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Address: 500 Indianhead Rd, US Route 2, Wakefield, MI 49968-9586
Phone Number:
+1 800-346-3426
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Indianhead Mountain and Blackjack Mountain are now Big Snow Resort. Ski and...

Indianhead Mountain and Blackjack Mountain are now Big Snow Resort. Ski and board both resorts on one ticket. Indianhead and Blackjack Mountains are famous for the quantity and quality of their snow and downhill terrain, offering a great ski and snowboard experience. The full-service resort offers lodging at both Indianhead and Blackjack Mountains, dining, a health & racquet club, indoor pool, spa and sauna. The ski area offers 56 trails, winding down 638 vertical feet, over 410 skiable acres with diverse difficulty. Many on-resort dining options with recently updated menus. Lots of things to do on and off the slopes, including on-site snowmobile rental, snowshoeing, Kinder Country Day Care, ski/board lessons and more.

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It is a pretty small resort or that might just be because we went in late March and there were less runs open because it was melting. The chalet is pretty nice and it is good that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 March 2016
Champlin, Minnesota

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I left Minneapolis for a quick getaway to the Ironwood area for a full day of skiing at both Indianhead and Blackjack. I really wanted it to meet or exceed my expectations but sadly it didn't. The drive is about 4 hours which is the same to Lutsen. I stayed at the Americinn which was decent and had a great... More 

Thank sullympls
Roselle, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I actually had a nice time at Indianhead, but the experience was made disappointing by the complete lack of signage on the ski runs and lifts. This isn't just a convenience thing, it is a safety issue that management needs to address. Not only are the trail names not clearly marked, but the trail rating signs are either missing or... More 

Thank Fred S
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Good place for beginners to rent and learn how to ski (based on my experience). Only was able to go on beginner trails at the time, but I will definitely be coming back to conquer the other trails! To get you back up the hills, the resort has a walk-on "escalator" ramp for the bunny hill and standing/sitting lifts for... More 

Thank akulicz
Champlin, Minnesota
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76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

It is a pretty small resort or that might just be because we went in late March and there were less runs open because it was melting. The chalet is pretty nice and it is good that they have the shuttle running to and from blackjack. The driver Rosie was really friendly!

Thank Cesamos
Walworth, Wisconsin
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175 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

I enjoyed the beautiful views and the hospitality at this resort. Everyone from the desk clerks to the rental staff were very friendly and helpful. The mountain had nice variety. The lodging was clean. My only suggestions are as follow: The bbq staff at the lodge at the bottom of the hill did not wear glloves when serving food. The... More 

Thank Kathy S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Indianhead is my favorite ski hill in this area - but the one thing that I'm always disappointed in is how slow the lifts are. The Sky Bar is always a hit, too.

Thank Alexis L
Itasca, Illinois
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Have always skied at Blackjack & enjoyed the runs & staff. But with the new ski partnership between Blackjack/ Indianhead, we decided to ski Indianhead this year. Overall, the snow quality and length of runs compared to other UP ski facilities outstanding. They seem to offer a wide range of runs for all levels of skiers. Voyagers Highway run is... More 

Thank Beatthedrum
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

My favorite in the UP/Midwest. Friendly staff, continued improvements on the facility itself (new updated baths at the Base Bar (Red Dog). Grooming operators are magicians.

Thank PAUL B
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Excellent skiing - for the Midwest, good food and food prices, worththe ride - friendly staff and grooming is excellent all season.

Thank Caddy70
Vulcan, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

Went to Indianhead Mtn for a day of skiing. What a waste. Not only were the lift tickets overpriced, we only had half a hill to ski on! When we asked about access to some of the others runs we were told that of course they were open, all we had to do was WALK to them, and then ski... More 

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