great snow area

by: jltoth - Mar 17, 2009

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 3
  • Terrain Park 2
  • Nightlife 2

    Pros: Consistent great snow. Nice variety of terrain for mixed level of skiers.

    Cons: The newer terrain is too mild and the lift there is very, very slow.

    Recommended For: Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Mar 1, 2009

Full review

Lost Trail is a hidden gem, known to locals for its great snow. The elevation and aspect combine to make this a great place for late season skiing. The ticket prices are ridiculously low. The lift system is a bit old and slow, but with sparse crowds there are rarely any lift lines. The snow is what makes this mountain. Since the mountain is closed Monday through Wednesday, some Thursdays are amazing powder days. The big drawback for Lost Trail is the brutally slow lift on the new expanded mountain. The terrain there is also too flat. The top section has some nice glade runs (both toward the north boundary and in the gulley seperating old and new hills) but then one is stuck skiing the flat long bottom section only to end up on the same snail-paced chair. Getting to and from the old hill to the expanded area is also awkward and slow. The lodge and cafeteria are nice, comfortable, and family friendly. I would definetely recommend a visit to Lost Trail if you're in the area.