by: Alan Franklin - 9th March 2014

  • 3
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 3All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 2Family Friendly
  • 5Nightlife
  • 1Terrain Park
  • Value
Not that crowded
Not many runs/Limited park

Full review

So just moving to Vegas I decided to try this place out. I knew it was small but I was excited to have a mountain close by because I've never been within an hour of a resort. When I got there I was early and there was plenty of parking. Unlike other resorts they really don't sell tickets until about five minutes before the resort opens. That also means that the restrooms or the snack bar isn't open either. No a big deal but it does suck if you happen to get there earlier than expected or you want to get something before you start your day. They did offer some discounts for military, but the ticket prices did seem a little steep for the size of the resort. The conditions were all right. They had pretty good coverage. Just know that if it isn't right after a snow storm it's going to be icy first thing in the morning. None of the trails were that long. Even going at a moderate speed I was usually down from top to bottom in under a minute. It doesn't seem that bad until you consider that you spend more time on the lift then you do on the trail because the lift system is slow. The other thing I noticed is that the park is really only for intermediate to advanced. This really isn't a place for anyone to try to learn anything. Speaking of not a place to learn anything besides the the small beginner part there really isn't anything for some trying to learn. I would recommend going to a southern California resort like Snow Summit or a southern Utah resort like Brian Head. The good thing about this resort is that it's so close to Vegas so if you consider the Strip the nightlife for this resort then it's second to none even though it's really expensive at some points. It's also not very crowded so you can do everything the resort has to offer and leave around noon or 1 and get some food or do something else in the city. All in all this isn't a horrible resort, it's just very small and doesn't have much for progression. It is a little on the expensive side, but can be fun, especially if you just want to go for half a day or escape vegas and do something many don't do while in Vegas.
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