Big Powderhorn Lodging

Vacation Rentals in Ironwood & Bessemer, MI



Ski Areas Near BPLA

Located in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Big Powderhorn Lodging is nestled at the base of Big Powderhorn Mountain in the heart of Big Snow Country. Mother Nature blesses the area with an average of 200+ inches of snow annually. The picturesque, serene surroundings and abundance of snow provides for the best skiing in the Midwest. All our vacation homes are located in the Powderhorn village surrounding Big Powderhorn Mountain. A plus to Big Powderhorn Lodging’s location is that there are several more ski resorts within a 10-minute drive: Blackjack Ski Resort & Indianhead Mountain Resort, now part of Big Snow Resorts as well as Mt. Zion Ski Hill at GCC. The Porcupine Mountains Ski Area is located in Ontonagon, MI, about an hour drive from Big Powderhorn Lodging. Whitecap Mountains Resort is located in Upson, Wisconsin, about a 35 minute drive from Big Powderhorn Lodging.

Big Powderhorn Lodging & Big Snow Country is your true winter vacation destination.


Big Powderhorn Mountain


“We love what we do and we hope to share our passion for snow sports with you and your family. When considering a winter vacation, why not ski and board on the best conditions and see for yourself why Big Powderhorn continues to be voted the Favorite Downhill Terrain in the Midwest? Our commitment to providing excellence does not stop on the slopes, we pride ourselves on our great customer service, delicious food, outstanding snow sports school and helpful, friendly, and professional staff.” —Big Powderhorn Mtn

Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort boasts 33 trails throughout 250 wooded acres, 2 terrain parks, and 9 lifts.


Big Powderhorn Mountain 2/21/17 at Noon – Photo Courtesy of Steve Carr & BPM

Blackjack Ski Resort

“Blackjack Resort believes skiing and boarding are sports everyone should enjoy. You’ll see that in our ticket prices…the most affordable in Big Snow Country. Blackjack strives to provide the best possible customer service in every facet of our business. Come visit us this season to see what we’re talking about…we’re sure you’ll have a truly great winter vacation.” —Blackjack Ski Resort

Blackjack Resort features 26 trails, 6 lifts and 2 terrain parks. Night Skiing is available on Saturday nights and holiday weekends, weather permitting. Blackjack Resort is located just minutes east of Big Powderhorn Lodging.

Indianhead Mountain Resort

“Located in Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula, Indianhead is known for the quantity and quality of its snow and skiable terrain.Our runs are some of the widest and longest slopes in the Midwest. Combined with impressive verticals, you’re almost guaranteed to have a great ski experience. Plus, we are famous for more than 200 inches of annual snowfall, from one of the world’s largest snowmakers, Lake Superior.” —Indianhead Ski Resort

Indianhead Mountain Resort is located only 10 minutes east of Big Powderhorn Lodging. With 638 vertical feet and 30 wide open trails, Indianhead offers a wide range of trails to appeal to all levels of skiers.

Mt. Zion at Gogebic Community College

Mt. ZionMt. Zion is a public ski hill located on Gogebic Community College’s campus in Ironwood, MI. Home to GCC’s nationally acclaimed Ski Area Management program, Mt. Zion offers days-long outdoor entertainment for the entire family. Enjoy picturesque views of Big Snow Country while downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing or snowshoeing. Mt. Zion Ski Hill also offers ‘learn to ski/snowboard’ programs that are perfect for children and beginners of all ages. Mt. Zion offers 10 slopes and trails, a snowtubing park, free cross country ski trail, quality ski and snowboard rentals, group rates and more!

The Porkies

“WE ARE 60,000 ACRES OF WILDERNESS THAT BRING FAMILIES CLOSER TOGETHER.” We are trails and views that get kids outdoors and away from the Internet, away from the airwaves.  We are something you do, not something you watch. We are skiing and snowshoeing and snowmobiling and snowball fights with your little sister. We are a day full of promise and a night full of stars. We are natural snow and natural lighting.  We are the place Mother Nature brings her family, too. The Porcupine Mountains are one of the last great adventures.” — The Porkies

The Porcupine Mountains Ski Area is located in Ontonagon, MI, about an hour drive from Big Powderhorn Lodging. You’ll find 19 ski trails, offering a variety of challenges for all skill levels.

Whitecap Mountains Resort

“Discover three mountains with forty-three trails for every ability, spread over a vast 400 acres within the ancient Penokee Mountains. Experience an abundance of lake effect snow, meticulously groomed trails, along with incredibly helpful staff that will make your trip here unforgettable.” — Whitecap

Whitecap Mountains Resort is located in Upson, WI, about a 35 minute drive from Big Powderhorn Lodging.