How would you describe snowboarding in Indiana to someone who’s never been there? What’s the scene at Perfect North?
Josh: Snowboarding in Indiana is really what you would probably expect: On a hill surrounded by cornfields. We rely on almost all man made snow, so it heavily depends on the weather, and is often either icy or slushy, there’s not as much of an in-between compared to other places, because we don’t have as much of a natural snow factor. To someone who’s never been here, I would make sure they prepare to laugh a lot, because we have some killer jerrys, but really it’s full of kids riding burtons doing tindys off the sides of lips, and then a ton of skiers. We have a great group of rad people who come out and ride though. The temperature varies every week and sometimes every day. This month alone we have gone down to -5, then back up the other day to 61. It’s insane. The best time to ride is really hard to pin down because of this varying weather, but most of the times it’s morning to midday in the colder months, then when we get to our spring weather in late february, it’s afternoons. The scene is honestly full of a ton of people who don’t follow snowboarding. It’s hard when you try to talk about how rad Jill Perkins is, then someone doesn’t know who that is. But, really it’s an amazing community full of the greatest people in the world, our head park dudes do an amazing job. Shoutout to Andy Hall!! And to Jamie Wittich!
Aaron: Snowboarding in Indiana is pretty congested, we have a super small hill but still manage to fit 2 terrain parks and a jump line. Because the park scene is so small, we are all super tight with one another and feed off each other’s hype and progression. The weather is bipolar as hell. It can snow one day then the next it will be 50 and sunny.
Drew: Snowboarding in Indiana is a lot of fun although the season doesn’t last that long. Most of the time the temperature is in the mid 30s. Occasionally, there will be a week or two where it is like 10-15 degrees. Since the temps are in the 30s, the snow is usually nice and soft.
Geoff: Snowboarding in Indiana is pretty wild. I’ve only ridden out of this area twice, once for a day early season at Timberline last year and then opening day this year at Seven Springs, so I don’t have too much to compare it to. I love it though. It’s super accessible as far as prices and stuff goes out here, it’s like a completely different world compared to when I went to Timberline. Weather is super on/off. One day it’s 50 and rainy and next day it’s -3 and sunny. Most of the time it’s either super icy or super slushy. We get our good days for sure though. Best time to ride is definitely those early mornings during winter break to be honest. That’s mainly because this year has been super good for us, very low temps led to great snowmaking. Also the parks have been on point this year. The scene at Perfect is really cool. All the park riders are super tight knit, you can go up any day regardless the weather and you know some of the homies are gonna be up there. Perfect North is no paradise, but we do our best.
Joe: Perfect North is easily one of the best “resorts” in the mid west. Our park management definitely knows how to make a mean park set up especially for the very short amount of hill that we have.
Jason: ice skating or slush boarding. But the best park in the Tri-State (IN, OH, KY) area. Big jumps, big rails, rope toe, and a family of shredders.