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Indianhead Mountain Reviews


Great place to ski.


Pros: Great snow and the people are fantastic.

Cons: The food needs a serious update.

I was at Indianhead Mountain this past weekend, the skiing was great, people were great, accommodations were dated but not bad. Yes it is a drive from the Minneapolis area. The food was from the 70's, nothing healthy except salad.

Uncrowded, friendly, good snow, but dated lifts


Pros: Not crowded, friendly staff , no lift lines, good snow

Cons: slow lifts, one has cold bare metal seats

  Feels similar in size to Spirit Mountain in Duluth, although more spread out, runs feel longer, but like Spirit Mtn the vertical feet they claim is exaggerated. We measured all possible runs with our ski app which confirmed our sense that vertical was more like 500’ than 635’, our app showed it at 465’ skiable vertical. We liked that the runs were not crowded, no long lift lines and very few snow boarders.  The people working at the chalet and bar were very friendly and helpful.  The lifts however where dated, slow with little or no padding, one of which was snow and ice covered bare metal. We did not appreciate getting our butts wet right off. 

Big Snow County


Pros: Great terrain by midwest standards, good snow

Cons: Too far away

Indianhead is one of the mainstays of the "Big Snow Country" resorts.  Lot's of natural snow. It's an upside-down resort (lodge at the top, you ski down and take the lift back up - your day ends with a lift ride) which is a bit unusual for the midwest. Perhaps not as beginner friendly as the resorts in "Boyne Country", there's still some stuff for the newbies. Intermediates and everyone except true experts will find terrain to their liking here. Bottom line: Great skiing by midwestern standards. I'd go there alot if if wasn't so far away.