Pine Mountain Ski Resort

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

Pine Mountain 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.

Pine Mountain Lodging:

Pine Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Pine Mountain has a total of 27 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 340 acres, Pine Mountain Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 138 hectares, 1 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
340(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Pine Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Pine Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,650 feet, or 503 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,150 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 500 feet (152 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Pine Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,650'(503 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
500'(152 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,150'(351 m)

Pine Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
34.7out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Pine Mountain 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 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


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 Area by Difficulty Level

Pine Mountain has 340 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Pine Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
30%(102 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
40%(136 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
30%(102 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 Pine Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Pine Mountain 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 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Pine Mountain Ski Resort Location

Pine Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Michigan, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Iron Mountain, MI.

Iron Mountain, MI 49801 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
45.84000, -88.09000

Getting to Pine Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Pine Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 45.84000, -88.09000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Iron Mountain, 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 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 Pine Mountain.

Rhinelander Oneida County AirportRHIRhinelander, WI68 mi
Austin Straubel International AirportGRBGreen Bay, WI94 mi
Houghton County Memorial AirportCMXHancock, MI94 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Pine Mountain Ski Resort, 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 Pine Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Camp 10Athelstane, WI1,739 ft40%31 mi
Christie MountainBruce, WI1,650 ft32%49 mi
Nordic MountainMountain, WI1,137 ft38%49 mi
John & Melissa Besse Sports ParkGladstone, MI711 ft11%51 mi
Marquette MountainMarquette, MI1,357 ft42%58 mi
Mont RipleyHancock, MI1,140 ft43%90 mi

Pine Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,650 ft
Base Elevation1,150 ft
Vertical Drop500 ft
(30% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  30% Expert)
Skiable Acres340
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Pine Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats