- Overall Rating 5
- Family Friendly 4
- All Mtn. Terrain 5
- Terrain Park 3
- Nightlife 1
Pros: Great expert terrain when there is 2-3ft or more natural snow, ol' timey charm, views
Cons: not a 4 star resort, not a fashion show, certainly not for whiners
Recommended For: Single/Newlyweds, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters
Date Visited: Jan 1, 2010
I love skiing here, but that's because skiing is my priority when I go to a ski area. You will be disappointed if you go thinking this is a 'resort' with 'amenities'. There is excellent expert terrain (trees, glades, chutes, cliffs and steep drops) as well as a few nice intermediate cruisers.
They don't really do much terrain park stuff which doesn't bother me since there are plenty of natural jumps everywhere, you just need to know where to look. Once upon a time, jumps weren't spoon fed, you had to pay attention to get some good air.
They basically have one trail for ultra beginners and one green trail top-to-bottom (other reviewers have said it turns blue halfway down... map/navigation failure, there IS a green route all the way, skiers right). Not an ideal mountain for beginners, but adequate.
If you like to ski/board while your wife/girlfriend goes to a fashion show, leave her at home and you'll have a much better time. This is a challenging mountain and the advanced skier/boarder will have a great time if they can get past the shoddy infrastructure, hit or miss service and concentrate on the expert terrain for the purpose it was intended: going down hill fast.