Best small resort...

by: rleestump - Dec 22, 2009

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

    Pros: Ski in/out, day/night skiing, base and summit lodges, green power

    Cons: lack of vertical, lack of expert terrain, no glades, hour based ticketing

    Recommended For: Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Dec 1, 2009

Full review

Jiminy Peak may be the best of the small New England resorts with ski in/ski out lodging, night skiing, multiple base food options at John Harvard's, Christiansons and J.J.'s lodge plus a decent summit lodge. The terrain lacks vertical and degree of difficulty, and they have no legitimate glades but they put snow on most of the trails so you can still most of it at night. Safety patrols are everywhere, you'd think they volunteer just to get free skiing there are so many, and it's very family friendly. They even have non-skiing entertainment with their alpine coaster, fun for the youngsters.