Perfect North Slopes
|Perfect North Slopes|
|Location||Miller Township, Dearborn County, Indiana|
|Nearest city||Lawrenceburg, Indiana|
|Vertical||400 ft (120 m)|
|Top elevation||800 ft (240 m)|
|Base elevation||400 ft (120 m)|
|Skiable area||100 acres (40 ha)|
|Longest run||Far Side 1 mi (1.6 km)|
|Lift system||11 total (2 quad chairs, 3 triple chairs, 6 surface)|
|Snowfall||23 in (58 cm)|
Perfect North Slopes, is a ski area in southeastern Indiana. It consists of 4 magic carpets, 2 rope tows, and 5 chairlifts. The area has 23 trails, 2 of which are expert, 4 of which are most difficult, 3 of which are advanced intermediate, 9 of which are intermediate, and 4 of which are beginner.
Perfect North was formed by the Perfect Family and others in 1980. Initially funded by the sale of cattle by Clyde & Ella Mae Perfect, it began with 2 handle tows and a rope tow on two ski runs on the "big" hill, as well as 2 rope tows on the bunny slope. In 1984, a chair was added where the "big" rope tow was, and another chair was added in 1985. In 1987, Perfect North added their third chairlift, which added one blue square and two black diamond ski runs. Eventually, they added two more chairs, including their 5th chair, which opened up 4 new ski runs.
Perfect North did not allow snowboarding until 2002. It was one of the last ski resorts in America to still refuse snowboarders.
The Perfect North Slopes lodge has 3 sections: east, west, and main. The west lodge is the original lodge. The main lodge and the East Lodge are later additions. The first story of the main lodge has a small cafeteria. On the second story of the east lodge, there is a small skiing and snowboarding shop. Adjacent to the main ski area is a 750-foot (230 m) tubing run which includes 3 sections and 23 lanes.
Perfect North Slopes has two terrain parks. There is an advanced terrain park and a beginner terrain park. The advanced terrain park is lift serviced and usually includes three jumps and several rails. The beginner terrain park is tow rope serviced and has access to beginner rails and small jumps.
Perfect North hosts an abundance of local competitions and clinics throughout the season. Some of the events usually hosted are: Small Terrain park clinics, the yearly Big Air competition(Held in the big terrain park), the Pink Flamingo Camp, the Mud Stash, and a Spring Carnival.
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