Paoli Peaks 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 season pass, and ski at most of the Vail owned and operated slopes with it throughout the year. There are a handful of types of Epic lift ticket passes available, ranging from 3-7 days, to season-long.
There are numerous options to stay at Paoli Peaks around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Paoli Peaks 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, 0.1 square miles, or 0.3 square kilometers.
Paoli Peaks's slopes see on average 19 inches (0.5 meters) of snowfall a year.
Paoli Peaks Elevation
Paoli Peaks 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.
Paoli Peaks Difficulty Level
31.3out 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
Paoli Peaks has 65 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Paoli Peaks is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
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 Paoli Peaks good for beginners?
Paoli Peaks 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 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Paoli Peaks Location
Paoli Peaks is located in the state of Indiana, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Paoli, IN.
Paoli, IN 47454 USA
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Getting to Paoli Peaks
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Paoli Peaks), 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.
|Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport||SDF||Louisville, KY||50 mi|
|Indianapolis International Airport||IND||Indianapolis, IN||81 mi|
|Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport||CVG||Cincinnati / Covington, KY||105 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 Airport||EVV||Evansville, IN||66 mi|
|Owensboro Daviess County Airport||OWB||Owensboro, KY||67 mi|
|Blue Grass Airport||LEX||Lexington, KY||109 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Paoli Peaks, 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.
Paoli Peaks Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||900 ft|
|Base Elevation||600 ft|
|Vertical Drop||300 ft|
(25% Beginner, 55% Intermediate, 20% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||19 inches|