- Overall Rating 4
- Family Friendly 5
- All-Mtn. Terrain 4
- Terrain Park 0
- Nightlife 1
Pros: Good slopes, great snowmaking capacity
Cons: slow lifts, lots of beginners
Recommended For: Family Friendly
Date Visited: Jan 1, 2009
As long as you don't expect wonders from 400 vertical feet, Perfect North can be quite a bit of fun for the family. It is definitely geared towards families as there is no bar in the lodge, the lifts are slow with frequent stops, and there is a vast amount of space / lifts dedicated to first timers. The kids should have fun here.
Unfortunately, many ski way beyond their ability, here more than many places we've visited. Too many times we saw rental skis in a pile on a steep slope with the person being escorted down the hill in a stretcher. Despite this, they have some really good terrain for the 400 feet they have to work with. Center Stage is fairly steep and challenging for advanced skiers. The Far Side is a long trail that will appeal to beginners and some intermediate skiers. Tuff Enuff and Special Effects are gradual slopes top and bottom with a steeper portion in the middle, and make a nice intermediate run. There is an excellent variety of slopes with varying grades. Everyone will find a slope with the grade that suits them.
The lodge is fairly large and roomy and prices are moderate. Pizza is well into the decent range. Although there is no bar, it appears to be a BYOB facility in the times we were there. Plan ahead, pack a cooler with food, etc.
Finally, we are frequently surprised at the huge amount of snow they have. They must have a tremendous snow making capacity, with loads of snow at times where other resorts in the area seem to be bare. Grooming is just ok, they'll frequently blast out lots of snow without fully smoothing it out.