Paoli Peaks Ski Resort

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

Paoli Peaks is a part of the Epic Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of different types of Epic passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.

Paoli Peaks Lodging:

Paoli Peaks Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Paoli Peaks has a total of 15 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Paoli Peaks is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 65 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 26 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
65(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Paoli Peaks Ski Resort Elevation

Paoli Peaks Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 900 feet, or 274 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 600 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 300 feet (91 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

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

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
900'(274 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
300'(91 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
600'(183 m)

Paoli Peaks Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
30out of 100
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Paoli Peaks is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 25% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 300 feet.


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

Paoli Peaks has 65 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Paoli Peaks is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 25% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 55% trails are rated as intermediate.
25%(16 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
55%(36 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
20%(13 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 Paoli Peaks Ski Resort good for beginners?

Paoli Peaks is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 25% of its trails are rated as "beginner".

Paoli Peaks Ski Resort Location

Paoli Peaks Ski Resort is located in the state of Indiana, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Paoli, IN.

Paoli, IN 47454 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
38.55500, -86.51200

Getting to Paoli Peaks Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Paoli Peaks Ski Resort), its coordinates of 38.55500, -86.51200 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Paoli, IN 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 Paoli Peaks Ski Resort.

Louisville Muhammad Ali International AirportSDFLouisville, KY50 mi
Indianapolis International AirportINDIndianapolis, IN81 mi
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International AirportCVGCincinnati / Covington, KY105 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 Paoli Peaks.

Evansville Regional AirportEVVEvansville, IN66 mi
Owensboro Daviess County AirportOWBOwensboro, KY67 mi
Blue Grass AirportLEXLexington, KY109 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Paoli Peaks 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 Paoli Peaks Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance

Paoli Peaks Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation900 ft
Base Elevation600 ft
Vertical Drop300 ft
(25% Beginner,  55% Intermediate,  20% Expert)
Skiable Acres65
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Paoli Peaks Ski Resort Mountain Stats