- Overall Rating 5
- Family Friendly 5
- All Mtn. Terrain 5
- Terrain Park 4
- Nightlife 3
Pros: Fun runs and great staff
Cons: Not all lifts running, minimal nightlife
Recommended For: Single/Newlyweds, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters
Date Visited: Mar 1, 2013
A few friends of mine decided to take a short vacation and drive up to the UP. None of us had been up there yet so we did some shopping around and found Indianhead Mountain. The offseason pricing is amazing and so was the attendance. We were delighted that the runs were empty so we could have all the fun we wanted to without worrying about getting in others way. I was curious as to how busy they normally get during regular season and they said it does get packed, so if you want to socialize and make new friends, go during peak season, but if you want to have all the runs to yourself, go in March. Unfortunately, lifts stopped operating at 4 which cut our fun a little shorter than we would've liked.
Our first day there we were greeted by 8" of snow fallen the previous day and another 6" fell for us while we were on the slopes. Fresh powder galore! The following days we found all runs were well groomed and some runs had gone nearly untouched as a result of low visitor volume. Unfortunately, also as a result of low visitors volume, not all lifts were running. While this wasn't a major problem for us, as we were capable of hitting runs that took us directly to the lifts, this would have been difficult and limiting to some less skilled.
Despite a couple hitches in the beginning regarding our reservations (which were quickly resolved), we found the staff to be very nice and accommodating. The Main Lodge (where we were staying) was clean and well maintained. The pool and hot tub were nice to relax in after being out all day. We found the nightlife to be a little lacking though. This is likely due to us being midweek very late in the season, but the bar in the main lodge was not open and the bar and grill at the base of the mountain closed very early. Thankfully we were more than able to have a good time hanging out in our room.
Overall, I think Indianhead Mountain is a great resort, especially for the price.