Good Mountain-Bad Base

by: Jake4 - Nov 29, 2010

  • Overall Rating 1
  • Family Friendly 0
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 0
  • Terrain Park 0
  • Nightlife 0

    Pros: No Crowds-Great Mountain

    Cons: The Base and The Website

    Recommended For: Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Nov 1, 2010

Full review

The website promised discounts that were not available. It was not simply ambiguous sales talk- it was simply wrong.
When I called the 800 number they said discount tickets are available at any King Soopers or Safeway. I called nearly every one in Denver and they did not have discount tickets. Winter Park had not downloaded the tickets to any stores yet. The free shuttle from the town of Winter Park is nice except that it drops you off a half mile from the chair lift. Do developers think it is good for sales to have upset people walking past their stores in ski boots? At the end of the day you do the same painful walk back to the shuttle. That ruins the experience for many- especially beginners.The gondola is silly because it takes you nowhere near the chairlift.
The mountain is great but why do developers think they can heard people like cattle to make a sale? All it does is anger people. I love the mountain but hate the corporate manipulations at the bottom.