by: mkt - 23rd February 2010

  • 4
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced/Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • Aprés Ski
  • 5Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
Awesome grooming, excellent verticle
t bars on the hard terrain, food prices

Full review

Visited on a Sunday, the hill was in "WOW" shape. The groomers did their job and the hill was in prime shape to be skied. Thanks to some warmer weather the courdoroy broke down quick and there was lots of loose snow to get some grip in. Only a couple of the very steep slopes showed any ice patches but that wasn't terrible by any means. Lots of variety to the terrain and the verticle here gives you great opportunities for exteneded runs that are hard to get at other hills. As a testament to the difficulty of some of the terrain NSP was doing Senior Patrol testing on the hill that weekend because the terrain there meets the demands of NSP and that should give a lot of us something to look forward to as well. Hopefully Indianhead will start considering getting rid of the T-Bars on some of the most difficult terrain they have. Its already a challenge to ski down some of those slopes, then T-Bar back up? You find out fast what kind of condition you're in with all the extra work. I admit it, I get to the bottom I'm ready to sit down for a couple of minutes on my way back to the top. Food prices are the other sore spot for this reviewer. Prices are really too high compared to other local competition, coming down a bit might actually pull more people to pay for food on the hill. Lodge facilites are in nice condition and lots of room, the bar and grill at the bottom of the hill also a super place to take a break so guest comfort is given a great deal of attention. Ski shop is better than average, I was able to find tuning items for my skis that other shops overlook, selection on clothing and supplies better than average, but like the food, still pricey. Overall I look forward to going back and pushing a little harder than before at a really fun hill, food prices push this from 5 to 4 stars.
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