonderful place to ski

    by CindyF817 - 1st April 2010

    Pros: Great grooming, good mix of runs. Very pretty views.

    Cons: Would like to see runs that are only for skiers, no snowboards allowed on them.

    Very nice, helpful and friendly staff. The slopes are kept up very nicely. Great grooming. We loved the bands on saturdays in the Snowflake!!! Great family... Full review

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  • 5

    Another oustanding season

    by Marks2499 - 31st March 2010

    Pros: Awesome grooming, conditions great

    Cons: None known

    As usual another year of outstanding snow conditions and excellent grooming. Got 43 days of skiing at the best ski hill in the midwest. Staff was friendly... Full review

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  • 3

    Big mountain for the Midwest

    by motomoto - 29th March 2010

    Pros: Big mountain, tons of lodging

    Cons: Snow not as good as others

    Spent spring break in big snow country. Powderhorn is a big mountain for midwest standards and their trailside lodging is great. The snow conditions were ... Full review

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