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

    Nice Snow, Plenty of ammenities.

    by winstonwolf - 27th January 2009

    Pros: Lake Effect Snow. Not crowded. Several Bars.

    Cons: Greens are slow, some are really green.

    Got the Hill Hopper pass and went between here and Indianhead. Great snow a couple days, 6 and 8+ inches of powder. Not very crowded. Alpen bar is good, ... Full review

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  • 4

    Great area

    by boblinfortino - 9th December 2009

    Pros: decent runs great grooming

    Cons: can get cold

    Been skiing there for years and always enjoyed it, but never treated to 14" of light and fluffy like this trip. We made tracks all day (during the week) and... Full review

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  • 4

    Good conditions. No crowds.

    by Patrick Bushell - 12th January 2014

    Pros: Runs for everybody. Good conditions.

    Cons: Fairly small.

    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 ... Full review

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  • 4

    Big Powderhorn Mountain Review

    by anonymous_user - 15th January 2007



    This ski hill is very family friendly. The snow conditions on January 14, 2007 were fantastic. They had groomed the trails and they had a couple of inches 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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  • 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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