Indiana is not a skiing state. It only has a couple ski resorts, and they are located near the base of the state. The lack of ski slopes in Indiana can be attributed to it being a Midwest state, and therefore, devoid of any real mountains.
All Indiana Ski Resorts
Indiana has only 2 ski resorts. However, one – Paoli Peaks – is associated with Vail’s EPIC nationwide pass system.
|Paoli Peaks||EPIC||Paoli, IN, 47454|
|Perfect North Slopes||Lawrenceburg, IN, 47025|
Explaining Our ‘Difficulty Score’
Parks & Trips created a proprietary Difficulty Score that is generated by looking at the number of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then gives each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
The Most Difficult Indiana Ski Resorts
Perfect North comes out on top here, but only by the slimmest of margins over Paoli Peaks. This is due to the fact that Perfect North has a larger vertical drop as well as 5% more “expert” trails than Paoli.
|Rank||Resort||Green Trails||Blue Trails||Black Trails||Difficulty Score|
|#1||Perfect North Slopes||25%||50%||25%||32.9%|
The Largest Ski Resorts in Indiana
While Paoli Peaks has a higher summit, Perfect North actually has the larger vertical drop. Perfect North also has more skiable acres and trails than Paoli.
|Rank||Resort||Summit Elevation||Base Elevation||Vertical Drop||Acres||Trails|
|#1||Perfect North Slopes||800 ft||400 ft||400 ft||100||23|
|#2||Paoli Peaks||900 ft||600 ft||300 ft||65||15|