Perfect North Slopes

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Perfect North Slopes
Perfect North Slopes - Runway (4260540092).jpg
Location Miller Township, Dearborn County, Indiana
Nearest city Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Coordinates 39°08′57″N 84°53′12″W / 39.149208°N 84.886581°W / 39.149208; -84.886581Coordinates: 39°08′57″N 84°53′12″W / 39.149208°N 84.886581°W / 39.149208; -84.886581
Vertical 400 ft (120 m)
Top elevation 800 ft (240 m)
Base elevation 400 ft (120 m)
Skiable area 100 acres (40 ha)
Runs 23 total
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg 18% beginner
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg 55% intermediate
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg 27% advanced/expert
Longest run Far Side 1 mi (1.6 km)
Lift system 11 total (2 quad chairs, 3 triple chairs, 6 surface)
Terrain parks 2
Snowfall 23 in (58 cm)
Snowmaking Yes
Night skiing Yes
Website www.perfectnorth.com

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.

Trail List[edit]

Back Stage

Tuff Enuff

Hollywood

Center Stage

Deception

Clyde's Super Slide

Hoyt Connection

The Meadow

Cat Walk

Rehearsal

Ski Wiz

Broadway

Call Back

Understudy

Rewind

Primetime

Runway

The Far Side

Intermission

Special Effects

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Resort History[edit]

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.

Perfect North was also where notable Olympic Freestyle Skier Nick Goepper got his start. Growing up about 15 minutes from the slopes, Nick used to spend up to 12 hours a day training at Perfect North before beginning his track to stardom and eventually competing in the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. [2]

Activities[edit]

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[3] 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.

Events[edit]

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.

Food & Beverage[edit]

Perfect North Slopes offers a variety of delicious food and drinks in three different locations.

1. The Chow Corral (Located in the Main Lodge)

2. The Grill (Located on the Main Deck when Weather Permits on Weekends)

3. Slip-N-Slide Snack Shack (Located in the Snow Tubing Area)

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