- Big Snow Resort is among the 3 best rated Ski Resorts in Michigan.
- Season starts on Dec 16 and ends on Apr 1 (106 days). Average season duration in the USA is 118 days.
- During the season (from Dec 16 till Apr 1) the average snow depth at Big Snow Resort is 18 ". Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average base depth of 23 ".
- Big Snow Resort features 34 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in the USA is 47 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 20 sunny days.
- Offering 250 acres of slopes and terrain, Big Snow Resort is among the 3 largest Ski Resorts in Michigan.
The Ski Resort
Big Snow Resort in Michigan offers 165 hektars acres of pure winter fun! The resort spreads across two mountains: Blackjack Mountain and Indianhead Mountain. With just one ticket you have access to 56 runs with 15 lifts and 3 terrain parks. A courtesy shuttle by the resort brings you from one mountain to the other.
Blackjack Mountain has 26 runs, 6 lifts and two terrain parks. The runs are mostly of easy or medium difficulty, there's even a designated area for beginners right next to the main lodge. Nevertheless there is still plenty to do for athletes. There are nine difficult and even 2 extremely difficult runs to challenge you.
The two terrain parks are also great for all levels. The Just Cuz Park has smaller features for those who are want to make their first attempts and the Narrow Gauge offers tons of fun and action for advanced riders. Loggers Lounge is the perfect opportunity to rest between runs or after a long day of skiing.
Indianhead Mountain offers 30 runs and nine lifts. Half of the runs are rated with a black diamond and are best suited for experts and advanced skiers and boarders. The Big Chief Natural Terrain Park is no joke either and perfect for ambitious freeriders. Kids and Beginners aren't being left out: There is a rope lift and a magic carpet in the Totem Park Learning Area right next to the ticket office.
The Voyagers Highway is a very special run on indianhead Mountain. With about 16 hektars of slope, this run is bigger than many ski resorts altogether. The Sky Bar provides you with food and drink throughout your day and at Dudleys Saloon you can even go out to a nice dinner.
Night skiing is available Fridays and Saturdays from 4 to 8 p.m.
On Indianhead Mountain you can night ski the Voyagers Highway, the Chippewa and the Old Flambeau runs. Enjoy some live music as accompaniment in the Sky Bar (3.30 p.m.) and Dudleys Saloon (9.00 p.m.)!
On Blackjack Mountain they floodlight the beginner's area and the lower terrain park.
Off-slope there is much more for you to experience at the Big Snow Resort! Both mountains feature a Yeti Snow Fort with a built-in tube slide. Explore the fort, build your very own snowman and take a toboggan ride on a tube.
If you've had enough snow for one day, you can enjoy a family movie night in the beanbag theater at the Indianhead Main Lodge. For more action, head over to Blackjack Mountain and try out the Bungee Jump Trampoline, for jumping and flipping at any age. You can also take yoga and painting classes.
However, even if the lifts close for the night, doesn't mean the fun in the snow needs to come to an end: You can enjoy yourself around a bonfire or participate in a guided snowshoe tour under the moonlight through the scenic Northwoods.
Infrastructure & Rental
The Resort also offers a variety of ski and snowboard lessons. You can register for a beginner's group lesson for 10 years and older or book a private lesson, where the instructor will adjust to your age and level. There are also supervised kids programs for kids from 2.5 to 8 years old.
Coming from Minneapolis, take the 135W north to Duluth. Then, take the US-2 east to Blackjack Mountain, followed by Indianhead Road in Wakefield Township. (362 kilometers / 4.5 hours).
From Milwaukee you'll take the US-41 north to Oshkosh. Then, follow the 110 west to the US-10 and continue west to 139 Stevens Point. Take the US-51 north to Hurley and the US-2 to Indianhead Mountain. (515 kilometer / 5-7 hours).