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 a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
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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, 0.4 square miles, or 1.0 square kilometers.
Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead's slopes see on average 204 inches (5.2 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 17 feet every year!
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.
Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead Difficulty Level
49.3out of 100
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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.
Skiable 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 a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 17% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 83%.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 nearest the town of Wakefield, MI.
Wakefield, MI 49968 USA
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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.
|Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport||MSP||Minneapolis, MN||192 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.
|Rhinelander Oneida County Airport||RHI||Rhinelander, WI||64 mi|
|Houghton County Memorial Airport||CMX||Hancock, MI||84 mi|
|Duluth International Airport||DLH||Duluth, MN||108 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.
|Snowriver Mountain Resort - Blackjack||Ramsay, MI||1,650 ft||43%||1 mi|
|Big Powderhorn||Ironwood, MI||1,800 ft||39%||6 mi|
|Mt. Zion Ski Hill||Ironwood, MI||1,400 ft||33%||9 mi|
|Whitecap Mountains Resort||Upson, WI||1,750 ft||39%||21 mi|
|Mount Ashwabay||Bayfield, WI||1,286 ft||29%||49 mi|
|Mont Ripley||Hancock, MI||1,140 ft||45%||79 mi|
Snowriver Mountain Resort - Indianhead Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,935 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,297 ft|
|Vertical Drop||638 ft|
(17% Beginner, 33% Intermediate, 50% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||204 inches|