Snow dump

by: hmelawyer - Oct 20, 2009

  • Overall Rating 3
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 3
  • Terrain Park 0
  • Nightlife 1

    Pros: Plenty of snow, no waits

    Cons: Poor trail marking, limited dining

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Feb 1, 2009

Full review

I have to start by saying that our experience is probably not typical of most visits to Malbun. When we were there the resort received more than 3 feet of snow in a 24 hour period. It was amazing in a number of ways (never seen it snow that much that quickly, plenty of untouched powder), but had its perils and drawbacks as well (visibility going down the slopes was very limited due to near whiteout conditions, snow dump obscured or buried many trail markers). The resort was small and we had trouble finding restaurants open if we didn't decide to eat in a very small window of time, but the advantage to the small size was little to no waits on the lifts.