Michigan's Indianhead Mountain has earned the title of OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award winner for Best Terrain in the Midwest in 2012. Indianhead's 638 vertical feet and 220 acres of skiable terrain, nine lifts, variety of terrain difficulty (18% Beginner, 36% Intermediate, 46% Expert), and over 200 inches of annual snowfall make it a clear cut choice for Best Terrain in the Midwest.
WHERE TO GO FOR BEGINNER TERRAIN: Indianhead Mountain Resort is a great place to learn how to ski or snowboard. The Totem Park, located at the peak, is terrain catered towards those just starting out. Voyager is a beginner run that runs from the peak to the base, and is great for beginners looking to move up into the intermediate range of terrain.
WHERE TO GO FOR INTERMEDIATE TERRAIN: Intermediate terrain can be accessed from most areas of Indianhead Mountain Resort. The Leelinaw Triple chair is home to runs like Old Flambeau, Sundance and Leelinaw. Intermediates can also lap the Chippewa Double, which provides top to bottom skiing and riding, via the Chippewa Run.
WHERE TO GO FOR EXPERT TERRAIN: Expert skiers and riders have plenty to choose from at Indianhead Mountain Resort. The Bear Creek Double provides skiers access to runs like Grizzly, Elkhorn and Tetonka, as well as the Big Chief Terrain Park. Experts can also lap the Hiawatha T-Bar where they can shred double-black diamonds such as Crazy Horse and Hiawatha.