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“Lots of Fun at Blackjack”
Review of Blackjack Ski Area

Blackjack Ski Area
Ranked #3 of 6 things to do in Bessemer
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Indianhead Mountain and Blackjack Mountain are now Big Snow Resort. Ski and board both resorts on one ticket. Indianhead and Blackjack Mountains are famous for the quantity and quality of their snow and downhill terrain, offering a great ski and snowboard experience. The full-service resort offers lodging at both Indianhead and Blackjack Mountains, dining, a health & racquet club, indoor pool, spa and sauna. The ski area offers 56 trails, winding down 638 vertical feet, over 410 skiable acres with diverse difficulty. Many on-resort dining options with recently updated menus. Lots of things to do on and off the slopes, including on-site snowmobile rental, snowshoeing, Kinder Country Day Care, ski/board lessons and more.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Blackjack isn't the biggest of the ski areas in Ironwood/Bessemer area but its lots of fun. The layout of the hill and variety of terrain makes its seem bigger. When we went the conditions were perfect, but we noticed the same thing at Indianhead. They do have better snow-making equipment with new guns. The staff was great and everyone was friendly and helpful. We were there for Yooperfest and it was fun. They had a couple of great singers in the lodge and $2 beer specials. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank WIcamper77
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Nice area lots of character, be nice if they partnered up with Powderhorn for season pass. Always enjoy skiing there.

Thank Robert F
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Only half the runs were open in January which is a little odd but snowfall was limited this year. The staff was great and super helpful. The runs were also extremely well groomed and very well maintained so skiing was great all day. I'm only an intermediate skier at best and I had a great time here. They also have some very approachable black diamonds if you're feeling a bit saucy which was really nice for me. Great place overall!

Thank Alexander H
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Since I've been skiing but I forgot how much FUN it is! I went skiing at BlackJack about a month ago and have been meaning to write this since getting home (and now that my legs are no longer killing me) It was GREAT! They have a wide variety of runs for all different skill levels. Everyone working at the hill was very nice and helpful. The view at the top of the hill was just breathtaking! Way better than looking out and seeing a city. Totally worth the 4 hour drive to get there! Can't wait until the snow flies next year (well I 'can' but looking forward to when it does)

Thank RCH92
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Reviewed February 2, 2012

Although the rates of Blackjack Ski Resort are hiked up on 'holidays' it was still worth it for a nice weekend away for skiing. We stayed at The Ridge at the resort and the room was great. Very clean and many amenities. Only thing was the shared hot tub in the basement was disgusting. As in green stuff floating in the water. But the skiing was fun and the prices were decent. Would go back again.

Thank Midwaythedog
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