best spot within a 5 hour radius

by: username - Jan 28, 2009

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 4
  • Nightlife 0

    Pros: no lines, excellent staff, great parking, no chicago GAPERS

    Cons: occasionally hosts HUGE corporate days

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2009

Full review

I make a 45 min drive at least 3 times per week to go to sundown. you can literally ski to and from your car. Even on MLK day the liftlines were <5 minutes. everyone is welcome; jeans or arc'teryx. it is not uncommon to see 2 or 3 people stop to help someone who has fallen get their stuff back. live music at least once per week and lots of evening weekday deals if you don't want a pass.

+1 for the whiny lady to stay on her side of the river or go to WI or MI. She can spend more money for worse skiing, but she'll sure have a nice hotel room. Go to sundown to ski; go out west if you want a vacation.