Indy Pass x Teton Gravity Research Presents: In Pursuit of Soul ll

In Pursuit of Soul 2 - Midwest Independence

Teton Gravity Research and Indy Pass bring you a short film celebrating the independent spirit of the Midwest ski and snowboard community. Those who ride the Midwest will tell you – they don’t need endless storm cycles, 4,000 feet of vert or fancy base areas to have fun. A few rope tows and rails, a set of slalom gates to bash, reliable snowmaking and a sense of adventure is all it takes.

The ski industry could learn a few tricks from these tried and true Midwest ski areas: Family-first means affordable passes, after-school programs, volunteer-led race clubs, and most importantly, a sense of camaraderie. Showcasing the resilient and ragtag crews of a few truly grassroots ski areas, In Pursuit of Soul 2: Midwest Independence takes us to Buck Hill, Caberfae Peaks, Granite Peak, Little Switzerland, Lutsen Mountains, Nordic Mountain, The Rock Snowpark, and Tyrol Basin.

You can now feel the love of skiing and riding in the Midwest right at home. Our film is now available—jump in to come on a road trip to some of the greatest small ski resorts in the Midwest.


Featured Resorts from “In Pursuit of Soul 2”

Buck Hill
Caberfae Peaks
Granit Peak at Rib Mountain State Park
Little Switzerland
Lutsen Mountains
Nordic Mountain - Ski Board Tube
The Rock Snopark
Tyrol Basin

Resorts Features:

In Pursuit of Soul 2 - Caberfae Peaks

Caberfae Peaks

Located in the Manistee National Forest just outside Cadillac, Michigan, this ski hill was started with one rope tow by the Civil Conservation Corps in 1938.

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In Pursuit of Soul 2 - The Rock Snowpark

The Rock Snowpark

Once a landfill, The Rock Snowpark serves up winter stoke with 100% snowmaking and positive vibes.

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In Pursuit of Soul 2 - Little Switzerland

Little Switzerland

Founded in 1941, and one of Wisconsin’s oldest ski areas, Little Switzerland is the ski area that could.

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In Pursuit of Soul 2 - Tyrol Basin

Tyrol Basin

From fried cheese curds to local legend Paul Underwood, Tyrol Basin is steeped in character and excellent glade runs.

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In Pursuit of Soul 2 - Granite Peak

Granite Peak

Located in Rib Mountain State Park, this Wisconsin ski resort boasts the state’s only high-speed six-pack and steepest vertical drop (700’).

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In Pursuit of Soul 2 - Nordic Mountain

Nordic Mountain

Owner Rick Schmitz purchased the mountain in 2005 at only twenty-two years old… let’s just say that some of the old-timers were a bit skeptical.

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In Pursuit of Soul 2 - Buck Hill

Buck Hill

Ski magazines calls Buck the “Legendary Capitol of American ski racing.” In 2006, Erich Sailer, long-time coach of the Buck Hill Ski Racing Team, was inducted into the US National Ski Hall of Fame.

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In Pursuit of Soul 2 - Lutsen Mountains

Lutsen Mountains

Only at Lutsen can you eat cheese curds and look over at Superior at the same time, an experience we hope everyone can have at some point.

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