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Big Powderhorn Mountain is a 250-acre (1.0 km2) ski resort located in Gogebic County in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, within Bessemer Township and Ironwood Township (between the cities of Bessemer and Ironwood). The mountain is part of the Gogebic Range with a summit of 1,640 ft (500m) and a base elevation of 1,240 ft (378m), for a 400 ft. vertical drop. It offers 9 chairlifts accessing 45 trails for Alpine skiing and Snowboarding on 253 skiable acres, with an even mix of easy, intermediate, and difficult trail ratings and two terrain parks. The Wolverine Nordic Trail also connects to the resort for cross-country skiing.

Big Powderhorn Mountain - view from Dynamite Trail
View from Dynamite Trail


On January 13, 2011, a fire occurred at the main lodge. No injuries were reported, but the building was declared a total loss. Despite the loss of the building, the resort opened the following day, using the nearby Caribou Lodge as a base for skiers.

A brand new lodge was built next to the Caribou Lodge and opened for the 2012 - 2013 Ski Season.


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