A refreshing Midwest Ski Experience

by: kirkifer - Feb 22, 2012

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 3
  • Terrain Park 3
  • Nightlife 2

    Pros: Steep, fast, smooth, real obstacles on diamonds

    Cons: poor lift continuity, long lines, crowded chalet,

    Recommended For: Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Feb 1, 2012

Full review

This is a pleasant surprise and much more than my family expected for a midwestern slope. The vertical drop is not huge, but PNS has utilized the space well. In fact, some of the blues seem a little steep which might scare beginners. Staff and visitors were all courteous and respectful. There are A LOT of beginners, but hey, everyone has to start somewhere. This is a good place to learn. Besides, all of the people falling makes for fun obstacles... The only time beginners are frustrating are when they cause the lifts to constantly start and stop. Ski patrol and staff do their best to get people out of the way. Don't come here expecting anything more than skiing. No hot tubs, no true resort as far as I could tell.