Best in Illinois, but not as nice as WI

by: istink - Feb 13, 2009

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 3
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 2
  • Terrain Park 3
  • Nightlife 1

    Pros: Nice Rookie Run for learning

    Cons: Snow is HARD packed, Old Main run is to icy

    Recommended For: Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2009

Full review

I've visited the NUT many times this season and the runs seem to get worse each time I go back.
The Old Main needed some attention the last time we went in January. Most runs were VERY HARD packed, and could use some loosening up. Maybe they need to make more snow, I just dont know... All I can say is I never boarded on a hill that was so HARD. Many people we spoke to agreed the Old Main should be smoothed out to make it more of a beginner run. I guess its a little steep/fast in spots. Would be nice if they incorporated an "S" turn like some of the smaller hills do.

The staff is VERY friendly and we always have a GREAT time boarding regardless of the hill conditions. Family friendly, but would love to see some of these Mid-west resorts with an outdoor hot beverage cart. A big hit at a lot of resorts I have visited.