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Reviews for Big Powderhorn Mountain
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Perfect for beginner and intermediate skiers, advanced skiers will like it too. But the next level skiers. Definitely not Colorado terrain.... Full Review
My friends and family have gone to Big Powderhorn twice a year since 1977. At that time the Old Lodge was still in existence. Every cashier, staff worker and maintenance were your friends. At that time Louie Geller was the Manager and what a great guy he was. Every time we would arrive at our particular chalet, we would find a fruit and cheese basket waiting for us! I do not ski anymore as I am 80, but now my grandchildren are being treated to the wonderful times of Big Powderhorn. May their children also be part of the Powderhorn history. My favorite eating place has always been Alpen Inn. This year (2016) I will be going to dinner or lunch again at the Alpen Inn. Can't say nothing has changed, as I still miss the Old Main Lodge, but time progresses and new is good.... Full Review
I have always loved Big Powderhorn Mountain, I learned how to ski there. It was 1970 or 1971 on the bunny hill (they had the double rope tow). And I still ski there to this day! The resort has had many upgrades over the years which have made it an even better place to ski. My only disappointment is that the main lodge burned down which really saddened me, (let alone the hundreds of friends who also skied there). It was a very beautiful building with a huge fireplace and it gave you the warmth and feeling of family. I will always remember the fun times I had their. I fully recommend Big Powderhorn Mountain for your skiing pleasure... Full Review
Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort is a great resort with lots of lodging available at base and on the mountain. They treat guests as friends and provide a great skiing experience. The mountain has terrain for all abilities and a great ski and snowboard school. My family has been coming to the resort for 30+ years and it just keeps getting better. The food and the Hideout and the Cafeteria are a great value! Give it a try. We will continue to 'up north' for our families skiing fun.... Full Review
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 the night before and snowed in the morning making the runs a pleasure. The lack of crowds preserved the good conditions all the way from morning to night skiing until 8. Night skiing was free with a day lift ticket. We lucked out with a two for one lift tickets deal with a school id. The two night skiing runs were fun, the more advanced blues on the middle hill. ... Full Review
Spring skiing in the U.P. is the best! Big Powderhorn Mountain served up a snow on a platter! Snow was fast, the sun was warm and everyone was enjoying the 100% open ski terrain. I would recommend the ski school as my 5 year-old son loves his instructors and has made great advances this year in his skiing ability. The food at the Hideout is great and reasonable for any ski area, and the service is excellent as well.
If you are looking for a family friendly resort that is easy driving from Milwaukee or Chicago, Big Powderhorn is it.... Full Review
Skied with my family 4 times at Big Powderhorn in February, 2013. Each weekend was better than the last. Great grooming! The runs are perfect with some powder stashes left on some runs for those of us who like that. The terrain is great for families like ours with skiers of different abilities. We never really needed to seperate much because of the variety. We will be back in March!... Full Review
My boyfriend and I have visited the UP for skiing a few times this year (2013) already and plan to go back up one more time. We've been to a coule places skiing up there, and the skiing at Big Powderhorn Mountain has been really fun. We love the new lodge! It's so nice. It was also our first experience for any sort of powder skiing and had a blast because they had just had about 4 feet of snow in the past couple weeks before we came. Most of their trails are groomed, but there's a few that aren't, and it is so fun!! We enjoyed the versatility of their hills and thought this would be a nice place to bring friends/family, etc, so we bought the season pass for next year already since it was on sale. Can't wait to go back soon!... Full Review
Great skiing!! Came with my teenage kids who race and they loved it too. No lift lines and perfect grooming. Slightly inconsistent ratings on their blue runs, felt some should be green and others should have been black.... Full Review
Despite lack of early snow (which was lacking across much of the country) Big Powderhorn's skiing conditions were great. Some of the other local ski hills boasted having their runs all open earlier but were spotty and icy and skiing wasn't nearly as good. Grooming was great as always. The new beginner area was a big hit with the first time skiers in our family this winter. The terrain parks saw a lot of imporvement this season as well. Hope the tubing returns as the new lodge area is now located where the tubing used to be. Night skiing was fun and hope another run or two get lit. The new Lodge was accomodating and friendly and the food and service were very good. Caribou food was great as well. Very family friendly!... Full Review
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