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Reviews for Big Powderhorn Mountain

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by: Kevin - 2nd February 2011

  • 4
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  • 3All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 5Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
A nice big resort, hardly ever lines, price
A lot of flat areas, Staff on the mountain

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I'm a snowboarder from Indianapolis and myself and 3 other friends decided to make the trek up to the U.P. where the better midwest skiing exists (hardly if any any lines too). The place is better than 75% of other places in the midwest but I wouldn't say it was worth the 10 hour drive. I happen to go the weekend before the lodge burnt down and they got DUMPED on which was great except for all the flat areas were that much harder to get through.People say they have long runs well thats because most have flat sections that take time to slowly get through. I didn't think there was a lot of diversity amongst the runs but I also was informed later that we missed some of the park (which I'm not sure how, but is true nonetheless). The lady that works behind the welcome counter is very nice and couldn't have accommodated us any better. For nightlife there is a bar town called Hurley, which is about 7 miles away(give or take?). It's got a strip of a variety of bars, perfect nightlife. They do have some great places to stay with great deals nearby which was perfect. Overall I had a great experience, mainly being amongst friends. Bessemer has good skiing but I wasn't overly impressed with this resorts runs.

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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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