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Perfect North Slopes

Perfect North Slopes, is a ski and Snowboard area in southeastern Indiana. It consists of 4 magic carpets, 2 rope tows, and 5 chairlifts. The area has 25 trails, 2 of which are expert, 3 of which are most difficult, 2 of which are advanced intermediate, 11 of which are intermediate, and 6 of which are beginner. Lessons at this resort are available, and led by ski expert Nicolas Dietz.[1]

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 25 total
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg 24% beginner
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg 48% intermediate
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg 28% 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

Contents

Trail ListEdit

Easiest : Cat Walk (Carpets), Rehearsal (Carpets), Callback (Carpets), Understudy (Carpets), Broadway (Green Chair), and Beginner Terrain Park (Rope)

More Difficult : Back Stage (Red Chair), Tuff Enuff (Red Chair), Hoyt Connection (White Chair), Clyde's Super Slide (White Chair), Audition Terrain Park (Blue Chair), The Meadow (Blue Chair), Jam Session (Rope), Ski Whiz (Green Chair), Shortcut (Orange Chair), The Far Side (Orange Chair), and Runway (Orange Chair)

Advanced Intermediate : Intermission (Orange Chair) and Special Effects (Orange Chair)

Most Difficult : Center Stage (White Chair), Deception (White Chair), and Encore (Orange Chair)

Experts Only : Hollywood (Red Chair) and Showtime (Orange Chair)

Tubing is also available to the right of Orange Chair.

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Resort HistoryEdit

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. [3]

ActivitiesEdit

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[4] 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.

EventsEdit

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 & BeverageEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Adult Lessons". Perfect North Slopes. 2017 Perfect North Slopes. 2017. Retrieved 2017-12-20. 
  2. ^ http://www.skicentral.com/perfectnorthslopes-trailmap.html
  3. ^ http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/2014/01/16/olympic-skier-nick-goepper-got-his-start-in-indiana/4541159/
  4. ^ Smith, Steve; et al. (2007). "Amateur Sports". Cincinnati USA City Guide. Cincinnati Magazine. p. 48. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  5. ^ http://www.perfectnorth.com/food--beverage

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