- Overall Rating 4
- Family Friendly 3
- All-Mtn. Terrain 3
- Terrain Park 4
- Nightlife 4
Pros: location, off slope activities, wide slopes, ski hours, bars
Cons: expensive, terrain boring, best slopes close at 4
Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters
Date Visited: Feb 1, 2012
First of all, get a season pass when they are cheapest if you plan to ski more than a few weekends. It will pay for itself. I give 7 Springs lots of credit for working hard and spending money to create snow in such a mild winter but lift prices are comparable to UT and CO resorts! They also seem to have a lot of lifts closed that used to stay open even on slow days. Lift lines are never bad if you get in the 'single rider' line but when certain lifts are closed it's harder to access the terrain around them. They took some chairs off the North Face lift over summer to speed it up but it is still a long ride with many stops. My favorite area is served by the Gunnar lift but that always closes at 4 despite whatever time the sun sets. If you go during the week expect the lifts and tow ropes giving direct access to the half pipe and terrain parks closed by 5. I hope you like walking!
For the good- the place is awesome after a good snow as they have glades, moguls, and jumps. Food is expensive but you can find decent beer deals (for a ski resort) and the music and entertainment is good. I also like watching the many ski and park competitions they have. Many slopes are wide so beginners don't get in your way too much. If you live in Pitt or DC it can make for a nice mountain getaway without feeling too rustic. There is a large parking lot that lets your right onto the slopes but this year they started charging people 'prefered parking' fees if you don't have a season pass.