Where to go Skiing and Snowboarding Near Indianapolis | Ski Resorts

While many of our neighboring states have a plethora of ski resorts to choose from, Indiana only has a couple. Luckily we live very close to several states so in effect there are lot’s of places to go skiing or snowboarding near Indianapolis. As we explore more resorts and slopes, we’ll add them to the list. Depending on how far you’re willing to drive, there’s a ski hill within almost any budget and every skill level.

Perfect North Slopes, Indiana

90 minutes from downtown Indianapolis
The closest ski resort to Indy lies just outside of Cincinnati. At Perfect North, you’ll find ski and snowboard lessons, equipment rental, food options and a ski lodge where you can warm up or watch your loved ones on the slopes. With trails ranging from easier to double black diamond, skiers of many abilities love Perfect North for both skiing and snowboarding. One of the biggest draws are the Terrain Parks where even Olympic athletes have trained.
Eight hour lift tickets are $42 for children age 12 and under and $52 for adults. Snow tubing is available for $23 for children and $28 for adults. Snow tube tickets are valid for 2 hours Friday – Sunday or all day during the week.
COVID precautions: Face coverings are required while indoors and whenever physical distancing cannot be achieved. This includes while in lift lines, while taking a lesson, and while snow tubing. If you arrive together, ride together: ride lifts only with those you came with. Practice social distancing and keep six fee apart.
19074 Perfect Lane Lawrenceburg, IN
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Paoli Peaks is only 15 minutes from the popular town of French Lick

Paoli Peaks, Indiana

Two hours from downtown Indianapolis
Just outside of French Lick, an Indiana favorite destination is a winter wonderland that offers skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. Paoli Peaks offers lessons, multiple runs and even nearby lodging in the popular town of French Lick, there are many reasons to visit. From beginner to black diamond, fans of the slopes can enjoy their ride at Paoli Peaks. The two freestyle terrain areas will give more experienced skiers and boarders a new challenge. Carpet lifts and chair lifts will take you to the trail of your choice.
$39 for children 12 and under on weekdays or $42 on weekends/holidays. $49 for adults on the weekend/holidays and $42 on weekdays.
COVID precautions: Face coverings will be required to access the mountain, in all indoor spaces, in any line, in chairlifts and gondolas, and whenever you are unable to maintain physical distance. Reservations will be required, pass holders will get priority access. All transactions will be cash-less.
2798 West County Road 25 South, Paoli, Indiana
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Mad River Mountain is less than three hours from Indianapolis.

Mad River Mountain, Ohio

2 hours and 45 minutes from downtown Indianapolis
Skiing, snowboarding, snow inner-tubing are all a part of the experience at Mad River Mountain. Sign up for group lessons or private lessons to improve your runs.
$44 for children up to age 12 on weekends, $39 Monday – Thursday. $54 for adults on weekends, $49 Monday – Thursday. Discounted prices for skiing after 3pm.
COVID precautions: Face coverings will be required to access the mountain, in all indoor spaces, in any line, in chairlifts and gondolas, and whenever you are unable to maintain physical distance. Reservations will be required, pass holders will get priority access. All transactions will be cash-less.
1000 Snow Valley Rd, Zanesfield, Ohio
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Four Lakes Alpine Snowsports, Illinois

3 hours from downtown Indianapolis
Trails include Beginner Trails, Intermediate Trail, Advanced Trail and a Terrain Park
COVID precautions: Face coverings are required on lifts, indoors and in outdoor spaces where social distancing is not possible.
5750 Lakeside Dr. Lisle Illinois
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Swiss Valley Ski and Snowboard Area

3 1/2 hours from downtown Indianapolis
Eleven runs with beginner trails, a black diamond trail up to 225 vertical feet and a terrain park with chair lifts and rope tows.
COVID precautions: Face coverings are required indoors and whenever six feet of distancing cannot be maintained. No indoor seating available. Ride the lift with the people you came with.
13421 Mann Street, Jones, Michigan
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Bittersweet Resort

4 hours from downtown Indianapolis
The resort contains 350 vertical feet, 20 runs, 7 chairs lifts, 2 wonder carpets, and 2 rope tows.
Lift tickets start at $45 and increase for weekends and holidays. Children 6 years and younger pay a 50% rate. Special pricing is available for the Beginner Hill and Evening sessions.
COVID precautions: face covering will be required in the Lift/Rental lines, on the chairlift, during lessons and indoors. On the lift, ride with who you came with. Outdoor seating only.
600 River Road Otsego, Michigan
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Mulligan’s Hollow

4 hours from downtown Indianapolis
Six slopes with adjoining trails, five rope tows, seven acres of open area for boarding and skiing, slopes ranging from 700 feet to 250 feet. Night skiing available.
Daily passes are $15-20 and parents ski for free with their kids. Bunny hill passes are only $8- $10. Private ski and snowboard lessons are available.
COVID precautions: The lodge and indoor areas are closed. Plan on using your vehicle to warm up and boot up. Masks are required at all times on the property. No food or drink will be available, bring your own.
Mulligan Dr, Grand Haven, Michigan
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Cannonsburg

4 1/2 hours from downtown Indianapolis
Cannonsburg has nine lifts and 21 runs from beginner to advanced. Make your way to the top of your trails using one of the 3 chair lifts, 4 rope tows and two Magic Carpets. The snow tubing park is currently closed.
Lift tickets start at $25 for ages 7-10, $35 for 11 years and up. Children age 6 and under receive a free lift ticket with adult. Mid day rates and evening rates available.
COVID precautions: Masks must be worn at all times indoors, and outside when physical distancing isn’t possible. Masks must be worn at the base of the hill, and on lifts. Practice social distancing. The Lodge is closed and no indoor seating is available. Grab and go and food truck food items are available for purchase. Plan on warming up and getting ready in your vehicle.
6800 Cannonsburg Road, Belmont, Michigan
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Boyne Mountain Resort

5 1/2 hours from downtown Indianapolis
The whole resort experience can be had at Boyne Mountain; ski in cabins, gorgeous family lodging, restaurants, a water park (closed until further notice), a plethora of winter recreation and of course skiing, snowboarding and even snow tubing are available right at your fingertips.
Purchase tickets early online for the best rate. Al day lift tickets are $53 and up for adults. Youth tickets start at $40 and increase based on early purchase and expected attendance. Night skiing is available starting at $28 for adults and $18 for kids.
COVID precautions: among other measures, face coverings are required at all times in the base area, lift lines, on chairlifts, and indoors, except when seated at a table in a restaurant. Winter neck gators are acceptable with two layers of materials, or folded over to make two layers, and cover both mouth and nose. Limited capacity in lodges and food courts. Guests should ride the chairlift only with the people they traveled with.
1 Boyne Mountain Rd, Boyne Falls, Michigan
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