by: teddyski6 - 19th March 2009

  • 5
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced/Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 5Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
Expert terrain, Challenging Bumps, Nice Crusiers, Good Food and Activities for Families
Hard to get around the mountain, Rose Bowl Lift is soo slow

Full review

A very good resort with amazing bumps off birds of prey and grouse mountain. Royal Elk Glades and Black Bear Glades off Grouse Mt. Stone Creek Chutes are insanely fun and challenging and there are some very crazy cliff drops there. There are some great cruisers off of Centennial that are hardly skied, Willys Face, Double Diamond and Half Hitch (when its groomed) Some really nice aspen tree skiing and little cliff drops in Arrowhead which nobody ever finds except for me. Backcountry gates off of the Cinch Lift and at the boundary line of Royal Elk Glades are great when there is not so good snow in bounds. Remember to only access them if you are familiar with backcountry skiing and have all necesary equipment beacons, shovel, probe etc. A very luxurious resort with great service and good free cookies. Larkspur has some great bowl skiing, bumps, and groomers but it can get slushy in the afternoon cause its completely south facing. Bachelors Gulch and Strawberry Park have nice groomers for just about everyone. In terms of terrain parks they have a great terrain park for those who are not soo skilled, Park 101 which has about four 3ft jumps some nice easy boxes some beginner rails and a fun rainbow box. Zoom Room and Lumber Yard are for intermediates and are decent. The Rodeo park has some big 50 ft hits but it is no comparison to Keystone's A51 or Breck's Freeway. They have a great half pipe! And the Ski Patrol are very knowledgeable. Beaver Creek is geared towards private lessons which are great but the regular classes are great too. Except for a 13 year old who is trying to get in expert class is told to go with the 9-11 black diamond club. Even though im fully capable of skiing with the 15-18 expert class. Besides that and it being hard to navigate from one side of the mountain to the other.. Beaver Creek is worth a visit especially on a Powder Day.
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