Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead

Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead is a ski area located in the state of Michigan in USA. The resort is in the town of Wakefield, MI. We recently ranked all of Michigan's ski resorts, so you can see where Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead.

Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead Lodging:

Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead Terrain Overview

Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead has a total of 30 ski trails, which are serviced by 9 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 238 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 96 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead's slopes see on average 204 inches (80 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 17 feet a year!

Trails
Total Runs
30
Ski Lift
Lifts
9
Skier
Skiable Acres
238(1 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
204"(80 cm)

Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead Elevation

Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead has a summit elevation of 1,935 feet, or 590 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,297 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 638 feet (194 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,935'(590 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
638'(194 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,297'(395 m)

Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
47.2out of 100
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Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 83% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.

 DID YOU KNOW?

At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski 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.

Skiiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead has 238 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 17% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 83%.
Beginner
17%(40 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
Intermediate
33%(79 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
50%(119 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead good for beginners?

Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 83% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead Location

Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead is located in the state of Michigan, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Wakefield, MI.

Address:
Wakefield, MI 49968 USA
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Website:
bigsnow.com/

GPS Coordinates:
46.49000, -89.97000

Getting to Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead), its coordinates of 46.49000, -89.97000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Wakefield, MI to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead.

NameCodeCityDistance
Minneapolis–Saint Paul International AirportMSPMinneapolis, MN192 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead.

NameCodeCityDistance
Rhinelander Oneida County AirportRHIRhinelander, WI64 mi
Houghton County Memorial AirportCMXHancock, MI84 mi
Duluth International AirportDLHDuluth, MN108 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Snowriver Mountain Resort - BlackjackRamsay, MI1,650 ft41%1 mi
Big PowderhornIronwood, MI1,800 ft38%6 mi
Mt. Zion Ski HillIronwood, MI1,400 ft32%9 mi
Whitecap Mountains ResortUpson, WI1,750 ft37%21 mi
Mount AshwabayBayfield, WI1,286 ft28%49 mi
Mont RipleyHancock, MI1,140 ft43%79 mi

Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation1,935 ft
Base Elevation1,297 ft
Vertical Drop638 ft
Trails30
(17% Beginner,  33% Intermediate,  50% Expert)
Lifts9
Skiable Acres238
Avg. Annual Snowfall204 inches
Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead Mountain Stats