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by: jefflane1 - 5th February 2010

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  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 4Aprés Ski
  • 4Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
Long runs, Dimly lit, really warm feel no matter how cold
indoor pool a little cold, daycare too expensive

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This place is awesome! It was a January night, really cold but no wind and the snow was really fluffy. They have really come to welcome boarders. Have made major improvements in their terrain parks since last year and they leave a lot of powder around. For a free rider it's like surfing on a cloud. The runs are super wide and long so you don't spend the whole day on the lift. That's just during the daytime. Once the sun goes down the real fun begins. They don't have a ton of lights so it's not just replacing the sun but rather the runs have just enough light to help you see where you're going so it's a really trippy, true night boarding experience. There is one part on the lift where it just carries you from the light into the abyss of the pitch dark and the only thing you can see in front of you is the white snow underneath. Hard to tell how far away it is to the ground so it's a really surreal feeling. Then you look back down the mountain and the main lodge is totally lit up with this glow that kind of reminds you of the North Pole at x-mas. It gives you the most amazing feeling! I remember just instantly being in a great mood. Then to top it off, that particular night there was the most amazing full moon I have ever seen. It was the coolest shade of red and when my friend pointed it out it seemed to just be sitting on the top of one of the adjacent runs as if you could just walk up and bask in it's glow.If I could have gotten a midair pic doing a stalefish or a cool grab off a kicker with that in the background it would have made a magazine cover for sure. I've ridden at numerous hills in the midwest that offer night riding but they're really just the same runs both night and day. There is something magical about the way the runs are lit at the "Big Pow" that really make the riding different from day to night. I will still ride at night other places but will constantly be talking about how much cooler it was at Big Powderhorn.

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  • dolores_fabian1 (4th March 2016)

    My friends and family have gone to Big Powderhorn twice a year since 1977. At that time the Old Lodge was still...

  • cree8tive2 (17th December 2015)

    I have always loved Big Powderhorn Mountain, I learned how to ski there. It was 1970 or 1971 on the bunny hill...

  • Matt Byczek (21st February 2015)

    Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort is a great resort with lots of lodging available at base and on the mountain. They treat guests...

  • Patrick Bushell (12th January 2014)

    It had been raining in most of the Midwest so we changed plans from going to Boyne to going to here because...

  • Matt (16th April 2013)

    Spring skiing in the U.P. is the best! Big Powderhorn Mountain served up a snow on a platter! Snow was fast, the...

  • skiwithkids (2nd March 2013)

    Skied with my family 4 times at Big Powderhorn in February, 2013. Each weekend was better than the last. Great grooming! The...

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