Basically, Bohemia is a mini version of Silverton Mt.
The EXTREME BACKCOUNTRY:
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|Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad|
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|Lifts-Total number of lifts||2|
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|General-Total area in bounds||100 acres|
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Pros: TERRAIN TERRAIN TERRAIN
Cons: Really not much of a base lodge
This is the type of hill you dream about if you live in the midwest and are always looking for something more. Nothing compares to this anywhere in the midwest. It is truely expert terrain top to bottom.
About a 900 ft. vertical that used 100%. Feels much bigger then it is. Being its location it gets dumped on through out the season. Usually 260+ inches every year. Not too many days go by that they don't get snow. No grooming here and not much for cut runs. For the most part its a big glade. Make your own path through the trees. Many cliff drops and one that pushes that 30+ ft. area. Really the only place in the midwest to experience powder. This place is worth the drive if you live in the midwest or visiting someone. You'll be shocked that this is the midwest.
Negatives, there is only two lifts here but rumor has it they plan on another one at some point. Never a lift line but some areas you come down and its a pain to get back to the lift. Base lodge is nothing more then some military yurts. Kind of a back to basics approach they use. But being where there located it won't kill them to have some type of lodge with a resturant/bar area. Too me it just seems to be a loss revenue stream.
Didn't rate Terrain park as there is none. Nightlife there isn't any. Got to go or stay in Houghton for that. Family Friendly not really unless your a family of very good skiers and boarders that love a challenge.
Bottom line is this is a skiers ski hill.
Pros: Pretty much everything
Cons: Nothing for beginners or intermediates, middle of nowhere, doesn't have the elevation of mountain resorts
This place is amazing. Great snow conditions, great terrain comparable to that of JHole. Wacky Jackrabbit makes the Alta Chutes look shallow, it's got some decent small drops (<20 feet), not crowded at all. Perfect for expert skiers in the midwest, it's the only place in the midwest that compares to mountain skiing, and it surpasses a lot of mountain resorts. However, don't go here unless you feel comfortable on rocky mountain level double blacks and will enjoy a few days of nothing but blacks and double blacks. Nothing is groomed, but there are a few open runs (though you'll probably spend most of your time in the trees). The lake effect snow from Lac La Belle and Superior combined with the lack of people makes for really unique conditions on the open runs (when they get kinda skied out, but at the same time keep amazing snow), and if you're a good skier at full strength they're amazingly fun to charge hard and fast. If you go to the Extreme Backcountry, don't go past the snowmobile path or you'll have to hike back up -- I made that mistake, not fun. They'll close if it's too stormy, but everyone will still hike up and ski down all day, and they're fine with it.
If you're not an advanced-expert skier, don't go here. If you are looking for somewhere to go with your family, don't go here. If you are an advanced-expert skier looking for JH-tier terrain in the midwest, go. It's worth the drive no matter where in the midwest you are. Just watch the conditions, I got rained out of two planned spring trips before I actually got there.
Don't trust maps or GPS, they won't take you all the way there. You'll end up in some small town on the way. Just keep going until you get to Lac La Belle, then you'll get to sort of a T-intersection, go left, and it'll be on your right (public parking on left) almost right away.