Nice intermediate hill

by: dbalestri - Feb 24, 2010

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

    Pros: Fast lifts, good crew, nice runs

    Cons: No

    Recommended For: Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Feb 1, 2010


Full review

Spent 2 days in late February skiing Spirit. Weather was good - high 20s / low 30s with no wind. Not cold at all. Spirit has a nice variety of very scenic runs, especially on a clear day. The runs are curvy, nicely wooded and good length (for the Midwest). There hadn't been much snowfall lately, but every run was nicely groomed. This was a great place for 3 families to ski. This is a pro to some and a con to others: there are no legitimate black runs on the mountain. There are about 6 runs designated black, but even our 12- and 13- year old kids described them as "dark blue". The terrain park has some huge jumps and a nice half-pipe, and was barely being used. The runs are fast and they all had friendly lifties working them. There always operators at the busiest lifts making sure people took turns and filled the chairs - very efficiently done. Some lifts had no waiting at all and even the busiest ones went fast. One small warning for beginners: you basically can't start out on a green run from the rental / chalet. Overall, skiing at Spirit was a very good experience for our 5 adults and 9 kids.

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