- Overall Rating 5
- Family Friendly 5
- All-Mtn. Terrain 3
- Terrain Park 0
- Nightlife 4
Pros: Modern lifts, big, close, short lines, trail for everyone
Cons: Bump runs, lighting for night skiing, inaccurate trail ratings, glades
Recommended For: Family Friendly
Date Visited: Jan 1, 2011
When I visited Jiminy I took my first ever double black diamond Jerico and Upper Expidition. Honestly Jerico was easy, in fact it was easier than the single black diamond White Tail at night. Upper Expidition was harder because of the un-touched powder in some areas, icyness, narrowness, and lift towers. Upper lift line looked the hardest because in my four trips there I've never seen it groomed, so it was all powdery.
I have to dedicate a whole paragraph to the lifts because they are stellar! The line for the 6 pack will look long, but it's quicker than taking the summit triple. None of the lifts are old, or have chipping paint on them. The only problem is that the two Quads are in the wrong places. Both of them are not at the base and I"ve never seen a line for them. One should replace the Summit Triple and the other should be sold to get some money for a rops tow or carpet so that you don't have to walk 100ft from Grand Slam trail to the 6 pack on weekdays when no lifts are running in that area.
The night skiing is okay, other than it being impossibe to see icy patches on White Tail, which is the only "real" black diamond with lights so every one was on that trail and falling because of ice. Another trail with a problem is the Hot Wheels Glade which is flat and the trees are spaced so far apart it's east. For real tree skiing go on Grouse Run or John Hanckok. The trail ratings are all wrong with West Way supposed to be beginner and Slingshot should be a Low Intermediate.