The Perfect Trip Report
Ski area: Perfect North (in Indiana)
Skier: Me and Ski Friend
When: This week (6-9:00 p.m.)
Why: Why not, it’s all we got here
Conditions: 30-35 degrees, breezy, occasional flurries and misty rain
Ski Friend (SF) and I heard a lot about Perfect North and finally headed out to try it. Conditions were good all things considered. The Perfect family owns this little hill and, for what they have to work with, they kill it.
SF is used to big mountain skiing yet found plenty to play with. Fun tree runs with lots of little rollers (or gigantic moguls) in the midst. I’m less adventurous and enjoyed the wider, less traveled trails.
We were surprised at how busy they were. Lots of families, kids, school buses of kids taking classes, and some racers doing practice runs. Lots of park activity too. We didn’t try the tubing runs but will some day.
No pictures cause it was night skiing. I don’t usually like to ski nights but when it’s your only option, you make do. The trails were, for the most part, very well lit. Coverage was amazingly good and the snow was of course a little icy but oh so skiable.
The place cleared out around 9 and we took off about then too. Free parking, nice remodeled base lodge, and pretty friendly staff too.
We did see some funny things. Probably the funniest was when two chair ahead of us, one guy was so busy talking to his pretty ski friends that he forgot to get off the lift and went right around the bull wheel.
Would we go back? Sure. It’s easy to get to, lift tickets fairly priced, and for the Midwest a really neat little place to ski.